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The only difference between the Silver Shadow and its two predecessors, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, is its size. The line's reputation for quality and service, established with those two (which debuted in ...
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94 Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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Master Echo
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
188 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We embarked Silver Shadow in Singapore on 25 February 2016, the registration process being as faultless as expected. The ship has been waitlisted in all cabin categories for months with 370 passengers sailing, comprising 107 British, 82 ... Read more
Declady
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
46 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our fourth Silversea cruise and we would list this trip as our least favourite. Silversea did a fantastic job of taking care of us but after two expedition cruises - the Arctic and the Galapagos - we found ourselves missing all of ... Read more
terrychall
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I will begin by echoing previous reviewers and say that the Shadow really needs attention. It is past time for refurbishment in most areas. This review, however is mostly a comparison of small ship cruising versus larger ship cruising. ... Read more
wdbentley
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Silver Shadow is a smaller ship and easy to get around. We had a last minute booking owing to the cancellation of our Mekong cruise. We had little time to fully research the cruise but as it was Silversea we felt confident it would be ... Read more
sos4fun
Member Since 2008
1 review
87 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my 9th Silversea cruise but the first in Alaska. It was the final cruise of the season and the Shadow was continuing to Russia, Japan and ending in Hong Kong after our Inside Passage cruise. THE GOOD Service on board was ... Read more

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HoustonMomof2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise is definitely for an older crowd. Younger travelers and those looking for a wild Caribbean type cruise to Alaska will be disappointed but for those of us who love scenery, good food, good wine and spirits and being waited on ... Read more
AmazingAsheville
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
THE CRUISE: Seven days in August 2015 from Seward, Alaska, to Vancouver, British Columbia, on the Silversea Silver Shadow. The 28,000-ton ship was launched in 2000 and refurbished in 2011. Considered a premium or super-premium small ... Read more
Traveler5
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The cabin was lovely with a "large" bathroom with two sinks, a tub and a shower. The beds were extremely comfortable. Butler service brought us drinks each night. The food was very good - ... Read more
georgew444
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
What a disappointment. Sure, the ship was nice and there were plenty of people smiling at you offering drinks endlessly, but from the moment you got on the ship, it was a sales pitch, when it should have been more about sails. Take ... Read more
MsMgmt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We decided to take a cruise to celebrate our silver anniversary. Good friends of ours always cruise on Crystal so we tried them first. I was put in touch with a travel agent in Las Vegas who never followed up with me on a request I ha, ... Read more

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scoobycat318
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we had heard horror stories of crowded ships, mediocre food, congested boarding, tiny staterooms, lack of storage, etc. Therefore imagine our surprise when we stepped on to the Silver Shadow for the first time ... Read more
30Aflorida
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having been on 8 Seabourn Cruises in the past, and taking the Silversea's Shadow on a 7 day Alaskan cruise we did have some trepidation. Although the physical sizes of the ships (Shadow and Odyssey class) dimensionally are similar; it is ... Read more
Happy days 296
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our second Silversea cruise, this one being for two weeks visiting 9 islands, with 2 days cruising each way. This is an excellent way to start and finish with no rush at the end - pleasantly relaxing with plenty of optional activities on ... Read more
Dea K.
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We toured Central America with exotic ports such as Belize or Trujillo, Honduras which is the advantage of a small ship. All in all the ship was excellent the only real flaw being Le Champagne. Apart from the freely offered caviar we did ... Read more
blackgrouse
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took Silversea’s 16-day Silver Shadow cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, January 25, 2015. With the exceptions listed below, it was a very enjoyable trip to a little travelled, rural part of the world. Having taken an ... Read more

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brathouse08
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Just got back from 18 nights aboard the Silver Shadow. I had to write this review after reading other reviews. We enjoyed every aspect of our cruise. There is always room for improvement but none that got in the way of our enjoyment. We ... Read more
socratescruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Upon trying to speak to representatives of the cruise line about the situation, first they ignored my calls, then they said that they were never contacted by me or anyone else on the cruise. Then, when I contacted the credit card company, ... Read more
KNPepper
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I had not intended to lodge a critique on our cruise if the Silver Sea cruise line had acted honourably and answered some of the queries raised by our travel agent in Australia. On our return from the cruise on the Silver Shadow from ... Read more
luxcruisetraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I requested a refund for the cruise we just took on 12/20/2014 - 1/7/2015. Silversea clearly cheated their naive customers, who paid for the 6-star cruise but received a 2-star experience at best. - The food was terrible, and they ran ... Read more
webwiz69
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Maybe we had been expecting too much, but Silverseas whilst perfectly OK does not seem much different to the other lines we have used, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O and Princess, in order to justify the higher price. The two main differences ... Read more

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zimbali1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a lovely cruise aboard the silver shadow. The ship wasn't full and only 278 people on board so we were were very spoilt. Service was brilliant and the food was excellent, accomodation was very comfortable and our ... Read more
Hrncirhouse
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall the experience with this cruise line was exceptional, except for the last day. This is by definition 'You Get What You Pay For'! Every day was filled with delightful experiences, from visual to sensual. The food was well prepared ... Read more
kevin91479
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This cruise is NO WHERE near Crystal or Oceania, both of which I have been on. Here's why: -Ship is small which can be a great thing, but not in this case. I would not classify this as a "luxury" ship. While it's not junk, it's easily a ... Read more
jdesimone4
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have now been on three big boats (once as a couple and twice with our 3 kids) and one much smaller boat (100 passengers) and this was definitely our favorite. Enough scale to have choice for activities and a good spa/infrastructure but ... Read more
karinedequeker
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We went on this magical cruise this month on Silver Shadow (Silversea) in Alaska. The occasion was to travel as a family for the first time and it worked perfectly for all ages - 10 to 71! We were very lucky to have quite a few other kids ... Read more

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