On 3 June, Silversea Expeditions proudly celebrated 10 years of luxurious expedition cruising, marking the occasion with a two-day gala voyage between London and Dublin. On this momentous day, the ultra-luxury Silver Cloud departed London’s Tower Bridge amid great elation to honor Silversea Expeditions’ very first voyage, which sailed under Tower Bridge for Svalbard a decade ago to the day.
In a nod to the company’s continued focus on innovation, Silver Cloud, which was the first vessel in Silversea’s fleet and was reimagined as an elegant ice-class expedition ship in late 2017, crossed paths with Silver Spirit – Silversea’s recently lengthened and renovated ship – in Greenwich, London.
The array of enrichments aboard Silver Cloud’s celebratory voyageincluded a congratulatory video message from HSH Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, who had cut the ribbon in Monte Carlo during the naming ceremony for Silversea’s first expedition ship in 2008. Originally named Prince Albert II in tribute to His Serene Highness and his environmental efforts, the ship sails today as Silver Explorer and continues a legacy of sustainable tourism.
“We are delighted to be celebrating this important milestone,” Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio said.
“I am glad to see that my vision has been successfully realized and we are now recognised for our destination leadership.
Since the launch of our expedition itineraries, we have connected people with the world’s most spectacular landscapes and cultures, and, in the process, we have fostered respect and greater care for our planet and its inhabitants.
I am very proud of my team and our mission and we will continue to scout new destinations to bring innovation to the world of expedition cruising.”