Citing plans for possible expedition cruising expansion and wanting to maintain a consistent brand identity, ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises will be changing the name of its PRINCE ALBERT II to SILVER EXPLORER. When the 1989-built ship goes into Lisnave drydock for routine maintenance prior to this summer’s Northern European and Arctic cruise program, she will emerge with her new name.
The future SILVER EXPLORER was built in Finland as the Lloyds Register 1A ice class DELFIN CLIPPER and operated under various owners and charterers as the SALLY CLIPPER, BALTIC CLIPPER, DELFIN STAR, DREAM 21, WORLD DISCOVERER and WORLD ADVENTURER before being sold to Silversea Cruises and refitted for luxury expedition voyaging.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."