Silversea: Silver Shadow Overview - Travel Utopia - Cruise Holidays UK
Third in the Silversea fleet, the Silver Shadow cruise ship introduced guests to the next generation of Silversea cruising while maintaining Silversea’s award winning , all-suite luxury and trademark intimate ambience.
Silversea’s Millennium Class ships – Silver Shadow and her sister ship Silver Whisper – are built with proportions slightly larger in size than their two earlier ships, yet they retain the same level of genuine hospitality.
Silver Shadow ’s 2012 is a study in contrasts from the unique scenery of New Zealand and Australia to the fabled landscapes of the Far East and the wild, natural beauty of summer in Alaska . A special holiday sailing visits magical Bali and spends the year’s 365th day in the crystal blue waters of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef .
Spectacular New Zealand fiords and Australia’s Outback are but two of the unforgettable destinations encountered aboard Silver Shadow cruises during 2013. In late February Silver Shadow travels to Asia to explore the wonders of the Far East until it’s time once again to spend the warmer months surrounded by the majesty of Alaska . Come fall, it’s back to Japan, China and a series of 9-day Vietnam cruises . In December, sailings around Australia and New Zealand are highlighted by a 15-day holiday cruise between Sydney and Auckland
With voyages to over 80 countries each year, Silversea caters to the upscale traveller’s love of diverse destinations, remote cultures and uncommon experiences.
- New ports are added each year, providing our repeat guests with an ever-changing choice of enticing adventures.
- Small ships means access to intimate and boutique ports inaccessible to larger ships, including sailing under Tower Bridge into the heart of London.
- Silversea averages the highest number of ports per ship (71).
- Silversea offers nearly twice as many unique ports as other leading luxury cruise lines.
- Extended port stays of one or two nights – allows more time to explore the world’s most vibrant cities.
- Voyages range from 6 to 110 days so there are a wide variety of options – from a quick getaway to a leisurely voyage around the world.
- Every port offers a stimulating array of optional shore excursions, many exclusive to Silversea.
- Silversea sails to all regions of the world including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Africa, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Far East & South Pacific, Alaska, North America, South America, and Antarctica.
Let the fabled islands of Indonesia embrace you with their exotic beauty.Silversea’s Asia cruises explore Vietnam – a seemingly endless patchwork of rice paddies, colourful markets and entrepreneurial energy. Cruises in Asia journey between ancient glories and modern-day miracles from Beijing with its Great Wall and Forbidden City to booming Shanghai … from Tokyo’s flashing neon lights to Nagasaki’s beautiful bay … from high-tech Taiwan to Kyoto , cultural fountainhead of Classical Japan .
Silversea’s South Pacific cruises sweep across two hemispheres, two continents and a breathtaking succession of dazzling sights. New Zealand sets out to impress with its geysers and glaciers, sub-tropical rain forest andspectacular Lord of the Rings landscapes . In Australia you can wander from wonder to wonder: the Great Barrier Reef , the wildlife ofKangaroo Island , stunning Sydney Harbour
This is what Earth must have looked like before the human footprint. Immense forests as far as the eye can see. Glaciers advancing and retreating in an endless cycle of rebirth. An ice age wilderness , bigger, bolder and more beautiful than you can imagine . Alaska’s sheer size puts everything else in perspective. Yet, ironically, it takes a smaller Silversea ship to appreciate the immensity of it all.
Silversea’s luxury Alaska cruises take you on an insider’s path along the Inside Passage. There are diamond-blue icebergs, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and flowers of every colour. Here you’ll find the biggest bears , the largest gathering ofbald eagles anywhere, and more than half of the world’s entire population of humpback whales . Experience Alaska’s grandeur up close and in person aboard an intimate Silversea Alaska cruise .
All suites feature: Butler service, champagne upon arrival, fresh fruit and flowers, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, European bath amenities, down duvets, fine bed linens, premium mattresses, a choice of nine pillow types, plush robes and slippers, personalised stationary, binoculars, umbrella, daily news summary, WiFi Internet access (fee applies) and daily suite service with nightly turndown.
|Owner’s Suite: The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those whose standards are higher than most. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite . (more)|
|Grand Suite: Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. Whatever you wish. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. (more)|
|Royal Suite: Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. (more…)|
|Silver Suite: Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites accommodate three guests. (more…)|
|Medallion Suite: A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. (more…)|
|Midship Veranda Suite: A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Midship Veranda Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite. Some Midship Veranda Suites accommodate three guests. (more…)|
|Veranda Suite: A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three quests. (more…)|
|Terrace Suite: With a shared veranda, this accommodation provides an easy transition from peace and privacy to the energy and excitement of the onboard social scene. Some Terrace Suites accommodate three guests. (more…)|
|Vista Suite: A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests. (more…)|
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Evening Activities: An array of entertaining proposals ignites a Silversea evening, including The Panorama Lounge, The Bar, Casino, Show Lounge, Connoisseur’s Corner, Movies on deck, and Deck Barbecues (select voyages and on overnight port stays only).
Enrichment Programme: The Silversea experience offers a journey of enlightenment, enjoyment and excitement. With never-ending opportunities to satisfy the thirst for knowledge, aboard Silversea there need never be a dull moment. Silversea’s onboard programme brings together world experts in archaeology, history and anthropology, to provide guests with a fascinating insight into the places they are set to discover. On some voyages, celebrity hosts bring their own unique twist to the enrichment programme. John Cleese has entertained guests on several voyages, as has author Frank McCourt.
Culinary Arts Programme: Guest chefs sail on selected voyages. Guests can enjoy a grand gourmet dinner prepared by the guest chef, culinary demonstrations and escorted market tours (subject to suitable venues in ports visited).
Wine Series: Cruises for wine lovers hosted by top experts, vineyard owners and winemakers. Guests can enjoy enriching lectures, wine tastings and escorted shore excursions to wineries and vineyards.
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Silversea’s emphasis on excellence is apparent in every aspect of the travel experience. Guests will already enjoy the finer aspects of life where only the best is good enough. Onboard a Silversea ship they can expect it in an atmosphere that is home from home. Silversea is the easy going world of elegance without pretension…
Silversea service is a philosophy, an attitude, complimented by distinctive Italian style . It begins with a ceremonious white-gloved greeting , a flute of perfectly chilled champagne on arrival and continues in every detail of life on board. With a crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.34, nothing is overlooked. And with no schedules or routines to hem guests in, they are free to design their day as they please.
Silversea’s all-inclusive policy ensures a relaxed and hassle free stay . Everything from gratuities to premium brand drinks and a selection of up to 60 pouring wines is taken care of.
|Inclusions / Features||Silversea||Others|
|All onboard gratuities included||Yes||No|
|Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship including the
Bar & Poolside
|Complimentary dining options||Yes||No|
|Complimentary in-suite beverage cabinet||Yes||No|
|Complimentary 24-hour room service||Yes||No|
|Complimentary shore-side events||Yes||Some|
|Complimentary transportation in port||Yes||Some|
|Complimentary twice daily suite service & nightly turndown||Yes||Some|
|Average Silversea Veranda Suite size to average big ship Deluxe suite||323 sq. ft / 30m||259 sq ft. / 24m|
|Intimate ships with access to more intriguing ports||Yes||No|
|Pre-book shore excursions & spa appointments online before sailing||Yes||Some|