Cruise line: Silversea Cruises,
Silver Shadow and Whisper
Silver Shadow and sister ship Silver Whisper are slightly larger than the Cloud and the Wind, and entered service in 2000 and 2001 respectively. They both carry 382 guests, with a crew to passenger ratio of 1:3 and a very high space ratio of 72.8.
We really enjoyed the classical pianist and singer in the main show lounge, as well as the pianist in The Bar - a great place for a pre dinner cocktail or an evening drink. Do book in for an evening meal at Le Champagne, there is a small cover charge and the food and service are out of this world. Veranda Suites are spacious, and the beds very comfortable with cosy duvets and even a pillow menu to choose from..
What you should know
The atmosphere and ambience onboard is hard to put into words - after a day or two you become seduced by the pampering, the first-class service and the warm hospitality. Beware when you reach a port of call it may be hard to leave the ship.
May we suggest
The Silver Shadow was the first of the fleet to have the spa area upgraded and it is well worth a visit, for both ladies and gentlemen (the new spa concept has since been added to all ships). Treatments are varied and affordable. We would suggest you book early as they can get quite busy on nights and days at sea
Silversea are recommended for the discerning client who wants all-inclusive 5-star quality in an intimate and friendly environment.