Luxury cruise ship docks in Ramsgate

The Silver Cloud photo Mark Stanford

The Silver Cloud cruise ship has docked in Ramsgate.

Silver Cloud is a small cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, a privately owned luxury cruise line. She entered service in 1994 as Silversea’s first ship. Her sister ship is the Silver Wind, launched in 1995.

Th 514ft ship has nine decks and can carry 296 passengers and 222 crew.

Photo Mark Stanford

In summer, Silver Cloud generally sails on European itineraries (both the North Sea and the Mediterranean). In winter, she cruises in the Caribbean and South America.

The scheduled stop saw passengers brought from the craft to shore in small boats where they were met by a Thanet council greeting team which included Ramsgate’s Ralp Hoult. Buses were provided for a tour of local places of historical interest.

The ship is due to depart for Tower Bridge this evening.