Silversea Cruises’ newest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, embarked today on its maiden voyage from Broome, Australia. Guests on board the newly refurbished vessel’s first 10-day voyage will explore Australia’s spectacular and rarely-visited Kimberley Coast.
Silver Discoverer is the third expedition ship in the Silversea fleet. The ship officially joined the ultra-luxury cruise line during a christening ceremony held on 25 March at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore. A traditional Chinese lion dance performance and bhangra folk dancers provided colourful local entertainment for the quayside event. Silversea’s Senior Executive team and company Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio were on hand to welcome a guest list that included local dignitaries and members of the trade and media from around the world.
“This is an exciting and proud moment for Silversea. With itineraries encompassing some of the most fascinating and remote regions of the Pacific, Silver Discoverer will take our guests to places where few people have ever set foot –offering incredible opportunities not just for travel and learning, but for life-enriching cultural experiences,” said Lefebvre d’Ovidio during the christening ceremony.
Guests aboard the small-sized Silver Discoverer will be able to explore some of the world’s most secluded regions where very few people have ever set foot and enjoy an enriching onboard programme of destination lectures, photo presentations and daily recaps. Zodiac excursions and interactive walks ashore will be led by experts in their field – marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, and anthropologists.
The 5,218-tonne Silver Discoverer has been updated with elegant carpets, upholstery, and photography. Up to 120 guests are accommodated in 62 all ocean-view suites, each featuring an in-suite bar set-up, refrigerator, and a totally renovated bathroom, enhanced with rich marble detailing. Besides a new walk-in rainforest shower, each bathroom features a new vanity, shelving, mirrors, lighting fixtures, and wood flooring. Plus, all suites have been redecorated and outfitted with reupholstered furniture, new flat screen TVs, and new mattresses topped with luxurious Pratesi bed linens. Select suites benefit from a small private balcony.
Public areas include a restaurant, main lounge (and lecture room), The Discoverer Lounge (with seating for breakfast and lunch), The Grill (for outdoor dining), an outside bar, and a small swimming pool. An all-new sun deck area has also been added, along with a fitness, beauty and massage room. All public areas have been refitted with either new or reupholstered furniture to provide Silversea’s guests an expedition cruising experience in the comfortable and intimate Silversea atmosphere.