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Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud Review and Specifications

Specifications of Silver Cloud

Year built1994  /  Age : 25
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSocieta' Esercizio Cantieri SpA Shipyard (Viareggio, Italy)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costUSD 125 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) & Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy)
OperatorSilversea Cruises (Silversea Expeditions)
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)155 m / 509 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage16927 gt
Passengers252 - 302
Crew217
Passengers-to-space ratio56
Decks9
Cabins126
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2017

Current itinerary / position of Silver Cloud

Silver Cloud current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Quebec City. Prices start from USD 16909 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Sep, 2019 and ends on 25 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
11 Sep 16:00    Departing from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland hotels
12 Sep 07:30 - 11:30    Evighedsfjorden, Greenland
12 Sep 16:00 - 20:30    Kangaamiut, Greenland
13 Sep 07:00 - 18:00    Nuuk, Greenland
14 Sep    At Sea
15 Sep 07:00 - 16:00    Iqaluit, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
16 Sep 06:30 - 11:00    Lady Franklin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
16 Sep 14:00 - 19:30    Monumental Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
17 Sep 09:30 - 18:00    Akpatok Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
18 Sep 08:00 - 13:00    Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador Canada
19 Sep    At Sea
20 Sep 08:30 - 14:00    L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada
21 Sep 08:00 - 16:00    Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Canada
22 Sep 08:00 - 19:00    Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec Canada
23 Sep 12:30 - 19:30    Bonaventure Island, Quebec Canada
24 Sep    At Sea
25 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Quebec City, Canada hotels

Review of Silver Cloud

Launched in 1994, MS Silver Cloud cruise ship is the first and oldest vessel owned by Silversea Cruises. Her sister in the fleet is Silver Wind (1995). In October 2017, the ship joined Silversea Expeditions fleet (Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Origin) and started a new itinerary program with polar cruises to Antarctica and Arctic destinations.

History - construction and ownership

Silversea Cruises is a Monaco-based privately owned luxury cruise line. It was established in 1994 by a joint venture of V-Ships, Monaco (known previously as Vlasov Group) and the Lefebvre family of Italy (Rome). Silversea pioneered all-inclusive cruising with the launch of its first ship, Silver Cloud. As of early 2014, Silversea Cruises owns eight boutique cruise vessels, each carrying only 100 to 540 guests. The business model of Silversea is to operate cruise ships in the small, ultra-luxury, all-suite category. The new all-inclusive fares of the line offer such features as beverages (including selected wines), gratuities (none are allowed), travel insurance, port charges and one or more complimentary shore excursions in every itinerary.

Silver Cloud cruise ship (Silversea)

The 16,927-ton, 296-passenger cruise ship Silver Cloud underwent stem-to-stern refurbishment in October 2012, during a Sicily dry dock. All public spaces and suites (except the theatre and the gym), were refurbished with new carpets, decor, and furniture. The result is a more contemporary feel and look. Silversea Silver Cloud was redesigned using quite a lot of luxuries and characteristics which attract cruisers from across the world. That small, and in the same time spacious ship, delivers to guests who come onboard a detailed and also seductive voyage giving the feel of a larger cruise line.

In 2017, MS Silver Cloud was drydock refitted and refurbished (August-September) before joining the Silversea Expeditions fleet. The cruise ship's capacity was reduced from 362 to 260 passengers (on non-polar cruises). The ship's max capacity on polar cruises (Arctic and Antarctic itineraries) is 200 passengers.

Cruise itinerary program

Starting in 2017, Silver Cloud cruises to Antarctica and Arctic (polar regions) destinations. The new itineraries are part of Silversea Expeditions cruise program, with roundtrip departures from Ushuaia (Argentina). During summer, Silver Cloud cruises in Northern Europe - leaving from ports in Arctic Norway to the Norwegian Fjords and Svalbard Islands.

On polar cruises, the ship's max passenger capacity is reduced from 260 to just 200.

Before joining Silversea Expeditions fleet in 2017, Silver Cloud's itinerary program was based on Caribbean cruises with departures from Fort Lauderdale, Barbados and Puerto Rico. During summer, the ship sailed in Europe (Mediterranean Sea) departing from Rome, Venice, Barcelona, Athens, Istanbul, with Transatlantic repositioning cruise crossings. The ship also used to operate a limited number of South Africa cruise leaving from Cape Town.

