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5 Nice to Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

I Originally looked at the destination, followed by the ships proposed luxury level followed by the amenities primarily the possibilities for the restaurants. it was my wifes 55th birthday during the cruise and was planning to have ... Read More
I Originally looked at the destination, followed by the ships proposed luxury level followed by the amenities primarily the possibilities for the restaurants. it was my wifes 55th birthday during the cruise and was planning to have somthing special with a special dinner among other things. WRT to the destination and ports my evaluation is 8.5/10 WRT to the luxury level ins suite my evaluation is a 9/10 WRT to overall luxury level of the ship 8/10 WRT to the entertainement, an specially the evening show at the auditorium my evaluation is 10/10 WRT to access to the restaurants my evaluation is a 5/10 as I had been trying to make a reservation ( including a special note to my profile) since the day I confirmed my reseravtion ( clos to 2.5 months before the cruise date) I was not able to do so ( La dame restaurant). other nights I was on a wait list and this is only when I was on the ship. so generally for that portion I would not recommend Silverseas for other amenities 50/50 Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We found the Trip a great experience, the crew friendly professional and helpful at any time .The food and beverages of high quality and selection. The selection of stops for swimming excellent. The stop for Sardinia,-Porto Cervo a waste ... Read More
We found the Trip a great experience, the crew friendly professional and helpful at any time .The food and beverages of high quality and selection. The selection of stops for swimming excellent. The stop for Sardinia,-Porto Cervo a waste of time. Bonifacio a great location. Also we enjoyed the mix of people on the boat and the occasion of meeting Mr. Stephen Winter who gave us an insight on the cruise business in general and the Le Potent concept in particular. All in All nothing to complain about except two small issues: - The introduction after coming on board held in english was very poor and the information given was only a fraction of the same in French. This needs to be improved. - The beds are simply too small and this could eb improved by having them facing the wall on side as it would be perfectly OK just to enter from one side or the foot end. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Our second cruise on Azamara Quest within 6 months was not disappointing. We had been "Azamazed" in October 2013 when we took the Nice to Rome cruise and booked the Nice to Rome cruise again for our 10th wedding anniversary in ... Read More
Our second cruise on Azamara Quest within 6 months was not disappointing. We had been "Azamazed" in October 2013 when we took the Nice to Rome cruise and booked the Nice to Rome cruise again for our 10th wedding anniversary in April. We had the joy of meeting up with friends made on our first cruise who had also enjoyed thier first experience so much they decided to repeat it. There were 4 different ports of call so it was definately a different cruise. The delight of this ship is the crew headed up by Captain Carl who seems to instill his enthusiasm in being captain of his lovely ship to all the crew. There is a heartfelt welcome and desire to please throughout the ship's company. Our butler Ravin and steward Vasily were wonderful. They made our special day more special with a personalised card, balloons in our room and a champagne fountain for us and our guests. THe weather was not so kind to us as it was too breezy for the White Nights in Olbia to be quite as wonderful as the evening off Amalfi in October. For those of us who braved it wrapped in the ships tartan rugs it could have been a Burn's Night. It was still fun and the crew go to such effort to lay out the dining room al fresco around the pool side. The wind and swell meant that our tender port of Bonifacio was not an option but Captain Carl made arrangements for us to berth in Porto Vecchio which turned out to be a delightful alternative and allowed those who were going to visit Bonifacio on the tours to get there as it was only 18 km away. Azamara is a relaxed shipping line with excellent food and service. The speciality restaurants are worth the small premium and if you have an early dinner for sail away you have a brilliant panorama as you sip your aperitif. We love Oceania and think that the food is better on their line but they are the gold standard for food at sea.We will be sailing on their Nautica in June which is the same R class ship so we will be interested to compare how the 2 lines work the same ship. We have only travelled on Marina and enjoyed the extra space in the staterooms and spa and extra restaurants. However we love the ambiance of the smaller ships and have been wooed by the wonderful officers and crews on Quest. We have booked a further cruise on Quest's sister ship Journey next year so we would recommend AZAMARA to anyone. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
We took this cruise for the itinerary and also to try out Silversea. We had previously cruised on Seabourn and were curious to see how the lines compared. Our itinerary was wonderful - no at sea days and a new Mediterranean port each day. ... Read More
