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52 Silversea Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Smokeybloke
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
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
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
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
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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SuzCruise
Member Since 2002
1 review
334 forum posts
This is a review of the Silver Shadow cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver. It will also be a bit of a comparison of this cruise with Regent Seven Seas, simply because that is the line we have cruised most often and comparisons just happen ... Read more
Bubblebuddies
Member Since 2012
1 review
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
antarcticacruiser
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
1 forum post
I was last aboard Silver Shadow five years ago, and wanted to see how well the ship is standing up. The inspection consisted of a full ship tour plus a fixed menu lunch at The Restaurant. Clearly, much effort has gone into updating this ... Read more
hawco458
Member Since 2012
1 review
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
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

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brittany12
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
2 forum posts
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
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
casalin
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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taxprofessor
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
51 forum posts
2 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
ross9358
Member Since 2006
1 review
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
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
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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Keith1010
Member Since 2000
12 reviews
82,845 forum posts
Cruise Overview =============== This was a ten-day cruise on the Silver Shadow. The cruise began in San Francisco, California and ended in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Along the way there were stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, ... Read more

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1Annie1
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
First, there is a constant hum and vibration from the generators/engines that goes on 24/7. It is ever-present and if you like quiet, you will not find it aboard ship, not anywhere. We have a silver suite, compact and pleasant at ... Read more
CatServants
Member Since 2006
1 review
930 forum posts
Background: While this was our sixth cruise (and second to Alaska) for my us, it was our first on Silversea, or on any luxury line. We are in our late 40's and, by our own definition, "cabin rats". As cabin rats our number one goal on a ... Read more
bingogirl3
Member Since 2009
1 review
Embarkation was awkward, as we were asked to wait in a small cold room on the wharf,with plastic chairs, until our turn to go aboard. One should be able to walk aboard, state your name, and receive guidance to the suite without delay this ... Read more
AtSeaAgain
Member Since 2006
1 review
Sailed June 2006
My husband and I joined the Silver Shadow this past June. It was our first time on the Shadow, but certainly not our first cruise with Silversa and in Alaska. At first we were a bit concerned with the weather, but what can one do about ... Read more
British Cruiser
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2006
With high expectations my wife and I booked a cruise on the much acclaimed Silver Shadow. Pre cruise -- We stayed at the Pan Pacific hotel in Vancouver which was very pleasant. On June 30th I awoke to see the Silver Shadow dock at ... Read more

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