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.
When to visit
“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.”
A day cruising the Peel Sound (Nunavut), Canada
Cruising through the Peel Sound, a 30-mile wide, 125-mile long channel, brings a chance to relax and enjoy the onboard lectures and activities while the vessel follows the course of many former explorers.
At Sea – Crossing the Greenland Sea
Crossing the Greenland Sea brings an opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the stillness of the vast expanse of water and to discover the history, geology and wildlife of the region through onboard lectures and fascinating presentations.
Days at Sea through the Northwest Passage
Over the course of the next few days your voyage travels through the waterways of the infamous Northwest Passage, past the inlets and bays of the islands that line its route and which tell the tales of the first ships to have braved these waters.
Disembark in Nome, Alaska
After a fascinating and varied voyage through the Northwest Passage you arrive at Nome, a town on the southwest of the Seward Peninsula. Here your expedition comes to an end and you bid farewell to crew and fellow passengers before disembarking.
Explore Pond Inlet (Nunavut), Canada
Combining archaeological sites with spectacular glaciers and soaring mountains, Pond Inlet is a beautiful and fascinating spot on Baffin Island that you may visit today.
Travel North of the Arctic Circle to Sisimiut, Greenland
Today you venture north of the Arctic Circle, to the relatively bustling town of Sisimiut, an area that has been inhabited for over 4,000 years and balances both the modern and traditional faces of Greenland.
Travel to Cape York, Greenland
Travelling along the northwestern coast of Greenland brings you to Cape York, a geographical marker that delimits Melville Bay from Kiatassuaq and encompasses a beautiful collection of coastal islands.
Visit Beechey Island, Canada
Your visit today takes in Beechey Island, a small island next to Devon Island with a seafaring history that takes in Sir John Franklin’s expedition, Edward Belcher’s survey and Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the Northwest Passage.
Visit Ilulissat, Greenland
Thought to be home to almost as many sled dogs as people, Ilulissat is also known as the birthplace of icebergs and a visit here is a chance to explore the geography, history and cultural heritage of this Greenlandic town.
Visit Uummannaq, Greenland
Your journey begins in Uummannaq, a remote community surrounded by dramatic landscapes and iceberg-filled waters where whales are a common sighting.
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.
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.