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We’re On-Board!

Join us as we set sail with the newly refurbished Silver Cloud Expedition and newly named, previously Silver Cloud. Ultimate Cruising team member, Michael, is currently somewhere over the Pacific on his way to Montevideo to join Silver Cloud on her inaugural voyage to Antarctica. Jealous? Yes, we are too!

Michael will be blogging as he cruises the awe-inspiring South American waters and you can follow his journey on Ultimate Cruising's Facebook page and Instagram @ultimatecruising. You’ll get first-hand thoughts and reports from the decks of Silversea Cruises’ Silver Cloud Expedition. The flagship of the Silversea fleet, Silver Cloud Expedition has just undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment, including a new strengthened ice-class hull.

As well, Silver Cloud has the latest expedition features and technical interventions such as new navigational equipment including state-of-the-art Sonar and Thermal imaging equipment, meaning increased visibility over the ice. She also has a system to navigate at slow speed, allowing more precise manoeuvring in the presence of ice.

Michael will be lapping up the expert knowledge from 22 expedition team members offering complimentary, fully escorted shore programmes, including Zodiac tours (Silver Cloud has 16 Zodiacs on-board).

But wait, there’s more. Silver Cloud also offers one of the most advanced lecture rooms in the industry with new, fandangled audiovisual equipment and unobstructed views, and a bespoke Photo Studio complete with professional Studio Manager.

And if that’s not enough, with the millions spent on Silver Cloud, Silversea claims Silver Cloud will be the most luxurious expedition ship in the market.

You can see why Michael will be on office dishes duty for a month after he returns! Follow Michael’s updates here and see why the Silver Cloud Expedition should definitely be on your “must-do” list!