Silversea Cruises to Alaska

Natural wonders becoming stunning landscapes and expansive parks to explore attract many to Alaska. Be it observing wildlife through the Inside Passage or seeing a slowly-moving glacier up close, the northernmost state presents a character few will ever experience.

Silversea takes this up to a new plane. Ships hold under 400 passengers, providing intimate accommodations and the ability to get close to some of the most beautiful scenery in the process. Although the itinerary reflects many popular ports, Silversea gets you there in luxury.

The Ship

The Silver Shadow makes all Alaskan cruises, all of which are scheduled during warmer months. Along with the Silver Whisper, this vessel constitutes a new class for the cruise line: Larger than previous ships while an ambient, intimate feel pervades throughout all facilities.

Silversea’s standard features make for an exciting, enticing experience on board. Freshen up or try a new look in the beauty salon, or shop at the many boutiques. Try your hand at luck in the casino, or blow off some steam afterward in the gym, pool, or many decks designed for relaxing and soaking up sun.

382 travelers further receive meals in multiple dining areas – some of which may be prepared by guest chefs and wine experts. The freshest ingredients make each a culinary delight, while open seating means you can enjoy it with your travel companions. By evening, prepare for high-brow enjoyment with stage shows, classical music concerts, and jazz and cabaret performances.

But a Silversea cruise is less about the ship and more concerning where you go. The cruise line realizes this, and as a result, lectures by historians, ambassadors, and state leaders provide introductions to the culture and customs of each port.


Silversea takes a standard approach with its Alaskan cruises. One-way or round trips begin in Vancouver or Seward and then travel through the Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and the Inside Passage. Certain trips, however, may continue south to finish in San Francisco. Expect to be at sea for at least seven days.


Hubbard Glacier: Sitting 300 to 400 feet from sea level, this stunning natural wonder gradually advances toward you. While the difference won’t be noticeable as you pass by, crashing ice indicates its movement.

Juneau: The Alaskan capital was once a major point during the Klondike Gold Rush, but these days, its proximity to mountains, the Mendenhall Glacier, and waters perfect for fishing or whale watching attract many outdoor enthusiasts.

Ketchikan: The Salmon Capital of the World exposes travelers to all of Alaska’s quintessential facets. Explore parks with large and elaborate totem poles or, for a true feel of the state’s contrasting landscapes, plan excursions to the rainforest and Misty Fjords.

Sitka: Russian fur traders founded this town, and while the colonial influence is still felt, Sitka since transformed into the state’s fishing industry center.

Skagway: Another crucial Gold Rush point, Skagway still displays a character reflective of that era, with many false-front buildings around town.

Get to know Alaska with the luxury and detail of a Silversea cruise. To select an itinerary, browse through Direct Line Cruises’ offerings and then schedule your trip.

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