Background Information: I flew to Singapore and spent 2 nights there before embarking on the Silver Whisper (voyage 4838) to travel back to Sydney (my home).
Hotel Information: My first night in Singapore was at the Swissotel and the second night, which was part of my package deal, was at the Fairmont. Both hotels are part of the one complex with a giant shopping centre underneath. I have been to Singapore many times so I spent these 2 days shopping and relaxing. I also went on the Singapore Flyer which is a short walk from the hotel. Both of these hotels are very nice and I can definitely recommend them for their location. The MRT train station is located underneath the shopping centre and it is extremely easy and cheap to travel around on this train.
Embarkation: I was driven to the cruise terminal during a heavy monsoonal rain shower - this storm lasted several hours. When we got to the cruise terminal my driver was able to drive right up to the waiting Silversea staff, easily identifiable with their umbrellas. I was escorted straight to the baggage drop off point and then directed to the boarding area. Boarding was to commence at 3pm and I was an hour early. Around 240pm boarding commenced and after a short walk to the ship I was met by some of the crew standing in line (all wearing white gloves), smiling and welcoming everyone on board. I was ushered into the Viennese Lounge where a photo was taken and I was given my access card in a vinyl wallet. Then it was around to the Bar, where a glass of champagne or a fruit cocktail and some huge king prawns and canapEs were offered. It was here that I met a very nice couple from Glasgow, Scotland.
Suite is very noisy due to anchor and other mechanical devices in operation when arriving/departing port. Also noisy if sea is rough as the waves hit the window.