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Luxury travel Blog post November 16, 2016
Silver Cloud passes under London's Tower Bridge at dusk.

Courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Silver Cloud passes under London's Tower Bridge at dusk.

Silver Cloud prepares for transition to expedition cruises

While the debut of Silversea's Silver Muse in March 2017 is garnering all the attention, the luxury cruise line is also busy with the transition of Silver Cloud from a globe-trotting luxury ship into an ice-class expedition ship. Her inaugural voyage is one year away. 

Super-luxe, all-inclusicve Silversea Cruises, one of the world’s leading luxury cruise lines, is celebrating one year to go until the inaugural voyage of the Silver Cloud as an ice-class expedition ship by releasing detailed renderings of the ship’s refurbishment. The ship, which was long one of the company's original small luxury vessels, is being been totally refurbished for a November 2017 launch, which will be an industry defining moment as Silversea will once again redefine luxury and comfort in expedition cruising.

The inaugural voyage will be to Antarctica and will provide the highest space-to-guest and crew-to-guest ratios in expedition cruising. The ship's guest capacity of 260 in non-polar regions and just 200 in polar regions means that guests will enjoy the highest levels of personalized and attentive service on board.

A Veranda Suite on Silver Cloud after it transitions into an expedition ship.
Courtesy of SilverseaA Veranda Suite on Silver Cloud after it transitions into an expedition ship.

Silver Cloud’s transition to the expedition fleet will bring expedition guests the luxury, style and comfort synonymous with Silversea’s classic fleet. The renderings (see right) clearly showcase the luxurious, all-ocean view suites that will be elegantly decorated with new furnishings and upholstery in a refined color palette. Silver Cloud will have the largest suites in expedition cruising, and over 80 percent of the suites have a private veranda.

You can find details  at the newly posted Silver Cloud 2018 digital brochure, which highlights the ship’s itineraries following her transition into the expedition fleet. During this time period, she will travel more than 70,500 nautical miles, visit almost 190 destinations, with over 380 ports of call, and make more than 30 maiden visits. She will embark on 11 Antarctic and eight Arctic voyages; sail under London’s Tower Bridge; discover the history and culture of the British Isles; explore the Norwegian Fjords; transit the Panama Canal; provide culinary discoveries in Europe and South America and spend Christmas in the Falkland Islands.

The ship will feature 18 new Zodiacs, enabling shipwide simultaneous explorations in groups of no more than 14 people. Silver Cloud will also have a team of up to 19 dedicated experts on hand to ensure guests leave with the best experiences from their voyages, whether they be the sights, the sounds, the history or the stories. Daily presentations and lectures by experts in the state-of-the-art theater will also be streamed live to all suites.

To watch a video that showcases the ship. click here.  For more information on Silver Cloud and her 2018 itineraries visit here.

Silversea is well known for its seamless onboard service with butlers in all staterooms, fine food and tasteful experiences.  Fares include gratuities, all beverages from Champagne to spirits and beyond, and guests find a chic but casual and welcoming ambience.

As always, contact the Cruiseable Business Department at 1-877-322-3773 if you're interested in a cruise on Silver Cloud.

Patti Pietschmann
I'm the LA Travel Diva and spend time cruising with first mate Richard, traveling the world, reviewing fine restaurants, going to plays, movies and events. It's the good life.