Cape Town To Tema (Accra) AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN expedition cruise Silver Cloud Expedition

Experience disparate cultures while travelling the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast. Follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator from the west coast of Africa into the Atlantic to see some of the least visited places on Earth. This is expedition cruising at its source — a unique blend of nature, culture and history that gives truly one-of-a-kind experiences and lifelong memories.
Voyage 1807

Book by 15 March and enjoy $1,000 onboard credit per suite and one-category suite upgrade on selected voyages

Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories
Cruise itinerary

Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
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Our itineraries are second-to-none – below please find detailed information regarding ports of call, arrival and departure times, as well as supplemental information about the destinations you’ll visit
Click here to see all photos and videos.

If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you're partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called "Mother City" is home to many of the country's best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense—correctly—that this is South Africa's most urbane, civilized city. Here elegant Cape Dutch buildings abut ornate Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments.

View 3 Land programme(s) in Cape Town

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
The scorched desert that surrounds Luderitz means the city’s collection of German art nouveau architecture couldn't look more unusually placed along the Namibian coastline. This quirkiness is what gives the destination its charm, however, alongside undeniably fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities. See gangs of playful penguins skipping across the waves, pink flamingos wading by the coast, and dolphins leaping into the air, as you visit a city that boasts some of the most incredible wildlife in Africa.

One of Southern Africa's most important harbor towns, the once industrial Walvis Bay has recently developed into a seaside holiday destination with a number of pleasant lagoonfront guesthouses and several good restaurants—including one of Namibia's best, Lyon des Sables. The majority of water activities advertised in Swakopmund actually depart from Walvis's small waterfront area, and there's an amazing flamingo colony residing in the Bay's 3,000-year-old lagoon.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Namibe is a coastal city of baroque architecture and stately churches in southwestern Angola. The city was founded in 1840 by the colonial Portuguese administration. Namibe is perched between the edge of the expansive Namib Desert and the cold waters of the Benguela Current flowing to the north offshore. Thanks to the blend of cool water and proximity to the desert, Namibe has a cool dry climate and desert vegetation. The most famous of these desert plants is the Welwitschia mirabilis, a rare plant found only in the Namibe Provence of South Angola and the Namib Desert.
About equidistant from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia on Angola’s stunning coastline lies Lobito, a small town in the Benguala Province. Long under Portuguese colonisation, the city suffered somewhat — albeit it less than the country’s capital Luanda, during the long, drawn out civil war of 1975-2002. However, Lobito has begun the rehabilitation process (primarily through funding from both China – who are implementing a railway system throughout the country and Brazil) and the grass roots of restoration have very definitely started.

A study in contrasting economies, Luanda is a boisterous coastal city of haves and have-nots. As capital of Africa’s second-largest oil-producing country, it has been deemed the world’s most expensive city, and since independence in 2002, everyone seems to be gunning for a piece of the post-civil war economy. Its renaissance offers a range of experiences, from cushy hotels to a restaurant-lined oceanfront promenade to locals hawking handmade goods at crowded public markets.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Although primarily known as the island where Napoleon was exiled after his defeat at Waterloo, the fascination with St. Helena goes back many more centuries. Its main attraction may very well be its remoteness, which enabled the Portuguese to keep their discovery of the island in 1502 a secret for the next 80 years. It was this isolated location that the British thought perfect to keep the defeated Napoleon. St.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
This speck of an island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean was discovered by the Portuguese on Ascension Day in 1501. It measures a mere 7.5 miles by 6 miles, and its closest neighbor is the island of St. Helena, some 760 miles southeast, of which Ascension has been a dependency since 1922. The island is of volcanic origin; its climate is moderated by southeastern trade winds. The annual mean temperature is 85°F at sea level and 75°F on Green Mountain, which is at 2,870 feet the highest point on the island.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Three hours south of Yamoussoukro, nestled in between the canals and waterways, lies Abidjan the economic capital of the Ivory Coast. Considered the crossroads of West Africa both economically and culturally, Abidjan benefits from clement temperatures year round, reaching average highs of around 88˚ Fahrenheit, or 30˚ Celsius.

