Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Review by buy

This cruise varied from a luxury ship and service to miserable conditions.

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

You know, it drives me up the wall when people blame the weather on the cruise line or ship. The carrier has NO CONTROL over the weather!!! The cruise line can NOT plan on what nature will do! There is no way that the line will know in advance what the weather will be like. I know this was your 1st cruise but really?

Tags: Alaska Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises

5 Answers

Contributor Level: Admiral

I am sorry that bad weather ruined your Alaskan cruise for you.  The cruise line, however, has no control over Mother Nature.  And no one can guarantee wildlife sightings.  I hope that your next cruise meets your expectations.

Contributor Level: Captain

Agree w/above comments.  Appreciate you posting a review but don't feel it fair to rate the cruise line for bad weather.  Hopefully your next cruise is fabulous.

Contributor Level: Captain

I agree

Contributor Level: Captain

Snotty weather can indeed be problem for flying and other forms of navigation on the north coast of the Gulf of Alaska. Know that so well since I was born and raised there and flew commercially there for 12 years. Certainly took my share of flak from passengers who wanted to go but I deemed the weather unsafe instead they figured their judgment was better than mine. Sometimes they would go fly with Brand X. Sometimes Brand X would end up terminating their flight on the side of a mountain. But, another story another time.

What concerns me more is that you indicated that after not being able to spend any time at Hubbard at the head of Yakutat Bay, Silver Seas instead jogged their way to Seward, killing time. I wonder why Silver Seas didn't have a contingency plan where they took you into Prince William Sound, and perhaps not having enough time to go up into College Fiord, there is certainly a lot to see in and around the Sound instead of killing time way out in the Gulf. After all, Resurrection Bay, on which Seward is located is immediately west of  the Sound so it shouldn't have been a big deal to enter the Sound. Weather wasn't all that bad then either in the Sound, I know because I was close by.        

Contributor Level: Captain

I have to agree with everyone also :(   I know it was your first cruise, but I researched up the wazoo before my 1st cruise and I was cruising with a cruise pro.  But I wanted to be prepared for anything and everything.  Headed to Alaska Saturday and yes it's gonna rain and I'm gonna get wet- but I'm on a cruise in Alaska and not in the melting in the Texas heat. 


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