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.