Silver Cloud

(3:50 p.m. EDT) -- With the major overhaul of Silver Cloud into an expedition vessel, Silversea Cruises has also launched a new photography-focused enrichment program, available on all Silver Cloud Expedition cruises.

My Photo Academy offers group and private photography lessons in the ship's onboard Photo Studio. Topics might include an introduction to digital photography, how to use editing software like Lightroom and Photoshop, and social media. In addition, passengers can schedule 20-minute sessions with the resident experts to ask questions about camera use, gear recommendations and help with posting photos on social media.

The physical studio was designed in partnership with Galardi Media Network, a Swiss company specializing in new technologies and multimedia. It's outfitted with six Mac and six PC desktop computers, four Loupedeck photo-editing consoles for Adobe Lightroom, dye sublimation photo printers and 55- and 65-inch Samsung screen for viewing images.

--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor