Cairns to Balikpapan Asia Expedition Cruise

Set off on a thrilling exploration of Australia and Indonesia. Explore exotic islands and little known reefs teeming with underwater life. Visit Darwin, the hub of Australia’s rugged “Top End”, experience local village life in Pare Pare and get a chance to see the mysterious “Stonehenge of Indonesia”.
Duration
14
Days
Departure
Oct 04
2016
Fares from
US$ 13,350
(per guest)
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Silver Discoverer
  • Voyage 9622
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Included in the cruise fare

  • Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more)
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry
  • Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet
  • Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea
  • Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Free WIFI throughout the ship
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society
  • Enjoy Economy Air roundtrip for $499

Cruise itinerary

An expedition with Silversea is unlike any other form of travel – thrilling, awe-inspiring and humbling all at the same time. Below please find itinerary information about this adventurous expedition.
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Medallion Suite

Medallion Suite 408 ft² / 38m² including a private balcony Deck 6

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DIMENSIONS: 408 ft² / 38m² including a private balcony

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

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  • Teak style balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed, including storage draws
  • Marbled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Choice of Bathroom Amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Wardrobe with personal safe
  • Laundry service
  • Two flat screen televisions with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio/Alarm with Ipod docking station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite 280 ft² / 26m² including a private balcony Deck 6

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DIMENSIONS: 280 ft² / 26m² including a private balcony

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A Silversea signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with patio furniture. Veranda Suites lavishly accommodate three guests.

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  • Teak style balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area with convertible sofa that can accommodate an additional guest up to the age of 14 years old. (Veranda Suites 601, 602, 603, 604 only)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed, including storage draws
  • Marbled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Wardrobe with personal safe
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio/Alarm with Ipod docking station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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Vista Suite

Vista Suite Overall size of 269 ft² / 25m² Deck 6

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DIMENSIONS: Overall size of 269 ft² / 25m²

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

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  • Two large view windows
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed, including storage draws
  • Marbled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Wardrobe with personal safe
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio/Alarm with Ipod docking station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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View Suite

View Suite Overall size of 181 ft² / 16.8m² Deck 4/5

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US$ 14,750
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DIMENSIONS: Overall size of 181 ft² / 16.8m²

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

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  • View window
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed, including storage draws
  • Marbled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Wardrobe with personal safe
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio/Alarm with Ipod docking station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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Explorer Suite

Explorer Suite Overall size of 186 ft² / 17.3 m² Deck 3

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US$ 13,350
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DIMENSIONS: Overall size of 186 ft² / 17.3 m²

Number of guests: Up to 2 guests

As spacious as a Explorer Suite, enjoy the passing scenery through two porthole windows. An enchanting retreat, Explorer Suites exude cosy opulence and a cushy seating area perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.  

Fares from US$ 13,350 (per guest)

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  • Two portholes
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed, including storage draws
  • Marbled bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Choice of bathroom amenities
  • Writing desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe with personal safe
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Radio/Alarm with Ipod docking Station
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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Silver Discoverer

Silversea’s loyal following of adventure travellers can now explore the remote archipelagos of the vast Pacific aboard the sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer cruise ship. She’s the perfect platform for viewing these untamed landscapes, with all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space so that a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins is always within sight. Silver Discoverer’s shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, and with a fleet of 12 Zodiacs, guests can land on isolated shores and explore wetlands and submerged ecosystems, up-close and in-depth

Guests: 120
Crew: 96
Length: 338 Feet / 102.9 Meters

Suites

"Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite. "

Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

Veranda Suite

A Silversea signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with patio furniture.

Veranda Suites lavishly accommodate three guests.

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

Explorer Suite

As spacious as a Explorer Suite, enjoy the passing scenery through two porthole windows.

An enchanting retreat, Explorer Suites exude cosy opulence and a cushy seating area perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore.

 

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Cairns
Cairns
Tuesday Oct 04
6NT PRE-CRUISE: GR. BARRIER REEF & AYERS ROCK Embrace the spectacular natural beauty, history and landmarks of Australia during this unforgettable expedition  Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef.  Discover this breathtaking area of Australia from the luxury and comfort of Longitude 131, including dinner…

Embrace the spectacular natural beauty, history and landmarks of Australia during this unforgettable expedition  Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef.  Discover this breathtaking area of Australia from the luxury and comfort of Longitude 131, including dinner under the stars in the quietest restaurant on earth.  A stopover night in Cairns allows you to get an early start to Hamilton Island.  

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.  

DAY 1 -SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

A Silversea representative meets guests at Sydney’s International Airport and assists with the transfer to the hotel.  The Shangri-La Hotel offers spectacular views of the stunning Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.  Following check-in, the balance of the day is at leisure for independent activities.  Please note that if your flight arrives much earlier than 2:00 pm, you might wish to reserve an additional night to insure immediate check-in upon arrival.

