A luxury cruise ship that’s small by industry standards is visiting the Port of Charleston.
The 610-foot-long Silver Shadow arrived at the Union Pier Terminal near the City Market about 8 a.m. Monday. It is operated by Italy’s Silversea Cruises. The ship can hold up to 382 passengers and 295 crew members.
The 13-day voyage started in Fort Lauderdale, and the ship’s previous stop before Charleston was in Savannah. It is seheduled to depart for Morehead City, N.C., at around 5 p.m. Afterward the vessel will head to Norfolk, Va., Bermuda and Nassua before sailing back to south Florida.
The Silver Shadow has visited Charleston at least once before, in 2002. The ship was refurbished three years ago. according to Silversea’s website.