London (Tower Bridge) A Dublin

EUROPE DU NORD & ÎLES BRITANNIQUES croisière d'expedition Silver Cloud Expedition

De la descente de la Tamise aux jardins en fleur, c'est toute une palette de couleurs qui vous attend lors de cette croisière printanière dans les îles britanniques. De l'Angleterre à l'Irlande, vous ferez l'expérience de la légendaire hospitalité celte, tout en découvrant des paysages spectaculaires et un patrimoine historique remontant à l'aube de l'humanité.
Voyage 1810


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Itinéraire de croisière

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London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. If the city contained only its famous landmarks—the Tower of London or Big Ben—it would still rank as one of the world's top cities. But London is so much more. The foundations of London's character and tradition endure. The British bobby is alive and well. The tall, red, double-decker buses (in an updated model) still lumber from stop to stop. Then there's that greatest living link with the past—the Royal Family with all its attendant pageantry.

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Cobblestone streets, blooming floral displays, and tiny churches welcome you to this wonderfully pretty harbour. The town of St Peter Port is as pretty as they come, with glowing flower displays painting practically every street corner and window-ledge with colour. As the capital, and main port of Guernsey, St Peter Port puts all of the island’s gorgeous beaches, wonderful history and inspiring stories at your fingertips. Feel the gut punch of the midday gun firing at Castle Cornet, which stands guard over one of the world's prettiest ports.

St Mary’s is the Isle of Scilly’s largest island with a population of 1800 residents and an area of 6.58 square Kilometres; this is the gateway to the rest of the magnificent islands. Hugh town -a beautiful Old town with its own beach, nature reserve and church is the main attractions of St Mary’s, with tiny streets brimming with shops to pick up the perfect souvenir. St Mary’s is a hidden gem, with long stretches of white sandy beaches and a breath-taking untouched landscape. The coastline holds many archaeological sites along with miles of splendid walks along the coastal and country paths.
For many visitors Tresco is the most attractive of the Isles of Scilly. This is especially due to its Abbey Garden, which is home to thousands of exotic plant species from around 80 different countries. Plant collector Augustus Smith began the gardens in the 1830s on the site of an old Benedictine Abbey by channelling the weather up and over a network of walled enclosures built around the Priory ruins. He had three terraces carved from the rocky south slope and maximised Tresco’s mild Gulf Stream climate. Even in mid-winter there still are hundreds of plants flowering here.
Pembroke is located on the Pembroke Peninsula of Wales amidst long stretches of sandy beaches and stunning coastal scenery. This historic valley settlement features a number of timeless buildings centered along its quaint Main Street that runs inside the original walls of the town. The municipality itself is surrounded by residential estates, farmland and woods along the estuary of the River Cleddau. Pembroke’s rich history dates back to the 11th century when the namesake was little more than a timber fortification on the banks of the Pembroke River.
The cliffs of small Skomer Island off the southwest coast of Wales are accessible only by boat. Skomer has a large population of breeding seabirds that include Manx Shearwaters, Razorbills, Great Cormorants, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic Puffins, European Storm Petrels, Common Shags, Eurasian Oystercatchers and gulls, as well as birds of prey including Short-eared Owls, Common Kestrels and Peregrine Falcons. The island’s slopes are covered with bluebells and a variety of wildflowers. Grey seals and harbour porpoises can sometimes be seen in the surrounding waters.
The magnificent Skellig Islands lie 8 miles (12 km) off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 metres) above sea level. On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find a remarkably well preserved sixth century monastic settlement now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Small Skellig is equally renowned in matters of ornithology as the home of some 27,000 pairs of gannets – the second largest colony of such seabirds in the world.
Knightstown is the largest settlement on Valentia Island, County Kerry, in Ireland and has a population of 156 people. Knightstown itself is one of the few ‘town-planned’ villages of Ireland. The village of Knightstown was laid out by Alexander Nimmo in 1830-31, but it wasn’t built until the early 1840’s when the local quarry was greatly expanded and the works were moved to Knightstown. The local RNLI lifeboat station moved to Knightstown in 1869 from Reenard Point and has since been known as the Valentia Lifeboat Station.
Stretching for 8km (5 miles), as the crow flies, the Cliffs of Moher have long enjoyed the status of one of Ireland's most visited tourist attractions – and the visitor centre provides the pivotal point to direct lovers of nature, geology and simple beauty in the right direction. The cliffs also form part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. They are made up of various types of perpendicular or overhanging rocks including sandstone, siltstone and shale.
Galway is a city in the West of Ireland in the province of Connacht. It lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous urban area in the Republic of Ireland and the sixth most populous city in the island of Ireland. It is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture and a fascinating mixture of locally owned speciality shops, often featuring locally made crafts. Indeed local handcrafts are a feature of the entire region including hand knits, pottery, glass, jewellery and woodwork.

