Wrapping up our Silversea journey with a fabulous day in Victoria

Ten days since departing Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise terminal on a voyage through Alaska and British Columbia, Silversea’s Silver Shadow arrived at our final port of call just after eight this morning. A handful of guests were up to watch as we maneuvered […]

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Silver Shadow sails the Pacific, bound for Victoria

The most common thread in human history is our interaction with the sea.

– Anthony Dalton, Baychimo

Silversea’s Silver Shadowwas buffeted by winds gusting up to 60 kilometres an hour and sea swells of over two metres for much of the day […]

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Silver Shadow’s Unique Call on Prince Rupert

After a full week in Alaska, Silversea’s Silver Shadow glided into our first Canadian port of call since departing Vancouver last week.

Home to roughly 12,500 year-long residents, Prince Rupert was founded in 1910 by Grand Trunk Pacific Railway manager Charles Hayes, who envisioned the town as […]

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Petroglyphs, Wrangell, and a Sunny Silver Shadow Evening

I’ve been trying to get back to Wrangell, Alaska for nearly a decade. Today, Silversea’s Silver Shadowhas made that dream a reality.

Situated on Wrangell Island just north of Ketchikan, the town of Wrangell is small – so small, it’s technically a borough, with a full-time […]

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Cruising Tracy Arm – in Luxury

After four solid days spent stopping in ports, guests aboard Silversea’s Silver Shadow were treated to a day of scenic cruising in beautiful Tracy Arm Fjord. I’ve been here four times before, but my experience today will forever make me eat my words the next time I describe […]

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Sitka by Day, Italy by Night

Silversea’s Silver Shadow dropped anchor off the gorgeous little port of Sitka, Alaska this morning, as my fellow guests and I woke up to what will be our fifth full day onboard.

Although it’s a staple on many Alaskan itineraries operating out of Seattle, Sitka’s inclusion on weeklong […]

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Railroading through History in Skagway

Silversea’s Silver Shadow came alongside in Skagway, Alaska early this morning, tying up at the Ore Dock on the western edge of town. After another delicious room service breakfast delivered by my butler, Muhammad, I set out to explore Skagway before embarking on my Silversea shore excursion this afternoon: […]

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Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, and a Relaxing Evening

It wasn’t raining when Silversea’s Silver Shadow first maneuvered alongside in Juneau, Alaska. But by the time the first lines had been cast ashore at our Berth B location near the southern end of downtown, our liquid sunshine was back in full-force.

Despite the rain, this morning […]

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Liquid Sunshine in the Salmon Capital of the World

Silversea’s Silver Shadow cut her way through the fog and drizzle early this morning, coming up on the self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” just after 07:00. When I stepped out on deck to watch our arrival into Ketchikan, Alaska, I was caught off guard […]

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Sailing the Inside Passage aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea’s Silver Shadow was making an easy 16 knots when I awoke this morning, hugging the coast of Vancouver Island as we made our way up towards Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) and on to Alaska.

People often ask me why they should bother with […]

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