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.
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!!