Published on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Silver Shadow to be the only ultra-luxury cruise ship in Alaska this summer

This summer, all-suite, 382-guest Silver Shadow will be the only ultra-luxury cruise ship exploring Alaska, Silversea Cruises announced in January. 

Boasting a crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.29 and a space ratio of 74.0 (or 7,400 cubic feet of space per guest), Silversea reveals Alaska and the Pacific Coast on ten itineraries of nine to 12 days.  Several sailings feature round-trip departures from Vancouver, with open-jaw voyages also available from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seward.

In addition to savings of up to 40%, Silver Shadow guests will enjoy ocean-view accommodations (most with private veranda), gourmet cuisine, personalized service and Italian hospitality. It also includes complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet and all gratuities.  Plus, complimentary Butler Service is provided in the Grand, Royal, Rossellini and Owner's Suites.

The Alaska voyages will showcase a enrichment program of noted scholars, writers, and other experts selected from a variety of fields to share their passion, knowledge and insider views with Silversea's guests. 

Silversea guests can extend their Alaska voyage with optional pre- and post-cruise land programs featuring deluxe accommodations, all transportation, transfers, guided sightseeing and some meals.  Prices start from $1,395 per guest. 

For further information visit www.silversea.com

Report by Chitra Mogul

 

 



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