Silver Discoverer Cruise Review to South Pacific

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5 out of 5

Expedition Cruising at its Best

Sail Date: September 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 412

We had the opportunity to sail on the Discoverer in September on the Lost Islands of Micronesia and Melanesia, voyage 9520. The actual itinerary underwent some changes from when it was originally printed (I think that's what is showing here) and what actually was sailed. And then we had further changes due to weather while we were cruising! Rule #1 of expeditions, expect the itinerary to change. If you understand this ahead of time, you will be okay and will have a fabulous time. The ship itself was well built for what we were cruising for (smaller ship, smaller less visited ports). Everything is off-the-beaten path. We LOVED the expedition staff, their interaction throughout the day with guests, and their presentations shared during the cruise. They are each consummate professionals. Having a butler for our stateroom was a first for us; we liked it, but don't find it something we have to have for every cruise. Overall, it whet our appetite to try Silversea's classic fleet such as the Cloud, Muse, etc. We plan on cruising the Expedition fleet for the Arctic and Antarctic for sure.

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Cabin / Stateroom
The View Suite is very similar to an Oceanview stateroom on a contemporary line with it's large picture window. The space usage is more like a Balcony on on contemporary line. We had plenty of space to use for our 16-day trip (which actually turned into longer!). Everything was clean and comfortable overall.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Simply walk right on and off. No lines here.
Destinations and Excursions
Would have liked to see more diving offered for a "scuba expedition" cruise.
Children's Programs This is not a ship that offers a kid's program. Younger age children may not be appropriate for certain voyages.
Service and Staff
The crew and expedition team are absolutely the best we've ever experienced hands down.
Food and Dining
Koror, Palau
Ngulu Atoll, Yap, Micronesia
Yap (Caroline Islands)
The diving here was spectacular!
Murik Lakes, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Kopar Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
The village visits in Kopar and Murik Lakes/Karau are not to be missed. We would go back just to visit these places and people all over again. Absolutely life changing.
Madang, Papua New Guinea
Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea
Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands We missed this port.
Port Mary, Owaraha (Santa Ana Island), Solomon Islands Missed this port as well.


It's a smaller ship and more prone to pitching/rolling if rough seas are hit. Booking on the lower decks will save you some sea-sickness; the higher you go the more you sway!

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