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Silver Wind Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Silver Wind is one of the cosiest and most intimate ships afloat, with beautifully designed suites and inviting cabins and public rooms.

Silver Wind is a small ship -- it took about five minutes to work out where everything was! For me, that was one of its big selling points, as it offered a very friendly atmosphere. The all-inclusive drinks policy also does a lot to promote that friendliness, especially if you are cruising alone.

If you like to do more than sunbathe, read books or eat -- and if your perfect holiday includes a huge casino, schedules packed tight with enrichment activities, and silly pool games -- this is not the cruise for you.


All-inclusive pricing, fabulous crew


Minimal onboard entertainment, small casino

Bottom Line

A luxurious cruise experience without being pretentious


Passengers: 298
Crew: 212
Passenger to Crew: 1.41:1
Launched: 1995
Shore Excursions: 369

Fellow Passengers

There were 213 passengers on my around-India cruise from Chennai (Madras) to Mumbai, and they had come from all corners of the earth. By far, the biggest group was from the U.S. -- 80 passengers -- but there were Australians, New Zealanders, British, Germans, Belgians, Spanish and various other nationalities. Many were retired or close to retirement age; 140 were past Silversea passengers. Only one couple had never cruised before.

Silversea Silver Wind Dress Code

Silversea has a mixture of formal, informal and smart-casual dress codes. For formal nights, women should wear cocktail dresses, evening gowns or trouser suits, men should have tuxedos or dark suits. Informal means dresses or trouser suits for the ladies, jackets for the men (ties optional). Our 11-night cruise had three formal nights, four informal nights and four smart-casual evenings.

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Silversea Silver Wind departs from Tromso, Islay, Reykjavik, Santiago (Valparaiso), Valparaiso, Vancouver, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Puerto Caldera, Manaus, Lisbon, San Diego, Tilbury, Tower Bridge, Tilbury, Canary Wharf, Cape Town, and Dublin

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Cruises on Silversea Silver Wind start from $5,100 per person.
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