Silver Cloud: Silver Cloud Cruise Review by strohm1

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Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: South America
Embarkation: Other
The first time on Silver Seas and the last time. Upon starting our cruise we were told by the Captain that we would not be stopping at the Port of Stanley, Falkland Island. This was to be the high light of the cruise as we have been to the rest of the ports. They insulted us with a $500 credit to our on-board account.
There is no place to enjoy a buffet dinner, you must make a reservation in one of the three restaurants.
The pool dinner restaurant has very limited seating and is OK if the wind and weather is kind to you. The patio heaters they have are almost useless as they a quite small and high up out of reach of hands.
La Terrazza restaurant is the Italian restaurant, converted from breakfast and lunch, and you also need reservations to attend. The menu is quite predictable and non exciting. We ordered Italian wine and were told they were out of our selection.
The main restaurant is open seating and very nice because of the maitre'd Jorge. He was the only ( boss ) More that controlled the operation and was very pleasant.
Unless you ordered room service, reservations were needed to eat dinner or use the main dining room.
During the end of the cruise we were told they were out of basic items like lemons, spinach, some wines, some salads, etc.
The entertainment was below average and not very professional, seemed they made up the sessions as the cruise progressed.
The Lecturers were very good on the last half of the cruise and the Bridge program was well presented even though the couple had to set up there own projector from the ship and show their power point program up against a wall. The ship would not provide a screen for the Lecturer. They also had to move table and chairs themselves with no help from the staff.
The total cruise was very boring with little to do. The work out room is a joke with no room, stepping over out of shape people laying on the floor, very hot and stuffy with no water at times. Less

Published 01/27/13

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