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Silversea Expedition Cruises - Exotic Journeys Focus on "The Journey" - Silver Discoverer Indonesia/Myanmar Expedition: Part II (Ship Happens: Singapore Day 2)



Today the Silversea Silver Discoverer was to arrive in Singapore after her dry-docking and sail off, with me aboard, of course, to Indonesia.  Well?Ship Happens!  Not happening. At least not today.
Raffles HotelAfter my morning adventure (discussed below) I returned to my Noel Coward Personality Suite at Raffles Hotel here in Singapore to gather my things and head off to the ship where she was supposed to be docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Center.  Instead I gathered two letters: One from the hotel and one from Silversea Expeditions.  (Yes, you should complete all the pre- and post- cruise information when completing your guest registration.  And this is why!)
Silverseas' Silver Discoverer in drydockThe letter from Silversea explained that a ?technical problem with our engines? occurred as the ship was existing the dry dock and that I should stay in my hotel for an additional night and that Silversea would pay for the hotel and my meals.  After a bit of confusion with the port agent telling me I should move to another hotel, the Raffles front desk advised that Silversea had been in touch directly and confirmed it would reimburse me for my extra hotel night.  (Yes, Raffles hotel staff is excellent!) I am baffled by at least a couple of comments I have heard of angry with Silversea and also expecting the cruise to be of the same length (as if the next guests should have their cruise shortened).  This is an expedition cruise which, as I ...
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