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Cruise Fare, Fees, Credits & Payments

Cruise-Only Fare

Your cruise-only fare covers most shipboard services including: suite accommodation, all onboard meals and entertainment, all gratuities aboard ship (except spa) and complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select wines, champagnes and spirits). On a limited number of select sailings, a special Silversea Experience shore event is also included. All fares are quoted in U.S. dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy.

Not included in your cruise-only fare are: airfare, optional hotel accommodation, transfers and luggage handling, fuel surcharges, optional shore excursions, meals ashore, meals in Le Champagne and Seishin Restaurant, accommodation while ashore, security surcharges, casino gaming, laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques, childcare services aboard ship or any item or service of a personal nature such as massages, spa treatments, private fitness instruction, hair styling and manicures. Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.

Under normal conditions the cruise-only fare is guaranteed at the time of booking. However, the fare that you pay is determined far in advance of initial departure on the basis of then-existing projections of fuel and other costs. In the event of any significant change in such costs beyond Silversea’s control, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations affecting Silversea’s costs, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, Silversea reserves the right to surcharge guests to cover such unexpected costs. Silversea has the right to refuse to transport guests unless the additional surcharge is paid in advance of initial departure.

Single and Third Guests

(Not applicable on Silver Explorer)
A limited number of suites are available for purchase on a single- or third-guest occupancy basis. The supplement for single occupancy in a Vista, Terrace, Veranda or Midship Veranda Suite ranges from 10% – 100% above the double occupancy fare, depending upon the sailing and suite selected. Single supplement for a Silver or Medallion Suite, Grand, Royal or Owner’s Suites are 100% above the double occupancy fare. Suites for single and third guests are capacity controlled. Fares and supplements are subject to change without notice based on availability.

Taxes & Government/Quasi-Government Fees and Fuel Supplements

Taxes and Government/Quasi-Government Fees are included in the cruise fare. These charges include taxes and fees imposed on Silversea by governmental or quasi-governmental agencies and include, but are not limited to, such items as arrival or departure taxes and per person port usage or impact fees. Savings and incentive programmes do not apply to Taxes and Government/Quasi-Government Fees or to the portion of the guest's cruise fare, which is non-commissionable pursuant to the Silversea’s travel professional commission policy.

Please note that guests joining or leaving the cruise in any port other than the scheduled embarkation and/or disembarkation port may be subject to additional governmental taxes, fees or fines.

Silversea reserves the right to pass through to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and government fees/quasi-government fees that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and Government fees/quasi-government fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees. 

Silversea reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement in the event that the price of Brent* crude oil is greater than $80.00 per barrel at any time prior to sailing, up to and including the day of embarkation.

*Brent crude oil prices published on www.Bloomberg.com
Silversea may collect any taxes, government fees/quasi-government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full.  Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.

Cruise Credits

Silversea Cruise Credits have no cash value, are non-transferable, and may only be used in conjunction with the purchase of a Silversea cruise prior to the expiration date. These credits are valid toward the published cruise-only brochure fares and are applied to bookings after any air credit, if applicable, and all other savings programmes. Certain restrictions may apply.

Payment Schedule

To reserve your Silversea cruise, a 25% deposit of the total cruise fare is required within seven days of booking or sooner, depending on voyage and time of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received by Silversea. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 120 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Payments may be made by cheque (USD funds), or by VISA®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover Card®.