Kilronan is the principal town on the island of Inismore (Inis Mór) in the Aran Islands located in Galway Bay, and is one of them most picturesque spots in Ireland. Once for the sole purpose as a fishing port for the Aran fisherman, today it is the main port for the ferry companies and with its white sandy beach it has a wide selection of first class restaurants serving seafood, and traditional Irish bars, buskers, and accommodation it is a splendid spot to people watch and a base yourself before exploring the island. One of the island’s most famous attractions is Dun Aengus.
Clare Island is a mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland. The ferry crossing from Roonagh Pier near Louisburg takes 25 minutes and it’s not unusual to encounter a school of dolphins and or a herd of seals. Clare Island is the largest (5 miles long and 3 miles wide) of the 365 islands in Clew Bay.
Killybegs The days start early in Killybegs, as this quiet fishing town rumbles to life, and ships with red and blue paint peeling from their hulls quietly depart, ready for a morning's hard work at sea. Located in a scenic part of County Donegal, Killybegs is Ireland's fishing capital, and the salty breeze and pretty streets serve as a revitalising medicine for visitors. The town is also your gateway to some of the country's most majestic coastal scenery, which is dotted with flashing white lighthouses, keeping watch over invigorating seascapes.

Portrush is adjacent to the stunning North Antrim coastline. Here lies the medieval Dunluce Castle ruins. Perched picturesquely at the edge of a rocky outcropping high above the sea, the castle is dramatically surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops, which the early Christians and Vikings would have considered a very important security feature. The castle and surrounding areas have been frequently used for the filming of “Game of Thrones”. Another attraction reached from Portrush is the Giant’s Causeway -40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that descend in a kind of pathway to the sea.
Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe's most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you're out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you'll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size.


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inclus dans le prix de la croisière

  • Service personnalisé : le meilleur ratio personnel/passagers sur une croisière-expédition
  • Service de majordome assuré dans chaque suite (dont les suites VIP) : tous les passagers sont traités royalement
  • Possibilité de dîner sans réservation : vous prenez une table quand bon vous semble, en compagnie de qui vous voulez.
  • Boissons servies dans la suite et en plusieurs points du navire : grands crus, alcools de première qualité, cafés spéciaux, jus de fruits et sodas, sans compter les boissons déposées dans le minibar de votre suite
  • Dîners servis sur demande dans la suite ; service de chambre assuré 24 heures sur 24 à bord du Silver Explorer, et de 6h00 à 23h00 à bord du Silver Galapagos et du Silver Discoverer
  • Conférences culturelles animées par une équipe d’expéditions qualifiée
  • Excursions en bateaux pneumatiques, à terre et au large ; activités à terre encadrées par l’équipe d’expédition
  • Pourboires
  • Accès Internet illimité

Silver Cloud Expedition

Amplement rénové, le Silver Cloud est le navire d'expédition polaire le plus spacieux et confortable. Ses grandes suites, ses itinéraires et son service inégalé le rendent vraiment unique, et ses cinq options de restauration éveilleront vos papilles gustatives. De plus, 80 % de ses suites étant dotées d'une véranda, vous pourrez voir de très près des baleines sauter et des pingouins se dandiner. De très grands ponts équipés de plusieurs espaces de plein air et d'une piscine viennent compléter ce navire d'expédition unique. Un nombre limité de passagers, signifie que le Silver Cloud vante les ratios espace/passager et équipage/passager les plus élevés des navires d'expédition. Grâce à 16 zodiacs, ses possibilités d'exploration sont pratiquement illimitées. Enfin, une équipe de 19 experts passionnés et dévoués est constamment à votre service pour vous garantir le meilleur tout au long du voyage.


