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Silver Cloud Expedition Review

4.5 / 5.0
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57 reviews
2 Awards

Another great cruise but dreadful last day arrangements

Review for Silver Cloud Expedition to the Arctic
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite
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Hvalsey, Greenland

Booked this cruise from Reykjavik to Greenland while onboard Silver Cloud’s first Antarctic cruise (reviewed December 2018). It was great to see familiar faces among the crew.

In spite of its refurbishment, the ship already feels a bit dated, with constant creaking and temperatures too high in the suite (spotless), but often too low in public areas (some noticeably dusty). Silver Cloud now has competition in the English-speaking market from Scenic Eclipse, coincidentally in Reykjavik at the same time for her much-delayed maiden voyage.

Food was excellent as always, though portions seemed larger. Service was normally very good, but with the odd slip-up, perhaps because waiting staff have new tablets to take orders. We enjoyed every included wine; typically Silversea buys up entire vintages of less well-known varietals from small European vineyards – not the bland New World wines you get on most lines.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin VR

Very comfortable bed, though too warm with a heavy duvet and air-con we couldn’t set low enough. Sitting area with couch and two chairs; walk-in wardrobe useful for luggage and expedition gear; bathroom with shower. The veranda was great for looking at the view, and even sitting in the sun off Greenland! Suites have USB and universal electrical sockets that take US, European and UK plugs among others.

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