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19 nights | Silversea Cruises

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19 Night Cruise sailing from Apra to Cairns onboard Silver Explorer.

Unmistakably different from anywhere you might have been before, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea are rich in history and traditional legacies. Immerse yourself in a cultural tour de force during the next 19-days, experiencing diverse cultural traditions as you travel from island to island. From sailing an ocean-going outrigger to enjoying a glorious singsing in Papua New Guinea, this voyage takes interactive travel to a whole new level.

Highlights of this cruise:

Apra, Guam
Guam is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and a rich cultural history. Apra Harbor is a deep-water port located on the western side of the island near the Mariana Islands and the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the earth's oceans, and the deepest location of the earth itself. The port serves both as a U.S. naval station and Guam's main commercial port. The harbour, formed by the Orote Peninsula to the south and Cabras Island in the north, is considered to be one of the best natural ports in the Pacific.

Gaferut (Yap), Micronesia
Gaferut is a rookery island full of nesting birds, and one of the uninhabited islands of the State of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Just 1,500 feet long and 500 feet wide, Gaferut is called Fayo by the Faraulep people of the neighboring atoll some 70 miles to the southwest meaning stone or rock in the Woleaian language.

Lamotrek, Yap, Micronesia
Lamotrek is both a coral atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, and one of the fourteen outlying atolls that partly makeup the island State of Yap, as well as the only inhabited island of the atoll. While the total land area is less than half a square mile, the atoll's reef encloses a lagoon that is 12 square miles in size. The population of Lamotrek is approximately 373, and the residents are accustomed to visitors but still maintain their own culture proudly. Visitors to this small island will be greeted with generosity and friendliness that makes up the essence of the Yapese culture. The village is located on the lagoon side of Lamotrek Island and shows almost as many canoe houses as traditional homes. The lagoon offers snorkeling to see giant clams and, if not on a voyage, the Queen Veronica, the biggest outrigger canoe in the whole Federated States of Micronesia, can be seen.

Satawal (Yap), Micronesia
Satawal is a remote coral island made up of just over 1 km2 of land that is thick with coconut and breadfruit trees. It is home to approximately 500 inhabitants. Archaeologists have not yet agreed about when or how the island Satawal was settled. The people of Satawal are culturally and linguistically related to those of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands. Satawal has a narrow fringing reef and is not frequently visited by outsiders. After World War II, the island was controlled by the United States and administered as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947. Satawal became an official part of the Federated States of Micronesia in 1979. Satawal is famous for its ocean-going canoes and navigators - Mau Piailug was the navigator on the Hokulea.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Rabaul, the former provincial capital, has quite a remarkable location. The town is inside the flooded caldera of a giant volcano and several sub-vents are still quite active today The fumes of the volcano Tavurvur can be seen continually and the town suffered greatly during the last major eruption of 1994 when some 80% of the houses collapsed due to the ash raining down onto their roofs. Rabaul has a Volcano Observatory sitting atop the town's center, monitoring the 14 active and 23 dormant volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.

Dei Dei Hot Springs (Fergusson Island), Papua New Guinea
Fergusson is one of the three biggest and mountainous islands in the Milne Bay Province, and part of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. On Fergusson's south side are the famous Dei Dei geysers - natural hot springs that periodically erupt with vapour steam next to mud pools and a warm stream. The hot springs are still used by locals to cook food in palm frond and pandanus leaf baskets placed into the boiling hot water. Birds in the area include Eclectus Parrots, Yellow-bellied Sunbirds and the endemic Curl-crested Manucode - a bird-of-paradise.

Samarai, Papua New Guinea
Samarai is a tiny island south of Papua New Guinea's southeastern peninsula dwarfed by neighbouring islands. Once a famous trading port and the second-largest settlement in the Territory of Papua (the Australian-administered southern part of what today is Papua New Guinea), Samarai used to be Milne Bay Province's capital until 1968 when administrators were moved to mainland and the town of Alotau. The relocation was necessary as the 29-hectare (72-acre) island was simply overcrowded. With only about 450 residents remaining today, it still is one of the most densely settled islands in Papua New Guinea.

