In a global world of continually merging, multi-national conglomerates, Silversea Cruises is owned and operated by one family - the Lefebvres of Rome. That means genuine pride in ownership and a true Italian passion for embracing the best of life. And that also means a deep commitment to maintaining the high standards of cruise excellence that have been the cornerstone of Silversea from the very beginning.
Silversea is recognized as the defining luxury cruise experience. In the early 1990s, the Lefebvre family conceived and organized this unique, luxury cruise line, pledging to build and operate the highest quality ships in the ultra-luxury segment and to offer a product unlike any other. Silversea launched its first ship in 1994, thus creating a new niche for the ultra-luxury travel market with a class of smaller, purpose-built vessels that could slip into more exotic ports off the beaten path.