Silver Cloud Owner’s Suite Review: The Bedroom

In the roomy Owner’s Suite, French-style doors separate the living room and bedroom. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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.

Note the new large flat-panel television in the bedroom. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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.

The 189-square-foot veranda is accessible from both the living room and bedroom. Photographed from the Owner’s Suite bedroom, it can be enjoyed night or day. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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.

A luxury sleep: new Pratesi bed linens, pillows and duvets. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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.

Before & After

Before: The Owner’s Suite bedroom photographed in 2011 prior to the 2012 renovation. © 2011 Ralph Grizzle
After: The Owner’s Suite bedroom after the 2012 renovation. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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.

The vanity table features make-up mirror and outlets for the provided hair dryer. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

Writing all of this has made me a bit sleepy, so I think I’ll insert myself between those Pratesi sheets. Good night.

The safe is situated in the walk-in wardrobe. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
The Owner’s Suite features a large walk-in wardrobe. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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