EXPEDITION CRUISE

Australia and New Zealand Expedition Cruise (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
Broome, Australia to Darwin, Australia
Dates: 19 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
19 Jul 2018
Broome, Australia
4:00 PM
DAY 2
20 Jul 2018
Yampi Sound, Australia, Australia
9:30 AM 5:30 PM
DAY 3
21 Jul 2018
Montgomery Reef, Australia
8:00 AM 11:30 AM
Raft Point, Australia
1:00 PM 5:30 PM
DAY 4
22 Jul 2018
Hunter River, Australia
7:30 AM 3:00 PM
DAY 5
23 Jul 2018
Vansittart Bay, Australia
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
24 Jul 2018
Koolama Bay, Australia
5:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
25 Jul 2018
Wyndham, Australia
6:30 AM 6:30 PM
DAY 8
26 Jul 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
27 Jul 2018
Saumlaki, Indonesia
9:30 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 10
28 Jul 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
29 Jul 2018
Darwin, Australia
8:00 AM
Australia and New Zealand Expedition Cruise map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

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$300 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

Onboard 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.

About the Ship

Antarctica All Inclusive Experience
Silver Discoverer

Explore the remote archipelagos of the Pacific aboard Silver Discoverer. With all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space, a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins is always within sight. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, and with 12 Zodiacs, you can land on isolated shores to explore wetlands and submerged ecosystems up-close.

What's Included

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

At Silversea we believe that nothing can rival the wonder of our world. Our mission is to unlock the most amazing experiences and destinations, and deliver them to you in superlative comfort and luxury. We do that while offering guests large-ship amenities aboard our intimate ships – all designed for an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. Silversea's itineraries encompass all seven continents and over 900 destinations worldwide – from cruises to the Mediterranean and Caribbean, to hundreds of fascinating and remote destinations aboard our expedition ships.

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



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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Hunter River, Australia - 22 Jul 2018

Offered by: The Tailor - Australia
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: 5 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Cruises & Water Tours • Family Vacations • Romance & Honeymoons • Sightseeing
Sydney Harbour Cruise – private cruise includes morning tea

This experience will see you spend 3 hours on one of Sydney’s finest cruising vessels and see the best of Sydney harbour with the inclusion of a stop at the largest fish markets in the Southern Hemisphere.

Your tour commences approximately 10:00am when meeting your personal host at Campbell’s Cove next to The Overseas Passenger Terminal to board “Iluka”.

You will make your way to The Sydney Fish Markets under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the foreshores of Balmain and historic converted warehouses of Pyrmont.

Arriving at the bustling Fish Markets, you begin your exploration of this vibrant marketplace. You’ll spend approximately 30 minutes at the markets before re-boarding Iluka to commence your discovery of Sydney Harbour.

While enjoying a morning tea you’ll cruise past many of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks. You go within meters of the Sydney Opera House, amazing views back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your skipper will make way east past Woolloomooloo, Garden Island, Double Bay, Vaucluse, Rose Bay and up to historic Watsons Bay. You then cross the harbour and head across to Chowder Bay and back to the city past Taronga Zoo and make way past Admiralty House and disembark back at Campbell’s Cove by 1:00pm

Your tour will conclude upon arrival back at Campbell’s Cove at approximately 1:00pm

Flat, comfortable shoes or joggers are recommended aboard “Iluka” charter vessel

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Drink Sydney's History
With the guidance of a local whose an expert on the history of Australia, Sydney's Rocks neighborhood, and most importantly, Australian beer, we're certain this will be a memorable evening spent learning, and also imbibing. Our journey will take you to the most historic pubs in the Rocks neighborhood.

Beginning with the Mercantile Hotel, Australia's Longest Running Irish Pub, you will get a choice of Australian beer, cider, or wine at each of our stops. Of course, your guide will help you with his insight to each pub's specialty.

Before the sun sets, it's time for dinner at the Australian. A local favorite eatery where you can keep it safe with a pizza, or perhaps try kangaroo or crocodile. Up next are a visit to Sydney's Oldest Brewery, followed by a visit to Sydney's Oldest Pub. Lucky for you we have exclusive access to the pub basement, which is not open to the public. Here you will see the original convict prison and smugglers tunnel used by Shanghaiing sailors. This is a history lesson you will remember!

Departures:
06:00 PM,



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



Special instructions:
- The meeting location is approximately a 10 minute walk from the OPT pier, and a 15 minute taxi ride ($15-$20) from the White Bay Pier. If you are staying at a hotel, the meeting location is in the Rocks precinct. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
- The walk between each stop is approximately 10-15 minutes.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private Half Day Sydney Overview
Sydney is the largest city in Australia and, after just a few moments by its harbor, you will quickly realize why so many people can't bring themselves to live anywhere else. With a gorgeous downtown and coast-hugging suburbs in all directions, the lay of the land makes this one of the most beautiful cities in the world, not just Australia.

Besides the views, anytime there are this many people living in the same place, human nature is going to kick in and create some interesting communities. Your local guide has explored Sydney from top to bottom and will bring you around to the best it has to offer. Feel free to discuss your interests on this customizable city overview.

Sink your toes in the sand at Bondi Beach or get out to the eastern waterfront suburbs to down some oysters. Your guide has endless suggestions to fit the many preferences of different travelers. This will be a perfect introduction to Australia's most famous city.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 01:00 PM,



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



Special instructions:
- Meals, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Private Pre/Post Cruise Half Day Sydney Overview
Sydney is the largest city in Australia and, after just a few moments by its harbor, you will quickly realize why so many people can't bring themselves to live anywhere else. With a gorgeous downtown and coast-hugging suburbs in all directions, the lay of the land makes this one of the most beautiful cities in the world, not just Australia.

