Ultra-luxury cruise specialist Silversea has just announced the arrival of its newest ship, the Silver Discoverer.
The 128-guest vessel will be the line’s eighth ship and the third of its luxurious ‘Silversea Expeditions’ ships, which are dedicated to taking guests to some of the world’s most exotic and beautiful locations. Debuting in March 2014, the Silver Discoverer will join existing ‘Expedition’ vessels Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos and will travel to remote areas of Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, the Russian Far East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
Silversea CEO Enzo Visone commented: “It’s fitting that, in our 20th anniversary year, our newest ship will continue the Silversea tradition of reaching some of the most remote areas of the world. Silver Discoverer will bring our guests even closer to dramatic landscapes, historic locations, and ecologically important destinations – all in the comfort of one of the finest expedition ships operating today with all the trappings that our guests have come to expect of Silversea.”
The 5,218-tonne Silver Discoverer will undergo a major refurbishment before entering service on March 1, and will emerge with five different suite categories for passengers to choose from. Facilities on-board include 12 Zodiac boats, a glass-bottomed exploration boat, gym, beauty salon, swimming pool, restaurant and pool grill and panoramic lounge.
The ship will also feature a lecture room which will be used for stories and briefings relating to each destination and guests will benefit from the experience of the Silversea Expeditions team, which consists of 11 experts, including expedition leaders, divemasters, historians, marine biologists and naturalists.
Silversea launched its first Expedition vessel in 2008, and since then, the line has continued to offer ultra-luxury expedition cruises, with the aim of taking passengers closer to marine and wildlife and allowing them to view some of the Earth’s last wildernesses first-hand.
By Simon Brotherton