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Silver Cloud Expedition

Cruise Ships in Antarctica : Silver Cloud Expedition

The Silver Cloud was the ship that launched Silversea as a world-leading luxury cruise brand. It was completely overhauled into an expedition vessel in 2017, which has produced one of the most luxurious and yet expedition-focused experiences you can find. She can also cruise at 18 knots, which makes a huge difference to what you can see on your expedition.

Passengers200Crew208Decks6Length514mWidth71mKnots18Built1993Refitted2017
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The Silver Cloud started life as the flagship cruiser operated by Silversea. She relaunched in 2017 as an expedition vessel after a complete overhaul, where nothing was left untouched. A new bow lets the ship to cut through the waves with ease, and the reinforced hull makes her one of the best ships to navigate through ice. On top of these changes, a new observation lounge graces the top deck, and all the suites have been renovated to a high standard.

Silversea prides itself on personal service to the degree the crew will take pains to learn your name. There’s also a Relais & Châteaux restaurant on board, but this is very much an expedition vessel. You’ll have two landings a day (conditions permitting), and a host of specialists to inform you as you go along.

Cabins

These are the most spacious cabins in the expedition fleet, ranging from 22–122 sq m, most with balconies. You’ll also find walk-in wardrobes and particularly comfortable beds (which can be twin or double). The Royal Suite at the front of the ship, with its twin views, is the most luxurious option, and the Veranda Suites represent probably the best value.

Dining

  • Buffet breakfast served in La Terrazza restaurant
  • À la carte lunch in La Terrazza, the main restaurant or at the Grill bar on deck (weather permitting)
  • Buffet dinner in La Terrazza, or à la carte in the main restaurant, at the Grill bar on deck (weather permitting) or at La Dame by Relais & Châteaux (for a small surcharge)
  • Food isn’t served to set times, so you can eat at your leisure
  • Meals can be ordered to your suite Bar serving all-day snacks, tea and coffee

Routes

  • London to Reykjavik
  • Svalbard circumnavigation
  • East and west coasts of Greenland
  • Eastern Canada and the USA
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Buenos Aires with the Falklands and Antarctica
  • The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
  • East coast of Africa

Suggested itineraries

A Polar Bear edges its way round a Walrus colony, Svalbard

Our specialists suggest: Our 9-day "North Spitsbergen: 7-night cruise" itinerary, from CAD7,845pp. Read more »

South Georgia

Our specialists suggest: Our 22-day "Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands" itinerary, from CAD34,665pp. Read more »

Adelie penguins, Antarctica

Our specialists suggest: Our 13-day "Antarctic Peninsula cruise" itinerary, from CAD13,995pp. Read more »

Glacier on Spitsbergen

Our specialists suggest: Our 11-day "Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise" itinerary, from CAD10,705pp. Read more »

Musk Oxen in the Arctic

Our specialists suggest: Our 15-day "Spitsbergen and north east Greenland: 12-night cruise" itinerary, from CAD12,845pp. Read more »

Antarctic ice

Our specialists suggest: Our 14-day "Luxury Antarctica Peninsula cruise" itinerary, from CAD19,300pp. Read more »

Activities

  • Daily landings
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • On-board lectures
  • Photography trips

Facilities

  • Four restaurants
  • Spa Pool and hot tubs
  • Butler service
  • Cabin service
  • Observation deck
  • Medical clinic
  • Library
  • Lecture theatre (inc. audio-visual facilities)
  • Internet (depending on location)
  • Laundry service