Disappointing apart from excellent veranda suite.

Silver Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Silver Spirit

4 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 11, 2017

Ship: Silver Spirit

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Given what they normally charge I expected a lot.The suite did deliver top quality but that wasn’t very important to me I was more interested in food activities and entertainment .The food wasn’t exceptional for example very little variety of fish mostly tuna squid and lemon sole once they had swordfish.the buffet at breakfast and lunch was dull even the breads seemed to be those bought in rolls that you bake on board or so they tasted.the space on the buffet was very small and limited the variety. The staff seemed to be very varied in their standards few seemed to really know food or wine and some of the men were almost rude. At afternoon tea I had to ask 4 times for more tea. I got the impression of a complacent company failing to keep up to date and of a distinct lack of supervision and innovation. They sent me an email in advance telling me I was going on a different cruise which when the agent asked them they admitted was a mistake they then 2 weeks sent an email asking me to review the cruise I hadn’t been on. 6 stars I don’t think so.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet very disappointing nothing exciting...no better than on much cheaper cruise lines...main restaurant good at dinner but again not amazing no wow factor....Asian restaurant had a pretty good lunch and the best service.Wine and champagne were ok not exceptional . Service was patchy sometimes really bad sometimes great.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Only trivia and a small fitness Centre . We had 2 days in Livorno and nothing extra was organized in terms of on board activities in the bad weather.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Singing group was excellent but only 2 short shows on this cruise.otherwise some to me not very good jazz and 2 movies.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was v good .butler wasn’t used virtually at all and what I asked for they got wrong.butler had 13 suites to service with 2 or 3 people in each .

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
She is going for a complete refit.it was very cold in public areas when in port.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Large veranda suite very comfortable.tv hard to work .

Ship tip

Only sail if you get a great deal otherwise don’t.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

4 out of 5
Only nice weather we had was here lovely to walk around.

Marseille (Provence), France Did not visit port

Bad weather meant ship didn’t visit

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

2 out of 5
I’ve been here before and we had 2 days here.Its an hour in the train to Pisa which I visited recently and further to Florence where I spend some days recently so I didn’t re visit but stayed most of the time on the ship.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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