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Lautoka Nach Apra

INSELN IM SÜDPAZIFIK expeditionskreuzfahrt Silver Explorer

Melanesien ist mit seinen unglaublich schönen Unterwasserwelten, blauen Lagunen und aktiven Vulkanen ein Inselparadies, das von den meisten Reisenden vergessen wurde. Atemberaubend, faszinierend und vor allem authentisch – man kann nicht anders als von den juwelgleichen Inseln zu schwärmen. Dies ist eine Reise erster Klasse: die Freundlichkeit der Einheimischen, die seltenen Kolonien von Seevögeln, die Unterwasserwelt des kristallklaren Wassers ... sensationell.
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North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and its big processing mill. With a population of around 50,000, it's the only city besides Suva and, like the capital, has a pleasant waterfront. It's the sailing point for Blue Lagoon and Beachcomber Cruises but is otherwise unremarkable for tourists, itself having few hotels and fewer good restaurants. Locals recommend the city as a less-expensive place to shop for clothing, but note that it can take as long as 45 minutes to drive here.

Nabukeru is the largest village located within the grouping of the 20 volcanic islands that make up the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. Until 1987 these islands were closed to land-based tourism and could only be viewed from aboard a vessel. With their clear, aquamarine waters and ecologically diverse tropical, mountainous landscapes, these islands were the location for the filming of the romantic adventure film The Blue Lagoon (both the 1949 and 1980 versions). The islands are famous for the limestone Sawa-i-lau caves, which must be accessed by swimming at low tide through an underwater tunnel.
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.
Pentecost Island is a lush mountainous, tropical island stretching over 37 miles from north to south. It was named after the day on which the first European, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, sighted it on 22 May 1768. There are no towns on Pentecost - most of the islanders live in small villages and grow their own food in small gardens. Local traditions are strong, including the age-old ritual of land diving. This unique ritual was first given international exposure by David Attenborough in the 1950’s. Later, in the 1980’s, New Zealander AJ Hackett used the idea to invent bungee jumping.
Unlike Espiritu Santo with its raised coral reefs and white sand, Ambrym is a volcanically active island with dark sand beaches. Ambrym is known as the island of magic and is the source of five local languages that all evolved on Ambrym. This handful of languages contributes to the well over 100 languages of Vanuatu. Some of Ambrym’s magic takes place in the lush greenery of the local community of Ranon. Here the people perform a very special and traditional ‘Rom’ dance. Participants prepare their masks and costumes in secrecy and the dance is reserved for special occasions.
Paradise Lagoon is located in the southern part of Espiritu Santo, the largest of the 83 volcanic islands that make up Vanuatu. The nation’s highest peak, Mount Tabwemasana (6,165 ft.) is located in the west-central part of the island. In 1606, a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, established a settlement at Paradise Bay. The island boasts an extensive WWII history with many ruins and relics.
Champagne Beach is found in Hog Harbor on Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu. The island got its European name in the early 17th century when Pedro de Quiroz believed he had reached the famous unknown southern land or the “Tierra Australis Incognita.” He called Vanuatu’s largest island, “La Austrialia del Espiritu Santo.” Huge fish poison trees and Alexandrian laurel give cooling shade to the picture-perfect beach and crystal-clear water. The name “Champagne Beach” comes from effervescent bubbles of volcanic origin that are occasionally found in the waters of this stunning spot.
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.
Port Mary is the name of the bay adjacent to Ghupuna, the main village in Santa Ana. A bright white sand beach with huge shade-giving trees runs along the shoreline in front of the tidy village. The houses here are made with local materials and most are built on stilts. Islanders generally welcome visitors with traditional songs and dances performed by members of the three different villages on Santa Ana. Some local people will also set up stands offering souvenirs for purchase.
Roderick Bay is a hidden cove on the northwestern side of Ngela Sule, a small verdant green island, and would be just like hundreds of similar coves in the Solomon Islands were it not for a shipwreck in the shallows of the bay. A small native village is located just around the corner from the ship and the locals offer a friendly welcome. Lianas from shore are beginning to encase the boat’s hull and seem to drag her back towards the forest. Snorkeling around the wreck provides a view of how the hull is now becoming a thriving artificial reef.
Njari is a small island almost entirely covered in trees with just a small sand spit at its eastern end. A labyrinth of reefs and coral heads make an approach only feasible from the north. The small beach invites one to relax, but swimming from the beach is almost impossible as the corals are too close. To enjoy the underwater world one has to enter the water from a small boat, a little distance from the shore, where an amazing array of fish and coral will be visible.
Rabaul, the former provincial capital, has quite a remarkable location. The town is inside the flooded caldera of a giant volcano and several sub-vents are still quite active today! The fumes of the volcano Tavurvur can be seen continually and the town suffered greatly during the last major eruption of 1994 when some 80% of the houses collapsed due to the ash raining down onto their roofs. Rabaul has a Volcano Observatory sitting atop the town’s center, monitoring the 14 active and 23 dormant volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.
Tingwon Island is in Northern Papua New Guinea, located at the tip of a crescent-shaped cluster of islands that arcs to the north of the main island on the eastern side. Although the local inhabitants of Tingwon rarely get visitors from overseas they are quite welcoming when they do, happy to teach about their trading, harvest and fire dancing rituals. The clear turquoise waters surrounding Tingwon are ideal for exploring in a small boat and healthy area reefs offer a stunning diversity of rainbow-hued fish and giant gorgonian sea fans.
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.
Satawal is a remote coral atoll made up of just over 1 km2 of land that is thick with coconut and breadfruit trees. It is home to approximately 500 inhabitants. Archaeologists have not yet agreed about when or how the islands of Yap and Satawal were settled. The people of Satawal are culturally and linguistically related to those of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands. Satawal has a narrow fringing reef and is not frequently visited by outsiders. After World War II, the island was controlled by the United States and administered as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947.
Lamotrek is a coral atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, and one of the fourteen outlying atolls that partly makeup the island State of Yap. While the total land area is less than half a square mile, it encloses a reef that is 12 square miles in size. The atolls are considered somewhat separate from Yap proper, which is made up of three contiguous islands set higher along the Philippine Sea Plate. The population of Lamotrek is approximately 373, and the residents are accustomed to visitors but still maintain their own culture proudly.
Gaferut Atoll is a rookery island full of nesting birds, and one of the fourteen outlying atolls that partly make up the island State of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Just 1,500 feet long and 500 feet wide, Gaferut is called Fayo by the Fareulep people of the neighboring atolls; meaning stone or rock in the Woleaian language. The atolls are considered somewhat separate from Yap proper, which is made up of three contiguous islands set higher along the Philippine Sea Plate.
Guam is blessed with spectacular natural beauty and a rich cultural history. Apra Harbor is a deep-water port located on the western side of the island near the Mariana Islands and the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest part of the earth’s oceans, and the deepest location of the earth itself. The port serves both as a U.S. naval station and Guam’s main commercial port. The harbour, formed by the Orote Peninsula to the south and Cabras Island in the north, is considered to be one of the best natural ports in the Pacific.

