We wanted to learn more about South America. Specific highlights that attracted us were zip lining in Costa Rica, Panama canal transit, a visit to Machu Picchu and a visit to the Falkland Islands. Our trip started in Fort Lauderdale and ended in Buenos Aires Argentina.
We had sailed with SilverSea on one other voyage to Alaska. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the experience since I do not like group travel in general and cruise ships in particular. So we thought we'd try it again with them. However, this was going to be a much longer cruise (35 days) and on a larger ship (590 passengers). So the old skepticism crept in again.
My overall impression was expressed in superlatives. This is an exceeding well run company. I run a small manufacturing company and I know how difficult it is to acquire, retain and manage good staff. But, without exception, I was pleased and impressed. we were both pleased with the genuine friendliness of the staff. Many new us by name and our preferences in a relatively short time.
Overall the cabin was excellent and was well maintained during the cruise. The bed must have been excellent as we slept and napped a great deal. Only a few minor negatives. The cabin was equipped with only a few US mains outlets. We picked up some adapter plugs in Key West to solve the problem. The veranda door squeaked when latched closed when the vessel was in a moderate or greater seaway. Generally, when practical, we kept the door slightly ajar to solve the problem.