Silversea Cruises has created a training academy for tour
leaders on its expedition cruises.
The cruise line said the objective was to recruit and
develop high-quality talent to join its expedition teams.
Initially, prospects will learn skills remotely through
webinar sessions on life at sea and guest relations. They will move on to boat
handling, first aid and safety at sea courses.
Participants will be invited to train for approximately six
weeks aboard the refurbished Silver Cloud when the ship joins the expedition
fleet in mid-November for its first season in Antarctica.
In addition to intensive hands-on training, attention will be
given to cross training in various academic disciplines, environmental and
ecological knowledge, sustainability protocols and cultural sensitivity.