disappointing in almost every way: Silver Shadow Cruise Review by sunshineday1234
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disappointing in almost every way
Negative: The food is simply awful. At times, inedible. Every restaurant was just plain bad. The grill on the deck was edible, thank goodness, but not great. And get a load of the tortilla chips and salsa they serve before the meal: we were 8 at the table and there was a total of 22 chips (yes 22) on the platter for all of us to share. Breakfast buffet reminded me of a college cafeteria back in the 80's (newer college cafeterias beat out the ship's by far). Desserts were tasteless and awful. Heard of losing weight on a cruise? We all did. In addition, one member of our group got food poisoning (hamburger on the deck for lunch - avoid at all costs) and spent the night vomiting (ship doctor was rude and inept - after receiving a call that the patient might be having a heart attack, she showed up about 10 minutes later with a small doctor bag - no defibrillator, not even a blood pressure cuff - if this had been a heart attack, the man would have been dead. Good lesson to note: do not have a heart attack on this boat - you will surely not receive lifesaving care.)
The activities on board were pathetic. Shows were comedies (but were not meant to be funny). Ship director was a bit of a prig, even during his direction of daily trivia contest. Diamond advisor guy was as snooty and brusque as can be - his demeanor was totally off-putting and surely discouraged sales among my group.
All in all, I would stick with oceania. Steer clear of silver shadow. The staff really tries - the butlers, waiters, etc. But all the rest is mediocre to just plain bad.
Cruise elsewhere. Less
Cabin review: ME736 Medallion Suite
My sister was in cabin 736, which seemed to be under the pool. Her ceiling was covered in mold - black mold all over. Bathroom too. Entirely unsanitary. Perhaps this is due to the warm pool above? We do not know, but it was truly disgusting.We all had mediallion suites which were spacious and lovely. My sister's suite, however, was unhealthy and unfit for habitation. She plans to contact the cruise ownership.Read All Medallion Suite (ME) Reviews >>