Silversea cancels Antarctica cruise due to ship damage

By Tom Stieghorst
Silversea Cruises said its Silver Explorer vessel sustained damage from heavy weather, forcing it to curtail one cruise and cancel the upcoming Jan. 21 voyage to Antarctica.

In a statement, Silversea said the damage occurred on Jan. 12 while the ship was sailing off of Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. It said the ship has full power and control and that 133 guests and 113 crew members are safe.

Silversea offered no details about the damage. Four crew members sustained minor injuries, the statement said.

Silversea said it has been contacting guests booked for the upcoming 10-day Antarctic cruise to make alternate arrangements. It said Silver Explorer is expected to return to service with its Jan. 31 cruise.

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