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.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
All-Inclusive
Fitness Center

Ship Info

What's Included

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
1995
Tonnage
16800 Tons
Public Decks
6
Passenger Capacity
296
Crew
222
Registry
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Silver Cloud Expedition

85%

of 35
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recommend


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Home on the Sea

By: sunsfanatic


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2013

Homey top-end cruises. The best crews on the water with fine food and a relaxing non-glitzy atmosphere where you never feel crowded or wait in lines. No signing of chits. All staff know your name by day 3 and your likes and dislikes. Large comfortable accommodations. Again, home on the sea.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Highly recommended

By: Jinty


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2013

We were most impressed with the Silver Cloud. The service was excellent, especially our butlers Myrna and Rachelle, Chadrey, and Gao who were always there when needed. I have to say that one of the most impressive things was that everywhere we went everyone seemed to address us by name. The food and wines were excellent,the tours were good looking forward to our next cruise to wherever we decide. The Virtuoso staff and tour was fabulous.
Not Recommended

Very Disappointed

By: Graham


Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2013

The food was average.Serving "mashed potatoes" out of box and a filet mignon it was not.The supervisor in the Restaurant admitted both.Two good dinner services all week both at the La Terrazza.The wait staff are great.The captains officers do not even acknowledge you .

Highly recommed

By: Cleo


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2013

Every trip Eleanor has ever planned for us has been exceptional, down to the finest detail. Cruising on Silverseas' Spirit was a wonderful experience, the food is superb, the staff is gracious and friendly.
Not Recommended

Big Disappointment

By: Dr. and Mrs. S.


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Ran out of food. (bananas,fresh fruit, lettuce),  Inadequate variety.  Quality poor. Leaks in staterooms; brown water out of faucets; hard, rough towels; shortage of staff in La Terrazza; ; ship in disrepair (AC. elevators, refrigerators.  General disaster.  Never will return.

Eceptional experience

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

The suite service is simply outsanding, the staff are friendly, attentive and very professional.  The ship is a delight.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Kokx

A delightful experience

By: jjb


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2014

The trans-Atlantic crossing was clearly used to get extra maintenance done, and for staff training. a couple rough patches with staff and equipment, but on the whole, an excellent passage. The Cloud is beginning to show her age, but still Silversea shines where it counts - customer service.

Very nice ship

By: CGLZ


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2015

The Silver Cloud is a small ship and we were able to dock in very convenient places where other cruise ships could not. The ship is beginning to show some signs of wear (fraying carpet, for example) but otherwise was fine. Our suite (708) was very nice and showed no signs of wear. The butler and cabin person were very attentive and truly outstanding. The food was very good and we appreciated the smaller portions (more was available if desired). At times the food service was a bit spotty bur overall was fine. We were given the opportunity to dine by ourselves or with others at each sitting and chose to sit with others and met a lot of interesting people. The only criticism that is worth noting is that internet access should be included, even if the cruise price is increased. The pay per use or package offerings created some concern about charges and one should not have to worry about such things on a premium cruise.

Good ship; Great crew

By: Lou


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

Checking in was extremely easy and convenient, and our butler was extremely welcoming. Our suite was spacious and emmaculate, and the attention to details was impressive. The dining and entertainment was outstanding, especially for a small ship. One excursion was disappointing.
Travel Advisor:  Florence (Flo) Banks

Fantastic cruise

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2015

Since this was our first cruise we really didn't have a reference point. However, we can't imagine one being better than the one we just completed. The accommodations were first class and the crew members were excellent in every respect. We have heard stories from friends who had less satisfying experiences with other cruise lines. We were fortunate that our first experience was with Silversea. They will definitely be our first choice in a cruise line in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Young

First cruise was heaven!

By: Art


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2015

We just finished our cruise on Silversea's Silver Cloud. This was our first ever cruise so we didn't really know what to expect and didn't know if this was was for us. We are so glad that we took the plunge! We loved everything about the experience: our suite was comfortable, the food was yummy and we are refreshed and happy. We heartily recommend Silverseas and hope to join them again as soon as possible.
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem
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Great Itinerary; Dated Ship; Older Crowd

By: K&J


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

My husband and I are in our early 30s so we knew going into the cruise that we would be one of the youngest people on board. However, I was expecting late 60s not late 70's to early 80's. I kept getting mistaken for a crew member by some of the passengers. Age demographic aside, we selected the cruise because of the itinerary and we weren't disappointed! It was a great way to see the eastern coast of Africa in a short period of time. Service was superior; the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. My only complaint is about the decor. It is definitely in need of an update.
Travel Advisor:  Leyna Huber

At home on the Silver Cloud!

By: MMM


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2016

Our fourth cruise on Silversea was lovely... we cruised down the eastern coast of Africa...we loved everything about it...although the food was not as good as it has been in former cruises...the service and crew is friendly and helpful...the accommodations are always great...and it's always sad to disembark and leave such a comfortable and relaxing environment!
Travel Advisor:  Andrew Seligman
Not Recommended

Wonderful crew, but too many problems with the ship itself

By: Susie


Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2017

The crew was wonderful, but the ship was not in good condition. The air conditioning in our suite never worked well, at times it was stifling. The air conditioning in the Venetian Theater was so frigid, that, eventually, blankets were handed out. The fitness center was so hot and humid, that it was unbearable, and the machines were old and not in good working condition. The food was excellent.

