CAIRNS COAST

THE KIMBERLEY SINGAPORE – DARWIN

from $11,970

DATES: 2022 – MAY 18

DURATION: 18 DAYS/17 NIGHTS

EMBARK: SINGAPORE

DISEMBARK: DARWIN, AUSTRALIA

SHIP: Silver Explorer

FROM: $11,970
After10% Early Booking Savings Free Economy or reduced rate Business Class Air
Pre- and Post-cruise hotel, transfers ALL INCLUSIVE

 

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All about the THE KIMBERLEY SINGAPORE – DARWIN.

If you are looking for a taste of the exceptional, then this cruise is it. Sailing from Singapore to Darwin, few words can describe the scope of diversity of this voyage. Taking in Indonesia’s iconic Komodo dragons, cerulean sea days, the red rocks of Australia’s Kimberley plus the thundering and quite astonishing horizontal waterfalls of the Buccaneer region, all wrapped up in thousands of years of Asian and Aboriginal history, travel with us for the most fulfilling voyage of your life.

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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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personalized service – the best crew-to-guest ratio in expedition cruising
  • Butler service in every suite and stateroom – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service – available from 06:00 to 23:00 aboard Silver Discoverer
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified Expeditions Team
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Unlimited free Wi-fi 
  • Free Economy Air – or reduced rate Business Class air
  • Pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and transfers

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spa and Beauty Parlor Services
  • Select premium wines
  • Additional pre- or post-cruise arrangements

  1. Day 1 ARRIVE SINGAPORE

    Arrive Singapore, transfer to your included hotel.
    Singapore is a spectacular, futuristic vision of utopian city life. A healthy population of almost six million call it home, but this is a city designed with space to breathe, with gorgeous outdoor parks, massive indoor greenhouses and beautiful recreational spaces spread between the City of Gardens’ skyscrapers and soaring structures. The lush green botanical gardens are a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 52 hectares.

  2. DAY 2 SINGAPORE - EMBARKATION

    Advanced, airy and elevated, Singapore is a spectacular, futuristic vision of utopian city life. A healthy population of almost six million call it home, but this is a city designed with space to breathe, and gorgeous outdoor parks, massive indoor greenhouses and beautiful recreational spaces spread between the City of Gardens’ skyscrapers and soaring structures. Once a quiet fishing village, now a glistening island city-state and an international beacon of science, education and technology. Singapore is almost intimidatingly clean – and the hyper-efficient public transport system whips residents and visitors across the city’s neighborhoods in a heartbeat. Glorious fountains and audacious skyscrapers loom up – nodding to traditional feng shui beliefs – and putting on dazzling illuminated displays after dark. The lush green botanical gardens are a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering 52 hectares and decorated with impressive colorful orchids. Or breathe in more of the freshest air by heading up to wander the canopy strung bridges of MacRitchie Reservoir Park. Head for the iconic Marina Bay – a landmark of the city crowned by three interconnected towers, which watch out over island sprinkled waters. Jaunt between Little India and the atmospheric Chinatown in minutes, where beautiful temples – like the Chinese Thian Hock Keng Temple and Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple add rich cultural intrigue. Singapore’s cuisine is a mouthwatering fusion of its Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay influences, taking and enhancing the best of each. Enjoy dishes in towering restaurants, or toast the glowing skyline with the city’s eponymous gin-soaked cocktail – a Singapore Sling.

    Enjoy your free time to explore the city and surrounds. Transfer to the pier for embarkation and departure at 23:00

     

  3. DAY 3 AT SEA

    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 going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  4. DAY 4 BELITUNG ISLANDS, INDONESIA

    The island of Belitung is large, measuring roughly 4,500 square kilometer (1740 square miles). Along with neighbouring Bangka and the many other surrounding small islands this is not just an archipelago, but a substantial province of Indonesia. Belitung used to have many tin mines, but today the island is better known for its nature. The most distinct features of Belitung’s many beaches are the fascinating granite rock formations along the shallow shores. These rocks can reach the size of houses and lie in bold contrast to the white sand. Swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters reveals healthy corals and hundreds of fish.

