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Why Choose Silver Cloud?

  • One of cruising's most elegant small ships
  • Large suites, most with balconies
  • Luscious, gourmet cuisine

Silver Cloud Overview

Updated by Kathy McCabe, Cruise Critic contributor
Editor Rating
5.0

Editors Note: In August 2017, Silver Cloud will be refitted to sail as a polar expedition ship. The vessel will carry only 200 cruisers on Arctic and Antarctic itineraries, allowing the ship to land at a broader range of sites. On non-polar sailings, the ship will sail at the full 260-passenger capacity.

Dining options will remain the same: The Dining Room, the Relais & Chateaux restaurant (Le Champagne), La Terrazza, The Grill and ensuite dining.

Silver Cloud joins Silver Explorer, Silver Discoverer and Silver Galapagos in the line's fleet of expedition ships sailing more unusual itineraries. The expedition cruises have destination lectures, photo presentations and complimentary excursions. The ship will add a fleet of 18 Zodiac watercraft for exploration, as well as expedition staff.

The spiffy little Silver Cloud, a member of Silversea Cruises' fleet of small luxury ships, is the nearly identical twin of Silver Wind; they were both launched in 1994. Like all Silversea ships, 296-passenger Silver Cloud stands out for its high levels of service, gourmet dining and spacious, all-oceanview suites. It's elegant without being stuffy, fun but not too frivolous, and ideal for couples who enjoy fine food, sublime service and intimacy.

Silver Cloud has among the highest space-to-passenger ratios in the industry. The genuine and warm crewmembers make passengers feel truly at home, and every cabin offers butler service. Many of the onboard staff have been with Silversea for years, demonstrating a true dedication to the cruise experience. The small size of the ship means your name will always be remembered.

Plus, Silver Cloud's fares are all-inclusive. Food, alcohol and wine, as well as gratuities, are all included in the fare. (The exceptions are a meal at the exclusive Relais & Chateaux restaurant and any high-end wines.) In addition, in select ports, the ship offers complimentary transportation into town and occasionally a gratis shoreside event.

Silver Cloud Fellow Passengers

Silverseas' generally 40-and-older passengers are well-traveled and sophisticated. The ships attract an international clientele, with the majority being American and European..

Silver Cloud Dress Code

Daytime dress is always casual. A typical weeklong sailing includes one formal night, when the dress code is black tie optional, two evenings with "informal" apparel (dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men) and three casual nights (dresses or blouses and pants for women, sport shirts and slacks for the guys).

Silver Cloud Gratuity

Tips are included, and additional gratuities are discouraged by the staff; however, some passengers still give them for exemplary service.
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Silver Cloud Member Reviews

Disappointment Raymarine
10/15
We were really looking forward to our so-called 6 star cruise. It was only 6 star, in our view, if the ratings were out of 10. The service was, by and large, good: especially the suite butler. However, the food was distinctly very average ... Read more
Our first cruise with Silversea after we had our fill of the huge 3000-plus passenger ships. We really enjoyed the cruise and were impressed with pretty well everything - the large, comfortable cabin with a big shower room and a separate curtained ... Read more
Having cruised with Silversea prior on the Silver Spirit we really looked forward to our next cruise. Unfortunately we picked a Med Cruise on the Silver Cloud which has to be one of the most disappointing cruises I have ever been on. To begin with ... Read more
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Silver Cloud Ratings

Editor Rating 5.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
5.0
3.6
Public Rooms
4.0
3.9
Cabins
5.0
3.9
Entertainment
4.0
3.3
Spa & Fitness
4.0
3.2
Family & Children
1.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
3.2
Enrichment
5.0
3.3
Service
5.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.3

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Ship Stats
Crew:
185
Launched:
1994
Decks:
6
Tonnage:
16,800
Passengers:
296
Registry:
Italy
CDC Score:
89
 
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