Silver Cloud Makes Inaugural Expedition to Antarctica

Silversea Cruises reimagined Silver Cloud has arrived in Antarctica, marking its maiden visit to the remote continent following a US$40 million refurbishment and conversion into an ice-class polar expedition ship.

Currently sailing a 10-night Antarctic Peninsula expedition roundtrip from Ushuaia, guests are being treated to vistas of towering icebergs, snow-capped mountains, and awe-inspiring wildlife aboard the completely refitted ship that includes the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea.

Silversea’s first crossover luxury expedition vessel can accommodate 254 guests, further limited to just 200 when cruising in polar waters. Most of its all-suite accommodations feature generous private verandas along with luxury touches that include a choice of European bath amenities, butler service and Pratesi bedding and a nine-option pillow menu.

Throughout, the Silver Cloud is positioned as the premier luxury expedition vessel. The new Tor’s Observation Lounge offers commanding, 180-degree views of Antarctica, while five dining options onboard offer up the finest cuisine in polar waters. The ship also includes the all-new Zàgara Spa and a dedicated Photo Academy.

Onboard and ashore, between 20 and 22 Expedition Team members conduct immersive destination experiences, aided by an onboard fleet of 16 Zodiacs and 10 kayaks.

Silver Cloud will offer 10-day roundtrip luxury expedition voyages to Antarctica through February, when it will embark on a journey from the southernmost tip of South America to the southernmost point of South Africa.