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The 28,258-ton, 486-passenger cruise ship Silver Whisper and her sister cruise ship Silver Shadow, hold slightly more guests than earlier Silversea ships. As a result, they offer a few more options – Internet center, poolside grill, cigar bar. But the experience is still relaxing, pampering, and elegantly casual. Not to mention the little extras, like free laundry facilities and complimentary shuttles in call ports, that make your vacation effortless.
Silver Whisper ship’s passengers are an interesting mix – geographically diverse, mid-30s and up, hailing from Europe, the Far East, and America. Everyone of guests onboard is well-to-do. The Silversea Whisper ship (just like her sister Shadow) has one of the highest ratios space-to-passenger – at 74, providing more space than any other ship. Another impressing ratio is passenger-to-crew – which on the Whisper ship is 1.31 to 1.
Silver Whisper's 2016 refurbishment will take place by the end the year to get Whisper ready for her 2017 world cruise. The refreshed suites will boast dark emperor marble floors in their bathrooms. The sun deck will receive new loungers and a newly tiled pool. The Restaurant and La Terrazza will feature new furniture as well as hard-wood parquet or carpet. A couple of new satellite antennas will provide increased Internet speeds. On-demand movies and interactive TVs will be added to all cabins.
Silver Whisper itinerary program is based on luxury World Cruises and Baltic Sea voyages with departures from UK, Denmark and Sweden. The ship also operates on Canada/New England cruises from New York and Montreal, and sails in the Caribbean leaving from Fort Lauderdale, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.
In 2020, the ship will operate the world's first Around The World voyage visiting all the 7 continents. The 140-day itinerary (January 6 through May 25, 2020, from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Amsterdam Holland) visits 62 ports in 32 countries. Read more in the ship's Wiki section.
Silver Whisper is an all-suite cruise ship. It has a total of 194 cabins (all of which Suites, 4 connecting, 2 wheelchair-accessible) in 11 grades. The outside suites onboard Whisper range in size from 287 to 1,435 sq.feet, and 80% feature balconies. Even the basic vista suites (no balcony) are roomy enough and comfortable. The standard ones (vista and verandah) have sitting areas, large table, writing desks, video-players, walk-in closets. The marble bathrooms offer separate shower and tub. The owners’ suites are two, very spacious, featuring a living room, big plasma-screen TV, bar, dining and powder rooms, and one or two bedrooms (of course, with Jacuzzi bathrooms).
Dinner onboard Silver Whisper is the culinary highlight of each day at sea. The Restaurant offers 6-course menu, with a variety of choices, including vegetarian entrees and “CruiseLite” menus (low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium). An intriguing option are also the themed events at La Terrazza. Occasionally the restaurant opens for dinner throughout each voyage, offering any of 16 six-course menus that range from French, Asian and Italian to all-seafood. Terrace Cafe’s chef works with a sommelier to pair food with appropriate wine. Reservations are required because these events are limited to 50 guests.
For breakfast, Silver Whisper guests can choose from light food options, set out in the Panorama and Observation lounges, or ample buffet in Terrace Cafe. Also open is the Restaurant, though for more formal breakfast. Terrace Cafe continues the buffet theme for lunch and the Restaurant offers more formal menus. Poolside Grille is ultra-casual option – the menu features grilled chicken, burgers, fries, and salads.
Room service provides 24-hour comprehensive menu and during meal times guests can order from Restaurant’s menu. The Whisper staff’s service is efficient and prompt – upon request, you will be served meals course-by-course, or all at once. Silver Whisper gratuities are included in fare, extra tips aren’t encouraged.
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May be the busiest spots on the Silver Whisper cruise ship is the Internet Center, containing five computers, and each passenger has a pre-assigned onboard email address. An adjacent library with the usual bestseller type books and a wonderful selection of videos uses another two terminals. Silver Whisper also has a Medical Center, fully serviceable by the way.
The Whisper’s Mandara Spa offers south Pacific exotic treatments. Silversea Cruises forbids spa therapists to engage guests in their annoying sales product attempts at treatments’ end. Silver Whisper spa treatments include traditional facials, massages, and even unusual offerings. The “Indonesian Natural Facial” is made with ingredients from seasonal vegetables and fruits. “Ultimate Indulgence” features two therapists who offer simultaneous one-person massage. Teatments are typically priced higher than onboard other lines, and the reason is that many of them last twice-as-long as average. Spa facilities also feature steam, sauna, and full-service beauty salon. Adequate fitness facility is adjacent, with treadmills, weight machines, exercise room. Daily fitness instructor classes are offered. Outdoors is a pool (big enough) with two whirlpools. Other athletic features include a running track, shuffleboard, golf cage, and ping-pong.
Additional amenities include 2 Launderettes, Medical center, complimentary 24-hour Room Service, Internet/WiFi Access.
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