Fresh from her US$40 million refurbishment and ice-class conversion, Silver Cloud is in Antarctica for the first time this week.
As we previously reported, the iconic Silversea cruise liner left dry-dock in Malta last month. Now Silver Cloud Expedition is hosting her first guests on a 10-day roundtrip voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Silversea’s chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre, is understandably proud. “As the first ship which launched the Silversea fleet in 1994, it makes sense that she should continue to push the boundaries in innovation, becoming our first vessel to truly bridge the gap between luxury and expedition cruising.”
Silver Cloud Expedition accommodates just 200 guest when sailing in polar regions so everyone gets access to the ice. Between 20 and 22 Expedition Team members will be on hand to conduct immersive destination experiences, aided by an on-board fleet of 16 Zodiacs and 10 kayaks.
Silversea tell us the reimagined Silver Cloud is positioned as a premier luxury expedition vessel. Almost all of her all-suite accommodations feature generous private verandas along with luxurious touches, like a choice of European bath amenities, butler service and sumptuous Pratesi bedding.
Silver Cloud Expedition also offers five dining options – each serving the finest cuisine in polar waters.
The ship also includes the all-new Zàgara Spa where guests can Indulge in a wide range of invigorating therapies. There is also a Photo Academy with professional photo-editing software and a resident photo expert.
Silver Cloud is in Antarctica through to February offering 10-day roundtrip luxury expedition voyages, after which she will embark on a thrilling journey from the southernmost tip of South America to the southernmost point of South Africa.
For more information visit the Silversea website.