Silver Cloud Expedition Review

4.5 / 5.0
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This is not the same Silversea as before the sale to Royal Caribbean

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GeorgicaPond
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022

I did two back to back, supposedly expedition, cruises from London to Svalbard. After many years of traveling almost exclusively with Silversea, I am heartbroken to join the other reviewers who say, "Never again."

The cruise was supposed to be on the Wind. Silversea changed it to the Cloud after I had booked. I am a long time Explorer passenger, a wonderful ship that they have now sold unfortunately. This was my first time on the Cloud.

The Explorer is an older ship but beautifully maintained and wonderful to travel on. The Cloud is a mediocre ship, poorly designed and poorly maintained. My cabin was lovely, but multiple people had to change rooms because of a pervasive sewer smell in their hallways. Although my cabin was well maintained and very attractive, the ship itself is way below the quality of others in the expedition regions. It's noisy, including in the middle of the night when you hear machinery thrusting, and often the ship shakes as its mechanics are used. Overall, it's old and clunky. With so many newer ships in the region, and with far better technologies, there's no reason to travel on this one, particularly at Silversea prices.

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I had a lovely midship cabin with full window, no balcony. The room was very comfortable and well maintained. The bathroom was small, with no drawer space and little space for toiletries. For one person it was fine. For two it would have been almost impossible to store sufficient toiletries in the bathroom.

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