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We went on the Explorer last year in May 2016 to Scotland and Norway and was the first time with Silver sea. We have traveled Seabourn and was happy, but friends had mentioned to try Silversea. There were 2 days at sea due to canceling ... Read More
We went on the Explorer last year in May 2016 to Scotland and Norway and was the first time with Silver sea. We have traveled Seabourn and was happy, but friends had mentioned to try Silversea. There were 2 days at sea due to canceling beach party in Timor Indonesia saying the country would not allow cruise ships there any longer. Then we arrived in Dawrin docked a day early, so 3 days lost. They tried to get a couple tours on land at the end. One a city drive and the other a wildlife park/aquarium tour. Food fair, but r redundant. The rooms were worn and outdated. Lots of crickets in our cabin and balcony. They said they probable hitched a ride back in Darwin. Yikes! The cabin attendants were top notch. Most of the waiter staff were good, but seemed frustrated at times. Less luxury and more of a working ship for exploration tours. Price was 30K for Veranda Suite....and not worth that to see a few rock carvings and the hikes were very hot and humid. Be in good shape and hold the bladder for 2-3 hours. Rod river cruise had a bathroom on the boat. It was a fun tour and the zodiacs getting you wet under the waterfalls were the best 2 things out of 11 days. Kind of boring. Should have been more activities. No bathroom provisions on most the tours. No photographer as he had visa issue and there was not a cruise coordinator to help with other trips. Reception was overworked. Piano player was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We chose this cruise as we had wanted to explore the Kimberley and this one offered great accommodation too - all around my birthday. The ship itself is rather tired and the water system needs a total overhaul as the water is an unpleasant ... Read More
We chose this cruise as we had wanted to explore the Kimberley and this one offered great accommodation too - all around my birthday. The ship itself is rather tired and the water system needs a total overhaul as the water is an unpleasant yellow colour - rather off-putting but totally harmless! The only other hitch was the lack of outside seating on the shade - 106 passengers were competing for about 10 seats - the best ones being on the smoking deck - not good for the non-smokers. However, having said that the cruise was amazing - the staff were cheerful and extremely willing to grant one's every wish. The excursions/tours were amazing - every one was a unique experience for us both. The expedition staff were the most generous and knowledgeable people you could wish to meet. They made every trip out a feast of learning and an adventure. Malcolm Turner was always a highlight with his informative but humorous lecturers. The dining room was always willing to accommodate our preference for a table for two. The wait staff remembered us and our wine tastes avery evening, going out of their way to please us all. The Kimberley is a wild and exciting place with everything from Montgomery Reef and the Horizontal Falls to the Bungle Bungles and croc-infested rivers. We were lucky to be there when the tides had a variation of 10 metres - spectacular natural wonders of this area. Everywhere you looked there were birds, crocodile, jellyfish, dugongs - amazing rock formations, Aboriginal art - never short of something phenomenal to see - we would go again in a heartbeat! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Overall, very good cruise - very different from any others and would definitely go again. Embarkation was slow, suitcases took ages to come and in no particular cabin order. Cabin is reviewed below - not sure extra money for balcony is ... Read More
Overall, very good cruise - very different from any others and would definitely go again. Embarkation was slow, suitcases took ages to come and in no particular cabin order. Cabin is reviewed below - not sure extra money for balcony is worth it. Ship is ok; ceilings very low, problem with toilets (see cabin review), very hot, top deck 7 was wasted space - no shade at all. Area round pool was too sunny - lack of shade a big issue. Pool small but fine for a cooling dip - some guests jumped in fully clothed when coming back from trips. The lounge was poorly seated - sit to right or middle for talks. Dining - breakfast slightly shambolic due to many guests asking for specially cooked items, but good selection. Lunch - good; one day there was an exceptional ratatouille: I raved about it so much they made me a portion on the final night's dinner. Dinner choices not vast but well presented. Fabulous sommelier knew her wines! very good selection and happy to bring other varieties/bottles for us to try. No entertainment other than a pianist. No room for dancing. Daily lectures very informative and interesting. We went to the spa and it wasn't busy and massages were great. Activities - where to start! Every day we were out on the Zodiacs exploring. So wonderful. Each boat took a max of either 8 or 12 plus a member of expedition staff. Two extra trips offered: many guests took the $70 fast boat through the Horizontal Falls. We didn't and I'm sorry about that. It was described as not for those with a bad back but those who went on it said it was fine. We did do the helicopter trip to the Mitchell Falls - over $500, and it was absolutely amazing! There was an included choice of a flight over the Bungle Bungles or a River Ord cruise. We did the flight. very good, but try to sit on the pilot's side. Those who took the cruise said it was marvellous. Trip to Jaco Island was a highlight. Expedition staff were exceptional. Ship staff very, very good. Can't fault anyone. I did have to consult the doctor for a problem with my eye and he was efficient. bar staff lovely. We saw crocodiles, turtles, eagles, millions of birds, dolphins, sea snakes and a whale! Plus lots of other beasties. Don't go if you are not prepared to get wet, jump on boats, hang on tight, laugh when kissed by a waterfall and mix well with the other guests! There were 89 guests on our voyage (instead of usual 120). Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
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