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Silver Shadow Review

5.0 / 5.0
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266 reviews
12 Awards

Worse ports ever!

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Chopperman1107
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Silver Suite
Sorry it is upside down, I tried to fix it.  Shows the tiny pool
First 3 ports were all commercial and gross gravel pits.   Took 30 min afte
Another example of the terrible ports we had to deal with , no bus transpor

We wanted to go to Dubai and are experienced cruisers world wide. This is our 12 th cruise and it started in Mumbai. Mumbai should never be visited unless you like crazy traffic with shanties everywhere. Way way worse than the poorest town in Mexico. The next 3 ports were literally gravel pits with commercial cranes and little access to leave the ship. At one port my wife and I barely made it back through port security. The 3 rd & 4 th port of Furjariah and Abu Dhabi were better with the last actually having easy on and off the ship access. Finally one UAE country figured how to cater to guests . Then we find out at 2 pm they cancelled our Qatar stop and have to spend another full day here. Not that much to do that one day doesn’t suffice, so we will sit by the very small pool and eat the fly invested food I guess! The staff were friendly but the food is a disaster , they don’t have .orange juice now two days in a row for breakfast! I am serious about the flies! We have a suite and have been awoken each night except last night with the cleaning crew on deck 8 around midnight. The ship is outdated and we heard is scheduled for a referb soon, can’t be soon enough. The captain has made 4 announcements and I didn’t understand a single word he said. He should not be allowed to use the PA. Besides the 4 out of 5 ports that literally are a shit hole, we paid $22,000 US and I cannot see any value. I would recommend Oceana or another line. I will not sail with these guys again.

Cabin Review

Silver Suite

Cabin SL

Great butler and maid, the only good thing about the entire cruise. Room has two TVs that seriously are 20 years old. The furniture in the salon has two chairs and a couch that is 4 ft long none of which face the TV

Port Reviews

Mumbai (Bombay)

Dangerous traffic, filthy dirty shanty’s everywhere. Hepatitis risk, can’t drink the water, Mumbai is just depressing

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