Muse, Voyage 210119014 ex Sydney to Auckland

Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises
Ship
Silver Muse
Cruise Departs
19 Jan 2021
Cruise Duration
14 Nights
Embark Ship
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Disembark Ship
Auckland, New Zealand
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Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
19 Jan 2021
Sydney, NSW, Australia
07:00 PM
20 Jan 2021 At sea    
21 Jan 2021 At sea    
22 Jan 2021 At sea    
23 Jan 2021
Noumea, New Caledonia
08:00 AM 04:30 PM
24 Jan 2021
Tanna Island, Vanuatu
09:30 AM 06:00 PM
25 Jan 2021
Luganville, Vanuatu
01:00 PM 11:00 PM
26 Jan 2021
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
27 Jan 2021 At sea    
28 Jan 2021
Lautoka, Fiji
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
29 Jan 2021
Dravuni, Fiji
07:00 AM 01:00 PM
30 Jan 2021 At sea    
31 Jan 2021 At sea    
01 Feb 2021
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
02 Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
07:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

14 Night Australia & New Zealand cruise departing from Sydney to Auckland onboard Silversea Muse.

Meander through tiny lands that have been lost for centuries. Heaving with history and hair raising traditions, wend your way through islands lost in the vast South Pacific! Fabulous Fiji, with its paradisaical beaches and shallow limpid seas follows next, before New Zealand’s cinematic scenery of soaring volcanoes, hidden beaches and colossal cliffs beckons exploration.

Highlights of this cruise:

Sydney
Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there’s renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. A wave of immigration from the 1950s has seen the Anglo-Irish immigrants who made up the city’s original population joined by Italians, Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Indonesians.

Noumea
With its elegant urban infrastructure in a stunning natural setting, Noumea is a truly unique island and part of the New Caledonia archipelago. Noumea started as a penal colony, but has since evolved to a lovely metropolis and today has almost two thirds of New Caledonia’s population. While much of the archipelago of New Caledonia has a large percentage of Kanak people – the indigenous inhabitants who live in tribal areas across the country – Noumea is predominantly European with a strong French influence. The city’s center and Place de Cocotiers, the main park, are located close to the harbor and several churches date back to the late 19th century. Other attractions include a world-class aquarium at Anse Vata, several long beaches to the south, and a noteworthy collection of Kanak and South Pacific objects at the Museum of New Caledonia.

Lenakel, Tanna Island
As one of four suitable anchorages around Tanna, trade has favoured Lenakel Bay. Tanna is Vanuatu’s sixth-largest island by area although by population it is the third. Since British cotton plantations were established on Tanna’s west coast in the 1860s (and soon abandoned), Lenakel has been one of the island’s important settlements and today it is Tanna’s largest town. Lenakel used to be the province’s capital, but Isangel –less than 2 kilometres away inland- was made the administrative centre. The two towns are growing towards each other and form the nucleus of commerce and politics on the island. Unlike other parts of Vanuatu where Asian shop owners are the rule, trade and commerce on Tanna is in the hand of the locals. Almost 46% of the population is under 15 years of age, yet “Kastom” –local traditional culture and values- is quite strong on the island.

Pentecost Island
Pentecost Island is a lush mountainous, tropical island stretching over 37 miles from north to south. It was named after the day on which the first European, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, sighted it on 22 May 1768. There are no towns on Pentecost – most of the islanders live in small villages and grow their own food in small gardens. Local traditions are strong, including the age-old ritual of land diving. This unique ritual was first given international exposure by David Attenborough in 1960. Later, in the 1980s, New Zealander AJ Hackett used the idea to invent bungee jumping. Every harvest season from April to June, the people of southern Pentecost construct the towers around a lopped tree, using saplings and branches held together with forest vines. It can take up to five weeks to complete. Each young man who jumps must carefully select his own liana vine.

Lautoka
North of Nadi through sugarcane plantations and past the Sabeto Mountains is Lautoka, nicknamed the Sugar City for the local agriculture and its big processing mill. With a population of around 50,000, it is Fiji’s only city besides Suva and, like the capital, has a pleasant waterfront. It’s the sailing point for Blue Lagoon and the main harbor for woodchips, which can clearly be seen next to the harbor, and sugar. Legend has it that Lautoka acquired its name when two chiefs engaged in combat and one hit the other with a spear. He proclaimed “lau toka” (spear hit) and thus the future town was named.

