Travel Specialists

Silversea Cruises : Silver Shadow

Overall Rating:

Based upon 16 reviews.

Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

A country club at Sea

September 2019


Pros: Size of ship, service, personal buttler, walk in closets, bathtub with separate shower

Cons: Needs updating, more staff training on IPad ordering.

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Great experience

September 2018

Ketchikan, Skagway, Sitka, and Anchorage, Alaska

Pros: Staff, weather was perfect for us, food was delicious, excursions were memorable.

Cons: N/a

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Asia to Alaska aboard the Silver Shadow

May 2017

Asia to Alaska

Pros: Staff were wonderful; Food was delightful; Ports visited were memorable.

Cons: None

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Alaska Inside Passage Silver Shadow Thumbs Up

September 2016


Pros: Size is perfect. Service was personal. The dining portions are petite. This kept passengers mindful of proper portion sizes. You certainly can order seconds thirds , etc. SIlver Shadow is one cruise experience I enjoyed without gaining an ounce. LOVED THIS FEATURE. Some complained about it, I thought it to be Brilliant. By the 3rd day all staff knew names. No crowded deck chairs, no crowded anything.

Cons: The ship is getting a little Art Deco dated but it is maintained well. Onboard activities included classes on tanzanite, art sales, shoe insoles, well a little more sell sell sell than a luxury line should offer. I was expecting the boutique to roll out gold chains by the foot at any moment. Excursions are a bit pricey.

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Silversea Silver Shadow

July 2016

Alaska Vancouver To Seward

Pros: Outstanding Shipboard Services & Attention To Complete Personal Happiness

Cons: Evening Entertainment A Bit Repetitive-Song & Dance Every Night, No Real Variety

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Super Cruising

July 2016


Pros: Great Service, great food, changing menu, not crowded in restaurants. Nice amount of time to be on land. Very organized. Generous servings without excess.

Cons: A little too quick to refill wine glasses...each sip doesn't need a refill!

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Alaska via Silver Shadow

July 2016

Alaska-Anchorage, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan

Pros: Beautiful ship, terrific service. Alaska is an incredible state with incredible views.

Cons: None that come to mind.

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Terrific ship, crew, service, food!

November 2016

Vietnam, Bangkok and Singapore

Pros: Solo travelers get together each evening, excellent help from crew.

Cons: Entertainers were not good. Sadly, after the first show, we quit going.

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Trip of a Lifetime

August 2015


Pros: Ship rooms, staff, spa and excursions

Cons: We ate and drank too much and now we need to go to the gym!

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Silver Shadow Review July 9-16, 2015

July 2015


Pros: The Shadow is a small intimate Ship with excellent service

Cons: N/A

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July 16th 2015 Alaska Cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage

July 2015


Pros: Service, friendly crew on every level.

Cons: Entertainment and food was not up to par.

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Outstanding cruise

June 2015

Anchorage, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Vancouver

Pros: Impeccable service, small ship, total pampering

Cons: None

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Small Ship Cruising Is The Way To Go

March 2015

Cozumel & Costa Maya, Mexico; Guatemala; Honduras; Belize; Key West, Florida.

Pros: Quality of food (not including wine-see cons below), staff & service level, open seating in dining rooms, meals not rushed & food consistently served at appropriate temperature, not crowded at pool, many quiet lounges and decks to read and relax, top shelf liquor (vs. wine) offerings, roomy & clean staterooms with nice balconies.

Cons: Wine offerings mediocre at best (No French or California wines available), no wine list to choose from-certain wines were

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Silver Shadow Review --- cruise through Panama Canal and down West coast of central americaq

January 2015

west coast of central america

Pros: Great ship. Well maintained with super service crew in every Department

Cons: Food was generally good but dinners in main dining room were sometimes mediocre

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Great Time on Alaska Cruise

July 2014

Alaska Cruise: Steward to Vancouver, 7 nights

Pros: Great staff. Food and wine very good.

Cons: Very little fresh fish!

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"Silver Shadow"

September 2013

ASIA: Japan; So. Korea; China

Pros: The Food (very Italian); the Service (100% accomodating); the Entertainment (the BEST); and the Ship itself (small enough to really enjoy everything and everyone, but large enough to ride smoothly through the storms)!

Cons: Itinerary included JeJu Island in So. Korea (a real negative)

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