Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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Traveler5
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
3 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
11 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
3 helpful votes
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
scoobycat318
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 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
4 helpful votes
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
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Happy days 296
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
brathouse08
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
5 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
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KNPepper
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
zimbali1
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes
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
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kevin91479
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
ahimsa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
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
60 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
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
5 reviews
73 forum posts
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
2 helpful votes
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
Cruiser DC
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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