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Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews

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"Only the Alyeska hotel that we had one night in Girdwood prior to taking the scenic train down to Seward to board the ship was a nice hotel.Then we hit rough seas again and when we arrived in Ketchican we had a tug boat just holding the ship to the dock...."Read More
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Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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mlarocca
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Originally, we were booked on a Holland America Line (HAL) Alaska cruise with a Denali land extension. We have sailed HAL twice and enjoyed them. We have sailed Oceania many times also. But, when I spotted a Travelzoo deal for the same itinerary on Silversea Silver Shadow, we rebooked. Basically paid the same price as HAL but had the benefit of Silversea figuring out the air, transfers, all ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Everything we expected.

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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Steve x19
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise just prior to ours was apparently the cruise from hell (see previous reviews) with ship breakdown, missed ports and time delays. Thankfully everything seemed to be corrected for our departure. Other than today's typical airline horror stories, which we just barely missed, we arrived in Vancouver at 4:30 in the morning, of departure day. Therefore, our free day in the departure city ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Veranda Suite


Denali pre-cruise and Alaska Inside Passage

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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jrickysimmons
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The inside passage Cruise departed Seward Alaska on 23Jun2022 and arrived Vancouver on 30Jun2022. My wife and I were touring with two other couples. We booked on SilverSea based on the small ship, limited passengers, and reputation for a fantastic cruise experience. One of the other couples found this cruise line and time and we all agreed. We also all three couples decided to do the 4-day ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Only six days with poorly trained staff

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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arctic tern
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We had heard excellent reports on Silverseas from friends who had travelled with them. So when we decided to take a cruise to Alaska they were the obvious choice. The cruise was delayed by one say due to problems on the previous cruise. There was little or no information provided by the company and no member of staff from Silverseas came to the hotel where the majority of the passengers were ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


A Ship and Crew Who Were Not ready to Sail

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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TarnishedSilver
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

While the front-facing staff on Silversea are uniformly friendly, it was evident from the start that things were out of sync. the life boat drill that left us sitting for close to an hour because it was started with boarding incomplete. A guide to take us to our life boat station that failed to do so. Menus that were missing pages or for the wrong service. Orders that were unfulfilled or ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Not a Premier Cruise Line

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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sukiepine
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was to be a celebration of my husband's retirement and our 36th wedding anniversary. It was a constant worry from the beginning. The SS Covid requirement of a negative test before boarding led us on a scramble around Anchorage the morning of boarding to find a test without the support of the cruise line staff. We knew the requirement but not how difficult and expensive it would be to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Great food/service; poor experience/management

Review for Silver Shadow to Alaska

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rojwolf
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Said to be high quality ship/line and good Alaska schedule. Silversea is NOT coming back well from covid; pre-travel experience poor. Checked me in wrong twice. Difficulty with Silversea air arrangements. On ship: wonderful cabins, amenities. Great service, and food (though weather precluded one of the 3 restaurants). Most excursions cancelled for various reasons. Ship broke down and spent ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


COVID-19 ABOARD

Review for Silver Shadow to South America

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Ozzibroad
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I have been on this ship before and enjoyed it. The cabins spacious, the food excellent, entertainment not the best, but OK and the staff so courteous and helpful. On the 2nd port this time we were put into lockdown in our cabins while a patient results were awaited and unfortunately he was positive for Covid-19 15 March 2020 End of cruise holiday. Food is excellent ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


Cruising South America

Review for Silver Shadow to South America

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faucet
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Prime reason for picking this cruise Falkland Islands on my bucket list. Ship has a wow factor with the addition of Arts Cafe and new style reception and boutiques. Restaurant and La Terrazza comfortable dinning venues. La Dame seating layout not to our taste, Grill uncomfortable now cushions are not available for the chairs. Food spoiled on many occasions by being cold mainly in the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


South and east Caribbean, good experience, but room to improve

Review for Silver Shadow to Caribbean - All

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JTor
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Embarked in Barbados after a 3-day visit to that pleasant but (to me) mildly dull island. Embarkation was so easy we weren't sure if we were done (!) and cabin was available immediately. Our butler Daniel has helped me understand the point of a butler on a cruise ship (on prior ships we never saw them, didn't see the point) - eg. he polished my husband's shoes without us asking and found him a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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