This was our second time sailing with Silversea. The first was last year on the Silver Moon which is Silver Dawn's twin sister.
The food on Silversea's is very upscale regardless of whether you do the standard dining options or pay for the premium restaurants. Our favorite was a premium restaurant called Kaiseki. It is a Japanese styled restaurant that serves sashimi's, different seafood as well as Kobi beef. The standard dining is the Atlantide. It is far superior to the food that you would get on a standard cruise. The wine and drink pairings were excellent! Remember, Silversea is all-inclusive so there is no need to worry about the alcohol tab at the end of the trip. Speaking of alcohol, the main bar in the ship is fantastic and the staff are excellent bartenders. It's difficult to come up with a drink that they haven't perfected. One of the other nice restaurants is the Grill. It is located on the pool deck and is perfect for dinner. Your food is brought out raw, served beside a very hot lava rock that you use to prepare the meat. Filet, lobster and shrimp! The biggest drawback that I see with ship is the lack of things to do on board while cruising. There is a small casino, a spa, pool, Trivia in the afternoon, etc, but it's still lacking in that dept. Fortunately, they offer great stops and numerous "included" excursions, so we are usually tired when we return. We typically go for the add on excursions such as SALT (Sea Air Land Tastings). These typically only allow a maximum of 12 people and they are fantastic. They usually involve food/wine tastings in a very private setting nestled on someone's farm or vineyard. Pricey, but fantastic!
If you can swing the high cost of the cruise, it is very much worth it. There so much more to talk about in the highlight part of things, but it's best if you go and experience it for yourself!
This time we stayed in the Silver Suite, which is 786 sq ft. The suite was fantastic. It had a separate tub and shower as well as a separate room for the toilet. The suite had a large living room with a sofa, chairs, dining table, coffee maker, beverage cooler and a desk. The balcony had 2 large chaise lounges and a table. We can't say enough about the cabin! It was way nicer than the last cabin which was still almost 400 sq ft.