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Silver Spirit Cruise Review by CruisinPashmina: Super Silver Spirit

1 Review
Member Since 2010
334 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Super Silver Spirit

Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice

We are longtime fans of Silversea. We have a bit more than 500 days of sailing with the company, with 5 trips more now booked. This recent cruise included Messina in Sicily and Bonafacio in Corsica...both were very intriguing and our first time visits.

We love the itineraries, the incredible service and the friendly, very interesting, well traveled fellow passengers. We like the rather formal dress code and hope they resist the current trend towards casual dressing. We appreciate the all inclusive policy. This takes a lot of pressure off in terms of tipping anxieties, and it makes meeting new friends very uncomplicated.

The Spirit, is the largest in the Silversea fleet, and building it was a departure for the line. Most of the "Old Timers" prefer the smaller sisters, the Shadow and the Whisper, or the Cloud and the Wind. We really weren't crazy at first about the 500 passenger Spirit, but with each sailing, we have come to appreciate her more. The cabins are big and More lovely..including the least expensive ones. All the bathrooms are fabulous. Best of all are the furnished open decks. Dining, reading, or just relaxing on the stern verandas is so peaceful...maybe even addictive.

Of all the accolades we could give the Silversea ships it is the service on ALL the ships which is always outstanding, and is what makes the line so very special. If you are lucky enough to be able to sail on a Silver Spirit cruise, you are lucky enough! Less

Published 09/09/12

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Cabin review: Silver Spirit

Port and Shore Excursions


Fascinating excavation! We had a super guide who gave us, only nine of us, a wonderful, informative tour.

Burano Island

Wish we'd had more time in this colorful, charming place. Much more fun to visit than Murano.

Murano Island

This tour included an interesting demonstration in the making of a vase and an art piece. Mostly we were lead into hard sell, but kind of a bore.

Venice Walking Tour

We took a half day tour which included two hours in a classic Venetian water taxi, and a two hour walk thru this dream of a city. Walking is the way to see the life of the city, especially if you are lead into quiet neighborhoods, and if you have an excellent guide.

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