Silver Cloud Owner’s Suite Review: The Bathroom

New, following the 2012 renovation: The Owner’s Suite full bathroom (there’s also a half bath) boasts a new wet room/bath configuration with a rainforest showerhead. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

In more than two decades of travel writing, I suppose this is my first bathroom review. Yes, there are lots of jokes we could make about that together. If I’ve stooped this low does it mean my career is going down the toilet? Let’s not put a value on that until you learn more about this bathroom.

Psst! It’s Not Really A Bathroom

During Silver Cloud’s November 2012 renovation, all bathrooms were enhanced with new flooring, marble appointments and either a new bath-and-shower combination or a new walk-in, glass-enclosed rainforest shower with sitting area, offering a soothing, spa-like experience. 

The Owner’s, Grand and Royal Suites were outfitted with a modern wet room bath configuration featuring a new rainforest shower that is separate from the bathtub. So my Owner’s Suite “wet room bath configuration” is much more than a bathroom. It’s  more like a spa experience.

Of course, I’m having a little fun, but the wet room with the shower and tub is a big step forward for bathrooms on ships, which should be readily apparent to those viewing the photo at the top of this post.

The new rainforest showerhead is recessed into the ceiling, meaning that all 6’5″ of me fit under with room to spare. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

The wet room section of the bathroom features a tub on one side and a shower on the other side. A glass door separates the wet room from the rest of the bathroom, er, spa.

The shower floor is comprised of teak. There’s also a teak bench and a set of controls, one for the handheld wand, another for the rainforest showerhead, which is recessed into the ceiling, and a third to control temperature.

The new Owner’s Suite bathroom also features a handheld wand and easy-to-operate controls. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

All guests on Silver Cloud are offered a selection of European bath amenities, and this time I went for the Bvlgari products. 

Bath sheets are exceptionally large and absorbent, the type that you don’t mind staying wrapped up in. The only reason not to do that is that the bathrobe, which actually fits all 6’5″ me, is even more comfortable.

New sink basin and fixtures in the Owner’s Suite bathroom. In addition to Bvlgari, other European bath amenities are available from your butler. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

I am impressed by the amount of marble in the bathroom. It covers the floor and the walls all the way up to the ceiling. There is one sink (but another in the half-bath) with elegant fixtures and well-lighted mirrors that never steamed over when I was on board.

The Owner’s Suite half-bathroom is situated off the corridor connecting the suite entrance to the living room. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

I was impressed by how well Silversea executed its vision of the new bathrooms. engineering of the bathrooms. Designers squeezed in a lot, building in both form and function.

Of course, you’re not going to choose a cruise ship based on the bathroom. But what if I told you that your suite featured a spa? You’d think twice, right? So would I.

Silver Cloud Owner's Suite 2012

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