Les suites avec vue sur l’océan de Silversea comptent parmi les plus spacieuses dans l’univers des croisières. Le service de majordome est compris. Choisissez votre suite et demandez un devis. En réservant à l’avance, vous bénéficierez des meilleurs tarifs et pourrez sélectionner la suite de votre choix.


Découvrez tous nos espaces à bord, où vous passerez d’agréables moments en compagnie de voyageurs partageant vos centres d’intérêt et profiterez de notre service personnalisé tout inclus.

Espaces publics

Renommées pour leur excellence culinaire et leur esprit d’innovation, les croisières de luxe Silversea proposent plusieurs options de dîner pendant les voyages, ainsi que de nombreux établissements spécialisés sur tous les bateaux de croisière.

1 Programme d’excursions à terre et 3 Hôtels

Notre programme d’excursions à terre (sur plusieurs jours, à la demi-journée, avant ou après la croisière) offre des occasions supplémentaires d’en savoir plus sur les points d’intérêts et trésors cachés des pays que vous visitez.

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Pendant votre voyage, vous irez de découverte en découverte. Un programme gratuit d’excursions à terre, réservé à des petits groupes et dirigé par une équipe de guides experts, ainsi que des conférences vous permettront de découvrir en profondeur les régions que vous visiterez.

Temps forts du Voyage

Day 1 — London, England
Embark Silver Cloud this afternoon for your exciting Silversea Expedition — “Celtic Spring”. A mandatory safety drill will be followed by an introduction to your Expedition Team. Tonight we invite you to attend the first of many memorable meals in one of the restaurants.

Day 2 — London, England
The morning is spent travelling down the River Thames, starting with the special highlight of Silver Cloud passing the impressive Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. Heading downriver we will be passing Canary Wharf, the superbly restored Cutty Sark, and Greenwich with its National Maritime Museum. Silver Cloud will be crossing the Greenwich Meridian, having a marvellous view of the University of Greenwich, the old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park just before the O2 will be rounded.

In the afternoon Silver Cloud will enter the North Sea, heading for the English Channel. Attend one of the lectures preparing you for the different natural and human highlights awaiting you on this voyage.

Day 3 — St Peter Port, Guernsey

Guernsey is only 25 square miles, but presents a surprising variety of beautiful and historic attractions.
For fit walkers a cliff walk will be offered. A long gradual climb of approximately 2 hours will lead to cliff tops affording great views overlooking the south coast cliffs. This walk will meander past an abundance of wildflowers along the pretty Petit Port Bay, arriving at the Jerbourg Hotel from where you will be driven to Les Cotils for a delicious Guernsey cream tea.

Our second tour will depart the St Peter Port pier for a scenic drive to a silver and goldsmith’s workshop to see the craftsmen at work. The workshop and showroom are set in 8 acres of award-winning grounds. After browsing at leisure you will embark on a guided nature walk to truly appreciate the stunning grounds before enjoying a local refreshment called the Guernsey Gâche (a sultana fruit loaf served with Guernsey butter and tea or coffee).

The third excursion will take us back in time to see how life on Guernsey was during World War II. The Channel Islands were the only part of England to be occupied by the German forces and we will visit the La Valette Underground Museum which houses a mass of WW II memorabilia. Departing the museum the tour will continue along the beautiful West coast of Guernsey. On the return the charming “Little Chapel” will be briefly visited. 

Day 4 — St Mary’s and Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Silver Cloud will anchor between St. Mary’s and Tresco and during the morning local boats will take you ashore to explore the lovely St. Mary’s on your own. You might want to go birding or take a look at Star Castle, the Garrison Walls and the surrounding landscape.

To many, Tresco is the most attractive of the Isles of Scilly, especially with its Abbey Gardens. This afternoon we will go ashore by Zodiac for a guided tour of this world-renowned attraction which is home to thousands of exotic plant species from 80 countries (ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Myanmar to South Africa). Botanist and plant collector Augustus Smith began the gardens in the 1830s on the site of an old Benedictine Abbey by channelling the weather up and over a network of walled enclosures built around the Priory ruins. He had three terraces carved from the rocky south slope and, in this way, maximised Tresco’s mild Gulf Stream climate. Here, there are generally more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than the UK average, and many of these plants would stand no chance on the Cornish mainland, less than 30 miles away. Quite interesting is the collection of Galleon figureheads the garden has on exhibit.  

