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Silver Cloud sets sail after $40m conversion into an ice maiden

Silversea’s Silver Cloud is on her way to a new life in Antarctica following an extensive $40m two-month refurbishment and conversion into an ice-class expedition vessel.

The ship is now on its way to Buenos Aires where guests will embark on her inaugural expedition voyage to Antarctica on 15 November.

Silver Cloud in Malta
Silver Cloud leaves Malta bound for Buenos Aires

En route final technical and safety checks will be completed to ensure guests boarding in Argentina will receive a world-class experience.

The ship will carry 16 zodiacs in addition to 10 kayaks which have been installed to allow guests to experience kayak polar exploration.

Voyages will be led by a team of 20 expedition experts in non-polar regions and 22 in polar regions to enhance guests’ knowledge and experience from their voyage.

Daily presentations and lectures by experts in the state-of-the-art theatre will also be streamed live to all suites.

The refurbishment undertaken by Palumbo Shipyards in Malta involved a series of technical enhancements including extensive steel reinforcement to give the ship the strength and maneuverability required for expedition cruising.

A guest capacity of 254 in non-polar regions and just 200 in polar regions means that guests will enjoy the highest levels of personalised and attentive service on board. The limited capacity in polar regions also means that all guests can disembark at the same time to explore each region.

Posted on 8th November 2017 at 02:10 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | Cruise Lines | Silversea Cruises |

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