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George Purvis says:

Hi Ralph,
I’m looking forward to what you have to say about your time on Silver Cloud. My wife and I recently enjoyed our cruise on Silver Shadow [Vancouver to Tokyo], however, we found ourselves a little disappointed dining-wise. This cruise had a culinary arts theme attached to it and we felt [compared to some other cruises] that it just didn’t measure up. The afternoon teas in particular became boring after the second day, the desert lacked inspiration and there was the odd main course that frankly just didn’t hit the spot! This was a contrast to what we have experienced on the likes of Seabourn and Windstar. Let’s see how you find dining on the Silver Cloud! Best wishes, George [Melbourne, Australia]

Stephen Potts says:

Hi Ralph – my wife and I are looking to book a 10 to 11day cruise around the mediterrean.We are 63 and 64 years old.We would like to see Venice,Croatia,Montenegro,Greek isles,Sicily,possibly Turkey and then return to Venice – not essential but preferable.We are looking for a good overall experience on the ship – good food,all inclusive package preferably,good shows and entertainment,sauna and steambath and spa with massages,good ports to visit and interesting land excursions,good cabins.
What cruise liner can you recommend to do this.
We have looked at the river shadow and silver spirit and also looked at the one of Princess ships.
Please can you advise?

Ralph Grizzle says:

Have you looked at Viking Oceans? I really like the Viking Oceans product. The six ships in Viking’s fleet carry just under 1,000 guests and have lots of included extras: WiFi, one included excursion in each port of call, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, a good selection of restaurants. 

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