Disappointing!!!: Silver Spirit Cruise Review by Mimi Ross

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Mimi Ross
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Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
Last month we embarked on The Silver Sea Silver Spirit for what we believed would be a superb experience. We could not have been more disappointed!. The only part of the cruise that met our expectations was the cabin and butler(although at first he was hard to understand, he was fabulous). Let me tell you about dining on board: mediocre service and poor quality food. What we saw is what what we would have expected from a large 3000 passenger vessel which would have cost much much much less that what we paid. We had traveled with Seaborne where the food and service were first class and we expected the same. At the Silver Spirit, most of the waiting staff was not as solicitous as they should have been, but the worse part is that the food just was not good. For example, I ordered a steak and salad by the pool, and the meat I received was inedible. The tuna sandwich was a thin spread of tuna on a non very appetizing bread. The panini was cold...etc,etc,etc....When we ordered drinks by the More pool, we waited 20 minutes!!!The main restaurant was a 6 out of 10...the only restaurant that I would consider visiting again was The Hot Rock Grill...

The entertainers were beyond bad. The dancers had no grace or talent.

I have found that there is usually a big difference between the disembarkation at a luxury line and all others. The exception to this rule was of course the Silver Spirit. We disembarked in Canes. I believe that the original itinerary indicated Monte Carlo, but that was provably changed due to the prince's wedding. Disembarkation was not at a port, but in tenders, and at first they seemed to have it organized well. Passengers were waiting in the lounges until they were called by assigned color and it went quick. We expected to see the luggage organized in a similar way at the port. It was not!, most of the luggage had not even arrived at port. We had to wait in the sun (without any facilities) and then crowd around vans that were bringing the luggage to search for it. We had 4 pieces of luggage and 3 of them came in 3 separate vans. The last one was lost! It was recovered and brought to us at the airport a couple of hours later.

We would not consider another voyage in Silver Sea... Less

Published 07/18/11

Cabin review: DV910

910 Very well planned cabin. Narrow and long, but goog floor plan. Nice size bathroom and walking closet as well as niches to organize belongings.....sitting area very confortable and also a nice balcony......

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Just in transit.....I am rating it 1 just because of the disembarkation experience that I described before. We have visited Cannes before and it is beautiful.........

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We went to a shore excursion organized by the Silver Spirit, and it was very nice. The first stop was at the Lavender Museum (boring!!!), but we then visited l'Isle sur la Sorgue for lunch, which was a colorful quaint village. The big surprise of the day was Gordes. A unique village in the mountains which dates back to medieval times. AMAZING!

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Mimi Ross
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