Silver Cloud
Silver Cloud / Silversea
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Silver Cloud Review

Our Ship Review
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Silver Cloud, the oldest ship in the Silversea fleet, was reborn in 2017 when the cruise line converted it to an ice-class expedition vessel. Now carrying 254 guests, this all-suite ship cruises to far-flung regions of the globe, offering adventurous travelers an indulgent and elegant base from which to experience Antarctica, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific.

Nice touches on board include wide 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. Add in Silversea’s top-notch cuisine and white-glove service, often ranked among the very best at sea, and Silver Cloud provides an ultra-luxe cruise experience paired with trip-of-a-lifetime itineraries.

What We Love

The Cuisine: Dining on this ship is a leisurely, elegant affair, with open seating. Choices include the Continental-style The Restaurant with its fine linens, silver, and crystal settings or the Italian-themed La Terrazza, which has an al fresco terrace. La Terrazza also serves a buffet breakfast and lunch, while The Grill does double duty as a casual daytime spot for gourmet salads and burgers and a nighttime option for stone-cooking preparation right at your table. Guests seeking a little extra culinary indulgence can make a reservation (for an added fee) at La Dame to enjoy a six-course, wine-paired bespoke regional menu.

Interesting Lectures: All Silversea voyages feature onboard guest lecturers whose expertise and knowledge complement the journey, so expect a roster of dedicated scientists, naturalists, and expedition specialists who will cover an extraordinary range of topics. 

Every Room Has a View: All suites on Silver Cloud are outside and 80 percent feature a veranda. Categories range from 240-square-foot Vista Suites with picture windows to a lavish 827-square-foot, two-bedroom Owner’s Suite. 

Best Known For

Nonpareil Service: The crew numbers 212, meaning there is an outstanding 1.2 guest-to-crew ratio, one of the highest on the seven seas.

Culture-Rich Itineraries: Silver Cloud is a bona fide globe-trotter with a wide range of cruises calling at remote ports ranging from South Georgia Island and Tristan da Cunha to Madagascar and Komodo Island.

Who It's Best For

Savvy Adventure-Seekers With a Big Budget: This is a ship for those who want to immerse themselves in luxury and experience some of the world’s most wild and pristine places with like-minded guests.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Remote Ports Often Require Zodiac Transfers: Silver Cloud is equipped with 20 Zodiacs, which are used to get guests ashore for excursions in regions without cruise ship docks, including in Antarctica and some Indian Ocean islands. The ship’s crew will offer assistance getting in and out of the Zodiacs, but keep in mind that these shore excursions can be strenuous.