Norway is amazingly beautiful. The cruise was good but not excellent.

Silver Spirit Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Silver Spirit

7 Night Northern Europe & British Isles (London To Tromso)

Sail date: June 12, 2019

Ship: Silver Spirit

Cabin number: 409

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

The ship was nice and the room was quite good. The staff was exceptionally well trained and pleasant in every encounter. My biggest criticism was my perception that the cruise line skimped on the quality of food in the dining rooms. The descriptions of the dishes were elaborate and colorful but that couldn't hide the fact that cheep sea food and meats were offered. The La Terraza restaurant had about nine pasta dishes that were all meatless except one that had pork cheeks. Additionally they had separate vegetarian selections.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food was very disappointing. The menu was loaded with meatless pasta dishes and except for the hot rock experience the steaks were tough and of poor quality. The fish offerings were also of poor quality frozen fish. How could a trip to Norway not have fresh salmon on the menu? The lunch buffet was only average again offering poor quality protein choices.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The fitness center was terrible. It was small and not well equipped. It was almost impossible to use the free weights if another person was working out in the small room.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The singers were excellent but the ship almost always used prerecorded music. This is simply another example of the cruise line "cheeping out" on things that they hoped no one would notice.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We found that all of the personnel were very well trained and eager to please. This was the most impressive part of the cruise.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Despite being a lower category the room was quite large and comfortable. No complaints there.

Ship tip

If you appreciate quality gourmet food go somewhere else.

Ports of call

Tilbury (London), England

4 out of 5

Hellesylt, Norway

5 out of 5

Trondheim, Norway

5 out of 5

Leknes, Norway

5 out of 5

Tromso, Norway

5 out of 5

Honningsvag, Norway

5 out of 5

Hammerfest, Norway

5 out of 5

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5

Flaam, Norway

5 out of 5

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5

Copenhagen, Denmark Did not visit port

We went directly to the airport after the cruise ended.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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