Explore the picturesque scenery of New Zealand and the pristine, turquoise waters of the Pacific Islands aboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Discoverer, with Silversea's special bonus savings offer.
Departing on 11 February 2016 from Dunedin, New Zealand, Silver Discoverer ports at Akaroa, a designated mammal sanctuary, home to the rarest and smallest dolphins in the world, the Hector's dolphin. This voyage continues onto Kaikoura, a region renowned for its Māori traditions, where guests have the opportunity to join a guided tour through one of the indigenous forests, or hike the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway while learning about the local culture and enjoying the breathtaking coastal views.
Following a day at Resolution Bay and Picton, Silver Discoverer travels across the Tasman Sea arriving in New Plymouth where guests are invited to travel partway up the northern side of Mount Taranaki to visit the Egmont National Park Visitor Centre, housing a comprehensive display of history and ecology.
Leaving the North Island behind, Silver Discoverer spends the next two days at sea, where guests can indulge in Silversea's luxurious onboard amenities and enjoy a fascinating array of expert lectures about the region's history, wildlife and nature. Silver Discoverer then anchors at Norfolk Island, offering an opportunity to explore this remote sub-tropical paradise, before travelling to Ile des Pine and Lifou in New Caledonia, a region teeming with animal life above and below ground,. Porting in the islands of Tanna and Aniwa in Vanuatu, guests can dive or snorkel through pristine waters, explore limestone caves and lush forests or venture up the island's active volcanoes.
This voyage also includes visiting Ambrym Island, Luganville and Champagne Beach, before cruising the Coral Sea to Santa Ana, part of the Solomon Islands. This voyage concludes in Honiara, Solomon Islands with guests disembarking on 27 February 2016.
For bookings made before 31 December 2015, guests will receive 50% off the total fare across all suite categories. This offer has also been extended to solo travellers, making this an ideal voyage for all guests. Prices are per person, starting from AU$8,225 in an Explorer Suite based on double occupancy and from AU$9,048 single 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 ship; an outstanding expedition team of expert guides and lecturers; complimentary WiFi and all gratuities.
As a speciality scuba diving expedition, experienced divers onboard are afforded the opportunity to see the top diving sites of the Asia Pacific and the South Pacific together with Silversea's Expedition Team and Dive Masters. Aboard Silver Discoverer, a team of experts including marine biologists, environmentalists, ecologists and geologists, will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge of the region. The exact days and dive locations are determined by tides, local conditions and the onboard Dive Masters. Space is limited, and guests must prove their requirements of diving certification.
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.