My cruising experience has been a pattern of progression. My first it was a weekend Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean. After watching the belly flop contest I learned about Celebrity's promised "more upscale experience." It was then Millennium, followed by an Azamara to Silversea.
My lady friend and I found a great 7 day Caribbean bargain and decided to see if the "all inclusive" experience was worth all the hype. I'll make this simple. Silversea, down to the slightest detail up to the top is a marvelous experience. Onboard Silversea Silver Spirit even the simplest quick lunch is first-rate. Speaking of dining its consistently at the 4.5 - 5 star level in terms of quality -the entire experience. The "suite" staterooms are just as luxurious as the cruise line claims; marble sinks, tubs, and flooring; impeccable bed and bedding; and the stateroom's amenities.
Spirit is their "larger" ship but not even close to a mass market sized. You'll see the same staff rotating around from serving and tending position each day. Service is very personable as you'll get to know the same crew you'll see every day. The entertainment was varied and done well but with a ship this size it was obviously limited compared to a mega ship. If numerous entertainment venues are an important option for your cruising experience you'd be on the wrong cruise line.
With the term suite thrown around everywhere these days I can assure you Silverseas oceanview stateroom was immaculate. I ave cruised older Royal Caribbean ships, Celebrity verandas, and Azamara. Silverseas is what they claim. Very luxurious. Spacious and well appointed. You can't go wrong.