Besides the views, anytime there are this many people living in the same place, human nature is going to kick in and create some interesting communities. Your local guide has explored Sydney from top to bottom and will bring you around to the best it has to offer. Feel free to discuss your interests on this customizable city overview.

Sink your toes in the sand at Bondi Beach or get out to the eastern waterfront suburbs to down some oysters. Your guide has endless suggestions to fit the many preferences of different travelers. This will be a perfect introduction to Australia's most famous city.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM,



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



Special instructions:
- Meals, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
- During the checkout process you will be asked for flight/cruise/hotel details.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Jewish Heritage Tour Of Sydney
Your tour begins at "The Rocks", part of Sydney's historic waterfront. Here, cobblestone streets and early convict history blend with modern markets, museums, art galleries and special events.

From there, you'll hear about stories of the Jews from the "First Fleet", the first 11 ships that departed England in 1787 to form the first penal colony in Australia, arriving after 250 days at sea.

A visit to the Jewish Museum of Sydney, with its intriguing and remarkable Star of David architectural motif, will be an informative, memorable and sobering experience. Permanent exhibits include The Holocaust and The Jewish Involvement in Australian Military History.

Upon arrival at the Central Synagogue, you will be impressed with its stunning and simplistic beauty. The largest synagogue in the Southern Hemisphere, it is home to a vibrant and thriving community.

There's a place in Sydney called "Our Big Kitchen". It is a commercial kitchen, available for non-profit and community organizations to use to prepare meals for their members and the needy. A local Rabbi will be on hand to regale you with stories about the kitchen and its mission.

It's time for a lunch break and Bondi Beach, a white sand beauty and one of the most famous beaches in the country, is a great place to stop. You're sure to find something to your liking among the many cafes and restaurants available here.

What better way to get a feel for the culture than by visiting local proprietors? We'll stop in at a Jewish butcher, baker and bookstore, where you'll be free to make some purchases.

We include a drive past the spectacular Sydney Opera House, one of the most recognizable buildings in the world as well as the beautiful Harbour Bridge, bringing cars, bicycles and people between downtown Sydney and the North Shore.

Departures:
09:00 AM, 10:00 AM,



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



Special instructions:
- Please contact ShoreTrips if you have any dietary restrictions or limitations.
- The cost of lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Sydney By Bike
With reversed seasons from North America, you are likely heading to Australia during their summer. Don't let yourself get confined to a vehicle! Hop on a bicycle to cruise to all of Sydney's best highlights and some places that you would never get to on your own. An experienced guide will give you commentary at each of the stops, providing the perfect overview of Australia's most beautiful city.

Covering 10.5 miles, you will visit such iconic spots as the Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Biking along the Harbor Bridge will provide some of the best views in the city looking over Circular Quay. Hyde Park, Darling Harbor, and China Town will be just a few of the other highlights along the way. If you think you can handle it, put down a beer at one of Sydney's oldest pubs before hitting the road once more on this perfectly designed panorama of the city.

Departures:
10:30 AM,



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



Special instructions:
- Tour price includes use of bicycle, helmet, handlebar bag, and secure locker storage.
- There is no time built in for a stop for food, so please bring your own snacks, if interested.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Sydney, Australia
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Sydney City Tour
Often these days when people say the word "beautiful" it just goes in one ear and out the other. After getting back from a trip you might hear someone say "ohhhhh it was so beautiful" and then you instantly hope they move on to their next thought. Beautiful this. Beautiful that. The word is losing its meaning. Well, if we could rewind to the first utterance of the word, then Sydney would be one of the most appropriate places to accept that label. See what we did there? We gave power back to the word.

After a pickup from your area hotel, you will head over to Observatory Hill, which provides a panoramic view of the harbor that perfectly frames the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House. From a gazebo platform you will learn all about the first fleet and convicts that served as the foundation of the Sydney "rocks" neighborhood. From the hill you will make your way to the well known Mrs. Macquarie's Chair for an additional vantage point of the harbor. Mrs. Macquarie was the wife of the governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 and this location quickly became known as one of her favorite spots in the entire city.

Although the stunning views of the harbor bring in the tourists, the beaches here are what make the locals fall in love. Your guide will bring you over to the famous Bondi Beach for a walk along the Esplanade. Learn about the surfers who flock to its waters and the lifesaving clubs who watch their every move. This beach epitomizes the Sydney lifestyle!

Once at Watson Bay, you will learn why many refer to Sydney as the "Emerald City." The beautiful coastal views and a chance to get some mouthwatering seafood at Doyle's restaurant, which has been around since 1845, makes this a great spot just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Back across Sydney, you will also stop at Balmoral Beach, which provides perfect swimming areas for families and office workers skipping out on the day a little bit early.

The tour will finish up at Taronga Zoo. From here, you will have the option to learn about the unique wildlife on your own while returning to the hotel at your own pace, or have your guide get you back into the city. This is the perfect overview of Australia's most BEAUTIFUL city.

Departures:
09:45 AM,



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



Special instructions:
- At the end of the tour, you will have the option to stay and explore the Taronga Zoo. Admission for adults is approximately $32 USD and for children, 4-15 years old, it is approximately $18 USD. These fees are not included in the price of your tour.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. You will have the chance to get a quick bite to eat while in Watson Bay.

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