We had a previous experience on SilverSea which was delightful and we wanted to try them again. SS did not disappoint us as the dining, entertainment, staff were all first rate. The shipboard services are excellent from butler to laundry availability.
The shore excursions on this trip were somewhat limited by the ports of call (only 2 ports). The ones we were chose were very good except the Andes Highlights - very interesting scenery up to a mountain village for a brief tour and lunch. The guide was excellent with much historical and geological information that made the long drive interesting. The village itself was not very attractive but surrounded by magnificent mountains. A total of 9 hours was a bit long but not sure how it could have been changed.
The other excursion was from Paracas and toured the Ballesta Isles which was very interesting. The guide was well versed in the local history and the animals that we saw.
Perfect for our purposes as we use the public deck areas and do not need a veranda in our room.