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Silver Nova Review

5.0 / 5.0
10 reviews

Beautiful Ship with a few bugs

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Silver Nova
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023

Our first time on Silversea, but we have sailed many times on their upmarket competitors. I loved almost everything about the design. The ship was 100% full, but it never felt crowded. The food was good, but not great. In particular, we were disappointed with La Terrazza and Kaiseiki. Their internet speeds (delivered via Starling) are excellent IF you sign up for the premium package; lousy otherwise. Most passengers were very irritated at not receiving a printed bulletin the evening before. Their new IT package was quite good, but a bit buggy and it was not intuitive to use. We signed up inside the 120 day window for restaurant reservations, so every restaurant requiring reservations was booked. We ultimately dined at them all, but it was a bit of an hassle. The Chef's Kitchen was beautiful. We enjoyed our dinner at The Chef's Table, but at a $60 pp uncharge, it was pricy. Our favorite restaurant was the Salt Kitchen followed by the main dining room Atlantide. Service was uniformly excellent, which was impressive for a new ship. We had a standard room, and it was excellent and all we needed. We had to change rooms because of a low rumbling noise late at night ... we were never told what it was. Excursions were well managed, except that some should have had voice boxes and didn't. The entertainment package was excellent, although I felt for a ship of that size, they could have had another enrichment speaker. Passengers dressed well for dinner, which we appreciated. About half of passengers were American, with a good mix of other countries. Enjoyed everyone we met.

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