Overall, the Silver Whisper is a fine ship, well maintained and comfortable with large cabins, nice pool area, pleasant lounges with nicely appointed dinning arrangements. There is a obvious focus on sanitation as evidenced by continuous cleaning, hand gel dispensers and food control strategies to help eliminate hand-born contagion. The captain, officers, crew and hotel staff did a great job in keeping us entertained, happy and informed; personal recognition is a key element and well executed in the customer service standard.
We chose this cruise based on the extensive itinerary,which was grand what we didn't realize was this cruise was cast in seven segments meaning all things repeated including entertainment, menus, movies etc. It was ok for the first two months but began to wear on us and finally we resorted to room service trying to orchestrate simpler foods. On the same note, the menus had lavish titles but the food that arrived did not fit the billet. Another bone of contention were tours, some being great and others mediocre at best; basically, lack of consistency in both food services and over priced tours were our major complaints.
While this was our first World Cruise, our expectations for the most part were satisfied, we loved our fellow passengers, had fun with our cruise hosts and throughly enjoyed our cabin and dinning staff; how they remained engaged is a miracle at best. Finally, in retrospect was it worth it, yes for the bucket-list!