Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Reviews for Fitness to Alaska

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"Our travel agent correctly recommended we do Denali on the front end of the trip not only to allow time for flight/luggage disasters, but to go from average hotels to the lap of luxury, rather than the reverse.Once we got to the ship, we had booked just a Veranda room since we had sailed in Alaska previously and knew that all it does is rain and the weather is consistently cold...."Read More
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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.

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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

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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

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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


Not a Premier Cruise Line

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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


A Ship and Crew Who Were Not ready to Sail

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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


Great food/service; poor experience/management

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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


Disappointing Cruise

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jamondragon
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I booked two back to back cruises going for 30 days from Seward, AK to Hong Kong, but ended up disembarking in Hiroshima 11 days earlier, because I could not stand the ship food anymore as well as the change in itinerary. I wished I could have disembarked earlier, but I could not do it because of a Typhoon that hit Japan. The transfer from Anchorage to Seward was an awful 4 1/2 hours packed ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Tasting Alaska and Japan while enjoying every detail along the way

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Molly2010
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because we had been on Silversea twice before and enjoyed the complete luxury as well as the intimacy of a small ship. We had never been to either Alaska nor Japan so we thought that it would be a great experience. Knowing that there would be several sea days we thought that we would play bridge on those days ( or read). What was a real treat for us was the enrichment ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Perfect Silversea!

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lee_1060
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this cruise because of the size of the ship and the cruise lines reputation. Embarkation was sooo easy... best ever actually... our cabin was huge, loved it. Our butler, Richard was lovely, very attentive and anticipated all our needs. Entertainment was ok... nothing to write home about.... but the ports, service and ship.... perfect! Read so many negative reviews before sailing- was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Royal Suite 2


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