The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

I was invited to a luncheon by Relais & Châteaux Africa aboard the Silver Cloud luxury liner as she docked in Cape Town on her Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Island Season. What a treat.

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

It was my first time on a luxury cruise liner so I was intrigued to get a close look at how everything worked. The Silver Cloud is a smallish ship with a maximum capacity of 290 guests, so its easy to navigate from the pool deck, to the gym and the rooms. With 4 restaurants on board the ship, food is a top priority.

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The rooms were stunning on all the size levels and many have private verandahs so you can chill in solitude as you sail the seven seas.

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

Our special lunch was cooked by Executive Chef Veronica de Canha-Hibbert from Ellerman House along with  her team. It was sensational. I am familiar with both Veronica’s cooking and Ellerman House because I shot the menu and a few cocktails last year. I snap up any opportunity to sample her cooking because sadly Ellerman House is not open to the public and all dining is reserved for guests only.

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

 

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

I got a sneak peek behind the scenes of the chefs in action and was super impressed with the huge kitchens on the Silver Cloud.

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury shipLunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

Lunch aboard the Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

The Silver Cloud luxury ship

I felt a little sad leaving the ship after lunch and would have preferred being on board as she slipped out of Cape Town Harbour that evening for a sail up the West Coast of Africa. I felt right at home. I also realised that a luxury cruise vacation is quite unique and something I could definitely embrace. 

Contact details:

Silversea Luxury Cruises

South African agent – Cruise Vacatations

Relaix & Chateaux South Africa

3 Comments

  1. Continuing to enjoy your food and travel journeys. Those clouds rolling over the mountains in the background are so beautiful.

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