Expedition cruising is full on, so unless you choose to miss out on an excursion, you have limited ‘free time’. This vessel allows you to make the most of that free time and pamper yourself in the spa, which features a beauty salon and massage treatments, as well as a hairdresser – pretty impressive. Additionally, you can work off a delicious tasting menu from La Dame restaurant at the best equipped gym I have seen aboard an expedition ship.
On that note, let’s talk about the food. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, which include the Arts Café, serving simple snacks all day long (make sure you don’t overlook its miniature ice cream parlour) and The Grill, a dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favourite place to start the day, the panoramic windows in The Grill mean you can enjoy your breakfast with incredible views, and while a smaller menu is offered at lunch and dinner (including delicious sushi) it’s always a great bet for a bite to eat.
The main restaurant serves a varied and exciting menu of à la carte meals, while Italian joint, Il Terrazzino, is open only for dinner and serves excellent Italian classics. Saving the best for last, we have La Dame, Silver Endeavour’s destination fine dining restaurant, for which there is an additional $60 per person levy for dinner. It’s well worth a visit, not only was the food exquisite but you can select either a full tasting menu or choose from a variety of gourmet options.