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This was our first cruise and a trip of a lifetime to Alaska.We looked at many cruise lines and we felt that this would be a good value. We were not wrong. Silver Seas is first class. I do wish that port time was longer but we did cover a lot of ground (or sea)... I cannot say enough about the crew and how wonderful they were. Pleasant, professional and just what was promoted by the cruise line. Our cabin was very comfortable. The service for our cabin was wonderful from the cleanliness of our cabin to room service. The only area that I would have changed would be the port calls. If you had a excursion there was very little time to see the actual port or surrounding area. The ports themselves are the same after a while so it would have been nice to have been able to see the areas around the towns. Also, a bit disappointed that we went to Canada for our kayak excursion? thought that was a bit weird.

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Silver Shadow Cruise Review by Tish63

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
This was our first cruise and a trip of a lifetime to Alaska.We looked at many cruise lines and we felt that this would be a good value. We were not wrong. Silver Seas is first class. I do wish that port time was longer but we did cover a lot of ground (or sea)... I cannot say enough about the crew and how wonderful they were. Pleasant, professional and just what was promoted by the cruise line. Our cabin was very comfortable. The service for our cabin was wonderful from the cleanliness of our cabin to room service. The only area that I would have changed would be the port calls. If you had a excursion there was very little time to see the actual port or surrounding area. The ports themselves are the same after a while so it would have been nice to have been able to see the areas around the towns. Also, a bit disappointed that we went to Canada for our kayak excursion? thought that was a bit weird.
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