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Silversea Africa Cruise Reviews

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42 Silversea Africa Cruise Reviews


BIWOZ avatar

BIWOZ

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Voyage of Indulgence!

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We chose this cruise — 14 days Singapore to Mumbai — because we were offered a once-in-a-lifetime deal. Sadly, CV-19 caught up with us and seven of our ports refused us entry. Nevertheless, after 18 days, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ABCDMAX

1 Review Written

Exceptional Customer Service

This was the link cruise between Imagine Cruising’s Wonders of the World tour which should have included China and India - full review of that on Tripadviser. Joined the ship at Singapore and set sail for a 14 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Thisledome

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

China Seas Cruise

We were looking forward to the places we had not been to and on entering the ship and cabin, our YouTube expectations were met by the fixtures and fittings we found. On sailing North from Singapore to Thailand all ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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World Roamer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not a luxury cruise.

We sailed on the Silversea Silver Shadow from Dubai to Athens in April of this year - our third Silversea cruise . We had loved our previous Cruises on the Shadow and the Silver Spirit and particularly liked the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LittleRedJohn

11 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

Good, but could have been better.

The Silversea expedition ship Silver Cloud may be old, but it’s totally modern, attractive and comfortable. My wife and I had a wonderful 34-day cruise in spring 2019 from Capetown to Lisbon, stopping at 17 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Chopperman1107

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worse ports ever!

We wanted to go to Dubai and are experienced cruisers world wide. This is our 12 th cruise and it started in Mumbai. Mumbai should never be visited unless you like crazy traffic with shanties everywhere. Way way ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MelLuebbert1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Over the top WOW

This was our first Silversea cruise. We chose this cruise because of their unique destinations and excursions. Being a smaller ship was a plus too. First... the food was incredible; well seasoned, flavorful and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Pattigirl13

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Silverseas - What a disappointment!

We chose this cruise because of the unusual West African ports of destination. Also, Silverseas is supposed to be a "luxury cruise." What a disappointment! From our hotel in Ghana- where they were supposed to meet ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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LittleRedJohn

11 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

Pleasant, Enlightening, Some Problems

We had a pleasant and enlightening cruise on the Spirit from Cape Town to the Seychelles, with stops in southern and east Africa. We did experience some oddities and annoyances, most of them preventable by ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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norfolkmike

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Dowdy sometimes dirty ship with poor food

After reading earlier reviews we specifically asked Silverseas Uk for reassurance that this ship was indeed up to scratch, they said yes we would receive the normal 5 star luxury cruise experience..... basically ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Phil S

2 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Stay Home

This was first part of back to back. Capetown to Mumbai. Seemed like good ports. On second leg no outside entertainment. All we had was stable of singers on board. Did have local dancers at one port. A cheap way to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Vopocruises

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Silversea Spirit

Enjoy all inclusive smaller ships. Spirit going in for a face lift and expansion so will be even nicer ship when completed. Cabins are larger than most... dining experience at lunch is excellent... dinner choices ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Walker4mp

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

Having just returned from a 12 day cruise on the Silver Spirit sailing from the Seychelles to Mumbai I have to report a faultless experience. From the moment we stepped on board, from the “nothing is too much ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Susyj

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not up to Silversea standard

We've always thoroughly enjoyed our silversea cruises unfortunately not this time . From the moment we stepped onto the ship in Mahe the atmosphere felt different . Reception staff not friendly customer service ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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moesercat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise to East Africa on Silver Spirit

We were were encouraged to continue our explorations along Africa's East Coast because of a very favorable experience with Silver Seas on the Silver Cloud, along Africa's West Coast, 2015, Accra to Capetown. As ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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GeraintJones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Shabby ship.

The ship was shabby- worn out dirty carpets, grubby and dirty upholstery in the public rooms. The staff were obviously demoralised and indifferent to the passengers. The worst feature was Silver Seas arrogance in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Mandy 1234

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous Voyage in the Indian Ocean

We boarded the Silver Spirit in Dubai and sailed over to the Seychelles - lovely itinerary with some nice sea days as well. Getting onboard the ship was easy and very fast and just no Q's at all. The ship looked ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Pierreg6

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unfortunately it is not a 5 Star cruise

By comparison with 4.5 company such as Oceania and 4 star cruise company such as Princess or Holland, we do not consider silversea as a 5 Star cruising for the following reasons; - at least 50% of the staff are ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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tracy312

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing experience. Poor service, mediocre food, and low value.

I went on this cruise with my family (five adults total). We are all experienced with cruises and given that this is a luxury line, we were very surprised at the service we received and the low quality of the food ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Bpastor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great introduction to South Africa

Wanted to explore South Africa. Cruise enabled us to see a good deal of this country. We were guided by the knowledge and wisdom of an outstanding lecturer, Rob Prescot and the kind and informative interraction ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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robdarl

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Seychelles - NO Madagascar - Mombasa, Mozambique, Durban, Port Liz, Cape Town

It WAS going to Madagascar, but plague broke out there. They didn't compromise, we didnt for instance, call in at Zanzibar as last minute port space apparently unavailable. Just awful port of call at Mozambigue (an ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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auspicious

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not enough of interest on board or in ports

I chose this trip because of the itinerary and Sil Seas reputation. We went to Abu Dhabi where were were looking forward to seeing the new Louvre; t it was closed on Monday when we arrived!!! Why weren't we told ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Well travelled321

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Autumn in the med

We travelled Barcelona to Rome in November on Silver Spirit we did this cruise to catch the last of sunshine in the med. We started in Barcelona and ended in Rome The embarkation in Barcelona was seamless a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Saffron05

2 Reviews Written

BREAKDOWN IN REUNION

The ship developed a serious electrical failure on the second day in Reunion Island. We were advised that it was unsafe to remain on board - and bussed off to local hotels for the night. The next day we were told ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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RsLeland1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

3 Strikes and Out!

We choose the the cruise because of the destination, Madagascar and it's lemurs. We had booked 2 previous cruises on the Discoverer. The first was for the inaugural cruise after purchase/refurbishing of the ship in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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