Cairns, Australia
Tourism is the lifeblood of Cairns (pronounced Caans). The city makes a good base for exploring the wild top half of Queensland, and tens of thousands of international travelers use it as a jumping-off point for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef, as well as boating, fishing, parasailing, scenic flights, and rain-forest treks.It's a tough environment, with intense heat and fierce wildlife.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Friday 9th Apr
Apra, Guam, USA
04:00 PM
DAY 2
Saturday 10th Apr
Gaferut Atoll, Yap State, Micronesia
01:00 PM
05:30 PM
DAY 3
Sunday 11th Apr
Yap Islands, Micronesia
08:00 AM
05:30 PM
DAY 4
Monday 12th Apr
Satawal Island, Yap, Micronesia
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 5
Tuesday 13th Apr
Pulap Atoll, FSM
07:30 AM
04:00 PM
DAY 6
Wednesday 14th Apr
Chuuk, Micronesia
08:00 AM
03:30 PM
DAY 7
Thursday 15th Apr
Oroluk Atoll, FSM
09:00 AM
02:30 PM
DAY 8
Friday 16th Apr
Pohnpei Island, FSM
07:00 AM
06:00 PM
DAY 9
Saturday 17th Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 10
Sunday 18th Apr
Nukuoro Atoll, FSM
07:30 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 11
Monday 19th Apr
Kapingamarangi, FSM
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 12
Tuesday 20th Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 13
Wednesday 21st Apr
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
08:00 AM
10:00 PM
DAY 14
Thursday 22nd Apr
Jacquinot Bay, PNG
12:00 PM
05:00 PM
DAY 15
Friday 23rd Apr
Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea
01:00 PM
05:30 PM
DAY 16
Saturday 24th Apr
Tufi Harbour, Papua New Guinea
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 17
Sunday 25th Apr
Fergusson Islands, Papua New Guinea
06:30 AM
11:30 AM
DAY 17
Sunday 25th Apr
Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea
01:00 PM
08:00 PM
DAY 18
Monday 26th Apr
Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea
07:00 AM
01:00 PM
DAY 19
Tuesday 27th Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 20
Wednesday 28th Apr
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
06:00 AM

Select Your Cabin

Please select your preferred cabin and we will provide you with an obligation free quote (no booking is made). Where you see “Price on Request” we will confirm the current price and availability and advise you.

Suite
Twin
Single
Triple
Quad
O1 - Owner's Suite

O1 - Owner's Suite

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O1 - Owner's Suite

O1 - Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony (158 ft² / 15 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room with sitting area
Alarm with iHome docking station
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Writing desk
Illy® espresso machine
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Plush Etro® bathrobe

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Single

Triple

Quad

G1 - Grand Suite

G1 - Grand Suite

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G1 - Grand Suite

G1 - Grand Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony (86 ft² / 8 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Alarm with iHome docking station
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio fourniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room with sitting area
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Writing desk
Illy® espresso machine
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

SL - Silver Suite

SL - Silver Suite

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SL - Silver Suite

SL - Silver Suite

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony.

Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies (30 ft² / 3 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Sitting area with writing desk
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

ME - Medallion Suite

ME - Medallion Suite

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ME - Medallion Suite

ME - Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony (86 ft² / 8 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Vanity table with hair dryer
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer’s table
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VR - Veranda Suite

VR - Veranda Suite

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VR - Veranda Suite

VR - Veranda Suite

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

One bedroom: 206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony (16 ft² / 1,5 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VI - Vista Suite

VI - Vista Suite

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VI - Vista Suite

VI - Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views.
The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VS - View Suite

VS - View Suite

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VS - View Suite

VS - View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
View window
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

EC - Explorer Suite

EC - Explorer Suite

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EC - Explorer Suite

EC - Explorer Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
View window
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

AC - Adventure Suite

AC - Adventure Suite

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AC - Adventure Suite

AC - Adventure Suite

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

One bedroom: 157-167 ft²/14-15 m² with 2 portholes

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Two portholes
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

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The Ship - Silver Explorer

Length 354 ft | Passenger Capacity 144 | Onboard Currency US Dollars (US $)

Silver Explorer Ship

Silversea's purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

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