The Prince Albert II is an Ice Class polar expedition vessel. She belongs to the Silversea Cruises. The cruise took place in January - February 2010. The cruise area included the region off the East Coast of South America in the Southern Atlantic and off the Antarctica coast in the South Ocean. Ninety-four (94) measurement series spanning 20 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Gennadi Milinevsky from the Space Physics Laboratory at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine) was a Principal Investigator for optical depth measurements and operated a sunphotometer onboard.