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Silver Spirit Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Unfortunately it is not a 5 Star cruise

Silver Spirit Cruise Review by Pierreg6

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

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 not easy to approach, they are not smiling and it looks like we disturb them

- the butler of our room was not proactive and the few request we made got poor reception

- a lot of small details were not addressed properly: the public restrooms around the pool were dirty and hand soap as well as hand towels were missing, around 3 o’clock in the afternoon no towels were available around the pool, some of the cushion of chairs around nd the pool were dirty

- the quality of food at the restaurant on deck4 was inconsistent at lunch as well as dinner time; it was very far from the quality of the meals served by Oceania and even by Princess

- except for the speciality restaurant such as the Italian and the French relais&châteaux restaurant ( but we have to pay an additional 60$us for this one) where the meal were very tasty, the other restaurants meals suffer lack of nice presentation and or lack of flavors especially the fish and sea food plates that tasted barely nothing

- unlike all other cruise lines that we experimented, there was no special of the day breakfast offered at breakfast time: the breakfast menu was always the same and was identical at the in room service

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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Even though it is quite a large cabin the configuration does not optimize the space. It is narrow to circulate in front of the bed. There is no night light in the bathroom to help circulate during night. A small flashlight is supplied but it does not operate well ans it is not convenient.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Port Elizabeth

Nothing to see in this town except the city hall

Richards Bay

The port as such is a very ugly and dirty and it takes about 15 minutes by bus to exit this huge industrial port. However the country surrounding the city is beautiful

Victoria Street Market

It gives us a good overview of he city

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Cape Town

Nice welcom at the embarkation and the cruise terminal is clean

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