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Silver Spirit Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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2nd Cruise on Silverseas did not live up to expectations

Silver Spirit Cruise Review by dan onymous

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

We had a fabulous experience in virtually every way two years ago on the Silver Wind so we were really looking forward to another cruise with Silversea. We chose this trip because of it's itinerary, but little did we expect that the excursions would be led by such poor guides and leaving us with a very unsatisfied feeling about the cost vs value received . Realistically, the rest of the cruise could have been perfect but with excursions being so poor and also VERY expensive, it is hard to come away with a good feeling about the TOTAL experience.

In fairness: the food was excellent, the ship offered an outstanding sommelier program which was truly a highlight (and FREE), excellent guest speaker from Columbia University, our butlers were fantastic and totally on the ball, the wines served on the cruise were very interesting, often regional according to port and well thought out, dinner at La Dame was amazing and even for a non-sushi lover-the food at Senshei was excellent, entertainment was very good most nights but not as frequent as it could have been in my view, bar service and restaurant was top notch and very accomodating.

One last item-the ship is very dated decor wise but we were told it is going to be retrofitted next year.

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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V6 853

Our two butlers were excellent. Unfortunately, the interior is very dated and and the sleeper sofa in our room was virtually dilipidated. Very tired but I heard it is up for refurbishment.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Bicycle Tour

the end of tour was at a bar for 1 free drink instead of seeing more of the city-such a waste. Not into breakfast/day drinking

View All 24 Bicycle Tour Reviews

A little seedy. We did a taxi to the top of the Rock. No big deal


Tour with Silversea to Seville. We saw the Cathedral, and the Al Cazar. Expensive $300 tour with no lunch.


This was all self guided and thoroughly enjoyable!

Alhambra Palace and Gardens

Our $400 tour for 2 was with a very uninspiring guide, but the opportunity to see the Alhambra was on the bucket list.

View All 58 Alhambra Palace and Gardens Reviews

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