Monday, January 19, 2009

Silver Wind: Richards Bay, South Africa, Day 7

What would you call a suite that is larger than a one-bedroom Owner’s Suite and that has the largest bathroom on board? Here on Silver Wind it’s currently called a Medallion Suite, despite the fact that it covers 678 square feet versus 587 square feet for an Owner’s Suite and 541 square feet for Silver Suites (Silver Suites are considerably larger and a significant upgrade over Medallion suites on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper.)

From our photos here, you can see the living room is spacious enough to seat a dozen for cocktails and four can comfortably enjoy room service meals at the dining room table. Three large picture windows offer expansive views.

There are two televisions, DVD and CD players, a large walk-in closet and dressing table, guest powder room, and the bathroom I mentioned above is massive. A water closet encloses the toilet and bidet and there’s plenty of room at the centrally located sink/vanity top to store toiletries. However, it’s the tub/shower room that’s jaw dropping. Next to the jetted tub is a rain shower in an area that could easily accommodate a half dozen people.

The only drawback to the Medallion Suite on Silver Wind is that it has no balcony; however, the suite’s best feature is its price. For one of the largest suites on board (and the largest bathroom), you’ll find it smack in the middle in terms of fare categories.

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