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Overview

Silver Shadow is slightly larger than the older Silversea ships, but not as big as the Silver Spirit. Most recently updated in early 2017 (it debuted in 2000), the 382-passenger ship maintains a nearly 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio, with 302 crew members. For past cruisers, it was the friendly crew's attention to detail that helped set Silver Shadow apart from its competitors.

Recent passengers praise the all-suite accommodations, which range from the Vista Suite (287 square feet) to the two-bedroom Owner's Suite (1,264 square feet). All cabins offer ocean views and more than 80 percent include private balconies. Standard amenities include butler service, minifridges and full baths with separate showers.

When guests aren't in their rooms, they can utilize the ship's facilities, which include shopping boutiques, a casino, a beauty salon and an expansive pool deck. The ship also offers four dining venues, including La Dame – a specialty restaurant affiliated with Relais & Châteaux (additional fee applies). As for nighttime entertainment, passengers have their pick between several cocktail lounges and the ship's performance venue.

In 2018-19, Silver Shadow sails throughout Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The diverse array of ports include Hong Kong, Dubai, Rome, Puerto Rico and more. 

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Silver Shadow is slightly larger than the older Silversea ships, but not as big as the Silver Spirit. Most recently updated in early 2017 (it debuted in 2000), the 382-passenger ship maintains a nearly 1-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio, with 302 crew members. For past cruisers, it was the friendly crew's attention to detail that helped set Silver Shadow apart from its competitors.

Recent passengers praise the all-suite accommodations, which range from the Vista Suite (287 square feet) to the two-bedroom Owner's Suite (1,264 square feet). All cabins offer ocean views and more than 80 percent include private balconies. Standard amenities include butler service, minifridges and full baths with separate showers.

When guests aren't in their rooms, they can utilize the ship's facilities, which include shopping boutiques, a casino, a beauty salon and an expansive pool deck. The ship also offers four dining venues, including La Dame – a specialty restaurant affiliated with Relais & Châteaux (additional fee applies). As for nighttime entertainment, passengers have their pick between several cocktail lounges and the ship's performance venue.

In 2018-19, Silver Shadow sails throughout Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The diverse array of ports include Hong Kong, Dubai, Rome, Puerto Rico and more. 

Ship Size
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Price
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Year Built
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Pros & Cons

  • Recent cruisers praised the food onboard

  • Some guests were unimpressed by the entertainment

Rankings

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

4.00Scorecard
  • 4.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.5Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Cabins

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

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Deck Plans

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

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 22 guests have reviewed Silver Shadow, giving it a rating of 3.4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.4 out of 5(22 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples63.6%
Singles/Friends13.6%
Families w/older children9.1%
Groups9.1%
Families w/young children0%
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Ship Photos

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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 22 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.