This was a Girls' Cruise. I took my two daughters and a treasured niece. All, but me, of course, are in their late 40s. My niece was a newbie, but my daughters and I have cruised with Silversea many times. Actually, the Whisper is my favorite SS ship.
Aside from being unexpectedly cold and windy, and in spite of a few missable ports (Saguenay and Sept Îles) it was a wonderful cruise. As is usual, the Silversea crew was fantastic...nothing is too much trouble. It always amazes me that the service is so fabulous, the atmosphere is quite formal, and yet there is no hand kissing, no pretentions. The guests are well traveled and friendly.
The food and the complimentary wines were exceptionally good..even by Silversea standards. As usual, the bar service was terrific. Norman Rafelson, the Hotel Director is a star!
Well designed, in good condition and immaculate...great beds.
The scenery is lovely, but all I did was take a long bus ride to a seaside town, take a rough, but scenic, boat ride to see sea birds and seals. Then we were forced to walk around the little touristic town for an hour and a half. All in all it was a forgettable tour.
My daughters and niece went on a hike and they LOVED the experience.
Halifax is a wonderful port. We had bright, sunny weather. We walked the long boardwalk, had a good lunch in Salty's seafood restaurant, did a very little bit of shopping, and the girls walked back thru town. Lovely day!
We walked around Quincy Market, and had lunch at the very historic Old Union Oyster House. Excellent lobster salad. Too bad it was raining, because our stroll was cut short.
We had all been to Newport several times before. The day we were there the Regal Princess was in, so the town was PACKED. We went to visit a friend at her house right on the harbor and were glad that on Silversea, we never, ever had to get in any lines!
Wonderful very French feeling city. We just walked around, toured the Cathedral and had a mediocre lunch before boarding the Whisper. We should have waited and had a late lunch on the ship.