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  • Silversea_Vista_Suite - Silversea's Vista Suite offers a sitting area with plenty of space for relaxing and a writing desk if the mood strikes you.
  • Silversea_Medallion_Suite - Silversea's Medallion Suite offers guests a spacious room with a teak veranda, living room and luxurious bathroom area.
  • Silversea_Owners_Suite - The Owner's Suite appeals to those who want the most luxurious stateroom aboard Silver Shadow. It offers a large teak veranda, living room, separate dining area and bar, and a well-appointed bathroom.
  • Silversea_Veranda_Suite_bathroom - Press your toes against the fine marble in the Veranda Suite bathroom aboard Silver Shadow, outfitted with a full size bath and separate tub.
  • Silversea_Grand_Suite - The extravagent Grand Suite aboard Silver Shadow offers a large living room with sitting area and plenty of room to spread out.
  • Silversea_Grand_Suite_2-1 - The Grand Suite aboard Silver Shadow has a spacious bedroom that features a queen size bed (or twin beds), sitting area and vanity table with hair dryer.
  • Silversea_in_suite_dining - Silversea offers guests in-suite dining from its renowned restaurant 24 hours a day.
  • Silversea_Grand_Suite_3-1 - The Grand Suite aboard Silver Shadow has a spacious bedroom that features a queen size bed (or twin beds), sitting area and vanity table with hair dryer.
  • Silversea_Veranda_Suite_2-1 - Stretch out in Silver Shadow's Veranda Suite, which features a teak veranda, sitting area and queen bed or twins.
  • Medallion_Suite_Silversea - Five hundred square feet of luxury will surround you in the Medallion Suite aboard Silver Shadow.
  • Owners_Suite_Silver_Shadow_Whisper - The Owner's Suite on Silver Shadow is stylishly appointed. It's available as a single bedroom or as a two-bedroom configuration when adjoined with a Vista Suite.
  • Grand_Suite_Silver_Shadow_Whisper-1 - The Grand Suite on decks 6, 7 and 8 aboard the Silver Shadow holds up to four guests.
  • Silversea_Silver_Suite-1 - The Silver Suite aboard Silver Shadow rewards you with an extra room to spread out, a teak veranda with fine patio furniture and a luxurious marbled bathroom.
  • Silversea_Silver_Shadow_at_sea - Silversea's Silver Shadow gives guests a top-tier cruising experience and trademark intimate ambience.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Sydney - Silver Shadow calls on Sydney, one of the more popular Silversea itineraries.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Sydney_2 - Silver Shadow sails past the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
  • Silver_Shadow_at_sea_3 - Silver Shadow is the next generation of Silversea's award-winning cruise liners, built slightly larger than its predecessors.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Italy - Silver Shadow off the coast of Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. The ship combines destination eye candy and on-board creature comforts.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Sydney_3 - Guests on board Silver Shadow can make memories on port calls in Sydney, Australia.
  • Silversea-Silver-Shadow-at-sea.jpg - Guests on Silver Shadow enjoy amenities usually found only on larger ships, such as having access to a wellness spa and beauty salon fitness center and sauna, boutique shopping, an Internet cafe and lavish productions in a theater lounge.
  • Silversea_Silver_Shadow_at_sea - Silversea's Silver Shadow gives guests a top-tier cruising experience and trademark intimate ambience.
  • Silversea_Le_Champagne_2 - Enjoy a singular meal at Le Champagne on board your Silversea cruise. It's the only wine restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea.
  • Silversea_bar_lounge-1 - Head to Silver Shadow's bar lounge for music, a dance floor, complimentary cocktails and a place to mix and mingle.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Sydney - Silver Shadow calls on Sydney, one of the more popular Silversea itineraries.
  • Silversea_Grand_Suite_2-1 - The Grand Suite aboard Silver Shadow has a spacious bedroom that features a queen size bed (or twin beds), sitting area and vanity table with hair dryer.
  • Silversea_Observation_Lounge-2 - Silver Shadow's Observation Lounge offers a peaceful retreat above the bow of the ship. Get comfortable, enjoy a beverage and take in the sweeping ocean vistas.
