Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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cszostak
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are seasoned cruisers and after an extraordinary Silverseas Cruise to the Galapagos in March we wanted to try their more mainstream cruise style. CHECK-IN The check in was seamless, there were more than enough staff to process ... Read more
mwayman
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
11 helpful votes
So I chose EXCELLENT over VERY GOOD because it was in between. Here are a few of the highlights. Silver Shadow - Second time on the ship. We did Alaska in May. Yes, SS is a bit tired, but still ranked #14 in the world. Veranda ... Read more
james king
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
271 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was my mum's birthday, and we normally like to go on beach type cruises (last year we were on Silver Wind around the Caribbean). So this year we thought we'd try something different to our normal holiday ... Read more
u241799
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Wanting to discover Vietnam was the main agenda point for us ,but at the same time adressing other sites in Asia. Silversea was selected based upon the above plus its reputation. They did not disappoint us . At Singapore embarkation was ... Read more
Canal Street sailor
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After giving up on Crystal due to their diminution of services on board and the frenetic pace of the main dining room, we decided on Silversea. What a difference! Crystal still has the best cream soups at sea and the best enrichment ... Read more
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Shadow 3650
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Having done two prior cruises with Silversea it was an easy decision to book a suite (deck 7**) from Vancouver to Tokyo via Alaska and Russia, believing it would be a great adventure, and it really was (mostly), but the inability to ... Read more
knitter2
Member Since 2012
1 review
45 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I just finished a fabulous cruise on the Silver Shadow. Our son lives in Japan so it was a great way to go there. The crossing was good except for one rough night. The service on the ship was perfect! The butlers were ... Read more
Smiggles
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose silver seas because it was smaller and we believed that we would be able to get to locations that bigger ships could not. The trip began badly with jewelry hawker lecturing us on the train about not asking stupid questions and ... Read more
HitherGreen
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 helpful votes
Our previous experience with cruising has been with Cunard in both Princess and Queens Grill suites. We wanted to try a small ship to see if it suited us better. We are younger than the average passengers at 47 and 38, we don’t ... Read more
Stolibear
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our 3rd Silversea cruise and our best yet. We have previously cruised on the Silver Spirit as well as the Silver Cloud and there is a special charm on the Silver Shadow that I feel the others were lacking. The overall feel for ... Read more
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Lindsey_07
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
The shore excursions are a rip off, we did a fishing trip where we never had a chance to even touch a fishing pole. Because they put 6 of us on a tiny boat and pulled names who ever got to go first fished until they caught a salmon. ... Read more
vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This is our second cruise on the Silver Shadow. My husband and I were on this same cruise 3 years ago and loved it. This year we came back with all the family (including grandparents.) What a difference do 3 years make! On our first ... Read more
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Kiliki1
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is a long review, but may make your trip more enjoyable. It did ours. Summary: We loved this cruise! The Silver Shadow is a clean, beautiful ship and the service is excellent. We ate at all four restaurants on the ship and the ... Read more
tubabob
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
8 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We were interested in an Alaskan cruise that included a stop in Sitka, a place we had never visited before. We also wanted a small, luxurious ship. The Silver Shadow is a beautiful ship, but it is showing its age. It needs refurbishment ... Read more
susan.jasnoch@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Just returned from a Silversea Shadow cruise from Seward to Vancouver. Silversea is a luxury cruise line and I was so impressed with all aspects of the cruise. I loved the size of the ship. This particular ship holds only 392 ... Read more
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AWHW
Member Since 2015
17 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Departed Tokyo on 7 May, ticket clearly marked Tokyo, but I am sure I was not the only person who went to Yokohama overnight pre-cruise. The fault of too much confidence due to too many cruises, I even went to the Yokohama Terminal, but it ... Read more
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AWHW
Member Since 2015
17 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Departed Tokyo on 7 May, ticket clearly marked Tokyo, but I am sure I was not the only person who went to Yokohama overnight pre-cruise. The fault of too much confidence due to too many cruises, I even went to the Yokohama Terminal, but it ... Read more
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SeaShape
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Itinerary and the reputation of SilverSea were our reasons for choosing this cruise. The itinerary was all we hoped for; the older ship and its management less so, based on flooded cabins. Embarkation in Hong Kong and debarkation in ... Read more
Master Echo
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
304 forum posts
9 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
11 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
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terrychall
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 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
5 reviews
2 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
25 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
HoustonMomof2
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
3 reviews
8 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
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