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Silver Shadow Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 93

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
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Silver Shadow

10 Night Asia (Hong Kong To Singapore)

Sail date: March 03, 2018

Ship: Silver Shadow

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 507

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Disappointed with Silverseas. Noticed that the Trip Advisor awards for this ship were all from the early 2000's. Other passengers commented that Silversea is usually better organized. Each port was a long line to disembark!


2 out of 5
Disorganized. I was amazed that in this day and age Silverseas had 2 separate check-ins with long lines and half hour later had everyone retrieve passport to resubmit at a different station. Hong Kong is not an unusual port to not know the procedure. yhis however was a preview of how disorganized this sailing was to be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurant reservations were taken well before sailing. Two nights in a row I had fish that was well past its prime. Selections were limited in the main dining room. Thankfully the room service menu was also available.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The lecturer was very good. However the listed topic was not always what the talk was about. The dance instructor was good.


3 out of 5
The males seemed to be much more talented than the females.

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
With the exception of the central office, the waiters and room staff were very competent

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I liked the fact that the public rooms were confined to one end of the ship. I felt that the stabilizers needed upgrading as the cruise was quite rocky with rather calm seas.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our cabin had not been completely cleared of the prior occupants belongings. one might wonder how much cleaning was actually performed. The bathroom and closet are nice. However the excess of cabinets with very few drawers was inconvenient. In order to charge a camera or Iphone or Ipad the room clock had to be unplugged. It is time to update their electrical connections.

Ship tip

choose Viking Ocean instead

Ports of call

Hong Kong

4 out of 5
Frequent take-off port for cruises. Keeps getting busier and more expensive

Manila, Philippines

4 out of 5
First visit. Very interesting economy

Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines

1 out of 5
too many boats in one spot for snorkeling. seemed like an accident waiting to happen.

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

5 out of 5
Long ride to get to underground river which is unique

Sandakan, Malaysia

4 out of 5
The orangetuans were the best feature of this stop.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

4 out of 5
interesting museum

Muara, Brunei

4 out of 5
The tour would have been more interesting if instead of visiting a water village for the third day in a row. the river cruise had gone another 5 minutes to see the largest palace in the world which is undoubtedly the place to not miss in Brunei.


4 out of 5
great light show


2 out of 5
First time in over 30 cruises that luggage placed out well before deadline was not all available and a search had to be done. Just typical of the disorganization of this crew.
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