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  • Day 1

    Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada. This young city became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871. Its history remains visible to the naked eye; along the waterfront visitors can see everything from cobblestone late-Victorian Gastown to shiny postmodern glass cathedrals. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver explored Burrard Inlet during a coastal survey of what is now known as the Inside Passage. But it was not until gold was discovered on the Fraser River in the 1860s that Vancouver actually became a town. At that time, the city was known as Gastown, named for saloonkeeper “Gassy Jack” Deighton, who opened Vancouver's first bar in 1867. A fire destroyed the settlement two months after it was incorporated. Most of the buildings in Vancouver date to the rebuilding of the small city in 1886. The Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1889, with Vancouver as its terminus, and the city established itself as Canada's main port for trade with the Orient. Today, the Port of Vancouver is still Canada's largest port, serving as a gateway to China and Japan. In the early 1900s, Vancouver boomed with the development of the fishing and timber industries. World War II catapulted the city's economy into the modern era, and successful redevelopment in the past twenty years has made Vancouver a very livable modern city. Several new structures were built for Expo, the 1986 World's Fair. Canada Place Pier, currently the home of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, was built in 1985 to house the Canadian Pavilion for Expo. It was modeled after the old sailing ships and from the back looks similar to a Spanish galleon. A polyhedron-shaped building, which looks like a giant silver golf ball, was also built for Expo and is now the home of the Vancouver Science Centre.

  • Day 2

    Cruise Inside Passage

  • Day 3

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    The Tlingit Indians originally settled this area as a summer fishing camp, where five different species of salmon spawned every year. The natives called it “Kitchsk-hin,” which means Kitchsk's stream. This word sounds like another Tlingit phrase, which translates into “Thundering Wings of an Eagle,” and is sometimes given as the origin of the word Ketchikan. However, most locals agree that Kitchsk's stream is the more accurate translation. During World War II, Ketchikan was the site of a major United States Coast Guard base and housed over 750 enlisted men and officers. The early 1900s were a boom time for Ketchikan, along with the rest of Alaska. Gold was discovered in the nearby hills and on Prince of Wales Island, and copper was discovered a short time later. Ketchikan became the supply center for all the mines in the surrounding area. By the mid-1930s, Ketchikan had aptly named itself “The Salmon Capital of the World.” In 1936 alone, the city packed more than 1.5 million cases of salmon. Once a quintessential Alaskan logging and fishing town, Ketchikan was a workday place where visitors could wander the docks. But drastic declines in both the logging and fishing industries forced the city to change course. Today, Ketchikan is a typical Alaskan tourist town, catering to cruise ship guests.

  • Day 4

    Juneau, Alaska

    Juneau is one of only two state capitals in the country that is not accessible by road. Considered by many to be the most beautiful capital in the nation, Juneau is the second largest city, in area, in the United States. The city's terrain is hilly and its winding, narrow streets are full of character. However, Juneau's small-town charm is mixed with cosmopolitan flair; here you will find interesting museums, sophisticated shops and fine restaurants. In 1880, prospectors Joe Juneau and Richard Harris, led by Tlingit chief Kowee, beached their canoes along Gastineau Channel at the mouth of Gold Creek, where they staked out a 160-acre town site and a boomtown was born. After the loose gold in streambeds ran out, Juneau became a center for hard rock mining. By the turn of the century, three of the largest mining operations in the world were located in Juneau (Alaska-Juneau mine, the Alaska Gastineau mine and the Treadwell Complex, comprised of four separate mines). These mines yielded over $158 million in gold between 1880 and 1944. The last of four large mines that operated in the area closed down during World War II. By this time, Juneau had become the capital of Alaska and the business of government had replaced the business of mining. Juneau is the destination with the most diversity of Alaska sightseeing, active adventure and romance. This quaint, yet sophisticated town is rich in native culture and gold mining history. It nestled in the rain forest where the mountains meet the sea amid 17 million acres of Tongass National Forest and a 1,000-square-mile ice field. Today, Juneau is famous for its spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers, fjords, lakes and wildlife that is unrivaled.

