August 2015 - Silver Shadow to Alaska
We enjoyed our cruise to Alaska though that is due to the scenery and animals Alaska offers as opposed to the experience Silversea offers. While the Shadow was renovated recently, the decor is still dated. The entertainment options are extremely limited and many passengers stated that "This cruise is boring." We could not agree more. With the cooler weather in Alaska, it's not like a Caribbean cruise where passengers are content lying in the sun by the pool. There needs to be more activities for passengers on cruise days since lying in the sun is not an option for many of the cruisers on this locale.
We were also disappointed in the service on this cruise. Silversea is a luxury cruise line and touts it's incredible service. I've had better on many cruises that do not fall into this category. The staff was unfriendly and there was a language barrier that got in the way of providing good service. Many of the staff acted as if this was one of their first cruises ever. They were inexperienced and unorganized.
Alaska is a fantastic cruise location. Definitely go there, but pick a different cruise line!