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Pusan (Busan)/Kyoto (Kobe)
11-night Asia Expedition Cruise
May 21, 2019
Silversea Cruises: Silver Explorer
Pusan (Busan)/Kyoto (Kobe)
Vacation Offer ID 1321623
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Ship Info
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Activities & Services
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Deckplans

Cruise Inclusions

  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

*Every guest will receive one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Add-Ons

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

11-night Asia Expedition Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Pusan (Busan)
05/21/2019 05/21/2019 06:00 PM
At Sea
05/22/2019 05/22/2019
Niigata
05/23/2019 01:00 PM 05/23/2019 11:00 PM
Sado Island
05/24/2019 07:00 AM 05/24/2019 06:00 PM
Kanazawa
05/25/2019 08:30 AM 05/25/2019 06:00 PM
Sakaiminato
05/26/2019 09:30 AM 05/26/2019 06:00 PM
Hagi
05/27/2019 08:00 AM 05/27/2019 08:00 PM
Karatsu
05/28/2019 08:00 AM 05/28/2019 11:00 PM
Moji, Japan
05/29/2019 07:00 AM 05/29/2019 07:00 PM
Miyajima Island

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

MIYAJIMA Full Day - Essential Miyajima - 8 hours
This is a full day tour from Miyajima (hotel or Miyajima port). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Miyajima. If your hotel or port is not in central Miyajima, please enquire us for more information.

Take a day trip to Miyajima to explore the Island’s main sights. You’ll see Itsukushima Shrine and its famous ‘Floating’ Torii, the 5 Tier Pagoda and Daisho-in Temple. Cable car (or hike) to the peak of Mt Misen for stunning views across the island studded Inland Sea.

Highlights:
  • Visit Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which at high tide appears to float above the water and famous in particular for its 'Floating Torii Gate'
  • See Daisho-in, one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Housing many statues, buildings and religious artefacts for visitors to admire, it has even been visited by the Dalai Lama in 2006 for its 1200 year anniversary.
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Mt. Misen. Either hike the 1.5 hour trail from Daisho-in, or catch the ropeway, both having lovely views of the surrounding forest. You may even meet some of the local wild monkeys. On a clear day, you might even be able to see Hiroshima from the top!
  • Meet Miyajima's local  deer, traditionally believed to be the messengers of the gods. They are fairly tame and friendly and will happily approach if they think you have food.
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of Miyajima island
 
Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (local transport or taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees;; pick up and drop off in Miyajima (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.
**We can also arrange pick up and drop off from Hiroshima at a supplement

Not included: Meals


 
05/30/2019 07:00 AM 05/30/2019 12:30 PM
Hiroshima

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours
This is a full day tour from Hiroshima (hotel or Hiroshima station). Prices are based on pick-up and drop-off in central Hiroshima. If your hotel or port is not in central Hiroshima, please enquire us for more information.

Hiroshima is most famous for the events of August 6th, 1945, and today you’ll have the chance to pay your respects and learn about the city’s history at the moving Peace Park and Peace Memorial Museum.

Highlights:
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Park, a touching memorial to all those who suffered and perished in the events of August 6th 1945.
  • See all the important icons of the Peace Park, the A-Bomb Dome which survived at the epicentre of the explosion, the Peace Bell, Memorial Flame, the Children's Peace Monument, and the Memorial Cenotaph
  • Explore the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which permanently houses a fascinating and extremely moving exhibition about the events leading up to and after, the dropping of the atomic bomb, with some harrowing stories of the citizens caught who were in the crossfire
  • Be escorted by professional, registered local guides with an expert knowledge of the city of Hiroshima
 
Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transport for the day (public transport or taxis); privately guided tour; entrance fees; pick up and drop off in Hiroshima (central area)
*We can also arrange a private car and driver instead of trains at a supplement.

Not included: Meals

 
05/30/2019 02:30 PM 05/30/2019 08:00 PM
Okayama
05/31/2019 08:00 AM 05/31/2019 08:00 PM
Kyoto (Kobe)
06/01/2019 07:00 AM 06/01/2019
Silversea Cruises: Silver Explorer
Silversea's purpose-built Silver Explorer expedition ship (formerly the Prince Albert II) has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations, and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer cruise adventure.
All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Amenities
Behind Silver Explorer's ice-strengthened hull there exists a degree of luxury unmatched by any expedition cruise line. Enjoy exceptional amenities on your Silversea Expedition voyage.

