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Silver Spirit Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Great Cruise from Athens to Venice

Review for Silver Spirit to the Eastern Mediterranean
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maynas
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Veranda Suite
Silver Spirit an anchor at Dubrovnik
Silver Spirt at anchor at Mykonos
First call wall where you board / disembark lightering

Originally chose this cruise as it left from Istanbul and having worked with ships through the Turkish straits for nmany years had always wanted to go through myself. However with the security situation this year they moved the start to Athens which was the biggest let down of the holiday but understandable and at least they took the decision early. It proved a good decision, on the day we flew to Athens, Istanbul airport was closed dues the bombs there! Booked through 6 Star Cruises, who's transfers and the hotel booking in Athens were immaculate.

Boarding was very swift, almost no one else there at that time as we came from our hotel by taxi. After lunch all luggage was happily in the room for unpacking.

On this cruise we hadn't seen much point in booking excursions, just did one (on Corfu where there was limited shore time for such a large island).The excursions there were seemed very expensive and I didn't hear too much glowing praise so maybe this was a good choice. At almost every port of call we were lightered to or docked in the port so didn't need tours to have a good day out. Lightering worked very well and we never had to queue more than a couple of minutes.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin V5

Well located room, very short walk to lifts and stairs, on same floor as the dining room ad library/pc room, used for breakfast, buffet lunch and Italian dinner. There was.plenty of room to unpack, hanging space and draws, after we discovered the cases went under the bed. Bit strange the safe wasn't attached to anything though....

Bed extremely comfortable and good size. Fridge well stocked. TV's too small and no fun at all watching movies on, stuck to those downloaded on my iPad. Balcony excellent size and gave great views on some sail ins/outs.Showers good, never used the bath..

Port Reviews

Athens (Piraeus)

First night ruined by over 3 hours delay on BA flight. Hotel Grande Bretagne in a great location, city srtill as interesting and chaotic as ever. Great new museum at the Acropolis. Strongly recommend dnner on the roof top of the Electra Hotel, much better value than the Grande Bretagne and an even better view and just a short walk away!

Corfu

Fantastic sail in./ out.

Dubrovnik

Lovely old town but too many people in high season

Hvar

Rather quiet seaside town

Koper

Lovely old town, easy to walk to and in. Good value shopping

Venice

As always visually spectacular but not a lot of fun in the summer crowds

Kotor

Great sail in/out

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