Day 10 – Singapore From My Suite On Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow, Bali To Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
End of a voyage: Silver Shadow arrives in Singapore this morning. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

This morning, Silver Shadow docked in the fabled city of Singapore. With my shore excursion Evening Trishaw Experience scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., I spent much of my last day on the ship preparing for my 5:45 a.m. transfer to the airport. My butler Roland offered to pack my luggage for me, but he has done enough for me on this voyage, and my hope is that Roland will take a little time off to enjoy a night out in Singapore before tomorrow’s turnaround when the ship is made ready for new passengers (and those who are cruising back-to-back on their second, third or fourth voyages in a row).

I enjoyed breakfast in La Terrazza (buckwheat pancakes with blueberries), lunch at the Pool Grill (teriyaki salmon) and dinner at the same venue, which had been transformed into “The Grill.” With the Singapore skyline as a backdrop, I grilled my own filet mignon on a hot rock, an enjoyable dining experience that I repeated on a few nights of this voyage. Silver Shadow’s dining experiences are presented in detail in my Silver Shadow review on Avid Cruiser.

It never fails to amaze me as to how much guests and crew bond with one another on a voyage that spans less than two weeks. It’s sad to be leaving the ship and the many people I have met, crew and guests. We’ve all exchanged cards, promised “Friend Requests” on Facebook and said our final farewells with, “If you’re ever in … be sure to let us know.”

Tomorrow, I’ll be recapping the voyage. For now, I thought I would take you for a tour of my home for the past 11 days, Grand Suite 601, situated forward, starboard, on deck 6. The largest suite on Silver Shadow (and sister Silver Whisper), Grand Suite 601 measures 1,090 square feet (101 square meters), with a huge living room and the largest bedroom on the ship.

Guests residing in the Grand Suite not only enjoy palatial living but also a number of perks, including free internet and satellite phone time; laundry, dry cleaning and pressing; dinner for two at Le Champagne (a $60 value) and more. I particularly enjoyed the dining experiences in my suite, served with the same elegance that you’d expect in the dining room — table cloth, fine cutlery, porcelain and glassware, and fine wines included.

Below, you’ll find a series of photos that depict a typical day in the largest suite on the ship, or as I liked referring to it over the past 11 days, “Home, Sweet Home.”

The largest suite on Silver Shadow (and sister Silver Whisper), Grand Suite 601 measures 1,090 square feet (101 square meters). © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
The largest suite on Silver Shadow (and sister Silver Whisper), Grand Suite 601 measures 1,090 square feet (101 square meters). © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
A guest bathroom is situated at the entrance of the Grand Suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
A guest bathroom is situated at the entrance of the Grand Suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
The Grand Suite features a dining area and a home entertainment system. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
The Grand Suite features a dining area and a home entertainment system. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
A great place to relax: on the chaise lounge in Grand Suite 601. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
A great place to relax: on the chaise lounge in Grand Suite 601. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Sleeper sofa in the sitting area of the Grand Suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Sleeper sofa in the sitting area of the Grand Suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
illy espresso machine
illy espresso machine in the Grand Suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Roland, my butler, serves dinner in my suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Roland, my butler, serves dinner in my suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
I requested an Indian dinner to be served in my suite on one evening. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
I requested an Indian dinner to be served in my suite on one evening. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Grand Suite 601 features a marbled master bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bathtub, plus a powder room. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Grand Suite 601 features a marbled master bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bathtub, plus a powder room. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Roland, my butler, and Arwin, my room attendant, had prepared a bath when I returned from today's shote excursion. The full-sized tub features jacuzzi jets. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Roland, my butler, and Arwin, my room attendant, had prepared a bath when I returned from today’s shote excursion. The full-sized tub features jacuzzi jets. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Arwin, Grand Suite 601 room attendant. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Arwin, Grand Suite 601 room attendant. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
One of the most coveted milestone rewards among Silversea's repeat cruisers is complimentary laundry service, a benefit after sailing 100 days with Silversea. The Grand Suite includes free laundry, dry cleaning and pressing as well as four hours free internet, two hours phone service and dinner for two in Le Champagne. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
One of the most coveted milestone rewards among Silversea’s repeat cruisers is complimentary laundry service, a benefit after sailing 100 days with Silversea. The Grand Suite includes free laundry, dry cleaning and pressing as well as four hours free internet, two hours phone service and dinner for two in Le Champagne. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Grand Suite 601 features a vanity and walk-in closet. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Grand Suite 601 features a vanity and walk-in closet. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
The king-sized bed features Pratesi linens. Also choose from a selection of nine pillows. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
The king-sized bed features Pratesi linens. Also choose from a selection of nine pillows. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Nightly turndown service. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Nightly turndown service. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Each evening before retiring, I reviewed Chronicles to preview the next day's events. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Each evening before retiring, I reviewed Chronicles to preview the next day’s events. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Breakfast served in my suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Breakfast served in my suite. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Looks like another nice day: sunrise from my veranda in Grand Suite 601. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Looks like another nice day: sunrise from my veranda in Grand Suite 601. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Silver Shadow, Bali To Singapore

Day 1Boarding Silver Shadow In Bali
Day 2Riding Elephants In Bali
Day 3Lombok, Indonesia
Day 4Probollingo, Indonesia
Day 5Surabaya, Indonesia
Day 6Borobudur, Indonesia
Day 7Semarang, Indonesia
Day 8Jakarta, Indonesia
Day 9Sea Day
Day 10Singapore
Day 11Disembarking In Singapore
Top Ten Highlights Of My Cruise