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Silversea Cruises has officially christened its third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, ahead of her first visit in Australia.

The ceremony took place at Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore, with a traditional Chinese lion dance performance and Punjabi dancers.

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 Expedition Fleet by cutting a ceremonial ribbon.

Senior executive team and company chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio said the ship will used to sail in remote destinations.

Silver Discoverer will take our guests to places where few people have ever set foot – offering incredible opportunities not just for travel and learning, but for life-enriching cultural experiences,” he said.

Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio with Chinese Lion dancer

Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio with Chinese lion dancer. Image: Silversea Cruises

The 120-passenger ship recently completed major refurbishment, which included an update to the ship’s carpets and upholstery.

Silver Discoverer has 62 ocean-view suites, each featuring an in-suite bar, refrigerator, renovated bathroom, rich marble detailing, walk-in rainforest shower and new flat screen TVs.

Public areas on board include a restaurant, main lounge, The Discoverer Lounge for breakfast and lunch and The Grill for outdoor dining, an outside bar and a small swimming pool. An all-new sun deck area has been added, along with a fitness, beauty and massage room.

On 2 April, the ship will embark on her maiden voyage from Broome to Darwin, where she will explore Australia’s Kimberley Coast.

Click here for more images from Silver Discoverer’s christening.

This week, Travelmarvel also christened two new ships, and Viking River Cruises christened 16 ships last week.