Alaska, United States of America
Let the frozen landscapes of Alaska's Inside Passage overwhelm your senses with a cruise on board the luxurious Silver Shadow, where elegant suites and an extensive range of facilities go hand in hand with faultless service and unforgettable excursions.
At a Glance
Personalized service - Nearly one crew member for every guest and butler service in every suite
Gratuities are included in the fare so you can be assured that absolutely everything is taken care of
A range of exciting excursions are included in each destination so you can make the most of Alaska's spectacular scenery, fascinating culture and varied wildlife
Suites are spacious and boast large picture windows or teak verandas with floor-to-ceiling glass doors from which to enjoy the impressive
Enjoy sophisticated entertainment from live music to theater performances
One of the most luxurious vessels to cruise Alaska's Inside Passage, Silver Shadow, a member of the revered Silversea fleet, provides elegant suites and fantastic facilities, as well as exceptional service, delicious Relais & Châteaux dining and an endless choice of excursions, ranging from the relaxing to the adventurous.
In true Silversea style, Silver Shadow accommodates 382 guests in the most luxurious of cabins, each offering plenty of space, large picture windows from which to soak in the views and comfortable twin or queen-sized beds with a pillow menu and premium mattresses. They all boast a separate seating area and private marble bathroom with double vanity sink and separate bath and shower, ensuring everyone has their own space.
Traveling between Seward in Alaska and Vancouver in Canada, itineraries on board Silver Shadow are varied, taking in the highlights of the Inside Passage, an area of dramatic fjordland, glistening glaciers and wildlife-rich waters. Your knowledgeable guides will accompany you on cultural and active excursions, the high guide to guest ratio ensuring flexibility and a more personalized experience throughout your stay and allowing you to relax or explore to your heart's content. Activities include kayaking, ziplining, biking, hiking, sea cycling and explorations by 4x4, allowing guests to get up close to the area's prolific wildlife; observe the telling blows as droves of whales swim past in all directions and watch sea otters splash around playfully. Seaplanes and helicopters can be arranged to take you on exhilarating flight-seeing adventures and the glacial landscapes are crying out to be explored. For something a little more gentle, enjoy guided city tours, visits to artisan's workshops where you can try your hand at creating ceramics and pottery, scenic train journeys through the mountains and even fishing. We highly recommend pre-booking excursions so please speak to a specialist about your preferences.
On board the ship, the opportunities to relax are endless and a fantastic array of facilities means that boredom is simply not an option. The pool deck, beauty salon and spa are ideal for unwinding as you travel between landing sites, and complimentary yoga, pilates and aerobics classes are led by the dedicated fitness trainer. A show lounge presents a broad spectrum of sophisticated entertainment, from feature films to enrichment lectures and full-scale production shows to classical solo performances. Those with a keen interest in their surroundings may wish to relax in the Panorama Lounge, which boasts uninterrupted views to the outside, or even the library with its extensive selection of books, magazines and newspapers, as well as reference materials which are relevant to your cruise.
Silver Shadow accommodates 382 guests and offers six different suite categories. All are spacious and boast large picture windows or teak veranda with floor-to-ceiling glass doors for taking in the ocean views. All come equipped with a marble bathroom, walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, iPod docking station, flat screen TV, refrigerator and mini bar, writing desk with personalized stationery, binoculars and an umbrella. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout and there is a pillow menu to ensure the most comfortable night's sleep.
Dining options on board Silver Shadow are plentiful, allowing guests to opt for casual and convenient or a more formal dinner. The Pool Bar & Grill features a menu of delicious cocktails and healthy, light dishes, as well as breakfasts which can be enjoyed al fresco throughout the day. La Terraza's menu comprises a selection of authentic Italian dishes and includes a selection of tasty seafood and fresh ingredients sourced from its root. Reservations are required in the evenings. The Silver Shadow's main dining room, The Restaurant, serves up mouthwatering contemporary and international cuisine with regional specialties unique to the voyage destination; expect to see plenty of Alaskan fare and a series of signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea by the Ralais & Châteaux chefs. Le Champagne is the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea and guests can enjoy a six-course tasting menu which is complemented by fine wines in an intimate and elegant setting. Please note that reservations are required and there is a reservation fee per guest.
Other facilities include a pool, casino, beauty salon, library, bar, spa, internet cafe, theater and fitness center, as well as plenty of space to lounge and relax.
Take part in a range of cultural and adventurous activities throughout your Alaska cruise, including excursions both on land and in the water. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, visits to artists' studios, biking, 4x4 self-drive adventures, rafting, wildlife encounters, visits to glaciers, seaplane or helicopter excursions, dog-sledding, whale watching, hiking, scenic railway journeys, ziplining, sea cycling and city tours.
Location & Directions
Alaska, United States of America
Cruises on board Silver Shadow travel around Alaska's Inside Passage, surrounded by fjordland, forests and mountains. Journey from Vancouver to Seward or the other way around.
When to go
Alaska cruises on board Silver Shadow run between May and September on set departure dates. This is the best time to visit Alaska, when temperatures are at their warmest and the number of daylight hours at their peak.