Experience on the Silver Cloud

By: Spikey


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

It was wonderful. The staff were more than accommodating and polite. To have a Chronicle arrive at your cabin everyday with the daily news and onboard events was great. Meeting other people and hearing of their experiences was interesting. We like the personal service each & everyone receives on the Silverseas. Hopefully we can do this again soon.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Silversea Success

By: Butch


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

The Silver Cloud was excellent. Superb food and a wonderful crew. The ship is going to be refurbished this summer and put into their Expedition fleet so it will no longer be used for regular cruises. As always, Silversea is top notch and an absolutely wonderful cruising experience.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

Gracious Thoughtful Host

By: VN


Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

The experience was remarkable. The food and spirits exceptional and the people efficient and friendly.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Winsberg
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Not Recommended

Cruise ship review

By: Mary Dak


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Ship went into dry dock right after our cruise. It needed refurbishing which I understand is happening. No problems with staff, food, etc. Our stateroom was roomy. Would have liked a longer stay in Bordeaux and Honfleur.

SILVERSEA

By: AB


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2017

5 days. they say it's 7, but really 5 days.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Brye

Silver Seas Alaska

By: Cathy Goshorn


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Pleasant. Good food. Clean ship. Crew was very pleasant and helpful. Nice size ship. Not too many people. The butler was accommodating. Shows were ok. Good was excellent
Travel Advisor:  Malaka Hilton
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Not Recommended

We didn't sail on SilverSeas

By: allison bertrand


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

We didn't sail on Silver Seas Cruise Line. The cruise we signed up for was canceled.

Antarctica Expedition

By: antarctica girl


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

Service A+. Very informed and capable expedition team (28 for 200 passengers). Team represented all aspects of what we experienced. Very safety focussed and environmentally protective of this continent. Captain managed the trip to minimize the impact of the storms in the Drake Passage delaying departure from Ushuia, but shore excursion to Terra del Fuego added for the inconvenience. We still arrived in Antarctica on schedule. As a seasoned Silversea cruiser we found a slight deterioration in some of the food quality from our previous experiences. Food service was top notch
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox
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SS ship

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

We had an amazing time. I can't say enough good things about the expedition crew. One or two were cranky at times but I believe it was because it was the last cruise and they were fed up seeing tourists do stupid things. Overall, the knowledge and lectures and safety procedures were great.
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Hood
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Ship Experiences

By: pal


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

Superb Excellent time visiting various harbors and ports.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Kokx
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Fantastic Cruise

By: John B.


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2018

This newest Silversea expedition ship is delightful and the itinerary was very unusual -- calling at St. Helena Island and circum-navigating Ascension Island. The on board Expedition Team led by Nikki D'Souza was wonderful, great expertise and very helpful. The delights of having a luxury suite, butler and suite attendant, and 6-star cuisine on an "expedition" itinerary was great.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
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Silver Seas Cloud

By: Texas grandmother


Reviewed on: 15 May 2018

The Cloud has been turned into an expedition ship and works well as such. The rooms and public areas offer more room than the expedition ships. As usual service on board is very good. The food and wines are excellent. Some of the excursions were too long as were the bus rides.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey
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Silversea Cruises

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

Silversea's Destination cruise to Arctic a great adventure! Staff knowledgeable and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf
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Luxury expeditions

By: Heinke


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

If you want to have true luxury expeditions go with Silver Wind
Travel Advisor:  Stefan Bisciglia
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High South

By: Murtraveller


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019

We totally enjoyed The Cloud. Crew was wonderful. Food excellent . Could not have been better. Thanks to all. Happy Landings
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael
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Silver Cloud

By: Mac


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

Comfortable on board, excellent activities for the active traveller
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Luxury in Antarctica

By: Pep-omint


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

We had a wonderful experience in Antarctica because of Silver Cloud. I’m not much of an explorer, outdoor or cold weather person but they made the experience very enjoyable and amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri
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Scotland

By: mandarin


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2019

I loved the trip, wasn't really certain what it would be like but it turned out better than I anticipated. Wonderful crew and great food (all the time, if I wanted it). Knowledgeable staff. I learned how to navigate a zodiac and had a fabulous trip. I've signed up for another next year. The room was a nice size and it was the least expensive! Silver Sea listened and offered a trip to York & Yorkminster which wasn't on the original list and offered a second sitting for the London high tea & boat ride. Both of which I took. Two changes from the original itinerary that I didn't like were a much shorter time in Lerwick and in Eyemouth where I wanted to take a train/bus ? into Edinburgh. Many of the passengers didn't take the 90 minute zodiac tour of Noss, which I did. Overall it was a fabulous trip & going to St. Kilda was special. So glad a friend of my daughters started the whole thing.
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis

Cruise line

By: Holiday


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Excellent vessel. Staff very friendly.
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Silver Cloud Expedition is a wonderful ship

By: Mary Levering


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2019

The Silver Cloud Expedition ship is very comfortable, beautifully appointed, has excellent and responsive staff throughout the ship, delicious and varied menus, a nice wine selection, and a really knowledgeable and talented expedition crew.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Silversea2019

By: Rozy


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

This was definitely one of our best trips ever. We will always remember it. Personal treatment from the crew was excellent. Overall, food service, quality, and choices were excellent. View window cabin was well designed and adequate in size. Itinerary and shore excursions were very good. By arranging our own flights to and from the ship, the whole trip was a good value.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune