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We chose the cruise because it's special itinery (Alaska to Singapore, three cruises and 44 days in total). We enjoyed the small ship and especially the devoted staff. The food at lunch and dinner was good, but not as extraordinary as advertised. We missed especially that there was hardly an offer of typical meals of the countries we travelled as we know it from other cruises. Breakfast was disappointing: Coffee to weak, buffet everyday the same stuff, preprepared scrambeled egg and toast, bagel etc. was often cold. Cheese selection and presentation not appealing. Of course there is a possibility of ordering or room service, but that takes its time. Ports and Shore Excursions were very interesting and everything was extremely well organized. We missed most of the entertainment because of the late start: 10 pm. What we learned of the few Pre-Dinner-Shows is, that the quality of entertainment seems to be good. We enjoyed extraordinery lectures on the part Seward to Tokyo with Naturalist Karen, Politician Rob und Doctor McMichan. During the following two parts (Tokyo to Honkong and Hongkong to Singapore there was only a "destination specialist", o.k. but we missed the pluralism. We didn't like the dresscode and especially the formal nights, where there was little alternative to dine properly. Would we sail with silversea again? Yes, but only if there is no alternative on the itinery with a less formal cruise line.

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Silver Shadow Cruise Review by A_E

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Transpacific
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
We chose the cruise because it's special itinery (Alaska to Singapore, three cruises and 44 days in total). We enjoyed the small ship and especially the devoted staff.

The food at lunch and dinner was good, but not as extraordinary as advertised. We missed especially that there was hardly an offer of typical meals of the countries we travelled as we know it from other cruises.

Breakfast was disappointing: Coffee to weak, buffet everyday the same stuff, preprepared scrambeled egg and toast, bagel etc. was often cold. Cheese selection and presentation not appealing. Of course there is a possibility of ordering or room service, but that takes its time.

Ports and Shore Excursions were very interesting and everything was extremely well organized.

We missed most of the entertainment because of the late start: 10 pm. What we learned of the few Pre-Dinner-Shows is, that the quality of entertainment seems to be good.

We enjoyed extraordinery lectures on the part Seward to Tokyo with Naturalist Karen, Politician Rob und Doctor McMichan. During the following two parts (Tokyo to Honkong and Hongkong to Singapore there was only a "destination specialist", o.k. but we missed the pluralism.

We didn't like the dresscode and especially the formal nights, where there was little alternative to dine properly. Would we sail with silversea again? Yes, but only if there is no alternative on the itinery with a less formal cruise line.
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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V1 933
very clean and comfortable.
Deck 5 Suite Cabins