Silver Discoverer Ship Review

Silver Discoverer, at anchor off Australia's Kimberley Coast. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders
Silver Discoverer, at anchor off Australia’s Kimberley Coast. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Ultra-luxury cruise operator Silversea, renowned for its prestigious ships and exotic locations, now sails to even more remote and stunning destinations with the arrival of its newest expedition ship, the 128-guest Silver Discoverer.

See Silver Discoverer Is Christened In Singapore As Silversea Cruises Celebrates 20 Years

Aboard Silver Discoverer, guests will be able to explore remote areas of Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia in addition to the Russian Far East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia, including one of its hidden treasures, the Kimberley. This vast area in North West Australia is three times the size of England and three-fifth the size of Texas.

Introducing, Silver Discoverer

Introducing, Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer at Marina Bay Cruise Terminal. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

On Silver Discoverer

On Silver Discoverer

In Singapore, christening Silversea Expeditions' third vessel, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Veranda Suite, Silver Discoverer

Veranda Suite, Silver Discoverer

Veranda Suite Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Introducing, Silver Discoverer

Introducing, Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

New carpet colors, Silver Discoverer

New carpet colors, Silver Discoverer

A new color scheme: blue carpets instead of red on Silver Explorer . © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Deck 5 corridor, Silver Discoverer

Deck 5 corridor, Silver Discoverer

The view down Deck 5 corridor on Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

View Suite,, Silver Discoverer

View Suite,, Silver Discoverer

View Suite, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

Explorer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

In Singapore, christening Silversea Expeditions' third vessel, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Conrad Combrink, Silver Discoverer

Conrad Combrink, Silver Discoverer

Conrad Combrink, director expedition cruises. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Bridge Deck, Silver Discoverer

Bridge Deck, Silver Discoverer

On Bridge Deck. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis showing Silversea's commemorative bottle of Prosecco, specially made — and served throughout the fleet — for Silversea's 20th anniversary this year. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Local specialities, Silver Discoverer

Local specialities, Silver Discoverer

Local specialities will be on the menu. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

The Discoverer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

The Discoverer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

The Discoverer Lounge. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

The Discoverer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

The Discoverer Lounge, Silver Discoverer

The Discoverer Lounge. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis, Silver Discoverer

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis, Silver Discoverer

Culinary Director Rudi Scholdis in the main dining room. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Enlarged fitness center, Silver Discoverer

Enlarged fitness center, Silver Discoverer

An expansive gym, with views, on the top deck. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Pool, Silver Discoverer

Pool, Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer has an aft pool, perfect for cooling off in warm climates. The new vessel also features Silversea's Signature outdoor dining venue, The Grill. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Corridor Silver Discoverer

Corridor Silver Discoverer

Many of the framed photographs were taken by Silver Discoverer expedition team. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer

Medallion Suite, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Veranda Suite, Silver Discoverer

Veranda Suite, Silver Discoverer

Veranda Suite Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Reception Desk, Silver Discoverer

Reception Desk, Silver Discoverer

Reception Desk, Silver Discoverer. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

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In March 2014, the small-sized ship, the eighth in Silversea’s fleet, became part of the Silversea Expeditions fleet, which already included Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos. Since launching in 2008, Silversea Expeditions has established itself as the world’s leading, ultra-luxury expedition cruise line enabling guests to view extraordinary scenery; get closer to marine life and wildlife; as well as viewing first-hand some of the world’s last wildernesses in a manner that is sympathetic to the environment. All this is offered aboard authentic expedition ships with some of the world’s leading expedition experts.

Silver Discoverer underwent a major refurbishment prior to entering service in March of 2014. Accommodations consist of five suite categories. She can accommodate up to 128 guests and has extensive facilities on board including 12 Zodiac boats and a glass-bottom boat for unique exploration of marine life; 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. She measures 5,218 tons, is 338 feet long and 51 feet wide.

Guests will benefit from the huge knowledge and experience of the highly qualified Silversea Expeditions team consisting of 11 experts, from expedition leaders, divemasters and marine biologists to historians, geologists and naturalists.

Check out our full, deck-by-deck photo tour of Silver Discoverer.

...but up-close she is anything but small. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders
Luxurious expedition adventures in the Pacific Ocean aboard Silversea’s Silver Discoverer. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

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