The Silver Spirit is a beautiful ship with many places, both inside and out, to spend time.
The itinerary was as beautiful a one as I could have imagined. Each destination was interesting and welcoming, and Dr. Sherri Hut's talks were wonderful preparations for sightseeing. The food was excellent for the most part, and our butler, Maurice, couldnot have done enough to make us comfortable. I appreciated the suggestions of the Maitre d' to join other couples if we were by ourselves. We would definitely choose Silversea for another voyage.
Things to be improved upon:
1. Aiport arrival was chaotic, and at least two passengers' names were not on the list. This should not be hard to fix.
2. The Japanese restaurant was disappointing from the cuisine's point of view (the service was fine.) Not worth the special reservation status.
3. The excursions were too expensive. For example a $199.00 price tag to go to Santiagode Compostela was a rip off. About an hour coach ride either way, the price was probably justified by the wine and snacks at the lovely hotel of the Reyes Catolicos, which were nice, but not necessary. I really wanted to see the ceremony of the 'Botafumeiro' in the cathedral, and the guides were pretty inflexible about allowing time for it. The answer was simply "I'm sorry, we can't do it."
Beautiful suite, maintained to the highest standards; always fresh towels and bath products.
Wonderful butler, Maurice.