Silversea Group has purchased Canodros S.A. and their expedition ship, Galapagos Explorer II.
Galapagos Explorer II will be added to the ultra-luxury fleet of six Silversea ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013 and is given a new name.
Galapagos Explorer II was originally the Renaissance Three, built for Renaissance Cruises. Renaissance Cruises built eight similar small luxury cruise ships between 1989 and 1992.
The acquisition will enable the award-winning cruise company to expand the Silversea Expeditions brand. Its existing expedition ship, Silver Explorer, is regularly deployed in the polar regions, and the addition of a second vessel, offering year-round unique luxury expedition cruises in the Galapagos archipelago, means Silversea will have the opportunity to offer the adventure traveller a broader portfolio of itineraries, encompassing some of the world's most desired and least explored regions.
The 4077-ton Galapagos Explorer II offers the stylish elegance of a mega-yacht, attentive onboard service and an enriching naturalist education programme. All of its 50 spacious suites feature ocean views and 24 include private balconies. Public spaces include a restaurant, piano bar, library and Internet station, main lounge, outdoor bar, two outdoor whirlpools, and a marine observation deck.
So what will the new name be? Silver Explorer II? Silver Discovery? Silver Voyager?
What do you think?
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|Author||Mr Peter Godliman|
|Date||22 June 2012|
|Comment||I have heard a rumour that it will be Silver Explorer II. However, I really hope for something a little more imaginative! Perhaps Silver Probe or Silver Reconnaissance?|