The oldest and smallest non-expedition ship in the ultra luxe Silversea Cruises fleet, the 296-guest Silver Cloud launched in 1994. The all-suite cruiser has an intimacy and charm that has earned it a fiercely loyal following over the years. Nice touches include wide central passageways spanning each deck, a central stair tower that looks like a double helix, numerous intimate nooks and crannies, and open terraces that overlook the ship’s wake. Silversea’s top-notch cuisine and white-glove service with European flair are ranked among the very best at sea. Note: Silversea recently announced plans to convert Silver Cloud to an ice-class expedition ship in 2017.