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

Updated by Kathy McCabe, Cruise Critic contributor
Editor Rating
5.0
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.

In October 2012, Silver Cloud underwent a three-week stem-to-stern refurbishment during a dry dock in Sicily. All suites and public spaces, except the gym and theater, were refurbished with new furniture, carpets and decor. The result is a fresher, more contemporary look and feel.

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

Silver Cloud ties up to HMS Belfast opposite the Tower of London. Finding the pier is not easy but once you have, the service is impeccable. We boarded at about 2.30 pm and were shown straight to our suite on deck 5. We were delighted to see ... Read more
07/15
We thoroughly enjoyed our travel on the Silver Cloud. The service was every bit as it should be, plus some. Our butler was very attentive and served almost as a secretary where necessary. We live in Asia and travel about 4 months out of the year, so ... Read more
First, I have to say I am so tired of reading negative reviews on the Silver Cloud. Who are these people? Professional complainers? We just returned from the same Baltic cruise several of the other reviewers were on and found it to be a wonderful ... Read more
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Silver Cloud Ratings

Editor Rating 5.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
5.0
3.7
Public Rooms
4.0
3.9
Cabins
5.0
3.9
Entertainment
4.0
3.2
Spa & Fitness
4.0
3.2
Family & Children
1.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
3.2
Enrichment
5.0
3.4
Service
5.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.4

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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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