Sailing the Inside Passage aboard Silver Shadow
Silversea’s Silver Shadowwas 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 a balcony stateroom or suite in Alaska. The answer is simple: the views. The scene I woke up to just outside the balcony doors of my Veranda Suite was nothing short of fantastic. You won’t be doing much sun-tanning on the balcony, but you willbe spending plenty of time there admiring the scenery.
I’ve sailed to Alaska several times now, and I’ve cruised with Silversea on a number of different voyages. I’m also a creature of habit, so I tend to find a handful of things I like to do both onboard and ashore and stick with them. Not so on this voyage: I’m actively seeking out things I’ve never done before.
In keeping with that theme, I made an appointment yesterday at the