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You'll be in the skiffs out on the water or on...
You'll be in the skiffs out on the water or on nature trails during the day so I would recommend long, khaki (or light colored) trousers & tops. Mosquitoes are drawn to black or dark colored...
Lucky you! I did a 4-nite cruise on the Aqua's...
Lucky you! I did a 4-nite cruise on the Aqua's sister ship, the Aria, this past May (which is highwater season) and it was fabulous! The ships are basically the same - they are both very intimate...
Greetings, Duct Tape and thank you so much for...
Greetings, Duct Tape and thank you so much for your very helpful reply. I definitely am planning on booking this cruise (along with Natalie), especially given your recommendations. All the ports...
Silver Cloud Cape Town to Mombasa Dec. 2015
Having done the SS Cape Town to Cape Verde cruise a couple of years ago (it was the by far the best cruise I've ever been on!), I'm very interested in exploring the opposite coast of Africa on the...
Good point, Canadian Kate - be realistic and...
Good point, Canadian Kate - be realistic and re-arrange/re-use. And Duct Tape, you're right, while I can't recall exactly each formal ensemble, I do remember you looked wonderful and I was quite...
This can't be true?!?!?! :eek: I totally rely on...
This can't be true?!?!?! :eek: I totally rely on the printed Passenger List both during and after the cruise. Without it, I will be hopeless with remembering names and hometowns. Seriously, without...
Thanx, CMHMarine for the detailed posts - keep...
Thanx, CMHMarine for the detailed posts - keep 'em coming. Having never been to Japan or Alaska, I am really looking forward to doing this cruise in May 2013 & am most anxious to hear your...
Thank you, PhilipB! How clever of you to notice...
Thank you, PhilipB! How clever of you to notice that. I will keep that in my bag of tricks.
Yes, I quite agree - I love to cruise solo on...
Yes, I quite agree - I love to cruise solo on Silversea (such intimate ships make me feel like I've joined a lovely house party to which I am warmly welcomed) and quite often it's the lure of a...
Absolutely right, Duct Tape. #738 is far and away...
Absolutely right, Duct Tape. #738 is far and away the best Vista on the Wind. I had the luxury of staying in that suite solo on the Med last year and I felt like I'd hit the lottery. It's very large,...
Bravo, Duct Tape - that's an absolutely brilliant...
Bravo, Duct Tape - that's an absolutely brilliant analogy (and so true)!
Have finally arrived home (spent a little time in...
Have finally arrived home (spent a little time in Madrid before heading back to the workaday world) and have enjoyed re-living this great cruise thru your posts, CKate! Thanx for taking the time to...
Just got my "Silver Box" the other day and am...
Just got my "Silver Box" the other day and am really looking foward to our Feb. 13th departure from Cape Town! I've also been booking a few special port excursions that are not offered by Silversea...
Thought I'd revive this thread as we are quickly...
Thought I'd revive this thread as we are quickly closing in on our Feb. 13th departure from Cape Town - yipee! I don't know about the rest of you, but I am getting so excited about this cruise! Have...
Yes, I quite understand that SilverSea is not...
Yes, I quite understand that SilverSea is not doing away with the Dinner in the Desert excursion completely, it's just deleting it from the options available to the Wind passengers on #2205. What's...
:(Update on Silversea dropping the Walvis Bay...
:(Update on Silversea dropping the Walvis Bay "Dining in the Desert" experience from the SilverWind Voyage #2205......I am still steaming about this & finally cooled down enough to send this...
Duct Tape, etal. -- Here's the text of the...
Duct Tape, etal. --
Here's the text of the email I received regarding the "discontinuation" of the Dining in the Desert Silversea experience (rec'd Nov. 23rd):

Thank you for your website...
Received a devastating email reply from Silversea...
Received a devastating email reply from Silversea advising that SS was discontiniuing this Walvis Bay Dinner under the Desert Stars and it would not be available either as a Silversea Experience or a...
Sounds like you know all the tricks, CASHIPman....
Sounds like you know all the tricks, CASHIPman. What email address did you use to communicate with Silversea about getting this excursion on your voyage's itin? I'm all set to send my note to them...
I'm on the Wind arriving Walvis Bay 15 Feb, and...
I'm on the Wind arriving Walvis Bay 15 Feb, and am also very interested in the storied "Desert Dining under the Stars" excursion - I understand it's not to be missed. However, this excursion is not...
We're also spending 3 days in Capetown before...
We're also spending 3 days in Capetown before boarding the Wind, and given there's so much to see & do in and around the Cape, we opted not to try to cram too much into the 3 days we have. We've...
Given the change of this cruise itin cutting out...
Given the change of this cruise itin cutting out Japan - which was my primary interest in booking this cruise - I've switched by plans and am now looking forward to West Africa cruise #2205 on the...
Good to know- does that mean he'll be at the helm...
Good to know- does that mean he'll be at the helm for cruise #2205 also? any scoop on how might be Maitre' D, or CD on this Feb cruise?
Gosh, thanks for that info on the Dinner in the...
Gosh, thanks for that info on the Dinner in the Desert experience, Duct Tape. The dear departed Count didn't leave much of an estate alas, but one of the many reasons I am so faithful to Silversea...
Hooray for you, Kate! Finger crossed you get the...
Hooray for you, Kate! Finger crossed you get the cabin you want. Looks like we're going to have a fun group on this cruise :p