Ed’s Cruise from London to New York on the Silversea Whisper – Part 2

Silversea Whisper

We are now on board this beautiful ship.  Although quite a small ship by today’s standards (only a max of 382 passengers), it is beautifully appointed and has all the amenities such as casino, shops, show lounge, bars, optional restaurants, etc.

Our stateroom (410) is the entry level of rooms.  Located on deck 4, we do not have a balcony but quite a large window and the stateroom is exceptionally roomy and well appointed.  We are not disappointed!  While our butler is available to unpack our suitcases, we prefer to unpack and store all our items ourselves.  A bottle of champagne is cooling off in the ice bucket for when we finish.

The beauty of a luxury line such as Silversea is that all beverages are included and tipping is not necessary, so our in room fridge has or can have whatever we want stocked.

The following are some pictures of our lovely stateroom.


The city enjoys a supremely scenic setting on Cornwall’s southern coast, just inside the entrance of the deep and indented Carrick Roads estuary.

As well as being a historic port and a holiday resort, thanks to the presence of its arts-focused university it’s a lively and cultural place. The town is often selected as one of the best places to live in the UK.  For our day in port, we opted to go on a coastal walk by the Lizard Peninsula, Britain’s most southerly point.

Although the weather was a bit windy and a little chilly, we were very lucky that it did not rain on us.  However, because the weather was forecast to get worse, we were advised to be back on ship an hour earlier than planned in order to get out to sea before the weather got really bad.  So, while it may look like we were quite bundled up in the pictures below, it really was a very enjoyable 2 hour walk, followed by a wonderful fish and chips pub lunch, complete with a pint of the local ale.  I should mention that this coastal trail runs some 300 miles, so clearly, we only sampled a small part of it.

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Upon return to the ship, we were sadly advised that due to the inclement weather blowing in, we would have to skip our stop in Cork, Ireland.  This was a real disappointment as it was going to be a highlight for us.  However, for the safety of the ship and passengers, it was felt that we needed to set sail for Canada, crossing the Atlantic and avoiding the remnants of a hurricane moving through the Atlantic.   I think we are in store for a bit of a wild ride the next few days…I’ll let you know!!

Experience the Sandals & Beaches Resorts of Jamaica With Casie – Part 2

After experiencing all the Sandals properties in Jamaica I believe there is a resort for everyone! Whether you want something quiet and intimate or busy and upbeat Sandals does it all for couples in love!

Sandals Negril Swimout Suite

Swim up Crystal Lagoon Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suite at Sandals Negril

Sandals Negril would be my favorite. The Seven Mile Beach is breathtaking and the resort is so beautiful! We were lucky enough to experience a swim out suite which I highly recommend. Being able to step into the pool from your patio and just a few steps away from the beach, what more would you want? The main pool was closed but I have previously visited this resort and the pool is one of the best parts! Entertainment staff will always make sure you’re enjoying yourself. If you ever find yourself at Sandals Negril don’t forget to check out Kimonos, a Teppanyaki-style restaurant. The chefs make this an unforgettable memory! Spots are limited and reservations are required*

My second favorite would be Sandals South Coast. A very romantic, intimate resort but still exceeding expectations in nightlife. Latitudes is an over water bar that features 360 degree ocean views. Either relax by the fire pits or in a hammock suspended over the water where you can enjoy sunset cocktails. When the sun goes down continue the party at the Martini Bar where you can find a DJ and dance floor!

Sandals goes above and beyond to make your vacation one you’ll never forget! From beautiful views to inspired entertainment to amazing service you are sure to have a good time. Gourmet dining and premium drinks are also a bonus! Do you ever stress about how much to tip your bartender, server or maid? At Sandals all tips are included!

Which Sandals resort are you and your loved one going to explore?!

Sandals South Coast