The Lloyd's Register1A ice-rated vessel is purpose-built for expedition cruising and is currently undergoing an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy. To ensure the ship will deliver an expedition cruise experience consistent with Silversea's award-winning luxury standards, the refurbishment will include exterior design modifications, state-of-the-art technological enhancements such as Allin's ITV solution and a comprehensive upgrade of all guest accommodations and public spaces.
"We are very excited that we will be able to take full advantage of Allin's interactive platform to enhance the educational and entertainment experience of our guests on the Prince Albert II," stated Mr. Tim Rand, Chief Information Officer of Silversea Cruises. "Interactive, on-demand videos and services delivered in the comfort of our staterooms mesh well with the overall concept of exploration cruising, and we look forward to the debut of Allin ITV on Silversea Cruises."
"It is a real honor to be selected to be the ITV provider for a luxury brand like Silversea Cruises," stated John Troutwine, Director of Business Development at Allin Interactive. "It is also rewarding to have Silversea select our all-IP interactive television solution which affirms Allin's success in delivering digital solutions to the cruise market."
When Silversea's adventure ship sets sail on June 12, following a naming ceremony in Monte Carlo, the ice-class vessel will carry just 132 guests in 66 ocean-view accommodations, many featuring private verandas. With staterooms and suites ranging from 180 to over 600 square feet, it will provide some of the largest accommodations of any expedition ship. 18 suites will each feature more than 400 square feet of luxury. Guests will also enjoy many amenities found on larger ships, such as an elegant single-seating main dining room, library (with computers and Internet access), boutique, beauty salon, fitness center, full-service spa and two Jacuzzi pools. 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.
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, Prince Albert II will journey from the east coast of North America through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles before heading south to Antarctica. Along this special repositioning route are opportunities to explore the Sea of Cortez (with an extension to Copper Canyon), Falklands and South Georgia Island.
About Allin Corporation
Allin Corporation is a leading provider of solutions-oriented application development and technology infrastructure consulting and systems integration services. Allin specializes in Microsoft-based technologies. In July 2007, Allin received the worldwide award, Competing to Win Partner of the Year: Search at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, for superior technology and innovation with Microsoft Search technologies. During 2007 and 2006, Allin has also been recognized as Partner of the Year by Microsoft's West and East Regions. Allin's operations are centered on four practice areas: Technology Infrastructure, Collaborative Solutions, Business Process and Interactive Media. Allin leverages its experience in these areas to work with clients through a disciplined project delivery framework to ensure that solutions are delivered on time and on budget. Allin delivers these services through the trade names Allin Consulting, Allin Interactive and the CodeLab Technology Group. The Company maintains offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Wakefield, Massachusetts; and San Jose and Walnut Creek, California. For additional information about Allin, visit the Company's Internet sites on the World Wide Web at http://www.allin.com and http://www.codelabtech.com/.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II in 2008, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents. In the U.S., Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler nine times and six times by the readers of Travel & Leisure. International awards include "World's Leading Luxury Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2007); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2007); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Conde Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "Five Anchors" for Gastronomy and Service in Germany's Kreuzfahrt Guide (2007); "Best Small Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine (2007); and Best Luxury Cruise Operator according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2007).