Ghana's fourth-largest city plays serene beaches against a bustling commercial centre. People from around the world visit the shore, both for its beauty and to enjoy the fresh seafood served right on the sands. Frantic city life awaits a short distance inland, where an economy fuelled by Ghana’s oil industry is most apparent in the maze of vendors at Market Circle.

From a modest fishing port to the biggest in Ghana, Tema’s industrial activity has all but tarnished the charming, postcard scenery of the region. The neighbouring white-sanded beaches remain immaculate, still serving as a testimony of the rich variety of fishing birds that can be found in the area.In the way Mother Nature intended it, gannets, boobies and kingfishers amongst other species fish in and around the cerulean waters of the coast. A light breeze tickles the inflamed, iron-filled soil of the mainland on which the railway linking Tema to Accra lures hundreds of visitors each day.

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Owner's Suite

Up to 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

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Grand Suite

Up to 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

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Royal Suite

Up to 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

From US$ 37,500

Silver Suite

541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

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Medallion Suite

437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

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Deluxe Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 17,400

Veranda Suite

295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

From US$ 16,800

Vista Suite

240 ft² / 22m²

From US$ 13,800
Fares shown are per guest

included in the cruise fare

  • Personalised service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available 24 hours aboard Silver Explorer, and from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • One hour free Wifi per day for all guests. Unlimited free Wifi for guests sailing on select suite categories

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

dimension:

One bedroom: 587 ft² / 55 m² including veranda 
Two bedroom: 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda

This stylish apartment offers the superlative in levels of space, comfort and service on board. A perfect mix of expedition experience with luxury lifestyle. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

Fares from Waitlist

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window
  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram)
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s)
  • Illy® Espresso machine
  • Bose® Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Owner's Two Bedroom View deck Waitlist request a quote
Owner's One Bedroom View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite
Silver Cloud - Grand Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 1,019 ft² / 95 m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The ideal space for sharing stories with fellow explorers and new friends. With enough space to roam both in and outside, this suite is perfect relaxing and recounting the highlights of your day. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Fares from Waitlist

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram)
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s)
  • Illy® Espresso machine
  • Bose® Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Grand 2 View deck Waitlist request a quote
Grand 1 View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Cloud - Royal Suite
Silver Cloud - Royal Suite
Silver Cloud - Royal Suite
Silver Cloud - Royal Suite
Silver Cloud - Royal Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 736 ft² / 69m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for relaxing after a days’ exploring and looking through your photos. With lectures being streamed live to your room, this is the pinnacle of good living at sea. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Fares from US$ 37,500 (Per guest)

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • Bose® Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram)
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s)
  • Illy® Espresso machine
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Royal Two Bedroom View deck US$ 37,500 request a quote
Royal One Bedroom View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite
Silver Cloud - Silver Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 541 ft² / 52 m² Including veranda

Stylish and sophisticated with larger verandas, excellent for taking pictures and bird-watching. Situated midship, this suite is perfection in design and comfortable living. A huge walk in wardrobe, a beautiful marbled bathroom and a spacious living area completes the picture. Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

Fares from Waitlist

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Bose® Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Silver View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Cloud - Medallion Suite
Silver Cloud - Medallion Suite
Silver Cloud - Medallion Suite
Silver Cloud - Medallion Suite
Silver Cloud - Medallion Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 437 ft² / 40.6 m² Including veranda

With a room configuration that favours watching the sun rise from the comfort of your bed and losing yourself in the mesmerising seascapes, this suite is the perfect answer to adventure cruising. A large walk-in wardrobe, and an expansive living make the Medallion Suite a your home away from home on the high seas. Medallion Suites accommodate three guests.

Fares from Waitlist

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet access
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Bose® Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Medallion View deck Waitlist request a quote
Silver Cloud - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Deluxe Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Deluxe Veranda Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

A Silversea signature, with a preferred central location, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming.Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda from where you can contemplate anything from the midnight sun to an antarctic sunrise. The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Fares from US$ 17,400 (Per guest)

request a quote
1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Deluxe Veranda View deck US$ 17,400 request a quote
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite
Silver Cloud - Veranda Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda from where you can contemplate anything from the midnight sun to an antarctic sunrise. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests (Suites going from 505 to 510
and from 605 to 610). The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Fares from US$ 16,800 (Per guest)

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • WiFi Internet access am hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with bath/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Veranda View deck US$ 16,800 request a quote
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite
Silver Cloud - Vista Suite

dimension:

One bedroom: 240 ft² / 22m²

Your home away from home while you embrace the intrepid explorer within. The suite’s seating area has plenty of room to relax while you go over your notes, ready for the next adventure. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views, ideal for appraising the local wildlife.

