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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.
...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"...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.
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.
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.
See, just looking at that pic brings on palpitations!
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.
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.