Day 5 — Pembroke, St. Davids, and Skomer Island, Wales
If you like to walk, your day begins with a drive to Kete where you will begin a walk towards St Ann’s Head and then along the Coastal Path. On the walk you will see old and new lighthouses, coastguard cottages and Mill Bay, where Henry Tudor landed in 1485. This 7 km walking tour takes about 2 hours –the surfaces of the path can vary considerably with the weather.

If you prefer history, then join us on an excursion to either Picton Castle or Pembroke Castle. Picton Castle is probably Britain’s most unusual ancient building, as it was designed as part fortified manor house and part medieval castle. You will be treated to an exclusive visit with stewards in each room ready to answer any questions. Leaving the castle enjoy one of the most beautiful woodland gardens in West Wales. Discover the woodland walks, ferns and the abundant wildflowers that blend with unusual woodland shrubs. You can also visit the Walled Garden.

Pembroke Castle in turn is the second largest castle in Wales. Built in the 12th century it was the birthplace of Henry VII. The massive walls with five projecting towers and a great keep (21 metres high and 6 metres thick at the base) guarded the strategically important town of Pembroke. Enjoy a guided tour of this impressive castle.

During the afternoon we have planned a Zodiac cruise to explore the cliffs of small Skomer Island off the southwest coast of Wales. Accessible only by boat, Skomer has a large population of breeding seabirds that include Manx Shearwaters, guillemots, Razorbills, Great Cormorants, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic Puffins, European Storm Petrels, Common Shags, Eurasian Oystercatchers and gulls, as well as birds of prey including Short-eared Owls, Common Kestrels and Peregrine Falcons. The island is also home to a variety of wildflowers. Harbour porpoises and grey seals can usually be seen in the surrounding waters.

Day 6 — Skellig Islands and Knightstown, Valentia Island
Our day begins a visit to the magnificent Skellig Islands that lie 8 miles off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. above sea level. On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find a remarkably well preserved sixth century monastic settlement now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Small Skellig is equally renowned in matters of ornithology as the home of some 27,000 pairs of gannets – one of the largest colonies in the world.   The final scene of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was shot on Skellig. The remains of the Skellig Michael monastery appear in the film, representing an ancient Jedi temple.

With a population of 156 inhabitants, Knightstown is the largest settlement on Valentia Island. From the port we will travel east to two different estates and gardens:
One excursion will visit Derrynane House. Today some 120 hectares of the lands of Derrynane, together with the Derrynane House, make up the Derrynane National Historic Park. After visiting the house you will have free time to explore the estate and garden.

The second excursion we will go to Kells Gardens, one of Ireland’s foremost Victorian Gardens. The garden contains a large collection of plants from the Southern Hemisphere and the spectacular topography and the almost subtropical climate are favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world. You will enjoy a guided walk and have time to explore on your own.

Day 7 — Cliffs of Moher and Galway, Ireland
Our day begins with a very early visit to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. The cliffs are made up of various types of perpendicular or overhanging rocks and have been broken into the most fantastic forms, eroding into hundreds of caves by the Atlantic waves. The views from Silver Cloud will show the extensive area of nature’s impact on geology.

The area can later be explored on land visiting Aillwee Cave, Ireland’s most impressive cave in the heart of the Burren –from the Gaelic word Boireann. This area of limestone rocks, majestic mountains and tranquil valleys houses over 2700 archaeological monuments and has Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flowers.

Galway is the capital of the West of Ireland, but if you want to know about farming in Ireland, join an excursion to Rathbaum Farm, where the owners will offer morning tea, coffee and scones and be at hand to explain about life outside the cities and towns. They will also show how sheep are manoeuvred with the help of a dog. Photographic stops will be made on the way at Dunguaire Castle and Galway Cathedral.

