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Océan Indien croisière d'expedition Silver Discoverer

Le sous-continent indien reste un mystère pour tous, qu'on n'y ait jamais mis les pieds ou qu'on le connaisse bien. La grande variété de culture et de nature, qui est stupéfiante, pour ne pas dire exceptionnelle, ne manque jamais de séduire tous ceux qui tombent sous son charme. Commencez par découvrir les îles isolées du Lakshadweep tandis que vous vous approchez de l'univers coloré de Bollywood. Cette croisière allie l'élégance à la spiritualité, des Maldives à Mumbai.
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There are many nations around the world with bragging rights to miles of pristine white coral sand and balmy turquoise seas but few can take it to the same level as the Maldives. Its 1,200 islands are spread out over 26 coral atolls; the combined land of all the islands is little more than 100 square miles. That means you are rarely more than a few steps from the beach. Many of the villas are actually built on stilts out over the water, so you may actually have to walk onshore in order to get to the beach.

Uligamu is one of the northernmost inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives. Based on its location, the island is visited by many yachts on their way into or out of the Arabian Sea. The island has been selected as the first in the Maldives to use a combination of renewable energies via wind turbines and solar panels in a micro grid, helping the island through more efficient and non-pollutant energy distribution. The sustainably powered community has approximately 300 inhabitants.
Small and friendly, this castle town dates back from the early 17th century, and has just one of the 12 Japanese castles to have survived the feudal age. Regrettably, a WWII bombing in 1945 destroyed half the city, although thankfully not the original castle, which serves as a shining example of the Edo Period. A buzzing food market next to the castle provides sustenance – both local and international cuisine and those who are feeling adventurous must try the sugar tomato and rice omelette, either separately or why not together.

Tinnakara Island is referred to as the jewel of the Lakshadweep Islands and part of the Bangaram Atoll off the western coast of the Indian peninsula. The tiny, tear-drop shaped island is idyllically covered in palms, offering white sand beaches on its western side and views of serene, crystal clear emerald waters. Snorkelers can feast their eyes on a diverse array of sea life that dwells in the coral. Tinnakara is uninhabited and visitors in need of respite can relax in the peaceful solitude the island offers.
Suheli Island is an oval-shaped coral atoll located in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. Suheli consists of a reef that forms a large lagoon that encircles two other uninhabited islands (Cheriyakara and Valiyakara). The atoll is surrounded by rich marine life and has been proposed to be designated as a Marine National Park. The atoll is teeming with reef fishes and is an important site for tuna fishing. Turtle nesting also occurs in this lagoon near Valiyakara Island. Bird lovers visiting this atoll may spot Grey Herons or Black-capped Kingfishers.
Lakshadweep is a diver’s dream, with excellent visibility and a plethora of marine life living on undisturbed coral reefs. Comprising a string of 36 palm-covered, white sand-skirted coral islands 300 km off the coast of Kerala, Lakshadweep is as stunning as it is isolated. Only 10 of these islands are inhabited, mostly with Sunni Muslim fishermen, and foreigners are only allowed to stay on a few of these.
The coastal port of Vizhinjam is tucked into the Malabar Coast of southern India. It rests in the state of Kerala, which has over 600 kilometers (373 miles) of shoreline bordering the Arabian Sea. Kerala is known for its unique culture, music, cuisine and stunning seashores. Here visitors find beaches lined with palm trees, and a vast system of canals and waterways. It is the 13th largest state by population, with a total population of around 33 million. The port city of Vizhinjam is home to trendy seaside resorts that cater to tourists throughout the year.
Galle is an ancient Muslim port where different political influences from Europe have merged. In fact, the Galle Fort was occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch and British until the late 19th century. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, it is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The surviving Dutch-colonial architecture and narrow streets exude the historic atmosphere of this living fort. The 18th century Dutch church has a splendid wooden memorial to one of the commanders of Galle, while the Arab quarter has a distinctly Moorish touch.
Trincomalee has one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Because of this several European nations fought over Trincomalee, which was already one of the most visited places of Hindu worship. Close to Trincomalee are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One is the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the former capital of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa dating back to the 12th century with its impressive ruins and statues. The second site is Sirigiya; the city of the Rock Fortress. Sirigiya is Asia’s best-preserved city center dating back to the first millennium.

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.
Madras was the site of the East India Company’s first settlement, founded in 1639 on land given by the Raja of Chandragiri. A small fort was built on the settlement in 1644, and a town which subsequently became known as George Town, in the area of Fort St. George was built north of it. The settlement became independent of Banten, Java in 1683 and was granted its first municipal charter in 1688 by James II. It is therefore the oldest municipal corporation in India. During the 18th and 19th centuries, when the British and French competed for supremacy in India, the city’s fortunes waned.

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Medallion Suite

38 m² (comprenant un balcon privatif)

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Veranda Suite

26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

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Vista Suite

25 m²

a partir de US$ 12 900
View Suite

16,8 m²

a partir de US$ 10 800
Explorer Suite

17.3m²

a partir de US$ 10 200
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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
  • *Dans le cas où les vols promotionnels ne seraient pas disponibles ou si les passagers n'utilisent pas l'offre promotionnelle, nous serons ravis d'offrir un crédit de vol équivalant à $1,500. Les transferts et hôtel sont inclus uniquement pour les clients qui utilisent l'offre sur les vols de Silversea. Une nuit d'hôtel gratuite si la liaison aérienne l’exige.Conditions Générales.

Silver Discoverer

Les inconditionnels des croisières Silversea pourront désormais explorer les archipels perdus au large du vaste océan Pacifique en embarquant sur le Silver Discoverer , navire aux lignes élancées pouvant accueillir jusqu’à 116 passagers. Ce navire est la plateforme idéale depuis laquelle contempler la nature sauvage ; il abrite des suites donnant toutes vue sur l’océan et offre des ponts vraiment spacieux pour ne jamais manquer le spectacle d’une baleine sautant hors de la surface de l’eau ou d’un banc de dauphins qui nage. Le Silver Discoverer se caractérise par un faible tirant d’eau, ce qui lui permet de naviguer au plus près des côtes. Par ailleurs, il embarque une flotte de 12 bateaux pneumatiques Zodiac ainsi qu’un bateau à fond de verre. Les passagers peuvent gagner les terres difficiles d’accès et explorer tout à loisir (sous l’eau ou hors de l’eau) les zones marécageuses ainsi que les écosystèmes immergés.  

Suites

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.

Suites

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.

Medallion Suite

38 m² (comprenant un balcon privatif)

Liste d’attente
Veranda Suite

26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
Vista Suite

25 m²

a partir de US$ 12 900
View Suite

16,8 m²

a partir de US$ 10 800
Explorer Suite

17.3m²

a partir de US$ 10 200
Les tarifs sont indiqués par personne

Restaurants

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 2 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.

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

Join us for a journey to see astounding varieties of cultural and natural aspects along the west coast of India and Sri Lanka. Accompany us from untouched islands to historical and religious sites influenced by various cultures of the East and the West. Be surprised by Asia’s second largest and the world’s second most populous country and its many faces. 

Expedition Highlights:
• Explore the underwater world of the Lakshadweep Islands
• Take a local boat through Kerala’s famous Backwater 
• See UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka
• Enjoy different Indian cuisine prepared by renowned chefs

Day 1 — Male, Maldives
Embark Silver Discoverer this afternoon and depart on your exciting 12-day Silversea Expedition –“From the Untouched Lakshadweep Islands to Colourful Sri Lanka”. After a mandatory safety drill head out onto the Pool Deck for a ‘Sail Away’ party. Later during the afternoon, the Expedition Team and important crew members will be introduced.
In the evening enjoy the first of many fine dining experiences in The Restaurant and relax in the Discoverer Lounge or on the open decks.

Day 2 — Uligamu, Maldives
The Maldives are made up of 1190 islands, of which 200 are inhabited, and during the morning Silver Discoverer will head for Uligamu, one of the northernmost inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and the Maldives. Based on its location the island is visited by many yachts on their way into or out of the Arabian Sea.
Our Expedition Staff will start the lecture series during the morning, preparing you not only for the underwater world we will encounter during the next few days in the Maldives and Lakshadweep Islands.
We will disembark after lunch, and while you might want to have a look at the small community of some 300 inhabitants, our Marine Biologist will be looking for the perfect snorkelling spot southwest of the village.
South of the village is a nice beach and offshore are some good snorkelling sites where damselfish, rabbitfish, surgeonfish, angelfish, butterfly fish and chromis can easily be seen. Hawksbill turtles and even manta rays were present during earlier visits. 

Days 3-4 — Cochin India
Have a leisurely breakfast and attend a pertinent lecture presentation about one of the many facets of India while we approach the state of Kerala and southern India’s port of Cochin. Because of the location between China and Europe and the spice trade the port and town with the easy access to the sea used to be called “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. We will use the afternoon and the following day to get a better insight into this port and the surrounding area and will drive through one of India's most beautiful and tranquil landscapes to visit Alleppey, the "City of Canals" or "Venice of the East", located south of Cochin between the Arabian Sea and Lake Vembanad, India's longest lake.
First we will board local cruise boats to reach Fort Cochin. There we will walk through the heritage zone to see the wonderful array of architectural styles dating back to the Portuguese, British and Dutch periods, before the East India Company took over in 1814. During the walk we visit the Indo-Portuguese Museum and see the St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India and the original location of Vasco da Gama's grave. We will then take local Tuk-Tuks (open 2-seater taxis) to reach Mattancherry for some spare time to wander around Jew Town, looking at souvenir and antique shops. From Mattancherry we will depart by motor boat to Taj Malabar for an exclusive Mohiniyattam performance that will be done by Keralan women in traditional attire. After this exceptional presentation, you will be treated to a special Syrian Christian dinner, mixing Indian and European influences.

