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Silver Explorer Review

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Wonderful trip to Antartica

Review for Antarctica Cruise on Silver Explorer
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2011

I feel compelled to write a review although it is now 2 1/2 years since we went on the ship. I am amazed at some of the poor reviews the ship has received. If you go on an expedition cruise on a small expedition ship you cannot expect the type of facilities you would find on a larger ship. A lack of wild life, poor weather, limited iternet access, lack of fresh food towards the end of a long trip and other equally trite complaints are outwith the control of the cruise line. Passengers need to read the information available about their trip, their ship, its facilities and what they can expect before they book. Neither Silversea nor any other cruise line can guarantee sightings of wild birds and animals. Internet access when far from the usual modes of communication is inevitably patchy. Lack of television is the same although why one would want to sit in a cabin watching TV while on an adventure ship is beyond my comprehension.

We had the most wonderful 18 day trip, the crew were marvelous, the naturalists highly knwowledgeable, the zodiac expeditions were wonderfully organised, the lectures and evening round ups on what we had seen and what we would do the next day were first rate. The penguines, seals and birdlife were amazing. We saw whales and dolphins.

We were never bored even though we had several runs of "sea days".

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