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Silversea Cruises Announce New Expedition Ship

Silversea Discoverer

Silversea Cruises
has announced that the company will be adding an additional ship to its fleet in 2014, bringing the total to eight luxury vessels, three of those being expedition vessels.

The line’s new ship shall be christened Silver Discoverer and will enter service in March 2014 after an extensive refurbishment. The 128-passenger Silver Discoverer, formerly Clipper Odyssey, will depart Bail on her maiden voyage on March 1 2014. She will sail 11-day and 17-day itineraries in Micronesia, Polynesia, Russian Far East, Melanesia, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Silver Discoverer will join the line’s other two expedition vessels Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos, the latter which launches in three weeks.

Conrad Combrink, director of expedition cruises, said: "A lot of people see us as a luxury cruise line that offers expeditions, but that isn't the case - we are now one of the leaders in expedition cruises.

"We want people to understand that we are an expedition cruise line that offers luxury, why shouldn't our customers experience luxury while exploring some of the most stunning parts of the world?”

Silver Discoverer will benefit from a fleet of 12 zodiacs as well as a glass bottom boat which will be used for all-inclusive scuba diving and snorkelling trips, a first for Silversea.

Enzo Visone, chief executive of Silversea, said: "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 guess 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."

For more information on Silver Discoverer call one of our experts on 0800 008 6677