Silversea switches ship to grow expedition programme

Silversea switches ship to grow expedition programme

Silversea is expanding its expedition programme by switching its oldest ship over to sail in its expedition fleet.

Silver Cloud (pictured) will sail as an expedition ship from November 2017 and will undergo an extensive refurbishment to convert it into an ice-class ship.

The addition will be Silversea’s fourth expedition ship, with Silver Explorer, Silver Discoverer and Silver Galapagos already offering expedition sailings.

As an expedition ship, Silver Cloud will accommodate 260 guests and will also sail on itineraries to non-polar regions.

When sailing Arctic and Antarctic itineraries, guest numbers will be restricted to 200.

Enzo Visone, chief executive of the line, said: “Silver Explorer’s polar expedition cruises have proven hugely popular with our guests.

"By converting Silver Cloud into an ice-class ship for our expedition fleet, we will be better positioned to meet the increasing demand for comfortable adventure travel, particularly in the Arctic and Antarctica, places that are explored by small ships specially equipped with ice-strengthened hulls.”

The ship will also have a fleet of 18 zodiacs for up-close exploration.

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