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Old April 30th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Hi,

My husband and I have just booked our first
Silversea Cruise on Silver Spirit in September Any little tips/info would be welcome.

We have previously sailed on Princess x 2, QM2 x 2 and Queen Victoria x 2. Always wanted to give Silversea a try.

Thanks in advance.

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Old April 30th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Tina,

Welcome to Silversea! You'll have a wonderful experience. I'm sure that you, like all first timers, have lots of questions. It would be best if you could throw out some specific questions...bet you'll get many helpful answers. Those of us who love SS and who take the line's cruises anytime we can, are very responsive. Maybe you could number the questions and then posters can answer in their areas of interest/experience/expertise.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Well, when your vaunted silver box arrives with your tickets you'll need to do a "docs dance" to celebrate their arrival. Mine tends to be a bit of a fast waltz with the box ending up with the box on the living room table and me with "jazz hands." (just kidding...abit)
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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^ no he's not.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Welcome aboard...you will love it!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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^ no he's not.
HA!!!!!!! I don't think I've posted a video to youtube of my docs dance, have I?
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QE2 - Transatlantic (1995) ...........****.....QE2 - Transatlantic (2001) ...........****
Seabourn Sun - CPT-LPA (2002) .........***.....RSSC Mariner - Baltics (2002) ........****
Seabourn Spirit - Asia (2002) ......******.....RSSC Voyager - Canada/NE (2003)..... *****
QM2 - Maiden Voyage (2004) ..........*****.....Silver Shadow - Alaska (2004)....... *****
Silver Wind - S. America (2004).... ******+....Silver Cloud - Middle East (2005).. ******+
Seabourn Legend - Panama Canal (2005) .***.....Silver Shadow - Asia (2006)........ ******
Silver Cloud - India/Asia (2006)... ******.....Silver Shadow - Transatlantic (2007)******+
Silver Cloud - East Africa (2007) ...***** ... Silver Wind - Transatlantic (2008)..******+
QE2 - Last Transatlantic (2008)......*****.....Silver Wind - SEZ-MAA (2009)........******
Silver Whisper - Black Sea (2009) ...*****.. ..Silver Wind - Athens - Pt Said (2009)(T***....
Silver Spirit - Maiden... (2009)..... ****.. ..Silver Spirit - Mdn T/Atlantic (2010).****+

Silver Spirit - SCL-ACA.. (2010) .....****+.. .Silver Whisper -Rio-Cape Town (2012)******+
Silver Spirit - T/A ......(2013) .....****.....Crystal Serenity - Dover-C'hagen(2014)****
Seabourn Odyssey - Bali - SIN (2014). ****
.....Silver Wind - Mediterranean (2014)..******+
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:16 PM
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HA!!!!!!! I don't think I've posted a video to youtube of my docs dance, have I?
I would like to see that

" Do a little dance .... get down tonight !!"

I am afraid we are more refined in Australia - I just run around the house yelling " the Silver box is here !!!"

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Hi,

My husband and I have just booked our first
Silversea Cruise on Silver Spirit in September Any little tips/info would be welcome.

We have previously sailed on Princess x 2, QM2 x 2 and Queen Victoria x 2. Always wanted to give Silversea a try.

Thanks in advance.

Tina

...ask and you shall receive. i'm a chef and love to eat, so the first day on board i prepared, on our personalized stationary of course, a list of items i would like to have for dinner and handed it to the maitre 'd with a "small token of my appreciation" no sooner were we seated at our table he was right at my side going over the request one by one. at the end of our meal he had already spoke to the chef and "everything was set". one day at high tea we invited two ladies to dine with us, so i called the restaurant from the bar and told them there was going to be four for dinner tonight, "no problem". boy the ladies were very impressed, and most nights all eyes were on our dinner because it wasnt, "on the menu". another fond memory was a day at sea by the pool at lunch and the pool menu really wasnt doing it for me so i asked the pool manager if he would ask the chef to make croque monsieur's for our lunch. the pool manager asked what it was i said, dont worry the chef will know but he persisted so i explained. about 20 minutes later we were eating one of the best croque monsieur's i had ever tasted with fresh hot shoe string fries. i can still remember like it was yesterday. so i asked the pool manager to tell the chef thank you, and he said, "they kitchen was too busy so i made them for you"...

