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Silver Shadow

Silversea Cruises History

Fort Lauderdale-based Silversea Cruises results from an early 1990s vision in which Rome’s Lefebvre family, former owners of Sitmar Cruises, opted to create a line catering to the cruise industry’s ultra-luxury segment. In 1994, Silversea -- named to signify champagne and caviar excellence -- launched its first ship, Silver Cloud, followed by Silver Wind a year later. Then in 2000 and 2001 came two more larger, similarly luxurious ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper. Purpose-built for pampering, these vessels are designed to carry fewer passengers basking in more space enjoying extreme levels of personalized service, all the while slipping into exotic, often less accessible ports. With Italian officers and a seasoned European staff, hallmarks from the start have been all ocean-view suites, most with private verandas, open seating dining, and overall emphasis on ambiance targeting the cruising elite.

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Elegant décor lends itself to formal evenings as well as chic, casual days at sea. Silver Shadow, like other Silversea ships, generates applause from affluent travelers with its all-inclusive pricing including all beverages and onboard products enhanced by partnerships with luxury brands such as Bvlgari, Davidoff and Relais & Chateaux. Aboard Silver Shadow, service is personalized to a point where some guests hope never to disembark. Upon return from a Silversea cruise, guests start accruing Venetian Society cruise days and are eligible for special 5 or 10 percent members-only savings on select sailings. In 2004, Silversea sails more than 140 itineraries with calls to 45 new ports, and Silver Shadow sails on 12 different itineraries in the Orient with inaugural calls at 10 Japanese cities. Springtime is cherry blossom season in Japan when Silver Shadow will make inaugural calls just when the famed blossoms traditionally make their appearance throughout the island nation. Silver Shadow’s visits to Japan in April and May also allow guests to enjoy unforgettable cultural experiences set amid ancient temples and shrines, rock gardens, enchanting architecture and stunning mountain scenery. The first three of Silver Shadow’s four cruises to Japan, ranging from nine to 14 days, also feature calls in China and Russia.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: 2000
Registry: The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT): 25,000
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Capacity: 382
Decks: 7
Crew: 295
Officer Nationality: Italian
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Destinations: Orient, southeast Asia, South Pacific, Alaska, Caribbean and Mexico.

About Gratuities
With Silversea, gratuities are included in the fare.

Disabled Access
Silver Shadow has quarters in various categories accommodating wheelchairs.

Ship Features

Le Champagne, Silver Shadow’s wine room , may be reserved for private dinner parties, with welcome aperitifs, hors d' oeuvres, and a special menu with paired wines. A Personalized Voyages program allows embarkation and disembarkation (with a minimum of five nights cruising) where and when guests please at a wide selection of ports, avoiding “been there/done that” on otherwise all-new itinerary experiences.

Every suite features a marbled bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bathtub and separate shower. In all, seven different types of suites range in size from 287 square feet to more than 1,400. In six of those categories, some 82 percent of the suites feature walls of glass opening onto private teak verandas. Categories are Vista (with large picture windows), Veranda (with patio furniture on a teak veranda and floor-to-ceiling glass doors), Medallion ( 521 square feet), Silver (701 square feet), and Owners (1,208 square feet), all with separate living/dining rooms and private verandas. The Royal Suite is ideal for cocktail parties, wine tastings or private dinner parties. The Grand Suite has a whirlpool tub and cutting edge entertainment center.

Stateroom amenities
An interactive television system enables guests to view on-demand movies, send and receive e-mail, and book shore excursions in the comfort and privacy of their suite. Cut crystal, Frette linens, personalized stationery, and Bvlgari soap, shampoo and lotion are also part of the amenity line-up.

Kid & Teen Stuff
Silversea does not accommodate infants under one year of age and reserves the right to limit the number of children under three years.

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Life Aboard

Options onboard include a main dining room (The Restaurant), an indoor/outdoor café (The Terrace Café), a Poolside Grille, plus 24-hour in-suite dining. The Restaurant is elegant, yet not stuffy, with attentive, personable European-trained waiters. The finest wines from our extensive list are carefully chosen and poured into sparkling European crystal glasses. Polished Christofle silverware is laid on crisp linens. An alternative, The Terrace Cafe offers a more casual setting. Evening menus accent regional Italian specialties, while lunch and breakfast offer sumptuous buffets and hearty grilled fare.

Sports / Health / Fitness
Silver Shadow has a swimming pool, two whirlpools, a well-equipped fitness center, men's and women's saunas and steam rooms. Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and circuit trainings are available. Mandara Spa provides treatments from Javanese Honey Steam Wraps and Hot Lava Rock Massages to Vital Aromatic Facials. Golfers can practice swings with Silversea’s pro or attend a complimentary clinic, as part of the SilverLinks program.

Afternoons bring contract bridge, guest lectures, wine tutorials, or culinary demonstrations with Silversea chefs, as well as renowned visiting Relais & Châteaux chefs. The multi-tiered Show Lounge is home to colorful productions, feature films, magic shows, classical recitals, and cirque-type shows. Shoppers enjoy the Bvlgari Gallery, with fine Italian jewelry and accessories at duty-free discounts. For quiet moments, there is a library.

The Casino has slots and gaming tables, from blackjack to craps, to keep guests in the action for hours.

Evenings bring flutes of champagne in the wine tasting room, libations in the bar, with live music and dancing, and cigars in the Humidor by Davidoff.


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