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Silversea’s Prince Albert II dedicated in Monaco

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On June - 4 - 2008

Prince Albert II of Monaco was the guest of honor at the dedication of Silversea Cruises’ new expedition ship Prince Albert II in Monte Carlo.

He christened the vessel stating: “I hope the captain, the crew and each and every passenger who will sail on this beautiful vessel will be carried by the spirit of discovery, enriched by the majestic beauties that they will encounter … and that they will be conscious of their preciousness and will come back with a new and enlightened vision.”

Albert then cut a red and white ribbon, representing the heraldic colors of the Grimaldi family, to inaugurate his namesake vessel, the Prince Albert II.

Silversea’ chairman Manfredi Lefebvre said it was his dream come true to have an expedition vessel that will offer Silversea guests new routes and horizons.

The vessel was the former World Discoverer that was acquired by Silversea last fall. The ship was upgraded and refurbished in Italy to Silversea’s ultra-luxury standards that include elegant furniture, spacious theater and observation lounge, and 66 roomy, ocean-view accommodations and twenty suites that range from 350 square feet to 675 square feet, each with a large balcony or double terrace.

Prince Albert II is set to embark its first passengers on June 12 in London. Inaugural season voyages will focus on the polar regions, starting with the Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland, with sailings in South America and Antarctica to follow this winter.

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