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Easter Island Nach Papeete, Tahiti

INSELN IM SÜDPAZIFIK expeditionskreuzfahrt Silver Explorer

Begleiten Sie uns auf einer Reise, die teilweise die Odyssee der Meuterer auf der Bounty nachvollzieht. Wir beginnen aufgrund ihrer magnetischen Anziehungskraft mit der Osterinsel, besuchen die vier Pitcairn-Inseln und nehmen dann Kurs auf die Gambier- und Austral-Inseln sowie Bora Bora und Tahiti. Vogelkundler werden die Gelegenheit schätzen, seltene endemische Arten sowie große Seevogelkolonien zu beobachten, Schnorchler können die Chance nutzen und erkunden, was vielen anderen verborgen bleibt.
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Discovered (by the Western world) on Easter Sunday, 1722, Easter Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most isolated places on the face of the Earth, some 2,300 miles from the Chilean mainland. Although more Polynesian than South American in character, the 64-square mile island was annexed by Chile in 1888, and is now famous as the world’s largest ‘open air museum’ on account of the Moai, or human-like stone statues, that can be found on the island.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Discovered in 1606 by a Portuguese explorer, Ducie is a small isolated atoll and is the easternmost of the Pitcairn Islands. The island’s most prominent bit of history is the 1881 wreckage of the mail ship Acadia, which ran aground on the island when the lookout mistook the island for a cloud due to its white beaches. Ducie is a mere speck in the surrounding expanse of ocean, uninhabited except for the estimated 500,000 nesting seabirds that reside among the two plant species (Beach Heliotrope and at least one specimen of Pemphis) that grow over seventy percent of the island.
On this remote and uninhabited piece of land – a raised coral island virtually untouched by man – you will get a true sense of how the landscape has appeared for endless years, while gaining an understanding of how natural selection has resulted in Henderson’s primary attraction: four endemic land birds. To protect the rare, natural state of Henderson Island, UNESCO designated it as a World Heritage Site in 1988.
With a total of 56 residents on the island, Adamstown is the capital of the Pitcairn Islands and the only populated settlement, as all of the other Pitcairn Islands are uninhabited (although were populated by Polynesians in the 11th through 15th centuries). Halfway between Peru and New Zealand, Pitcairn was the perfect hiding spot for the famed HMS Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives. Not only had the island been misplaced on early maps of the region, but it can also be very difficult to come ashore as large breakers tend to build up just in front of the small harbour of Bounty Bay.
Named after whaling ship Eno, Oeno Island is a small (0.5 square kilometer) coral atoll and the westernmost of the Pitcairn Islands. This beautiful island is low-lying and rarely visited, with the exception of nearby Pitcairners arriving on their annual holidays. The little island is surrounded by white sandy beaches inside a stunning blue lagoon studded with vegetation. A sand bar, which is constantly undergoing change, is currently unattached to the island.
In the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, Mangareva is the largest island with a population of over 1,200 people.  Most live in the largest village on the island, Rikitea. A high central ridge runs the length of Mangareva peaking with Mt. Duff, which rises over 440 meters from the sea on the island's south coast. The island has a large lagoon sprinkled with coral reefs whose tropical fish helped ancient islanders survive much more successfully than on nearby islands with no reefs. Small ships are able to enter the lagoon of Mangareva.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Raivavae has been described as a smaller and laid-back version of Bora Bora –without the tourists. In addition to strolling the white sand beach of Mahanatoa on one of Raivavae Island’s motu (a local name for a reef islet), it is possible to circumnavigate the island by road to view a marae and lush greenery. All this is surrounded by the quintessence South Sea with its crystal clear waters and coconut palm tree fringes. Snorkelers may enjoy seeing the reef fish at one of the motu while tropicbirds, reef herons, and noddies glide overhead.
Rurutu is well known for her caves and cave dwellers of old. The island is a lifted atoll and the shorelines of steep cliffs are spectacular. The people of Rurutu Island welcome infrequent visitors with their drums beating and families singing in an invigorating welcome ceremony that includes island dancing. An adventure to Ana Ae’o cave may involve a convoy of the famous “Le Truck” vehicles not to mention bamboo-lit flares and native warriors chanting from high in the caves.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Simply saying the name Bora Bora is usually enough to induce gasps of jealousy, as images of milky blue water, sparkling white beaches and casually leaning palm trees immediately spring to mind. The imagination doesn't lie, either, and if you visit, you’ll soon realise this island is every bit as gorgeous as you ever imagined. Thatched wooden huts stand out over shallow, sparkling seawater, with vivid fish swirling just below. Soak up the sun, scuba dive, or simply revel in the opulent luxury of one of the island's many magnificent resorts.

