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LAUTOKA A CAIRNS

ILES DU PACIFIQUE SUD croisière d'expedition Silver Explorer

Explorez la magnifique Mélanésie, dont l'histoire et la culture sont tout aussi exotiques que ses paysages. Cap au nord du tropique du Capricorne, où vous plongerez dans le luxe de Silversea tout en vous émerveillant face aux « sauts du gol » téméraires des habitants du Vanuatu et aux marchés de la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. Plongez sous les eaux limpides afin d'explorer un univers marin bariolé, tout en recevant des informations de la part de notre équipe de chefs d'expédition.
Voyage E1200424017

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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.
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.
Vanikoro is part of the Solomon Islands’ Temotu Province. Although Vanikoro is usually considered as one entity, there are two major inhabited and several smaller uninhabited islands almost entirely surrounded by a reef. Vanikoro’s population has two distinct origins: the majority is Melanesian and lives mainly on Teanu and Banie’s northern shore, the Polynesian inhabitants live along Banie’s south coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tami Islands are a small archipelago of just four islands located south of Finschhafen in the Huon Gulf. Collectively, they are part of Morobe Province. Tami Island is the main island and is one of just two islands in the enclave to be inhabited. The people here are known for their elaborately carved, oblong-shaped “Tami bowls”. The small community of islanders live simply. Tami has just a single primary school and a small medical aid post. Coconut and areca palm trees, Alexandrian laurel and frangipani make for a lush and colourful appearance of the island.
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.
Samarai is a tiny island south of Papua New Guinea’s southeastern peninsula dwarfed by neighbouring islands. Once a famous trading port and the second-largest settlement in the Territory of Papua (the Australian-administered southern part of what today is Papua New Guinea), Samarai used to be Milne Bay Province’s capital until 1968 when administrators were moved to mainland and the town of Alotau. The relocation was necessary as the 29-hectare (72-acre) island was simply overcrowded.
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.
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.

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728 ft² / 67 m² comptant le balcon privatif

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Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Silver Suite

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

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

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Veranda Suite

216 ft² / 20 m² comptant un balcon à la française

a partir de US$ 16 920 avec early booking bonus
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec grande fenêtre

a partir de US$ 12 150 avec early booking bonus
View Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre panoramique

a partir de US$ 11 610 avec early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

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

a partir de US$ 10 800 avec early booking bonus
Adventurer Suite

167 ft² / 15 m² avec 2 hublots

a partir de US$ 10 350 avec early booking bonus
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  • *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.
  • *À l'exception du tour du monde et des grands voyages complets.

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

Liste d’attente
Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

a partir de US$ 24 570 avec early booking bonus
Silver Suite

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

a partir de US$ 22 320 avec early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37 m² en comptant le balcon privatif

a partir de US$ 19 980 avec early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

216 ft² / 20 m² comptant un balcon à la française

a partir de US$ 16 920 avec early booking bonus
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec grande fenêtre

a partir de US$ 12 150 avec early booking bonus
View Suite

192 ft² / 18 m² avec fenêtre panoramique

a partir de US$ 11 610 avec early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

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

a partir de US$ 10 800 avec early booking bonus
Adventurer Suite

167 ft² / 15 m² avec 2 hublots

a partir de US$ 10 350 avec early booking bonus
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; the true gems of the region. Starting in Lautoka, Silver Explorer will sail through Melanesia via Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This voyage will lead you from underwater wonders to blue lagoons and islands with active volcanoes where one can swim and snorkel, watch for dolphins and look for seabirds. 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 history, 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 Island is reached via the turquoise waters of Buasali Bay. Hilltops of Yasawa Island offer panoramic views, while the swimming or snorkelling in the bay or in a cave on Sawa-i-Lau 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 sand drawings that were recognized by UNESCO for their cultural significance.

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
At Espiritu Santo’s most famous beach it is possible to snorkel and see an array of sea life, to swim and simply to relax on the picture-perfect beach or in the shade of giant Barringtonia and Alexandrian laurel.

Njari Island, Solomon Islands
While this is one of 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 in a single dive.

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 the local markets, the Volcano Observatory, museums in Kokopo, and panoramic views of Blanche Bay and the Duke of York Islands.

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.

 
  Cultural Highlight:

  • Visit small island communities to experience Melanesian 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
  • See a Baining fire dance performed at night

 

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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restaurants et espaces publics

À bord, vous ne verrez pas le temps passer. Découvrez les options du dîner, à l’enseigne de l’excellence culinaire, et les lieux uniques où vous profiterez de notre style de vie exclusif en compagnie de voyageurs du monde entier.