Monday 21 November 2016

From on board Silver Discoverer in the Andaman Sea. Day One.

#expeditioncruising . editor, Roderick Eime, is aboard the recently refurbished, Silver Discoverer, in the Andaman Sea.

Deck 4 Explorer lounge
If you are expecting dramatic stem-to-stern upgrades aboard the 1989-built Silver Discoverer, then you will be disappointed. When I boarded in Phuket for voyage 9625 to the Andaman Islands and Myanmar, I was greeted by the familiar face of expedition leader, Louis Justin, who kindly showed me the just-completed improvements.

Returning guests will first notice changes to the public spaces. Meals will now be served in the main dining room and outdoor pool area only – or room service.

Deck 5 Discoverer lounge
The Restaurant on Deck 3 has been brightened and recarpeted with renewed furniture and decor. The cafe-style dining room on Deck 5 (The Discoverer Lounge) has been converted to a day lounge for afternoon teas and quiet relaxation, while the Explorer Lounge on Deck 4 (where lectures are conducted) has had additional seating and AV screens added.

No suites have been refurbished at this stage, but I also understand a great deal of the expense was incurred on technical work while the vessel was dry-docked in Singapore.

When EC travelled aboard her to the wild and windswept Subantarctic, her ocean-going capabilities were fully displayed, so as far as this writer is concerned, Silver Discoverer is a confident and sturdy expedition vessel ready to travel to any part of the globe with guests enjoying the service Silversea is renown for.

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