The Prince Albert II, Silversea's new luxury expedition ship arrived in London earlier this week as it made ready for it's first voyage.
As it sailed under Tower Bridge to collect it's first passengers, the ship which had made its way from Monte Carlo and its naming ceremony, looked magnificent.
With accommodation for a maximum of 132-passengers the Prince Albert II will be be the first ultra-luxury expedition ship in the world, it is claimed by Silversea.
The vessel then made it's way down river, setting off an a series of adventures which will last between 10 and 22 days. The main focus will be Polar adventures, heading for the Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland during the summer months. Following this it will sail for South America and Antarctica with a programme of winter sailings planned.
The ship has under gone a multi million dollar renovation and has a 1A ice rating ensuring that the lucky 132 passengers will be carried in safety and ultra-luxurious surroundings throughout their journey
Although it is by definition a smaller ship Silverseas claim the that the cabins offered on the Prince Albert II are on average the largest on any expedition ship. With 66 ocean-view cabins, all of which feature private bathrooms decorated with marble, and many of which have double private balconies or large private verandas, comfort is assured. Butler service is available as one might expect also.
Silversea is a provisional member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, dedicated to managing respectable, environmentally friendly and safe expedition cruising in the Arctic.