  • Silversea_reception_lobby - After you get settled in, you can find a guest relations specialist in the main lobby to provide service or assistance 24 hours a day.
  • Silver_Shadow_Portofino_Italy -  Silver Shadow departs Portofino, Italy. Thes ship wanders the globe, from ports in the Mediterranean to the far reaches of Asia, from the shores of Alaska in summer to the idyllic South Pacific.
  • Silver_Shadow_in_Sydney_3 - Guests on board Silver Shadow can make memories on port calls in Sydney, Australia.
  • Silversea_pool_deck_chairs-1 - The pool deck aboard Silver Shadow features teak lounge chairs in the shade and sun, multiple bubbling whirlpools and a pool.
  • Silversea_main_dining_room-1 - Silver Shadow's main dining room offers an assortment of stirring dishes with attentive service.
  • Medallion_Suite_Silversea - Five hundred square feet of luxury will surround you in the Medallion Suite aboard Silver Shadow.
  • Silversea_dining_room - Marble, silver and crystal fixtures combine with romantic candlelight in Silversea’s main restaurant, making for a memorable dining experience.
  • Silversea_Le_Champagne - Enjoy an elegant evening at Le Champagne on board your Silversea cruise. It's the only wine restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea.
  • Silversea_fine_dining_3 - Crystal, silver and candlelight will be your companions as you enjoy elegant dining in The Restaurant.
  • Silversea_Le_Champagne_2 - Enjoy a singular meal at Le Champagne on board your Silversea cruise. It's the only wine restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea.
  • silversea-le-champagne.jpg - A server prepares a table setting at Le Champagne, the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea, on five Silversea ships.
  • silversea-la-terrazza.jpg - Head to La Terrazza on your Silversea cruise for authentic Italian cuisine prepared with flair and passion.
  • Silversea_main_dining_room-1 - Silver Shadow's main dining room offers an assortment of stirring dishes with attentive service.
  • Connoisseur_Corner_2 - The Connoisseur’s Corner on board Silver Shadow is the perfect place to sample premium Cognacs or smoke a cigar.
  • Silversea_Lampadina_bar - Silversea's spiffy Lampadina bar is a great place to kick back and linger over a cocktail.
  • Silversea_reception_lobby - After you get settled in, you can find a guest relations specialist in the main lobby to provide service or assistance 24 hours a day.
  • Silversea_Observation_Lounge-2 - Silver Shadow's Observation Lounge offers a peaceful retreat above the bow of the ship. Get comfortable, enjoy a beverage and take in the sweeping ocean vistas.
  • Silversea_Panorama_Lounge-1 - Silversea's Panorama Lounge is an ideal place to unwind, relax, enjoy complimentary drinks and listen to the ship's pianist.
  • Silversea_reception_lobby_2 - Head to Silversea's reception lobby if you have a question or need assistance 24/7.
  • Silversea_bar_lounge-1 - Head to Silver Shadow's bar lounge for music, a dance floor, complimentary cocktails and a place to mix and mingle.
  • Silversea_pool_deck_chairs-1 - The pool deck aboard Silver Shadow features teak lounge chairs in the shade and sun, multiple bubbling whirlpools and a pool.
  • Silversea_bar_lounge2 - The bar aboard Silver Shadow offers guests live music, a dance floor and complimentary cocktails. Swing by to chat, mix and mingle.
  • Silversea_Fitness - Keep in shape with a regimen to fit your lifestyle on a Silversea cruise.
  • Silversea_spa_massage - Head to the spa on your Silversea sailing for a stress-relieving massage.
  • Silversea_Observation_Lounge_computer - Nothing wrong with sending loved ones an email, or keeping abreast of the news, during your Silversea sailing.
  • silver-shadow-service.jpg - Butler service on the deck of Silver Shadow.
  • Silversea-wellness.jpg - Get centered during a series of wellness routines on your Silversea sailing.
  • Silversea_HumidorbyDavidoffCigarLounge-1 - If you're a cigar smoker, the Humidor by Davidoff Cigar Club on Silver Shadow is a great place to lounge.
  • Silversea_theater-1 - The plush theater aboard Silver Shadow is big enough for Broadway-style shows. Performances take place daily.
  • Silver_Shadow_Portofino_Italy -  Silver Shadow departs Portofino, Italy. Thes ship wanders the globe, from ports in the Mediterranean to the far reaches of Asia, from the shores of Alaska in summer to the idyllic South Pacific.

