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Silversea Cruises’ Prince Albert II Renamed

Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has announced that their expedition ship, Prince Albert II, will be re-named Silver Explorer.

Initially named after the Sovereign Prince of Monaco due to his efforts in raising awareness of the effect that climate change is having on the Arctic, The Prince Albert II is an ice-rated cruise ship that has been in service for Silversea Cruises since 2008.

Silversea’s chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre, hinted that this re-naming might see the introduction of further expedition ships following the success enjoyed by the Prince Albert II:

"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."

As the sole vessel for the cruise line’s expedition-themed itineraries (also referred to as Silversea Expeditions) the Prince Albert II has become increasingly popular with cruise enthusiasts looking to experience some of the world’s more remote destinations. Throughout the next 2 years, the cruise ship is offering passengers the opportunity to explore the likes of Finland and Norway as well as the Arctic, with each itinerary designed to allow more in-depth exploration than other cruises might allow.

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