Friday 12 June 2015

Uncover Japan’s Southern Islands with Silversea Expeditions


From Samurai legends to Hiroshima, discover Japan’s unique history as Silver Discoverer sails through the stunning southern islands on an 11-day voyage.

Silver Discoverer departs Kobe, Japan on 11 September 2015 and travels through Japanese waters to Okayama before reaching Takamatsu, where she docks for an overnight stay. Here, guests can satisfy their culinary appetite as they learn to make local cuisine and gain an insight into traditional Japanese theatre as they explore Japan’s oldest surviving playhouse, Kanamaruza Kabuki Theatre. This voyage then travels to Hiroshima where guests can stroll through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, before spending the afternoon on the small island of Miyajima, home to the Floating Torii Gate, one of “The Three Most Beautiful Views” of Japan.

Docking at a number of picturesque Japanese islands including Yakushima, Miyako-Jima and Iriomote-Jima, guests uncover the various facets of Japan’s dynamic beauty from its first UNESCO World Heritage Site - the renowned botanical gardens and its pristine beaches to its unique indigenous wildlife of Crested Eagles and Iriomote Wildcats.

Silver Discoverer continues her journey to Taiwan, porting in Hualien, a city boasting scores of historical sites, remnants of immigrant villages, traditional temples and tea plantations. This voyage concludes in Taipei Taiwan with guests disembarking 22 September 2015.

Book this Silversea Expeditions voyage by 30 June 2015 and select a two-category suite upgrade or 50% savings on a second suite.

Prices are per person starting from AU$9,650 in an Explorer Suite based on 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; an outstanding expedition team of expert guides and lecturers; 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

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