Silver Shadow: Bigger size with same intimate ambience

Have you sailed on Silver Shadow? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Silversea'’s Millennium Class ships,– Silver Shadow and her sister ship Silver Whisper,– are built with proportions slightly larger in size than other Silversea ships, yet retain the same level of genuine hospitality. Third in the Silversea fleet, the Silver Shadow luxury cruise ship introduced guests to the next generation of Silversea cruising while maintaining Silversea'’s all-suite luxury and intimate ambience.

Past itineraries on Silver Shadow have included cruising to the fabled landscapes of Asia (three nights in Myanmar) to the wild, natural beauty of Alaska (look for extended calls in Juneau and a turnaround in San Francisco), as well as a special series of idyllic French Polynesian cruises including stops in Hawaii, Kiribati and Easter Island. 

Who will like sailing on Silver Shadow

Cruise guests looking to combine adventure travel with luxury will enjoy an exotic cruise on Silver Shadow. Cruise passengers will be taken to remote parts of the world, where they will explore an abundance of wildlife and uninhabited areas.

Where Silver Shadow sails

Silver Shadow sails in and around South America and the Pacific Northwest. Some of the top destinations that Silver Shadow visits are Chile and Alaska.

Ratings & awards

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  • Top 20 Small Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
    Best 12 Ships for 2012, Frommer's (2012)

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Top dining choices

With never more than 382 like-minded international travelers, and an open-seating policy of dining when, where and with whom you desire, you can be as private or congenial as you desire.

La Terrazza

A divine selection of Italy's best cuisine is served a la carte in La Terrazza. Authentic recipes and fresh ingredients come together in a flavorful expression that represents Silversea's distinctive Italian heritage and embraces the principles of the Slow Food movement, using fresh, sustainable and local ingredients For example, La Terrazza uses buffalo mozzarella from Naples, organic balsamic vinegar and olive oil from Umbria, and air-dried ham out of Parma. The Emilia-Romagna region also produces Silversea’s 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, while the pasta is made daily right on board. La Terrazza is open for casual, buffet-style breakfast and lunch with indoor or al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace. During the evening, the restaurant transforms into an à la carte traditional Italian restaurant.

Le Champagne

The only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Chateaux at sea can be found aboard the ships of Silversea. Indulge in an evening where fine wines are complemented by a set tasting menu of regionally inspired dishes in an intimate, elegant setting. Open seating is available for breakfast and lunch, while reservations are necessary for dinner. The experience requires a per-guest, reservation fee of $40.

Marble, silver and crystal fixtures combine with romantic candlelight in the main restaurant of Silver Shadow.
RED DOG / Photo courtesy of Silversea CruisesMarble, silver and crystal fixtures combine with romantic candlelight in the main restaurant of Silver Shadow.

The Restaurant

Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves up contemporary, international cuisine. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the destinations guests visit on their cruise. For example, roasted Chilean sea bass is served while cruising the Chilean fjords, and Indian chicken korma, while en route to Mumbai. The Restaurant on board this cruise ship offers open-seating dining, which means there are no assigned times and no assigned tables. You are free to dine when, where and with whom you please.

Pool Bar & Grill

Casual and convenient. At the Pool Bar, cocktails are served with soft ocean breezes. Poolside menu options feature healthy CruiseLite selections and light fare for lunch and dinner including grilled meats and fresh-from-the-oven pizza. At night, the top deck of the Pool Bar & Grill is transformed into The Grill, an intimate al fresco eatery featuring a fun, interactive Black Rock Grill experience. A preheated volcanic rock is brought to your table, allowing you to cook such delicacies as steak, veal, pork, lamb, salmon, fish or prawns exactly to your liking right at your own table. Reservations are required for dinner.

