Silversea Silver Whisper Reviews : My Verandah Suite Review and Video Tour
Watch the video tour I made of Suite 622 on Silversea’s Silver Whisper Cruise Ship.
I like balconies when cruising. Knowing I can step out and watch the ship coming into port and watch the ocean churning by before bedtime are the only times I actually use the balcony. But sailing without one would be odd. I can’t give any logical reason, but it adds to the experience for me. The view from your own balcony is just better than the same view from the deck. I even like having one in the middle of winter doing a Transatlantic Crossing when there is no port to watch each day, and it is too chilly to stand and watch the rough waves thrashing along the sides of the ship for more than a few numbing moments.
On the Silver Whisper, all the cabins are “suites” and with the exception of the suites on deck 4 which are too close to the waterline they all have balconies.
We stayed in the aptly (for me) named “Verandah Suite” grade. These seem to be the most common suite type on the ship. Ours was 622 on Deck 6.
Cruising on a large cruise ship means they have more space to have larger suites as standard, and the suite on Silver Whisper is smaller than I have had on those ships. However, it is a generous size, feels spacious and has plenty enough space to have a sleeping area and separate lounge seating area with sofa, chair, table and built in desk. The 2 can be separated with a curtain. I really like this feature, as if one of you wakes up early you can sit with the main curtains open and not disturb your partner. It also makes the room very dark in the sleeping area, which is a bonus when sailing in the almost full days of light in Northern Europe in Summer, as on this Baltic cruise.
The bathroom is a good size, and have 2 things I think suites should have: 2 basins and separate bath tub and shower. The bathroom is covered with rich looking marble and you have a choice of toiletries. Our butter had selected Bulgari, and they had the most luxurious fragrance that lingered.
Other touches and likes of the suite:
- Butler service. As well as sorting out restaurant bookings, she also kept the mini-bar stocked with water and drinks. She would have unpacked and packed for us too.
- Choice of pillows, which you can request online before getting on-board through the cruise personalised.
- Stylish decor, and very plush sheets.
- Fresh fruit.
- In-room service, including by course.
- IPod player.
- DVD player, with massive selection.
- TV has news channels from USA and UK.
Any negatives ?
- More electric plug points would be nice. As a technology geek, I always have bits needing charging. There was one main plug, although I could have unplugged the clock to get another. I did find another plug under the small dressing table towards the end of the cruise only too! If from the UK, bring adaptors as the plugs are USA or Euro.
The suite has style. The suite is welcoming. The suite feels special and up-market. And most of all, the suite has a balcony!
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I travelled as a guest of Silversea on the Silver Whisper on a 7 night Baltics Cruise from Stockholm, visiting Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Copenhagen. Silversea are a privately owned, luxury all-inclusive, small ship cruise line with an Italian heritage that appeals to well-travelled, international guests. You can also follow Silversea on Facebook and Silversea on Twitter.