Top activities
on a Silver Shadow
Alaska cruise


Shore excursions

They are an essential part of an Alaska cruise. Without them, you would miss wonderful experiences.

Dozens of different shore-excursion adventures exist. They include helicoptering to a secluded glacier for dog sledding - and flight-seeing over remote jagged snow-capped mountains - and exploring the native cultures.

Sometimes you can save a little money by booking shore excursions directly from tour operators or their onshore agents. However, by booking shore excursions directly with Silversea Cruises rather than independently, you are assured of getting quality, reliable tour operators - and convenient schedules relative to the ship's in-port hours.

You can book shore excursions at the Silver Shadow's tour desk - or online ahead of time.

For tips, insights and my top 3 shore excursion list, visit the Alaska Cruise shore excursion page.

from the ship

Enjoy the views of massive mountains and glaciers from the open deck, the Observation Room, and your private balcony. You'll also relish seeing wildlife, including whales and orcas in their natural habitat.

Wining & dining

You have a choice of several dining venues. Click dining for photos and my descriptions.

enrichment lectures

Learn interesting insights on Alaska's wildlife, glaciers, gold-rush days, and more. The expert lecturers enrich their presentations with interesting visuals.

Stage productions

Sit back and relax with a drink in the Athenian show lounge while watching musical performances by accomplished singers, pianists, and dance groups. The seating (cushioned banquettes and chairs) is well-spaced and has excellent sightlines.


Dance the night away in the Panorama Lounge with the seductive music of the Silver Shadow band.


Try your luck at gaming tables and the slots in the Casino.

Cocktails with
newfound friends

Get to know your fellow passengers over drinks in the spiffy The Bar lounge and the petite Lampadina Bar.

Partial list of
other activities

There's bound to be something you'll enjoy. For instance:

Visit the bridge at sea
Explore the galley
Pamper yourself in the spa
Watch movies in the theatre and suite
Swim in the heated outdoor pool
Unwind in a pool deck hot tub
Jog on the outdoor deck track
Exercise in the fitness center
Compete in tournament bridge
Participate in bingo and trivia games
Learn foreign language basics
Shuffleboard, ping pong, hit golf balls
Play Scrabble and other board games
View CNN and FOX news on your TV
Send and receive emails
Join the captain's cocktail party


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