Silver Wind joined the Silversea fleet in 1995 and is the sister ship to Silver Cloud. This luxury small-sized ship sets sail with a maximum of 296 on board and combines a cosy and intimate atmosphere with sumptuous ocean-view suites, gourmet dining, and personalised service. Relax your mind and body in the wellness spa, indulge in retail therapy in the luxury boutiques, or lose yourself in a book in the library. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and whirlpools, work out at the fitness centre, or admire the panoramic views from the observation lounge. Step ashore to enjoy sightseeing, cultural activities, exciting adventures, and culinary experiences.
The Restaurant presents regional specialities, signature dishes, and open-seating dining; leaving you free to dine when, where, and with whom you please. The Pool Bar and Grill offers casual-style dining and drinks by the water's edge. The menu features light fare and healthy CruiseLite selections for breakfast, freshly-cooked meats and pizzas for lunch, and the interactive Black Rock Grill experience under the stars for dinner. La Terrazza serves casual, buffet-style breakfasts and lunches; transforming into an a la carte traditional Italian eatery in the evening. Le Champagne offers a delicious six-course dining and wine experience in an intimate, elegant setting.
Take your seat in the comfortable Panorama Lounge for freshly-made coffee, piano music, and uninterrupted views of the ocean and your ports of call. Sip your favourite tipple or tropical cocktail in the Bar as you enjoy chatting with friends, listening to live music, or showing off your dance moves on the dance floor. Pay a visit to Connoisseur's Corner to savour vintage cognacs and purchase premium cigars.
Entertainment on board Silver Wind can be as low-key or up-beat as you wish. The multi-level Show Lounge is a hive of activity after dinner; you can watch everything from full-scale production shows and classical soloists, to cultural entertainment and feature films. It is also the setting for port talks, enrichment lectures and special events throughout your cruise. The Bar and Panorama Lounge also host live music and dance tunes in the evening. If you're feeling lucky; why not take a chance on the roulette and blackjack tables and slot machines in The Casino?
Day 1: UK to Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Bridgetown and be transferred to the port to board Silver Wind for your 9-night Caribbean Cruise.
Day 2: St Georges, Grenada
Stop at St. George's on the 'Spice Island' of Grenada. Nestling alongside horseshoe-shaped Carenage harbour, the cobbled streets of St. George's are lined with pretty pastel-coloured heritage buildings. Step back in time at Grenada National Museum or explore Fort George and Fort Frederick. Head to the golden sand of Grand Anse Beach for a morning of sunbathing. The submerged gallery at Underwater Sculpture Park is a unique sight, or you can discover how the island's spices are grown and processed at Dougalston Spice Estate. Venture further to view local wildlife at Grand Etang National Park and cascading waters at Annandale Falls.
Day 4: Oranjestad, Aruba
Today, you can admire the picture-perfect beaches and exotic flowers of Oranjestad — Aruba's main port and capital city. Stroll around the Dutch colonial buildings and shop for chocolates, Dutch-made porcelain, and jewellery — particularly gold which was mined here during the 19th century. If you love the sand and sea, you have Eagle Beach, Baby Beach and Arashi Beach all within easy reach. Step on the ferry to Palm Island and relax on white sand or splash around at the water park. Take an off-road vehicle tour of the wild north-east coast or visit a former gold mine. You can also explore the Quadiriki and Fontein Caves at Arikok National Park; get close to animals at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Aruba Ostrich Farm; and dine at one of the city's seafood restaurants on the waterfront.
Day 5: Willemstad, Curacao
Arrive in Willemstad — founded in 1634 and now the capital city of Curaçao. Explore the Hato Caves or see beautiful flora and fauna at Christoffel National Park. There are sea lions to visit at Curaçao Sea Aquarium; lots of shops at Punda; and a church and museum at the nearly 400-year-old Fort Amsterdam. Stroll by pastel-coloured buildings with a hint of Dutch design in the city centre and head to Maritime Museum or Kura Hulanda to learn about the island's history. You can buy souvenirs from Willemstad's floating market and even visit a distillery to try the local liquor. Sunbathe on the beach, have a go at snorkelling and diving, swim with dolphins, and dine on cuisine influenced by Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Day 7: Scarborough, Trinidad
Bustling Scarborough is the largest town on Tobago and combines a rich history with a modern lifestyle. Explore the ruins of Fort King George; perched on top of a hill, this historic sight boasts breath-taking views, cannons, and the Tobago Museum. Soak up the sun or windsurf at Pigeon Point beach or discover the colourful waters and marine life of the Buccoo Reef. Alternatively, take a short stroll to the Nylon Pool and submerge yourself in the natural shallow waters. Pay a visit to the vibrant Scarborough Market or admire the indigenous flora and fauna at Scarborough Botanical Gardens.
Day 8: Castries, St Lucia
Arrive in Castries, the capital city of St Lucia. Step ashore and shop for bargains at La Place Carenage Shopping Plaza in downtown Castries, or venture to the heart of the city to the vibrant Central Market. Pay a visit to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Derek Walcott Square and the Government House; before climbing to the top of Morne Fortune to view Fort Charlotte. Spend a few hours at Vigie Beach or head south to Marigot Bay. Take an island tour and admire the majestic Piton Mountains, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Half-Moon Bay, or enjoy a picnic on a lemon grass lawn at Pigeon Island National Park.
Day 9: Bequia, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Bequia, part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a popular cruising destination. Found to the north of Grenada and to the west of Barbados, Bequia's beautiful beaches and slow pace of life make it an ideal port of call for relaxing in the sun. There is a selection of shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as lots of native wildlife to spot — including eels, turtles and lobsters. Explore the islands of Tobago Cays, take an island tour, enjoy a model boat workshop, or relax on the exotic beaches of Lower Bay and Princess Margaret. You can visit the maritime museum and Spring Plantation to get a real insight into the island's rich commercial heritage, too. Bequia has excellent scuba-diving and snorkelling trips to join, or you can head to the turtle sanctuary — which is dedicated to saving the Hawksbill turtle from extinction!
Day 10: Bridgetown, Barbados
Your cruise comes to an end in Bridgetown where you disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.