It’s the month of christenings: on Tuesday, ultra-luxury line Silversea officially welcomed their newest expedition vessel, Silver Discoverer, into the fleet in a ceremony held at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore.

Silver Discoverer, shown at the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal in Singapore. Photo © Ralph Grizzle

Silver Discoverer, shown at the Marina Bay Cruise Terminal in Singapore. Photo © Ralph Grizzle

The third ultra-luxury expedition vessel and eighth ship in the line’s fleet, Silver Discoverer will primarily operate in the Pacific, with voyages to Australia’s Kimberley Coast, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and even Russia’s Far East with voyages departing from Nome, Alaska.

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“This is an exciting and proud moment for Silversea,” said Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio. “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.”

Pictured from left Steve Odell, Silversea Cruises President Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia-Pacific; Captain Luksa Plecas, Master, Silver Discoverer; Godmother Elda Turco Bulgherini; and Silversea Cruises Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio. Photo courtesy of Silversea

Pictured from left Steve Odell, Silversea Cruises President Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia-Pacific; Captain Luksa Plecas, Master, Silver Discoverer; Godmother Elda Turco Bulgherini; and Silversea Cruises Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio. Photo courtesy of Silversea

Godmother Elda Turco Bulgherini, professor of navigation law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, performed the traditional christening duties at the ceremony that included a traditional Chinese lion dance and bhangra folk dancers at the iconic dual-berth Singapore cruise terminal.

Silver Discoverer underwent an extensive refurbishment before entering service, accommodating 120 guests in 62 all ocean-view suites. Each features an in-suite bar setup; renovated bathroom with rainforest shower, and new flat-panel TV’s and luxury mattresses with Pratesi bed linens. A handful of suites feature a small private balcony.

The ship’s public rooms include a restaurant, a main lounge that doubles as a lecture area, the Discoverer Lounge that features seating for breakfast and lunch, and Silversea’s signature outdoor dining venue known as The Grill. The Silver Discoverer is even equipped with a small swimming pool.

The Avid Cruiser’s Ralph Grizzle attended the christening ceremonies in Singapore, and his report can be found here.

In May, we’ll be flying to Australia to embark Silver Discoverer in Broome for a spectacular 12-day voyage along the Kimberley Coast and across the Pacific to Indonesia, where our expedition will conclude in Bali. Live Coverage begins on Wednesday, May 7 as we travel to Sydney.

Our Silver Discoverer expedition cruise will take us from Australia to Indonesia - in style. Illustration courtesy of Silversea

Our Silver Discoverer expedition cruise will take us from Australia to Indonesia – in style. Illustration courtesy of Silversea

Silver Discoverer will embark on her maiden voyage from Broome to Darwin on April 2, 2014, exploring Australia’s spectacular Kimberley Coast. 

More information on the Silver Discoverer and Silversea’s Silversea Expeditions programme can be found by visiting their website.

 

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