  • Day 5

    Skagway, Alaska

    "North to Alaska" was the song sang by those rushing to the goldmines of the Klondike. Usually they meant Skagway. The White Pass and Chilkoot Trails were the gateways to the Yukon Territory. The gold rush was a boon and by 1898 Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of approximately 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling prospered, attracting Skagway residents as well as the 10,000 people living in the nearby tent city of Dyea. But, as the gold dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly moved to Nome. Today with a population of less than 1,000, the town retains the flavor of the gold-rush era in its downtown, a historic district.

  • Day 6

    Sitka, Alaska, United States

    Sitka began as a major Tlingit Indian village and was called “Shee Atika,” which translates roughly as “settlement on the outside of Shee.” “Shee” is the Tlingit name of Baranof Island. In 1799, Alexander Baranof, the general manager of the Russian American Company, decided to move his base of operations from Kodiak and set up camp at what is now called Old Sitka, 7.5 miles north of the present-day town. He called the settlement St. Archangel Michael. The Tlingit Indians of the area resisted the occupation and, in 1802, with Baranof away, burned the fort and massacred the Russian settlers. Two years later, Baranof returned and besieged the Indian fort. The Tlingits withdrew and the area was once again in Russian hands. This time, the Russians built the new city on a different site and called it New Archangel. For over six decades, New Archangel was the capital of the Russian empire in Alaska. By 1867, the Alaska colony had become too much of a financial burden to Russia. William Seward, U.S. Secretary of State, negotiated with the Russian Czar to purchase the Territory of Alaska for $7.2 million. The American press scoffed at Seward and the U.S. government for purchasing what they called “Seward's Folly,” “Seward's Icebox,” and “Walrussia.” On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered at New Archangel and the Stars and Stripes were raised over newly renamed Sitka. The name comes from the Tlingit word “Sheetkah,” which means “in this place.” All Russian citizens living in the former colony were given the opportunity to become American citizens. Many went home, although a few stayed or migrated to California. Sitka remained the capital of the Territory of Alaska from 1867 to 1906, when it was moved to Juneau. The move was a direct result of the gold rush. In plain terms, Sitka did not have any and Juneau did. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Sitka became a full-scale naval base. At one time during the war, Sitka had a total population of 37,000. With the end of World War II, however, the city settled into a quieter existence. The biggest boom in modern days for Sitka came in 1959 when the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company built a pulp mill at Silver Bay, near the city. Today, picturesque Sitka is known for its fishing and of course its many historic attractions.

  • Day 7

    Cruising Hubbard Glacier

  • Day 8

    Seward, Alaska

    Seward, founded in 1903, is named after the Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward, who endeavoured to purchase the land we know today as Alaska. It is a small, fishing village that has become a fairly busy port, due to its access to the state's highway, something many Alaskan towns lack. It is the southernmost terminus for the Alaska Railroad and is the closet port to Anchorage for those embarking cruise ships. Anchorage is located in south central Alaska, where to the east, the Chugach Mountains serve as the backdrop for the city's magnificent skyline. To the west are the expansive, steel-coloured waters of Cook Inlet, named after the explorer Captain James Cook who sailed into the area in 1778. Anchorage was incorporated as a city in 1920. Though steadily growing, it remained a relatively small frontier town until the beginning of World War II. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Anchorage found itself on the front lines of the conflict. Airfields, roads, and other buildings were constructed during the war. After World War II, the infrastructure was left behind, creating the framework for Anchorage's development. On January 3, 1959, Congress voted Alaska into statehood.

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    Authentic experiences. Simple pleasures. Shared moments. Silversea’s Millennium Class luxury cruise ships Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper offer you freedom and space to design your day. Slightly larger in size than ships Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, Silver Shadow retains Silversea’s essence – spacious suites, a complement of only 382 guests, superior service – paired with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and enhanced amenities. Aboard the Silver Shadow, energize body and soul with complimentary Pilates and yoga in the expanded fitness centre. Savour fine wines and regional culinary creations in Le Champagne, the only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Châteaux at sea. Or simply gaze at endless ocean views.

    At a glance
    Tonnage

    28,258

    Length

    186m

    Capacity

    382

    Avg Cruising Speed

    18.5 Knots

    Maiden Voyage

    2000

    Beam

    24.9m

    Guest Decks

    7

    Last Refurbishment

    2011

    Life Onboard

    From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.

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    Pool Bar & Grill

    The pool bar serves a tempting array of cocktails along with a mouth-watering poolside menu, including grilled meats and freshly baked pizza to give you a quick pick-me-up on your days by the pool.

    Le Champagne

    Featuring regionally inspired cuisine in an intimate and elegant setting, Le Champagne is the only wine restaurant by Relais & Chateaux at sea. Here you can enjoy fine wines, which perfectly complement the restaurant's set tasting menu. Reservations are required for dinner.

    The Bar

    The Bar on board this luxury cruise ship welcomes guests to mix and mingle, with complimentary cocktails, live music and a dance floor.

    Show Lounge

    The home of onboard entertainment, the Show Lounge hosts a full-scale production shows, classical soloists, cultural entertainments and movie nights, as well as enrichment lectures and a variety of different events.

    Pool Deck

    Bubbling whirlpools.  The pool water refreshing in warmer climates, heated for cooler weather. Chaise lounges arranged in the sun or shade. The attentive staff at the ready with an oversized towel as you emerge from the pool, with your favourite beverage at just the right moment. This is the ideal way to unwind at sea in the sun.

    The Restaurant

    Silversea's signature main dining room serves an eclectic, elegant and sophisticated menu, complemented by impeccable service. The Restaurant's internationally inspired menu changes depending on where you are in the world on a particular day, and can include Roasted Chilean Sea Bass when cruising the Chilean fjords,  Indian Chicken Korma en route to Dubai and a number of other signature dishes.

    Beauty Salon

    A full range of Beauty Salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made onboard.

    Boutiques

    Stunning modern design spaces feature alluring creations from legendary designers including Buccellati, Damiani, Le Vian, Tag Heuer, Bulgari, Gucci, Swarovski and more.

    Panorama Lounge

    Panorama Lounge is exactly what it says on the tin. Expansive and uninterrupted ocean views prove the ideal backdrop for complimentary drinks, live music and blissful relaxation.

    Library

    The Library aboard this luxury cruise ship has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment centre.

    Internet Cafe

    From on board this luxury cruise ship, email friends and family back home or surf the web for a nominal fee.

    Fitness Centre

    Equipped with free weights, weight machines, state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and recumbent and upright bicycles, the Fitness Centre also operates aerobics classes, yoga, pilates and circuit training led by the complimentary services of an onboard fitness trainer.

    Card Room / Conference Room

    The Card Room on board this luxury cruise ship is where bridge games and tournaments take place most days. On days at sea, newcomers to the game can learn how to play. Should your group require a conference or meeting space, Silversea is pleased to provide a tailor-made experience. Audio-visual equipment is available and complimentary for all conferences.

    La Terrazza

    Offering a delectable selection of Italy's most divine cuisine, this a la carte restaurant occupies a relaxing curved terrace from which to take in amazing sea views complemented by delicious food. Silversea has an ethos of sourcing their traditional ingredients straight from the source. Their buffalo mozzarella comes from Naples, organic balsamic vinegar and olive oil from Umbria, and air-dried ham is imported from Parma. It doesn't get more authentic than that.

    The Spa at Silversea

    The spa's wide range of soothing therapies include facials, body wraps and massages. Relax your body and mind in the sauna and steam rooms - the perfect way to rejuvenate after a long nature hike or day of city exploration.

    Casino

    Roulette, blackjack and slot machines are available in The Casino for guests 18 years or older.

    Connoiseur's Corner

    Here you can find high-quality cognacs and premium cigars for purchase.

    Your home on board

    Discover your home away from home aboard a Silversea Cruise.

    Included as standard

    • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers
    • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
    • Free WiFi
    • Flat screen TV(s)
    • Bathrobe & slippers
    • Butler service
    • Fully-stocked minibar/fridge
    • Bath amenities
    • Personalised stationary
    • Binoculars
    • Umbrellas

    Grand Suite - One Bedroom

    Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. With a separate living room and dining area, two private verandas and a wonderful list of added comforts, services and amenities, the Grand Suite certainly lives up to its name.

    • 87 - 101 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Two private verandas
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Grand Suite - Two Bedroom

    Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. With a separate living room and dining area, three private verandas and a wonderful list of added comforts, services and amenities, the Grand Suite certainly lives up to its name.

    • 119 - 133 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Three private verandas
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dinner for two in Le Champagne
    • one evening
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage
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    Medallion Suite

    A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.

