Good, but not Great: Silver Shadow Cruise Review by Avid Traveler
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Good, but not Great
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
The ports were not particularly exciting, but were different from others we'd seen in the Caribbean in several respects.
While at St. Martin (the French side), we had the opportunity to visit Silversea's brand new ship, the Silver Spirit, which was docked on the Dutch side of the island. We visited the Spirit, which really is a lovely ship and, while similar in many regards to the Shadow, is a bit more of everything.
All in all, ours was a very nice cruise but not the best we've experienced. The biggest pluses: the service crew. The biggest negatives? The food and lack of planned activities, plus the small beds. Less
Cabin review: 818
We were in Cabin 818, a midship veranda cabin on the ship's port side. On Silversea ships, the cabins are in the front part of the ship and public rooms in the rear part. Unusual, but a nice layout. Our cabin was a bit smaller than some we'd had (especially the Regent Seven Seas Voyager) and about the same size as a veranda cabin on Crystal. Our beds were smaller -- by about 6 inches each -- when we had them separated so we would have two singles. That was unfortunate, because the beds were not as comfortable as they should have been. Our TV was old-fashioned, with only three or four movie channels and a few TV channels. There was good storage room for clothes, and the bathroom was quite nice with separate tub and shower.
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