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSION

    Snorkeling with Silversea Expedition team

    Snorkel from the Zodiac accompanied by the Expedition team. Underwater marvels include the excellent Table Coral, Finger Coral and Coral platforms. After snorkeling, there is still time to land on this beautiful small island and enjoy a swim from the beach and take a look at the lighthouse.

    Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

    Today we will do a Zodiac cruise visiting some of the many smaller islands dotted along the coast. The Isands are small, tropical and often covered in unique rock formations that make for stunning photographs.

  5. DAY 5 KARIMUNJAWA, INDONESIA

    Covered by coconut trees and surrounded by white sandy beaches, Menyawakan Island lies some 64 nautical miles off Java’s coast in the Karimunjawa archipelago. This tranquil and secluded setting offers tropical and laid back ambiance and good snorkeling.

  6. DAY 6 AT SEA

    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 going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  7. DAY 7 PULAU MOYO, INDONESIA

    Pulau Moyo is an island east of Lombok and some three kilometers off the north coast of Sumbawa, Western Nusa Tenggara Regency. It has been proposed as a national park together with neighboring (and smaller) Satonda Island to the northeast –both already have the status of Nature Tourism Parks. Located at the mouth of Saleh Bay which nearly cuts Sumbawa in half, the island blocks the entrance to the bay with its more than 32,000 hectares. While most of the 21 settlements are found on the island’s northern coast, two thirds of the island is a reserve. The coastline with white sandy beaches and rarely visited reefs has been declared a marine conservation area; the central plateau, mostly savannah with occasional forests, is part of a nature reserve. Long-tailed macaques, wild cattle and boars prefer this habitat. Some twenty species of bats are known and a bat cave is one of the local attractions, which also include waterfalls. Striated Herons, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Green Imperial Pigeons, Yellow-crested Cockatoos, and Helmeted Friarbirds, are just some of the more than 70 species of birds recorded on Moyo.

  8. DAY 8 KOMODO | PINK BEACH, INDONESIA

    Komodo, the volcanic island of giant lizards, lies 320 miles (515 kilometer’s) east of Bali. Komodo is 25 miles (40 kilometers) long and 12 miles (19 kilometer’s) wide; its parched hills ascend to a height of 2,410 feet (734 meters). Komodo is home to a community of some 2000 people who make their living primarily from fishing. The island is the centerpiece of the Komodo National Park, where you will find the most tangible legacy left behind from the Jurassic Era. Komodo Island was little-known and the Komodo dragons were only a myth until the giant lizards were scientifically described in 1912 . Extinct almost everywhere else, the island attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to see the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Komodo National Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. The Komodo dragon’s great bulk and weight are its most unique characteristics; even hatchling’s average 20 inches (51 centimeters) in length. The adult male can reach 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh up to 330 pounds (150 kilos). Females attain only two-thirds of this size, and lay up to 30 eggs at a time. With their saw-like teeth, these fierce creatures are able to rip apart a deer, goat or wild pig. The animals have an uncanny sense of smell, and are considered among the world’s most intelligent reptiles. They are quite agile over short distances, and can move swiftly to capture their prey. The Indonesian Directorate of Nature Conservation (PPA) administers Komodo National Park. Park Rangers must escort all visitors; independent exploration of the park is not permitted.

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team

    After a dry landing onto a wooden pontoon enjoy a long (3km-1.9m) or short (0.8km-0.5m) nature guided walk through this intriguing tropical island, looking out for birds and their most famous inhabitants, the Komodo Dragons. These are easy nature walks, with some loose terrain, exposed roots and muddy areas at times.

    Arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of the Komodo National Park. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile that bears the looks of a prehistoric dinosaur and is appropriately called a Komodo Dragon. A clear indication of Komodo National Park’s biological importance is its ranking with UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve.The Komodo Dragon is thought to be the remnant of a once widespread ancient order of monitor lizards. Today, fewer than 300 of this protected species remains and its continuing existence hangs in the balance. Often measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds, this ominous looking creature, with its sharp, saw-like teeth and menacing eyes, leaves a lasting impression on all who have had the opportunity to see it up close. Living on deer and wild pigs that inhabit the island, it is surprisingly agile when covering short distances and a good swimmer.Meet the local rangers and begin your walk. Traveling in small groups with the Expedition Team and park rangers, make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point.Receive expert commentary on the other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment.

    PINK BEACH

    Pink Beach earned its name for the way the beach can appear to have a rosy hue in certain lights. The color comes from small flecks of red coral mixed in with the fine white reef sand. With a few trees along the beach for shade, this stretch of coast makes a fine place to relax or enjoy a snorkel or dive in the crystal clear waters. It is possible to spot a striped clown fish nestled among the protective tentacles of its sea anemone host, or to see a grouper lazily swimming by a flamboyant soft coral. The reef here is now protected by law and the maturing corals are a joy to behold.

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

    After a wet landing on a white sandy beach, there is an opportunity to go for a walk up the hill to the lookout over the bay.

    Snorkeling with Silversea Expedition team

    This exceptional beach gets its striking color from microscopic animals called Foraminifera, which produces a red pigment on the coral reefs, Enjoy a day of snorkeling with an easy beach entry, look out for Anemone fish, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Surgeonfish, Parrotfish, Blue Spotted Stingrays, Green Turtles in a sea of Porites, Leather coral, Xenia, Brain Coral and Organ Pipe coral.

  9. DAY 9 SAVU, INDONESIA

    Savu is a small island about halfway between Timor and Sumba. This little island is one of the most interesting destinations in Nusa Tenggara. The Savunese principally plant corn, but derive their staple nutrition from the lontar palm. The nutritious juice of this drought-resistant tree nourishes a relatively high population concentration on Savu’s 461 square kilometers (178 square miles). Approximately 80% of the Savunese are Christian, although animistic beliefs are still important. The tradition of textile weaving remains strong, with the women still growing the cotton, hand dyeing and weaving on backstrap looms.

  10. DAY 10 AT SEA

    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 going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

  11. DAY 11 BROOME, AUSTRALIA
    Gateway to the oldest and most elusive of all Australia’s nine regions, Broome is where your Kimberley adventure begins. The ancient landscape has long held travelers spellbound: The Kimberley is three time larger than England but has a population of just 35,000, is over 65,000 years old and is home to 2,000 km of coastline. Almost impenetrable, incredibly remote, the red baked earth, prolific wildlife, majestic canyons and swimming holes are the stuff of Australian wilderness dreams. English explorer William Dampier was the first explorer to set foot in Broome in 1668. However, the land had long been used as a trading route between east and west Kimberley for Aboriginal families. These semi-nomadic tribes respected strict unwritten rules regarding ownership of the land. The Yawuru people remain the Native Title holders for the township of Broome to this day. Broome itself has over 84 Aboriginal communities affiliated to it, 78 of which are considered remote. The city grew from its nascent pearling industry of the late 19th century. Pearl diving was dangerous in the waters surrounding Broome and for many years divers were limited to Aboriginal slaves, skin divers who faced cyclones, sharks, crocodiles, ear and chest infections in order to bring up as many pearl shells as possible for their masters. Natural pearls were rare and extremely valuable, and when found, were placed in a locked box. At the peak of its industry, around 1914, Broome was responsible for 80% of the world’s pearl trade.
    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS
    Cape Leveque Explorer

    Explore Cape Leveque, one of Australia’s most remote and untouched regions as you journey up the spectacular Dampier Peninsula. Largely Aboriginal-owned land, the Dampier is a delight for travelers seeking a Kimberley experience that is culturally rewarding in a beautiful environment.

    Depart the pier and drive one hour to Beagle Bay, learning about the peninsula’s fascinating place in Australia’s history as you proceed. Arrive at Beagle Bay, home of the Beagle Bay Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea.Afterwards travel north to the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to learn about the past and present of the extraordinary Kimberley pearling industry before enjoying a delicious lunch.End the day with a visit to One Arm Point Community and the local aquaculture hatchery, home to an array of local marine animals, the perfect place to view the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago guided by a local aboriginal guide from Gumbanan.Transfer to the stunning Kooljaman wilderness reserve for some free time before returning to the ship (45-minute return drive).

    Willie Creek Pearl Farm

    Learn the secrets of oyster harvesting and cultivation on this in-depth exploration tour at Wille Creek Pearl Farm. Board an air-conditioned motorcoach at the pier for the scenic one-hour ride to Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

    Located 38 kms north of Broome, Willie Creek Pearl Farm is perfectly situated on the scenic and protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek. This protected tidal estuary, where freshwater meets and mixes with salty ocean waters, provides the perfect environment for growing the Pinctada Maxima oyster that produces the world-renowned South Sea Pearl.Once you arrive, your expert guide shares the secrets of how these unique and stunning cultured pearls are produced. Learn all about evaluating the luster, shape and value of individual pearls. Your tour also includes a demonstration of how oysters are seeded. Only professional pearl technicians can perform the precise operation. In a sterile environment, the oyster is opened to allow the technician to insert an irritant into the shell.Your guide shares how it usually takes the oyster two to three years to produce a good-sized pearl. During that time, the oysters are cleaned and nurtured before being examined by pearl technicians who hope to find a large and lustrous pearl inside.After the demonstration, climb aboard a boat to get up close and personal with a tour of the oyster beds. Under these waters is the breeding ground for the famous Pinctada Maxima oyster, the only oyster that cultivates South Sea pearls. The Pinctada Maxima oyster can grow as large as a foot in diameter and can produce a satiny lustrous pearl ranging from 9 millimeters to 20 millimeters in size.Before returning for the scenic ride back to the ship, visit the elegant showroom to see exquisite handmade jewelry featuring Broome pearls, diamonds and Western Australian gold.Return with a one-hour drive back to the ship.

    Snubfin Dolphin Experience

    Experience the incredibly diverse ecosystem that is Roebuck Bay, and with luck, visit with the snubfin dolphins that call this place home. The extensive seagrass meadows of this magnificent bay are home to a myriad of marine creatures that you may be fortunate to see on this memorable excursion.

    Roebuck Bay is home to the world’s only resident population of snubfin dolphins. Measuring around 2 meters in length, the snubfin dolphin is much smaller than the more commonly seen bottlenose and was only identified as a unique species as recently as 2005.Cruise the serene waters of the Indian Ocean, sit back and relax onboard a catamaran while your experienced captain and crew tell you all there is to know about this magical part of the world. See the bay’s resident snubfin dolphins in the stunning turquoise colored bay.Other sea mammals are frequently seen throughout the tour, such as bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, dugong and the graceful manta ray.After 2.5 hours of cruising, make the return trip to the pier.

    Broome Pearl Lugger Cruise

    Sail the blue waters of Broome in Australia’s north west aboard ”Willie,” one of the last operating pearl luggers in Australia. Willie, a 67-foot Gaff Rig Schooner, was modeled on the designs of early 1900 pearl luggers and built to fish for Mother of Pearl shell Pinctada Maxima, which put Broome on the map and shaped the history of the region.

    Sailing between Roebuck Bay and the idyllic Cable Beach, Willie allows you to see how a traditional gaff-rigged sailing vessel operates with all sails heaved up manually just as our forefathers did. With plenty of comfortable seating options aboard, enjoy the calm waters and natural beauty of the coastline surrounding Broome.Begin your day with a brief transfer from the pier en route to beach. Once there, kick off your shoes and walk Cable Beach and wet your feet in the warm Indian Ocean as you make your way to a tender which transfers you to the ship.Relax as you listen to stories of the rich history and culture of the area and snack on canapes with refreshments served on the open deck. Your crew for the day can point out the abundance of marine life from turtles, seas snakes, dolphins and the mighty humpback whale, to dugongs, manta rays and the plethora of pelagic fish.Jump in the warm water of the Indian Ocean or just relax on the deck and enjoy the scenery before arriving back to ashore and transferring back to the ship.

    SELECTED SHORE EXCURSION
    Horizontal Falls & Cape Leveque Flight Seeing

    Experience the spectacular nature surrounding Broome by helicopter and learn about pearl farming in Cygnet Bay on this incredible full-day tour. Depart the pier and head 20 minutes towards Broome International Airport to meet your pilot and guide for your scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls. Prepare to be in awe of the astonishing views over the Horizontal Falls, and see other places such as Talbot Bay, Koolan Island and Cockatoo Island.

    From the falls fly to Cygnet Bay, passing the Buccaneer Archipelago to arrive at the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Learn about the processes and harvesting of oysters, and after this sit back and relax to enjoy lunch. Once your belly is full, transfer to the helicopter and begin the journey back to the pier, with some amazing views along the way, from above such as One Arm Point, Cape Leveque and Carnot Bay.Upon arrival at the Broome International Airport, board the vehicle and head back to the pier discussing your highlights of the trip with your fellow friends.

  12. DAY 12 LACEPEDES ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

    Enjoy a Zodiac cruise in the lagoon looking out for Green Turtles, Brown Boobies, Shovel Nose Rays, Frigate Birds, Oyster Catchers and Pied Cormorants, some in very large and impressive amounts.

  13. DAY 13 BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, AUS- TRALIA

    Set off the coast of Western Australia, the Buccaneer Archipelago is one of the Kimberley’s finest secrets. The Archipelago, 50 k2 (19 sq mi), is made up of around 800 islands and protect the mainland from the huge 12 metre tides and astonishing speed of the Yampi (or, in traditional Aborigine, “Yampee”) Sound. The speed and power of the water many not make for pleasant bathing, but do however result in fantastic natural phenomena. One fine example is the horizontal reversible waterfall in Talbot Bay. The tidal pull is responsible for the “reversible” nature of the falls, however, this also hides narrow gaps between the islands, making for treacherous sailing conditions. Isolated graves of sailors and divers are testimony to the danger. William Dampier sighted the Archipelago in 1688 but it would not be until 1821 that the Archipelago would become known as Buccaneer (a term coined by Captain Phillip Parker King) ”in commemoration of William Dampier’s visit to this part of the coast ”. Commander John Lort Stokes also noted the area in his 1838 record. Enterprising individuals were initially attracted to the Buccaneer Archipelago in the 1800s due to the superior pearling as well as the rich iron ore deposits. Pearling conducted by luggers in the 1880s was concentrated in Cygnet Bay, Cascade Bay, Cone Bay and Strickland Bay. More recently, mining operators established open-cut mines on Koolan Island on the east side of the Sound. Some of the richest iron ore in the world is extracted here to this day.

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Horizontal Falls Fast Boat Ride

    The Buccaneer Archipelago has of over 800 islands and was created millions of years ago by erosion-causing tidal changes. The region’s tides present amazing spectacles that can create seemingly horizontal waterfalls at Talbot Bay. Watch reefs and islands come out of the ocean, only to have them disappear before your eyes again.

    The Horizontal Falls is a natural phenomenon where you can experience this incredible tidal power firsthand. Board a 900-horsepower fast boat (the fastest boat in the Kimberley region) and let the highly experienced skippers take you for an exhilarating ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls. Reasonable mobility and fitness are required as the ride will be rapid and bumpy at times.

