Australia and New Zealand Expedition Cruise (18 Days)

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Cairns, Australia to Darwin, Australia
Dates: 22 Jun 2018 - 09 Jul 2018

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22 Jun 2018
Cairns, Australia
4:00 PM
23 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
1:00 PM 5:30 PM
25 Jun 2018
Kafure, Papua New Guinea
7:30 AM 1:00 PM
26 Jun 2018
Tuam Island, Papua New Guinea
8:00 AM 2:00 PM
27 Jun 2018
Kopar, Papua New Guinea
2:30 PM 6:30 PM
28 Jun 2018
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
1:30 PM 10:00 PM
29 Jun 2018
Jayapura, Indonesia
6:00 AM 1:00 PM
30 Jun 2018
Padaido Islands, Indonesia
2:00 PM 6:30 PM
DAY 10
01 Jul 2018
Auri Islands, Indonesia
8:30 AM 11:30 PM
DAY 11
02 Jul 2018
Roon Island, Indonesia
5:30 AM 5:30 PM
DAY 12
03 Jul 2018
DAY 13
04 Jul 2018
Misool Island, Indonesia
12:30 PM 7:00 PM
DAY 14
05 Jul 2018
McClure Gulf, Indonesia
6:00 AM 12:00 PM
DAY 15
06 Jul 2018
Triton Bay, Indonesia
7:30 AM 12:00 PM
Aiduma Island, Indonesia
1:45 PM 6:30 PM
DAY 16
07 Jul 2018
Kei Islands, Indonesia
7:30 AM 1:30 PM
DAY 17
08 Jul 2018
DAY 18
09 Jul 2018
Darwin, Australia
8:30 AM
Australia and New Zealand Expedition Cruise map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).


Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 22 Jun 2018 - 09 Jul 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
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$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

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What's Included


  • Suite accommodations, onboard meals and entertainment, gratuities aboard ship (except spa), complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select wines, champagnes, spirits, soda, water and coffee). All fares are quoted in United States dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy.

Not Included

  • Airfare, hotel accommodations, transfers and luggage handling, optional shore excursions, park entrance fees, immigration fees, meals ashore, fuel surcharges, accommodations whilst ashore, laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, spa treatments, hair styling and manicures. Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare and may not be available at all times.

About Us

* All-Suite, All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury Cruises * Nine Ships, Sailing All Seven Continents * Economy Air, Transfers, Pre/Post Hotel, Mid-Voyage Land Adventures as optional add-ons With a world of different travel choices available today, discover why discriminating travellers choose Silversea Cruises. Aboard the beautiful ships of Silversea you find a world of casual elegance and genuine hospitality. Known for their intimate size, Silversea's smaller cruise ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known destinations as well as some of the world's greatest cities.

Insider Tip

We offer Free Round trip economy Air to several destinations as well as All-Inclusive packages to places like Galapagos, the Polar Regions, Asia and South Pacific.

Terms & Conditions

All Fares shown are cruise-only, in US dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy. | Fares are capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time without notice. | Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. | Fares for single guests are available upon request. | Additional restrictions may apply. | All fares, savings, offers, itineraries, and programmes are subject to change without notice. | Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. | Visit www.Silversea.com for complete Terms and Conditions. | ©Silversea | Ships' registry: Bahamas

Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso amenity option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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Shore Excursions

Cairns, Australia - 22 Jun 2018

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
4WD Rainforest And Waterfall Exploration
Australia is a massive place. Just take a look at a map and hover over its enormity. Miles and miles of coastlines. The never-ending expanse of the Outback. Out-of-this-world flora and fauna. With all of this size and variance, the area that is Northeast Australia provides a perfect microscope into all that Australia's habitats have to offer. An experienced naturalist guide will take you off the paved highway roads, with a few stops along the way, and into the mystery of the national parks that bookend the northeastern shore.

Starting at Barron Gorge National Park, you will pay a visit to Surprise Falls, which stands at a beautiful 243 meters high. Although "surprise" is its namesake, the real surprise is at Barron Falls, where, if you are lucky, you will arrive during a period of heavy rainfall. The power of water will be on full display as the Barron River rushes through the national park and plummets into the lower Barron Gorge. Trust us when we tell you this isn't your average waterfall.

unforgettable views over Cairns and towards Green Island. At Lake Morris and the Copperlode Dam, even more impressive landscapes will be on the horizon as you are now surrounded by the World Heritage rain forest-clad mountains.

