15 Silver Shadow Tips


Aug 17, 2014

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


Jun 27, 2016

Don't overpack. Much of cruise is casual dress.


Jun 26, 2016

Book your restaurants early but don't worry if you end up with not getting what you want...we were able to easily book on board for the number of reservations we wanted. Plan your excursions around the in port schedule. We booked an excursion that did not allow us any time in the port to explore..


Aug 24, 2015

Heavy seas produced a sleepless night, motion sickness, and a wasted day and a half. Nothing in the promotional material for this cruise prepared us for this and not seeing the Hubbard Glacier. Overall the weather was overcast or there was rain most days. Transparency about weather and risk needed.


Sep 18, 2016

Make dinner reservations on line before sailing.


Dec 10, 2017

lower your expectations of luxury


Mar 19, 2018

choose Viking Ocean instead


Jun 28, 2018

This is for people who want lots of personal space - we called it the Ghost ship because you can walk all over and see only a few people.


Apr 25, 2019

Do not miss the Grill on the pooldeck on an evening.


Aug 28, 2018

Do not spend the money on this ship and definitely do not go if you are a "person of color"


Oct 18, 2018

Try to book shore excursions elsewhere because the ship's are expensive and poor quality.


Jan 20, 2019

You can embark early, since this is a small ship. Best to get on around noon, and enjoy lunch on deck, at the Grill. The staff was so happy to welcome us on, and remembered our drink preference for the entire two weeks!


Jan 20, 2019

If your room is on the bottom deck, you will have to go upstairs to get to the other side of the ship, it's a bit cut off


May 28, 2019

Some months prior to embarkation , enquire if you can invite family or guests aboard for lunch .


Jan 17, 2020

Rooms on the fifth floor were so convenient and less expensive than the rooms to higher floors.

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