Silver Cloud’s La Terrazza

La Terrazza is Silver Cloud’s reservations-only dining venue. The Italian-inspired restaurant, situated aft with wonderful ocean views, accepts no more than 60 guests per night to ensure a top-notch dining experience. While dining at La Terrazza is subject to availability, there is no additional charge to dine here. Tip: Make reservations early in the cruise… [Read More]

Silver Cloud: Afternoon Tea

4 p.m. Silver Cloud departs Helsinki in one hour, transiting the Gulf of Finland to Peter the Great’s city, his “window to the West” and to Europe.  Meantime, it tea time on Silver Cloud, docked with the aft of the vessel overlooking Helsinki’s central attractions, including the market that is less than 100 yards away…. [Read More]

Stocked Minibar

Silver Cloud, like most other luxury vessels, includes a replenishable stocked minibar at no additional cost. Fresh flowers and fresh fruits also are provided on a continual basis. Of course, this is typical of the luxury cruisers and also of some categories of “premium” designated vessels.  One interesting side note: If you order room service… [Read More]

Silver Cloud In Helsinki

Founded in 1550 by Sweden’s King Gustav, Helsinki was developed as a harbor town to compete for Baltic trade with Tallinn. The Finnish capital developed around the port.  Situated in the city center, South Harbor is the central cruise passenger traffic hub. Cruise ships dock at Katajanokka or other quays within walking distance of the… [Read More]

Two Perfect Days Copenhagen: Think Small


On the first of your two days in Copenhagen, you’ll walk along Strøget all the way to Tivoli, Europe’s oldest amusement park.

…Citizens of the world’s oldest constitutional monarchy, the Danes still have a Royal family and a daily changing of the guard at the Royal Palace and the requisite parades and fairy-tale-like ceremonies.