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Papeete, Tahiti A Lautoka

ILES DU PACIFIQUE SUD croisière d'expedition Silver Explorer

From black pearls and underwater wonders to blue lagoons and raised coral islands, this is a voyage of adventure and discovery. Explore underwater wonders, view unimaginable vistas in Bora Bora and be transfixed by the awe-inspiring beauty of Aitutaki's lagoon. Meet local communities and be overwhelmed by the friendliness of the Pacific Islanders. Join us to look for the Pearls of the Pacific.
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Itinéraire de croisière

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Papeete will be your gateway to the tropical paradise of French Polynesia, where islands fringed with gorgeous beaches and turquoise ocean await to soothe the soul. This spirited city is the capital of French Polynesia, and serves as a superb base for onward exploration of Tahiti – an island of breathtaking landscapes and oceanic vistas. Wonderful lagoons of crisp, clear water beg to be snorkelled, stunning black beaches and blowholes pay tribute to the island's volcanic heritage, and lush green mountains beckon you inland on adventures, as you explore extraordinary Tahiti.

Simply saying the name Bora Bora is usually enough to induce gasps of jealousy, as images of milky blue water, sparkling white beaches and casually leaning palm trees immediately spring to mind. The imagination doesn't lie, either, and if you visit, you’ll soon realise this island is every bit as gorgeous as you ever imagined. Thatched wooden huts stand out over shallow, sparkling seawater, with vivid fish swirling just below. Soak up the sun, scuba dive, or simply revel in the opulent luxury of one of the island's many magnificent resorts.

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.
Even high praise like the 'world's most beautiful island' from Lonely Planet's co-founder, Tony Wheeler, won't prepare you for the intoxicating intensity of the coal blue ocean, the glow of the pure white sand, and the soothing ripple of the palm-tree forests at incredible Aitutaki. Breathless romance hangs thick in the air here, especially when a riot of purples, reds and oranges are spreading across the sky, accompanying the sun's descent each evening.
The low-lying atoll of Palmerston is inhabited by three families, all descendants of William Marsters (1831-1899). Members of the community are known to greet visitors and guide small boats into the lagoon through a maze of coral reef. Once ashore, the whole community generally turns out to meet visitors as it is a rare occurrence. The island’s highlights include a church, the oldest house, the cemetery, the school, the underground gardens and “Duke’s Pool,” inviting for a swim or snorkel. In the lagoon’s waters it is possible to find colorful reef-fish, sea cucumbers, rays, and sea turtles.
Home to amazingly bright turquoise waters, Beveridge Reef is located within Niue, in the central Pacific Ocean to the northeast of New Zealand. Beveridge Reef is an undersea mountain capped by a coral atoll that encloses a small lagoon. The larger island of Niue is rather unique in being an isolated island rather than an archipelago. This uniqueness has its influence on the marine life found along Niue's coasts, as it lacks an interconnected 'network' of places to live. The Beveridge Reef was first reported in 1847 by the British Captain Lower-Tinger, commander of the brig 'Berveridge'.
Niue, or “The Rock” as it is known to its inhabitants, is one of the largest raised coral atolls in the Pacific, an island type named “Makatea” after an island in French Polynesia. Niue’s coast lends itself to exploration with stops at points of historical and scenic interest including opportunities for snorkeling, exploring limestone caves, and swimming in Niue’s crystal clear water.
With a population of 6,000, Neiafu is the capital city and the second largest municipality in the Polynesian nation of Tonga (a 169-island archipelago in the South Pacific). The city is situated in a deep- water harbor (Port of Refuge) on the south coast of Vava͛u, the main island of the Vava͛u archipelago in northern Tonga. The waters of this region are known for their clarity and beauty, and the area attracts many humpback whales between June and November.
Nuku is a small tropical island to the west of the larger Kapa Island in the Tongan group. The vivid green vegetation of the low lying island is fringed by white sand beaches that were likely formed by centuries of bright white coral skeletons being eroded into sand grains by waves and time. Living coral reefs surround the tear-drop shaped island of Nuku with a kaleidoscope of color and diverse marine life.
Within the Polynesian nation of Tonga, an archipelago of 169 islands (only 36 of which are inhabited), lies the sand-cay Uoleva Island, one of the Ha'apai islands of Tonga. Uoleva Island is one of the most beautiful and protected anchorages in Tonga and is mostly uninhabited but for its three small resorts. On Uoleva Island visitors will discover pristine, palm tree-lined white sand beaches and clear, light blue waters.
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.
Also known as Thombia Island, the crescent moon-shaped Cobia Island in Fiji is part of the Ringgold Isles archipelago. The arched entrance to Cobia island is lined with trees, and the island is teeming with biodiversity on land and underwater. Cobia Island is part of the Budd Reef and has a submerged volcanic crater with its highest elevation on the west side of the island.
Idyllic and picturesque with possibly the lightest, clearest blue waters on the planet, the Ringgold Isles are an archipelago in Fiji that is mostly uninhabited, but for one small village. Tree-lined hills slope down onto white sandy beaches lined with palm trees and interesting rock outcroppings in some areas. Three reefs form part of this group: the Budd, Nukusemanu, and Heemskercq Reefs. The waters surrounding these islands, including Cobia Island, are favored for scuba diving because of their visibility down to 120 feet.
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.
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.

