Michael's Silver Wind cruise review
I had sailed on Silver Wind down the West Coast of Africa in 2013 and was very satisfied. In this case, the ports were not as interesting as the glamour that surrounded being in such ‘less-travelled’ part of the world.
The attraction of this 2015 cruise was the itinerary – Asia to Muscat in the Middle East with 3 days in Burma, AND plenty of SEA DAYS – a major consideration for me when choosing a cruise. Cruises with a port a day do not interest me at all.
A midship cabin on one of the upper decks is very comfortable, even if the bathrooms are a bit dated, and no shower stall. I’m not one for the main dining room and prefer to dine in the smaller Italian restaurant. We were always looked after well, even though the food wasn’t perhaps as good as previous Silversea experiences.
Staff from many parts of the world add to the experience. Silversea choose service-oriented, motivated people. But one area that they are lacking these days is the number of Italian heads of department. I feel that the Italian restaurant experience was better with the older Italian professionals in charge.
Enrichment lectures are top class – it is a credit to the lecturer on this cruise that the theatre was filled each day to hear him speak first about the East India Company period in India, and then the role of the British government, and personalities of politicians and the monarchy.
This Silver Wind cruise review is the subjective opinion of a Luxury Cruise Review member Michael. It does not reflect the views or opinions of The Luxury Cruise Review.