When you think of taking a cruise, you typically think about sailing to some far-flung tropical destination. And, while such a cruise is all well and good, there are other options that you should consider. One kind of cruise that can be especially different, something that will be completely outside your vacationing norm, is a cruise to Alaska.
Of course, like with any other cruise, you want to make sure that you’re in the finest trappings. You want a boat that offers all the right amenities, has the right look, and offers the level of service you expect for all the money you’re paying. That’s why we’ve decided to identify what we believe is the best ship offering cruises to Alaska.
It’s Silversea Cruises’ Silver Shadow, and it’s a real beauty of a vessel. As we’ll show you in the 23 pictures below, this cruise ship has everything you’d want while you’re cruising the Alaska coastline, seeing all the things that make this state so beautiful. So, come take a tour of this stunning and luxurious cruise ship with us, and see why you should take a cruise to Alaska on it soon!
1. An Intimate Experience
The Silver Shadow is one of the smaller cruise ships that goes to Alaska, accommodating only up to 382 guests in utmost luxury.
2. Obvious From The Start
Right from the moment you check in at the reception area, you’ll be able to tell you’re in for a luxurious experience.
3. Hit The Pool
The on-deck pool is gorgeous and large. Given the size of the boat, you’ll never be at a loss for space to stretch out and relax.
4. Lounge Out
And stretch out you can! Just check out the beautiful lounge areas the are located directly adjacent to the pool.
5. Eat and Drink
If you feel like a nosh while you’re by the pool (or if you feel like a cocktail) the Pool Bar & Grill is there to serve!
6. Relax A Bit
Those who want to really get into relaxation mode while surveying the Alaskan coastline will want to pay a visit to The Spa At Silversea.
7. Change Your Look
And, you can always look your best while you’re on the Silver Shadow, thanks to the ship’s onboard beauty salon.
8. Time To Lounge
After you’ve relaxed by the pool, gotten a massage and freshened up your look, perhaps its time for a glass of cognac at The Connoisseur’s Club?
9. Get Your Shopping In
In between ports, you can also scratch your shopping itch! The Silver Shadow is home to a number of luxurious boutiques.
10. If It’s Cold
It might get cold while you’re on your Alaska cruise, but you can still enjoy the sweeping views! You just need to visit the Panorama Lounge.
11. Take In Show
Even though it’s a smaller boat, it’s still home to grand shows! You can check them out at the Show Lounge.
12. Gamble the Night Away
Those who have a proclivity for pressing their luck will find plenty of opportunities to do so at the Silver Shadow’s casino.
13. A Friendlier Game
If you want to enjoy a card game without wagering your money, you and your companions can gather at the Card Room.
14. A Relaxed Bar Crowd
The Silver Shadow isn’t a party boat. Instead, it offers a comfortable bar / lounge where the cocktails are strong and the live music is sweet.
15. Al Fresco Dining
If you want to enjoy a meal while breathing in the salt-water air, a visit to La Terrazza is a must!
16. Fine French Fare
Alternatively, you could check out Le Champagne, which offers some world-class French cuisine. It’s the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant on the waters.
17. The Main Dining Room
Of course, the main dining room aboard the Silver Shadow is nothing to scoff at, and it serves an eclectic mix of world dishes.
18. The Best Accommodations
If you want your Alaska cruise to happen in the trappings of utmost luxury, you’ll want to book your passage in the Owner’s Suite.
19. Other Options
When you’re traveling with a large group and want to do some entertaining, the Royal Suite is an excellent choice.
20. Nice Balcony
Those who are looking to have a beautiful balcony in their room to enjoy would do well to book passage in the Medallion Suite.
21. Looking Out
The Terrace Suites are perfect for those who want to enjoy panoramic ocean views right from their room!
If you’re not concerned about space, the Vista Suites are well appointed and still offer tremendous views!
23. Time To Go To Alaska
Alaska is a place that every person should experience, and checking it out aboard the Silver Shadow is one of the best ways to do so!