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Silver Explorer, ex Cairns to Lautoka

16 nights | Silversea Cruises

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Overview

16 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Lautoka onboard Silver Explorer.

If the Great Barrier Reef was not already on your bucket list, then it is now. Join us as we follow the coral south to Middleton Reef and deep dive - literally - into an underwater world of prismatic beauty. If all the subaquatic activity gets too much for you, then you'll enjoy the spectacular traditional dances on Vanuatu's black-beached terra firma. A tale of islands in the blue, this is a true voyage to the ends of the earth.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

Whitsundays (Hardy Reef), Australia
Hardy Reef is one of the many thousands of small reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef and lies just off the Whitsundays coast of Australia. The coral wall of Hardy is home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life. Hundreds of fish species here will surprise and delight. Visitors have specific protected areas where they can swim and snorkel and marvel at the many underwater wonders, amongst them the giant groupers. There are other reef options in the area for swimming and snorkelling in the best possible location based on sea conditions.

Capricornia Cays National Park, Australia
The Capricorn Group and Bunker Group are two groups of islands and reefs extending parallel to Queensland's coast some 80 kilometers northeast of Gladstone. These two groups are protected as the Capricornia Cays National Park. At the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the beauty of the Capricorn-Bunker group of islands was one of the reasons the Great Barrier Reef was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area in 1981. The natural integrity of the heavily vegetated cays contrasting with the blue reef waters and white coral sands is visually impressive, but these cays and islands are also important for seabirds and turtles. The park contains the most important offshore loggerhead turtle rookery on Australia's east coast and research stations on Heron Island and One Tree monitor the conditions on land and in the sea.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Inyeug Island, better known as Mystery Island, is part of the Tafea Province of Vanatu, the southernmost collection of islands. This is a picturesque island with large rounded cliffs jutting from the water. The cliffs create protected lagoons with some of the lightest, clearest waters in the world. The island is, with the exception of an airstrip used twice weekly, made up entirely of beaches and reefs. This place is ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling in the tranquil waters, where many diverse tropical fishes hide between the corals.

Waisisi (Tanna), Vanuatu
Waisisi is a bay and a village located on Tanna's eastern shore. The black sandy beach - an indication of the volcanic activity of the island- and the lush forest belie the fact that this has been an important site in the White Sands region. A famous war was fought here and a tree planted to mark the end of it can still be seen. This area is also home to the John Frum Cargo Cult. Waisisi will be the gateway to see Mount Yasur -the most accessible explosive volcano in the world. Locals believe their spirit god dwells in there so it is a sacred place to the local tribes. The volcanic firework display at sunset is awe-inspiring.

Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Unlike Espiritu Santo with its raised coral reefs and white sand, Ambrym is a volcanically active island with dark sand beaches. Ambrym is known as the island of magic and is the source of five local languages that all evolved on Ambrym. This handful of languages contributes to the well over 100 languages of Vanuatu. Some of Ambrym's magic takes place in the lush greenery of the local community of Ranon. Here the people perform a very special and traditional 'Rom' dance. Participants prepare their masks and costumes in secrecy and the dance is reserved for special occasions.

Lautoka, Fiji
North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and its big processing mill. With a population of around 50,000, it's the only city besides Suva and, like the capital, has a pleasant waterfront. It's the sailing point for Blue Lagoon and Beachcomber Cruises but is otherwise unremarkable for tourists, itself having few hotels and fewer good restaurants. Locals recommend the city as a less-expensive place to shop for clothing, but note that it can take as long as 45 minutes to drive here.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Friday 10th Sep
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
05:00 PM
DAY 2
Saturday 11th Sep
Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
01:00 PM
05:30 PM
DAY 2
Saturday 11th Sep
Hardy Reef, Queensland, Australia
10:30 PM
DAY 3
Sunday 12th Sep
Hardy Reef, Queensland, Australia
10:00 AM
DAY 3
Sunday 12th Sep
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
02:30 PM
06:30 PM
DAY 4
Monday 13th Sep
Percy Isles, Queensland, Australia
06:30 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 5
Tuesday 14th Sep
Great Barrier Reef & Coastal Islands, Queensland, Australia
07:00 AM
05:30 PM
DAY 6
Wednesday 15th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 7
Thursday 16th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 8
Friday 17th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 9
Saturday 18th Sep
Norfolk Island
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 10
Sunday 19th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 11
Monday 20th Sep
Mystery Island, Vanuatu
07:00 AM
11:30 AM
DAY 11
Monday 20th Sep
Aneityum, Vanuatu
12:30 PM
09:00 PM
DAY 12
Tuesday 21st Sep
Tanna and Aniwa Islands, Vanuatu
07:00 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 12
Tuesday 21st Sep
Tanna and Aniwa Islands, Vanuatu
02:30 PM
09:30 AM
DAY 13
Wednesday 22nd Sep
Makura Island, Vanuatu
12:00 PM
05:30 PM
DAY 14
Thursday 23rd Sep
Ambrym Island Vanuatu
06:30 AM
11:00 PM
DAY 15
Friday 24th Sep
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 16
Saturday 25th Sep
Sawa-I-Lau Island, Fiji
09:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 17
Sunday 26th Sep
Lautoka, Fiji
07:00 AM

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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

Twin

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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