Silver Discoverer goes off the beaten track
Silversea’s third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, will launch on 2nd April with voyage itineraries that delve deeper into unseen cultures and make remote regions that are relatively untouched by Western influences more accessible.
The ship will sail through Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, East Asia and Russian Far East, Southeast Asia, The Kimberley region of North-West Australia and New Zealand Sub-Antarctic. The new itineraries, which have been created by Silversea’s Director of Expedition Planning & Strategic Development Conrad Combrink, have a specific focus on ports of call that have never before been visited by other cruise lines.
Conrad Combrink has spent the last few years exploring these regions to create the collection of unique and diverse experiences the new ship will offer. During his time in the region he has enlisted the support of native tribes and local authorities to secure future visiting permits exclusively available for Silversea guests.
Speaking about the new itineraries Conrad commented, “Since the launch of the Silversea Expedition product in 2008 we have seen an upward trend for more adventurous travellers who want to see the most remote parts of the world, without giving up on life’s luxuries. Reflective of this, we expanded the expedition fleet to include Silver Galapagos, which launched in September 2013 and also noticed that there were very few expedition vessels operating in the Pacific region. We therefore took the decision to launch Silver Discoverer to offer guests new experiences in more diverse locations such as these whilst still offering Silversea’s high level of luxury onboard.”