Cabins

Silver Cloud has a total of 151 cabins (all of which Suites, 15 connecting, 2 wheelchair-accessible) in 7 grades. All Silver Cloud suites have ocean views, 75% are Balcony. The six suites’ categories range in size from 240 sq.feet to more than 1,300. The smallest is Vista Suite which doesn’t have a balcony. Next is the Veranda, identical to Vista but with 55-sq.foot balcony with glass door floor-to-ceiling instead of a picture window. The best value is offered by midship Veranda Suites, as they are very well located for a smoother ride. The three Silver Suites provide 541 sq.feet space, with a larger verandah, separate living and dining areas. The 827 sq.feet Owner’s Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 95-sq.foot verandah. The Royal Suites are two and pile on space with an additional 200 ft2 (19 m2) living space. The largest are the two Grand Suites (stunning ocean views!), with 1,341 sq.feet and three verandahs.

Beds can be configured as a queen or two twin beds, and passengers can even select specific types of pillows from a range of options. All suites feature direct-dial phones, binoculars, safes, iHome alarm clocks, flat-screen TVs with satellite reception and DVD. Even Vista Suites – the smallest ones, have walk-in closets with plenty of room. Silver and higher suites feature CD players. Owner’s, Royal, and Grand Suites provide full-size Jacuzzis and guest powder rooms. Upon arrival, a specially assigned butler will offer a choice of Bvlgari, Neutrogena, or Acqua di Parma bath products.

Silver Cloud cruise ship (Silversea)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Silver Cloud cruise ship is a real miracle of high-level service and gourmet dining – both elegant and fun, ideal for couples to enjoy fine food and intimacy. The Silversea Cruises Cloud ship has one of the highest ratios space-to-passenger. The warm crewmembers are able to make each passenger feel at home. Many of the staff have sailed with Silversea for years. The small ship’s size means that your name will be remembered. Another plus is that Silver Cloud fares are all-inclusive. All food, wine, alcohol, gratuities, are included. Additional gratuities are discouraged, but some guests still give them for some exemplary service.

Follows the complete list of Silver Cloud restaurants and food bars.

  • The Restaurant (open-seating dining room with top-quality gourmet cuisine; features the most the Mediterranean themed meals, and always available standard menu with daily specials; all three meals are waiter-served and a la carte)
  • Le Champagne (20-seat French cuisine speciality restaurant; offers signature dishes by Relais Chateaux; dinner-only; reservations-only)
  • La Terrazza (Terrace Cafe; complimentary buffet-style restaurant, offers both indoor seating and an alfresco terrace; wine is complimentary; there is also Afternoon Tea service; La Terrazza transforms each evening between 7:00 and 9:30 pm, into an Italian speciality restaurant, reservations-only, with a la carte menu)
  • Pool Bar & Pool Grill (serve ship's pool deck area with fast food and drinks during the day; in the evening, the outdoor area becomes an al fresco dining venue with classic seafood and steakhouse choices, plus vegetarian and healthy selections)
  • The Grill (offers gourmet dining under the stars with signature meals including lava-rocks grilled meat, seafood, Mediterranean vegetables, baked potatoes, salad of the day; wines are complimentary, except the premium ones from the Connoisseur’s Wine List; The Grill implements the line’s interactive dining concept “Black Rock Grill Experience”, which allows guests to cook their own meat and seafood).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Silver Cloud onboard activities vary from language lessons and lectures to bridge and dance classes. Evening entertainment includes “The Artists of Silversea” troupe, performing from Beatles to opera. The Bar is the most popular spot, great to dance, too. Remember to try your chance at the tiny casino. Silver Cloud also offers an Internet cafe – 100 minutes online access will cost you $45; 1,000 minutes are $250. The well-stocked library offers books, DVD’s, and newspapers. Silver Cloud offers complimentary transportation in town in select ports, and occasionally gratis shoreside events.

Silver Cloud has two hot tubs and saltwater pool, as well as enough deck space for those who enjoy the sun. Just above the pool deck are the walking track and a gym with elliptical machines, free weights, treadmills, and yoga mats. A variety of fitness classes are offered daily. To pamper, there is a full hair salon, with nail services, nine treatment rooms for rejuvenating fantasies. Try a Swedish or warm stone massage, an anti-ageing facial, or reflexology. Each changing room has a steam bath and sauna.

Additional amenities include a Launderette, Medical centre, complimentary 24-hour Room Service, Internet/WiFi Access.

