Silver Spirit has a great flow. Venues aren't jammed together against a central atrium, as is the case on so many ships. The six dining venues, for example, are located on different parts of three separate decks.
Deck 8 is the retail hub with three shops, including an H. Stern outpost that sells jewelry and watches by Chopard, Dior and Roberto Coin, as well as Furla handbags. There is also a boutique equipped with Silversea logowear, perfumes, designer jewelry and clothing. Also on Deck 8 is the Connoisseur's Corner, with its overisized leather chaise lounge chairs, where smoking -- including cigars, pipes and electronic cigarettes -- is allowed and offers for purchase a selection of caviar, cigars, vintage wines, ports and cognacs.
The all-important Internet Library Cafe, on Deck 7, houses seven computers, but there's Wi-Fi access shipwide. Payment plans vary: 1,000 minutes for $250, 250 minutes for $85 and 100 minutes for $45. (The more minutes you buy as part of a package, the less each minute costs.) The pay-as-you-go option costs 50 cents a minute. The library has a fairly robust selection of books, magazines and newspapers, and it's a quiet place to catch up on crossword puzzles, distributed there daily.
Bridge, mah jongg and backgammon can be enjoyed in the card room, located on deck 9. The card room has three tables with seating for 12. Aside from an announcement in the daily ship program, there are no formal card room activities. If you sail with your own card player companions, there's a place to play. Otherwise, you're on your own to find bridge or card players.
Self-service laundry facilities are located on each floor. Soap is provided. Laundry and dry-cleaning services are available.
Another thing that Silver Spirit does exceptionally well is create what amounts to public rooms in outdoor spaces. Above La Terrazza, on Deck 8 and removed from any bar or pool, is a lovely, quiet spot with deck chairs. There's another respite, this one shaded, by the whirlpool outside of the fitness center on Deck 6. The piece de resistance is the deck beyond the Panorama Lounge, with its cushioned seats and, best of all, cocoon-like chairs -- think of a convertible with the top up or down, depending on your pleasure -- that are roomy enough to accommodate two.