Silver Whisper has a nice blend of traditional cruise-style rooms-with-a-view. The Panorama Lounge, aft, and the Observation Lounge, forward, offer panoramic views. There's the Card Room for bridge, a conference center with chess-set embossed tables, and The Bar, a cozy lounge-with-dance floor. Distinctive hideaways include The Humidor, the ship's cigar bar and the casino-adjacent Grappa Bar. The ship has transformed its Champagne Bar, which is next to the Terrace Cafe, into a private dining and wine tasting venue. The room can be rented by passengers for a fee.
The Viennese Lounge, in lush red and gold, is the elegant two-level showroom and hosts everything from cooking demonstrations and shore excursion talks to film showings and live performances. There are two shops: one sells pricey apparel and accessories and Bvlgari is a jewelry boutique.
One of the busiest spots on the ship is the Internet Center, which contains five computer terminals (every passenger is pre-assigned an onboard email address). The adjacent bookshelf-lined library - with the usual cruise ship collection of bestseller type books along with a wonderfully eclectic selection of videos - has another two terminals. Even that wasn't enough on our recent cruise; passengers often had to wait for a terminal (the ship's highly erratic and completely unpredictable satellite connections didn't help). On the serious side, the ship has a fully serviceable Medical Center.