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mmwilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First time crusier, wonderful experience! We had a group of 6 from 11-78, accommodated all our needs. Staff couldn't have been nicer! Was a little concerned about the younger passengers in our group but we spent so much time off the ship ... Read more
AndreaG
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with Silverseas and unfortunately it was not what I expected ! The ship was very " tired " and tatty in places, it is in my opinion ready for either a complete refurbishment or ready for retirement from ... Read more
williamlynda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise so we wanted to do it right. We picked Silversea because of friends' recommendations and extensive review of our options for a Mediterranean cruise. On balance our choice was perfect. The ship was immaculate, the ... Read more
Traveler5
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The cabin was lovely with a "large" bathroom with two sinks, a tub and a shower. The beds were extremely comfortable. Butler service brought us drinks each night. The food was very good - ... Read more
georgew444
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
What a disappointment. Sure, the ship was nice and there were plenty of people smiling at you offering drinks endlessly, but from the moment you got on the ship, it was a sales pitch, when it should have been more about sails. Take ... Read more

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scoobycat318
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we had heard horror stories of crowded ships, mediocre food, congested boarding, tiny staterooms, lack of storage, etc. Therefore imagine our surprise when we stepped on to the Silver Shadow for the first time ... Read more
myc6toy
Member Since 2013
1 review
103 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Monday Embarkation very smooth, there at 12:30, got all the paperwork completed had lunch on the pool deck ( sea bass & tuna melt) All of our dinner reservation were as per requests made on web site which was great ! Toured around ... Read more
barrya
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've visited many Caribbean islands over the years, love the region for it vibrancy and warmth - the people sort as well as that of climate. But we'd never made it to Barbados. We had taken a three day cruise on Carnival - and decided ... Read more
How's the Serenity
Member Since 2012
1 review
418 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our very first cruise, we could not have chosen anything better. The cruise was perfect in every way. The staff were all amazing, our every wish was catered for without fanfare. Our suite on deck 6 was spacious and comfortable. ... Read more
lyndenfa
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
703 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
The New York sail away was wonderful with sunny skies and warm temperatures. From one side we could watch the passing of the Statue of Liberty and from the other the new dome for the World Trade Center.Suite very comfortable and ... Read more

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BFelix
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2012
We travelled as one of 4 couples - of the eight of us, we were the only Silversea/cruising novices. Turns out many of the passengers were returning guests, and/or planned to book again on the Silver Explorer for future expeditions. We ... Read more
johnnyreno
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
We have been putting off a cruise for years even though most of our friends do it and love it. Neither I or my wife are interested in being trapped at sea with 3,000 strangers and their children so when I found this particular itinerary ... Read more
Colin Fenwick
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
Having looked at some of the reviews for Silver Cloud I was worried - talk of it needing complete refurbishment and not having a good range of wine and drinks to choose from and even some real criticism about the food. We therefore ... Read more
Vespagal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2011
I have written a review for this cruise on a previous occasion and it does not seem to show up. We meet at the hotel in Oslo for a flight north, there was complete chaos at the hotel with people pushing and shoving to get on the buses, not ... Read more
Ashley de Safrin
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2011
We were first time cruisers and aiming to celebrate my 60th Birthday and being together with my Partner for 25 years. We chose a Black Sea Cruise as we were looking to visit some new destinations. We wanted to do this in some style. We ... Read more

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Evertonian64
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Getting There: We had the free air from Manchester but as we had a 4 hour wait at Chicago, waiting in immigration, we missed the connecting flight. Despite appealing to both the airport personnel and American Air Express ... Read more
poppydopolous
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
Excitement and trepidation ran through our veins before setting off to Barbados. Never having been to the Caribbean, or on a cruise before, this was a holiday of firsts. We arrived at the embarkation point very tired and distinctly hot ... Read more
markindayton
Member Since 2002
1 review
279 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
First time Silversea cruisers here, who were attracted by the itinerary, which included the Marquesas islands, and the opportunity to try a cruise line in the "luxury market". Generally we cruise with Princess, Celebrity or Royal ... Read more
Chickens
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As this was our first experience of cruising we have nothing to compare it with. We could only go by the descriptions given be Silversea and some reviews we had read. It was promised to be a 5 if not 6 star cruise, we are well travelled ... Read more
nolagolfer
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had signed up for our first cruise ever, Ft Lauderdale to Barbados, on the Silver Shadow months before sailing and had no idea what to expect. In an effort to learn as much as possible we did a lot of reading and surfing the net where ... Read more

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