Silversea Cruises to introduce new ship
Silversea Cruises announced it will be adding an additional ship to its fleet - bringing the total to eight luxury vessels.
The new ship will be called Silver Discoverer, (formerly Clipper Odyssey) and will commence sailing on 1 March 2014 after a major refurbishment. She will sail in South East Asia with a number of departures from Australian ports. Accommodating just 128 guests, the ship will be equipped with 12 Zodiacs and a glass bottomed boat - a first for Silversea - and the third ship in the Silversea Expedition fleet.
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The ship will feature many Silversea signature areas, such as The Restaurant, Lecture Room, The Discoverer Lounge, The Grill, as well as a spa and beauty salon. Guests can choose from five different suite categories - Explorer Suites, View Suites, Vista Suites, Veranda Suites and a Medallion Suite.
Silver Discoverer's inaugural sailings have opened for sale; these include 11-day Kimberley itineraries, 17-day Indonesian cruises and voyages to Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia from Cairns.
For more information or to book please contact The Luxury Cruise Company
View a deck plan here - Silver Discoverer Deck Plan
Silver Discoverer's 2014 voyages:
The Kimberley - Australia's Hidden Treasure - April 2014 - 11 days
Thundering waterfalls, plunging gorges, Aboriginal rock art, deserted beaches and fewer people per square mile than almost any other place on earth - this is The Kimberley. Cruise by Zodiac through an untamed wilderness, searching for eagles and ospreys in the mangroves, and mud flats, and keeping an eye out for saltwater crocodiles. Witness the spectacular tidal change at Montgomery Reef, view King George's towering twin falls plunging over 551 feet, experience the sheer vastness of Mitchell Falls from a helicopter, photograph the spectacular Bungle Bungles with their black and orange bands. Embark in either Darwin or Broome, Western Australia.
Wild Siberia: The Sea of Okhotsk - June 2014 - 19 days
Long closed to Westerners, the Russian Far East is one of the planet's least explored and most remarkable destinations. Here you'll find untouched forests, pristine tundra and vast amounts of wildlife: brown bears for hunting salmon, basking seals and sea lions in the thousands, millions of seabirds breeding and feeding their young. Even whales, including the rare western Grey Whale, have begun to return to the Sea of Okhotsk. From Sakhalin and the western Kamchatka Peninsula to the Kuril Islands, this voyage explores the remote region where nature has exceeded herself, and travellers have only begun to set foot. Highlights included cruising by Zodiac to search for bears, arctic foxes, sea otters, seals, whales and the mighty Steller Sea Eagle; photographing smoking, snow-caped volcanoes; exploring rivers with salmon as they roar through taiga forests and following in the historic wake of legendary explorer, Vitus Bering, the founder of Petropavlovsk. Embark and disembark in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan.
The Many Faces of Indonesia - March 2014 - 17 days
Labelled as "The Country of a Thousand Islands", Indonesia is in fact a country of over 17,000 islands sprinkled across the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Malaysia and Australia. The world's largest archipelago is an astonishingly beautiful nation with its powdery white beaches, sparkling turquoise seas, jade landscapes and misty volcanoes. Highlights of this 17-day voyage include visiting Komodo Island and enjoying close encounters with the world's largest lizard; snorkeling with dazzling tropical fish; and going on a "mock" whale hunt with the whalers of Lamalera.
Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia - November 2014 - 18 days
From Cairns in Australia to Auckland, New Zealand via some of the most remote atolls in the Pacific Ocean. You will experience some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world, as well as participate in local traditional ceremonies and learn about ancient customs. The feet of Zodiac boats enable Silversea guests to visit small islands and atolls simply not possible with larger ships. Among the highlights are the chance to explore the Phoenix Islands protected area in Kiribati, Bora Bora and New Caledonia, the Cook Islands, Kennedy Island also known as Plum Pudding Island in Solomon Islands, Luganville and Champagne Beach in Vanuatu.
Royal Geographical Society
Silversea has an exclusive partnership with the world renowned Royal Geographical Society which today continues its long tradition of supporting scientific research around the globe. This partnership gives Silversea guests exclusive access to in-depth background information and historical archive material about many of the destinations visited by the Silversea fleet. Through the highly qualified Silversea Expeditions staff, guests will benefit from daily briefings to explain the wildlife, nature and geography of destinations visited, supported by RGS material, such as maps and artifacts, as well as their geographical expertise.