Papeete will be your gateway to the tropical paradise of French Polynesia, where islands fringed with gorgeous beaches and turquoise ocean await to soothe the soul. This spirited city is the capital of French Polynesia, and serves as a superb base for onward exploration of Tahiti – an island of breathtaking landscapes and oceanic vistas. Wonderful lagoons of crisp, clear water beg to be snorkelled, stunning black beaches and blowholes pay tribute to the island's volcanic heritage, and lush green mountains beckon you inland on adventures, as you explore extraordinary Tahiti.

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422 ft² / 39m² mit zwei französischen Balkonen

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² mit privatem balkon

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Veranda Suite

206-216 ft² / 19-20m² mit französischem balkon

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Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18m² mit großem panoramafenster

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View Suite

192 ft² / 18m² mit Fenster

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Explorer Suite

175-190 ft²/16-18 m² mit fenster

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Adventurer Suite

157 - 167 ft² / 14 -15m² mit zwei bullaugen

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  • Geräumige Suiten - mehr als 85% mit privater Veranda
  • Individueller Service - nahezu ein Crewmitglied pro Gast
  • Butler-Service in jeder Suite - alle Gäste werden in gleicher Weise verwöhnt
  • Mahlzeiten mit freier Platzwahl - Essen Sie wann und mit wem Sie möchten
  • Abwechslungsreiche Restaurants – zwanglos, romantisch, regionale Köstlichkeiten und eine Gourmetküche, die durch Relais & Châteaux inspiriert ist
  • Getränke in der Suite und auf dem gesamten Schiff – auserlesene Weine, hochwertige Spirituosen, besondere Kaffeesorten und alkoholfreie Getränke sowie Ihre individuell zusammengestellte Minibar
  • Essen in der Suite und 24-Stunden Zimmerservice – immer kostenlos und immer verfügbar
  • Gehobene Unterhaltung von Livemusik bis zu künstlerischen Shows
  • Fachkundige Lektoren und/oder Kreuzfahrtberater
  • Geführte Zodiac-, Land- und Seetouren sowie Aktivitäten unter der Leitung des Expeditions-Teams
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Silver Explorer

Das Expeditionskreuzfahrtschiff  Silver Explorer wurde von Silversea speziell dafür gebaut, die Gewässer in einigen der entlegensten Regionen der Welt zu befahren, einschließlich beider Polarregionen. Ein verstärkter Rumpf, der im Lloyds Register mit der  Eisklasse 1A für Passagierschiffe eingestuft wurde, ermöglicht dem Expeditionskreuzfahrtschiff Silver Explorer, sich seinen Weg durch die Eisschollen sicher und mühelos zu bahnen. Eine Flotte von Zodiac-Schlauchbooten (12) erlaubt es den Gästen der Silversea Expedition, auch die abgelegensten Orte zu erreichen. Ein fachkundiges Expeditionsteam liefert Einblicke und neue Kenntnisse für jedes unvergessliche Luxus-Kreuzfahrtabenteuer der Silver Explorer.

Suiten

Silverseas Suiten mit Meeresblick gehören zu den geräumigsten der Kreuzschifffahrt schlechthin und beinhalten alle den Service eines Butlers. Wählen Sie Ihre Suite und fordern Sie ein Angebot an - Gäste, die früh buchen, werden mit den besten Preisen und der Möglichkeit, ihre Suite zu wählen, belohnt.

Suiten

Silverseas Suiten mit Meeresblick gehören zu den geräumigsten der Kreuzschifffahrt schlechthin und beinhalten alle den Service eines Butlers. Wählen Sie Ihre Suite und fordern Sie ein Angebot an - Gäste, die früh buchen, werden mit den besten Preisen und der Möglichkeit, ihre Suite zu wählen, belohnt.

Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67m² mit einer privaten Veranda

Warteliste
Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² mit privatem Balkon

Warteliste
Silver Suite

422 ft² / 39m² mit zwei französischen Balkonen

Warteliste
Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² mit privatem balkon

Warteliste
Veranda Suite

206-216 ft² / 19-20m² mit französischem balkon

Warteliste
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18m² mit großem panoramafenster

Warteliste
View Suite

192 ft² / 18m² mit Fenster

Warteliste
Explorer Suite

175-190 ft²/16-18 m² mit fenster

Warteliste
Adventurer Suite

157 - 167 ft² / 14 -15m² mit zwei bullaugen

Warteliste
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Öffentliche Bereiche

Bekannt für kulinarische Exzellenz und innovativen Geist, bieten Silversea Luxus-Kreuzfahrten eine Auswahl an offenen Restaurants Restaurants in der gesamte, sowie mehrere Spezialitäten Veranstaltungsorte an Bord aller Nicht-Expedition Schiffe.

