Silver Cloud ice-class reno
SILVERSEA Cruises has released a first glimpse at the transformation of Silver Cloud to an ice-class vessel.
The move will see the ship, which was the first to launch Silversea Cruises’ fleet in 1994, join the line’s expedition fleet.
Silver Cloud’s multimillion dollar refurbishment has seen the ship fitted with a strengthened ice-class hull.
“Silver Cloud’s new hull provides the combined strength and manoeuvrability required to explore polar waters and will allow her to navigate through ice floes and pack,” Silversea Cruises md Asia Pacific Amber Wilson said.
“She will also offer new standards in luxury, style and comfort and some of the largest suites available in expedition cruising.”
Cloud will have a capacity of 200 passengers in polar regions and 254 in non-polar regions.
The vessel was also fitted with new navigational equipment including solar and thermal imaging technology to increase visibility over the ice during navigation and a system to navigate at slow speed to allow for more precise manoeuvring in the presence of ice.
It will offer a polar sea kayak program led by dedicated kayak guides, complimentary fullyescorted shore programs and a fleet of 16 Zodiacs.
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