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Silver Shadow Review

Silversea Cruises
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  • Overall Rating: 5.0-stars 5.0
  • Expert Rating:5.0-stars 5.0
  • Traveler Rating:5.0-stars 5.0
    • Couples: 5.0
    • Families w/ young children: N/A
    • Families w/ older children: N/A
    • Singles/Friends: N/A
    • Groups: 5.0
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Refurbished: 2001
  • Ship Size: S
  • Total Cabins: 194
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 1

How it Ranks: Silver Shadow ranks #2 out of 5 Silversea Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

With all-suite accommodations and 302 staff members attending 382 passengers, Silver Shadow wows travelers with its serene ambiance and genuine hospitality. Travelers say they felt like royalty from start to finish thanks to personalized service — crew members make a point of calling guests by name and taking a sincere interest in their individual preferences. While on board, you can perfect your tan in a chaise lounge by the pool or pamper yourself with an invigorating massage. When you're ready for some shade, you can take in the scenery and a cocktail at the Observation Lounge. And if you crave more activity, sign up for a fitness class or mingle with high rollers at the casino. Come nightfall, star gaze as you cook specialties like steak and salmon over volcanic rock thanks to the ship's imaginative Black Rock Grill concept. If you're seeking a more refined dining experience, venture to La Terrazza for flavorful Italian fare or sample indulgent French cuisine at La Champagne, a Relais & Châteaux-affiliated venue. Afterward, bed down in your indulgent accommodations outfitted with your preferred pillow, lavish European bath products and a minibar with your choice of gourmet items and beverages. In 2014, Silver Shadow will cross the globe, making its way around Asia, Alaska, French Polynesia and South America.

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Silver Shadow Cabins

Silver Shadow offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Silver Shadow Deck Plans

Silver Shadow contains 7 decks. Find out which features are available on each Silver Shadow deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.