Tuesday 25 July 2017

Silver Explorer heading to west coast of the Americas


In 2018 Silversea Expeditions' Silver Explorer will debut a unique collection of voyages through the Americas, tracing a path north from Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, all the way up the Pacific coastline to the multicultural vibrant hub of Vancouver.

Each of the seven new expedition voyages will offer unique opportunities for discovery and adventure in destinations overflowing with ancient history, stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife. Led by a team of experienced expedition specialists, many with advanced degrees in their fields, guests will enjoy enriching, immersive explorations designed to expand their global perspective.

"These new and exciting expeditions offer the modern-day traveller a chance to rediscover the naturally stunning and historically interesting west coast of the Americas," said Conrad Combrink, Silversea's Vice President of Expedition Planning and Strategic Development. "Each unique expedition will offer a wide variety of exploration activities -- from discovering rich marine ecosystems by Zodiac, cruising historically important rivers or exploring volcanoes, to hiking in rainforests, discovering prolific wildlife and savouring incredible cuisine. Our selection of expeditions along the west coast of these two great continents are designed to impress, and will leave even the most intrepid traveller longing for more."

Highlights of each unique and memorable adventure include:

Ushuaia to Valparaiso, 14 Days, February 25 - March 11 (Voyage 7804)

Travelling from the "End of the World" to the "Jewel of the Pacific," guests will discover a remarkable medley of landscapes: from the steep streets and jumbled buildings of Ushuaia, to the expansive lakes, glaciers, mountains and fjords of Patagonia.

Valparaiso to Callao (Lima), 10 Days, March 11 - 21 (Voyage 7805)

Discovering the very best of South America, guests will marvel at some of world's most spectacular scenery on this 10 day voyage. A complimentary excursion will fly guests high above the mysterious Nazca Lines, while local boat excursions to the Ballestas Islands will provide the opportunity to spot cormorants, blue-footed boobies, terns, pelicans and Humboldt penguins.

Callao (Lima) to Fuerte Amador (Panama City), 14 Days, March 21 - April 4 (Voyage 7806)

Four new destinations are waiting to be explored on this brand new voyage: Puerto Quepos, renowned for its varied fauna; Golfo Dulce, often referred to as Costa Rica's wonderland of biodiversity; Isla de Coiba, Panama's prison turned paradise island; and Panama City, Central America's cultural hub and cosmopolitan capital. A river adventure through Panama's legendary Darién Jungle will also reveal one of the world's most diverse ecosystems.

Fuerte Amador (Panama City) to Puerto Quetzal, 12 Days, April 4 - 16 (Voyage 7807)

Travelling along the Pacific coast of Central America, exceptional nature, fascinating history and remote communities will be encountered. Guests will delve deep into mysterious jungles full of exotic plants, rare wildlife and indigenous people rarely seen by the outside world. Guests will discover the splendid colonial architecture of Nicaragua and the serene coasts of El Salvador on this true voyage of wonder.

Mazatlán to San Diego, 11 Days, April 21- May 2 (Voyage 7808)

The Sea of Cortez is home to UNESCO protected biospheres which include a wealth of marine mammals including whales, dolphins and sea lions. This narrow sea is fringed by remote islands, vast canyons and deep arroyos where explorers will encounter endemic iguanas, songbirds and jackrabbits. The rugged rocky coastlines are covered with a variety of cacti and succulents and are rich with seabirds, including the charismatic blue-footed booby.

San Diego to Vancouver, 11 Days, May 2 - 13 (Voyage 7809)

This journey is rich in Americana – travelling up the West coast to Monterey, guests will encounter the inspirational coastline of Big Sur before heading to San Francisco with her iconic bridge and fabled bohemia. Guests will explore stunning national parks and have the opportunity to hike along Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier as well as visiting small and truly authentic towns in the Pacific Northwest, experiencing life as it used to be.

Vancouver to San Francisco, 9 Days, May 13 - 22 (Voyage 7810)

With the towering redwoods of Eureka overhead and flanked by the fertile wooded hillsides of Astoria, this American odyssey is a west coast adventure that is truly awe-inspiring. Two new destinations of Anacortes and Cypress Island offer exceptional whale watching opportunities, while the quiet sophistication of Olympia and Mount Rainer offer soaring views and a picturesque landscape.

Silver Explorer offers a comfortable, intimate and convivial onboard lifestyle where guests can feel at home as they explore secluded realms. On board highlights include ocean-view suites, gourmet cuisine, personalised butler service, and a generous selection of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet, and at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per guest every day.


Book by August 31st and enjoy free economy class air roundtrip or get AU$3,000 savings per suite* on select voyages for Business Class flights booked through Silversea.

*Applicable only for double occupancy suites. Single-occupancy suites will receive savings of AU$1,500. Click here for more information.

For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 (Australia), or visit http://www.silversea.com

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