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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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99 Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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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
4 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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ahimsa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We chose Silversea because of timing and ship size. We had never sailed them before. We do not like large ships and do like luxurious cruising. We were VERY happy with our choice as the ship never felt crowded and we were certainly ... Read more
Jordy
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First thing I must say is the Vancouver Cruise Terminal is a dream to use, totally painless to board and disembark. The sales pitch for Silversea is "6 star luxury" matched by service equal to none, it made me want to book to enjoy the ... Read more
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TravelBug1717
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I wanted to write a quick review of our recent sail aboard the Silver Shadow: We are a couple who are 46 & 50 yrs old. We were one of the younger people on the ship who were not part of bigger family reunions. Our 3 kids were at ... Read more
jtm1
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Having read several negative reviews of Silver Shadow on this site, I approached the ship with some apprehension. Upon boarding, a process that took about 5 minutes, I soon discovered the Shadow to be the fine ship I remembered from my ... Read more
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zanjam
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
After reading glowing reviews and great ratings we mistakenly thought we would have a 6 star experience like we have had on Crystal. Upon embarking in HK our first thoughts were directed to the very poor presentation. The carpets were ... Read more

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Cruiser DC
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Over the years, we have cruised for over 240 nights on all of the 5 Silversea ships combined with the exception of the Explorer-type ships. It is very sad to report that the last two cruises, back-to-back (25 days aboard), that we just ... Read more
ceedee161257
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are regular cruisers and recently took an 11 day cruise with Silversea from Singapore to Hong Kong, taking in ports in Thailand and Vietnam. This is our fourth cruise with Silversea. We have always enjoyed the 6 star style of cruising. ... Read more
Hollywood Beach
Member Since 2012
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2013
First, the website list didn't list Tokyo for embarkation. This. our second cruise on Silversea Shadow, was a reposition with fascinating ports of call: embarking from Tokyo, then to Hokkaido, Kamchatka, the Aleutian Islands, Kodiak and ... Read more
Properjob
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our sixth cruise, but the first one on a "6" star ship, and the first on a small ship. Our initial exuberance was immediately impacted by the embarkation process in HK - basically you have to drag your bags through a shopping ... Read more
A and A
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Silversea cruise and only our 2nd ever cruise. We booked for the luxury experience and because of the itinerary. There were many things that contributed to us having such a good holiday but the first thing I have to ... Read more

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PJAUSTRALIA
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My husband and I had never been interested in cruising but after a 10 Day river cruise in Burma last year, we decided to try an ocean cruise and having been recommended and settled on Silver Seas, we were not disappointed. Here are the ... Read more
ewrflyer
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
I've recently returned from a spectacular cruise on the Silver Shadow. This was my first time sailing on Silversea and I can say with certainty that it won't be my last. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. It was a complete ... Read more
jcbdigger
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise with Silverseas on the Silver Shadow, a pleasant enough cruise blessed with generally good weather at almost all the ports of call. Here is a list of things that Silverseas gained points for, things that were a little ... Read more
Porky55
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We were first time Silversea cruisers, chosen firstly for the itinerary and second to experience 6 star cruising. Overall we had a pleasant 16 day cruise though honestly we are more comfortable on large cruise ships. Really enjoyed the ... Read more
bonbon66
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We had only 1 week that everyone was available, and Silver Sea Shadow was the only sailing available. We booked 5 Terrace Suites because there were no partitions between the cabin verandas, and we could all walk back and forth to other ... Read more

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Smokeybloke
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all I disclose that I am a Seaboard fan. If Seaboard offered trips to Alaska we would have certainly booked with them. Anyway - this might be an opportunity to experience Silverseas - a chance to impress us. They didn't! It's ... Read more
sunshineday1234
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Starting with the positive: All the people who work on the ship are hardworking and helpful, they really aim to please. The ship itself is fine - middle of the road in terms of new/old. Things are in basically good shape. The excursions in ... Read more
GtrJim
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We spent two nights at the Rosedale on Robson Hotel in Vancouver before embarking on the Silver Shadow. The hotel, and our visit to Vancouver, were both outstanding. This hotel has 21 floors, and our suite was on the 20th floor, so we had ... Read more
VaVintner
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My cruise started in Anchorage. Boarding ship was seamless and since I happened to be the only person boarding at that moment, I was escorted aboard by one of the ship's officers. Lunch was in progress so I opted for the restaurant - which ... Read more
f2s
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Silversea gets a high rating so we expected a lot, but the company and "Shadow" fell short. Our cabin number was unavailable until we embarked.We found the ship deck plans quite confusing for such a small vessel but that is very common at ... Read more
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