Dravuni Island
Think island paradise anywhere in the world and you will almost certainly conjure up images of Dravuni Island. Shallow limpid seas surround palm tree fringed beaches that encircle the whole island bar the extremities. One of the 110 inhabited islands in the Kadavu archipelago with just 125 residents, Dravuni could be considered Fiji’s mischievous little brother. Smaller, much more manageable and far less touristy than Fiji, do not expect to find an infrastructure of hotels and car hire businesses. A village school and meeting house are perhaps the sum total of civilization here, but the exceptionally friendly welcome from the residents by far makes up for any lack of modern comforts. Instead this special little island has transparent seas that are unsurprisingly a snorkeller’s dream come true. A kaleidoscopic vision of colour thrives beneath the surface and is quite literally a visual feast for the eyes.

Bay Of Islands
The Tasman Sea on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east meet at the top of North Island at Cape Reinga. No matter what route you take, you’ll pass farms and forests, marvellous beaches, and great open spaces. The East Coast, up to the Bay of Islands, is Northland’s most densely populated, often with refugees from bigger cities—looking for a more relaxed life—clustered around breathtaking beaches. The first decision on the drive north comes at the foot of the Brynderwyn Hills. Turning left will take you up the West Coast through areas once covered with forests and now used for either agricultural or horticulture. Driving over “the Brynderwyns,” as they are known, takes you to Whangarei, the only city in Northland. If you’re in the mood for a diversion, you can slip to the beautiful coastline and take in Waipu Cove, an area settled by Scots, and Laings Beach, where million-dollar homes sit next to small Kiwi beach houses.

Auckland
Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found “mucking around in boats.”Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour’s drive; during the week many are quite empty. Even the airport is by the water; it borders the Manukau Harbour, which also takes its name from the Māori language and means solitary bird.

Silversea Cruises is happy to present, Silver Muse. The new ultra-luxury ship was built by Fincantieri and at 40,700 grt accommodates 596 guests. Representing an exciting evolution of Silver Spirit, Silver Muse redefines ultra-luxury ocean travel – enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. The addition of Silver Muse expands Silversea’s fleet to nine ships, and once again significantly raises the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travellers.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 212.8 m
  • Tonnage: 40,700
  • Maiden Voyage: 2017
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 596
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Dedicated Butler
  • Plush Etro® bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day
  • Two 42 “ / 106 cm Flat-screen HD TV
  • Interactive Media Library
  • iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or QI wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
  • Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery
  • Wall mounted USB-C mobile device chargers

Ship Facilities

  • Tor’s Observation Lounge
  • The Library
  • Spaccanapoli
  • Jogging Track
  • Lifts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Whirlpools
  • The Grill
  • Pool Bar & Grill
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Activities Room
  • Connoisseur’s Corner
  • Shopping Boutiques
  • Arts Cafe
  • Conference / Card Room
  • La Terrazza
  • Silver Note
  • Casino
  • Zagara Spa
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Dolce Vita Bar
  • Venetian Lounge
  • Atlantide
  • Indochine
  • Kaiseki
  • La Dames by Relais & Chateaux Restaurant

Art inspires. Awakens your emotions and stimulates your thoughts.

In the quiet calm of morning, your private veranda becomes a place of true inspiration. Surrounded by the magnificence of the dawning day, at one with the vista of sea and sky, in awe of nature and the vast beauty of this world. The shoreline of the next port slides closer and closer into view, and with it an undeniable anticipation of things to come and the promise of limitless possibilities.

Silversea creates exceptional ocean journeys with unique opportunities to explore remote ports-of-call from an intimate haven of incomparable luxury, each voyage a unique masterpiece. Discover genuine European expertise reflected in every detail, from our tranquil all-suite accommodation and uncompromising service to distinctive fine dining and a carefree all-inclusive philosophy.

Our guests hail from across the globe, yet share an appreciation for the spectrum of choice offered in Silversea’s array of exotic destinations and exclusive explorations ashore. By blending these elements together with enrichment experiences, each new port becomes more than a destination, it becomes a state of mind, transcending the traditional concepts of cruising. It is this distinction that has earned Silversea the reputation of World’s Best.

ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES SERVED THROUGHOUT THE SHIP An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all courtesy of Silversea.

IN-SUITE BEVERAGE CABINET STOCKED WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages.

COMPLIMENTARY IN-SUITE DINING AND 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE A formal dinner served course-by-course, a late-night snack, or a full breakfast delivered at your request — with no charge and no tipping.

COMPLIMENTARY SILVERSEA EXPERIENCE® A shoreside event exclusively for Silversea guests on select voyages. Recent outings have included dinner in the desert in Namibia and a concert at the ruins of Ephesus.

A FULL SPECTRUM OF ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT Production shows, classical concerts, and folkloric performances. Multi-tiered show lounge. Lectures by world affairs experts, renowned authors and destination specialists.

COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION INTO TOWN Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town in most ports of call.

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