An exclusive access permit will allow your guide to take you to many places not open to the public or larger buses. These unpaved tracks will wind through the rain forest and over mountains of the Great Dividing Range, which separates multiple climates and eco-systems. Every step of the way your guide will interpret the rain forest surroundings and introduce you to everything from massive ferns to the giant strangler fig tree.

This is the perfect day away from the crowds and into Australian's epic wilderness.

07:00 AM, 01:00 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for potentially wet weather.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Cairns Half Day Highlights
Considering how massive Australia is, it would be unreasonable to assume that things in the south are the same as things in the north. This half-day tour will immerse you in the rich and unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland. You are closer to Papa New Guinea than you are to Sydney!

The tour starts at St. Monica's Cathedral with a step inside one of the most beautiful buildings in Australia. This location is home to the world's largest themed stained glass windows that will have you wondering if you are actually staring at a movie screen. After a stop at a local's favorite spot for scones and tea, you will journey to the Flecker Botanic Gardens. A guided walk through the gardens will showcase one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants as Cairns provides the perfect climate for them to thrive.

Stunning lookouts over Cairns and into Lower Barron Gorge National Park will be the highlight of your trip. If the weather is right, soak in the sounds of a nearby waterfall cascading through the rain forest. The final destination will be Palm Cove. This inviting location is one of the most beautiful spots in the area, so take a stroll along the jetty or dig your toes into the sand. This is what Cairns is all about and you won't find it down south!

12:30 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- All entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Cairns, Australia
Length: 9 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Sailing Schooner To The Great Barrier Reef With Snorkel Or Dive Options
From the moment you step on board this 52' sailing schooner, you'll know you have made the right decision for your visit to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. With a maximum of only 25 people on board, the attentive crew will ensure your safety and comfort. Starting off with coffee, tea, pastries and fresh fruit, the adventure begins. Get into the spirit by helping to hoist the sails or kick back and enjoy the ride. Your choice.

When booking, you will have the choice to snorkel, learn to scuba or perhaps if you are a certified diver, a one or two tank dive. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new! The professional instructors will help you feel at ease and provide all the essential equipment and information for a first time diver. Don't worry, the guide will be right by your side for the entire dive, ensuring a wonderful experience.

Your friendly staff will supply high quality snorkel equipment, buoyancy vests and wetsuits (if needed), along with snorkeling instructions for those who are new to this activity. Upon arrival at their private mooring at one of the best kept secrets on the Great Barrier Reef, it's time to slip into the water and prepare to be amazed by the incredible beauty of the life below. Marvel at the uniqueness of the coral. Wonder at the wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors of creatures such as the coral trout, batfish, spangled emperors, yellow-tailed fusiliers, the giant trevally, sea turtles and even the harmless black-tipped reef shark. You won't want to leave.

After a splendid time in the water, you'll re-board the boat for the sail to Green Island. Snorkeling can work up quite an appetite and a sumptuous buffet lunch awaits, complete with Tasmanian smoked salmon, prawns, chicken, salads and breads awaits, served up by your friendly crew.

Arrival at Green Island will be a lovely surprise. The tender will take you right to the shore of this 6,000 year old coral cay. Home to more than 120 species of birds and plants, Green island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef that contains a rainforest. You can choose to stroll around the island, snorkel a bit more or purchase one of the activities offered, such as a glass bottom boat ride or visit Marineland Melanesia.

Back on board, take a seat and put your feet up while your crew provides cheese, crackers, cake and a complimentary glass of wine. To ease you back to "the real world", your captain turns off the engines for a true sailing experience.

07:15 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- Hotel guests will be picked up at their hotel lobby. Cruise ship passengers will need to walk 5-10 minutes to the meeting point or take a short taxi ride ($5-10).
- Wear or bring a swim suit, non-slip shoes that can get wet, a towel, hat, sunglasses and reef safe sunblock.
- Bring warm clothing for the end of the da, or depending on the season you may want to bring a raincoat.
- Bring money or credit card for purchasing additional activities on board or at Green Island.

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