Silver Cloud Expedition

Silversea Cruises

Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today.


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Butler Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Mud Room
Self Service Laundromat
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • 16 Zodiac boats for Landings and 10 kayaks

  • Team of 22 dedicated Expedition Specialists

  • Complimentary daily shore activities

Not Included

  • Formal Nights

  • Broadway-style Entertainment

  • Childcare / Babysitting

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
16800 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

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We did not get to see much.

By: Myrna

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Very nice. The staff was very attentive.

An Expedition Cruise

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2018

First time on an Expedition cruise, and was not fully aware of what to expect. Ship had plenty of room, good food and excellent staff and guides. Excursion trips were informative and varied. Many interesting site and lots of wildlife. Very enjoyable voyage.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Fairvalley
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Expedition luxury

By: Sailor One

Reviewed on: 25 May 2018

As expedition ships go, the Cloud is really, really nice--all the comforts one would hope for and then some: steam room, spa, hot tubs, 24-hour room service and so much more.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune
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Greenland cruise


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

Wonderful cruise! We love the Cloud.
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Ewart
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Fantastic ship, crew, and expedition team

By: Garuda55

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

This was my 3rd cruise on Expedition and as fantastic as ever. I really like the small size, with no loss of Silverseas' wonderful service and facilities. The crew remembers me, having sailed together with many in the past. Same with the expedition team, headed by Louis. I am slightly disabled (walk with a cane, problems with balance and stamina) but he and the team went out of their way to insure I was able to participate in as many events as possible. That's why I return to Expedition -- next time in April 2019.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
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Antarctica Expedition on the "Silver Cloud": Trip of a Lifetime

By: JulesM

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

If you have had a burning desire to explore the farthest most remote & pristine polar region of the earth in unabashed luxury, then this trip is for you! There is no place on the planet like Antarctica. Silver Cloud is truly an expedition ship. That means that passengers have the opportunity & expectation that they will participate in the landings when feasible by safely boarding the zodiac rafts directly off the ship for both wet & dry landings. This was a true adventure and you need to be fluid and flexible in the moment as the weather is totally unpredictable. The Silver Cloud was the ultimate cruise vessel possible for this type of trip. The service was superb on every level, the food was excellent, & the expedition experience was the best bar none. This was highly educational with informative engaging lectures during "down" time, which there was little of. Antarctica is NOT the same as Alaska or the NW Passage in the North polar regions. Ultimate trip of a lifetime!
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick
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The Silver Cloud to Antartica

By: NancyB

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

WOW! What a trip! The Silversea's Silver Cloud was a dream ship. What a way to go to the big adventure of Antartica. Everyone on the ship was fantastic - the entire staff, the waiters, the cabin attendants, the expedition team. The food was excellent. Everyone and everything was well-organized. Our wish was their command. I can't say enough great things about this ship. If you are going to Antarctica this is the luxurious way to do it.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Fox
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Antarctica - Experience of a Lifetime

By: Equity6

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2019

Silver Cloud Expedition did a terrific job. The ship was immaculate, the crew was professional and attentive; and the Expedition Team outstanding in terms of enthusiasm, knowledge and helpfulness. The only negative was that the food was uneven. Most meals were excellent (La Dame was one of the best meals I've had) but the Italian restaurant was weak (lukewarm food) one time; very good the next. Room service meals were very good. But you don't sail on an expedition ship for the food; you sail to see remote places and learn about them. In this area, Silver Cloud Expedition was superb. They kept us informed about the trip, executed some difficult landings extremely well and truly showed us what an amazing place Antarctica is.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Halderman
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Silver Cloud

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

We very much enjoyed it. It was our most expensive trip ever for retired teachers (spouse) and retired government employee (me) but worth it. We enjoyed not being nickeled and dime to death although laundry service was expensive and it was difficult to get a machine to do the self laundry. The captain and expedition leader did a vey good job getting us where we could land under difficult weather conditions. It of course is the south polar seas and we expected it. The other staff (cabin, dining rooms, wine stewards also did a good job). We also very much enjoyed the entertainment in the Dolce Vita Lounge of Darlene and Lawrence. Very talented and nice people.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
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Silver Cloud.

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

This was our first time on any Silver Seas ship. See previous comments. We enjoyed it very much.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
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Luxury in uninhabited lands

By: penguinseeker

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Captain Cook and his crew could not even dream of exploring in such comfortable conditions.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune
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New to expedition cruising

By: AmyM

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

This was our first expedition cruise but it will definitely not be our last. In fact, we booked our next while on board. The expedition staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the excursions were fabulous. There was a very good mix of physical vs. cultural tours and also very clear physical capability expectations for different things.
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis
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Silversea Expeditions

By: George

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

Excellent! The staff was friendly and accommodating. Every wish we had was taken care of. Especially, the expedition staff was very helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Carlo Hilliard
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Awesome expedition

By: Livvy

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2019

We were on board for 28 fabulous days. It felt like home, and I didn’t want to get off the ship!
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff
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Great cruise

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

We had an excellent experience... the crew was great in all areas and the Captain and Expedition Leader were outstanding
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur
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Galapagos 2019

By: Cathyg

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019

My family had no idea what to expect. What we received was an excellent vacation with great service, guides that were incredible and experiences that were lifetime wonderful memories. We did everything offered and each thing from the food to the karaoke was fabulous.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley
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Exceptional Arctic Expedition

By: Travelwise

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2019

Excellent ship, officers and crew. Expedition team phenomenal, especially Exp Leader Dom. Saw polar bears, puffins, walruses, whales and so so much more. Kayaking was a must-do. Our first time with Silversea and most impressed.
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