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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.

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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

Join us to experience the highlights of Melanesia and Micronesia; the true gems of the regions. Starting in Lautoka, Silver Explorer will sail through Melanesia via Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and will finally visit several little islands in Yap before reaching Guam. This voyage will lead you from underwater wonders to blue lagoons and islands with active volcanoes. Swim and snorkel, watch for dolphins and look for seabird colonies on isolated islands. Hike for panoramic views and study volcanoes at the Volcano Observatory. Meet local communities and prepare to be impressed by the friendliness of the Pacific Islanders. Throughout the voyage, learn about the geology, wildlife and botany of these locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board Expedition Team.

Voyage Highlights:

Yasawa Islands, Fiji –
The lovely Yasawa Islands are entered via the turquoise waters if Buasali Bay. Hilltops of Sawa-i-Lau offer panoramic views, while the swimming or snorkelling in the bay is a highlight as well. Residents offer a warm welcome in the village of Nabukeru.

Pentecost and Ambrym, Vanuatu –
Vanuatu is a nation of contrasts. On Pentecost Island daring young men dive headfirst from a 30-meter tower, connected by lengths of natural vine, in a ceremony meant to welcome the yam harvest. The island of Ambrym is home of the famed “Rom” dance and drawings that were recognized by UNESCO for their cultural significance.

Roderick Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands –
Sandfly Passage leads to Roderick Bay, where huge trees give shade to picture-perfect little beaches. Here lie the remnants of a locally famous shipwreck that nature has begun reclaiming with plants above water and coral beneath. It is possible to snorkel beneath the ruins and see a wide array of sea life, including feather stars, vase sponges and even octopi.

Njari Island, Solomon Islands –
While this is the smallest of the Solomon Island, the rarely visited little Njari Island is a snorkeler’s dream, boasting one of the highest species counts of fish and coral species ever recorded.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea –
Papua New Guinea is rich in natural history as well as historical importance dating back to World War II. Rabaul’s highlights include frenetic local markets, the Volcano Observatory, museums in Kokopo, and panoramic views of Blanche Bay and the Duke of York Islands.

Gaferut, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia –
Gaferut is a tiny uninhabited island in Yap that is a haven for seabirds and turtles. Masked, Red-footed and Brown Boobies, Lesser and Great Frigatebirds, Brown and Black Noddies and White Terns are all residents, making this destination ideal for nature lovers.

Cultural Highlight:

• Visit small island communities to experience Polynesian and Melanesian welcomes
• Witness Vanuatu’s spectacular traditional dances and land diving ceremonies
• Wander a local market in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea with all the sights and smells therein

Wildlife Watch List:

• Birds: Melanesian Scrubfowl, Common White Tern, Lesser Frigatebird, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Brown Noddy, Pacific Reef Heron
• Dolphins
• Underwater: feather stars, colourful nudibranchs, vase sponges, gorgonian fans, lionfish and octopi, reef fish

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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