From New Zealand to the Solomons on a Silversea expedition cruise

Now this is an ocean-lovers cruise itinerary to add to the bucket list. This Silverseas expedition cruise for divers takes in New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island to the Solomon’s pristine reefs.

Starting in Dunedin, this tour takes in the world-famous wine region of Marlborough, before moving on to explore the crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs of Aniwa and the SS Coolidge in Vanuatu. The Silver Discoverer also visits Norfolk Island for some spectacular bird watching, the beautiful Isle des Pins in New Caledonia, described as the “closest thing island paradise”, before heading for Honiara in the Solomon Islands.

Expedition cruise - Silversea zodiac

On board you’ll be treated to 5-star service and gourmet cuisine, and joined by a team of experts which includes marine biologists, environmentalists, ecologists and geologists will be on hand to share their extensive knowledge of the region.

All suites have ocean views (most with a private veranda) and come with a personal butler service.

11 February 2016, 16-day expedition voyage aboard Silver Discoverer.


  • Dive the World War II wreckage of SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point
  • See a great variety of terrains – from lagoon to mountainside, from coral reef to Makatea and high volcanic islands
  • Climb Vanuatu’s Mount Yasur – an active volcano
  • Sail alongside dolphins and look for rare birds
  • Experience each island’s unique customs of craft, song and dance

Exclusive offer: Book by 31 December 2015 for discounted rates. Quote APSVGS016.

Twin occupancy special fare from AU$8,225. Single occupancy special fare from AU$9,048

Expedition cruise - Silversea. Image credit PC. BenjaminThouard


Silversea pricing is all-inclusive, including all onshore and underwater exploration including scuba diving, Zodiac tours and land explorations.

The wine, Champagne and spirits are all complimentary, with menu selections inspired by Relais & Châteaux, and you have an in-suite bar with your preferred beverages provided.

Gratuities are also included and the WiFi is complimentary.



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