Review In Brief
The Silver Spirit Veranda Suite is a spacious haven at sea. This signature Silversea Veranda Suite offers style and comfort, as well as a private teak veranda to soak up spectacular vistas. Read on to find out why the Veranda Suite is so popular.
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Silver Spirit Veranda Suite Review
The Silver Spirit Veranda Suite is the largest in Silversea fleet (and equal in size to that on Silver Muse). Silver Spirit marked a significant shift for Silversea when she was launched in December 2009. Indeed it signalled a move into a larger class of cruise ship. With space for up to 540 guests the Silver Spirit carries 41% more passengers than her immediate predecessors, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper.
However, the Silver Spirit retains an intimate feel and many of the staff will come to know you and your preferences throughout your voyage.
The Silver Spirit Veranda Suite is the most popular type of accommodation onboard and each one comes with a trained butler too. These spacious suites also have a private teak veranda and are positioned forward and midship over five different decks.
Silver Spirit Veranda Suite layout
Silversea refer to their veranda category accommodation as ‘suites’ rather than staterooms or cabins because of their size. Indeed they are akin to a junior suite in an upmarket hotel. A wide entry hall with a table and mirror runs down one side of the suite and gives access to a spacious marble bathroom and walk-in closet. The living space is divided into two distinct sections with a bedroom at one end, while at the other is a sitting area. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead on to the private teak veranda.
The Veranda Suite on Silver Spirit is the largest in the Silversea fleet, in fact it is almost double the size of typical staterooms on other cruise lines. Indeed each Silver Spirit Veranda Suite boasts an impressive 29 sq. m. / 311 sq. ft. of internal space, plus the famous teak veranda which measures 6 sq. m. / 65 sq. ft. As has been noted, the Veranda Suite on Silver Spirit is the same size as that on the new Silver Muse.
There are 218 elegant Veranda Suites on Silver Spirit, spread over five passenger decks from 5 to 9. Decks 6 and 7 have the largest number of Veranda Suites – almost 60 on each. For a greater sense of exclusivity we recommend choosing a suite on deck 5 or 9 where there are no more than 30 Veranda Suites.
The Sliver Spirit Veranda Suites are grouped into 6 different categories (V1 to V6) and are sold by Silversea accordingly. The only difference between these categories is the position on the ship, indeed each Veranda Suite is identical. V1 – V3 category suites are located forward or on lower decks, while V4 – V6 have preferred midship or high deck locations.
The famous Silversea teak veranda
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead onto the private teak veranda, which is a peaceful haven at sea. This extra deep, 6 sq. m. / 65 sq. ft. outdoor living space comes complete with patio furniture including two reclining deck chairs and a large coffee table too.
We think the teak veranda is the highlight of the Silver Spirit Veranda Suite. It is the perfect place enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching the sun rise over a glittering sea, or to while away a few hours over a good book.
A stylish living retreat
The living space in the Veranda Suite is stylish and comfortable with an understated Italian decor too. This spacious retreat is divided into two zones, at one end is the sleeping area while at the other is a roomy sitting space.
Guests can choose either a queen or twin bed configuration, either way the bedding is framed by a smart leather bed head. There are also bedside tables with deep draws on either side. The bed is very comfortable with a premium Mattermoll® mattresses as well as a choice of pillows and Silversea’s signature Pratesi® sheets. At the foot of the bed is a vanity mirror and makeup table.
There is a comfortable 2-seater sofa in the sitting area, as well as a coffee table and an armchair with ottoman. The coffee table converts to a small dining table so guests to dine in the suite. Artwork behind the sofa adds a touch of sophistication. On the opposite side of the sitting area is a writing desk and storage shelves, as well as complimentary mini-bar.
The Silver Spirit Veranda Suite boasts two flat screen TVs ingeniously concealed behind mirrors in the sitting space and sleeping area. Because of this, guests can watch TV from bed or the sofa without manoeuvring a screen. However, we did occasionally have difficulty getting the remote controls to work.
The Veranda Suite also features a clever USB/audio-visual hub so devices can be viewed on the TV screen. There is also a radio/alarm with iPod docking station.
Spa-style marble bathroom
In our opinion the spa-style marble bathroom in the Veranda Suite is sure to impress. The marble finish is accented by dark timber shelving as well as an inlaid timber floor. A Laura Tonatto® reed diffuser fills the air with a subtle yet exotic fragrance.
This beautiful bathroom not only boasts a full-size tub, but separate walk-in shower with glass door and an over-sized vanity with large mirror. There is plenty of storage space on the dark timber shelving either side of the mirror and underneath the vanity.
Silversea guests can choose either hypoallergenic, Ferragamo or Bvlgari bathroom products. And you are free to switch products mid-voyage. Plush bathrobes, slippers and Silversea flip-flops are also provided in all the Silver Spirit Veranda Suite categories (V1 – V6).
The Siver Spirit Veranda Suite has lots of storage space. There is a large walk-in wardrobe with deep draws and plenty of hangers, and there is also more than enough room under the bed to stow large items of luggage – even the hard-shell variety.
Silver Spirit Veranda Suite inclusions
The Silver Spirit Veranda Suite includes the following amenities:
- Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
- Sitting area
- Twin beds or queen-sized bed
- Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate shower and full-sized bathtub
- Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
- Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
- Direct-dial telephone
- Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
- Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers
- Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
- Plush robes and slippers
- Choice of European bath amenities
- Vanity table with hair dryer
- Writing desk with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
- Free WiFi
- Flat screen TVs, on-demand movies, and satellite news
With plenty of space to stretch out, loads of style and a picture-perfect teak veranda we think the Silver Spirit Veranda Suite is hard to beat. We rate it at 5.0-stars