Silversea Expeditions continues to take guests closer than ever to the authentic beauty of the Far East with a number of remarkable 2019 itineraries. As part of its industry-leading ultra-luxury expedition offering, Silversea is providing guests with the opportunity to visit every corner of Asia, travelling to the most exotic and remote locations with an endless array of possibilities.
Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Expeditions and Experiences, explains that each of Silversea’s itineraries in the Far East is designed to take guests closer to the region’s authentic beauty, unlocking incredible moments in the world’s most beautiful destinations.
“Rich cultural experiences are complemented by fascinating historical insights and rare encounters with wildlife, which deliver truly enriching travel adventures in this incomparable part of the world. With each step of the journey, Silversea’s leading expedition experts are on hand to provide interesting information on the visited destinations and the animals that inhabit them. There is no better way to immerse oneself in the delights of the Far East than a Silversea voyage” said Combrink.
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 on 29 April 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 include active volcanoes, tranquil gardens and possible sightings of dolphins, whales, green sea turtles and colourful Mariana fruit doves. A host of World Heritage Sites and historic landmarks also provide a history of the final stages of World War II in the Pacific. Early Booking Bonus fares start from AUD$9,450* per guest, based on double occupancy in an Adventurer Suite.
Land of the Rising Sun
Silver Explorer departs on 12 May 2019 on a 9-day cruise from Kobe to Busan. Destinations include Japan’s Okayama, Takamatsu, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Hagi, Sakaiminato, Kanazawa, and Sokcho in South Korea. Standout highlights include three of Japan’s must-see gardens and South Korea’s Seoraksan National Park. Early Booking Bonus fares start from AUD$7,920* per guest, based on double occupancy in a Explorer Suite.
Semi-Circumnavigation of Sumatra and Java
On 5 March 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 have the chance to climb an active volcano, meet indigenous peoples, and sample local food. Early Booking Bonus fares start from AUD$11,340* per guest, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite.
A Kaleidoscope of Culture and Nature in the Banda and Arafura Seas
This Bali-to-Darwin expedition aboard Silver Discoverer departs on 20 March 2019 and spends 16 days exploring the amazing Indonesian islands. Guests can discover Komodo, Ende (Flores), Lamararap, Takpala (Kalabahi), Pulau Tellang, Banda Neira Island, Aiduma and Yamdena, plus Triton Bay and the renowned Asmat region. Guests can also enjoy fascinating encounters with local cultures, an insight into intriguing local history, and the chance to witness breath-taking scenery and possible sightings of the iconic Komodo dragons. Early Booking Bonus fares start from AUD$14,670* per guest, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite.
Indonesia by Land and Sea
Sailing from Darwin to Bali on 24 June 2019, Silver Discoverer spends 15 days exploring a string of Indonesian pearls including: Yamdena Island, Matakus Island, Leti Island, Pulau Maopara, Pulau Tellang, Anano Island, Sulawesi, Borneo, and Java. Guests have the chance to snorkel in the Coral Triangle, marvel at the underwater wonders of Anano Island, and discover the unique customs of the Torajan people. A visit to Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey allows guests to learn of Dr. Biruté Galdikas’ ground-breaking work with orangutans, including possible up-close encounters with the intelligent and threatened animals. Early Booking Bonus fares start from AUD$14,310* per guest, based on double occupancy in an Explorer Suite.
Aboard Silversea ships, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalised 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.
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