Silver Cloud (ship)

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Silver Cloud departing from Southampton 2011.
Operator: Silversea Cruises
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Launched: 6 March 1993
Maiden voyage: 2 April 1994
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 16,800 GT[1]
Length: 514 ft (157 m)[2]
Beam: 71 ft (22 m)
Decks: 9 total, 6 for passengers
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Capacity: 296 passengers
Crew: 222

Silver Cloud is a small cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, a privately owned luxury cruise line. She entered service in 1994 as Silversea's first ship. Her sister ship is the Silver Wind, launched in 1995.[3]

In summer, Silver Cloud generally sails on European itineraries (both the North Sea and the Mediterranean). In winter, she cruises in the Caribbean and South America.[3]


Details of M/V Silver Cloud embanked at St. Petersburg, Russia on 12 August 2009

As of 2008[4] the ship cruises the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean with stops at the Bahamas and in the Caribbean Sea, as well as journeys to the Atlantic coast of South America. Some cruises take it through the Mediterranean Sea. It also passes the Suez Canal with cruises through the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf calling at ports along the route that normal tourists seldom visit, such as Jeddah[5][6] in Saudi Arabia.

The Silver Cloud has been home to both the United States men's and women's national basketball teams during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.[7]

In 2017, the ship underwent a comprehensive rebuild to bring it up to ice class and it has since sailed on expedition cruises, including polar regions. [8]


In winter 2018, Silversea Cruises added “My Photo Academy” on Silver Cloud's cruises to Antarctica.[9]



  1. ^ Ship details by "Largay Travel"
  2. ^ Ship details Archived 19 July 2012 at by "Seven Blue Seas Vacations"
  3. ^ a b "Silver Cloud". Condé Nast Traveler website. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 10 April 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Cruise Plan of the Silver Cloud
  5. ^ Article in the Arab News of 1 April 2008
  6. ^ Article[dead link] in the Saudi Gazette Archived 6 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ For U.S. Basketball Players, the Olympics Are a Cruise, Ship, That Is By ANDREW KEH; 6 August 2016 the New York Times
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  9. ^ Staff, CIN (3 February 2018). "Silver Cloud Launches Photo Academy in Antarctica". Retrieved 5 February 2018.


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