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Silver Wind Review

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Silver Wind Overview

Silver Wind is one of the cosiest and most intimate ships afloat, with beautifully designed suites and inviting cabins and public rooms.

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About Silversea Silver Wind


All-inclusive pricing, fabulous crew


Minimal onboard entertainment, small casino

Bottom Line

A luxurious cruise experience without being pretentious

Silver Wind is a small ship -- it took about five minutes to work out where everything was! For me, that was one of its big selling points, as it offered a very friendly atmosphere. The all-inclusive drinks policy also does a lot to promote that friendliness, especially if you are cruising alone. 

If you like to do more than sunbathe, read books or eat -- and if your perfect holiday includes a huge casino, schedules packed tight with enrichment activities, and silly pool games -- this is not the cruise for you. 

Fellow Passengers

There were 213 passengers on my around-India cruise from Chennai (Madras) to Mumbai, and they had come from all corners of the earth. By far, the biggest group was from the U.S. -- 80 passengers -- but there were Australians, New Zealanders, British, Germans, Belgians, Spanish and various other nationalities. Many were retired or close to retirement age; 140 were past Silversea passengers. Only one couple had never cruised before.

Silversea Silver Wind Dress Code

Silversea has a mixture of formal, informal and smart-casual dress codes. For formal nights, women should wear cocktail dresses, evening gowns or trouser suits, men should have tuxedos or dark suits. Informal means dresses or trouser suits for the ladies, jackets for the men (ties optional). Our 11-night cruise had three formal nights, four informal nights and four smart-casual evenings.

Silversea Silver Wind Gratuity

Tips are part of the all-inclusive package on all Silversea cruises. There is nothing extra to pay, and the crew do not expect additional gratuities.

--by Jane Archer, a U.K.-based Cruise Critic contributor

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Silversea Silver Wind Ship Stats

  • Crew: 212
  • Launched: 1995
  • Decks: 8
  • Passengers: 298
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • CDC Score: 79
Silver Wind Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 3.0 0.0
Family 1.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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Silversea Silver Wind Member Reviews

Silver Wind
Sail Date: Mar 2019
A friend told us of a "bargain" cruise on the Silver Wind sailing from San Juan. Therefore, we signed up for the cruise. The Silver Wind is an older ship which apparently is due for a makeover in 2020...Read More
Silver Wind
Sail Date: Dec 2018
We chose Silversea due to their reputation for service and chose Silver Wind in particular due to its small size and itinerary. We had a wonderful time and overall were very pleased with our cruise. ...Read More
Silver Wind
Sail Date: Aug 2018
married). For an added bonus the cruise started and ended at Tower Bridge in London (where the Silver Wind tied up alongside HMS Belfast). Due to nature of the location at Tower Bridge embarkation and...Read More
Silver Wind
Sail Date: Oct 2018
hospitality! But having read some other very negative reviews from earlier recent cruisers on Silver Wind we were concerned that we could be embarking on a nightmare experience. However having cruised...Read More

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