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Silver Discoverer Cruise Review to South Pacific

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Silver Discoverer

16 Night Lost Atolls Of Micronesia (Palau To Fiji)

Sail date: September 28, 2015

Ship: Silver Discoverer

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 412

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

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

5 out of 5
The crew and expedition team are absolutely the best we've ever experienced hands down.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship tip

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!

Ports of call

Koror, Palau

5 out of 5

Ngulu Atoll, Yap, Micronesia

5 out of 5

Yap (Caroline Islands)

5 out of 5
The diving here was spectacular!

Murik Lakes, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea

5 out of 5

Kopar Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5

Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea

5 out of 5

Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands Did not visit port

We missed this port.

Owaraha (Santa Ana) Island, Solomon Islands Did not visit port

Missed this port as well.

Traveler Photos

Seating area. Can be set for in-suite dining. Desk space also holds the mini-refrigerator inthe cabinet closest to the curtain View into stateroom at entrance door. Bath on right, closets on left. Bathroom Close-up of show drawer and closets Marble bathroom, Bulgari bath products Closet space and drawers Stateroom for our trip
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