Standing Aft: The Sail-Away, Plus A Bonus Video, The Sensation Of Sailing On Silver Spirit

Sunrise, sunset or during a sail-away from port, it is one of the best places that you can be when on a cruise ship. Aft, at the far back of the ship, high up on deck or close the sea, it doesn’t matter. There is something magical about watching the world recede in the ship’s […]

  • August 9, 2013

Beautiful Bay: Silver Spirit Sails Into Kotor, Montenegro

I always regret using superlatives in print. They often come back to haunt. Just when you think you’ve experienced the best, something that tops it comes along. Today, Silver Spirit showed us a few things that were worthy of superlatives. From around 8:30 a.m. until about 10 a.m., we cruised Europe’s most southerly fjord (a […]

  • July 15, 2013

Silver Spirit Calls On Corfu, Greece: We Trek To The Old Fortress For Magnificent Views

It would have taken us 28 minutes to walk from Silver Spirit into the city center of Corfu, according to Google Maps. Of course, we could have paid the €15 cab fare. Fortunately, however, Silversea operates free shuttle service between its ships and city centers in most ports of call. That is one small perk of cruising […]

  • July 14, 2013

An Avid Cruiser Favorite: Luxury Expedition Cruising On Silver Explorer

Silver Explorer could be my favorite among the vessels in the Silversea fleet. There, I’ve said it. I love this tiny expedition vessel and the experiences it offers, both on board and ashore. “It’s expedition on the outside, and Silversea on the inside,” Hotel Director Marcus Path said to me one evening in the Panorama Lounge. […]

  • April 4, 2013

Arguably The World’s Most Comprehensive Silver Cloud Cruise Review

Launched in 1994 as Silversea’s first ship, Silver Cloud, along with sister-ship Silver Wind, measures only 16,800 gross tons and carries just 296 guests — about half the size of Silver Spirit. Kept up to date through regular extensive makeovers (the latest in November 2012), the ultra-luxury ship merits the highest superlatives, providing a world-ranging […]

  • November 14, 2012

Silver Cloud Vista Suite Review

Vista Suites on Silver Cloud typically are situated on deck four, but Vista Suite 736 adjoins the Owner’s Suite, 734, midships on deck 7. For those needing a little more room, 827 square feet to be precise, the Owner’s Suite/Vista Suite combination could be a good solution. If you landed here looking for information about […]

  • November 8, 2012

Silver Cloud Owner’s Suite Review: The Living Room

On Silver Cloud, the Owner’s Suite living room is quite a space to find at sea. It rivals living rooms that you’d find at some of the world’s finest hotels. The space is roomy and functional, yet warm and relaxing. You could spend your entire cruise here (shame on you if you do). There’s a […]

  • November 8, 2012

Silver Cloud Gets A Makeover: What’s New? We Show You In Photos Live From The Atlantic Ocean

Following a three-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy, Silver Cloud is making her way across the Atlantic with a completely new look — and I am on board with lots of photos to share with you. Simply, she is a stunner, but I’ll leave it up to you to judge for yourself through photos and stories I […]

  • November 6, 2012