Overnight at the Shangri-La in Sydney

DAY 2 – SYDNEY / AYERS ROCK

Following breakfast this morning at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru).   Upon arrival at Ayers Rock, transfer to Longitude 131, your luxury wilderness camp in Australia’s Red Centre for check-in.

Each of the 15 luxury tents has a white dome roof with flowing fabric draped to create the illusion of camping. But that’s where the illusion ends and the fantasy begins with crisp white linen on king sized beds, controlled blinds revealing the ever-changing colors of Uluru and plush five-star furnishings. The walls of each tent narrate fascinating stories of real outback pioneers.

Enjoy lunch and relax for a while this afternoon in the comfortable surroundings.  Meet in the Dune House two hours before sunset to depart for Uluru, where you take a short walk and learn the story of the Mala Man and then proceed into Kantju Gorge. On arrival at the gorge, refreshments are served ‘inside’ Uluru and you are in an excellent spot to watch the sunset.  Return to the resort approximately 40 minutes after sunset.

On your return, relax in the Dune House over pre-dinner drinks before enjoying a gourmet dinner at leisure. To make this evening a truly special occasion, consider a private dinner by the pool or on the Dune Top (reservations are required and an additional charge applies).

Overnight at Longitude 131 – Ayers Rock

DAY 3     AYERS ROCK

Experience the remarkable changing colours of the entire desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn.  Depart the resort before sunrise to Ayers Rock (Uluru).  As day breaks over Australia’s heartland, the guide discusses the history of this unique area, including the plights of early explorers and their interactions with Anangu, the traditional owners of this spectacular wilderness.

With a greater understanding of one of the world’s truly ancient cultures, walk around the base of Uluru and see for yourself the sites which are so sacred to the Traditional Owners. A walk into the Mutitjulu waterhole offers you a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru. During the walk, the guide points out cave paintings and other relevant sites important to Anangu and the early explorers.

A light breakfast awaits you at the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area before continuing on to the Cultural Centre to learn the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Return to the resort at the end of the morning.  

Lunch is served at the resort and the balance of the afternoon is yours to rest and relax or to engage in some real adventurous sightseeing.  The resort offers several optional excursions including helicopter flights of varying lengths, sighteeing from the seat of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, or perched atop a camel!  These excursions are not included as part of this program, but can be arranged upon arrival at the resort.

This evening, Table 131° offers an unforgettable Outback experience. Dine out on sumptuous fare and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As you arrive to your dinner setting, you are greeted by the sonorous sounds of the didgeridoo while Indigenous performers welcome you with a cultural dance. Feast on three delicious courses complemented with the finest Australian wines at the outdoor dining venue under the stars. Return to the Dune House for complimentary after dinner drinks.

Overnight at Longitude 131 – Ayers Rock

Day 4        AYERS ROCK / CAIRNS

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy some additional free time at the resort before it’s time to check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns.  The remoteness of Ayers Rock makes it impossible to fly straight through to Hamilton Island, so an overnight stopover in Cairns is part of your itinerary.  

Arriving into Cairns, you are greeted by the local Silversea representative and assisted with your transfer to the Shangri-La Marina Hotel.  With its perfect waterfront setting you can stretch your legs with a pre-dinner stroll and admire the yachts sheltering in the marina.

Dinner this evening is on your own account.

Overnight at the Shangri-La Marina – Cairns

Day 5        CAIRNS / HAMILTON ISLAND

Enjoy an early breakfast this morning before your flight to Hamilton Island.  Upon arrival, transfer to the qualia Resort for check-in.   Freestanding and spacious, with expansive waterfront views, the luxury accommodation provided by the Windward Pavilions have a sunny northern aspect and provide four times the living space of a standard hotel room.   Step from the beautifully appointed living room onto the north-facing sundeck to bathe in the private infinity-edged pool.

This afternoon is completely at your leisure to be as active or as relaxed as you please.  The resort offers a variety of optional activities that include golf, sailing, an award-winning spa, and of course snorkeling and diving.

For dinner this evening (on your own account), we recommend the Long Pavilion.  Each elegantly presented dish is a work of art and is complemented by premium Australian and imported wines from the restaurant’s superb sommelier-compiled wine list.

Overnight at the qualia Resort – Hamilton Island

Day 6        HAMILTON ISLAND

Enjoy breakfast this morning before embarking on the optional activities you have selected for today.  Inquire with the concierge team about a personal beach drop off <http://staging.qualia.com.au/Experiences/sailing-boating/beach-drop-offs/Pages/default.aspx> with a picnic lunch. North and West Henning Island are ideal locations for snorkelling.  Paddle a kayak to neighbouring islands, as dolphins play beside you in the waves.  Novice snorkelers can learn to dive on a guided snorkelling safari, take an open-water course dive on an instructor-led scuba-diving adventure, or set sail for the reef on a fully-crewed private charter.   All of these activities (and many more!) should be arranged directly with the resort and are not included in the price of the programme.   Lunch and dinner today are on your own account.

