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Silver Explorer, ex Darwin to Apra

19 nights | Silversea Cruises

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

They may be hard to get to, but the lesser-known islands of Indonesia and Micronesia are well worth it. Experience cultures and traditions that make up the beating heart of the region - get off the beaten track with a Zodiac trip to Agats and (hopefully) meet the reclusive Asmat tribe, learn the near-forgotten art of traditional sailing in Yap and if luck is on our side, swim with harmless whale sharks in Papua New Guinea.

Highlights of this cruise:

Darwin. Australia
Australia's capital of the north is a uniquely tropical city, and a historically isolated outpost of this vast, diverse country. Reaching up towards the equator, a full 2,000 miles from Sydney and Melbourne, the city was named in honour of Charles Darwin by the British settlers who established a frontier outpost here. With a unique history, beautiful islands nearby, and a palette of sizzling Pacific flavours, colourful Darwin is an enchanting and exotic Australian destination. Crocodiles patrol the jungled waterways and tropical rainforests around Australia's gateway to the Top End. Explore via airboat to look down on the veiny waterways of the mist-laced Kakadu National Park. The sounds of chattering birdlife and the gentle splash of fountains and waterfalls will fill your ears in George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Soak it all in, before kicking back and relaxing with a picnic and a crackling barbecue.

Agats (Asmat), Indonesia
The Asmat is a region of nearly inaccessible forested wetland that has long sheltered Asmat tribes from outsiders. The village of Agats is the capital of the Asmat region. The homes, longhouses, shops, schools and religious centers of Agats are all located along elevated wooden and concrete boardwalks in the heart of a dense mangrove thicket. The Asmat Museum is a must-see. Here it is possible to dote over exceptional examples of the Asmat's renowned and vibrant woodcarving traditions. Elaborate displays of ancestor poles, drums, body masks, shields, daggers, and skulls, are reminders that headhunting and cannibalism were practiced here until the 1970s.

Pulau Miossu, Indonesia
Almost totally covered in coconut palm trees, Pulau Miossu is the western and smaller of the two Su Islands. Located at the eastern entrance of the Dampier Strait and within sight of West Papua's north coast, the Su Islands were used for a short time by Allied Forces at the end of WW II to have P-38 fighter planes stationed there. Today, little remains from those days and even the former airfield is covered by vegetation. Pulau Miossu has just a few houses and is occasionally visited to harvest coconut and to enjoy the white sandy beaches and the rich underwater world.

Colonia (Yap), Micronesia
Colonia is the Capital of Yap and the bustling town combines modern times with traditional ways. Most Yapese people today live in modern structures, but several villages have areas with typical meetinghouses and men's houses. Many of these villages exhibit the famous stone money or 'rai.' Although the circular aragonite pieces were used on Yap, most of them actually came from Palau. In a bold undertaking, Yapese men traveled to Palau to quarry the heavy stones and then transport them on rafts or out-rigger canoes back to Yap over roughly 240 nautical miles of open water. The islands of Yap have been governed by various colonial powers. The German administration of the mid-1800s dug a channel through the main island to speed the delivery of produce between the north and south sides. This narrow channel is still used today.

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.

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.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Sunday 21st Mar
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
07:00 PM
DAY 2
Monday 22nd Mar
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 3
Tuesday 23rd Mar
Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia
06:30 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 4
Wednesday 24th Mar
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 5
Thursday 25th Mar
Agats, Indonesia
08:00 AM
overnight
DAY 6
Friday 26th Mar
Agats, Indonesia
12:00 PM
DAY 7
Saturday 27th Mar
Triton Bay, Indonesia
12:30 PM
05:30 PM
DAY 8
Sunday 28th Mar
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 9
Monday 29th Mar
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 10
Tuesday 30th Mar
Auri Islands, Indonesia
06:30 AM
10:00 PM
DAY 11
Wednesday 31st Mar
06:30 AM
02:00 PM
DAY 12
Thursday 1st Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 13
Friday 2nd Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 14
Saturday 3rd Apr
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 15
Sunday 4th Apr
Yap Islands, Micronesia
07:30 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 16
Monday 5th Apr
Yap Islands, Micronesia
07:00 AM
11:30 AM
DAY 17
Tuesday 6th Apr
Woleai Island, French Polynesia
08:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 18
Wednesday 7th Apr
Yap Islands, Micronesia
07:00 AM
05:00 PM
DAY 19
Thursday 8th Apr
Gaferut Atoll, Yap State, Micronesia
06:30 AM
11:00 AM
DAY 20
Friday 9th Apr
Apra, Guam, USA
08:30 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
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Single
Triple
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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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