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Guest Blog: Silver Cloud, where adventure meets luxury

Silversea Expedition Sales Manager, Akvile Marozaite, introduces the newly-refurbished Silver Cloud

After an extensive refurbishment, our matriarch ship Silver Cloud will offer more gilt-edged refinements than you would ever expect on an ice-strengthened expedition ship. Travelling from pole to pole, a voyage on board Silver Cloud is the ultimate expedition experience. Described as the “new definition in expedition cruising”, Silver Cloud captures the thrill of discovery with the comforts of modern luxury.

Silversea’s four ship strong expedition fleet covers almost 600 destinations with our latest addition accounting for almost a third of these. By far the most comprehensive vessel in the Expedition family, Silver Cloud’s inaugural season will see her spending the winter in the Antarctic Peninsula before sailing north via Cape Town and the west coast of Africa. A short sojourn in Europe (where she will be one of the rare ships allowed to sail the River Thames) will see her explore off the beaten track, as well as docking at iconic, must-see destinations. Unsurprisingly for a ship of Silver Cloud’s stature, the next conquest on her itinerary is the Arctic. From there, she will journey around Canada and Central & South America before heading back to Antarctica.

Silver Cloud can carry up to 254 guests, but when in polar waters, we have chosen to limit her number to 200. With 16 new Zodiacs and an extensive team of first class experts (including naturalists, geologists, biologists, historians, and ornithologists), all guests can go exploring at the same time.

The beauty of Silver Cloud is not just in the excellence of her itineraries... with five dining options (including the much coveted Relais & Châteaux gastronomic restaurant), butler service for every suite and the most spacious suites in expedition cruising (100% ocean-view, 80% with private veranda), no hidden extras and excellent pre and post cruise packages, Silver Cloud offers the adventure of a lifetime with the comfort you deserve.

However, it is not just our fantastic ships that make a trip magical, but the people onboard. We have the most amazing staff – from the deck hands, to our expedition team, all the way to the Captain – going out of their way, every day, to create the most memorable holidays. Their expertise and knowledge, their commitment to deliver the most enjoyable, mind-blowing experience to you, our guests, is the reason I am so passionate about Silversea.

From her spacious accommodations and once-in-a-lifetime destinations, to her stunning restaurants and outstanding service, Silver Cloud will deliver exhilarating expedition cruising with the utmost comfort and luxury.   

Highlights of Silver Cloud’s 2019 season include:

Ushuaia to Ushuaia – 10 days – Departing 6th January 2019

Our Antarctica expedition cruises take you to a land that words cannot describe. When it comes to Antarctica, seeing is believing. Guests will witness some of the region’s captivating wildlife, including penguins, seals, whales and seabirds, sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and set foot on the white continent. They will make their way through the legendary Drake Passage and get a chance to learn about the natural evolution and human history of this mysterious continent.

Reykjavik to Tromsø – 14 days –  Departing 18th June 2019

This journey from Iceland to Norway, visits isolated islands and remote regions. Guests will witness spectacular bird cliffs in Iceland and the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard, marvelling at the multitude of puffins, guillemots and gulls that congregate to nest. In Iceland, they can explore the area around Lake Myvatn to see how geology plays an important factor in Iceland’s daily life, or go whale-watching along Iceland’s northern coast. In Svalbard, guests can encounter fascinating landscapes, mountains, fjords and glaciers while looking for walrus and polar bears. 

Callao (Lima) to Buenos Aires – 25 days – Departing 30th October 2019

This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey along the mythic and mysterious coastline of Argentina, Chile and Peru. Guests can enjoy a drive through the Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a diverse array of marine wildlife including orcas, sea lions and penguins. In Chile, they will witness breath-taking fjords and get an up-close look at the Pio XI Glacier, the biggest glacier in South America. Chile is the fifth largest exporter of wine and guests will have the opportunity to visit picturesque vineyards in Chile’s Central Valley. Guests get a bird’s eye view of the Nazca Lines, the mysterious and ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in Peru, as well as meeting the Aymara people of the Altiplano in the village of Putre.

To book your expedition on board Silver Cloud or to find out more about any of Silversea’s cruise itineraries, speak to one of our cruise experts on 0191 285 9321 or send an email to cruise@travelb.co.uk.

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