What to expect on your upcoming cruise on SilverSea?? A fantastic, amazing time! We cruised on Silver Wind last October (2007) and it was absolutely wonderful. Met by staff members who walked us through the i.d. picture taking (with our champagne in hand). The Maitre D' knew our name the first evening and many of the other staff did throughout the cruise. Because drinks are complementary, it's kind of natural for everyone to meet in the bar before dinner. I tried an experimental drink one night and the next night it was there for me as I arrived. We went on one excursion on a catamaran and noticed we knew a lot of the guests. That's when the doctor of the ship sitting beside us told us SilverSea's excursions are exclusively for SS passengers. At one beach we had a barbeque set up and our waiters had black shorts on instead of their long pants. They escorted me to my group as they did in dining rooms. My hubby ordered a marguarita for me when I was out in the water and I looked up and here came our waiter walking out to me with my marguarita!!! Their fresh orange juice and home made caramel syrup was incredible. One night we were invited to a birthday party of one of the passengers. The magician even showed up and gave a private performance. The all-inclusive is truly an all-inclusive on SilverSea and their service is the best we have had! We've sailed on many others - Celebrity, RCCL, Regent, Holland America, Crystal, Princess, etc, and loved this cruise!
Enjoy every minute!