SIlver Shadow - Alaska '12 - Awesome!: Silver Shadow Cruise Review by hawco458

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SIlver Shadow - Alaska '12 - Awesome!

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
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 comfortable, spacious and well appointed. The staff was attentive, caring and seemed genuinely eager to please. The food - WOW - great variety, quality and presentation...Excellent! We dined in all of the restaurants and enjoyed every meal. While the breakfast choices in the restaurants were great, we particularly enjoyed the in-room breakfast - very special. The entertainment was enjoyable and the guest speakers were informative, plus we never felt crowded or rushed.

Admittedly, we were a bit nervous and skeptical about some of the marketing hype as well as the cost/value of "luxury, all-inclusive" cruises such as this. However, we couldn't be more satisfied with the end result. Plus - the little things - like: once our cabin Butler (as More well as the poolside bartender) learned that I enjoyed the Alaskan craft beer, they both made sure there was always some on hand for me, plus a fresh bottle of Cabernet in our cabin every day. On our anniversary evening we came back from dinner to find our room decorated in balloons, with chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy.

Simply put - no regrets. We will definitely do this again. Less

Published 07/07/12

Cabin review: VES807

Comfortable, spacious and well appointed.

Port and Shore Excursions

Whale Watching

This excursion lived up to brochure...saw whales, sea lions, eagles.

Misty Fjords Flightseeing

We found Kethican to be a little too "touristy" of all the Ports. The excursion was little pricey...but we were very lucky to experience a sunny, cloudless, 73 degree day, which made it worth the money.

We didn't get to see Seward...but the train ride to Anchorage was scenic and enjoyable.
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Wildlife Tour

This excursion is certainly not for the tame...but a ton of fun.

White Pass Scenic Railway

What a cute town - fun to walk around and never felt pressured, plus a great little brewery. The steam train ride sounds a little "touristy"...but it was well worth it. The scenery was breathtaking.

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