Silversea Cruises is a small-ship luxury cruise line that offers classic luxury and high-end expedition-style itineraries. The line’s fleet of 11 ships (at the end of 2023) is divided into classic chips and expedition ships. The line also has a vessel specially designed for 100 passengers and dedicated to year-round sailing in the Galapagos Islands. All ships are suite-only with butler service.
The line is known for its premium service and all-inclusive fares that include door-to-door transfers, round-trip international flights, pre- and/or post-cruise nights, select shore excursions, beverages ( mini-bar included), meals (no specialty), tips for the crew and Wi-Fi.
Silversea Cruises sails around the world and to all seven continents. Itineraries visit ports in Africa and the Indian Ocean, Alaska, the US West Coast, Antarctica, the Arctic and Greenland, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and New England, the Caribbean and Central America, the Galapagos, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the British Isles, South America, and the South Pacific.
Silversea Travel Agency Portal
The Silversea Travel Agent Portal provides a comprehensive suite of tools and resources to help travel agents learn about and sell Silversea cruises.
Some of the tasks travel advisors can perform on the Silversea Travel Agent website include:
- Make, view and manage reservations
- Submit special requests
- Book restaurants, excursions and spa services on behalf of clients up to two days before departure
- Download booking/cruise documents
- Download marketing materials
- Order brochures
- Access the Silversea Academy training program
- See the latest offers, incentives and familiarization trip listings
Silversea Travel Agent Training Program
Travel advisors can learn more about Silversea Cruises, its classic and expedition ships, ports of call, and get tips on how to win customers and close sales through Silversea Academy.
Silversea Academy graduates receive five CLIA elective credits when they complete all modules, and can qualify for special incentives and win prizes. The more courses travel advisors take, the more likely they are to qualify for sweepstakes, a spot on familiarization trips, and invitations to events and roadshows.
Silversea Travel Agent Rates and Fams
Silversea Travel Agent discounts are available on most sailings, but very much based on the occupancy levels of each voyage.
The cruise line also offers familiarization trips with travel advisors each year. There is no fixed number of trips per year and invitations are made through the regional sales managers.
Silversea Travel Agent Sales Representatives
In the Americas, Silversea has 15 regional sales managers covering the US territories, Canada and Latin America. These commercial directors are supported by an internal commercial support team. Advisors can find out who their Sales Manager is on the Silversea Travel Agent Portal.
Marketing Support for Silversea Travel Agents
Travel advisors have access to Marketing Central through the Silversea Travel Agent website. Here advisors can upload brochures, customize flyers and digital banners, and upload photos, videos and logos.
Additionally, travel advisors who contact their sales rep to arrange a cruise night are offered a cruise night certificate with cruise savings to pass on to their clients.
Percentage of bookings from the travel agency community
According to Silversea, travel advisors are the largest segment of its bookings.