    • 49 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass windows
    • Furnished private teak Veranda
    • Living room with sitting area

    Owner's Suite - One Bedroom

    The name tells you all you need to know. This is a stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.

    • 85 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Large private veranda
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dinner for two in Le Champagne
    • one evening
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Owner's Suite - Two Bedroom

    The name tells you all you need to know. This is a stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a two bedroom suite by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

    • 117 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Large private veranda
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dinner for two in Le Champagne
    • one evening
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Royal Suite - One Bedroom

    Regal, commanding and majestic. Ideal for entertaining with enough living space to roam and stretch your legs in, this suite is every bit as fit for a king or queen as the name suggests.

    • 90 - 94 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Large private veranda
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dinner for two in Le Champagne
    • one evening
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Royal Suite - Two Bedroom

    Regal, commanding and majestic. Ideal for entertaining with enough living space to roam and stretch your legs in, this suite is every bit as fit for a king or queen as the name suggests.

    • 122 - 126 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Two private Verandas
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dinner for two in Le Champagne
    • one evening
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Silver Suite

    Stylish, elegant and sophisticated with separate dining and living rooms, the Silver Suites epitomise precisely the kind of luxury that Silversea is known for. Larger verandas, perfection in design and supremely comfortable living.

    • 61 - 65 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Living room with sitting area
    • Separate dining area
    • Private veranda
    • Special Chocolate Welcome
    • Afternoon canapes on request
    • Dinner at officer's table
    • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout voyage

    Veranda 1

    A Silversea staple, the Veranda Suite is generous in size and welcoming in its presentation. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda, which has a special way of making every spectacular sunset feel as though it was made just for you.

    • 27 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass doors
    • Teak furnished veranda
    • Sitting area

    Veranda 2

    A Silversea staple, the Veranda Suite is generous in size and welcoming in its presentation. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda, which has a special way of making every spectacular sunset feel as though it was made just for you.

    • 27 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass doors
    • Teak furnished veranda
    • Sitting area

    Veranda 3

    A Silversea staple, the Veranda Suite is generous in size and welcoming in its presentation. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda, which has a special way of making every spectacular sunset feel as though it was made just for you. Veranda 3 and 4 suites offer a preferred central location.

    • 27 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass doors
    • Teak furnished veranda
    • Sitting area
    • Preferred central location

    Veranda 4

    A Silversea staple, the Veranda Suite is generous in size and welcoming in its presentation. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda, which has a special way of making every spectacular sunset feel as though it was made just for you. Veranda 3 and 4 suites offer a preferred central location.

    • 32 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass doors
    • Teak furnished veranda
    • Sitting area
    • Preferred central location

    Terrace Suite

    With a shared veranda, this accommodation provides a diversity of experience by giving you the choice to flick between peace and privacy when you want it, and the energy and excitement of the onboard social scene.

    • 26 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Floor to ceiling glass doors
    • Shared Veranda
    • Sitting area
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    Vista Suite

    A peaceful retreat. The suite’s sitting area provides ample space to help you unwind on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views - an idyllic backdrop for breakfast in bed.

    • 27 sqm
    • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
    • Large picture window
    • Sitting area

    Explore your Silversea ship, deck by deck

    What's on Deck 4

    • The Restaurant
    • Vista Suite

    What's on Deck 5

    • The Casino
    • The Bar
    • Boutiques
    • The Show Lounge
    • Reception/Guest Relations
    • Shore Concierge
    • Veranda 1
    • Veranda 2
    • Terrace Suite

    What's on Deck 6

    • Royal Suite
    • Veranda 2
    • Veranda 3
    • Grand Suite

    What's on Deck 7

    • La Terrazza
    • Le Champagne
    • Conference/Card Room
    • Internet Café
    • The Connoisseur’s Corner
    • Veranda 2
    • Silver Suite
    • Grand Suite
    • Royal Suite
    • Owner's Suite
    • Medallion Suite

    What's on Deck 8

    • Pool
    • Pool Bar
    • Pool Grill
    • Panorama Lounge
    • The Library
    • Grand Suite
    • Veranda 3
    • Veranda 4

    What's on Deck 9

    • Jogging Track
    • Veranda 4

    What's on Deck 10

    • Fitness Centre
    • The Spa at Silversea
    • Beauty Salon
    • The Observation Lounge

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