  14. DAYS 14-15 HUNTER RIVER, AUSTRALIA

    The Hunter River is home to an immense mangrove system surrounded by soaring red sandstone cliffs. Narrow mangrove channels shelter numerous bird species, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and the infamous saltwater crocodile; the most aggressive crocodile species known to man. Naturalist Island at the mouth of the river has a stunning stretch of sandy beach that makes a perfect landing site for small helicopters that can pick up visitors wishing to explore some of the Kimberley’s vast interior. The highlight inland is the famous Mitchell Falls where four tiers of waterfalls plunge into deep pools that flow out into the mighty Mitchell River. The headwaters of the falls are cool and a dip in the fresh water is a welcome reprieve from the heat of the heartland.

  15. DAY 16 KING GEORGE RIVER, AUSTRALIA

    The King George Falls is one of the Kimberley’s most magnificent natural wonders. At 80 meters (260 feet), the thundering spectacle of twin cascades are among the highest in Australia. The river weaves through an amazing landscape of near vertical red rock formations and a parade of wildlife — carnivorous saltwater crocodiles and amazing bird life, including giant raptors and the Brahminy Kite.

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

    Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team

    From Kooloma Bay enjoy a Zodiac cruise to the King George Falls, surrounded by ancient metamorphosed sediments, volcanic rocks and granite. These waterfalls, famous for their indigenous inhabitants (The Balanggarra), are the male and female incarnations of the Wunkurr or Rainbow serpents. Water levels of the King George Falls may vary according to the time of the month we visit them.

    Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

    After a scenic zodiac ride to the King George Falls, leave your Zodiac anchored next to some large rocks on the side of the falls to begin your hike up to the summit. The active ascent its of approximately 90 meters ending with a rewarding dip in the natural pool at the top.

  16. DAY 17 AT SEA
    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 going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
  17. DAY 18 DARWIN, AUSTRALIA – DISEMBARKATION

    Australia’s capital of the north is a uniquely tropical city, and a historically isolated outpost of this vast, diverse country. Reaching up towards the equator, a full 2,000 miles from Sydney and Melbourne, the city was named in honor of Charles Darwin by the British settlers who established a frontier outpost here. With a unique history, beautiful islands nearby, and a palette of sizzling Pacific flavors, colorful Darwin is an enchanting and exotic Australian destination. Crocodiles patrol the jungled waterways and tropical rainforests around Australia’s gateway to the Top End. Explore via airboat to look down on the veiny waterways of the mist-laced Kakadu National Park. The sounds of chattering birdlife and the gentle splash of fountains and waterfalls will fill your ears in George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Soak it all in, before kicking back and relaxing with a picnic and a crackling barbecue. The sunshine and famous tropical pink sunsets mean many visitors naturally gravitate to the city’s soft sands to relax at spots like pretty Mindil Beach, as evening approaches. The adjoining market is filled with souvenirs and crafts stands and is the perfect great place to enjoy some fiery Asian flavors. Stroll the stalls, grab some food, and crack open an ice-frosted beer as the sunset show begins. It may be remote, but Darwin found itself on the front line during the Pacific War, as the Japanese air force unloaded their bombs onto the city in 1942. This relaxed unassuming city has a deeply resilient backbone, however, and you can explore the museums to learn more of the war’s impact on Darwin, as well as the devastating effects of one of Australia’s worst natural disasters, Cyclone Tracy in 1973.

    Transfer to your included hotel.

  18. DAY 19 TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or take a post-cruise tour extension. Perhaps the Gahn Train from Darwin to Adelaide.

    We offer Pre- and Post-cruise programs to suit your interests.

Silver Explorer

The purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

Fast Facts

  • Officers: International
  • Length: 354 ft
  • Beam: 52 ft
  • Tonnage: 6,072
  • Cruise Speed: 14 knots
  • Total Staff: 117
  • Passenger Capacity: 132

 

PUBLIC AREAS:

Beauty Salon
A full range of salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship, or in advance via My Voyage.

Boutiques
Featuring designer collections and duty-free shopping, the onboard Boutiques offer a selection of jewelery, fashions, perfumes and Silversea logo items. Shops are closed while in port and on occasion due to local government regulations. Toiletries and convenience items are also available for purchase.

Connoisseur’s Corner
The Connoisseur’s Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is open daily and offers a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine.

Internet Café
Email friends and family back home or surf the web for a nominal fee. CD burners, headphones, digital camera media readers, and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

Launderette
Complimentary self-service laundry facilities are available onboard.

Library
The Library has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment center.

Observation Lounge
Located on Deck 6 high atop the ship, the Observation Lounge offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view.

Outdoor Grill and Whirl Pool
Alfresco dining in the soft ocean breeze. Menu options include healthy CruiseLite selections, fresh-from-the-oven pizza and lighter fare.

Panorama Lounge
The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day’s destination from the comfort of the ship’s interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the pianist and enjoy a nightcap with new friends.

Reception
This central lobby area welcomes guests to speak with a Guest Relations specialist should they have a question or require any service. Assistance is available 24 hours a day.

The Restaurant
Sparkling with silver, crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant encircles its guests with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service.

The Spa at Silversea
Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing therapies including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a long nature hike. Appointments for chargeable services may be made on board the ship, or in advance via My Voyage.

The Theater
Gather in The Theater to hear fascinating tales of adventure or to learn about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable experts in a variety of scientific fields.

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Champagne upon request
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• European bath amenities
• Fine bed linens and down duvets
• Premium mattresses
• A choice of nine pillow types
• Plush robes and slippers
• Personalized stationery
• Umbrella
• Hair dryer
• Unlimited free Wi-fi

• Daily suite service with nightly turndown

OWNER’S SUITE
Owner’s Suite can accommodate 3 guests

728 sq. ft./67 m2 including large veranda (158 sq. ft./15 m2)

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom, with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer’s table, Four hours of internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment

GRAND SUITE
Grand Suite can accommodate 3 guests.

618 sq. ft./57 m2 including veranda (86 sq. ft./8 m2)

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Living room with sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer, Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service, Dry cleaning and pressing, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer’s table, Four hours of internet service per suite, per voyage segment, Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment

MEDALLION SUITE
400 sq. ft./37 m2 including veranda (86 sq. ft./8 m2)

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Afternoon canapés upon request, Dinner at officer’s table

SILVER SUITE/EXPEDITION SUITE
Silver and Expedition suites can accommodate three guests.

SILVER SUITE 422 sq. ft./39 m2 including 2 French Balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors (30 sq. ft./3 m2)
EXPEDITION SUITE 388-397 sq. ft./36-37 m2 with 2 view windows or 2 large picture windows
Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest), Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe, Vanity table with hair dryer (Silver Suite), Writing desk, Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone, Laundry service (Silver Suite), Afternoon canapés upon request
(Silver Suite), Dinner at officer’s table (Silver Suite)

VERANDA/VISTA/VIEW SUITE
VERANDA SUITE 206-216 sq. ft./19-20 m2 including French Balcony
(16 sq. ft./1.5 m2) with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
VISTA SUITE 192 sq. ft./18 m2 with large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
VIEW SUITE 192 sq. ft./18 m2 with view window

Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed (Veranda suites 500, 501, 512 and 513 have a fixed queen-sized bed), Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed (View suites 310, 311, 312, 313 and Vista suites 410, 412, 415, 417), Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

EXPLORER SUITE/ADVENTURER SUITE
EXPLORER SUITE 175–190 sq. ft./16–18 m2 with view window
ADVENTURER SUITE 157–167 sq. ft./14 – 15 m2 with 2 portholes

Sitting area, Twin beds or queen-sized bed, Marbled bathroom with tub/ shower combination, Writing desk, Flat screen television with interactive video, on demand movies and music, and satellite news programming, Direct-dial telephone

Silver Explorer Deck Plan