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It was part of a Tauck organized tour to Peru as well as Galapagos. Ship on outside looks worn. Handrails needed some tlc as well as other outside areas. Inside decor looked very dated and was not very inviting. Our room 423 was ok. It had nice balcony. Carpet needs replacing though. Rusty areas in bathroom. At times no water pressure so couldn’t flush toilet. Gaskets around hall door as well as balcony door not in good shape, so sometimes we heard a lot of wind noise when sailing at full speed. Dirty curtains as well as bedspread. The crew was very nice and helpful but not all spoke English very well which created confusion at times. Excursions were done well and there were plenty of them. The naturalist guides were very knowledgeable. The food was not what I would expect for a supposedly five star cruise line. Breakfast was ok, but nothing special. Lunch and dinner basically had the same items with different names and sauces. We had some bbq ribs whose origin was questionable. Desserts were the kind you would have in school cafeterias. Even their vanilla ice cream had lumps of frozen ice in it. Being on an ocean cruise one would expect a large variety of seafood. It basically consisted of shrimp, octopus or calamari, and the usual piece of fish with a sauce. I loved seeing the Galápagos Islands, it was a bucket list item. But if I had to do it again would go with a company like Linblatt.

Expedition part great; food and room so so

Silver Galapagos Cruise Review by hansbrinker1949

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Suite
It was part of a Tauck organized tour to Peru as well as Galapagos. Ship on outside looks worn. Handrails needed some tlc as well as other outside areas. Inside decor looked very dated and was not very inviting. Our room 423 was ok. It had nice balcony. Carpet needs replacing though. Rusty areas in bathroom. At times no water pressure so couldn’t flush toilet. Gaskets around hall door as well as balcony door not in good shape, so sometimes we heard a lot of wind noise when sailing at full speed. Dirty curtains as well as bedspread.

The crew was very nice and helpful but not all spoke English very well which created confusion at times.

Excursions were done well and there were plenty of them. The naturalist guides were very knowledgeable.

The food was not what I would expect for a supposedly five star cruise line. Breakfast was ok, but nothing special. Lunch and dinner basically had the same items with different names and sauces. We had some bbq ribs whose origin was questionable. Desserts were the kind you would have in school cafeterias. Even their vanilla ice cream had lumps of frozen ice in it. Being on an ocean cruise one would expect a large variety of seafood. It basically consisted of shrimp, octopus or calamari, and the usual piece of fish with a sauce.

I loved seeing the Galápagos Islands, it was a bucket list item. But if I had to do it again would go with a company like Linblatt.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Suite
Cabin DX 423
Cabin needs refurbishing and have drapes and bedspread/skirt cleaned. Bathroom needs good cleaning. Gaskets on doors need to be replaced. Cabin itself was nice. Loved having the balcony.
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