Silver Shadow Cruise Review to Alaska

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4-6 cruises

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2 out of 5

Silver Sea Rip Off

Sail Date: July 31, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
Quality is okay, just not nearly worth the cost.
Food and Dining
Very hit and miss. Dining room usually good. Italian restaurant and poolside grill below average.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room ws perfectly fine, but like I said earlier, nothing was worth the price.
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Not enought to do.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
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
Beautiful.
Sitka, Alaska
Dull town, hope you see a whale. The bear sanctuary and bird sanctuary were okay, but all in all, very LONG day.
Juneau, Alaska
Excellent. Take a helicopter to the Sled dogs at Mendenhall Glacier. Great experience!
Skagway, Alaska
There is nothing to do in this town. Find a fun excursion outside of town.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Take floatplane to see the black bears and fresh salmon farm. So much fun. Love Ketchikan and Juneau!!
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Beautiful views and sunset.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
I was ready to leave this ship.

Tip

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



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