Staterooms and Suites

Aboard Silver Shadow there are 194 ocean-view suites on each ship that range from 287 to 1,435 square feet. More than 80% of the suites feature private teak balconies, with nine Terrace Suites that share a common veranda.

All guests will receive the services of a butler and there are convertible twin-to-queen beds, Pratesi bed lines, walk-in wardrobe, sitting area, dressing table, choices of pillow, Italian marble bathroom. One of the highlights is the personal bath amenities that the butler will present, choices inlcude: Ferragamo, Bvlgari and Neutrogena products. There are double basin vanities for extra space in the bathroom as well as a full bath with separate shower, refrigerator and cocktail bar.

 

The plush theater aboard Silver Shadow is big enough for Broadway-style shows. Performances take place daily.
Photo courtesy of Silversea CruisesThe plush theater aboard Silver Shadow is big enough for Broadway-style shows. Performances take place daily.

Entertainment 

Aboard the Silver Shadow, guests will find a wide selection of stellar entertainment ranging from energetic production shows to classical music concerts in The Show Lounge; intimate piano recitals, jazz and cabaret in The Bar; and local performers and folkloric shows that truly complement the wines, cuisine and cultures experienced on your voyage.

  • Boutiques: Silversea’s shipboard boutiques, reimagined and redesigned by famed Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri and his team at Vudafieri & Saverino Studio, are stunning modern design spaces befitting the finest creations from legendary designers including Buccellati, Damiani, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, IWC, Piaget, Gucci, La Prairie and more.
  • Card Room/Conference RoomBridge games and tournaments take place most days in the Card Room. On days at sea, newcomers to the game can learn how to play. Should your group require a conference or meeting space, Silversea is pleased to provide a tailor-made experience, in which audiovisual equipment is available and complimentary.
  • CasinoRoulette, blackjack and slot machines are available in the casino for guests 18 years or older. If you are a novice, come to the champagne reception and learn all the games offered aboard.
  • LibraryThe Library aboard this luxury cruise ship has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment center.

Bars & lounges

  • The Bar: With complimentary cocktails and engaging conversation, live music and a dance floor, The Bar welcomes guests to mix and mingle.
  • Connoisseur's Corner: The Connoisseur's Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.
  • Panorama Lounge: The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day's destination from the comfort of the ship's interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, enjoy afternoon tea, listen to the pianist and watch the setting sun.
  • Pool Deck: Guest can enjoy teak chaise lounges arranged in the sun or shade and bubbling whirlpools on the pool deck. The pool water is refreshing in warmer climates, and heated for cooler weather.
  • Internet Café: Email friends and family back home or surf the Internet for a nominal fee. Headphones, digital camera media readers, and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.
  • Show Lounge: Every seat in this multi-tiered venue enjoys a clear view of the stage. Applaud a broad spectrum of entertainment, from full-scale production shows and classical soloists to cultural entertainment and feature films.
Head to the spa on your Silversea sailing for a therapeutic massage.
Photo courtesy of Silversea CruisesHead to the spa on your Silversea sailing for a therapeutic massage.

Spa & fitness

  • Beauty Salon: A full range of salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures.
  • Fitness Center: The fitness center is equipped with free weights, weight machines, state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers, and recumbent and upright bicycles. Classes in aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are led by the onboard fitness trainer and are always complimentary.
  • The Spa at Silversea: Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary. Indulge in a wide range of invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps and massages.

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Cognacs & cigars
  • Where: Connoisseur Corner

  • What: Teak lounge chairs
  • Where: Pool Deck

  • What: Live entertainment
  • Where: Show Lounge
  • Gaming in the onboard casino
  • Views and complimentary cocktails from the Panorama Lounge
  • Broadway-style entertainment in the Show Lounge
  • Lectures by noted historians, ambassadors, state leaders, authors and geographers

Top dining options on board

Le Champagne

  • Style: Wine restaurant
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The Restaurant

  • Style: Global
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

382 Passengers [?]
302 Crew
10 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
28,258 Tonnage [?]
610 Length in feet
81 Width in feet (max beam)
2015 REFURBISHED

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