We took a great all day excursion with Rob of the Cape Convoys Tours in Cape Town, plus the next morning he took me at no charge (my dear husband slept in) with others up to get the cable car up Table Mountain. We hadn't been able to go there because of the clouds, which covered Table Mountain for about 10 days. After we came down, the line to get up the mountain was 3 hours long.
Well enough about the pre-cruise experiences, we got on the Wind and were shown our suite along with our room attendant and butler (female). Believe it or not, our butler got seasick---thought that was cute, plus she was new and it showed with service issues. Things happen. Did that dampen our cruise--heck, no. Never had a bad cruise, just some better, than others.
I wish I cared about drinking more, but alas I told the butler to load the refrigerator with fruit juices. You can have anything within reason ie. Grey Goose, champagne, Scotch, wines, etc. all okay.
The food was good, but not as memorable as our last Silversea cruise on the Shadow. The size of the Wind is great with just under 300 passengers.
We lost one port due to high winds and waves, but since it was our last one before the disembarking port, that was okay. No one wants to tender in 12 ft seas, besides we had a great "dolphin safari" after we left the port area.
Would we go on another Silversea cruise---sure, but only if it is discounted and has a really interesting itinerary.
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