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"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..."Read More
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Phil S

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Good, but could have been better.

Review for Silver Cloud Expedition to Africa

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LittleRedJohn

10+ Cruises

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 places in western Africa. Our suite was great, as were the staff and the public areas. Food ranged from good to very good, sometimes excellent. There were shortcomings. Three scheduled ports ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Midship Veranda Suite

68 Helpful Votes


Pleasant, Enlightening, Some Problems

Review for Silver Spirit to Africa

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LittleRedJohn

10+ Cruises

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 Silversea. But overall this was a fun experience. Even the internet worked well. We found the ship well-maintained, and our suite in good condition, with traditional decor. The ship is being ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

68 Helpful Votes


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Review for Silver Spirit to Africa

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Phil S

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 stick it to passengers. Main and veranda dining rooms very limited selection. The main dining room had a hamburger every night that had texture of baby food. Salad selection just about ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

65 Helpful Votes


Shabby ship.

Review for Silver Spirit to Africa

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GeraintJones

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 taking us to horrible ports - 2 days in Richards Bay - a coal export port in South Africa. Fine if you enjoy coal dust with your meals on deck. Second class entertainers and a ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Unfortunately it is not a 5 Star cruise

Review for Silver Spirit to Africa

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Pierreg6

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

5 Helpful Votes


Great introduction to South Africa

Review for Silver Spirit to Africa

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Bpastor

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 with Ira Feldman.. The ship staff was very professional. Excellent service without being overly solicitous. The dining experience was overall outstanding. Top cuisine choices ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Silver Suite

1 Helpful Vote


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AMAZING AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Review for Silver Wind to Africa

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Master Echo

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

SILVER WIND– CRUISES 2406, 2407 AND 2408 CAPE TOWN TO BARCELONA, 27 FEBRUARY TO 5 APRIL 2014 PART 2 AMAZING AFRICAN ADVENTURE Review of the ports visited during Cruise 2407 from Tema, Ghana to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands The review of the cruise on Silver Wind can be found under our posting entitled “West African Wanderings”. What follows is a review of the ports visited on the ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Departure Port: Galveston

27 Helpful Votes


West African Wanderings

Review for Silver Wind to Africa

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Master Echo

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

SILVER WIND– CRUISES 2406, 2407 AND 2408 CAPE TOWN TO BARCELONA, 27 FEBRUARY TO 5 APRIL 2014 PART 1 WEST AFRICAN WANDERINGS Review of the ship for all three cruises and the ports visited during Cruise 2406 from Cape Town, South Africa to Tema, Ghana SHIP REVIEW Silversea revised its passenger documentation arrangements around the start of 2014. Out went the large document wallet, that few ...
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Sail Date: February 2014

Departure Port: Galveston

27 Helpful Votes


Thank goodness for the good food and service !

Review for Silver Wind to Africa

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Lockerley

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The best food and service we have experienced over six cruises with other similar companies. This was our first with Silversea . The ship however was a great disappointment. It was shabby and dated. It needs to be sold off as I think it is past saving. The common areas are underwhelming even allowing for a smaller size overall. The bathrooms were so small we could hardly turn around. The shower ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

Departure Port: Galveston

159 Helpful Votes


Smooth as Silk on Silver Whisper

Review for Silver Whisper to U.S.A.

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Saga Ruby

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Embarkation went smoothly. The transfer from Cape Grace Hotel to Silver Whisper was so efficient that I was onboard before official embarkation time. I sneaked down the corridor to my Vista Suite to drop off my carry-on bag then went up to the Viennese Lounge. The classic Silversea hospitality had begun. Cape Town is a marvelous port for a 5-day visit before departing South Africa. Signal ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Vista Suite

2 Helpful Votes


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