Silversea South America Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Silversea x
South America x

Silversea Cruises

66% Loved It

Cruise Critic Overview

  • All-suite, all-inclusive cruise line
  • Adventure ship goes beyond traditional luxury
  • Itineraries blend exotic ports and mainstream locales
  • Read full overview >>
45 Silversea South America Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
17
Very Good
6
Average
8
Poor
8
Terrible
5
See reviews for
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Cruises
26
Expedition Cruises
Expedition Cruises
15
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
2
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
1
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
egodowsky
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Since many friends have taken these cruises other places, we decided to trust their opinion. We were not disappointed. Everything was extremely well organized. There were quite a few naturalists who were very specialized especially ... Read more
gburdett
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were looking for a cruise around the Galapagos Islands, and one crucial factor was that I have celiac disease and therefore must have a true gluten free diet. That was handled perfectly by all staff, especially Carlo (head chef) and ... Read more
Lorettaph
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Simply delightful. Traveled solo. With work, it's easier for us to get away individually. As a solo traveler, I never felt "solo". This cruise has gentlemen hosts that make u feel welcome and genuinely interested in u having a ... Read more
NanciEA
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
153 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We really enjoyed our recent cruise on the Silver Galapagos. We were on the North/Central itinerary. Just for background, we are around 60, and while we have done larger, luxury cruises in the past, we now find we enjoy expedition style ... Read more
Jacqueline
Member Since 2000
1 review
2,708 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Despite the fact that I have been cruising since 2000, I don't write reviews. But I felt it was important for me to do so here, as this ship has such a low overall rating which is undeserved. The ship- we originally booked, an ocean ... Read more
Compare Prices on Silversea South America Cruises
Wendell Rodricks
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We sailed from Barbados to Barbados on the Silver Spirit from 20th November to 8th December 2016 to the Amazon. Silversea is our favourite cruise line and we are loyal Venetian members. However standards have fallen considerably despite ... Read more
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
photodadmjh
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We just got back from the Galapagos with Silversea and had an amazing time. It exceeded our expectations which were very high. I read many of the reviews on CC before the trip who were not happy with the service on the ship, our ... Read more
annefrank
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The last few holidays, we have traveled Cunard and loved it. Wanting to embark from the U.S., we decided to give Silversea a try. The marketing suggested upscale and the price certainly reflected upscale. From the outside things looked ... Read more
wwwoman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
We just came back from the Galapagos Islands on Silver Galapagos and had a great time! The ship was perfect for this expedition though some suites did experience AC problems. The staff was very attentive. We were travelling with ... Read more
Compare Prices on Silversea South America Cruises
craigchi
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
I have been on more than 20 cruises, about half just my wife and the rest with my children (all under 16 now.) All in all, I have been very satisfied with the crusies we have taken. After reading reviews about the Silver Galapogos, I went ... Read more
craigch
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My family and I have been on many cruises and had reasonable expectations for the Silver Galapagos given the many negative reviews. The air conditioning on the ship did not work well most nights. We were informed by the staff that this ... Read more
blackgrouse
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
We took Silversea’s 16-day Silver Shadow cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, January 25, 2015. With the exceptions listed below, it was a very enjoyable trip to a little travelled, rural part of the world. Having taken an ... Read more
KNPepper
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
I had not intended to lodge a critique on our cruise if the Silver Sea cruise line had acted honourably and answered some of the queries raised by our travel agent in Australia. On our return from the cruise on the Silver Shadow from ... Read more
nov girl
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Some of my thoughts on the Silver Galapagos: The ship was nice, certainly not off the charts 4+/5 star and I couldn't tell that the cabins were redone in last three months- especially the bathrooms. The service was thoughtful and there ... Read more
Compare Prices on Silversea South America Cruises
fudge
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
304 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Day 1 By way of an introduction, we are a middle aged couple (I call 64 middle aged) originally from the UK however, we relocated to a lovely Mediterranean island called Cyprus ten years ago. This is our 6th Silversea cruise we have not ... Read more
Helpful? Thank fudge
LBJ501
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from Voyage 8440 and although the Expedition Staff on and off the Silver Galapagos were 10 out of 10, we amongst many of the guests were appalled with the quality of the food and service. The breakfast buffet was of a ... Read more
flydc
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
35 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Was worried when I saw that only half (or so) of cruisers liked Silver Galapagos. Then after sailing I realized that's because this ship is not for everyone. Those who have sailed with Silversea need to recognize this is not a typical ... Read more
Helpful? Thank flydc
webwiz69
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Maybe we had been expecting too much, but Silverseas whilst perfectly OK does not seem much different to the other lines we have used, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O and Princess, in order to justify the higher price. The two main differences ... Read more
Mocamps
Member Since 2011
1 review
209 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first expedition cruise and our first cruise with Silverseas. We have previously cruised with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Star Clippers. Our favourite (before this one) was the one with Star Clippers. Now it's a ... Read more
Compare Prices on Silversea South America Cruises
llam
Member Since 2008
1 review
344 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband enjoyed our amazing vacation on the expedition ship, Silver Galapagos. This was not a relaxing luxury vacation and we knew this when we planned our adventure. Adventure is the key experience we were seeking and an adventure was ... Read more
Helpful? Thank llam
SMCruiseControl
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
59 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Visiting the Galapagos was at the top of my bucket list, and this cruise was a dream come true. We got a chance to see all the wildlife we'd hoped for, plus more. The onboard naturalists did an excellent job of letting us know what to ... Read more
cruiselover220
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
153 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I read all of the reviews of this ship and i just don´t understand why the reviews aren´t higher than they are. The exhibition team was just fabulous. They were knowledgeable, patient, and really knew their stuff and made it ... Read more
AhoyLady
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Wow, I disagree with a lot of the review below. We had a spectacular time and thought the service was first rate. The waiters were very responsive and polite - super professional. Juanito, one of our room stewards, made wonderful "towel ... Read more
findacruise
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1,009 forum post
2 helpful votes
EMBARKATION: best one we have ever experienced. Checked in with group. Person at Quito with luggage marked for Silversea. We did not have to deal withh our luggage again until it arrived at our cabins. Fantastic people and very organized ... Read more
Compare Prices on Silversea South America Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?