Fares from US$ 13,800 (Per guest)

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1807 - Cape Town to Tema
  • Butler service
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens
  • A choice of pillows
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Personalised stationary
  • Umbrella
  • BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Direct dial telephone(s)
  • Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
  • WiFi Internet access an hour per day
  • Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

note: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
Suite Location Fares (Per guest) Select your suite
Vista View deck US$ 13,800 request a quote
Fares shown are per guest

Silver Cloud Expedition

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her 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 what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today. A limited number of guests in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew to guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 16 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of up to 22  passionate and dedicated expedition experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Restaurants

Discover our collection of onboard venues where you'll enjoy spending time with like-minded travellers and of course, our personalized all-inclusive service.

Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

3 Land programmes and 2 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

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Your expedition will lead to one discovery after another. A complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by team of expert guides and lectures, allows you to fully experience the lands you'll visit.

voyage highlights

DAY 1 — CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Embark Silver Cloud for your 21-day Silversea Expedition: “Skeleton Coast and Remote Islands of the Atlantic”. Once onboard, meet some of your fellow explorers as you become acquainted with the ship’s luxurious amenities. Before we set sail a mandatory safety drill will take place. This evening, after settling in and setting sail, you will be introduced to your Expedition Team.

DAY 2 — AT SEA

Our knowledgeable Lecture Staff members are experts in a variety of scientific fields. Gather in the Lecture Theatre to enjoy the first in a series of informative lectures presented by our onboard Expedition Team. Perhaps learn some tips and techniques for taking better photos during a photographic workshop offered by our resident Photographer. Tonight, we invite you to attend a special Welcome Aboard cocktail party where the Captain will introduce his senior officers and various members of Silver Cloud’s crew.

DAY 3 — LÜDERITZ, NAMIBIA

Leaving the small town of Lüderitz we will visit the abandoned diamond-mining town of Kolmanskop. In 1908, a sparkling diamond was found among the sand and the news spread like wildfire, causing fortune hunters to converge in droves on Kolmanskop. When the town reached its pinnacle Kolmanskop developed into a lively little haven of German culture. However, richer diamond deposits were discovered further south, and operations were moved. Today it is mostly a ghost town; the stately homes, eroded by the wind, are gradually becoming sand-covered. However, a museum has been established and a number of buildings restored. While in Kolmanskop enjoy oyster tasting and a glass of sparkling wine. Our excursion continues with a visit of Lüderitz and its three most important landmarks: Goerke Haus, Felsenkirche and the Luderitz Museum.

DAYS 4–5 — WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA

SCENIC DUNES FLIGHT

Take advantage of an unparalleled opportunity to see the famous Sossusvlei Dunes from the air, a site very difficult to access by land. Following the (normally dry) Kuiseb River, fly over Sesriem Canyon then along the Tsauchab river valley where the freestanding but static dunes tower up to 250 metres above the plain. The dune belt runs north to south for over 70 km between Sossusvlei and the Atlantic. Upon reaching the coast, head north over deserted mining camps and seal colonies to Conception Bay and the wreck of the Eduard Bohlen (run aground in the early 40s). This optional Silver Shore excursion will operate only if weather/fog conditions permit. Please contact Reservations to add this excursion to your booking.

Your destination is the Namib Naukluft Park in discovery of the treasures of the Namib. On the way you will pass by endless waves of sand dunes, and when you think of Africa and the desert, this is the scene that comes to mind. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park and turning onto the Welwitschia Drive, the landscape becomes dotted with the extraordinary Welwitschia mirabilis plant. Unique to the Namibe Desert, these prehistoric plants have adapted to their harsh habitat. Welwitschias only produce two leaves in their lifetime and have a lifespan of over 500 years. After stopping to view and discuss these amazing and resilient desert plants in their dramatic landscape, the tour continues to the ‘lunar landscape’. In this vast area of eroded valleys, you can almost imagine you are on the moon. This is where different species of lichen grow. Enjoy the breathtaking views, before driving onwards to a local community where you will enjoy an orientation tour of a local school, having the opportunity to interact by giving some of your time to the children and community.

