We chose this cruise because of the date it was sailing, which may sound strange, but I had planned to attend an event immediately prior to this cruise.
Well, Silver Sea does not disappoint! We were pampered by our butler, Ricardo and his assistant Neale, who were just amazing.
Our cabin was just lovely, spacious and extremely well planned. The bed and bedding were simply fabulous and the bath towels were hard to leave behind, but we did.
I can't say enough good things about the staff throughout, but especially the waiters and the managers of the restaurants. Upon arriving, we met with the maître d' and the head chef to discuss our allergies. Several other voyagers were also asked to meet privately with them to share their dietary concerns. After that, Silver Sea always kept track of who was dining where so that your individual allergy profile followed you around the ship.
Our favorite place to dine was The Grill. Although there was more sophisticated food elsewhere on board, Milos ran a really fun spot! The smiles and caring attitude were genuine and made you feel welcome there all the time. His staff was so attentive that it was hard to come home. In the evening, you can grill your own steak and seafood right at your table.
Do not pass up an opportunity to eat pasta, made daily on board by a really special Italian chef. OMG. Memories of their lasagna will be hard to forget! When you schedule your voyage, be sure to include one night at least at La Terrazza Restaurant. You can eat pasta and continental cuisine at the main restaurant, as well.
We were a bit disappointed in the initial wine offerings at each meal and didn't realize that we could just request a different wine until our last night on board. We should have know that, but had forgotten.
Last, but not least, the entertainment on the Silver Whisper was great. They had a group of 6 young singers whose talents were on display almost every night. We just loved them!
There also were 2 piano players, one at each bar, a fabulous trio/combo that played at different venues throughout the ship, too. They were really wonderful as well. There were two ballet performances while we were on board. They were a nice addition.
As far as the excursions that we took, I'd say that they were okay, but not fabulous. A couple of the guides were just not that nice to us, and we were feeling like they didn't get it that their jobs were working with foreigners and the public.
The cabin was great. We had plenty of space and loved having the terrace.