Cruising Review: Silversea’s Silver Shadow Christmas Cruise in Asia

Ha Long Bay Vietnam
Ha Long Bay Vietnam

For mature singles or couples wishing to avail themselves of a holiday cruise over the Christmas/New Year period there is no better cruise line to travel with than Silversea Cruises. My husband and I spent Christmas and New Year 2016 on Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow, sailing between Singapore and Hong Kong, and our expectations were far exceeded.  The ship was decorated magnificently for the holiday season with gingerbread houses and festive baking. Santa predictably made an appearance on Christmas morning much to the delight of the Captain’s small daughter.

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Cold Maine Lobster Tail Salad

From the point of embarkation every staff member on Silversea cruises demonstrated  outstanding attention to detail.  Each guest was made to feel ‘special, thus emphasising the high value Silversea cruises places on the delivery of exceptional customer service.  We feel that this the differentiating factor between Silversea and other cruise lines.

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Activity on shore

Every stateroom on Silversea Cruises comes with a butler, a maid, a walk-in closet and a fridge stocked and replenished daily with requested alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks Bulgari toiletries grace the bathroom.

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Cyclists on shore

Fabulous food and wine made for a spectacular holiday season.  The ports were interesting and varied with well-organised and escorted shore tours.  A highlight was spending New Year’s Eve anchored in Ha Long Bay dancing into the wee hours after a wonderful 6 course degustation dinner for all guests in the main Dining Room.

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Ha Long Bay Vietnam

The Cruise Director and his two International Hostesses were instrumental in making the single guests feel included and welcome. A highly-talented group of artists and musicians performed regularly in the theatre and around the ship.  No grumpy staff anywhere on Silversea Cruises!!

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Silver shadow lobster

Would we travel with Silversea Cruises again……..absolutely.

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