Auckland is a cosmopolitan capital that combines outdoor activities and sophisticated culture. The famous Sky Tower offers a magnificent view of this unique city with the numerous museums and restaurants. Oakland has a tradition in sailing and one of the greatest events taking place here is the America's Cup.
Milford Sound, located into the Fiordlant Nacional Park in South Island, New Zealand, enters for 15 km inland from the sea and is surrounded by tall cliffs. Lush rainforests cling to steep slopes and the sea water is home for seals, penguins and dolphins. Indeed, the natural beauty of this landscape is breathtaking.
Dunedin is the second largest city in South Island. It is known for its Victorian architecture, the alternative atmosphere, the excellent outdoor activities and the variety of wildlife including albatross, penguins and seals.
Gisborne, located on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand and is the first city in the world to see the sun of each new day.
Gisborne, known "the light shines on the water" is a great place to relax uncrowded beaches with great weather and great wine.
Napier is a city in Hawke's Bay in New Zealand, which is a major export port for the region of northeastern Zealand. The mild climate and bright sunshine favor the cultivation of grapes and therefore the area is famous for its wine production. Furthermore, Napier is a popular tourist destination with many attractions, mostly concerning the Art Deco style of city's architecture. Also offers a wide variety of activities, including sports, restaurants, outdoor cafes, galleries, shopping and others.
Picton is a north-east town in the South Island of New Zealand. This pretty port town is filled up with numerous cafes, restaurants and galleries. For the most adventurous, sea kayaking is very popular here. Fishing and dolphin watching are, also, very common activities. Finally, you should not miss to conquer the major local attraction: the Queen Charlotte Track. Hiking, here, is a gorgeous experience! This place is backed by forested hills and it is full of beautiful tiny beaches. Undoubtedly, breathtaking views are a fact in this side of the world!
Ship Cove is a small bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound, part of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand. Was named by Captain James Cook on 15 January 1770 when his ship "Endeavour" anchored there to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. While his ship was at anchor, Cook made a headquarters on the shore in the Cove, ordering the planting of vegetable gardens and construction of an enclosure for pigs. Cook would return to the Cove a further four times during his first and second voyages to the Pacific.
Tauranga has all the amenities of a big city. The port Mount Maoungkanoui has the homonymous volcano as background. There you will find some of the most famous beaches of New Zealand, while Tauranga is just opposite the Harbour Bridge. You can charter a boat to go fishing, do scuba diving, dolphin watching or just sightseeing.
The Snares, is a small island group lying about 200 km south of New Zealand's South Island and to the south-south-west of Stewart Island/Rakiura. The islands provide a home to endemic bird species. The area is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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|2||Tauranga, New Zealand||08:00||18:00|
|3||Gisborne, New Zealand||12:00||21:00|
|4||Napier, New Zealand||07:30||13:00|
|5||Ship Cove, New Zealand||07:00||12:00|
|5||Picton, New Zealand||14:30||19:00|
|7||Cruising Milford Sound||09:30||20:30|
|8||Cruising Dusky Sound||07:30||18:30|
|9||The Snares, New Zealand||07:30||------|
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 for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 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.
Speed: 14 Knots
Let us take you on a personal journey of discovery. Amid the tranquillity of the sea and the exuberance of distant lands, we will arouse your curiosity and seduce your senses. We will stimulate your imagination and spark new insights. Our aim is to create experiences that will enrich your life for years to come. From the moment you step onboard to the time you say "Arrivederci", our Italian sense of style will shine. The ebullience of our hospitality, the genuine warmth of our service and our evident appreciation of the finer things in life are genial qualities of our founders and owners. They are the principles on which Silversea were founded.
Small is beautiful and bountiful. With fewer guests and a high staff to guest ratio, we can tailor our unobtrusive service to individual needs. And you can join a select on board community of travellers with similar aspirations. The intimate ambience on our shιps has parallels with the atmosphere of a refined club. We are happy to sail against the tide. While most cruise lines build larger and ever-larger ships, we prefer to stay small. In this way we can preserve the special Silversea experience our guests have come to expect ... the intimate ambience, personal service and access to more intriguing secluded ports.
SMALLER GETS YOU CLOSER
Our small ships are agile enough to visit more remote, lesser-known ports and to bring you closer to some of the world's greatest destinations. They can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, they can navigate around tiny islands and they can tie up right at the dock while others must anchor offshore. In the world of upscale cruising, less is more... considerably more, as our seven small ships offer infinite opportunities across all seven continents.
SILVERSEA CLASSIC FLEET
Silver Cloud - 296 Guests Resembling a private yacht, Silver Cloud sets the standard of excellence as the inaugural ship. Recently refurbished in 2012, she provides the most intimate sailing experiences, the luxury of space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.
Silvel Wind - 296 Guests Embraces Silversea's most lauded features ... fewer guests, more space and highly personalised service. One of the most intimate ships, afloat, she is still large enough to offer multiple entertainment venues, plenty of room on deck and a spacious spa.
Silver Shadow - 382 Guests takes award-winning, all-suite luxury to the next level while maintaining Silversea's genuine hospitality and intimate, elegant ambience. This ship features one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in cruising.
Silver Whisper - 382 Guests Maintaining an intimate ambience offers many amenities usually found only on larger ships. She reinforces Silversea's reputation for combining small-ship service with a choice of wide-ranging facilities.
Silver Spirit - 540 Guests combines our distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle with new enhancements, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300 square foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet - 95% with private verandas.
SILVERSEA EXPEDITION FLEET
Silver Explorer - 132 Guests Designed for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions, our purpose-built expedition ship can push through ice floes with ease. She offers a level of luxury and service unmatched in expeditiong cruising.
NEW Silver Galapagos - 100 Guests With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, the newest addition to our fleet is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. Rest assured, she offers Silversea's intimacy and elefgant sophistication.