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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise
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ABOVE: A pipe band entertains Silver Whisper passengers in Invergordon, Scotland.


A 28,258-ton vessel isn't big enough to stage Broadway- or even Las Vegas-style musicals, and Silversea's port-intensive itineraries make entertainment less of a priority than it would be on a mass-market megaship. Still, the Silver Whisper offers a greater variety and quality of entertainment than you might expect. On our "Scotland's Tattoo" cruise, entertainment included:

  • Production shows in the Viennese Lounge, a large showroom with a proscenium stage. These typically included male and female vocalists, an adagio couple (Karen Stone and Zoli Bihari), a male gymnast-dancer, and three female dancers. The lead singer, Rebecca Lowe, also performed a show of her own late in the cruise.

  • A show by Ray Solaire, the Silver Whisper's legendary cruise director and an all-around entertainer who is best known for his remarkable (and unique) puppet show.

  • An evening with entertainer/songwriter Richard Sherman, who--with his brother Robert--achieved fame with "Tall Paul" and other pop hits before writing the scores for Disney movies such as Mary Poppins.

  • A concert by Vadim Brodsky, a Russian-born violin virtuoso who has performed with the Moscow Philharmonic and other major orchestras.

  • "Enrichment lectures" on history, literature, and cinema by three university professors.

  • Performances by a bagpipe band in Scotland and Irish musicians (including young Irish dancers) in Northern Ireland.

  • A talented lounge duo called "High Society" and the ship's extremely versatile band, the Silver Whisper Quintet.

  • Occasional movies with drinks and popcorn in the Viennese Lounge.

In-suite entertainment options included videocassettes (which were available free of charge in the ship's library) and a new ISIS pay-per-view movie system that was being tested during our voyage.

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"Scotland's Tattoo" ports and sights

Copenhagen Londonderry
Rosyth (Edinburgh) St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
Invergordon (Inverness) Zeebrugge (Bruges)
Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) Tilbury (London)

Ship photos

Silver Whisper Photos 2003 Silver Whisper Photos 2002

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