Silversea is pleased to launch the first-ever streaming movie service for our guests' mobile devices on Silver Cloud. Not only can you watch movies, but the service includes live streams of news broadcasts on CNN, BBC, ESPN and Fox News.

It's a cruise industry first. And it's complimentary!

The streaming movie service can be accessed on any Wi-Fi-enabled laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even e-book reader -- anything with a browser. It includes access to an extensive library of classic and recent Academy Award-winning feature films, with more than 80 per cent of the movies offered in five languages: English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Smartphones and tablets are a necessity for today's travellers, who rely on instant access to information. Silversea worked closely with RedCell Technologies, HMS, and On-Board Movies to develop a streaming media service that would fit seamlessly with guests' increasingly technology-driven lifestyle.

If somehow you manage to forget to bring your smartphone or tablet, a limited supply of iPad minis is also available (on a first-come, first-served basis) to Silver Cloud guests wishing to borrow a tablet to view the streaming movies and television during the voyage.

By the end of 2013, the streaming movie service will be rolled out to four additional Silversea ships: Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind and Silver Galapagos.

In the coming months, Silversea is also planning to add an expansive selection of international newspapers to its menu of streamed media offerings, an option currently in the testing phase. Once implemented, guests will have access on their smartphones and tablets to nearly 2,000 periodicals in more than 50 languages from more than 150 countries.

Now while you're voyaging to distant lands, you can relax on your veranda with a glass of champagne and a good movie.

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