Silversea Luxury Cruises À Atiu

Northeast of Rarotonga Atiu is the third largest of the Cook Islands and is locally known as Enuamanu (land of the birds). The island is a makatea, i.e. raised coral island, and access by sea is quite restricted. The small harbor has huge concrete walls protecting the narrow entrance, pier and slipway and the timing has to be right to slip into the harbor in between waves. View more

The shore shows steep limestone cliffs with just a few small beaches, the former reef top is now raised and covered by lush forest. This leads to a swampy area, the former lagoon, which is used for gardening. The five villages totaling around 420 inhabitants are all located at the center of the island, on a plateau. Because of its unusual conditions Atiu was selected to receive the endangered Rimatara Lorikeet and Rarotongan Flycatcher. Both bird species have fortunately been able to thrive on this rat-free island. Another special bird is the Atiu Swiftlet which only breeds in two caves on Atiu without ever landing outside their caves.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.