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Antarctica expedition cruises

Silver Cloud Expedition

After her extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud Expedition has become one of the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising.

Class: Antarctic Category 1
Style: Luxury polar expedition
Passengers: 200 maximum
Length: 514 ft
Cruising speed: 18 knots

Cabin prices:

Introducing 'Silver Cloud Expedition'

Silver Cloud Expedition's five dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete this expedition ship . A limited number of guests, particularly with just 200 in polar waters, means that Silver Cloud Expedition has one of the highest space crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 18 zodiacs, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of 19 experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

These luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet.

On board 'Silver Cloud Expedition'

Cabins

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 1

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Grand Suite

Grand Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Royal Suite

Royal Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 2

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Silver Suite

Silver Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Medallion Suite

Medallion Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 3

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Deluxe Veranda Suite

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 34

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 56

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Silver Cloud Expedition cabin Vista Suite

Vista Suite

Number of cabins of this type: 24

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Decks

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 4

Deck 4

(Deck level: 6)

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 5

Deck 5

(Deck level: 5)

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 6

Deck 6

(Deck level: 4)

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 7

Deck 7

(Deck level: 3)

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 8

Deck 8

(Deck level: 2)

Silver Cloud Expedition deck Deck 9

Deck 9

(Deck level: 1)

Voyages in detail

Important

Everyone visiting Antarctica and the South Atlantic must recognise the obvious: that conditions can intervene at short notice and a voyage's planned itinerary must be altered. Make sure you read 'A very important note on published itineraries' in 'How to choose an Antarctic cruise'.

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Some of the sites that may be visited

Brown Bluff

(planned for Day 4)

Brown Bluff is on the mainland of the Antarctic peninsula and takes its name from its imposing brown cliffs - part of an ancient volcano.

The cliffs and the narrow beach below are covered in wildlife. If you land you may be able to walk (carefully) on the beach amid large numbers of nesting Gentoo and Adelie penguins. There is also a nesting kelp gull colony.

Other birds usually seen at Brown Bluff include nesting Cape and Snow petrels on the cliffs.

Leopard seals may be on patrol in the waters close to the beach.

Paulet Island

(planned for Day 4)

This volcanic island in the northern Weddell Sea is home to a huge Adelie penguin rookery and the pink guano stains feature widely in the landscape. You will also find an Antarctic shag colony and skuas also nest here. Leopard seal also visit as there are plenty of penguins for dinner! This island is also home to another dramatic escape, this time for a Norwegian crew from the vessel supporting Swedish geologist Otto Nordenskjold’s 1901-03 expedition. The Antarctic was crushed in the pack ice while trying to pick up various members in different places. Fortunately, they managed to make their way across the ice floes to Paulet Island, where they wintered in a stone hut and fed off seals. Sadly, one young sailor, Ole Wennersgaard, did not survive and is buried here.

  • Lecture theatre
  • Spa and sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Reception
  • Casino
  • Dining area
  • Library
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Observation lounge
  • Pool
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Outdoor grill and bar
  • Indoor bar
  • Jogging track
  • Launderette
  • Butler service
  • zodiac nature viewing
  • land excursions (trekking, hiking)
  • nature presentations by onboard experts

Maximum number of passengers

200

Naturalist guides

19

Crew members

208

Overall length (ft)

514

Cruising speed

18

Gross tonnage

16800

Draft

Other technical information

Crew: 208
Officers: European
Guests: 200 in polar waters / 260 elsewhere
Tonnage: 16,800
Length: 514.14 Feet/156.7 Metres
Width: 70.62 Feet/21.5 Metres
Speed: 18 Knots
Passenger Decks: 6
Built: 1994
Registry: Bahamas

Last refurbishment: 2017

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

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Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This helps keep prices low and protects you from currency fluctuations.

Our price promise

Our prices should be the best available anywhere. If you find a better price elsewhere please let us know: we will certainly try to match or beat it.

Complete trips

An expedition cruise is only part of your complete trip. Discuss your ideas with us. Our well-travelled experts can arrange your international flights from the UK, and design all the other parts of your trip in Argentina, Chile or elsewhere to fit the exact dates of your cruise and the things you want to do, and to make the best use of your time and budget. There is no obligation until you are ready to go ahead.

Your financial protection

By booking your trip with us you also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers are available now.

Cruise Starts Ends Nights Owner's Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite Silver Suite Medallion Suite Deluxe Veranda Suite Veranda Suite Vista Suite