Amazing things come in small packages, and the Silver Shadow cruise ship is the perfect example of this. With a passenger capacity of only 382, you might think that the Silver Shadow would feel undersized and cramped, but you’d be wrong; this stunning ship provides more space per guest than any other cruise ship on the water, leaving you feeling like you’ve entered an airy private space where you can get to know the other guests, the crew, and the ship itself better than you could possibly achieve on a much more massive ship. There is also a high number of crew members in comparison with passengers - nearly one crew member for every two guests - which allows for a truly luxurious, indulgent stay where you can let go of all your worries and focus purely on the pleasures of the present.
As part of Silversea’s fleet, the Silver Shadow was built to epitomize and continue their commitment to genuine hospitality and an intimate, luxurious ambience that pervades the entire ship, from the gorgeous decor, to the suite-only accomodation, to the fine dining options, to the entertainment and activities which will have you wondering which is better: leaving the ship to explore your destination, or the days on the water spent lounging, laughing, and having the time of your life? With luxury sailings in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Alaska, there’s no question that you’ll have a grand time both on and off ship, wherever you go and whatever you choose to do.
Silversea is well-known for its dining choices - whether you choose an upscale or casual spot to eat, the menus will have been thoughtfully put together, and the food will be made from high-quality ingredients prepared with care and skill. Offerings change with the location - in Alaska, for instance, you’ll be treated to Alaskan King Crab and other local delicacies - and options are available for any preference or diet.
The Restaurant (the ship’s main dining room) is a wonderful place to start, while the Terrace Cafe takes a more casual approach and the fine dining Le Champagne dinner room offers exciting upscale cuisine by reservation.
Guests can also dine at the Poolside Grill and Bar or the simply named “the Bar”; wherever you go, the food you eat will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip. Few cruise ships offer such delicious food, and every meal served on board would constitute a wonderful night out even served on dry land.
Despite being a smaller ship, the Silver Shadow does not disappoint on any level, and this includes their entertainment offerings. The Athenian Show Lounge is scaled to make sense of the cruise ship’s size, while offering talented performers who make the most of the stage and are truly enthusiastic about ensuring that everyone on board has a wonderful night. It can be rare to find real talent on board cruise ships, but the Silver Shadow’s performers are world class.
The ship also offers a full casino experience, plenty of boutiques, an indulgent spa, and all the usual ways to relax and enjoy your stay on board: whirlpools, a heated saltwater pool, an outdoor golf driving range, and much more. The Silver Shadow is truly one of the best, most exciting cruise ships on the water, and once you’ve sailed with them you’ll be a convert too.