Silver Cloud cruise ship (Silversea)

Follows the complete list of Silver Cloud lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Casino (with slot machines and gaming tables; served by The Bar)
  • Boutique shops (both offer duty-free shopping: luxury jewellery and watches, brand perfumes, fashion, designer handbags, photo/video accessories, Silversea logo merchandise, special occasion gifts, convenience goods)
  • The Bar (lounge with ample comfortable seating; offers live music performances, large dance floor, complimentary cocktails)
  • Show Lounge (former Venetian Lounge - ship’s theatre for live music and show productions; the daily enrichment program offers trivia games, dance classes, language lessons, lectures, media presentations)
  • Conference Room (hosts group meetings and conferences; it is adjacent to the Card Room and the Internet Cafe)
  • The Swimming Pool (with saltwater; heated during cool-weather cruises; the sunbathing area has teak chaise loungers, 2 whirlpools and tennis tables)
  • Connoisseur’s Corner (formerly known as Humidor - ship’s smoking lounge furnished with leather armchairs and selling brand cognacs, vintage wines, fine cigars)
  • Panorama Lounge (served by its own bar; offers live music and dancing, Continental Breakfast and Afternoon Tea)
  • The Library (with audio listening stations and on-demand movies)
  • The Spa at Silversea (features treatment rooms, and spa therapies including body wraps, massages and facials; sauna and steam rooms)
  • Beauty Salon (provides a full range of services: hairstyling, manicures, pedicures)
  • Fitness Centre (offers a treadmill, stationary bike, weight machine, elliptical trainer)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track, Golf Cage, paddle tennis, golf putting green
  • The ship has a fleet of 18 Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats) used for landings and shore explorations.
  • Photo Studio (starboard on deck 5) is Silver Cloud ship exclusive venue designed via a partnership with Galardi Media Network (Switzerland). The Studio is a workshop room fitted with latest technology equipment - PC and MAC computers, high-resolution printers (free of charge / for creating postcards or frame-ready prints), touch-screen interface. The workshop is led by a professional and provides practice with professional photo equipment - 6x HP Envy 27 computers; 6x iMac 27 computers, 4x Loupedeck consoles (Adobe Lightroom), 2x DNP photo printers, 2x Epson plotters, 3x Samsung 55 screens (4K), 1x Samsung 65 screen (4K). Additionally, are offered 20-min private lessons.

In 2018, Silversea introduced the "My Photo Academy" classes on Antarctica cruises on Silver Cloud. The new classes are part of the company's onboard enrichment program The Academy, and are held at the "Photo Studio". Here passengers have the opportunity to improve their photo skills by learning how to take and edit photos like professionals. Among the covered topics are social media (uploading/sharing/ Facebook-Instagram posting), introduction to photography, software lessons (Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop).

The new digital photography classes are offered both for groups and as private lessons. The Academy program offers various themed workshops for both beginners and professionals. 

Silver Cloud wiki

Silver Cloud cruise ship's hull was constructed at the yard of Visentini (near Trieste, Italy), while the superstructure and final outfitting were done at the T. Marotti shipyard (Genoa, Italy). The ship has a twin-sister - Silver Wind, that entered service in 1995.

Silver Cloud is a luxury cruise ship operated with all-inclusive deals. The ship has one of the best scores in terms of space-to-guest ratios (56,8) and also scores a very good guest-to-crew ratio (1,3). All officers and crew members are European trained.

The ship is at the same age as the owner Silversea company - headquartered in Monaco, and owned by the Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy). Through the years, the Silversea cruise line succeeded on the tip luxury cruising market and enlarged its fleet with bigger ships.

Silversea's "flight and cruise" package deals (by the line's Silver Sky programme) are inclusive of the luxury cruise fare, discount round-trip airfare (Economy Class) and airport-pier-airport transfers.

Silversea's "hotel and cruise" package "Silver Shore Simply Hotel" offers overnight 5-star luxury hotel stays with the option of adding transfers or upgrades. The upgraded cruise and hotel package ("Silver Shore Grande Hotel") offers 1-3-nights landmark hotel stays (or at a boutique property) and is inclusive of private transfers (airport-hotel and hotel-pier).

In August 2016 (during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil) the vessel was chartered as hotel ship (listed capacity 296 guests) for the USA's two basketball teams. For the 2016 Olympics' VIPs (organizers, committee members, sponsors, sports federations and other company representatives) was chartered as hotel ship NCL's Norwegian Getaway (capacity 4000 pax).

In 2017, Silver Cloud was transferred to Silversea Expeditions fleet, joining Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer. The ship offers top-luxury small ship cruises to Antarctica and Arctic destinations.

The following table shows ship's Inaugural Antarctica cruise (2018) from Argentina - 10-days roundtrip from Ushuaia. Prices started from around USD 18500 pp (double occupancy rates).

