Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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137 Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews
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Charliep57
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Friends who have sailed on Silversea before mentioned they were thinking of going to Alaska and since we have always wanted to go, we decided to join them. The ship is nice, the crew is excellent, the food is pretty good. The ... Read more
absaxon
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose Silversea because of the luxury and comfort we had to live in, while seeing the grandeur and beauty of nature in Alaska. To be able to venture out on some daring excursions, i.e., zip-lining and rafting, and come back to the ... Read more
lsommers
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have over 120 days sailing on Silversea ships because we like the amazing food, fabulous service, terrific excursions, attention to requested details, the choice of wines & champagnes available at no extra charge & the ... Read more
travel ljc
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted a small ship that could get in to the smaller areas of Alaska as well as not wanting a ship that we would need to share with 1,000 plus vacationers. With the exception of the excursions, everything ... Read more
hlsess
Member Since 2005
1 review
827 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our family of 12 (ages18-80) were on Silver shadow last week-only my mother has been on Silversea so it was her choice. We were all on deck 6 in Veranda rooms which were very nice. We absolutely loved Rodney our butler!! One of us had a ... Read more
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Drewax
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was the first time in Alaska for our family of 15, and our first small-ship cruise. And, long story short, it was excellent. Cabin We all had Veranda Suites, which were very spacious and had a great amount of storage space ... Read more
truthchick
Member Since 2017
1 review
The best food, actually was in the regular dining room and not the specialty restaurants, though La Terrazz was good.I guess I expected more of a selection and more of a gourmet experience. And the bars were ho-hum. It sounds silly, ... Read more
Mshamner
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Wanted to compare against Seaborn. There is really no comparison except for price and size of ship. Yes, both beat the larger ships and appeal to those who are wiling to pay for first class service. Maybe if I had not been on Seaborn, I ... Read more
joebike
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose Silversea because of the reputation and a smaller ship in addition to the cuisine. The cruise mostly met our expectation. We normally go on riverboats as a more intimate and less stress experience. The 90 day dinner reservations ... Read more
EJHGamma
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We wanted a smaller boat and this one was perfect! Check in was a breeze, luggage was in the cabin when we arrived, and Daniel, our butler, got us a bottle of champagne immediately. Our cabin was 826. This was a perfect location on the ... Read more
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7seven
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We have met so many people are on travels who have come to Canada to do the Alaskan cruise, and yet we, who live in Vancouver, have not done it. So we felt shamed into finally taking an Alaskan cruise! SilverSea was definitely the best ... Read more
MBSmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have been on 15 several cruises throughout the years. For what we paid, we thought the cabins, food and service would be over the top! Not even close, it could have been just a typical large ship cruise liner where you pay a third of ... Read more
OLPOP
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The ship is beautiful, perfectly maintained. The crew waits on you hand and foot. Nothing is ever crowded, nor do you have to wait for anything. We are big foodies, however, and therefore suffered disappointment. The menu ... Read more
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Ruth Lang
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We started our trip with an extended stay in Anchorage on our own, which was enjoyable and relaxing. The train ride to Seward was relaxing and offered beautiful vistas from the domed car. Meals on board and a "Moose Mary" or ... Read more
moorookar2b
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as it was a small ship and it sailed to Seward Alaska, rather than just to Skagway as many do. The most disappointing thing was the very poor entertainment. Only had a show at 10pm each night with a singing crew. It ... Read more
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Bob Touchette
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The trip was referred and we traveled with my wife's brother and his wife. The ship an staff, the service, and food was great (with the exception of the main restraunt) all other restraints were great. Wines were lower quality. Our butler ... Read more
Moi1
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have been on several cruises with Silversea and it is obvious that the company is moving downmarket. It is not anymore in the same category that Seabourn or other luxury cruises, more like massmarket cruises like P&O or carnival ... Read more
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CCHarrison
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We flew in to Anchorage AK and stayed one night at Captain Cook's - then we took the train ride from Anchorage to Seward. This was a delightful experience! Upon leaving Anchorage, we saw an adult moose with a baby moose. We were served ... Read more
rpfarris
Member Since 2017
1 review
77 forum posts
This was my first cruise and I loved it. My suite (all cabins are suites) was nicer - and at least as large - as most hotel rooms I stay in. I had a veranda, but other than the veranda itself, even the smallest cabin on the ship is the ... Read more
Jackfrank
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I would never have submitted this critique, but after writing a letter to Mark Conroy, Director of America's, and receiving no reply, I decided to write an online review. Let me begin by saying that my husband and I travel extensively ... Read more
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cszostak
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are seasoned cruisers and after an extraordinary Silverseas Cruise to the Galapagos in March we wanted to try their more mainstream cruise style. CHECK-IN The check in was seamless, there were more than enough staff to process ... Read more
mwayman
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
So I chose EXCELLENT over VERY GOOD because it was in between. Here are a few of the highlights. Silver Shadow - Second time on the ship. We did Alaska in May. Yes, SS is a bit tired, but still ranked #14 in the world. Veranda ... Read more
james king
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
271 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was my mum's birthday, and we normally like to go on beach type cruises (last year we were on Silver Wind around the Caribbean). So this year we thought we'd try something different to our normal holiday ... Read more
u241799
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Wanting to discover Vietnam was the main agenda point for us ,but at the same time adressing other sites in Asia. Silversea was selected based upon the above plus its reputation. They did not disappoint us . At Singapore embarkation was ... Read more
Canal Street sailor
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After giving up on Crystal due to their diminution of services on board and the frenetic pace of the main dining room, we decided on Silversea. What a difference! Crystal still has the best cream soups at sea and the best enrichment ... Read more
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