You will then drive to a pristine location where refreshments await you before returning to Walvis Bay to rejoin the Silver Cloud.

We will also be operating a full day shuttle service to Swakopmund, located 19 miles north of Walvis Bay at the mouth of the Swakop River. Upon arrival you can explore this quaint town on your own. Swakopmund is a beach resort area and a fine example of German colonial architecture. Founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German South-West Africa, a good part of the population still speaks German today. The Magistrate’s Court, or Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht, the Lutheran Church and the old Railway Station building -now the main reception area of the Swakopmund Hotel- will give an idea of the former splendor.

We begin our second day in Walvis Bay with an early morning boat cruise in the protected outer lagoon area where the water is calm and abundant with bird life. Enjoy wonderful photographic opportunities as playful Heaviside’s and bottlenose dolphins frolic in the boat’s bow wave and wake and pelicans fly low overhead. Atlantic cape fur seals may even come aboard for a fishy snack! Other birds we will see include flamingos and cormorants. If we are very lucky, we may even see leatherback turtles, whales, or the local ‘Mola Mola’ or sunfish. We will pass fishing factories and foreign ships in the port and conclude our excursion with a taste of fresh Walvis Bay oysters and local ‘champagne’.

DAY 6 — AT SEA

Binoculars and camera in hand, head out on deck to watch for seabirds and marine mammals. Attend informative lectures that will prepare you for the upcoming ports-of-call and the adventures that lie ahead. Other onboard diversions include spa treatments, a workout in the Fitness Centre, and, of course, exquisite dining experiences.

DAY 7 — NAMIBE, ANGOLA

Today we will head out to the Namibe Desert. Apart from looking for Welwitschia mirabilis, an endemic plant found in the Namibe Provence of South Angola and the Namib Desert, the tour will continue through the desert landscape to The Arch Lagoon, also known as “the lost oasis”. The lagoon, locally known as “Lago do Arco do Carvalhao”, will only have water if Angola has had an excellent rainy season. It is formed by a magnificent rock formation, and is a unique display of art in nature. If it has rained it will be inhabited by an abundance of birdlife. Before returning to the ship, we will visit the little town of Namibe to visit the old city with its baroque architecture, old stadium and churches.

DAY 8 — LOBITO, ANGOLA

The city of Benguela was founded in 1617 around Sao Filipe Fortress and was one of the bases for Portuguese expansion in Africa. We will visit the Ethnographic Museum before driving through the city to the most famous church in Benguela. The “Igreja do Populo” is over 100 years old, and was built by the Portuguese during the colonial era, being the first stone building in southern Angola. From there we will walk to the heart of Benguela City, where the courthouse surrounds the company gardens, the Department of Justice and the Town Hall. The gardens are lined with beautiful palm trees and flowers and offer a very picturesque setting.

En route back to Lobito we will stop at the city of Catumbela and will stop at Sao Pedro fort for some photos, and will see the big Catumbela River and the 1905 steel bridge, from Eiffel’s engineering company, which was in use until 2010.

Once back at the pier there will be a festival with traditional dances and singing.

DAY 9 — LUANDA, ANGOLA

Luanda is the capital of Angola, and home to more than four million -making it the third-largest Portuguese speaking city in the world.

This bustling city presents us with many places to explore, including the 1575 Fortress of San Miguel de Luanda with its striking blue tiles and its Museum of the Armed Forces. We will drive to Cidade Alta, or “Uptown” —a pleasant, airy and calm suburb with several pink colonial buildings and then head to the Baixa, or “Downtown”, to view the Houses of Parliament — both new and old. Afterwards we drive to the Agostinho Neto Mausoleum before returning to the pier and ship.

DAYS 10-12 — AT SEA

Leaving the coast of Angola behind, Silver Cloud will head towards the mid-Atlantic Ridge and St Helena, one of the least-visited places on Earth. While the ship has to cover almost 1200 nautical miles, our lecturers will present interesting topic, seminars and workshops. You can also head out on deck helping our Ornithologist to watch for seabirds and our Marine Biologist looking for marine mammals. Other onboard diversions include the Spa and Gym, plus there are always moments to savour the different culinary specialities prepared by our Executive Chef and his team.

