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355 Silversea Luxury Cruise Reviews
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vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This is our second cruise on the Silver Shadow. My husband and I were on this same cruise 3 years ago and loved it. This year we came back with all the family (including grandparents.) What a difference do 3 years make! On our first ... Read more
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sahara1962
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise so I could get a balcony on a smaller ship that sails up the fjords of Norway. This was the best cruise experience I have ever had, and I have been on quite a few cruises. The standard room is so large! balcony, ... Read more
giffenk
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Loved the ship & the cruise. We had previously done an Antarctic cruise on the same ship and the Arctic cruise held a few surprises for us. But it was all great. The land excursions in the Arctic are VERY short. Sometimes as short ... Read more
maynas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Originally chose this cruise as it left from Istanbul and having worked with ships through the Turkish straits for nmany years had always wanted to go through myself. However with the security situation this year they moved the start to ... Read more
trotamundi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
My 10th cruise - First on Silverseas We like small ships - the size of Whisper was perfect for us and the itinerary was interesting. We traveled with 2 other couple and all of us stayed in suites. We did not take any of the shore tours ... Read more
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JulieMorr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
My husband & I completely enjoyed our Silver Sea experience, everything went smoothly from beginning to end, on our 10 day cruise on Silver Spirit from Athens to Athens. We cruised the Greek Islands as well as Kusadasi, Turkey just ... Read more
Bacopa
Member Since 2006
1 review
19 helpful votes
I booked this cruise over a year ago, specifically for the itinerary and size of the ship, allowing access to smaller fjords. It was more than I usually spend, however, from all reviews, it would be well worth the extra cost. I am a ... Read more
COLOMBIA2
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise through the Norwegian fjords. Silversea had the perfect trip and we booked it a year ago. The ship has very comfortable rooms and I cannot say enough as to how marvelous the food and ... Read more
amkatwinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
NOT worth the money!!!!! Not as advertised- food quality was far from excellent, Staff was rude and snobby, food was subpar, stays in port were far too short, watch out for the "diamond expert" selling jewelry at outrageous ... Read more
mmwilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
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tubabob
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
8 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We were interested in an Alaskan cruise that included a stop in Sitka, a place we had never visited before. We also wanted a small, luxurious ship. The Silver Shadow is a beautiful ship, but it is showing its age. It needs refurbishment ... Read more
susan.jasnoch@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from a Silversea Shadow cruise from Seward to Vancouver. Silversea is a luxury cruise line and I was so impressed with all aspects of the cruise. I loved the size of the ship. This particular ship holds only 392 ... Read more
natbre24
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Sailed on Silversea for the first time in June, 2016. LOVED everything about our experience. Embarkation was a bit disjointed for us. My husband had written the wrong cabin number on our luggage tags and so it was delivered to the ... Read more
saga4
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
This year was my 20th cruise with Silversea on board four of the present five ships and my 11th cruise on Silver Spirit,which is the largest of the fleet-Silver Muse next year is slightly larger and launched in April.Silver Spirit has a ... Read more
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Dan Roby
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for it's itinerary through Scotland, St Kilda, Orkneys, Shetlands though 24 hour daylight cruising in Norway was a fabulous bonus. For me the hikes, the bird life (they set you down right in middle of thousands of ... Read more
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JLA2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Do not even consider a Silversea cruise. It is a totally regrettable experience not to mention the added pain of the exorbitant cost. The representations in Silversea's literature and website couldn't be further from the reality. We ... Read more
Auwaiku
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Despite some "uneven" reviews, our travel agent assured us that Silversea would deliver the kind of luxury experience that we were looking for on this trip. She was right, the other reviewers were wrong. The ship - and ... Read more
rblank9990
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Having been a Crystal Serenity devotee for four years, we chose the Silversea Silver Cloud since the Serenity was sailing the NW passage. Didn't want to do that. Silver Cloud priced about the same as the Serenity, so figured the ... Read more
AWHW
Member Since 2015
13 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Departed Tokyo on 7 May, ticket clearly marked Tokyo, but I am sure I was not the only person who went to Yokohama overnight pre-cruise. The fault of too much confidence due to too many cruises, I even went to the Yokohama Terminal, but it ... Read more
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AWHW
Member Since 2015
13 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Departed Tokyo on 7 May, ticket clearly marked Tokyo, but I am sure I was not the only person who went to Yokohama overnight pre-cruise. The fault of too much confidence due to too many cruises, I even went to the Yokohama Terminal, but it ... Read more
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MPBIV
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I'll be honest, I guess I'm not sure where the negative reviews stem from; I had a great time on this ship. First, let me say I'm not an experienced cruiser, but I am a seasoned traveler. That being said, I tend to enjoy the finer things ... Read more
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bruce.gustin@rrps.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our cruise was the "Western Itinerary" (Voyage 8618). Let me start by praising the expedition team and their leader. We rated them a "10" in every respect. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. The variety ... Read more
SeaShape
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Itinerary and the reputation of SilverSea were our reasons for choosing this cruise. The itinerary was all we hoped for; the older ship and its management less so, based on flooded cabins. Embarkation in Hong Kong and debarkation in ... Read more
daveahl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This is a Silversea "Expeditions" cruise, so a smaller ship and not quite the same level of luxury as the bigger Silversea ships. But a fabulous cruise with two "ports" most days, one early morning for 3 hours or so, ... Read more
yardboy.rh@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I was nervous boarding as I had read a recent review that stated the ship was tired and in need of a overhaul. I disagree. The ship is an older one but had charm. Our cabin was well appointed and clean and there was nothing to want for. ... Read more
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