Silversea Celebrates 10 Years Of Expedition Cruising

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Celebrating its 10th year of expedition cruising, Silversea Cruises will explore over 900 destinations in 2019, from the Antarctica to the South Pacific and beyond. Standout experiences for 2019 include a recent trip to the isolated waters of the 66th parallel south and a number of upcoming voyages in Australia’s Kimberley region. 

Silversea’s Silver Cloud recently journeyed to the 66th parallel south, crossing into the Antarctic Circle. It was the first time the ship has ventured so far south. Guests were rewarded with a special ‘Red Nose’ ceremony on the pool deck, before a record 98 guests participated in a polar plunge.  

“You could feel the excitement in the air as we sailed closer to the line,” says Brooke Greene, a member of Silversea’s Expedition Team. “It was a special moment for everyone because most of the staff had never been below the Antarctic Circle, and it was certainly the first time for all the guests. It made it all the more special that it was the first time for Silver Cloud as well.”

“Led by our industry-leading Expedition Team, who enrich the adventure for our guests, our voyages to Antarctica are unique in their offering,” said Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s SVP strategic development expeditions and experiences. “Not only do guests travel deeper into the last continent, witnessing the iconic sights that define this incredible region, but they do so in ultimate comfort with Silversea’s trademark service.” 

Silversea’s Silver Discoverer will enable guests to discover Australia’s Kimberley Coast throughout 2019, showcasing the destination’s landscapes, wildlife, and aboriginal history. Guests will journey to the 80m high King George Falls by Zodiac; witness Aboriginal rock art, which dates back more than 50,000 years; and spot wildlife, including the saltwater crocodile, rare bird species, and various reptiles. 

Accompanied by Silversea’s Expedition Team, who will provide insightful lectures and lead shore excursions, the following voyages to the Kimberley region represent a small sampling of what’s on offer:

  • Broome (Kimberley) to Darwin – Leaving Broome in the Kimberley Region on 15APR, 2019 (departures also available on 5MAY and 25MAY), Silver Discoverer will showcase the best of the Kimberley Coast on this 10-day voyage to Darwin. Guests will first explore the beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago Region on an overnight stop, before cruising to the Hunter River Region for another overnight call. Next, Silver Discoverer will set her course for the King George River, Wyndham, and Saumlaki in Indonesia, before arriving in Darwin on 25APR.
  • Darwin to Broome (Kimberley) – Departing 25APR, 2019, this 10-day voyage from Darwin, will visit Saumlaki in Indonesia, before journeying to Australia’s Wyndham, the King George River, the Hunter River region, and the Buccaneer Archipelago region, ahead of arriving in Broome.

“Many travellers who visit the Kimberley Coast share the opinion that it is a life-changing destination,” says Adam Armstrong, Silversea’s managing director for Australia & New Zealand. “This remote and unspoiled region is a truly unique place that is best explored by ship. Silversea’s trademark level of comfort and exemplary service complement the immersive experiences on offer to make these expedition voyages unforgettable for guests.” 

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