Sumptuous Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Silver Shadow

9 Night Mediterranean (Rome To Athens)

Sail date: November 15, 2021

Ship: Silver Shadow

Cabin number: 922

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

If you enjoy a small, elegant, tasteful yet relaxed cruise experience, I highly recommend the Silver Shadow. There may not be as many entertainment offerings as a large cruise line, but Silversea more than makes up for it with top notch service, excellent dining options, and wonderful, personalized shore excursions. Cannot recommend highly enough!


4 out of 5
Due to covid protocols, it took longer than I would have liked. It was organized and seemed to move smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Overall, the food was excellent. We tried the main dining room, La Terrazzo, The Grill, and room service. The variety , flavors, and portion size were just right. Wine selections were always tasty and complemented the food nicely.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
As a small ship, there are not a high number of onboard activities. However, we spent much of our cruise on excursions, so the offered activities were more than adequate. We enjoyed the pool, walking track, afternoon trivia, tea time, expert talks, and watercolor class.


4 out of 5
The evening shows were fine, what I would expect on a small cruise ship. The exception was the crew "talent" show which was phenomenal!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service level on the Silver Shadow is truly exceptional. The staff (including dining staff) knew our names on the first day! We never had to wait for service, and our butler was thoughtful and proactive. Truly topnotch service at all levels of ship personnel.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was spotless, roomy, well appointed, and easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was spacious with an unusually large walk in closet and marble bath with separate soaking tub and shower and two sinks.

Ship tip

This review is for the itinerary beginning in Barcelona, then Malaga, Cadiz, Canary Islands, and Lisbon.


5 out of 5
Seamless. Took only a few moments and we were on our way.
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