We embarked in Barcelona at around 2pm and were in our stateroom with 15 minutes of getting on the ship. Wonderful freindly reception from quayside to cabin.
The stateroom was midship veranda and beautifully laid out with ample storage (more than we have had on any other cruise line). Really neat ideas like the mirrors which 'secretly' housed the tvs in the bedroom and sitting area. Full size seperate shower etc etc, but I have to say that the wash basin tap was a strange choice for installation. Impossible to turn on (even when you really concentrated) without turning it the wrong way or spraying yourself and the mirror. You have to try it understand what I am saying.
We were waitlisted for a Silver Suite and were moved to one after three days and sadly I have to say that although there was much more space the mod cons of the veranda suite were much better than the Silver Suite which had a very strange combination of storage and ordinary free standing tvs and DVD player.
The ship was hoovered within an inch of it's life all the time we were on it. Immaculate!!
Crew were friendly and helpful throughout the ship and Officers were always on show. Fernado, the Cruise Director was just brilliant, absolutely perfect for the job!
The food was wonderful in all the restaurants we ate in although Stars was not as good as the rest but had great entertainment to watch as you dined.
We did no excursions this time but got off at each port and explored on our own which was very relaxing.
We had 6 ports of call and not another ship was in dock on the same day as ours other than on embarkation in Barcelona which made a really refreshing change from the normal 4000 to 5000+ people hitting the same destination each time you dock.
We expected this cruise to be good but it turned out to be way above our expectations! We are now Silversea convertees and are looking to book another cruise with them around the Caribbean late winter/early spring.