Journal: TWUKSection:
Title: Issue Date: 08/10/01
Author: Page Number: 6
Copyright: Other

Slump forces Silver Wind into dry dock

SILVERSEA Cruises has taken its ship Silver Wind out of service because of an impact on the leisure travel market as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The ship, launched in 1995, has been put into dry dock this month for a refurbishment and is expected to resume service in 2003, when the market picks up again.

Silversea chief executive officer Albert Peter said: “We will temporarily remove Silver Wind from service for the whole of 2002 and operate with a three-ship fleet.”

He said all Silver Cloud itineraries will be cancelled while the ship takes over the cruises of Silver Wind.

Silver Wind was due to spend January to August in the Far East and September until December cruising in the South Pacific.

Passengers booked on the itineraries will be contacted with an alternative offer.

Silver Wind: set to resume service in 2003