Silversea Silver Cloud
A high-end, luxury cruise offering all inclusive & a personalised butler service
At a Glance
One of the most luxurious and comfortable vessels to sail Antarctica
A perfect introductory cruise to the white continent, allowing you to travel in comfort and style
Fantastic Silversea guides allow you to experience the best of the Antarctic wildlife and scenery
Accommodates 200 guests and 208 staff, ensuring highly personalised service both on board and during excursions
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Antarctic weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. During the summer months the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50F. Summertime also means 18-24 hours of sunlight which allows life to flourish for a brief summer period. Long days also allow extensive exploration by small ship cruise to Antarctica. Antarctic weather allows for a short season of cruising from November to March each year.
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Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious ships to cruise Antarctica, the Silversea Silver Cloud is perfect for an introduction to the white continent, boasting a Relais & Chateaux restaurant, highly attentive staff and suite-style accommodation.
A journey around Antarctica on board Silversea's elegant Silver Cloud is bound to be unforgettable. This is the most luxurious vessel to cruise the Antarctic Peninsula and offers a perfect introduction to expedition cruising for those who prefer not to sacrifice a few home comforts. The cruise is all-inclusive, including gratuities, room service, selected premium spirits and wines and gourmet dining, meaning you don't have to worry about a thing whilst on board.
The ship itself is extremely spacious and offers all-suite accommodation. All of the suites boast large picture windows so guests can always be sure to enjoy the best views whether in their cabin, in the restaurants or in the observation lounge. Le Champagne is the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant at sea and features delicious fine dining dishes, while there are also more casual dining options on board too. For those who need some time at leisure, there are plenty of options on board, with facilities including a pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, beauty salon and spa.
Spot whales, gentoo penguins and elephant seals as you explore these ice cold waters on a series of Zodiac excursions, accompanied by highly specialised guides to ensure you get the most out of your experience. You will have opportunities to head on shore to get up close to some of the wildlife and there will also be optional educational lectures on board in the evenings to give a more in-depth insight into the geography and biology of the region.
Each of the suite cabins has large picture windows to maximise your views as you cruise through the dramatic Antarctic scenery. Marble ensuite bathrooms with showers feature in all suites, along with luxurious bed linens, plush bathrobes and slippers, Bvlgari bath amenities, flatscreen TVs and a pillow menu. Many suites also have their own furnished private terrace which can be reached through floor to ceiling glass doors and all come with personalised butler service.
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|Owner's Suite||The stylish Owner's Suite offers apartment-style living and the superlative in space, comfort and on board service. The suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration measuring 587ftsq/55msq including the veranda or as a two-bedroom configuration by adjoining with a Vista Suite, measuring 827ftsq/77msq including the veranda.|
The Grand Suite allows you enough room to roam both in and outside offers the perfect space to relax with family or friends and recount the adventure of the previous day. Available as a one-bedroom configuration measuring 1,019ftsq/95mtsq including veranda or as a two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite, which measures 1,314ftsq/122msq including veranda.
The Royal Suites are the corner suites at the bow end of deck 6 and their verandas offer excellent views as the ship journeys forward. Comfortable and spacious, they can be configured with one-bedroom and so measuring 736ftsq/69msq including veranda or joined with a Veranda Suite to create a two-bedroom figuration measuring 1,031ftsq/96msq including veranda.
The Silver Suite is a favourite for many returning guests thanks to its large veranda, picture windows and situation mid-ship which many claim makes for a smoother ride. It features a large walk-in wardrobe,elegant marble bathroom and spacious living area. This one-bedroom suite measures 581ftsq/54msq.
If you want to wake up to incredible seascapes or have the chance to spot whales from the comfort of your bed then the Medallion Suite is for you. The suite features a walk-in wardrobe, expansive living and measuring 517ftsq/48msq, can accommodate up to three guests.
|Deluxe Veranda Suite||
The Deluxe Veranda Suite has floor to ceiling windows leading out to its terrace and a comfortable seating area within. In terms of accommodation, it is identical to a Veranda Suite but it benefits from a preferred central location on the ship. This one bedroom suite measures 295ftsq/27msq.
The Veranda Suite has floor to ceiling windows leading out to its terrace and a comfortable seating area within. A Silversea signature, this one bedroom suite measures 295ftsq/27msq.
Comfortable and homely the Vista Suite offers picture windows and a spacious seating area, the perfect place to sit back, relax and admire the view! This one-bedroom suite measures 240ftsq/22msq and is found on deck 4.
Dining on board is a treat, with Le Champagne being the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant at sea. There are three other dining options too, as well as a bar for evening drinks.
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Facilities include a pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, spa and beauty salon.
The observation lounge is the perfect spot for enjoying the ocean views and wildlife spotting.
There is an on board theatre, which is used for evening lectures which focus on Antarctica and its wildlife.
Guided Zodiac excursions and tours on land and sea are led by highly trained expedition specialists to marvel at the Antarctic scenery and observe the specially adapted wildlife which lives in this harsh environment.
The Silver Cloud is the only Silversea Expedition ship that offers kayaking in the Polar regions. Spaces are limited and this activity is very popular so we recommend booking in advance.
On-board lectures are streamed live to suites so either turn up to the lecture theatre or listen to expert naturalist guides and historians from the comfort of your bed.
Exploring the Lemaire Channel
Boasting some of the most spectacular mountain scenery and icebergs, the Lemaire Channel is a truly beautiful part of the Antarctic Peninsula to explore, both on your ship and on Zodiac excursions.
Spectacular South Georgia
Longer Antarctic expeditions include time exploring South Georgia, arguably the highlight of your cruise. With breathtaking scenery, huge congregations of king and macaroni penguins and amazing birdlife, there is so much to discover here.
The Drake Passage
The stretch of sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica is the Drake Passage, an often turbulent stretch of sea that marks the beginning and end of your journey south. Take in the midnight sunset and watch albatrosses fly alongside you.
The Falkland Islands
With clear skies, seamless horizons and large numbers of penguins and albatross to be found on white sand beaches and amongst tufts of vibrant tussock grass, The Falkland Islands are rich in natural beauty and a visit here is culturally fascinating too.
Visiting Port Lockroy
Port Lockroy is a British-built research station situated on Goudier Island and restored into a museum about the early explorers in 1996. A fascinating place to explore, and plenty of gentoo penguins outside to entertain you, too.
Whales & Seals
Whilst most visitors find the penguins the primary draw in terms of Antarctic wildlife, the marine life includes numerous species of seal and whale. Species include humpback whales, orcas, elephant and leopard seals, and Antarctic fur seals.
One of the real highlights of an Antarctic cruise is getting out on the water in small Zodiac vessels, the ideal way to get up close to the icebergs, wildlife and marine life.
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