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We choose this cruise line and ship because friends raved about it and we enjoy luxury cruising. Sadly, we did not think it lived up to the standard we are used to on Crystal. 1. There were things not working on the ship. The forward elevator was out the entire trip and it was out the cruise before ours. Our room was freezing for 2 days before my husband found the head of Hotel and she got engineering/maintenance to get it working after an assistant tried to fix it and said it was working, but still was not. 2. Many people got sick while aboard 3. Menus were never changed in the different restaurants with the exception being on Christmas and New Years. Only the La Dame ($60 per person charge) was cozy with an outstanding menu. We went twice. 4. We enjoyed the different all day snacks at The Arts Cafe in the back of the ship with lounge seating outside as well. At 3:00 five different cakes were served and different ones each day. Different salads in a small glass container, great coffees, cookies, sandwiches, etc. 5. We also enjoyed the Panorama Lounge before dinner with live music, dancing and cocktails. 6. We liked the ambiance in The Silver Note restaurant and the lovely live dinner music during dinner. The menu was not very much to our liking very though. We liked the menu at Indochine restaurant, but not the decor as it was very contemporary, open and not cozy. The outside restaurant at night was by the pool and called "Hot Rocks" where you cook your own steaks or fish or whatever on a very hot plate. I had the best filet mignon I've ever had there. 7. Most of the shows were so-so with the exception of two, which were excellent. The Silver Note Singers did their best. 8. No one remembered our name except our butler and his assistant. 9. Most all of the staff was very friendly, although a couple of the men in charge in the restaurants had “attitude”. Most everyone tries, but do not quite make the cut. 10. Not very many activities but they had bridge play and lessons, black jack and poker tournaments, occasional dance lesson, trivia, occasional bingo. Most of the activities were held at the same time or would overlap so we had to choose one. 11. We went on two excursions and one was barely acceptable. There were two enrichment speakers and one was quite interesting about Radio City Music Hall, Bob Fosse, etc. 12. This was a Holiday cruise, so there were a few families on board. Sometimes the kids got rambunctious, but generally it was a quiet seniors cruise, which we liked! We thought the cruise did not accept anyone under 18 years, but we were wrong! 13. Embarkation was a breeze and debarkation took forever. 14. We feel we got our money's worth, but we are not sure we would go again--would have to be the right destination for the right price!

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Silver Spirit Cruise Review by Gypsies-on-the-Go

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Classic Veranda Suite
We choose this cruise line and ship because friends raved about it and we enjoy luxury cruising. Sadly, we did not think it lived up to the standard we are used to on Crystal.

1. There were things not working on the ship. The forward elevator was out the entire trip and it was out the cruise before ours. Our room was freezing for 2 days before my husband found the head of Hotel and she got engineering/maintenance to get it working after an assistant tried to fix it and said it was working, but still was not.

2. Many people got sick while aboard

3. Menus were never changed in the different restaurants with the exception being on Christmas and New Years. Only the La Dame ($60 per person charge) was cozy with an outstanding menu. We went twice.

4. We enjoyed the different all day snacks at The Arts Cafe in the back of the ship with lounge seating outside as well. At 3:00 five different cakes were served and different ones each day. Different salads in a small glass container, great coffees, cookies, sandwiches, etc.

5. We also enjoyed the Panorama Lounge before dinner with live music, dancing and cocktails.

6. We liked the ambiance in The Silver Note restaurant and the lovely live dinner music during dinner. The menu was not very much to our liking very though. We liked the menu at Indochine restaurant, but not the decor as it was very contemporary, open and not cozy. The outside restaurant at night was by the pool and called "Hot Rocks" where you cook your own steaks or fish or whatever on a very hot plate. I had the best filet mignon I've ever had there.

7. Most of the shows were so-so with the exception of two, which were excellent. The Silver Note Singers did their best.

8. No one remembered our name except our butler and his assistant.

9. Most all of the staff was very friendly, although a couple of the men in charge in the restaurants had “attitude”. Most everyone tries, but do not quite make the cut.

10. Not very many activities but they had bridge play and lessons, black jack and poker tournaments, occasional dance lesson, trivia, occasional bingo. Most of the activities were held at the same time or would overlap so we had to choose one.

11. We went on two excursions and one was barely acceptable. There were two enrichment speakers and one was quite interesting about Radio City Music Hall, Bob Fosse, etc.

12. This was a Holiday cruise, so there were a few families on board. Sometimes the kids got rambunctious, but generally it was a quiet seniors cruise, which we liked! We thought the cruise did not accept anyone under 18 years, but we were wrong!

13. Embarkation was a breeze and debarkation took forever.

14. We feel we got our money's worth, but we are not sure we would go again--would have to be the right destination for the right price!
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Cabin Review

Classic Veranda Suite
Cabin CV 606
We really liked the layout of the suite and it was larger than most ships we've been on. Our cabin was very nice and always cleaned well. The bed was very hard until we had a foam topper put on. Super attentive butler and assistant. We had to open our door to hear the announcements by the cruise director and the captain.The bathroom had both a shower and very large tub. The sink was huge and took up most of the counter top. The towels were very large bath sheets which were wonderful and the choice of soaps and body lotion was great--Bulgari and Ortigia. The stateroom decor was very simplistic and soothing colors. There was a big vanity, couch and chair, coffee table and two side tables. There was no 110 outlet on one side of the bed which was inconvenient, so we had to get an extension cord. The sheets were wonderful. Our butler made sure there was always fresh water and anything we wanted. However, we had no flowers or fresh fruit ever in our room, which we thought was a big lack. The sliding door to the deck was heavy and blocked all noise. There were two lounge chairs on the deck along with a table. The curtains were black out plus there were sheers.The carpet was clean and so was everything else! There was a magnifying mirror and a hair dryer. All in all, we were very pleased with our cabin.
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