Silversea Silver Cloud Arctic
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 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
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Arctic cruising has a very specific season due to the sea ice; all expedition cruises depart from July through to September and therefore do not sail in the winter months from November through to June. Temperatures are of the extremes and can be largely variable depending on conditions; the Arctic Circle can see summer temperatures vary between -10°c and 10°c. Southern Greenland and the coast of Labrador in Canada can peak at 16°c whereas deep in the Northwest passage thermometers rise no higher than 5°c.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
Guided Zodiac excursions and tours on land and sea are led by highly trained expedition specialists to marvel at the Arctic scenery and observe the specially adapted wildlife which lives in this harsh environment.
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.
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.
Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Your Arctic adventure begins today in Kangerlussuaq, a small settlement in the west of Greenland and home to a diverse range of wildlife, habitats and a sparse population of 512 people.
Explore Dundas Harbour (Devon Island), Canada
Today brings a chance to visit the austerely beautiful Dundas Harbour on Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island, though signs of ancient and more recent settlements remain.
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.
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.
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 Devon Island (Radstock Bay), Canada
You have another chance to visit Devon Island today, exploring the Thule culture, fossils and birdlife of Radstock Bay.
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.
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.
Location & directions
Board the Silver Cloud in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, voyage across the Northwest Passage, passing through Canada and the USA. Disembark in Nome, Alaska.
How to get there
Your cruise provider has specific chartered flights to both embarkation and disembarkation locations.
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