Mediterranean Cruise Review: Silversea Cruises
ABOVE: The Silver Whisper in Katakolon, Greece, the port for Olympia (site of the ancient Olympic Games).
August is the worst possible month to visit the Mediterranean. You can't escape the tourist crowds, air conditioning may be unavailable or unreliable, service often suffers because of overworked staff, and you're likely to go home more exhausted than you were before your vacation. Or so we'd always thought.
A few years ago (in August of 2002), we went to Southern Europe for a different kind of summer holiday--a 12-day Mediterranean cruise aboard the M/V Silver Whisper of Silversea Cruises. Despite our apprehensions about visiting Greece and Italy in August, the experience was a pleasure for several reasons:
In this article, we'll tell you about our Mediterranean itinerary and life aboard the Silver Whisper. We'll help you decide whether a Silversea cruise is right for you, and we'll point you to cruise reviews and other Web sites where you can find more information on the Silver Whisper and Silversea Cruises. We've also put together a Silver Whisper Photo Gallery with captions that go into detail about the ship and the Silversea cruise experience.
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