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LAUTOKA A APRA

ILES DU PACIFIQUE SUD croisière d'expedition Silver Explorer

Entre volcans et lagons, la Mélanésie regroupe des îles aux allures de paradis, trop souvent oubliées par les globe-trotters. Merveilleuses, fascinantes et par-dessus tout authentique. Des îles émeraude dans un écrin tapissé de bleu. Retrouver tout ce que vous aimez des voyages : les rencontres amicales avec les communautés locales, l'observation de colonies d'oiseaux rares, la plongée sous-marine dans des eaux cristallines... Juste merveilleux !
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Itinéraire de croisière

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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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Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67m² comptant le balcon privatif

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Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Silver Suite

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

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Veranda Suite

206-216 ft² / 19-20m² comptant un balcon à la française

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Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18 m², avec grande fenêtre

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View Suite

192 ft² / 18m², avec fenêtre panoramique

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Explorer Suite

175-195 ft²/16-18 m² avec fenêtre donnant sur l’océan

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Adventurer Suite

157-167 ft²/14-15 m² avec 2 hublots

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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
  • *À l'exception du tour du monde et des grands voyages complets.
  • *Si la liaison aérienne l’exige. Les transferts et hôtel sont inclus uniquement pour les clients qui utilisent l'offre sur les vols de Silversea. 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 $2,000. Conditions Générales.

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 / 67m² comptant le balcon privatif

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Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Silver Suite

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

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Veranda Suite

206-216 ft² / 19-20m² comptant un balcon à la française

Liste d’attente
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18 m², avec grande fenêtre

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View Suite

192 ft² / 18m², avec fenêtre panoramique

Liste d’attente
Explorer Suite

175-195 ft²/16-18 m² avec fenêtre donnant sur l’océan

Liste d’attente
Adventurer Suite

157-167 ft²/14-15 m² avec 2 hublots

Liste d’attente
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.

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 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 in tranquil waters, 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 onboard Expedition Team.

Voyage Highlights:

Yasawa Islands, Fiji –
The lovely Yasawa Islands are entered via the turquoise waters if Buasali Bay. Hilltops of the island of Yasawa offer panoramic views of Sawa-i-Lau and the surrounded landscape, 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 around the wreck 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 Islands, 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 colorful local markets, the Volcano Observatory, 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 Melanesian and Micronesian 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 and wildlife activities. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

GEAR UP

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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.