This voyage, through one of the most beautiful parts of the world, offers guests world-class diving and snorkeling opportunities, an abundance of exotic wildlife and exquisite landscapes, including rocky hillsides, lush lagoons, active volcanoes and coral reefs.
Departing Auckland on 8 February 2015, Silver Discoverer will sail through New Zealand's Bay of Islands, a subtropical micro-region renowned for its stunning beauty and history. Sailing through the vast South Pacific Ocean, Silver Discoverer will visit Norfolk Island, a birdwatchers paradise that is home to unique populations such as White-Chested and Slender-Billed Norfolk Parakeets, Norfolk Gerygones and Wedge-Tailed Shearwaters.
Continuing her journey north, Silver Discoverer will sail to New Caledonia, visiting Îles des Pins and Lifou. This part of the world is filled with rugged mountains, exquisite white-sand beaches and diverse animal life. Divers will witness the incredible coral reefs, teeming with brightly coloured marine life. Silver Discoverer will then voyage to the archipelago of Vanuatu, with ports of call including Tanna, Ambrym Island, Champagne Beach and Luganville – a popular dive site featuring WWII wrecks that lie on the ocean floor. A unique and stunning part of the South Pacific, Vanuatu is well known for its active volcanoes, lush vegetation and incredible history. Cruising to the Solomon Islands, Silver Discoverer will explore Tikopia, Utupua Island and Santa Ana Island, before voyaging to Honiara, with guests disembarking on 21 February 2015.
Prices are per person starting from AU$10,350 in an Explorer Suite, double occupancy. Silversea Expeditions' fares include: all shore and Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader; all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus inspired by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ships; and all gratuities.
This voyage is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com/expeditions
Photo credit – Tanna © 2013 Vanuatu Tourism Office