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Unsere Landprogramme (mehrtägig während, vor oder nach der Kreuzfahrt) bieten zusätzliche Möglichkeiten, um mehr von den Highlights und verborgenen Schätzen der Länder, die Sie besuchen, zu entdecken.

Ihre Expedition wird von einer Entdeckung zur nächsten führen. Ein Gratisprogramm besonderer Erlebnisse an Land, in kleinen Gruppen, wird von einem Expertenteam geleitet, sodass sich Ihnen die Länder, die Sie besuchen, vollständig erschließen.

Reisehighlights

Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit Henderson, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and look for the endemic Henderson Reed Warbler, Henderson Fruit-Dove, Henderson Rail and Henderson Lorikeet.
  • Meet the descendants of the famed HMS Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island
  • Swim and snorkel at remote reefs and islands rarely visited
  • Visit Mangareva’s magnificently restored St. Michael’s Cathedral
  • Explore Bora Bora on land and in the water

Day 1 — Easter Island, Chile
Embark the Silver Explorer and depart on your exciting Silversea Expedition — “In the Wake of the Bounty”.
Once you have settled in and before Silver Explorer leaves Hanga Roa, you will attend a mandatory safety drill. During a special sail away party watch as the island’s moai slowly disappear from our view.
This evening enjoy the delights of The Restaurant with the last views of Easter Island as it disappears on the horizon.

Days 2-3 — At Sea
These two days will offer you relaxation after the long voyage to Easter Island. Gather in The Explorer Lounge for staff introductions and briefings on Zodiac safety. The members of the Expedition Team, all knowledgeable experts in their various scientific fields, will present lectures about the rarely visited islands and archipelagoes that we will visit. Topics will include botany, anthropology and ornithology, and prepare you for the adventures to come. As our voyage follows to a certain degree the route of HMS Bounty, our Historian will also describe how our itinerary is connected to the famous breadfruit-expedition of William Bligh and Fletcher Christian.

Other onboard diversions may include photographic workshops, Spa treatments, and a workout in the Fitness Centre.

Day 4 — Ducie Atoll, Pitcairn Islands, UK
Ducie, a small isolated atoll, is the easternmost of the Pitcairn Islands. A mere speck in the surrounding expanse of ocean, uninhabited except for thousands of nesting seabirds that reside among the two plant species (beach heliotrope and at least one specimen of Pemphis) that grow over seventy percent of the island. Bird species we should be able see include Murphy's Petrels, Common White Terns, Great Frigatebirds and Masked Boobies. Few have ever snorkelled on top of the remains of the Acadia, wrecked in 1881, or in the atoll’s lagoon waters. If conditions permit, this will surely be a highlight of the voyage.

Day 5 — Henderson, Pitcairn Islands, UK
We intend to go ashore on this remote and uninhabited raised coral island on its northern shore. Although inhabited by Polynesians a few hundred years ago, Henderson’s isolation has led to its primary attraction: four endemic land birds. The onboard Ornithologist would like to lead a guided nature walk, hoping to spot the flightless Henderson Rail, Stephen’s (or Henderson) Lorikeet, the Henderson Fruit-dove, and the Henderson Reed Warbler. The island is also known to have ten endemic species of plant life. To protect the rare, natural state of Henderson Island, UNESCO designated it as a World Heritage Site in 1988.
If conditions permit, snorkelling off anchored Zodiacs will be offered.

Day 6 — Pitcairn Island, Pitcairn Islands, UK             
Halfway between Peru and New Zealand, Pitcairn was the perfect hiding spot for the famed HMS Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives. Not only had the island been misplaced on early maps of the region, but it can also be very difficult to come ashore as large breakers tend to build up just in front of the small harbour of Bounty Bay. Depending on the sea conditions, we will either go ashore by Zodiac, or will have the privilege to use one of Pitcairn’s longboats.

Our goal is to visit with the islanders, descendants of the Bounty crew, and get a sense of their daily lives, far removed from the rest of the world. Listen to their distinct dialect, a combination of 18th-century English and Tahitian, and explore the island, either on your own or accompanied by one of our experts. We plan to visit the museum, the cemetery, the school and will hike towards Fletcher Christian’s cave. Birders should be on the lookout for the endemic Pitcairn Reed Warbler, while stamp collectors will certainly want to purchase a few of the coveted Pitcairn Island stamps to keep as reminders of their visit to this remote island. Pitcairn Island cook books, hand-carved replicas of the Bounty, walking canes, and other souvenirs will be set up at Adamstown’s meeting ground next to the church and post office.

