Silver Shadow accidents and incidents

Silver Shadow cruise ship


Length (LOA)
186 m / 610 ft

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CruiseMapper's Silver Shadow cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 466-passenger vessel owned by Silversea Cruises. Our Silver Shadow accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • ship collision - 2012 (Halong Bay, Vietnam)
  • deaths - 2020 (1 Coronavirus)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2004 (total 24 / 25), 2018 (28 / 8)
  • Coronavirus - 2020 (2 passengers, including 1 death)

12 March 2020Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(Coronavirus) On March 12, 2020, the ship was quarantined (denied disembarkation) in call port Recife (Brazil) after an elderly Canadian man (78-year-old passenger) was reported experiencing flu-like symptoms and suspected to be a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) case. While in port, two other passengers were medevaced (disembarked) and later tested Coronavirus-positive. On March 26, the Canadian passenger died in the hospital.

The ship was carrying a total of 609 people (318 passengers plus 291 staff-crew) and operating on a 20-day South America and Caribbean cruise (itinerary March 7-27) from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA) with call ports in Brazil (Salvador de Bahia, Recife, Fortaleza), French Guiana (Iles du Salut), Barbados (Bridgetown), Grenada (St Georges), Martinique (Fort-de-France), Antigua (St Johns), St Barthelemy (Gustavia) and Puerto Rico (San Juan).

May 2018Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

In May 2018, CDC reported on itinerary May 10 to 24, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 28 passengers (out of 327, or 8,6%) and 8 crew (out of 290, or 2,8%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (predominantly diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

The ship was on 14-day Transpacific repositioning cruise to Alaska from Asia (Tokyo Japan to Seward AK).

17 June 2013Other Incidents

On June 17, 2013, the ship had a surprise inspection by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and failed it. Some of the crew informed the inspectors that their supervisors instructed them to hide food in their living spaces (crew cabins) instead of keeping it in a fridge. As CDC has no prerogative to fine or to detain ships, Silver Shadow continued on the voyage with just some food thrown away.

16 March 2012Ship Collision / Allision

In the morning on March 16, 2012, due to thick fog, the cruise ship collided with a cargo vessel while navigating in Halong Bay (approx 8 km / 5 ml off Vietnam's cost). The container ship sustained hull damages and (unconfirmed) crew injuries. The cruise ship sustained bow hull damage but continued the cruise some 1,5 hours after the collision.

December 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

In December 2004, CDC reported on itinerary Dec 4 to 14, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 11 passengers (out of 275, or 4%) and 20 crew (out of 291, or 6,9%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, predominantly diarrhoea) and were quarantined.

August 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

July-August 2004, CDC reported on itinerary July 26 to August 6, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 13 passengers (out of 371, or 3,5%) and 5 crew (out of 289, or 1,7%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, predominantly vomiting and diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

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