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Silver Wind Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Cuba Spectacular

Silver Wind Cruise Review by Watermelon1963

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

We found this trip at a great price on Vacations to go. We chose Silversea Silverwind because it was going to Cuba. We had never even heard of Silversea and were excited to enjoy this trip. We went with a group of 8 friends.

We flew to San Juan and were familiar with their port and were curious as to which slip/dock we would be loading on to. We were in walking distance to the pier and grabbed our luggage and found them right away. Here we go. So excited. It was real simple getting on and off.

We loved the ship. A little bit dated but I still loved it. Silverwind is the oldest in the fleet. It was easy to get around. With it only having just under 200 passengers it was very intimate.

Our cabin was perfect for us. The only struggle I had was plugging in the hair dryer. The clock radio was plugged in to the only socket on the vanity. It was hard to plug in the dryer cause it was too close to the wall with only one way to plug it in I was concerned it wouldn't work. There are 2 other plugs on the desk for charging phones. No plugs hy the beds. There were however European plugs that if we had known would have brought conversions.

The bath room has a small tub/shower. The bed was so comfy better than I had ever had on any of my other cruises. Our balcony was great. The price of the cruise included the drink package and our butler would bring any bottle of choice to our room

The dining was spectacular. There were 4 restaurants to choose from.

The Grill is up on the pool deck, for lunch you could order sandwiches, wraps, or burgers. For dinner you needed to reserve a table and their menu of many wonderful items to choose from. We got to cook our main meal on a hot lava stone right in front of us.

The laDame was the French cuisine. This one is an extra fee but well worth it. Make sure you leave 2 to 3 hours for this one.

The main dining has all the wonderful foods you could dream of.

LaTassra for breakfast and lunch had a buffet. Nicly furnished with a variety of foods. Also need to make reservations for dinner.

The main dining was also wonderful. Every evening, each restaurant served the featured red or white wine if you wanted.

The activities are minimal. The ones we did participate in were great.

Entertainment was spectacular. The Voices of Silverwind were awesome.

The on board credit aloud us to do shore excursions and what a treat it was. We did the panorama tours of both Santiago and Havana which were very interesting.

There were no children aboard this ship. There would be nothing for them to do accept swim.

We had the shipwreck snorkeling in Bimini and were disappointed when it took us 45 minutes to tender in and 1 hour to tender back out. Not enough time to do any looking around really disappointed in that.

We had some rough weather a couple of nights and with this ship being small we got tossed around some but I expected that.


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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin VR 519

Our cabin was perfect for us. The only struggle I had was plugging in the hair dryer. The clock radio was plugged in to the only socket on the vanity. It was hard to plug in the dryer cause it was too close to the wall with only one way to plug it in I was concerned it wouldn't work. There are 2 other plugs on the desk for charging phones. No plugs hy the beds. There were however European plugs that if we had known would have brought conversions.

The bath room has a small tub/shower. The bed was so comfy better than I had ever had on any of my other cruises. Our balcony was great.

Our butler, Olivia and room attendant, Floramae were at our beckoned call. Perfect and very helpful. We were served some of our meals in our room and it was beautifully served


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

San Juan

We love Old San Juan. We stayed in a beautiful little hotel just 2 block from the pier.

City Tour

We were driven to choice places of Santigo. Loved learning about the history. Would love to go back again someday.

View All 40 City Tour Reviews
City Tour

We loved seeing all the old architecture of the city. However very disappointed in how trashy it was. If Cuba wants to share their country with other countries they need to clean up. There was trash everywhere

View All 251 City Tour Reviews
Tropicana Cabaret

Very lively and beautiful.

View All 82 Tropicana Cabaret Reviews

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