Day 7 — Oeno, Pitcairn Islands, UK
Located 120 kilometres northwest of Pitcairn, Oeno is a beautiful low-lying island rarely visited. Oeno used to be the island Pitcairn Islanders went to on their ‘holidays’. The little island is surrounded by white sandy beaches inside a lagoon. A sand bar, which is constantly undergoing change, is currently unattached to the island. The island is home to a number of seabirds -such as Murphy's Petrels, Sooty Terns and Brown Noddies.
Access to the island is quite limited, as the currents close to the channel leading to the island can be quite strong and one has to carefully navigate around the many coral heads.

Day 8 — Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
Mangareva is the main island of the Gambier Islands and together with Taravai, Akamaru, Aukena and several smaller islands is the visible part of an old volcano.
Before the large lagoon had been used for black pearl farming, local divers brought up black-lip pearl oysters for their mother-of-pearl and used them for trade. Mangareva is known as the cradle of Catholicism in French Polynesia and in the mid-19th century St. Michael’s Cathedral was built using large amounts of mother-of-pearl shells to decorate the altar. The building has recently been renovated and to see the workmanship of the locals we will visit the church. The church is still involved in teaching students how to engrave mother-of-pearl shells and we intend to visit their workshop.   
If possible, we will visit a pearl farm and can swim and snorkel in the lagoon.

Days 9-10 — At Sea
As the Silver Explorer travels towards the Austral Islands, we will learn about the residents of these remote islands –not only humans, but also plants and animals.
When not attending a lecture or relaxing on the Sun Deck, get help from the onboard Photographer during a workshop or contemplate the wide expanse of the South Pacific while Silver Explorer will sail in a westerly direction to reach Raivavae.

Day 11 — Raivavae, Austral Islands, French Polynesia
Our first stop in the Austral Islands has been described as a small and laid-back version of Bora Bora –without the tourists. We will land on Raivavae’s north shore to semi-circumnavigate the island by local bus. A stop will be made at a marae where one of the few tiki carved on Raivavae can still be seen in a private garden. Once past the airport –which had to be built in the lagoon because there was not enough flat space on land- we will come to meet our Zodiacs again on the southeast side to be transferred across the lagoon to Motu Vaiamanu. This is the typical South Sea paradise one expects: crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, pandanus and coconut palm trees, with reef fish for snorkelers to enjoy and tropicbirds, reef herons, noddies and the occasional shorebird for our birders. If you just want to relax on the beach listen to the local musicians and taste some of the local delicacies prepared for you.

Day 12 — Tubuai
Tubuai is the administrative centre for the Austral Islands, but is probably best-known for the role it played in the selection of a home for the Bounty mutineers before they finally landed on Pitcairn. We will get to see where the mutineers’ settlement Fort George was meant to be built –only impressions of the moat are still visible- and will see two of the important marae (ancient ceremonial sites).
If you want some exercise, a guided walk of some 7km will cross the island and even a strenuous hike to the top of the island (some 422 metres above sea level) could be done if it has not rained.

Day 13 — At Sea
Join our experts in The Explorer Lounge for the final fascinating lectures about French Polynesia and attend a briefing on the variety of activities that will be on offer while in Bora Bora and other important information needed to make the most of your time ashore.

Join our Videographer to view the video presentation of our journey so far. Tonight the Captain would like to invite you to his Farewell Cocktail Reception and the Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef have prepared a special Farewell Dinner.

Day 14 — Bora Bora, Society Islands
No superlatives can adequately describe the spectacular beauty of Bora Bora's emerald-green hills and tranquil sapphire-blue lagoons. Silver Explorer will enter the narrow channel into the lagoon at dawn. Be out on deck to watch the sun rise behind Mount Pahia and Otemanu and look for dolphins playing at the entrance to the lagoon.
Select from a variety of excursions and activities today. Enjoy a leisurely, open-air ‘le truck’ tour of Bora Bora’s highlights: ancient marae stone temples, the Faanui Protestant Church, scenic lookout points with spectacular vistas of the lagoon and distant islands, old WWII remnants and popular Matira Beach. Sample local fruits and watch a pareo (sarong) demonstration before returning to the ship.

Alternatively, climb into a specially designed, open-air, off-road vehicle, to circle the island and visit some of its most dramatic sites that are only accessible by four-wheel drive. Veer inland following a trail that leads up the mountain to an amazing 360-degree panorama. From this height, you can view Bora Bora’s breathtaking multi-coloured lagoon. See canons remaining from the American’s presence during WWII.  

If you would like to see Bora Bora’s underwater world, a snorkel safari permits you to swim with rays and with reef sharks.

 Day 15 —Papeete, French Polynesia
After breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer.

Please note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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