Silversea Silver Cloud - Arctic
Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious ships to cruise the Arctic, the Silversea Silver Cloud is perfect for an introduction to the Arctic, boasting a Relais & Chateaux restaurant, highly attentive staff and suite-style accommodation.
One of the most luxurious and comfortable vessels to sail the Arctic
The ultimate Arctic Cruise that charts the full Northwest Passage
Fantastic Silversea guides allow you to experience the best of the Arctic scenery
Accommodates 200 guests and 208 staff, ensuring highly personalised service both on board and during excursions
A journey across the Arctic on board Silversea's elegant Silver Cloud is bound to be unforgettable. This is the most luxurious vessel to cruise the Arctic 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.
Marvel at the icebergs and look out for wildlife who call these icy waters their home as you explore 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.
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“The Silversea Cloud is a fantastic ship for those looking to discover Antarctica whilst enjoying a high level of (on board?) comfort, with beautifully appointed and spacious suites (of which 80% have a private veranda), fine dining restaurants and individual butler service for all guests.”
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Ultimate Northwest Passage
This is the ultimate Arctic voyage that takes you through the complete Northwest Passage. Designed for the true Arctic adventurer, following several different Explorer routes the itinerary crosses the High Arctic from Greenland to Alaska. Experience crystal clear glaciers, dramatic fjords and impressive icebergs; encounter a variety of different cultures and communities whilst looking out for Arctic wildlife.
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Explore Franz Josef Land
Cruising through the frigid waters of the High Arctic you’ll reach your final destination, Franz Josef Land, a protected nature sanctuary and part of the Russian Arctic National Park since 2012.
Spend these days exploring the wild Arctic landscapes of the Svalbard Archipelago, in search of the rare and elusive polar bear as it stalks the ice edge and shoreline in search of seals and walruses.
Head south through the wild seas of the Hinlopen Strait, home to a myriad of nesting seabirds, before cruising past the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya, and making a shore landing on Nordaustlandet in search of wildlife.
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.
Visit Narsarsuaq and Uunartoq Island, South Greenland
Explore the beautiful surroundings of Tunulliarfik Fjord and the small village of Narsarsuaq with its Norse ruins and Inuit graves, before visiting Uunartoq Island, home to bubbling hot springs just the right temperature to bathe in.
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.