DAYS 13-14 — JAMESTOWN, ST HELENA, UK

For over 500 years St Helena has been an important strategic point for European ventures into the southern hemisphere and the East India Company had the Plantation House built for the island’s governor in 1792. But St Helena is invariably linked with the French Emperor Napoleon. He was exiled on St Helena from 1815 until he died in 1821. The Napoleonic properties –Longwood House, the Briars Pavilion and Napoleon’s Tomb- can all be visited. Other earlier illustrious visits were by astronomers Edmund Halley in 1673 and Dr. Neville Maskelyne in 1760. St James Church, the oldest Anglican church in the southern hemisphere dates from 1774. Superb views across the island can be had from High Knoll Fort, which was started in 1798 and improved in 1874.

For the adventurous and fit Jacobs Ladder could be of interest: the ladder actually is an inclined plane with 699 steps (and 600ft). For connoisseurs a visit to the St Helena Distillery is a must: names like White Lion Rum, Midnight Mist coffee liqueur and Juniper flavoured gin entice to see how they are made –and perhaps taste them.

With our Expedition Team and local experts we will cover as many aspects of this remote island as possible.

DAYS 15-16 — AT SEA

The second long leg of our voyage follows the mid-Atlantic Ridge to reach another rarely visited island: Ascension. Our lecturers will present talks about the importance of this isolated island in modern history and will present the natural history of this part of the Atlantic.

DAY 17 — GEORGETOWN, ASCENSION ISLAND, UK

700 nautical miles northwest of St Helena, Ascension was used as a garrison in 1815 to ensure that the French would not try to rescue Napoleon from his exile on St Helena. Today we will visit Georgetown, the island’s main settlement. Some 900 residents can be found on the island of 88 square kilometres. Although there are some beaches not all of them are suitable for swimming. Sea turtles do come to nest at this isolated outpost, and the lush highlands invite to do some hiking. Surprisingly this forest was introduced to the island in the mid-19th century as a means to improve gardening- it now is a national park. The island has served as a naval station and in the 20th century was first used by the American air force and is still being used by the British air force. The island and surrounding rocks are an Important Bird Area and Red-billed Tropicbirds, Ascension Frigatebirds, as well as Sooty Terns, White Terns, Brown Noddies and Black Noddies nest.

DAYS 18-19 — AT SEA

Having left Ascension behind, Silver Cloud will be on her way to once again reach the coast of Africa. 1000 nautical miles separate Ascension from Abidjan and this last sea leg will permit you to edit the photos you have taken so far, to attend talks by our experts, to relax at the pool and to enjoy the many culinary highlights prepared by our chefs.

DAY 20 — ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

Today we will drive to the old Colonial capital city of Grand-Bassam (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where we will be visiting the French colonial district, the costume museum; the craft center; the governor “Binger” Palace, and the Arianne Monument reminding the yellow fever epidemic disease during the colonial period. Visit the reputed market for souvenirs shopping. Lunch will be at Assoyam Beach.

After lunch we return to Abidjan by the new bridge Henri Konan Bedie and visit Cocody and go to the Plateau city center to visit the Saint Paul Cathedral.

DAY 21 — TAKORADI, GHANA

This morning we set out to explore the Gold Coast area.

We drive to Elmina Village where we will tour Elmina Castle, which was built in 1482 and is said to be one of the oldest European-built structure south of the Sahara. Between the picturesque old town alleys and the numerous flat-bottomed pirogue boats in the harbour, we enjoy one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities. We continue to the notorious Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. First built in 1653 for the trade in timber and gold, the Castle was later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. We will visit the museum and view the dungeons that once held hundreds of men and women as they awaited deportation across the Atlantic as slaves.

Alternatively, travel inland to visit the Kakum National Park, a 357-square-km park comprising undisturbed virgin rainforest. Join our natural history staff and local guides for a walking tour through the forest and on a canopy walkway, offering an opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and game. Following each morning tour, we will enjoy lunch at a nearby beach resort before returning to Takoradi and sailing to Tema.

DAY 22 — TEMA, GHANA

This morning disembark Silver Cloud after breakfast.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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