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Any Silverseas Experts Here?

Old Oct 20, 22, 4:59 pm
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Any Silverseas Experts Here?

We have a reservation on the Silver Wihisper next April, and could not get the Silver suite we wanted. There was one larger-than-normal suite available, the Medallion Suite. It is located by a stairwell and elevator bank on deck 7, where people will head to the Connoisseurs' Corner and La Terrazza.

We are hesitant to book it as we think it may be subject to more noise than we desire, but would like a larger room. Anyone familiar with ships of this class and the location of these suites?

Thanks!

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Old Oct 21, 22, 10:12 am
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We have cruised on the Wind eight or so times. It was our first Silversea ship and is special to us. We have been in the Medallion suites on the Wind but up on deck 8 not deck 7. Last time we were on the Wind was just a couple of weeks before the pandemic closed down the whole industry. We met and made friends with the couple in the deck 7 Medallion and they loved it. Biggest knock on the cabin was it has no verandah.
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Old Oct 21, 22, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Randyk47 View Post
We have cruised on the Wind eight or so times. It was our first Silversea ship and is special to us. We have been in the Medallion suites on the Wind but up on deck 8 not deck 7. Last time we were on the Wind was just a couple of weeks before the pandemic closed down the whole industry. We met and made friends with the couple in the deck 7 Medallion and they loved it. Biggest knock on the cabin was it has no verandah.
Thanks for that! I didnt realize there was no Veranda. That is a deal-breaker!
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Old Oct 21, 22, 10:34 am
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Thanks for that! I didn’t realize there was no Veranda. That is a deal-breaker!
The Medallions on deck 8 have verandahs. All of our Wind cruises have been in warm weather destinations like the Med and Caribbean so really liked the direct access to the pool deck. With only four cabins up there it is pretty quiet. The bridge and senior officer cabins are forward of the Medallions but the crew is especially quiet and we never have had an issue. Might add that having a verandah is a deal breaker for us too. Mrs K for sure would not take a cabin without a verandah.
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Old Oct 21, 22, 3:58 pm
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The Medallions on deck 8 have verandahs. All of our Wind cruises have been in warm weather destinations like the Med and Caribbean so really liked the direct access to the pool deck. With only four cabins up there it is pretty quiet. The bridge and senior officer cabins are forward of the Medallions but the crew is especially quiet and we never have had an issue. Might add that having a verandah is a deal breaker for us too. Mrs K for sure would not take a cabin without a verandah.
Thanks, Randy. I apologize--our reservation actually is on the Whisper. I'll plead guilty to having just been diagnosed with COVID, and hope that my brain will not suffer any more than a Wind/Whisper mixup.
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Old Oct 21, 22, 6:38 pm
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Thanks, Randy. I apologize--our reservation actually is on the Whisper. I'll plead guilty to having just been diagnosed with COVID, and hope that my brain will not suffer any more than a Wind/Whisper mixup.
Never been on the Whisper but I did look at their deck plans. I dont think youd have an issue with noise in the two Medallion suites. On the Whisper they do have verandahs. Not to worry about the Covid. Mrs K and I have residual issues but mostly lingering minor chest congestion. I dont think its necessarily long Covid but just the aftermath of this damn virus and disease.
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Old Oct 21, 22, 8:49 pm
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Never been on the Whisper but I did look at their deck plans. I dont think youd have an issue with noise in the two Medallion suites. On the Whisper they do have verandahs. Not to worry about the Covid. Mrs K and I have residual issues but mostly lingering minor chest congestion. I dont think its necessarily long Covid but just the aftermath of this damn virus and disease.
Thanks for your research, insights, encouragement and good wishes!

Be safe!
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Old Feb 22, 23, 8:27 pm
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I'll piggyback on this thread rather than starting a new one.

We're on the Silver Moon for 12 nights in June. Restaurant bookings have opened up, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to book. We have some OBC, so I definitely want one night in each of La Dame and Kaiseki. Beyond that, it's a hard decision. Any recommendations?
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Old Feb 23, 23, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I'll piggyback on this thread rather than starting a new one.

We're on the Silver Moon for 12 nights in June. Restaurant bookings have opened up, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to book. We have some OBC, so I definitely want one night in each of La Dame and Kaiseki. Beyond that, it's a hard decision. Any recommendations?
The one time I had dinner at La Dame on the Cloud, the food was awful. No attempt by restaurant to make it right. Im sure others have had better experiences.
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Old Feb 23, 23, 6:29 pm
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I have only sailed on Silversea once before, summer of 2021, on the Shadow, which I believe is a sister ship to the Whisper.

I found the Shadow to be an old ship with obsolete dcor (with the exception of the renovated Art Caf) and unattractive cabins and public space. I may give Silversea another try by sailing on their newer Muse-class ships or their expedition ship acquired from Crystal, but I will stay away from their older ships.
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It's like two different lines........4 older ships and the newer ships. I'll be cashing in a 14 day milestone award to try out Endeavor during June. No way will I pay to be on Wind, Cloud, Whisper, and Shadow.
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Old Feb 25, 23, 7:42 am
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It's like two different lines........4 older ships and the newer ships. I'll be cashing in a 14 day milestone award to try out Endeavor during June. No way will I pay to be on Wind, Cloud, Whisper, and Shadow.
Interesting. Maybe its because the Silver Wind was our first Silversea cruise back in 2012 she has always been our favorite. We took one last cruise on her in 2020 because it had been announced she was going to be refurbished as an expedition ship. Three weeks after that cruise the pandemic hit so we look back at that cruise as the joy before the storm. We were just on the Silver Dawn for our fist post-pandemic cruise and enjoyed the ship, its broader choices of outdoor space, the relatively larger bathroom in the cabin, and the expanded food venues. We did book a trans-Panama Canal cruise in late December on the Shadow and will miss some of the aspects of the larger ships but still looking forward to the cruise. For us it gets down to itinerary first ship second and there isnt another full transit any time soon on one of the larger ships, at least not one that fits us and our best friends and cruise partners.
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Old Mar 17, 23, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I'll piggyback on this thread rather than starting a new one.

We're on the Silver Moon for 12 nights in June. Restaurant bookings have opened up, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to book. We have some OBC, so I definitely want one night in each of La Dame and Kaiseki. Beyond that, it's a hard decision. Any recommendations?
I'd recommend making reservations at Silver Note (that's one of the toughest reservations to get) and La Terrazza. The Pool Grill and Atlantide are basically always available. And definitely try Atlantide. It's the "main" dining room but is excellent. If you're not able to get reservations for one of the venues you're interested in, ask your butler to assist once you're on board.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by pbjag View Post
I'd recommend making reservations at Silver Note (that's one of the toughest reservations to get) and La Terrazza. The Pool Grill and Atlantide are basically always available. And definitely try Atlantide. It's the "main" dining room but is excellent. If you're not able to get reservations for one of the venues you're interested in, ask your butler to assist once you're on board.
Absolutely agree. Silver Note on the Dawn last month was exceptional and La Terrazza is our go to restaurant as we love Italian food. I will say the Pool Grill/Hot Rocks can be a reservation issue. Really depends on the itinerary and weather. Most cruises in June are fair to excellent weather.not too cool and not too hot.and Pool Grill/Hot Rocks reservations can be a challenge. It has gotten better on the larger ships as they have more capacity but still. Worth at least one try to see if you like the experience.
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