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7 unconventional cruises for your bucket list

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
The Silver Cloud offers plenty of sights and amenities.

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Luxury and wildlife in Southern Africa

The Silversea cruise line has some of the most interesting itineraries of any passenger line that sails the world's oceans. There are multiple cruises that offer different treks along the coasts of Africa. The Silver Cloud is a good choice for people who want a luxurious cruise experience, but also want a chance to explore natural areas.

The type of expedition cruise ships that specialize in nature-themed excursions are often quite luxurious, but unable to offer a full menu of "big ship" amenities because of their smaller size. The Silver Cloud is an intimate vessel (only between 200 and 250 passengers) with salons, spas, shops, and several eating options. Unlike many large ships, though, the Silver Cloud's optional land-based excursions are often focused on wildlife and hard-to-see scenery, like the Sossusvlei Dunes.