Silver Cloud Moves to Inaugural Expedition Date: VIDEO

By ,   November 17, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Silversea Cruises, one of the leading luxury cruise lines in the world, yesterday celebrated 'one-year-to-go' until the inaugural voyage of Silver Cloud as an ice-class expedition vessel, by releasing detailed renderings of ship's refurbishment.

The refurbishment and conversion is due to be completed in November 2017, and will be an industry defining moment as Silversea will once again redefine 'luxury' and 'comfort' in expedition cruising. The inaugural voyage will travel to Antarctica and will provide the highest space-to-guest and crew-to-guest ratios in expedition cruising. A guest capacity of 260 in non-Polar regions and just 200 in Polar Regions means that guests will enjoy the highest levels of personalised and attentive service on board. 

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 clearly showcase the

luxurious, all ocean view suites which will be elegantly decorated with new furnishings and upholstery in a refined colour palette. Silver Cloud will have the largest suites in expedition cruising and over 80% of the suites have a private veranda.

"With one year to go until Silver Cloud's inaugural voyage as an ice-class expedition ship, preparations are underway to ensure that Silversea remains at the forefront of luxury expedition cruising, setting the industry standard," said Conrad Combrink, Vice President Expedition Planning & Strategic Development, Silversea.

"We are looking forward to welcoming on board both new and returning guests, as Silver Cloud embarks on this new adventure". 

A newly released Silver Cloud 2018 digital brochure highlights the ship's itineraries following her transition into the expedition fleet. During this time period she will travel over 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; enjoy culinary discoveries in Europe and South America and spend Christmas in the Falkland Islands.

The ship will feature 18 new zodiacs, enabling ship-wide 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 are the sights, the sounds, the history or the stories. Daily presentations and lectures by experts in the state-of-the-art theatre will also be streamed live to all suites.