Silver Cloud, Silversea Expeditions, Rendering courtesy of Silversea Expeditions
Silversea Cruises’ Silver Cloud is now only a year away from joining its Silversea Expeditions brand for adventures from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and the line is garnering attention for the updated luxury ship by releasing a new video embedded below about what to expect when it relaunches in November 2017, first heading to Antarctica.
As the line anticipates its newest Silver Muse to come online in April 2017, it will be sending its oldest 1994-built Silver Cloud to be ice strengthened and reconfigured to carry 260 guests to non-polar regions and only 200 to polar ones for an impressive one-to-one ratio of crew to passengers.
In preparation, the ship will receive the brand’s exterior black-hulled livery and refreshed all butler-serviced suites, the largest for an expedition ship and 80 percent of which will feature verandas. The video showcases the accommodations’ new color scheme as well as new furnishings and upholstery. It’s also great to see that 26 of the suites will accommodate third guests to invite even more explorers along for the ride.
“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”.
Having sailed on Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Discoverer previously, perhaps the most exciting thing to note about the Silver Cloud joining the fleet of smaller vessels is its greater stability. As the ship will travel 70,500 nautical miles, visit nearly 190 destinations and call at over 380 ports in 2018 alone, to some areas known for rough seas, it’s helpful to know that the Cloud will provide a luxurious option with less rocking and rolling to the likes of the Drake Passage and Antarctica.
For departing during that time on eleven such Antarctic and eight such Arctic voyages, the ship will also be equipped with 18 new 14-person zodiacs and will feature up to 19 expedition team members to guide the way. Also for added convenience, their expert briefings and lectures will be broadcast outside the theater live to the suites.