Silver Shadow Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections


CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 94 (Jan)
2009 Rating 93 (Jul)
2010 Rating 99 (Jan)
2010 Rating 96 (Aug)
2011 Rating 98 (Jun)
2011 Rating 97 (Sep)
2012 Rating 95 (May)
2012 Rating 95 (Sep)
2013 Rating 82 (Jun)
2013 Rating 97 (Aug)
2014 Rating 96 (May)
2014 Rating 92 (Aug)
2015 Rating 95 (Jan)
2015 Rating 82 (Apr)
2016 Rating 98 (Aug)

Silver Shadow News

Silver Shadow Fails CDC Inspection

Posted July 24, 2013

The most recent Center for Disease Control Sanitation Inspection Report that shows the ship failed the inspection scoring a dismal 82.  According to the CDC report,

"An organized effort was made to physically remove over 15 full trolleys of dry foods, spices, canned foods, cooked foods, milk, raw meats, pasteurized eggs, cheeses of all types, baking goods, raw fruits, raw vegetables, and a variety of both hand held and counter model food equipment, pans, dishware and utensils to over 10 individual cabins shared by two or three galley crew members in order to avoid inspection by VSP staff."

Silver Shadow Collision

Posted March 19, 2012

The Silver Shadow was involved in a minor collision on March 16, 2012 as it was approaching the pilot station in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, according to a statement by Silversea Cruises. The incident, first reported by a CNN IReporter traveling aboard the ship said the incident was a "major collision". Silversea disputes the fact in a statement to CNN - " Silver Shadow incurred limited minor dents and guests' safety was never compromised. The ship was fully operational and continued on its course to Ha Long Bay, where all shore tours operated normally."


2014 ranges from landscapes of Asia  to the beauty of summer in Alaska. A special series of French Polynesia cruises stops in Hawaii, Kiribati and Easter Island. Celebrate the year-end holidays with a Silver Shadow cruise that explores South America.

For a full itinerary, please visit the Silversea website at

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Deck Plan

Deck 10

The Spa, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center, Observation Lounge

Deck 9

Golf Cage, Deck area with open view of the swimming pool, Veranda Suites

Deck 8

Panorama Lounge, Internet Café, Library, Pool, Veranda Suites, Grand Suite

Deck 7

La Terrazza, Le Champagne, Conference Room, Medallion Suites, Owner's Suites, Silver Suites, Veranda Suites, Royal Suite, Grand Suite

Deck 6

Athenian Show Lounge (upper level), Veranda Suites, Royal Suite, Grand Suite

Deck 5

The Bar, Show Lounge, Lobby, Casino, Boutique, Terrace Suites, Veranda Suites

Deck 4

The Restaurant, Laundry, Vista Suites

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Professional care and supervised activities for kids aged 3-12 years. 

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Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow photo courtesy of Silversea

Launched in 2000, Silver Shadow introduced guests to the next generation of the Silversea fleet – slightly larger in size, yet just as intimate in feel.  Every suite offers a personal view of sea and sky. 80% are complemented with furnished teak verandas, the perfect venue for breakfast, watching your next port approach closer into view. Silversea’s suites offer the highest ratio of space-per-guest of any fleet.

Silverseas offers open-seating policy of dining and features a variety of dining options on board including The Restaurant (the main dining room), Le Champagne, La Terrazza (indoor/outdoor café), a Poolside Grille, plus 24-hour in-suite dining.


Launched: 2000

Refurbished: 2008

GRT: 28,258

Length: 610 ft.

Draft: 19.8 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 382


All the cabins on the ship received a major makeover in December 2008. Fixed queen beds in larger suites have been replaced with convertible twin-to-queen beds, allowing for more flexibility. Staterooms feature new flat screen televisions, sofas, armchairs, desks, vanities, night tables and headboards. Carpets, drapes and bed coverings also were replaced and bathrooms were given a major overhaul with new marble countertops, walls, flooring and fixtures. Four Silver Suites, a popular category of bigger cabins were added along with one Owner's Suite with a connecting second bedroom, a Medallion Suite and a Vista Suite.

Stateroom Amenities

Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views, twin beds or queen-sized bed, Sitting area, Remote-controlled television with DVD and satellite reception, Direct-dial telephone, Champagne upon arrival and replenished as you desire, Beverage cabinet stocked daily on request with your selection of wines, spirits and beverages, Fresh fruit and flower arrangements, European bath amenities, Fine bed linens, plush robes and slippers, Choice of pillow, Spacious wardrobe and full-length mirror, Writing desk with personalized stationery, Dressing table and hair dryer, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath, Twice-daily suite service with turndown every evening, Daily news summary. All suites havae butler service, binoculars, and wi-fi access. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.

Stateroom sizes

Vista Suite 287 Sq. ft.
Terrace Suite 287 Sq. Ft.
Veranda Suite 344 Sq. Ft.
Medallion Suite 521 Sq. Ft.
Silver Suite 653-701 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Royal Suite 967-1007 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Owner's Suite 919 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Grand Suite 941-1090 Sq. ft. w/veranda

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Dining Venues

The Restaurant

Sophisticated elegance. Impeccable service. Contemporary international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

La Terrazza

An indoor/outdoor restaurant with spectacular ocean views. Casual buffet-style dining for breakfast and lunch. Authentic Italian cuisine served a la carte for dinner and reservations are suggested.

Pool Grill

Casual poolside dining for lunch and dinner — including grilled meats and fresh-from-the-oven pizza. In the evening, the top deck is transformed into The Grill – an intimate al fresco eatery featuring a preheated volcanic rock 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.

Le Champagne

Indulge in an evening where fine wines are complemented by a set tasting menu of regionally inspired dishes. An extraordinary six-course experience celebrating the world’s most distinguished wine regions. Surcharge applies.

Room Service

Complimentary 24-hour room service is available on all Silversea voyages. Selections from The Restaurant menu are served course by course during regular dining hours. 

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Notable Rooms

Athenian Show Lounge

Sophisticated performances from full-scale production shows to classical  soloists located on decks 5 & 6 (aft).

The Bar & Casino

Piano recitals, jazz and cabaret music located on deck 5.

Observation Lounge

A quiet retreat above the bow of the luxury cruise ship invites you to settle in to a comfortable seat and enjoy a beverage while watching the ever-changing view. The Observation Lounge also offers a radar screen, astronomical maps, binoculars, reference books and board games.

Fitness Center & Spa

The Fitness Centre on board this luxury cruise ship 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. Personal training, body composition analysis and specialty classes are available at an additional charge. The Relaxation Area, Beauty Salon, and The Spa are located on deck 7. Complimentary steam rooms.

Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the luxury cruise ship’s interior. Unwind, enjoy afternoon tea, listen to the pianist and watch the setting sun.

Connoisseur's Lounge

Enjoy top-notch cognacs. Cigars are available for purchase.

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Outdoor Features

The Pool Deck

Plenty of teak chaise lounges and plenty of attentive service. Two whirlpools and a poolside bar encourage conversations and camaraderie. The resort-style pool is refreshing in warmer climates, heated for cooler weather. 

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