The Prince Albert II -- an expedition ship that Silversea Cruises acquired, renovated and renamed -- will be deployed in Tahiti from mid-March to late October 2009.
A collection of itineraries will feature the less-traveled regions of Polynesia, ranging from the southernmost Austral Islands to the Tuamotu Archipelago and the northernmost Marquesas Islands.
For the balance of 2008, the 132-passenger ship will offer a series of Antarctic explorations with roundtrip departures from Ushuaia, Argentina.
Silversea acquired the ship last fall, renovated the vessel and christened it the Prince Albert II in June.
Complete itineraries for Prince Albert II’s 2009 expeditions are available at www.silversea.com.