Your full day excursion into the Connemara country will lead to Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Garden. Home to the Irish Benedictine Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is regarded as one of Ireland’s most romantic buildings. The flower garden is a delight, with two glasshouses and a kitchen garden also quite productive. At Clifden, known as the “Capital of Connemara”, you will have lunch and time for some independent exploration. On the return you will drive through Recess, Derryneen and Maam Cross and will understand why Connemara is regarded as the “Emerald of Ireland”.
In the evening, Galway, Ireland’s fourth most populous urban area, offers either local life in a pub with live traditional music, local pub food and drinks –or you can stay onboard and listen to a local band coming to play aboard Silver Cloud.

Day 8 — Kilronan, Aran Islands, and Clare Island, Ireland
The Aran Islands are rich in language, culture and heritage of Ireland. Inis Mor has about 900 inhabitants and the main village on the island is Kilronan. The Aran Islands are a great place for peace and tranquillity with weathered monuments, labyrinths of limestone and a patchwork of fields. The most spectacular national monument on the islands is Dun Aonghus (The Fort of Aonghus) with its semi-circular shape at the edge of a cliff. It is one of Europe’s finest prehistoric fortresses.

In the afternoon we will visit Clare Island, the largest of the 100 islands in Clew Bay. On a national level the island is unique amongst all other islands for a number of reasons. Not only is it fertile and supports a good farming community it is also one of the world’s most researched field study sites starting from 1907 to current day, discovering ancient sites showing life from pre-historic time to early famine and discovering new species of flora and fauna to ancient forestation. Your tour today will allow you to see for yourself how unique this island really is. Following an interesting introduction to the Island there will be time to explore independently.

In the evening you will see how Clare Island comes to life as some of the best shanos singers will present themselves at Sailors Bar. There you will enjoy a cultural experience combining traditional Irish music, story-telling and delicious seafood and local delicacies. The Sailors Bar Restaurant’s specialty is smoked mackerel, crab claws and smoked salmon. Farmed here and smoked on neighbouring Achill Island, Clare Island Smoked Salmon –the world’s most premium farmed salmon- will be accompanied by home-baked tasty brown bread.

Day 9 — Killibegs
From the fishing village of Killibegs you will either be driven to The Bluestack Mountain Range of Southwest Donegal for a walk to the ancient Disert Graveyard and a Holy Well dating to the times of St Colmcille (mid-6th century) or to drive to Glencomcille Folk Village.

At the foothills of the Bluestacks the circular walk (with a length of 3.5 kilometres) circles the National Monument on existing roads and tracks and offers many vantage points for magnificent views of the surrounding Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.

At the Glencolmcille Folk Village you will be able to experience what Ireland’s past of poverty and hardship meant. The Glencolmcille Museum will show the bygone lifestyle through craft shops, a tea house, a school house (where you can get a tuition in Irish language), as well as replica cottages from the 18th to the 20th century. As Donegal is renowned for its tweed, a demonstration of spinning and weaving is also available. While tea and scones are served, local musicians will treat you to some traditional Irish music.

Day 10 — Portrush, Northern Ireland
During our visit we will drive along the spectacular and unspoilt Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland to reach Dunluce Castle. Epic struggles between warring Gaelic families caused many castles to be built in defensive positions along the North Antrim coast. The rambling ruins of the 17th-century castle with its towers and gables cling precariously to a black basalt crag, and are dramatically surrounded by terrifyingly steep drops. The castle will be quite familiar to some, as it has prominently featured in “Game of Thrones”. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle.

Next we experience the Giant’s Causeway — one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks. Legend has it that the Irish giant, Finn McCool, constructed the causeway so he could cross the sea to Scotland and thus be with his lady love. In reality, the Causeway’s 40,000 stone columns, mostly hexagonal, formed millions of years ago with the cooling of molten lava. For centuries, visitors have marvelled at the rugged symmetry of the columns and their ability to withstand the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. UNESCO has recognised this unique site with World Heritage status.

Day 11 — Dublin, Ireland
After breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud.

Kayaking -Weather depending, Silver Cloud will offer the opportunity to kayak in a small group under the guidance of certified kayak instructors. These special excursions are a chance to appreciate the shorelines in a peaceful silence

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 and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.


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