Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

There's still time for one last summer adventure before school starts! Check out what it's like aboard our Silver Meteorwhich runs between Miami and NYC everyday, through the CruiseMaven's #AmtrakGram pics.

Savannah

The Silver Service has two routes--the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor, both stop in beautiful Savannah, Ga. Check out the differences between the two routes here.

Silver Meteor Train Attendant

Joseph checks tickets, answers questions and cracks a few jokes with passengers on the Silver Service. When you ride a long-distance train, you can ride in a coach seat (above) or in a sleeper car (below).

Silver Service Bedroom

The Silver Meteor's sleeper cars include roomettes, bedrooms, bedroom suites and accessible bedrooms, which sleep anywhere from two to four adults depending on which one you book.

Silver Meteor Bathroom

The accessible bedroom on Amtrak's Silver Service sleeps up to two adults and includes a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. There's also special storage for a wheelchair.

SalmonIn addition to getting your own train attendant (which is basically like room service but way better), you also get free meals in the dining car when you book a sleeper. #nomnomnom

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14 comments
MarianAustin
MarianAustin

The east coast sleeper cars have toilets and sinks in  both roomette and bedrooms......Bedrooms also have a shower in the room....

Clatinqt
Clatinqt

I'm confused. Is there a toilette in the roomette on the silver meteor?

StephenFowler
StephenFowler

Simply put, as much as I would like to use Amtrak, once a day service to cities in the South, is not enough. One simply cannot make schedules work with such infrequent service. Airlines learned a long time ago that if a city is not served at least 3 times per day, the service was not worth having.


wilton_woods
wilton_woods

Correction Needed. The "Silver Service Route Guide" linked above says the sleepers offer Superliner service. No. They don't. They offer Viewliner service. 

Does anybody read these things? 

Or read the Correction Needed comments here?

 

johnmeeks1974
johnmeeks1974

I have always been pleased by the dining car menu.  One day, I will have to splurge on a sleeper car when I take a long distance trip to enjoy some complimentary meals.  

MarianAustin
MarianAustin

I took the Silver Meteor to Savannah, spent the day, and took the Meteor back to NY, and NER to Boston.....very nice....

DavidAdler
DavidAdler

I take the Silver Star to Raleigh when I go see my dad, and I will be taking the Silver Meteor up to NY Penn to see my mom next month. That bridge in the picture above is the one I cross to go to work every day. And just past Savannah, heading south, the trains pass through my neighborhood.

GreatStoneFace
GreatStoneFace

The Viewliner Roomette has a sink and toilet in the room. The Roomette on the long-distance Auto Train has no sink and no toilet in the room.

Clatinqt
Clatinqt

What is super liner equipment?

GreatStoneFace
GreatStoneFace

@ronkstevens @GreatStoneFace I was just showing envy that the Viewliner roomettes have a private toilet & a sink, but the Superliners used on the Auto Train do not have those. Also, the dinner and breakfast service seem to be better in the Viewliner dining cars than in the Auto Train Superline dining cars. The Auto Train breakfast is limited to cold cereal, a banana, some warm muffins, and terrible "bagels". 

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