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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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Bubblebuddies
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
The Good Having cruised with other operators, the on-board experience at Silver Seas is well worth the extra cost and, aboard the Silver Shadow, it is well worth springing for a Silver Suite. These suites are spacious and luxurious ... Read more
hawco458
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just completed the Alaska - Inside Passage, Vancouver to Seward trip, our first on Silverseas, and "hats off" to Silverseas and the crew of Silver Shadow. We absolutely enjoyed every moment. Our cabin (Veranda Suite - Deck 8) was ... Read more
jkingusa
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just finished our cruise from Vancouver to Seward and overall we had a very good experience. The good parts of the ship are the amount of people on the cruise which is very low. Additionally, we never had to wait for anything and dining ... Read more
jwsfun
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our Cruise on the Silver Shadow allowed us to see some opportunities for this prestigious line to move into the next evolution of luxury cruising. I feel that with some small tweaks they could really be so much better. Was anything ... Read more
Master Echo
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
191 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We embarked Silver Shadow on 23rd February 2012, in Fremantle Perth Australia. Embarkation was smooth, and an extra nice little touch, the mandatory form passengers must sign regarding Norovirus, had already been printed by Silversea, ... Read more

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Saga Ruby
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,931 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2011
Silver Shadow far exceeded expectations. I was greeted by my butler immediately upon arrival, suitcase delivered promptly. After contemplating the food offerings for three weeks, I can say that the quality was excellent altho' Italian ... Read more
Otis
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have taken many cruises over the years, with our most recent an excellent Adriatic journey on the Seabourn Odyssey in July. We were eager to try Silversea and thought that this 8 day China itinerary would provide an interesting, ... Read more
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brittany12
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship Silver Shadow still beautiful inside and out and nice to be on. It handles the seas very well. All well, except for the expensive art on all the walls of the public areas for sale all over the ship 24/7. Even outside the bathrooms. ... Read more
Dagger6
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2011
Pre-Cruise It was difficult to find out specific information about the cruise ahead of time. The Silversea website is not helpful. I wanted to pre-reserve/pay in advance for a formal dinner in the Le Champagne restaurant. I eventually ... Read more
SanFranCruizer
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
476 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My parents did this trip along with me and my partner. We booked the 5-day Wonders of China pre-cruise tour via Silversea, so we flew to Beijing and spent 3 days there then a day in Xian and then on to Hong Kong, where we sailed ... Read more

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casalin
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2010
Having previously cruised with Silversea on three occasions (about 50 days) we cruised to Alaska on the last cruise for 2010. While some aspects of the cruise were up to previous standards, most aspects were disappointing and some were ... Read more
Catherine Crozier
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2010
Our first Silversea cruise, and we were impressed with the ship, staff and service; dining was pretty good too, especially in La Terrazza which is so popular, tables are rationed. However, a huge disappointment on this cruise along ... Read more
LexusGirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2010
My husband and I are avid luxury travelers. We prefer five star hotels, first class travel, etc. We had been on previous cruises with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. This was a milestone birthday for me (the big 40) and I wanted a different ... Read more
taxprofessor
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I recently took the Silver Shadow to Alaska. It was my last chance. After all my complaints about past cruises never matching my experience on the "crossings" I took in the 50's and 60's, my wife told me that this was the final ... Read more
gavinfromlondon
Member Since 2007
1 review
138 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2010
My wife and I spent six days on the Cloud from Tenerife to Barcelona in April 2010. By way of background, we were originally supposed to be sailing on the Shadow in the Caribbean but rearranged at the last minute due to the volcanic ash ... Read more

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markindayton
Member Since 2002
1 review
279 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
First time Silversea cruisers here, who were attracted by the itinerary, which included the Marquesas islands, and the opportunity to try a cruise line in the "luxury market". Generally we cruise with Princess, Celebrity or Royal ... Read more
dwelsh
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
1,452 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
The long wait was over, we are in a car heading for the port of San Pedro to join Silversea's, "Silver Shadow" for a 26 day cruise to French Polynesia and Hawaii. The anticipation and long thread on CC attested to the many questions we and ... Read more
Avid Traveler
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
My wife and I had heard great things about Silversea -- spacious, luxurious ships with great service and outstanding food. We boarded the Silver Shadow on Jan. 13 in Barbados for a 9-night cruise ending in Ft. Lauderdale. The ship was very ... Read more
cruiseerf
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
375 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2010
We boarded the Shadow Early in Lauderdale around 1PM. Were directed to the Terazza for buffet lunch, it was easy quiet and very well organized. We had lunch and the cabins were ready. Luggage was already there (yes in one hour) and the ... Read more
greygypsy
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
333 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruise Review Silver Shadow - Barbados to Ft. Lauderdale December 11 - 20, 2009 Introduction Susan and I have been cruising since we first got together 13 years ago. Most of our earlier cruises were on Celebrity, but lately we have ... Read more

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RICHARD SANDLER
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we have been cruising for many years but have grown tired of the larger ships which seem to be getting even larger. We have decided to only cruise on small ships . Earlier in the year we took an Azamara cruise which we enjoyed but this ... Read more
SantaAna,CA
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
1,704 forum post
0 helpful votes
I am a solo traveler and was on Silversea's Silver Shadow for 9 days beginning November 13, 2009, embarking in Barbados. I have cruised on Seabourn several times, so many of my observations about Silversea will be from the perspective of ... Read more
ross9358
Member Since 2006
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2009
We can sum up our Silversea experience in two words: totally disappointing. Silversea started us off on the wrong foot at the start when they stated early boarding carried a $100 each "fee". As we had shelled out $19,000USD for a "Grand ... Read more
Mellon
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2009
Paid for early embarkation, which I hear is now not necessary, they will allow it without additional payment. It was worth it to get on early, avoid crowds, get unpacked and organized early. Good service by crew helping us on board, ... Read more
jsroh
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2009
This was our second time to Alaska. We went with the Regent Navigator before. Ship: The ship needs a major refirb., cheap look tiles in the public bathrooms, old carpets in many places, 2 star look spa entrance and 1 star quality gym, ... Read more
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