Overnight at the qualia Resort – Hamilton Island

Day 7        HAMILTON ISLAND / CAIRNS

Breakfast is served once again at the Pebble Beach restaurant.  Enjoy some additional leisure time before you check-out and transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairns.  Once there, you are met again by the local Silversea representative and transferred directly to the waiting Silver Discoverer.     Bon Voyage!

  

For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Program Inclusions:

One night stay at the Shangri-La Sydney – Deluxe Grand Harbour View room

Two nights stay at Longitude 131, Ayers Rock – Luxury Tent  

One night stay at the Shangri-La Cairns – Deluxe Marina View room

Two nights stay at qualia – Winward Pavillion

Flights: (all flights are economy class unless otherwise specified): Sydney / Ayers Rock / Carins / Hamilton Island / Cairns  - upgrades to Business Class are available at an additional cost on some flights  

Daily breakfast, four lunches and two dinners (dinners include Australian beer, wine and soft drinks).

All tours and admission fees as per itinerary

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (where appropriate)

Flight Details:

Day Two:  Sydney / Ayers Rock – duration approximately 3.5 hours with a connection in Alice Springs

Day Four: Ayers Rock / Cairns – duration approximately 2.5 hours

Day Five:  Cairns / Hamilton Island – duration approximately 1 hour

Day Seven:  Hamilton Island / Cairns – duration approximately 1 hour

Note: Flight schedules and durations may vary due to changes imposed by the airline  

Luggage Information:

Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Australian flights (maximum 44 lbs. /20 kg).  Guests are responsible for any charges for luggage levied by the airlines.

If there are a minimum of 6 guests participating in this program, arrangements can be made to hold the largest pieces of luggage at the hotel in Cairns.  Guests would travel to Hamilton Island with a small carry-on.  The remaining pieces are transported from the hotel to the pier on the day of embarkation.    If there are fewer than 6 guests participating, all luggage will travel with you and each participant is responsible for any charges imposed by the airline.

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas on a timely basis before cruising.  

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore we do not recommend this tour to those guests with limited mobility or those who rely upon a wheelchair.

Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications that may be appropriate for your state of health.    

Please note:

The Longitude 131 property does not accept guests under the age of 12 years old.

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.

Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program.  Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included. On…

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program.  Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.

On the Trinity Bay waterfront, this low-rise tropical resort successfully blends a modern and energetic look with the best of South Beach and Sydney style.

A crisp clean-lined contemporary look integrates sophisticated urban trends with a sporty yachting sensibility.  Natural stone, suede and leather, chrome and theatrical lighting are used to great effect in the spacious open-plan lobby and throughout the public areas.

NORTH Food & Wine, the hotel’s only restaurant, is also the home of the region’s hippest bar and social center along the boardwalk overlooking the marina. Seafood is featured prominently on the modern Australian menu, and the marina and bay views create one of the most memorable settings for visitors to this part of Queensland.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: HILTON HOTEL CAIRNS Boasting an outstanding waterfront location, the Hilton Cairns Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse wonders of this unique region.  The modern, inviting rooms and suites are luxurious oases of comfort and…

Boasting an outstanding waterfront location, the Hilton Cairns Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse wonders of this unique region.  The modern, inviting rooms and suites are luxurious oases of comfort and convenience, all with spacious balconies. Discover stunning views of Trinity Inlet or Cairns Esplanade and the unique cityscape and blue-green mountain ranges beyond.

Dining choices abound in the acclaimed restaurants: relaxed, al fresco dining at the award-winning Mondo Café Bar & Grill on the waterfront, or visit Donnini’s restaurant offering simply Italian at its best. From an elevated position overlooking the water, the chic Six Degrees Bar and Lounge is the place to meet for a cocktail.

Balikpapan
Balikpapan
Tuesday Oct 18
POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: SHERATON BANDARA (Jakarta) Just three kilometers from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta, Sheraton Bandara Hotel offers a unique five-star, resort-style experience with warm hospitality and the convenience of an airport hotel. Located in the heart of the thriving, cultural…

Just three kilometers from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta, Sheraton Bandara Hotel offers a unique five-star, resort-style experience with warm hospitality and the convenience of an airport hotel. Located in the heart of the thriving, cultural metropolis of Indonesia, the hotel is just a short drive from Jakarta’s central business district. The city’s energy is close by, but the tranquil countryside that surrounds you makes it feel miles away.