Silversea opens training academy for expedition tour leaders

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The refurbished Silver Cloud will sail in Antarctica.
The refurbished Silver Cloud will sail in Antarctica.

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.

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