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Silver Wind Review

2019 Best for Embarkation
2018 Best for Shore Excursions
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Silver Wind
5.0 / 5.0
188 reviews

Pros
All-inclusive pricing, fabulous crew
Cons
Minimal onboard entertainment, small casino
Bottom Line
A luxurious cruise experience without being pretentious

About

Passengers
298

Crew
212

Passenger to Crew
1.41:1

Launched
1995

Shore Excursions
251
Sails To
Antarctica
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Silver Wind Overview

Silver Wind is one of the cosiest and most intimate ships afloat, with beautifully designed suites and inviting cabins and public rooms.

Silver Wind is a small ship -- it took about five minutes to work out where everything was! For me, that was one of its big selling points, as it offered a very friendly atmosphere. The all-inclusive drinks policy also does a lot to promote that friendliness, especially if you are cruising alone. 

If you like to do more than sunbathe, read books or eat -- and if your perfect holiday includes a huge casino, schedules packed tight with enrichment activities, and silly pool games -- this is not the cruise for you. 

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Fellow Passengers

There were 213 passengers on my around-India cruise from Chennai (Madras) to Mumbai, and they had come from all corners of the earth. By far, the biggest group was from the U.S. -- 80 passengers -- but there were Australians, New Zealanders, British, Germans, Belgians, Spanish and various other nationalities. Many were retired or close to retirement age; 140 were past Silversea passengers. Only one couple had never cruised before.


Silversea Silver Wind Dress Code

Silversea has a mixture of formal, informal and smart-casual dress codes. For formal nights, women should wear cocktail dresses, evening gowns or trouser suits, men should have tuxedos or dark suits. Informal means dresses or trouser suits for the ladies, jackets for the men (ties optional). Our 11-night cruise had three formal nights, four informal nights and four smart-casual evenings.


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Silver Wind Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.03.8
Dining5.04.1
Entertainment3.03.5
Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.5
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment3.03.5
Service5.04.4
Value For Money4.03.6

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Cruises on Silversea Silver Wind start from £3,330 per person.

Is Silversea Silver Wind a good ship to cruise on?

Silversea Silver Wind won 2 awards over the years, including Best for Embarkation in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best for Embarkation
  • 2018 Best for Shore Excursions

Silversea Silver Wind Member Reviews

agalies
Sail Date: Jul 2019
Silver Wind is the smallest ship of Silver Sea, only three hundred passengers can sail, the number of crew is 210, the first ship of the fleet, planned to be converted into expedition in 2020.... Read More
Rioruss
Sail Date: May 2019
Silver Wind needs sorting out and quickly. This overdue refit can only damage the brand.... Read More
HelenW76
Sail Date: Apr 2019
This was my 3rd cruise, my previous being on Silver Discoverer and Silver Shadow.... Read More
Knyght1
Sail Date: Mar 2019
A friend told us of a "bargain" cruise on the Silver Wind sailing from San Juan. Therefore, we signed up for the cruise.... Read More

Silversea Cruises Fleet

Silver Wind
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

188 reviews

Silver Wind has had a recent a refit which includes a new spa, new, beautifully designed suites and an overall refurb of cabins and public rooms.

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Silver Whisper

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Silver Explorer
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating


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Silver Spirit

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Silver Galapagos
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

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Silver Discoverer
5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

With up to 120 passengers, Discoverer is small but offers enough public space to give it a spacious feel and the pool deck is a major bonus.

Silver Muse

The newest, and largest, ship in the Silversea fleet, Silver Muse effortlessly ticks the ultra-luxury box with sumptuous suites, high-end hotel-style fittings, fine dining and personalized service.

Silver Moon

A twin to Silver Muse, this 596-passenger ship will offer multiple restaurants and lounges, inclusive fares and all-balcony suites with butlers when it debuts in 2020.

Silver Cloud Expedition
4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating


The ultimate luxury expedition ship, this 254-passenger vessel offers all-suite rooms with butlers, five upscale restaurants, an outdoor heated pool, spa and photo studio.

Silver Dawn

The 596-passenger Silver Dawn will be the third luxury ship in Silversea's Muse Class, featuring multiple restaurants (but no main dining room) and all-suite, all-balcony cabins.

Silver Origin

The first purpose-built ship in the Galapagos for luxury line Silversea, all-new Silver Origin will replace the line's existing 1990-built Silver Galapagos when it enters service in summer 2020. Carrying 100 passengers and a fully qualified expedition staff, Silver Origin will introduce several new concepts for Silversea, including the onboard edutainment hub known as "Basecamp."

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