We have enjoyed Silversea Expedition cruising in the past. The small number of passengers, terrific Expedition Team combined with luxury that Silversea excel at make for a wonderful cruise.
We boarded via the clipper boat for Tower Pier next to the Tower of London. We were checked in efficiently and went straight to Terrazza for a buffet lunch. As the ship started to fill with other passengers, we went to our suite and the suitcases arrived soon after.
The butler and room attendant combination suits us well. Available but not intrusive.
The laundry service is very efficient and good.
We enjoyed all our meals on board. We ate in the main dining room, La Terrazza and at the Hot Rocks on the pool deck.
The crew are fantastic. Friendly and efficient.
Unfortunately we missed many of our stops due to choppy seas being to unsafe for the zodiac landings. The Expedition Team laid on extra lectures and games such as ‘Name that tune’ to substitute.
Moss Hills is an outstanding Social Director.
After 10 days travelling up the west side of the UK, we sailed to Orkney and the Faroes and the final 4 days were spent circumnavigating Iceland.
The disembarkation went smoothly apart from our non Silversea taxi going to the wrong port!
The suite is spacious with a balcony, a sitting area with a large sofa, a desk/dressing table and ample sockets for charging phones, etc. and a small table and two dining type chairs. There is a tv and fridge in the lounge space too. The double bed is about 5 feet wide and very comfortable with the usual Silversea choice of pillows and plenty of storage space for bags and suitcases under the bed. The old bedroom configuration included a small dressing table and stool at the foot of the bed. This has now gone and the room feels more spacious. There is a walk in wardrobe which works well and in our suite the bathroom had a bath with shower over.
After a fifteen minute minibus ride we strolled down to the coast path and then walked for about 90 minutes with a local guide and the birding expert from the Expedition Team. We were provided with ‘Quietvox’ earpieces so the commentary was easy to hear.
As we ate our cream tea at the end of the walk, an air display started and by the time we were on the boat back to the anchored ship, the Red Arrows were putting on the kind of display only they can.View All 4 Coastal Walking Tour Reviews