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54 Silversea Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Smiggles
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 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
Lindsey_07
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
12 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
14 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

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amkatwinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
NOT worth the money!!!!! Not as advertised- food quality was far from excellent, Staff was rude and snobby, food was subpar, stays in port were far too short, watch out for the "diamond expert" selling jewelry at outrageous ... Read more
tubabob
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
8 forum posts
12 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
12 helpful votes
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
sos4fun
Member Since 2008
1 review
87 forum posts
24 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
6 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

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AmazingAsheville
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 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
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
8 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
2 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

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30Aflorida
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
Hrncirhouse
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 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
PeachMan
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
With 77 other guests and 98 crew members we sailed on board m/v Silver Discoverer to Russia via the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. This was Silversea Expedition’s first voyage to Far Eastern Russia where we would visit ... Read more
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

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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
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
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
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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