10 JanDeparting from Ushuaia, Argentina
11-12 JanDrake Passage, Antarctica
13-14-15-16 JanAntarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
17 JanSouth Shetland Islands, Antarctica
18-19 JanDrake Passage, Antarctica
20 JanArriving in Ushuaia, Argentina

Next table shows ship's Inaugural Arctic cruise (2018) from Norway - 12-days from Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen Island, Arctic Norway) to Kristiansund. Prices started from around USD 11900 pp.

25 JunDeparting from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
26-27-28-29-30 JunSvalbard Islands, Arctic Norway (Exploring)
01 JulBjorkoya Island, Norway
02 JulHarstad, Hinnoya Island, Norway
03 JulTysfjord, Kjopsvik, Norway
04 JulNorwegian Fjords
05 JulVega Archipelago
06 JulSunnfjord, Norway
06 JulGeiranger, Norway
07 JulArriving in Kristiansund, Norway

Expedition World Cruise 2021 "Uncharted World Tour"

On Silver Cloud, Silversea introduced the company's first "Expedition World Cruise" (themed as "Uncharted World Tour"). The 167-day itinerary includes 107 ports and destinations in 30 different countries. The cruise starts from Ushuaia (Argentina) on January 30, 2021, and ends in Tromso (Norway) on July 16, 2021. 2-Bedroom Owner’s Suite was initially priced nearly USD 1 million (entire voyage). The itinerary visits most-popular destinations like Antarctica, South Pacific Ocean (Pitcairn, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Bora Bora, Pentecost Island, Kimberley Australia), Asia (Borneo Malaysia), Suez Canal transit, Africa (Egypt, Tunisia), Europe (Greece, Albania, Spain, Normandy France, UK, Iceland, Svalbard Norway, North Cape).

Also in 2021, the fleet mate Silver Whisper starts from Fort Lauderdale FL (January 7, 2021, departure) the "Finest World Tour 2021". The 150-day itinerary visits 54 ports/destinations in 34 different countries and ends in NYC New York on June 6, 2021.

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Silver Cloud Itineraries

The below listed Silver Cloud cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Silversea fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Aug 26 16 days, round-trip Greenland Kangerlussuaq $23898
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Quebec City Kangerlussuaq $16909
2019 Sep 25 16 days, one-way from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale Quebec City $7260
2019 Oct 11 19 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Callao Fort Lauderdale $15556
2019 Oct 30 25 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires Callao $16233
2019 Nov 24 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Buenos Aires $22771
2019 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $18149
2019 Dec 20 15 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2020 Jan 04 15 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2020 Jan 19 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $20629
2020 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $20629
2020 Feb 08 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $17473
2020 Feb 18 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $17473
2020 Feb 28 21 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Cape Town Ushuaia $8654
2020 Mar 20 18 days, one-way from Cape Town to Tema Harbour Cape Town
2020 Apr 07 18 days, one-way from Tema Harbour to Lisbon Tema Harbour $29760
2020 May 07 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to London Greenwich Lisbon $9694
2020 May 19 11 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Dublin London Greenwich $8680
2020 May 29 12 days, one-way from Dublin to Reykjavik Dublin $10596
2020 Jun 10 11 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen Reykjavik $11160
2020 Jun 21 9 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Tromso Longyearbyen $9920
2020 Jun 30 9 days, one-way from Tromso to Longyearbyen Tromso $9920
2020 Jul 09 11 days, one-way from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik Longyearbyen $11160
2020 Jul 20 16 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Churchill Reykjavik $16013
2020 Aug 05 17 days, one-way from Churchill to Kangerlussuaq Churchill $16013
2020 Aug 21 24 days, one-way from Kangerlussuaq to Nome Kangerlussuaq $37539
2020 Sep 14 12 days, one-way from Nome to Seward Nome $9920
2020 Sep 26 13 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $6162
2020 Oct 08 9 days, one-way from Vancouver to San Diego Vancouver $6876
2020 Oct 28 19 days, one-way from Callao to Ushuaia Callao $13076
2020 Nov 16 15 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $13753
2020 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $13414
2020 Dec 11 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $13414
2020 Dec 21 15 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $20629
2021 Jan 05 16 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $20742
2021 Jan 20 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia $14542
2021 Jan 30 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2021 Feb 09 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2021 Feb 19 10 days, round-trip Antarctica Ushuaia
2021 Mar 01 18 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires Ushuaia

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