Silversea Expeditions recently celebrated 10 years in luxury expedition cruises. The company will continue its legacy in 2019 by taking guests closer to the authentic beauty of the Far East with destinations ranging from the Russian Far East to Indonesia.
“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,” says Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Expeditions and Experiences.
Cruising in the Far East in 2019, Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer accommodate 116 and 144 guests, respectively. A fleet of Zodiac crafts provides opportunity for up-close exploration from each ship, while a dedicated Expedition Team of qualified specialists is always on hand to share knowledge and insights, providing lectures, workshops, Zodiac trips, and shore excursions – all of which is complimentary.
The following itinerary sample showcases some of Silversea Expeditions’ offerings 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 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 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
Silver Explorer will host a 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. Highlights of this journey include three of Japan’s 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 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 Indonesian islands of Komodo, Ende (Flores), Lamararap, Takpala (Kalabahi), Pulau Tellang, Banda Neira Island, Aiduma, and Yamdena, plus Triton Bay and the Asmat region. Guests will take part in many experiences including encounters with local cultures, an insight into intriguing local history, and the chance to witness scenery and possible wildlife sightings of the 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 Indonesia. Ports of call include 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 and discover the customs of the Torajan people. Another highlight is a visit to Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey to learn of Dr. Biruté Galdikas’ work with orangutans, as well as possible up-close encounters with these animals. Early Booking Bonus fares start from $11,160 per guest with early booking bonus.