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Silversea Alaska Cruises

Since its early days in the 1990s, Silversea has proven itself to be among the cream of the crop in luxury cruising. Beginning with a flute of champagne upon boarding and continuing until you’ve returned home, Silversea prides itself on exceptional service, an overall high-quality product, and a wide-reaching list of destinations. Travel to Alaska with Silversea and visit cities like Juneau, Skagway, and Sitka, while seeing stunning sights like the Hubbard Glaciers and Chugach Mountains.

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Silversea Cruises Ships

Ship Name
Star Rating
Year Built
Gross Tonnage

Silver Muse
6 Stars - Silversea Cruises Ship Rating


Silver Shadow
6 Stars - Silversea Cruises Ship Rating


Silver Whisper
6 Stars - Silversea Cruises Ship Rating


Silver Wind
6 Stars - Silversea Cruises Ship Rating


4 Silversea Cruises Ships

Silversea Alaska Cruises Overview

On a Silversea cruise, all-inclusive truly means all inclusive… gratuities, port charges, beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, room service, and transportation into town are all factored in. Other elements of the Silversea Experience include a shore-side event on many sailings, and partnerships with top luxury brands like Bvulgari, Davidoff, and Relais & Chateaux. All accommodations receive the services of a highly trained butler and enjoy an ocean view. It’s luxury travel as it should be.

Silversea Cruise Ships in Alaska

Of Silversea’s fleet of intimate, boutique ships, both the Silver Explorer and Silver Shadow sail to Alaska. The vessels were each refurbished in 2017, and carry between 130 and 382 guests, with a crew almost equal to the respective number of guests. On board, guests can spend time in the Internet cafe, panorama lounge, card room, spa and salon, library, casino, pool deck or show lounge. There are plenty of activities planned to keep you busy as well as quiet areas to just lay back and relax. Silversea has one of the highest space-per-guest ratios among luxury lines, so whether you’re in your suite or out on deck, you can enjoy the luxuries of sea life sans crowds.

Accommodations on Silversea Alaska Cruises

Staying in one of Silversea’s all-suite accommodations is sure to be a relaxing, luxurious experience. Every suite has a marbled bath with a full-sized tub and separate shower, as well as fine Pratesi bed linens and down duvet covers, premium mattresses, a choice of pillows and European bath amenities, plush robes and slippers. Each room also comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a radio/alarm with iPod docking station, and complimentary interactive mobile content. Eighty-five percent of suites feature a private teak veranda, and those that don’t have a large picture window providing panoramic ocean views. Suites range from 250 square feet to 1,300 square feet, starting with the Vista Suite and going up to the Owner’s Suite. Silversea goes beyond the standard level of amenities with thoughtful touches like personalized stationary and butler service in every suite.

Shore Excursions on Silversea Alaska Cruises

While in Alaska, there are many Silversea-led excursions to take part in tailored to meet a variety of interests and activity levels. Silversea offers “The Collection,” unique and exclusive shore excursions, as well as Excursions, which are small group tours led by knowledgeable guides. Excursions can be booked online 90 to 7 days before sailing. For those who prefer to travel only with friends or family, Privato tours can be booked. There are also tours geared toward philanthropic opportunities and active explorations.

Some of the shore excursions Silversea offers in Alaska include:

  • Hot Italian Glass with a Twist – Sitka, Alaska
  • Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure – Skagway, Alaska
  • Iditarod Dogs’ Summer Camp – Juneau, Alaska
  • Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show – Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Glacier Point Wilderness Safari – Skagway, Alaska

If you’re looking for more time in port, Silversea offers cruise and land tours, too, giving you additional days on land and the opportunity to visit places like Denali National Park and spend more time in Anchorage. Transportation, lodging, railcar service, meals and sightseeing programs are included on these cruisetours.

Dining & Drinks on Silversea Alaska Cruises

Dining is an integral part of the Silversea experience. You’ll be attended to by European-trained waiters, and can enjoy dishes created in partnership with Grand Chefs Relais & Chateaux. In The Restaurant, the main dining room aboard all Silversea ships, tables are dressed in fine linens and decorated with European crystal glasses and sparkling silverware. The Restaurant has an open seating arrangement, so you can arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you’d like.

On both ships, you can also enjoy a light breakfast or lunch or a casual dinner at the Pool Bar & Grill, where grilled meats, sandwiches, and hot pizzas are served. In the evenings, reserve a spot at the Black Rock Grill and cook steak, veal, pork, lamb, salmon, fish or prawns on a preheated volcanic rock brought right to your table. On the Silver Shadow, you can also dine at La Terrazza – an Italian restaurant serving pasta made daily onboard and 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, among other delicious dishes – or Le Champagne, the only Wine Restaurant by Relais & Chateaux at sea. This six-course experience is available by reservation, and costs $40 per guest.

All beverages are included in your cruise fare, including wines, champagne and spirits. Drinks are complimentary throughout the ship, and you can choose from an extensive list of fine wines at mealtime.

Activities on Silversea Alaska Cruises

While onboard, there is plenty of entertainment and activities to participate in, as well as quiet sanctuaries in which to retreat. At “The Spa at Silversea,” guests are pampered with soothing treatments like facials, body wraps and massages. The spa also has sauna and steam rooms, and salon services like manicures, pedicures, and hair treatments. Take a yoga or Pilates class at the Fitness Center, or work out on your own using the free weights, weight machines, treadmills, elliptical trainers, and bicycles. Play a round of cards in the card room, or check out a book from the library to take out on deck.

No cruise would be complete without a casino, and Silversea’s has roulette, blackjack, and slot machines, as well as lessons during a champagne reception for novices. In the show lounge or theater, enjoy a range of entertainment from production shows to cultural enrichment to feature films and special events. Guest lecturers give presentations on the region’s wildlife, nature, culture and more. In the Panorama Lounge, unwind and enjoy a drink while taking in the spectacular view of each destination.

Each voyage includes an unforgettable five-course gala dinner showcasing master chefs Relais & Chateaux Gourmands’ special skills. Relais & Chateaux and Silversea have also come together to bring guests La Collection du Monde, exclusive signature dishes inspired by local ports and cultures.

Children’s Programs on Silversea Alaska Cruises

Silversea does not have a dedicated Children’s Program onboard, and does not provide for the care or supervision of children. On the Silver Shadow, children over the age of six months are allowed as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 21. On the Silver Explorer, children must be at least one year of age and accompanied by a parent, guardian, or authorized adult. Contact your Cruise Specialist if you have any questions regarding children onboard Silversea cruises.

Silversea Alaska Cruises Past Guests

Once you complete your first Silversea voyage, you are welcomed into an exclusive group of travelers and friends known as the Venetian Society. Membership in Silversea’s loyalty program brings about privileges like access to private parties on future sailings, additional savings on select voyages, and ship visitation privileges. The more you sail, the more you save on future sailings. Members also receive a Venetian Society Newsletter. If you are a Silversea Venetian Society Member, make sure to let your Cruise Specialist know at the time of booking so they can check for any possible discounts and complimentary promotions.

Accessibility on Silversea Alaska Cruises

Silversea strongly encourages guests using wheelchairs to travel with someone who can assist them both on shore and onboard, and requires them to bring their own collapsible wheelchair. Not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility. Guests who require oxygen while onboard can be provided an oxygen concentrator if they alert Silversea prior to the voyage. Contact your Cruise Specialist with any questions or concerns prior to booking.

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