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Silver Moon Review

5.0 / 5.0
28 reviews
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Editor Rating
Colleen McDaniel

Best for: Older couples and families who want beautiful, yet comfortable ship that gets them to out-of-the way destinations

Not for: Families with small children or those looking for bold luxury on action-packed ships

Bottom Line: Silver Moon offers a refined experience that delivers on destinations and cuisine onboard and ashore

If you like great food and being well cared for, Silver Moon is your ship. A sophisticated vessel that offers understated elegance at every turn, it provides decked-out suites and excellent, intuitive service.

The ship is the first in the Silversea fleet to be fully integrated with the cruise line's S.A.L.T. concept, designed to bring culture and connection to passengers through food. It's a simple concept, yet it touches all parts of the experience both onboard and ashore, with seamless integration. It's there as an option for guests, but it's not so in-your-face that you must take part in it. For those foodies, though, looking for deep exploration, it's a unique choice that is sure to satisfy.

Even if you don't participate in the S.A.L.T. programming, you're going to be happy with the food, which balances perfectly between traditional and contemporary. It's also a social experience, where you can enjoy meals with new friends in an intimate environment or find a quiet corner for two. Our only minor grievance is that we'd love another casual option at night, as many of the venues can veer into several-hour affairs.

Silver Moon's suites offer serene comfort, and every cabin comes with a butler who will cater to you every whim. It's a nice touch and just another example of the warm, genuine service you'll find onboard. Suites are fairly large, even at the entry level, and most of them offer balconies -- and those that have verandas offer lots of outdoor space, making it enticing to spend time outside.

A true luxury experience, Silver Moon has an international feel, in part because it appeals to passengers from all over the world, with a heavy dose of Americans, Brits and Europeans. Fellow passengers generally are well off, well-traveled and are accustomed to -- and expectant of -- excellent service.

Decor onboard is understated, never veering into flashy. This isn't a ship loaded with crystal chandeliers or miles of marble, but it feels opulent yet relaxed at the same time.

Public spaces are comfortable and enjoyable, and the pool area offers one of the biggest pools you'll find on a ship of this size. Overall, Silver Moon offers a joyful experience, one in which guests can expect to be delivered to ports, both large and small, in the ultimate comfort.


Passengers: 596
Crew: 411
Passenger to Crew: 1.45:1
Launched: 2021
Shore Excursions: 1653


Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals at most restaurants onboard

  • All beverages

  • Most shore excursions (starting in spring 2022)

  • Lectures

  • SALT Lab cooking activities

  • All shows and entertainment options

  • Most daily activities, unless otherwise noted

  • Use of the fitness center

  • Shuttle transfers into town centers

  • Butler service

  • Gratuities

  • Limited Wi-Fi

  • Wetbar and minibar setup

  • Caviar

  • Self-service laundry

  • Executive private transfer service (starting in spring 2022)

  • International roundtrip flights, with business class upgrades, in selected destinations

  • In-country flights (when required by the itinerary)

  • Pre- and post-cruise hotel nights, based on flights

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Unlimited premium Wi-Fi (depending on suite category)

  • Dinner at Kaiseki and La Dame

  • Spa treatments

  • Personal training sessions

  • Access to the ship's thermal suite

  • SALT and premium shore excursions

  • Laundry and pressing services (depending on suite category)

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Where does Silver Moon sail from?

Silver Moon departs from Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Barcelona, Mumbai, Piraeus, Piraeus, Laviron, Rome, Civitavecchia, Lisbon, Barbados, Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Muscat, Aqaba, Dubai, Doha, Los Angeles, Cartagena, Vancouver, and Seward

Where does Silver Moon sail to?

Silver Moon cruises to Singapore, Koh Samui, Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Da Nang, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Seoul (Incheon), Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Osaka, Tokyo (Yokohama), Kobe, Hiroshima, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), Palamos, Sete, Marseille, Monaco (Monte Carlo), Genoa, Florence (Livorno), Sardinia, Rome (Civitavecchia), Mumbai (Bombay), Muscat, Safaga, Aqaba (Petra), Athens (Piraeus), Santorini, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete (Heraklion), Jerusalem (Ashdod), Alexandria, Haifa (Tel Aviv), Antalya, Mormugao (Goa), Mangalore, Kochi (Cochin), Colombo, Yangon (Rangoon), Phuket, Langkawi, Costa Maya, Nafplion, Bodrum, Olbia, Elba, Port Mahon, Alicante, Valencia, Saint-Tropez, Cartagena (Spain), Malaga, Tangier, Seville, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), La Palma, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Barbados, Scarborough, St. Lucia, Bequia, Curacao, Aruba, Cartagena (Colombia), Colon (Cristobal), Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel, San Juan, St. Barts, Antigua, St. Kitts (Port Zante), St. Thomas, Iles des Saintes, Grenada, Bonaire, Martinique, St. Maarten, Grand Turk, Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Puerto Quetzal (Antigua), Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Tunis (La Goulette), Malta (Valletta), Palermo (Sicily), Sharm-el-Sheikh, Naples, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Trieste, Koper, Ravenna (Bologna), Split, Kotor, Bari, Corfu, Cardiff, Patmos, Katakolon (Olympia), Hvar, Rovinj, Sarande, Taormina (Messina), Sorrento, Portoferraio, Ponta Delgada, Madeira (Funchal), Tenerife, Salalah, Khasab, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sir Bani Yas Island, Hilo, Maui, Kauai, Honolulu, Vancouver, Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Kingston, Jamaica , Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, and Seward

How much does it cost to go on Silver Moon?

Cruises on Silver Moon start from $2,700 per person.
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Outstanding ship and service, but mediocre food left us missing home.

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