We chose the Explorer based on the size and reviews we had read. We were absolutely impressed by many features of this ship. My wife has numerous severe food allergies, and the kitchen team in every venue took them seriously. A big THANK YOU to Food and Beverage Manager Natasha. We saw her all over the ship, and she made it a point to check in with us to confirm that we were enjoying the dining experiences.
Our Explorer suite was outstanding, including Ravi, our Butler. The layout, size and finish out were perfect for our needs. The bath tub is amazing, with both air jets and Jacuzzi jets. Towels were very plush as well.
We enjoyed every show as well as movie screenings in the theater. Cocktails were well prepared and readily available. My only beef was that on Silversea, the pool bar opens at 8:00, vs. 10:00 on Regent. Also, there are no other bars until the afternoon that are open, which is very limiting. That being said, the staff was super friendly and remembered our names right away and throughout the trip.
Well laid out and beautifully finished. The wood was beautiful and the artwork plentiful. Excellent closet and drawer storage throughout. Lovely wet bar setup with fine glassware (including Christofle decanter and double old fashioned glasses). Bed was supremely comfortable, and linens/pillows of very high quality.
Pre-cruise hotel was excellent. The Four Seasons was well located and an elegant choice. Included breakfast was sumptuous.