Newly refurbished for 2017, Silver Cloud Expedition is the most spacious and luxurious ice-class vessel in expedition cruising, and the only expedition ship to offer five tantalising dining venues on board. With a limited number of guests (just 200 in polar waters), the Silver Cloud Expedition proudly offers the highest space-to- guest and crew-to- guest ratios in expedition cruising. Guests can explore secluded lands in luxury whilst enjoying gourmet cuisine, the personalised service of a butler, complimentary beverages, wines and spirits, and captivating ocean views.
Each suite is immaculately presented, beautifully furnished and exudes such sophistication and splendour that you’d be forgiven for thinking you were staying in one of the world’s top hotels. All suites feature personalised butler service, a refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, Pratesi® fine bed linens, plush robes and slippers, binoculars, and complimentary interactive mobile content. The ultra-stylish cruise ship apartment featured in the Owner’s Suite, and decadent state-of- the-art accommodations, ranging from beautiful 240-square- foot Vista Suites to exceptional 736-square- foot Grand Suites, enable guests to experience the wonders of the Antarctic in pampered comfort. With 80% of suites boasting a veranda, spectacular views of the White Continent are yours to enjoy from the privacy of your own personal haven.
Cuisine and Dining
Be spoiled for choice aboard the only luxury ice-class expedition ship offering five dining options. Savour contemporary, international cuisine created by the most talented chefs in the Dining Room, where you can continue to enjoy the magnificent sweeping ocean views whilst relishing regional specialities and gourmet signature dishes. Only the very best of Italian cuisine is on offer at La Terrazza, a romantic setting, serving a la carte dishes and a wide array of complimentary wines. During the day, La Terrazza brings together the best seasonal produce with buffet breakfast and lunch options, and indoor or al fresco seating. Choose to dine at the Pool Bar and Grill for lighter lunch fare and classic cocktails served with soft ocean breezes and unmatched sea views. Come the evening, this venue becomes an intimate al fresco eatery featuring a unique interactive Black Rock Grill experience. Where else can you sear your own steak to perfection on a preheated volcanic rock brought right to your table? In-suite dining offers the utmost versatility for when you wish to enjoy the finest cuisine from the comfort of your own surroundings.
Everything from classical soloists to full-scale productions can be experienced in the Show Lounge, the largest, multi-tiered entertainment venue aboard the ship, whilst the Panorama Lounge offers some of the best seats on board for admiring the spectacular scenery while unwinding with a glass of wine and relaxing music. The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase, whilst complimentary cocktails, engaging conversation, live music and a dance floor are the main features in The Bar. Satisfy your thirst for knowledge in the Library, where destination-specific publications, reference books and original artefacts are waiting to be discovered. If that isn’t enough, the exclusive Royal Geographical Society exhibitions should make for an illuminating expedition. On most days, bridge games and tournaments take place in the Card Room, where newcomers to the game are just as welcome as experienced masters.
Spa and Fitness
It would not be a luxury cruise without the chance to indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, soothing massage, or rejuvenating facial. The Spa at Silversea is the idyllic setting for these blissful moments, with appointments for spa services bookable on board the ship or in advance via My Voyage. Men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a workout. For additional pampering, the Beauty Salon offers a full range of services, including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Where better to work out than in front of the unfolding sea in the Fitness Centre, equipped with free weights, weight machines, state-of- the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and bicycles. Classes in aerobics, yoga, Pilates and circuit training are led by the on-board fitness trainer and are always complimentary. The Pool Deck is a stunning sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful woods, sumptuous chaise lounges in the sun and shade, two bubbling whirlpools, and pool water that is refreshing in warmer climates and heated for cooler weather. Lie back with your favourite drink or immerse yourself in the tranquil waters as the attentive staff anticipate your every need.
Passionate and inspiring experts deliver an on-board programme of fascinating lectures, photo presentations, and destination insights in the Show Lounge, with lectures also streamed live to your suite if you desire. Silver Cloud Expedition offers extraordinary access to the many mesmerising destinations on your cruise, with a fleet of 18 Zodiac crafts enabling up-close excursion. Led by a team of experts, including marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists, all exploratory excursions are complimentary, allowing you to make the most of your remarkable voyage.