Silversea Cruises has welcomed the Western Australian government decision to allow cruising to return in the coming weeks.
“Our guests have been patiently waiting for this news, and we are thrilled to offer the Silversea experience in this wild and remote region in just two months. This season is very close to being sold out; and we anticipate a surge of interest this week,” says Adam Radwanski, Silversea’s Managing Director Asia-Pacific.
“The remote Kimberley region is best accessed by ship, and these voyages unlock breathtaking natural wonders in places few people have been. Silversea’s signature brand of ultra-luxury elevates the experience, offering once-in-a-lifetime journeys for our guests.”
Silversea’s Silver Explorer will take guests deep into Australia’s Kimberley Coast, showcasing the best of the destination’s beautiful landscapes and remarkable wildlife. A team of expedition experts—which includes marine biologists, ornithologists, naturalists, and other knowledgeable professionals—will share their expertise on board Silver Explorer and lead excursions ashore to unlock Australia’s wilderness frontier. These passionate professionals will enrich guests’ experiences with informative lectures, discussions and recaps on board, in addition to guided Zodiac excursions, hikes, and nature walks ashore—all of which are included in the fare. They bring highly localised knowledge and will introduce travellers to unique wildlife species, such as the saltwater crocodile, rare bird species, and various reptiles—some of which are only seen in this part of the world. Included experiences range from a Zodiac trip to the King George Falls, where guests will get close enough to feel the spray from the 80m twin cascades, to an introduction to Aboriginal rock art, which dates back more than 50,000 years.
Highlight itineraries include:
Darwin to Broome — From June 4, 2022, Silver Explorer will unlock the highlights of the Kimberley Coast on this 10-day voyage. From Darwin, guests will witness the natural beauty of Australia’s Wyndham, the King George River, the Hunter River region, and the Buccaneer Archipelago region, ahead of arriving in Broome. As well as majestic sunsets and captivating wildlife, guests will discover the impressive Bungle Bungle Range and the iconic Wandjina rock paintings, which are said to date back approximately 4,000 years.
Broome to Darwin — From July 24, 2022, Silver Explorer will showcase the very best of the Kimberley Coast on a 10-day voyage from Broome to Darwin. Guests will first explore the beautiful Buccaneer Archipelago over two days, often referred to as one of the Kimberley’s best-kept secrets, comprising 800 islands with 12-metre tides. Silver Explorer will then cruise to the Hunter River region over two days, followed by the King George River, and Wyndham, before arriving in Darwin.
SILVER EXPLORER: AN INTIMATE SHIP FOR EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
Silver Explorer features spacious ocean-view suites, fine cuisine, and the dedicated services of a butler for every suite, as well as a pillow menu and a mattress choice, premium linens, marble bathrooms, a minibar stocked with guests’ preferences, and state-of-the-art in-suite entertainment systems. Onboard gratuities and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi are also included.
Moreover, travellers will enjoy regionally-inspired gastronomic experiences, from the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines of the Margaret River region to indigenous bush food—such as boab roots that feature in onboard cuisine, inspired by Executive Chef Alan Groom of El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley. As well as international favourites, guests can sample such dishes as citrus-cured salmon gravlax with green mango dressing; and grilled saltwater barramundi, shaved fennel salad, cherry tomato, and boab root salsa.