Part of its industry-leading ultra-luxury expedition offering, Silversea Expeditions continues to take guests closer to the authentic beauty of the Far East with a number of remarkable itineraries.
The following itinerary sample has been handpicked to illustrate the richness of Silversea Expeditions’ offering in the Far East in 2019:
The Pacific Ring of Fire and Japan
Silver Explorer departs April 29, 2019, on a 13-day cruise from Apra, Guam, to Kobe, Japan. The spectacular itinerary incorporates destinations in the Northern Marianas, as well as Japan’s Chichijima, Tori-Shima, Yakushima, Kyushu, Moji, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, and Okayama. Highlights of this nature-laden voyage include active volcanoes, tranquil gardens and possible sightings of dolphins, whales, green sea turtles, colorful Mariana fruit doves, and much more. The voyage will also visit a host of World Heritage Sites and historic landmarks, shedding light on the history of the final stages of World War II in the Pacific. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $8,280 per guest with early booking bonus.
Land of the Rising Sun
As graceful as a tea ceremony and as modern as a bullet train, Japan and South Korea are treasure troves of soaring castles, ancient temples and cutting-edge architecture that beckon to be explored. Silver Explorer answers the call with this 9-day cruise from Kobe to Busan, departing May 12, 2019. Destinations include Japan’s Okayama, Takamatsu, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Hagi, Sakaiminato, Kanazawa, and Sokcho in South Korea. Standout highlights of this journey include three of Japan’s must-see gardens and South Korea’s Seoraksan National Park. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $7,380 per guest with early booking bonus.
Semi-Circumnavigation of Sumatra and Java
On March 5, 2019, Silver Discoverer departs Yangon for Bali on a 15-day expedition. The itinerary incorporates India’s Port Blair and South Cinque Island, followed by visits to Indonesia’s Banda Aceh, Simeuleu Islands, Nias, Padang, Ujung Kulon National Park, Anak Krakatoa, Karimunjawa, Sumenep, and Probolinggo. On this exciting semi-circumnavigation of Sumatra and Java, guests will have the chance to climb an active volcano, meet indigenous peoples, and sample local food. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $9,450 per guest with early booking bonus.
A Kaleidoscope of Culture and Nature in the Banda and Arafura Seas
This Bali-to-Darwin expedition aboard Silver Discoverer departs March 20, 2019, and spends 16 days exploring the amazing Indonesian islands of Komodo, Ende (Flores), Lamararap, Takpala (Kalabahi), Pulau Tellang, Banda Neira Island, Aiduma and Yamdena, plus Triton Bay and the renowned Asmat region. Guests will be treated to a symphony of unforgettable sights and experiences, including fascinating encounters with local cultures, an insight into intriguing local history, and the chance to witness breath-taking scenery and possible wildlife sightings of the iconic dragons of Komodo. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $11,970 per guest with early booking bonus.
Indonesia by Land and Sea
Sailing June 24, 2019, from Darwin to Bali, Silver Discoverer will spend 15 days exploring a string of Indonesian pearls set within sparkling blue waters: Yamdena Island, Matakus Island, Leti Island, Pulau Maopara, Pulau Tellang, Anano Island, Sulawesi, Borneo, and Java. Guests will have a chance to snorkel in the Coral Triangle, marvel at the underwater wonders of Anano Island, and discover the unique customs of the Torajan people. Another highlight is a visit to Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey to learn of Dr. Biruté Galdikas’ ground-breaking work with orangutans, as well as possible up-close encounters with these intelligent and threatened animals. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $11,160 per guest with early booking bonus.
Showcasing just some of the inimitable experiences on offer, guests on one of the cruise line’s recent expeditions to the Russian Far East enjoyed a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In a spectacular region in which very few ships sail, Silversea’s Silver Explorer enabled guests to enjoy and photograph memorable, up-close encounters with an almost unprecedented array of wildlife. Among the outstanding sightings were breaching orca whales, majestic Steller’s Sea Eagles, basking spotted seals, perching Pelagic Cormorants, and much more.
Cruising in the Far East in 2019, the intimate Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer each accommodate just 144 and 116 guests, respectively. A fleet of Zodiac® crafts provides an unprecedented opportunity for up-close exploration from each ship, while a dedicated Expedition Team of qualified specialists is always on hand to share expert knowledge and insights, providing lectures, workshops, Zodiac trips, and shore excursions – all of which is complimentary.
Aboard Silversea ships, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalized service of a butler. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite 24-hour dining service; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi.