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Our first cruise was in 2006, to Alaska, on the Silver Shadow. We decided, after having sailed on five of the ships on this line, to revisit both the Shadow and Alaska. We have just completed 196 days on Silversea, and will probably never sail on another cruise line. As usual, service is impeccable and we are always amazed at the service, the friendliness of staff (many of whom remember us from other cruises), and the excursions that are offered. Both the embarkation out of Vancouver and the return were smoothly handled. The Shore Excursion staff has really improved the departure of people leaving on tenders to the port. Meeting in the Venetian Lounge, with excursion numbers clearly marked, made the departures go flawlessly, at least to the passengers' eyes. Directions were clearly stated, there was no mass stampede to get to a tender, and we were very impressed. The menus offered many choices, the anytime menu was never a problem, and the food preparation was excellent! Wait staff are very attentive, without being intrusive. The entire voyage was another winner! And of course, we'll be back!

Great to return to Alaska and the Shadow!

Silver Shadow Cruise Review by Paradine

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
Our first cruise was in 2006, to Alaska, on the Silver Shadow. We decided, after having sailed on five of the ships on this line, to revisit both the Shadow and Alaska. We have just completed 196 days on Silversea, and will probably never sail on another cruise line.

As usual, service is impeccable and we are always amazed at the service, the friendliness of staff (many of whom remember us from other cruises), and the excursions that are offered.

Both the embarkation out of Vancouver and the return were smoothly handled.

The Shore Excursion staff has really improved the departure of people leaving on tenders to the port. Meeting in the Venetian Lounge, with excursion numbers clearly marked, made the departures go flawlessly, at least to the passengers' eyes. Directions were clearly stated, there was no mass stampede to get to a tender, and we were very impressed.

The menus offered many choices, the anytime menu was never a problem, and the food preparation was excellent! Wait staff are very attentive, without being intrusive.

The entire voyage was another winner! And of course, we'll be back!
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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V3 629 & 625
Always perfectly cleaned and ready for occupancy. The new carpeting is nice, but the cabin could use a more comfortable couch and chair for people with back problems.
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