On the second day we will board coaches to reach Alleppey where we will see a special Kalaripayattu performance. We later proceed to the embarkation point of our houseboats and cruise the river, lake and canals, collectively known as “the Backwaters”, and have a look at old colonial warehouses and typical thatched local homes. Brilliant green paddy fields where farming is done below sea level, will give way to views of village life and glimpses of churches, mosques and temples. While we cruise the “Backwaters”, a typical Keralan Kettuvallam lunch will be served.

Day 5 — Suheli Island, Lakshadweep Islands, India
Largely unexplored and unknown, both above and below the water, the Lakshadweep Sea is home to 36 little islands, one of the most spectacular tropical island systems. Most of the islands are inhabited only by birds and hermit crabs. Today Silver Discoverer will reach one of the rarely visited atolls of the Lakshadweep Islands. The atoll has three little islands at the northern, eastern and southwestern corner of the reef.
Our Marine Biologists will be looking for the perfect snorkelling site and our other experts will be there to help you ashore, conditions permitting. Ashore we hope to offer activities such as walks along the beach, beachcombing, looking for birds or explaining the local botany.

Day 6 — Tinnakara Island, Lakshadweep Islands, India
North of Suheli are Tinnakara Island and Bangaram Island -both share a vast lagoon and coralline banks. The actual lagoon area amounts to 125 square kms. 
Tinnakara is a tiny almond shaped island within the magnificent lagoon. The sun-drenched beaches and the swaying palms form a perfect backdrop to the spectacular marine flora and fauna. The shallow lagoon with crystal clear water, the coral reef and blue lagoon invite to spend the morning in the water, swimming or snorkelling, discovering graceful schools of fish in the water, or looking ashore for hermit crabs on the beach and seabirds in the lush coconut groves.

Day 7 — Cheriyam Island, Lakshadweep Islands, India

Cheriyam is one of the easternmost islands in the Lakshadweep Archipelago. Together with Kalpeni it sits on the same eastern side of an atoll of roughly 26 square kilometres. Cheriyam is the northernmost of the two, and although owned by the 49 families of Kalpeni, it has only 10 inhabitants. A road leads from the small settlement to a lighthouse on the northern tip.

Officials and representatives of Kalpeni will come to meet us and umbrellas, chairs and tables will have been set up to relax on the beach and under the trees. The reef wall drops steeply and is alive with fish. The island has clear, shallow lagoon waters not only ideal for sea cucumbers but also for relaxing moments in the water. Perhaps you will choose to relax in the shade, take walks on the wonderful beach, explore a little inland amongst the coconut groves, or snorkel off a Zodiac and swim from the beach.


Day 8 — Vizhinjam, India
Today we visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, housing an unbelievably large amount of gold objects hidden in several subterranean vaults so far closed to the public, and the Kuthiramalika, the Horse Palace, with its 122 smiling wooden horses and other treasures in Trivandrum. Later we visit a local market and will head for the Taj Vivanta for a Kathakali performance and to have a special lunch.

During the afternoon, Silver Discoverer will leave and head for Sri Lanka and Galle.

Day 9 — At Sea and Galle, Sri Lanka
During the morning, Silver Discoverer will sail on a southeasterly course, giving you time to attend a seminar or talk, relax on the outer decks, make use of The Gym or let yourself be pampered in The Spa. Our experts will want to share information regarding Sri Lanka and our upcoming ports. 
As soon as we have been cleared into Sri Lanka, we intend to visit Galle and its magnificent fort. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 as the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions, it is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Some of the colonial Dutch architecture has survived and the National Museum of Galle uses a building going back to 1656, the oldest remaining Dutch building in the fort. Those interested to see more of Galle can do so in local tuk-tuks. From the fort we will drive to Unavatuna Beach Resort for a special Sri Lankan dinner with Sri Lankan Baila music and a traditional folk dance performance before returning back to the Silver Discoverer

Day 10 — Galle, Sri Lanka
Today we intend to visit a working tea plantation near the small village of Akuressa. This privately owned property is the only organic tea factory in southern Sri Lanka. The head planter will introduce you to the fascinating process of tea production. You will walk the fields, see the picking of the tea leafs by the local women and partake in a tea tasting session. 
During the afternoon, Silver Discoverer will sail along the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and our experts would like you to attend a lecture or seminar. You can also help our naturalists looking for whales, dolphins and seabirds on the way to Trincomalee. 

Day 11 — Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Embark on a full-day excursion to Sigiriya, Asia’s best-preserved city centre dating back to the first millennium known as the Rock Fortress. The second option would be a visit to the former capital of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, dating back to the 12th century. Both sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Day 12 — At Sea 
Our final day at sea will give you a chance to attend last presentations or seminars, taste some culinary specialties –perhaps comparing Sri Lankan and Indian food- and edit your many photos before the onboard Photographer/Videographer presents the official Voyage-DVD, highlighting the many interesting objects, animals and sights seen and activities done. 

Day 13 — Chennai, India
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer

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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