We took this cruise for the itinerary and also to try out Silversea. We had previously cruised on Seabourn and were curious to see how the lines compared. Our itinerary was wonderful - no at sea days and a new Mediterranean port each day. The ship itself was nice but in need of a refresh - you could see certain areas were showing their age. Some of the public rooms need to be re-thought because they really don't fill the need. For example, the library was very small (6 seats) and always full. Our cabin was pleasant but the soundproofing between us and our neighbor was insufficient. The food was excellent and we decided that the reservation-only dining options were not as good as the regular dining room. One nice feature was the availability of "health conscious" dining options at each meal whereby you could select something delicious and still be aware of the calories you were consuming. Service was adequate but not up to the experience we had on Seabourn where the staff seemed more genuinely interested and everyone knew our names after the second day. Overall, we would have to rate this as a notch below Seabourn. It is also worth noting that several Silversea regulars we encountered observed that they thought the Silversea experience had declined, possibly due to cost cutting efforts. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Why has the travel industry decided that most people want to be enveloped in shades of brown, blood red and gold during their cruises? As the Silver Cloud was only renovated a year ago, I was disgusted to find these same depressing ... Read More
Why has the travel industry decided that most people want to be enveloped in shades of brown, blood red and gold during their cruises? As the Silver Cloud was only renovated a year ago, I was disgusted to find these same depressing non-nautical colors dominating the palette of my cabin as they did nearly three years ago on the Silver Whisper. How about some cheerful nautical blues and greens? The beds are very comfortable, and the cabins (they're not "suites") are efficiently designed. I was glad to find the deck chairs on the balcony capable of various positions, so that one could lie back, although on the starboard side the ports of Valencia and Barcelona were hideously industrial and uninviting. We also lacked good enough weather to permit star-gazing at night, but, of course, neither are Silversea's fault. I thought the food was generally very good ( better than that served on my first Silversea voyage in 2011), however, I was disappointed in the overall quality of the wines (and I'm no wine snob), and I was very distressed not to find a cheering bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket as I did last time around. I was told that now you must request it in advance, but it's the generous gesture and first impression that counts! Last time around, the passengers were extremely friendly and most were in the 50 -- 70 age range, like me. This time, although the diversity seemed to be similar (one had no way of really knowing, as the line no longer furnishes a guest directory, which was extremely helpful on my first voyage, the general age range seemed more like 70 -- 90). I see no reason whatever for not publishing a directory, as individuals or couples could be given the option of whether they wished to be included. As it was, I exchanged email addresses with no one, unlike last time around. I met some very nice people, and would have liked to have done that -- too late now. In fact, I knew only one gentleman's first and last name, and I probably presumed upon him for this reason. This time, the average age seemed more like 70 -- 90. On the last night, due to a mechanical failure of my safe for the fourth time during 9 days, I missed meeting my fellow solo passengers at 7:15 in the Panorama Lounge, and didn't get down to the dining room until closer to 8:00 PM. At the first table I was seated with individuals who were hard of hearing, making conversation impossible. I was then seated by myself at a table until my loneliness was noted. Then I was moved to a table with no one directly to my right, but a person to my left who described the President of the United States (she was, of course, an American) as "little more than a monkey." At that point, I said "That's enough for me; goodnight everyone," and ended my last night of the voyage dining alone in my cabin. Silversea cannot be blamed, of course, for right-wing guests who can't be polite, but the line can be blamed for including Fox Television in its news line-up (why not just have CNN and BBC or include CNBC for some political balance?) Finally, there's the issue of tipping. Silversea says that tips are included and discouraged. However, on my last night, a receptionist told an inquiring first-time Silversea cruiser that the matter was "optional." How coy! This is an outrageous no-no, and should be quelled. Please be honest in your policy and the way your reps describe it. I would cruise with Silversea again, but I do hope that management reads these comments from their cruisers. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013

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