Why the
Silver Spirit is special

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Top 10 reasons
why seasoned cruisers
admire the Silver Spirit

I informally surveyed passengers during a Caribbean cruise to learn why they liked the ship. The top ten reasons:


It's friendly, skilled, and polished. And officers interact with guests.


Every cabin is a suite and nearly all of them have large private verandas. The interiors are classy. Suite photos and amenities


Food and dining ambiances score high. And you can eat in 11 distinct venues.    Main dining room   La Terrazza   Specialty restaurants   More dining options.

Cruise fare

It covers nearly all onboard basic expenses - including tips, alcoholic beverages, and more.

Passenger count

The max is 540 passengers. Larger ships carry up to ten times as many.

Ship's age

The Silver Spirit's young and spiffy (built in 2009).

Fellow passengers

They are sophisticated, sociable, and well-traveled. And there are few, if any children aboard (no screaming and scampering kids).

Shore excursions

You visit interesting ports that are too small for large boats. And tour groups are small sized. Shore excursions

Onboard activities

They are geared for a sophisticated audience.

Public spaces

They're roomy, comfortable, and tastefully designed. Wait lines are rare.

More pointers

The Silver Spirit is not right for you if ...

You're taking your children and teenagers (there are no specialized facilities or programs for them)  You seek activities like waterslides and glitzy, big-stage Las Vegas and Broadway style production shows  Your budget is tight.

Is the Silver Spirit fautless?

No luxury cruise ship can be perfect, including the highly praised Silver Spirit. Failings are bound to occur because of the physical complexity of a sizable vessel and the large number of crew members involved. For instance, my omelet was missing the ordered cheese ingredient. However, deficiencies were few and far between.

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Silver Spirit tips & insights

What it's like on the
luxury Silver Spirit ship

Why the Silver Spirit is special
Lounges and bars
Main dining room
La Terrazza restaurant
Specialty restaurants
More food venues
Pool, spa & fitness
More onboard activities
Shore excursions
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Cabin photos and amenities
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Deck plans
Ship fact sheet

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