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Silver Shadow Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
Silver Shadow

7 Night Alaska Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: July 31, 2014

Ship: Silver Shadow

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This is a very average ship, a step or two down from "luxury".


-The food is average at best.  Dining room was usually good.  The Poolside grill and Italian restaurant were not up to par.  The buffets tasted like the food had been in the freezer for months, then thawed out and popped in the microwave.


-The ship is old, and like I stated earlier, definitely not "luxury".  The activities need serious help.  Not nearly enough to do, even on cruising days.


-The service is good.


For about the same price, you can take Crystal or Oceania (both of which I have sailed).  Crystal and Oceania are SO MUCH nicer than this ship, so much more to do; they beat Silver Sea in every aspect possible. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very hit and miss. Dining room usually good. Italian restaurant and poolside grill below average.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
Not enought to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Quality is okay, just not nearly worth the cost.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room ws perfectly fine, but like I said earlier, nothing was worth the price.

Ship tip

Grab headphones if you go to the gym for the treadmill. The treadmills face a blank wall and do not have TVs.

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

1 out of 5
Terrible check-in process. Not well organized. And prepare for the 4 hour train ride from Anchorage to Seward. Some good views, but after 30 minutes, zzzzzzzzzzz.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

1 out of 5
Dull town, hope you see a whale. The bear sanctuary and bird sanctuary were okay, but all in all, very LONG day.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Excellent. Take a helicopter to the Sled dogs at Mendenhall Glacier. Great experience!

Skagway, Alaska

1 out of 5
There is nothing to do in this town. Find a fun excursion outside of town.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Take floatplane to see the black bears and fresh salmon farm. So much fun. Love Ketchikan and Juneau!!

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful views and sunset.

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5
I was ready to leave this ship.
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