|L-R: Steve Odell, president, Europe and Asia Pacific; Silver Discoverer Captain Luksa Plecas; Godmother Elda Turco Bulgherini; Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio|
A third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, officially joined the Silversea Expeditions fleet during a christening ceremony held at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore.
Silversea's senior executive team and company chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio were on hand to welcome a guest list that included local dignitaries and members of the trade and media from around the world.
Following a blessing, honorary godmother Elda Turco Bulgherini, professor of navigation law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, officially welcomed Silver Discoverer to the Silversea Expeditions fleet by cutting a ceremonial ribbon.
Fresh from a major refurbishment, the 5,218-ton Silver Discoverer has been updated with carpets, upholstery and photography. Up to 120 guests are accommodated in 62 all ocean-view suites, each offering an in-suite bar set-up, refrigerator and a renovated bathroom, enhanced with marble detailing. Each bathroom has a new vanity, walk-in rainforest shower, shelving, mirrors, lighting fixtures and wood flooring. Plus, all suites have been redecorated and outfitted with reupholstered furniture, new flat screen TVs and new mattresses topped with luxurious Pratesi bed linens. Select suites benefit from a small private balcony.
Public areas include a restaurant, main lounge (and lecture room), The Discoverer Lounge (with seating for breakfast and lunch), The Grill (for outdoor dining), an outside bar, and a small swimming pool. An all-new sun deck area has also been added, along with a fitness, beauty and massage room. All public areas have been refitted with either new or reupholstered furniture.
Silver Discoverer will embark on her maiden voyage from Broome to Darwin on April 2, exploring Australia's Kimberley Coast.
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