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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

a partir de US$ 9 810 avec early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

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

a partir de US$ 9 090 avec early booking bonus
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.

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

Liste d’attente
Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² en comptant le balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
Silver Suite

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

Liste d’attente
Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² en comptant le balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
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

Liste d’attente
View Suite

192 ft² / 18m², avec fenêtre panoramique

a partir de US$ 9 810 avec early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

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

a partir de US$ 9 090 avec early booking bonus
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.

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.

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 look for the Pearls of the Pacific. Starting in Tahiti, Silver Explorer will sail through Polynesia via the Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga and will visit several island gems in Fiji. Discover black pearls and underwater wonders, and explore blue lagoons and raised coral islands. Swim with rays and sharks, watch for dolphins and look for seabird colonies on isolated islands in some of Polynesia’s best and least known lagoons, or relax on beautiful beaches. Interact with local communities and experience the legendary 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 on board Expedition Team.

Voyage Highlights:

Bora Bora, Tahiti –
Discover why Bora Bora is Tahiti’s most famous island. No superlatives can adequately describe the spectacular beauty of Bora Bora's emerald-green hills and tranquil sapphire-blue lagoons. There are underwater wonders, many islets circling the main island, mountains and a spectacular lagoon. Interesting sites include the ancient marae stone temples, the Faanui Protestant Church, scenic lookout points with spectacular vistas of the lagoon and distant islands, old WWII remnants and popular Matira Beach.

Aitutaki, Cook Islands –
With a reef that completely encompasses a large turquoise lagoon, Aitutaki is considered one of the most spectacular destinations in the region. Visitors who enter the main village via Zodiac must do so by traveling through a narrow channel where a warrior challenges all visitors, according to local tradition.

Vava’u Archipelago, Tonga –
The Vava’u Archipelago is known for its raised islands and has one of the most picturesque harbours. The island has a heritage of plant life, including medicinal varieties used by generations of local people to cure their ailments.

Vanau Balavu, Fiji –
The third largest of the Lau Islands of Fiji, Vanau Balavu is protected by a reef that can be snorkelled from the beach, or an anchored Zodiac, depending on conditions. Local villages follow ancient traditions, including music, dance and yaqona (kava) ceremonies.

Cobia Island, Ringgold Islands, Fiji –
Cobia Island is the lush remnant of a former volcano, with two small white sand beaches. The volcano’s crater rim, has disappeared on the northeast side and has permitted seawater to come in, forming a beautiful blue lagoon where visibility can exceed 120 feet.

Cultural Highlight:

• Visit small island communities to experience the Polynesian and Melanesian friendliness towards visitors.
• Fijian kava ceremonies are for spectators and participants alike.

 Wildlife Watch List:

• Birds: Bridled Tern, Lesser Frigatebird, Black Noddy, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Brown Noddy, Common White Tern, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Red-tailed Tropicbirds, White-tailed Tropicbirds,
• Black-banded sea kraits
• Pacific Black Skink
• Dolphins, rays and sharks
• 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, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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