Posted July 18th, 2005, 12:55 PM
SeaDream is more casual and intimate. Because of it's size, you have more interaction with the rest of the guests. Service is exceptional. You feel like it is your own private yacht. No lines, no waiting. Tenders are always waiting for you. No balconies but didn't miss them. Bathroom was small but nice. Evening activities are limited to the lounge, piano bar and tiny casino. This would be the more adventurous choice. Loved the drop down marina. Would highy recommend you try this line.
Silversea is slightly more formal. Larger ship but not huge. Still an intimate feeling. Fabulous suites. I liked the service and did not feel that the staff was "into themselves" at all. More action at night. Great pool and spa. Wonderful food.
My husband and I both agree that this is a tough choice. Fellow guests were from every country, well traveled and fun. You can't go wrong with either one.