Silver Cloud’s November 2012 renovation brought changes to the Owner’s Suite bedroom, including installation of a mounted large, flat-panel television. All televisions on Silver Cloud offer satellite-fed, live-network programming. Fox News seems to be always available, and to a lesser degree on my transatlantic crossing, CNN and BBC World News. If you tire of news — and who doesn’t? — you can watch ESPN or one of three recent-release movies that loop 24 hours and change each day.
A DVD selection is available in The Library, only a few steps away from the Owner’s Suite, but the DVD player is situated in the living room. Again, your butler can perform wonders if you need the DVD player to be in the bedroom.
You can always step onto the veranda from your bedroom to admire starry nights or the moon glimmering over an undulating sea. This is one of my favorite moments, admiring those pins of light strewn across the dark canvas while night clouds drift by and the sea pulses past the ship’s hull.
During the renovation, the bedroom received a new mattress, custom-made exclusively for Silversea, and featuring an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit your preference.
The new bed is also outfitted with plush new Pratesi sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have no trouble getting into bed; getting out is another issue.
Fortunately, you need not worry about getting out of bed early. Shut the doors to the living room; order room service to act as your alarm clock; have a leisurely breakfast while browsing today’s New York Times or your preferred newspaper (another perk for Owner’s Sutie guests), then head out to brave the world.
The bedroom features a vanity table with good lighting, make-up mirror and an outlet for the hair dryer that you’ll find in the adjacent walk-in wardrobe.
Writing all of this has made me a bit sleepy, so I think I’ll insert myself between those Pratesi sheets. Good night.
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