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Photographer:Benoit Donne [View profile]Title:WORLD DISCOVERERAdded:Jan 12, 2006
Captured:IMO:7349053Hits:1,863
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1971-1980
Description:
World Discoverer at Bora Bora,1997
Vessel Identification
Name:World Discoverer
IMO:7349053
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:3,724 tons
Summer DWT:732 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1974
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Guest on Mar 02, 2008 15:03 (10 years ago)
Hi Benoit

A further update from

"Silversea Cruises has announced its new expedition ship (originally acquired as World Discoverer II) will be renamed HSH Prince Albert II, in tribute to Prince Albert of Monaco.

Silversea acquired the ship last year, and she has been undergoing a significant refurbishment. After the ship's refit, the ice-class vessel will carry just 132 guests in 66 ocean-view accommodations, many featuring private verandas.

Silversea's expedition ship will set sail June 12 from London on an Inaugural Season of voyages of 10 to 21 days focusing on polar adventures. Sailing first to the Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland for the summer, the ship will then reposition to South America and Antarctica for autumn and winter voyages. From mid-August to November 2008, HSH Prince Albert II will journey from the east coast of North America through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles before heading south to Ushuaia. Pricing starts at $3,867, per person, double occupancy, and includes shore excursions as well as Silversea's all-inclusive amenities.

Regards

Steve Ellwood
Guest on Sep 30, 2007 13:35 (11 years ago)
Hi Benoit

Found this piece which may help researchers?

Silversea Cruises Buys Expedition Ship World Discoverer

Silversea Cruises is adding an expedition ship to its fleet, giving the luxury cruise line the opportunity to expand its cruise offerings to all seven continents. The World Discoverer was previously owned by Society Expeditions. Silversea purchased the World Discoverer in mid-September and is planning a multi-million dollar refurbishment before adding the expedition ship to its fleet in the spring of 2008.
After the planned refurbishment, World Discoverer will accommodate around 140 guests (reduced from current 175) in ocean-view staterooms, including Owner's Suites, Grand Suites, and 12 yet-unnamed suites that will be similar to the line's popular Silver Suites. Although Silversea's new ship is built for expedition cruising, passengers will be able to enjoy many of the amenities offered on the other four Silversea ships. The ship will have both a single-seating main dining room and a specialty restaurant, library (with desktop computers and Internet access), boutique, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna and whirlpools. The ship will also feature several lounges for enjoying drinks, music and entertainment, including a cigar lounge like the Humidor on the line's other ships.

Since the 6,072-ton vessel also boasts a strengthened hull with the highest Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A), Silversea can add Antarctica to its world-wide cruise schedule.

Regards

Steve Ellwood
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