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Silver Explorer Cruise Review by ajgeb: Magical Journey to Antarctica

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Member Since 2014
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Magical Journey to Antarctica

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: South America
Embarkation: Ushuaia

This was my third cruise on a Silversea ship, and the second on the Explorer. The itinerary was fabulous, and the expedition staff was utterly superb; many of them were PhDs. There were frequent lectures, and many of the lecturers were at a college or university level. The Explorer is a smaller ship, and the amenities are certainly not at the level one would expect on a larger ship. That having been said, the cabins were completely adequate, and a couple of issues with my cabin were resolved quickly. The dining room was a highlight, from the superb staff captained by dining room manager Anna (a superstar in every respect) to excellent food and a delightful staff. The only complaint was that dining in the evening sometimes ran a little long because people loved to talk! Most impressive was the attention the expedition staff paid to getting passengers on and off the ship, which in almost every case was via zodiac. The zodiac operation was smooth, highly professional, and the expedition More staff and ship staff who worked with the zodiacs could not have been more professional. Land tours were fantastic, and expedition staff made exceptional efforts seeing that everyone got around to see as much as possible. It was obvious that the staff enjoyed their jobs and were enthusiastic about doing them well. Antarctica is a challenging trip under the best of circumstances, but Silversea is to be commended for making this a particularly outstanding trip. Visiting one of the most remote parts of the world in luxury is a real treat! Less

Published 02/08/14

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Cabin review: Silver Explorer

The cabin was one of the larger cabins, with a bedroom (comfortable bed), living room, huge walk-in wardrobe, and bathroom with bath and separate shower. The only complain is that both televisions were fairly small and there was no hi-def movie options or availability.

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