Silversea is one a of small group of operators that have eschewed the race for ever bigger ships in favour of maintaining a more intimate and personal atmosphere on board. Its fleet comprises 10 vessels, ranging from the small to the very small, but all maintain very high standards of service and luxury. Silver Origin is the baby of the fleet, accomodating just 100 guests, whilst the newly launched Silver Moon, Silver Dawn and Silver Origin provider high end luxury accomodation for just over 400 guests.
People who choose a Silversea cruise do so because they want the kind of personalised service that goes with sailing on a small luxury ship rather than being one guest amongst thousands on a bigger vessel. That kind of premium service unsurprisingly comes with a premium price tag.
As such, Silversea is one of a select group of smaller ultra-luxury lines which is aimed exclusively at the adult market. Whilst children over 12 months old are theoretically allowed on board, this is very much the exception rather than the norm and there is little provided by way of children's facilities or entertainment.
Some things about Silversea are very modern, such as its innovative itineraries and use of smaller more nimble ships, but this does not mean that tradition has been sacrificed and experienced cruisers appreciate the fact that the line works hard to maintain standards of etiquette and professionalism.
Silversea isn't a line that demands formality for the sake of it, but it tends to be the case that the ultra-luxury lines attract a clientele that enjoy the finer things in life, and normally this extends to maintaining a reasonable degree of formality both in terms of attire and demeanour.