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CAIRNS A APRA

ILES DU PACIFIQUE SUD croisière d'expedition Silver Explorer

Il existe peu d'endroits sur Terre aussi inexplorés que la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. Rejoignez-nous en vue d'une croisière qui vous conduira des volcans actifs aux merveilles sous-marines et des danses traditionnelles spectaculaires aux magnifiques lagunes bleues. Participez à des conférences exceptionnelles données par notre équipe de chefs d'expédition érudits et imprégnez-vous des vues, des sons et des sensations propres à la vie insulaire authentique.
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Itinéraire de croisière

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Tourism is the lifeblood of Cairns (pronounced Caans). The city makes a good base for exploring the wild top half of Queensland, and tens of thousands of international travelers use it as a jumping-off point for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef, as well as boating, fishing, parasailing, scenic flights, and rain-forest treks.It's a tough environment, with intense heat and fierce wildlife.

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.
Alotau is the provincial capital of the Milne Bay Province located in the southeast bay of Papua New Guinea. The town and surrounding area has been an important staging ground during World War II and we will see remains and memorials dating back or referring to the war. On a tour of the town, visitors will appreciate lovely vistas of the bay and experience the markets, which are frequented not only by locals, but also by islanders selling their products or looking for produce to take back into Milne Bay.

Tufi is located on the south-eastern peninsula of Cape Nelson in the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea. It is situated on a tropical fjord, which is the work of ancient volcanic activities and was not shaped by ice as the descriptive name might lead you to believe. Surrounded by uncharted coral reefs, the underwater world has attracted many divers wanting to see for themselves how the area earned the description of having more fish than water.
Fergusson is one of the three biggest and mountainous islands in the Milne Bay Province, and part of the D’Entrecasteaux Islands. On Fergusson’s south side are the famous Dei Dei geysers — natural hot springs that periodically erupt with vapour steam next to mud pools and a warm stream. The hot springs are still used by locals to cook food in palm frond and pandanus leaf baskets placed into the boiling hot water. Birds in the area include Eclectus Parrots, Yellow-bellied Sunbirds and the endemic Curl-crested Manucode – a bird-of-paradise.
The Trobriand Islands are the northernmost islands in the Milne Bay Province. Kuiawa is to the southwest of the largest of these islands. A visit to one of the smaller Trobriand Islands will always be a cultural emersion. Trobriand Islanders are well known for their gardening skills and for employing magic to grow better produce. Yam gardens are a source of pride for the islanders and yam is not only used as food, but larger yams are publicly displayed to indicate the skill and importance of the owner. On some islands the yam storage huts are prominent features of the villages.
Jacquinot Bay is a large open bay on the eastern coast of the island of New Britain. It is a tranquil place with white sandy beaches and tropical palm trees all around. There is also a well-known beautiful waterfall that flows out of the mountainside with freezing cold water right onto the beach. But during WWII, however, it was not a quiet place. It was, in fact, an important base for the Australian Army who liberated it in November 1944.
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.
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.
Banana-shaped Tuam is an uplifted coral atoll covered in palm trees. The only village is located on the lower eastern side of the island. Highly exposed to the trade winds, the islanders have set up protective walls made out of palm-branches giving the village the look of a fortified castle from a distance. A trail marked by white sand leads from the landing site to the settlement area of neatly organized wooden huts and houses with pandanus-thatched roofs. The forest reveals different gardens set up in the higher regions of the island.
The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the United Kingdom (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives. On the north coast of the island, we find colourful Madang, called the “prettiest town in the South Pacific”.

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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192 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre panoramique

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190 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre donnant sur l’océan

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Silver Explorer

Le Silver Explorer, navire de croisières spécial expéditions de Silversea, a été tout spécialement construit pour naviguer sur les eaux des pays les plus reculés du monde, y compris dans les deux régions polaires du globe. Doté d’une coque renforcée, affichant la notation (1A) selon la norme Lloyd’s Register s’appliquant aux navires embarquant des passagers, le Silver Explorer peut progresser à travers la glace facilement et en toute sécurité. Une flotte de bateaux pneumatiques Zodiac (12) permet aux passagers effectuant une Silversea Expedition de visiter des territoires peu accessibles. Par ailleurs, une équipe d'exploration chevronnée intervient de manière didactique lors des expéditions, faisant de chacune d’elles une aventure inoubliable pour les passagers du Silver Explorer.

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.

Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67 m² comptant le balcon privatif

a partir de US$ 25 740 avec early booking bonus
Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

a partir de US$ 22 230 avec early booking bonus
Silver Suite

422 ft² / 39 m² en comptant deux balcons à la française

a partir de US$ 20 160 avec early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

a partir de US$ 18 900 avec early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

216 ft² / 20 m² comptant un balcon à la française

a partir de US$ 16 020 avec early booking bonus
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec grande fenêtre

a partir de US$ 11 520 avec early booking bonus
View Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre panoramique

a partir de US$ 11 070 avec early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

190 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre donnant sur l’océan

a partir de US$ 10 260 avec early booking bonus
Adventurer Suite

167 ft² / 15 m² avec 2 hublots

a partir de US$ 9 900 avec early booking bonus
Les tarifs sont indiqués par personne

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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.

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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 to experience the highlights of Melanesia and Micronesia; the true gems of the regions. Starting in Cairns, Silver Explorer will sail through Papua New Guinea and will finally visit several little islands in Yap before reaching Guam. This voyage will lead you from active volcanoes to underwater wonders to Lamotrek’s beautiful blue lagoon. You can swim and snorkel or look for seabird colonies on isolated islands. Photograph active hot springs and mud pools 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 history, geology, wildlife and botany of these locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.

Voyage Highlights:

Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea
As part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, and especially Fergusson Island, are former but now extinct volcanoes. The area close to Dei Dei village shows active thermal springs and mud pools.

Kuiawa Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
In the early 20th century the Trobriand Islands were made famous as the “Islands of Love”. Explore Kuiawa’s village with the small houses for people and the specially built yam houses. Yams are a very important part of the Trobriand culture and the central festival of the year is a yam festival for which groups will prepare special songs and dances.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is rich in natural history as well as historical importance not only 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.

Tuam, Papua New Guinea
Located off the north-eastern coastline of Papua New Guinea, Tuam Island is built of uplifted coral reef limestone. The small village on the eastern side of the island is at sea-level and has a wall of palm fronds to protect the houses from the prevailing winds. The reef wall off the northwestern side of the island is quite spectacular.

Satawal, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
Satawal, “The Island of Navigators,” is known for its early canoes and traditional navigational techniques. Satawal’s Mau Piailug served as a teacher to the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s founding members. The village and canoes houses are all on the western side, the only area where the reef permits a landing.

Lamotrek, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
Silver Explorer will enter the lagoon of Lamotrek Atoll to reach Lamotrek Island. This island has one of the highest counts of traditional navigators and ocean-going canoes. Conditions permitting one might sail a canoe inside the lagoon.

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 Melanesian and Micronesian welcomes
  • Witness the Trobriand Islander’s spectacular traditional dances
  • Wander a local market in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea with all the sights and smells therein
  • Meet the traditional navigators of Satawal and Lamotrek and see their ocean-going canoes.

 

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

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Itinéraire de croisière

Les destinations que vous visiterez sont au cœur de chaque croisière. Explorez la galerie ci-dessous pour en savoir plus.

restaurants et espaces publics

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