Silver Cloud Review

Silversea Cruises
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  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars 4.0
  • Expert Rating:4.5-stars 4.5
  • Traveler Rating:4.5-stars 4.3
    • Couples: 5.0
    • Families w/ young children: N/A
    • Families w/ older children: N/A
    • Singles/Friends: N/A
    • Groups: 3.0
  • Health Rating:
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 1994
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Ship Size: S
  • Total Cabins: 148
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 1

How it Ranks: Silver Cloud ranks #4 out of 5 Silversea Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Launched in 1994, Silver Cloud is Silversea's oldest ship. But if you think the 296-passenger Silver Cloud is beginning to show its age, think again: The boat underwent a refurbishment in 2012, and previous cruisers say it is just as elegant as its siblings. All 146 suites offer ocean views, with 75 percent of the cabins featuring a private veranda. Ranging in size from 240 to 1,314 square feet, the ship's accommodations offer butler service, Pratesi bed linens, a walk-in closet, a minifridge and an Italian marble bathroom. Aside from the high-end accommodations, Silver Cloud also features four dining spots, one of which is Le Champagne — a Relais & Châteaux-affiliated restaurant (not included in the overall cruise rate). When passengers aren't enjoying a meal at one of the ship's varied dining venues, they can take advantage of the daytime activity lineup, which can include everything from enrichment lectures to afternoon tea to fitness classes. After the sun goes down, travelers can take their pick between a performance in The Venetian Show Lounge, a nightcap in one of the lounges or table games at the onboard casino. Aside from the updated facilities, past cruisers also praise the attentive staff (the ship offers a notably low 1-to-1 crew-to-passenger ratio). In 2015, Silver Cloud will sail around the Caribbean in the winter before making its way to Europe for the spring and summer, and South Africa come fall.

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Silver Cloud Cabins

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Silver Cloud Deck Plans

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.