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Old May 12th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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...ask and you shall receive. i'm a chef and love to eat, so the first day on board i prepared, on our personalized stationary of course, a list of items i would like to have for dinner and handed it to the maitre 'd with a "small token of my appreciation" no sooner were we seated at our table he was right at my side going over the request one by one. at the end of our meal he had already spoke to the chef and "everything was set". one day at high tea we invited two ladies to dine with us, so i called the restaurant from the bar and told them there was going to be four for dinner tonight, "no problem". boy the ladies were very impressed, and most nights all eyes were on our dinner because it wasnt, "on the menu". another fond memory was a day at sea by the pool at lunch and the pool menu really wasnt doing it for me so i asked the pool manager if he would ask the chef to make croque monsieur's for our lunch. the pool manager asked what it was i said, dont worry the chef will know but he persisted so i explained. about 20 minutes later we were eating one of the best croque monsieur's i had ever tasted with fresh hot shoe string fries. i can still remember like it was yesterday. so i asked the pool manager to tell the chef thank you, and he said, "they kitchen was too busy so i made them for you"...

ENJOY!
IMHO, one of the nice things about Silversea is that there is no need to show a "small token of appreciation" to get something special. We prefer to show a token of appreciation to the staff via the crew fund. This money goes to the people behind the scenes who are really the ones doing the work.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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IMHO, one of the nice things about Silversea is that there is no need to show a "small token of appreciation" to get something special. We prefer to show a token of appreciation to the staff via the crew fund. This money goes to the people behind the scenes who are really the ones doing the work.
so true, there was "no need", but he went out of his way for us.
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renaissance, r2, portugal & spain, 00'
royal caribbean, B. O. S, transatlantic,03'
celebrity, summit, hawaii, 06'
NCL, jewel, transatlantic, 07'
Celebrity. millennium, alaska 08'
Silver Sea, Wind 10 day Med. 2010
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Lilant, this is an excellent example as to why my wife and I are so loyal to Silversea. Our experiences have been that the entire staff goes out of their way to be of service and in many cases, to go above and beyond what one would normally expect. On our Cloud cruise in January, the day we boarded was also my wife's 50th Birthday. As she was being escorted to the elevators by our butler, Naru, we casually mentioned that we were celebrating her Birthday and in fact it was today. Upon return to our cabin a few hours later, she was welcomed with a wonderful chocolate dessert presentation and balloons and electric candles throughout the sitting area. Absolutely wonderful!
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Our upcoming cruise on Silver Cloud will be our first with Silver Seas and we are looking forward to the ship and also the itinerary. I am concerned that the silver box may arrive after we have left home. What is inside please?
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Our upcoming cruise on Silver Cloud will be our first with Silver Seas and we are looking forward to the ship and also the itinerary. I am concerned that the silver box may arrive after we have left home. What is inside please?
Cruise tickets, little silver journal, tags with your suite number on and your 'pleather' Silversea luggage tags.
It would be a pity to miss the box, some of us have a 'Silver Box Ritual' that we perform on receipt...mine includes dancing around the house joyfully while shrieking 'it's arrived'
I've heard lately that some pax have been invited to print off their own docs instead.
I'd suggest you have your TA talk to Silversea to let them know what date you are leaving on your travels, if you haven't already. I seem to recall that being one of the questions on the Guest Information form.
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You'll get your Silversea document holder, contract, pre-printed luggage tags, two smaller regular luggage tags, a general cruise information pamphlet, and a couple of other small inserts about the Silversea charity and onboard savings program.
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You'll get your Silversea document holder, contract, pre-printed luggage tags, two smaller regular luggage tags, a general cruise information pamphlet, and a couple of other small inserts about the Silversea charity and onboard savings program.
See, just looking at that pic brings on palpitations!
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Our upcoming cruise on Silver Cloud will be our first with Silver Seas and we are looking forward to the ship and also the itinerary. I am concerned that the silver box may arrive after we have left home. What is inside please?
Enjoy your first cruise with Silversea and on "our" Silver Cloud. Have done much in the UK, Scotland, but not yet to Iceland. We loved our Silver Cloud experience in July 2010 along the Norway Coast as detailed below. Several on our sailing had had very nice experiences in Iceland. We had great food, staff, fun, etc., on this ship. Below are three of my visuals for favorite places we loved on this charming ship. Many more about the Silver Cloud on my full live/blog. Warning! It might make you want to travel along that scenic Norway Coast, etc.

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 70,487 views.
http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/s....php?t=1227923


Outside of the Silver Cloud’s Panorama Lounge is this wonderful, sheltered outdoor area with nicely-traditional deck chairs. You might needed blankets in going to Iceland as we did, but it worked well in great comfort for being so far above the Arctic Circle. Some are napping, some enjoying a book and one gentleman has his Kindle electronic reader. Very tech savvy!:




There was live music by this quartet for the enjoyment of guests experiencing our International noon buffet.:




Here is just one sampling of the three different tables with various dessert treats. This one picture is worth about one thousand fork-fulls. We have been told these delights are all low-cal, right?:

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