Silversea renames expedition cruise ship
Silversea Cruises has announced plans to change the name of its expedition ship, the Prince Albert II, to the ‘Silver Explorer’. The change will occur later this month while the vessel is in dry dock at the Lisnave shipyard in Portugal, undergoing maintenance prior to its summer programme of voyages.
“Our expansion into adventure travel has turned out quite successful and we have to prepare for the possibility of adding more ships,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s Chairman. “To reinforce the Silversea luxury brand image for the expedition segment, we decided to change the name of our first expedition ship to Silver Explorer and anticipate any future expedition ships will bear similar names that evoke a sense of luxurious adventure.”
Lefebvre added; “It has been an absolute privilege to have a ship in our fleet named in tribute to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. We will continue to honour his legacy of exploration and environmental conservation through our support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and look forward to hosting future onboard fundraising events to benefit the Foundation’s projects.”
Silver Explorer will feature large staterooms, many with French balconies or large private verandas, as well as butler service and a crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one. The all-inclusive onboard amenities include complimentary beverages, bottled water, wines and spirits, 24-hour room service and in-suite beverage cabinet.