Sil­ver Cloud ice-class reno

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

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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