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Silver Wind Review

5.0 / 5.0
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188 reviews

All dressed up and nowhere to go.

Review for Silver Wind to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015

According to American law no royalties are due for music composed before 1923. Silversea's playlist reflects that fact. Their live music is not performed by a band but by a "Quartet". No singer - none needed for a repertoire primarily consisting of Cha-cha-cha and various nondescript. So unfortunately we had to head straight for our cabin after dinner.

If you don't like listening (or dancing) to music from your own lifetime performed by a band, and if you prefer your parents' and grandparents' music, Silversea may be the right option for you.

In that case here are our observations: Like other reviews say the ship is dated but it is of course from 1995 so you cannot expect style and comfort to be from this century. What you could expect - but don't get - is a functioning aircon system. The excuse we were presented with at first was that we were in The Caribbean which is warm(!) So probably the system cools better in the Antarctic. In fairness: After a week of complaining we did get another suite where the heat was tolerable.

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Port Reviews

San Juan

A bland town

St. Thomas

Took a long taxi ride away from the crowds.

St. Maarten

Took the ferry to Anguilla instead. Anguilla is a pearl.

St. Barts

Rented a car


Taxi sight seeing and beach

La Romana (Casa de Campo)

We won't go ashore again in the Dom. Rep. The ports are one big scam and the tourist info and taxi cartel are in on it

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

7 mile beach is worth going to if you can find a cab who will take you.

Key West

Town is only there for the tourists and all shops reflect that fact.

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