Silver Discoverer sets off on first Australian cruise

Silversea Cruises has celebrated its 20th anniversary with the debut of its newest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer.

The ship departed on her inaugural voyage from Broome yesterday for a 10-day Kimberley cruise with some 120 guests on board.

As part of the journey, cruisers will experience the Kimberley’s towering waterfalls, wildlife-rich wetlands and Aboriginal rock art painted over 20,000 years ago.

She will also make a call  at Indonesia’s Leti Island before the journey concludes in Darwin on 12 April.

General manager and director of sales and marketing in Australasia, Karen Christensen said the line celebrated its 20th anniversary on the same day the new ship started the inaugural voyage.

“It seems only fitting that this latest addition to our fleet will be sailing to what are arguably some of the world’s most remote, most pristine, and least explored regions,” she said.

As part of her inaugural season, Silver Discoverer will visit many of the Pacific Ocean’s most isolated corners including Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Melanesia, East Asia, the Russian Far East, New Zealand, and the Sub-Antarctic Islands.

In 2015, Polynesia will join the schedule, in addition to other new Pacific destinations, such as the remote Phoenix Islands Protected Area in Kiribati.

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