This is the first time we have ever felt the "need", to write a review of any cruise we have taken.. We typically take one of the RCCL or Celebrity ships, and usually, with the help of our very astute agent.. we get a nice cabin with a nice price.Overall, we are very satisfied with the service and food, and the entertainment tends to be very erratic? As many of you regular cruisers know.... the industry in general has become mediocre at best. The ships are gorgeous , but due to the need to fill these behemoths at bargain basement prices.. the service, food, entertainment, and especially... ATTITUDE has become somewhat numb! Although still a good value..cruising has become a "challenged', industry!
Here is the good news!! SilverSea has brought cruising back to an era when SERVICE was paramount! The ships are like private yachts! The cabins are all suites, and you can actually move about in them.. They have thought of every detail, and the word "NO", doesn't exist in their vocabulary! From the moment you enter their world.. you are a welcome guest! Nothing is too much to ask, and most times it's done before you can even think of it! It's as though they actually read "ALL", the customer comment cards from the other cruise lines and made the appropriate changes!
We actually had nothing to even think of complaining about.. The suites are gorgeous, the staff is absolutely wonderful, the food is truly 5 star, there is never a crowd to do anything, no loud music, no loudspeaker announcements of the "bargains", in the gift shop, never an attempt to "pick your pocket", in any way! In fact everything is included. Friends of ours invited us to a party in their suite with champagne, caviar, crab claws, lobster,.... It was all provided "free of charge"...and the cabin was cleaned by the time dinner was finished!
Silver Sea is definitely a amall intimate and very upscale adventure.. You really do "get what you pay for", with this cruise line!
We would highly recommend SilverSea to all age groups, except those parents traveling with children! There are no special areas or activities for kids.
Needless to say... we will be regulars with SilverSea in the future!!