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Silver Discoverer Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
31 reviews

NEVER Again!!!!

Review for Silver Discoverer to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Explorer Suite with Portholes

We've sailed on the Silver Explorer and were quite happy. When a cruise was offered to Macquarie Island, we figured this would be all good. It was ANYTHING BUT. Service, food, and cabin all great. Everything else was a disaster.

1. this ship is NOT outfitted to travel to this sort of location, in spite of what Silverseas might say (having that confirmed later by 2 independent captains who are familiar with this vessel). It cannot handle rough seas which, of course, is what you get in this part of the world.

2. The captain and expedition leader both continued to give out extremely sketchy information, other than saying they were "trying to get to Macquarie Island". We never got there, instead spending an inordinate amount of time in Milford Sound, TWO visits to Stewart Island and another location where "daytrippers" go. Poorly managed, no communication of any real value, and this was the most EXPENSIVE trip we've ever taken that simply went to places we could have gone to on something far less expensive.

Cabin Review

Explorer Suite with Portholes

Cabin ES

Exactly what you'd expect in the category. Our room steward was attentive and very good

Port Reviews

Stewart Island

This is a place where you'll run into alot of "day trippers". Just a walk around town


Been to Dunedin a few times but always a lovely spot to see. Make certain to see the train station as the architecture is fabulous!

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