By Erica Silverstein
Cruise Critic Senior Editor
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

All Silver Whisper cabins are considered suites, with sitting and sleeping areas divided by at least a curtain, if not a wall. All feature ocean views, and only the Deck 4 suites (and two on Deck 7) do not feature balconies. Decor is soothingly neutral with earth tones accented by dark red highlights. Even the smallest suites feel spacious, and you can't really go wrong with any category of suite.

Six pairs of standard suites connect; the Royal, Grand and Owner's Suites also connect to the adjoining standard suite. Two suites on Deck 5 are wheelchair-accessible, and many suites can accommodate a third passenger in a pullout sofa.

In every cabin, passengers will find twin beds that convert to one queen, a vanity table with a mirror, a writing desk and a love seat (or larger) with at least one armchair and table. Pratesi bed linens and down duvets offer a luxury sleeping arrangement. Each suite has a walk-in closet with drawers and hanging space, bathrobes and slippers and amenities like a shoe buff, umbrella and hair dryer. On the tech side, there's a phone, flat-screen TV with several channels (including ship-specific ones like a bridge cam) and complimentary on-demand movies that will remember where you left off if you need to finish watching on another day. (However, there are no interactive components such as ordering room service or checking your bill.)

Mini-bars are stocked with beer, water and soda, according to your preferences. Passengers can also request bottles of wine and liquor for an in-cabin setup, whatever they desire from the complimentary onboard offerings. Welcome Champagne is available on request and fresh fruit is also provided.

All suites feature marble bathrooms with toilet, double vanities, full-sized bathtub with shower sprayer and a separate stall shower. Standard suites receive Bulgari green tea toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion and bar soap), as well as liquid hand soap; higher-end suites are set with Bulgari white tea. All passengers have a choice of toiletry brands: the aforementioned Bulgari, Seba Med hypoallergenic or Sicilian brand Ortigia. Six glass shelves by the mirror, as well as a shelf below the vanity provide plenty of bathroom storage.

Another perk for all passengers onboard is butler service. Your butler can serve you meals and snacks in your suite, bring you your choice of pillow from the extensive pillow menu, pack and re-pack your bags, shine your shoes and help with reservations.

Vista Suite: At 287 square feet, the smallest accommodations onboard offer side-by-side sleeping and sitting areas and a large picture window but not balcony. Sitting areas feature a love seat and a chair.

Terrace Suite: Terrace Suites, found only on the starboard side of Deck 5, are identical to Vista Suites, except that instead of a picture window, they have a sliding glass door that leads out to a teak veranda that is shared among the nine Terrace Suites. Because this veranda is officially an emergency escape route, the shared balcony is not furnished with deck chairs.

Veranda Suite: These suites measure 345 square feet and feature a 60-square-foot veranda, furnished with two upright chairs and a drinks table. The sitting area is slightly larger than you'd find in the lower-category suites. Some Veranda Suites can accommodate a third passenger in a pullout sofa.

Medallion Suite: The two Medallion Suites on Deck 7 midship measure 521 square feet with 81-square-foot balconies. These are the first true suites with a bedroom separated by curtained glass walls from a living room. A side table expands into a full dining table for in-suite meals. The bathroom is split, so the bath, shower and double vanity are in one room that opens onto to a half-bath (toilet and sink), so when entertaining, you can hide the bathing area. The walk-in closet is located between the bedroom and the bathroom. Veranda furnishings add on a circular lounge chair in addition to the table and chairs.

Additional amenities for this suite level and above include special welcome chocolates, afternoon canapes on request, unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary laundry and pressing.

Silver Suite: Sleeping three, the Silver Suites are truly spacious at 653 to 701 square feet and are located midship rather than forward, so they are quieter and feel less movement and are among the most popular suites onboard. A hallway with several shelf-and-cabinet units lead to a desk, then opens onto a large living and dining area with a one-person pullout love seat, end tables and armchairs, a round dining table for four and a long buffet area with an illy espresso machine and fruit tray. As with the Medallion Suite, the bedroom is set off by curtained glass walls, with a vanity, corner cabinet and second TV as well. There is no bedside table, but shelf space above the bed. (We requested a bedside table from our butler, and he brought us a drinks table from the pool deck, which worked out quite well.) A large walk-in closet separates the bedroom from the split bathroom. Extra-wide balconies measure 110 to 123 square feet, double the size of standard verandas and furnishings upgrade to wide, wicker chairs and a round, two-person dining table.

Royal Suite: Two Royal Suites, measuring 967 or 1,007 square feet, are found on Decks 6 and 7 all the way forward, on the port side. These come with a 110- to 116-square-foot veranda. The suites sleep three, but can also be combined with adjoining veranda cabins to make one two-bedroom suite that sleeps five and measures 1,312 to 1,352 square feet with a 170- to 176-square-foot balcony. This level of suite and above has the bedroom separated from the living area by solid walls; here, the bedroom is under the angled front of the ship with long windows looking out to sea. The living and dining area also features a small bar with bar seating. There's a master bathroom off the bedroom with a full-sized whirlpool tub, plus a second powder room by the suite entrance.

Additional amenities for this suite category and above are dinner for two in La Dame once per cruise, and two hours of worldwide phone use in your suite.

Grand Suite: The four Grand Suites on Decks 6, 7 and 8 are nearly identical in layout to the Royal Suites, and given that the six forward suites are not standard sizes, it's unclear to us after touring one of each why Silversea splits them into different categories. Alone, Grand Suites range from 941 to 1,090 square feet, with verandas measuring 103 to 116 square feet, and sleep three. When combined with the adjoining Veranda Suite to form a two-bedroom unit, they are 1,286 to 1,435 square feet, with balconies of 163 to 176 square feet.

Owner's Suite: The top accommodations actually have slightly less interior space (919 square feet) than the Royal and Grand Suites, but are located in the more stable and convenient middle of the ship and offer the biggest private veranda (220 square feet). They can be combined with an adjoining Vista Suite for a two-bedroom arrangement that measures 1,264 square feet. The Owner's Suites feature all the same amenities as the top-tier suites -- true separate bedrooms, sitting areas with pullout couches and dining space with a bar, and master and powder bathrooms. However, because the suites are not at the curved bow of the ship, they are more rectangular in layout and don't have pesky slanted forward walls.

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