5 Silversea Silver Wind Caribbean - Western Cruise Reviews

This was our fourth trip with Silver Seas and it won't be the last. I'm a bit disappointed that we can't post these comments on TripAdvisor but hope they receive the same traction as we do on TA. We enjoy finer properties, ... Read More
This was our fourth trip with Silver Seas and it won't be the last. I'm a bit disappointed that we can't post these comments on TripAdvisor but hope they receive the same traction as we do on TA. We enjoy finer properties, service and staffing excellence and the Silver Wind did not disappoint in the slightest. There were many shining stars on their team and the most notable where the restaurant manager, Damian Wlodoraczyk who could not have slept much but assured that every dining venue was perfect. His colleague Joy in the aft dining room was cut from the same cloth as were the pool staff, especially Alfonso, Alison and Dexter. They were all more than attentive, polite and professional. Samantha Hahn, the perfect German Hotelier made the rooms and staff shine and we are indebted to her and her boss, Daniel Ilios (Hotel Director) for all that they did to make our voyage so enormously enjoyable. I did ask each and every one of these folks for their names so that proper attribution could be provided along with the respect and admiration I share for their professionalism and service. Thank you and we look forward to our next voyage sometime very soon - we hope! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
The cruise through the Caribbean Islands was lovely. Be aware the ship is quite small and book a mid ship cabin as to make sure there are not any rough days. We sailed from San Juan to Ft. Lauderdale with stops at many of the islands. The ... Read More
The cruise through the Caribbean Islands was lovely. Be aware the ship is quite small and book a mid ship cabin as to make sure there are not any rough days. We sailed from San Juan to Ft. Lauderdale with stops at many of the islands. The excursions were great with easy on and off the ship. The service was fantastic! Having a butler for your cabin is very nice and be sure to have a balcony. The food was very good. Gratuities were included, but we added to some of the staff that went over and beyond. The only things that were not fantastic was the entertainment, which was very limited and the casino, very, very small and nobody ever there. Definitely for an older more sophisticated group...but we had a great time. This is definitely not a cruise for children. I would suggest a Royal Caribbean ship with all the activities if you are bringing children. We will probably take another Silver Seas cruise, but on a larger ship. March was a great time to take this cruise. The weather was fantastic. Be sure to make reservations prior to boarding for spa treatments, beauty salon and excursions. They do fill up. We did spend a night in San Juan prior to boarding at The Condado Vanderbilt. Highly recommended! Dinner at 1919 was spectacular and not too far from the pier. Have a wonderful time! You will not be disappointed! We enjoyed every minute and met some new friends! Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Booked with Silversea with high expectations, having been on two superb Seaborn cruises. The suite was very dated with drab furnishings and what looked like the original 25 year old bathroom.shower in the small bath, difficult to ... Read More
Booked with Silversea with high expectations, having been on two superb Seaborn cruises. The suite was very dated with drab furnishings and what looked like the original 25 year old bathroom.shower in the small bath, difficult to access, nice toiletry. Very little interesting activities on board, unless you like unaccompanied bridge!, or a wine tasting at 11am in the dining room. The boutique is ridiculous and so overpriced with poor stock, unless you wanted a white teeshirt for $110. Entertainment was poor with half a dozen young singers and recorded music. Several people commented that the food was very basic with mostly cheap ingredients. Food in the main restaurant was often lukewarm and the appetisers so small as to be a bit pointless. We ate in the Terrazzo restaurant mostly which was certainly better although repetitive, service here was excellent. The pool cafe was very ordinary and when they got really busy half the ingredients were sometime left off the dish. Service was very mixed. All in all a bit pretentious what with butlers, and certainly did not live up to the advertising. Definitely not recommended to cruise on this ship.cant speak for the other ships in the company. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Sailed luxury cruising (six star) several times but first time with Silversea Cruises. 1. First impression, embarkation smooth no long lines which was a plus point 1/2 glass of sparkling wine on arrival 2. Cabin old and tired. ... Read More
Sailed luxury cruising (six star) several times but first time with Silversea Cruises. 1. First impression, embarkation smooth no long lines which was a plus point 1/2 glass of sparkling wine on arrival 2. Cabin old and tired. No champagne in cabin on arrival. No fresh fruit daily or coffee maker. Small bathroom, shower over bath showing its age. Very old and grey bathrobe. Had to ask for toiletries to be replaced on occasion. Very noisy in cabin from engine, anchor, vibration etc. not much sleep at all throughout the cruise. Bar set up was organised by the butler but not topped up with soda etc or wine replaced until reminded. 3. Muster drill well organised 4. Pool grill excellent - especially fish of the day and the snacks. Pool staff worked extremely hard all day supplying food and drink replacing pool towels etc. pool and jacuzzi's clean. 5. Hot rocks - nothing spectacular basic food 6. Buffet breakfast again basic 7. The restaurant - again nothing special. No wow factor - food ok not as expected from a luxury cruise line. Food occasionally Luke warm. Did wait 20 minutes before being offered wine. 8. Did not go to the le champagne restaurant so cannot comment. This is an extra cost restaurant. 9. La terazza nice experience in the evening good service. 10. The Bar. Nice place for socialising and pre drinks. Good service with canapés. The live music in the bar excellent. 11. Did not go to any shows as retired early. 12. Trips ok extra cost Although the staff were amazing and worked extremely hard I thought the cruise overall was average, certainly not six star. More like 3 to 4 star. I cannot see how Silversea can justify the prices they are charging for their cruises. I will not be returning. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
This was my first cruise with Silverseas and unfortunately it was not what I expected ! The ship was very " tired " and tatty in places, it is in my opinion ready for either a complete refurbishment or ready for retirement from ... Read More
This was my first cruise with Silverseas and unfortunately it was not what I expected ! The ship was very " tired " and tatty in places, it is in my opinion ready for either a complete refurbishment or ready for retirement from the fleet. Cabins are definitely in need of upgrading, carpets were in need of replacing, no tea or coffee facilities and bathrooms were cold and tired. Balcony was rusty and shabby. Service of the cabins was at best mediocre. Entertainment, Oh dear, this was one of the biggest disappointments. This did not cater for the age of the passengers on this ship at all. The 6 singers were all very pleasant but were too young and inexperienced for this cruise. No good shows, awful costumes that didn't fit and a terrible sound system did not bode well. Perry, the pianist in the lounge was excellent but that was it ! Dining, Le Champagne is not worth the extra money and to be honest the food in the main restaurant was nicer. Service in Le Restaurant was excellent and the food wonderful. Dining on the pool deck was also good and again excellent service . In short this was an enjoyable cruise but not an excellent one and definitely not worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Silver Wind Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 3.8
Dining 5.0 4.0
Entertainment 3.0 3.4
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.5
Family 1.0 3.5
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 3.0 3.5
Service 5.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.6
Rates 5.0 4.0

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