Silversea Adds New Ship to Expedition Fleet

September 10, 2013

(8:00 a.m. EDT) -- Silversea will add an eighth ship to its fleet and a third to its expedition fleet, Silver Discoverer in March 2014.

The 128-passenger ship -- the former Clipper Odyssey -- will be deployed in remote regions of the world including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, the Russian Far East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia, including one of its hidden treasures, the Kimberley.

The 5,218-ton ship is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, before joining Silversea on March 1, next year. The small-sized ship will become part of the Silversea Expedition fleet, which includes Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos.

Silver Explorer will have five suite categories. It will have extensive facilities onboard including 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat; a swimming pool; a gym and beauty salon; a restaurant and pool grill; a lecture room for in-depth stories and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge.

The Silversea Expeditions team will be onboard, consisting of 11 experts, from expedition leaders, dive masters and marine biologists to historians, geologists and naturalists.

Enzo Visone, CEO 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 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."

--by Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor