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Free butler service for all suites*

Guided zodiac, land & sea excursions included*

All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury Expedition Cruising*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 16 nights
  • Departs 30 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Cairns
  • Ship Silver Explorer
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1964982
  • Voyage code ‍E1230930016

Your Itinerary

Cairns Sat 30 Sep 2023

A friendly city, loved by residents and popular with tourists. More than just a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers plenty to do.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Sun 01 Oct 2023

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Alotau Mon 02 Oct 2023

Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Alotau is the provincial capital of the Milne Bay Province located in the southeast bay of Papua New Guinea. The town and surrounding area has been an important staging ground during World War II and we will see remains and memorials dating back or referring to the war. On a tour of the town, visitors will appreciate lovely vistas of the bay and experience the markets, which are frequented not only by locals, but also by islanders selling their products or looking for produce to take back into Milne Bay. Alotau is an important port facility for the islands and attracts many vendors of handicrafts from different islands.

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Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island Tue 03 Oct 2023

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Dobu Island

Dobu Island Tue 03 Oct 2023

Dobu Island

Dobu is a small island in the D’Entrecasteaux Group next to Fergusson Island and Normanby Island. The island was formerly feared because of black magic and the local “witch” doctors cursing the healthy or treating the sick. An anthropological study was done by Reo Fortune in the 1930s which resulted in the book “The Island of Sorcerers”. The island is also part of the famous Kula ring. Participants in the exchange system pride themselves with mwali and soulava (armbands and necklaces) that are given and received still today and it is interesting to see how the traditional objects have been adorned with modern paraphernalia. A stroll through the main village on the northwestern tip will show the school and church and trails leading along the shore passing traditionally thatched houses and gardens.

Kuiawa Island, Papua New Guinea

Kuiawa Island, Papua New Guinea Wed 04 Oct 2023

Kuiawa Island, Papua New Guinea

Kuiawa (Kuyau) is one of the Trobriand Islands, the northernmost islands in the Milne Bay Province. Kuiawa is found some 200 kilometers from the province’s capital and to the southwest of Kiriwina, the largest and best known of the islands. The Trobriand Islands are of uplifted limestone and gardening is not that easy –but Trobriand Islanders are known for their magic to improve the growth of yam, a highly desired plant for ceremonial reasons and as food. Certain islands and villages have yam houses where the larger yams are stored and displayed. Houses are strung along the main road through the village and beach almond, casuarina and frangipani trees give shade. Trobriand Islanders are famous carvers and dancers and local groups and school classes love to compete dancing or playing their version of cricket, especially during harvest time.

Jacqinot Bay

Jacqinot Bay Thu 05 Oct 2023

Jacqinot Bay

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. View less This base was used to support Australian operations near Rabaul which were conducted in early 1945 in conjunction with advances on the northern side of New Britain.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Fri 06 Oct 2023

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

If surreal and unique experiences are your thing, then the Papua New Guinean town of Rabaul should tick your travel boxes. Found on the north eastern tip of New Britain Island (the largest island off mainland PNG) 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 lively city was almost entirely devastated by Mount Tavurvur in 1994, covering the city in ashfall, but thankfully costing no lives. View less Since then, thanks to Rabaul’s deep-water port, commerce has been on the up, and a few shops and hotels have managed to find an audience. However, Rabaul’s remote location together with the volcano still being one of the most active and dangerous in Papua New Guinea means tourism in not rife. Rabaul has an impressive WWII history which includes a 300-mile network of tunnels dug by Japanese POW designed to conceal munitions and stores. After the Pearl Harbour bombings, the Japanese used Rabaul as their South Pacific base for the last four years of WWII, and by 1943 there were about 110,000 Japanese troops based in Rabaul. Post war, the island was returned to Australia, before it was granted independence in 1975. It should be noted that patience is a virtue here. However, that is not all bad. The slow pace of transportation allows travellers to marvels at the quite astonishing landscape. Divers will also be richly rewarded – the marine life of the island is extraordinary.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Sat 07 Oct 2023

Silver Explorer, Silversea
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Njari Island Sun 08 Oct 2023

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Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands

Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands Sun 08 Oct 2023

Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands

Kennedy Island is a small uninhabited island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy, following an incident involving Kennedy during his World War II naval career. Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from Gizo, the provincial capital of the Solomon Islands' Western Province.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Mon 09 Oct 2023

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Santa Ana, Solomon Islands

Santa Ana, Solomon Islands Tue 10 Oct 2023

Santa Ana, Solomon Islands

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. View less The Solomons are best known for strings of traditional shell money and elegant carvings based on local stories and legends.

Vanikoro

Vanikoro Wed 11 Oct 2023

Vanikoro

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.

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu Thu 12 Oct 2023

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

As world famous beaches go, Champagne Beach is one of the big hitters. In 2003, CNN ranked it number nine in its list of top 100 beaches and independent travel specialists permanently include it on their list of 50 best beaches worldwide. It’s one of the world’s greatest natural beauties: picture-perfect beach white sand, turquoise water and nothing – save for the occasional cow or curious turtle - around. With only coconut plantations and a few friendly locals to keep you company, this might just be the island of your dreams. The glorious name “Champagne Beach” was given to the island in the 17th century, when Pedro de Quirós believed he had reached the famous unknown southern land or the “Tierra Australis Incognita” (or Australia as we now know it). He believed the effervescent bubbles of volcanic origin that bubble up from the crystal clear waters were reminiscent of the bubbles of Champagne. Additionally, the coastline is shaped like an art deco Champagne saucer, so the name stuck! The beach is located on the largest yet least populated island in the 40-island Vanuatu archipelago, near the village of Hog Harbor on Espiritu Santo Island. If you want to venture beyond the beach, then Espiritu Santu is also famed for its blue holes. The island is home to some of the clearest waters on Earth, benefiting from natural filtering from underground limestone caves. Ride or paddle your way through emerald green rainforest amid the sound of birdsong for an experience that will make your soul sing.

Ambrym Island, Vanuatu

Ambrym Island, Vanuatu Fri 13 Oct 2023

Ambrym Island, Vanuatu

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.

Silver Explorer, Silversea

At Sea Sat 14 Oct 2023

Silver Explorer, Silversea
Suva Fiji beach

Yasawa Islands Sun 15 Oct 2023

Suva Fiji beach

Explore a lush rainforest, feast at a lovo before trying Kava, or simply unwind on an uninhabited atoll without a care in the world.

Cruises to Fiji

Lautoka, Fiji Mon 16 Oct 2023

Cruises to Fiji

Lautoka is often described as the sugar city. Sugar cane is the major industry of Fiji and Lautoka is its main base. Here are the industries' headquarters, the largest sugar mill, modern loading facilities and a large wharf. It features 70 miles of roads, almost all paved, a wonderful botanical garden and royal palm trees decorating the city's main street, Vitogo Parade. The municipal market is another attraction from both outside and inside. Fiji typifies the image of paradise. The people here live as they have done for centuries, retaining their ancient traditions and simple and carefree lifestyle supported by the harvest of a generous land and bountiful sea.

What's included *

  • All-inclusive ultra-luxury expedition cruising aboard the ultra-luxurious Silver Explorer
  • All on board gratuities included
  • All-inclusive beverages throughout the ship, including select wines, premium spirits and more
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • 24-hour room service and in-suite dining
  • Guided Zodiac land and sea tours and shore side activities led by the expedition team
  • Expedition gear – parka, waterproof trousers, walking poles (rentals), rubber boots (rentals), expedition backpack and water bottle
  • Enrichment lectures by a highly qualified expedition team
  • An intimate and unique experience
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Venetian Society member rewards with Silversea
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 10th July 2022 and receive a FREE Pimm's Gift Set

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Adventurer Suite

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Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens – with your choice of nine pillow types. One bedroom: 167 ft²/15 m² with 2 portholes Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two portholes Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Explorer Suite

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Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore. One bedroom: 190 ft² / 18 m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Grand 1 Suite

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Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio fourniture 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 Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Medallion Suite

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A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line. One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Vanity table with hair dryer Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Illy Espresso machine Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Owner's 1 Suite

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The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise. One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony 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 Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Silver Suite

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Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests. One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors 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 Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Sitting area with writing desk Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer's table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

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Vista Suite

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A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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Veranda Suite

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A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. One bedroom: 216 ft² / 20 m² including a french balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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View Suite

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Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival

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The Ship - Silver Explorer

  • Occupancy144
  • Tonnage6,072 tons
  • Length354 ft (107.90 m)
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With 20-brand new Zodiacs, four superlative restaurants in Antarctica and a pole to pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud really does break the ice between expedition and luxury. Silversea’s purpose-built luxury 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 the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition 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.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
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  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Silversea FAQs

Do Silversea cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Silversea has a COVID Protection Policy in place that will allow you to cancel your cruise up to 30 days prior to departure for all voyages for COVID-related purposes* only and you will be entitled to a refund or a 100% future cruise credit.

For all other instances, standard cancellation policy and penalties will apply.

Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. *COVID-related purposes includes Prevention of embarkation due to Government restrictions. You or someone in your party has tested posted for COVID in the last 30 days. You or someone in your party has been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 30 days and Silversea deems you unfit to travel.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Silversea cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure on your Silversea cruise ship.

For departures after 1st March 2022 where the required time has elapsed since the completion of their primary COVID-19 vaccination series, will be required to have received their booster dose.

For Mediterranean Voyages guests are being allowed to get antigen test 72hours within embarkation instead of 24hours. These new Covid protocols apply for all European Ports except Piraeus.  This does NOT apply to Northern Europe.


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