Didn't quite meet our expectation

Silver Whisper Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: April 01, 2014
Ship: Silver Whisper
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
It was my third time on a cruise and my wife's first and it didn't quite meet our expectation. My last luxury cruise was Crystal 10 years ago and the experience was better. The food and all-inclusive drinks selection is great with mediocre desserts but the dining experience was satisfying. Le Champagne was the best restaurant i had on any ship and it's comparable to dining on land. Overall service was only average and the butler was not too attentive and reachable as i expected though he tried to make our honeymoon trip special with two surprises throughout the journey. The excursions were bad and strictly catered to a much older crowd and they discouraged us (in our 30s) from doing stuff on our own so we were restricted to the excursion that they offered. I don't understand why NO FOOD except room service was offered between 4-7pm at any outlets except canapes. I am used to grabbing a bite and snacks after the excursions and were had to be glued to the room if we wanted anything to eat before dinner. The stateroom was nice\, clean\, and spacious with a slightly small balcony but it was good enough. On clam sea\, the ship is extremely smooth and quiet and almost no vibration can be felt but on open sea the ship can sometimes shake quite vigorously and the fittings in the stateroom rattle. Shows were enjoyable but very limited to singing and dancing with not much variety. The gym feels crammed and it closes at 8pm which does not allow any night gym for younger crowd. I liked the idea of an all-inclusive cruise but might need to try a slightly bigger ship next time with Silversea or another cruise line altogether.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Le Champagne is recommended but a little hard to book.


3 out of 5
Excursions are poor. Announcements cannot be heard in our stateroom so we almost missed our excursion! Virtually no activity whatsoever other than very boring pilates and yoga and nothing new shows at night.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
butler service is lacking and they cannot provide cocktails for room service after hours.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's small and cozy but too small for 9 days.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Amenities are good and plentiful. Towels changes are frequent and generous.

Pros: Route and destinations

Cons: Excursions and overall service

Recommends Silver Whisper? No.

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