Silver Shadow Cruise Review
Itinerary: Alaska Inside Passage & Glaciers - July 2015
I just got back home last week, as you know we added two weeks after the cruise to do some traveling on our own. Wanted to see everything that Alaska had to offer. We did see a lot but not everything...it is one heck of big state.
My whole family loved the cruise very much.
We felt the Silver Shadow was a perfect size for us. She holds 382 passengers but it didn't seem like there was anywhere near that many passengers, although we were told the ship was full. The ship was beautiful from top to bottom. Sparkling clean, modern, sleek, but warm and inviting at the same time.
We had wonderful service. Our private butler Marcos was amazing. Very informative on how to navigate the ship, funny with stories, and there when you needed him and not there when you didn't. Not sure how he does that.
There were lots of fun things to do on the ship, golf putting contest, trivia contest, lecturers, cooking demonstrations , musical entertainment every night, Everything on-board was just super. The food was exceptional in every restaurant, room service, buffet, and we tried them all.
We had a great time on the optional excursions that we picked as well. Each one lived up to its description. Many to choose from and we felt we did a good job. It was always interesting to hear other passengers and what they chose to do and hear about their experiences. Juneau was our favorite port. We went on a whale hunting expedition ship and whales we did see. Huge as they are..wow...
I spent way to much money in the ships Boutique. Thank goodness it was only open when we were sailing or I probably would have spent more. Really cute and unique items. Would not hesitate to recommend Silversea and Sunstone Tours to others, nor to take another cruise on this line.
2016 travel plans are pretty well already in place with family obligations, summer of 2017 we could take another cruise, so we will be in touch in future. Keep us on our active list. Linda, thank you for all your help.