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Web access on the ship is available for a fee. You can sign up for Wi-Fi access that is available throughout the ship, including in your suite, so bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Alternatively, you can use the five computers in the Internet Cafe.
Keep in mind:
The slowest connection speeds
When the ship is in port.
The busiest Internet Cafe times
Just before dinner and on the first and last day of the cruise.
It's the best place for pre-dinner cocktails. The choice tables for hearing the live music are to your far right as you enter the bar. For quieter conversation, choose a table on the opposite side. Sit on a bar stool if you want to meet new people.
Few passengers know that this deck nine hideaway is a quiet place to read a book. Chairs are very comfortable and the room is often empty or sparsely occupied.
The Observation Lounge forward-facing outdoor deck offers the best vantage for sail-aways and sail-into-ports. This space sits directly over the ship's bridge, giving you a captain's unobstructed vantage.
Chairs are nicely cushioned. It's a pleasant setting for meeting and conversing with your friends.
Parisian Show Lounge
Show productions and lectures take place in this theatre. You want to have unobstructed sight lines of the stage, so be aware that each floor level contains two rows. Choose a seat in the row closest to the stage. Otherwise, the person in the row directly in front of you could partially block your view.
Meeting new friends on a cruise is a time-honored tradition. When you arrive at The Restaurant for dinner, tell the maitre d' you would like to share a table for the meal. The maitre d' is often successful in accommodating your request - and in matching you with the right tablemates.
Arrive late at night. You're more likely to find a buzzing casino atmosphere.
An advantage of Silversea shore excursions is they are thoughtfully designed for Silversea cruisers in mind and have quality guides. And, unlike with many cruise line shore excursions, its tour buses are purposely not packed to capacity.
Some popular shore excursions become fully booked, so reserve them early. Your surest bet is to book them on the Silversea website before you sail - or, at least, soon after you board the ship.
Silversea Cruises typically have one to three formal nights, depending on the cruise length. For men, a tuxedo is the most accepted route, though a dark suit with a conservative tie fits in.
The other evenings are either informal (for men, think jacket and possibly a tie) and casual nights (think quality resort wear).
Women have far greater flexibility. A nice cocktail dress suffices on formal nights.
Photo credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes
Silversea Cruises' website - Click here to visit it for more informaton on the Silver Wind.
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