  • All Ocean-View Accommodations: The largest average accommodation size of any expedition cruise ship, each with private bath and an elegant ambiance of unrivaled luxury.
  • A Butler for Everyone: Butler service in every suite, every stateroom.
  • Superlative Service and Genuine Hospitality: Staff to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Complimentary Adventures Ashore: Unearth fascinating dimensions of culture, history, science and the environment through a diverse collection of complimentary shoreside experiences and distinctive onboard events.
  • Expert Expedition Team: Travel with historians, biologists, anthropologists, geologists, botanists, ornithologists, naturalists, photographers and destination experts at your side as you discover remote and remarkable environments.
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship: Choose from a premium selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees on board your luxury cruise– all with Silversea’s compliments.
  • Gratuities Included: All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected.
  • Open Seating Dining: When and with whom you dine is up to you.
  • Casual Informal Attire: No tuxedos or formal evening dress required.
  • Menus Inspired by Relais & Châteaux: Silversea’s preferred culinary partner.
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service: A late-night snack or full breakfast, lunch or dinner delivered at your request — with no charge and no tipping.
  • Complimentary Parka: For guests aboard expedition cruise itineraries bound for Polar regions.
  • Water-Resistant Backpack and Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Professional gear for your authentic expedition.
  • Shipwide WiFi and Mobile Phone Service: Fee applies
Dining

The Restaurant

The Restaurant
Sparkling with crystal and candlelight, The Restaurant serves contemporary, international cuisine with sophisticated elegance and impeccable service. Menus feature regional specialties unique to the voyage destination, such as Roasted Chilean Sea Bass while cruising the Chilean fjords. During days at sea, guests can choose something from La Collection du Monde, a series of signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea by the Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux.

Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Grill
Enjoy al fresco dining in the soft ocean breeze. Menu options include healthy CruiseLite selections, fresh-from-the-oven pizza and lighter fare.

In-Suite Dining

In-Suite Dining
Dine course-by-course on selections from The Restaurant during dinner hours. Room service is available 24 hours a day and is always complimentary.
Entertainment

Panorama Lounge

Panorama Lounge
The Panorama Lounge is specially designed to provide an uninterrupted view of the day's destination from the comfort of the ship's interior. This is an ideal place to unwind, listen to the pianist and enjoy a nightcap with new friends.

Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge
Located on Deck 6, high atop the ship, the Observation Lounge offers panoramic views. Here you will find comfortable seats to enjoy a beverage and watch the ever-changing view.

The Theatre

The Theatre
Gather in The Theatre to hear fascinating tales of adventure or to learn about the region's endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Lectures and seminars are presented by knowledgeable experts in a variety of scientific fields.
Other Areas of the Ship

Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner
The Connoisseur's Corner offers exceptional cognacs along with a premium selection of cigars for purchase.

Boutiques

Boutiques
Featuring designer collections and duty-free shopping, the onboard Boutiques offer a selection of jewelery, fashions, perfumes and Silversea logo items. Toiletries and convenience items are also available for purchase.

Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon
A full range of salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre is open daily and offers a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike, and a weight machine.

Internet Café

Internet Café
Email friends and family back home, or surf the web. CD burners, headphones, digital camera media readers, and complimentary black and white laser printing are also available.

Library

Library
The Library has an extensive selection of hardcover books, magazines, reference materials and newspapers, as well as audio listening stations. Movies are also available and can be viewed on your in-suite entertainment centre.

The Spa

The Spa
Relax your body and mind with a wide range of soothing therapies, including facials, body wraps and massages. Sauna and steam rooms are perfect for relaxing before your spa treatment or after a long, nature hike.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1989
Year Refurbished
2017
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Prince Albert
Country of Registry
The Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT)
6,072
Guests (Lowers)
Total Guests
144
Passenger Decks
5
Number of Crew
117
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
72
Suites
9
Balconies
20
Ocean/River View
72
Interior
Accessible
There's plenty of deck space for viewing the wonders of the world on Silver Explorer. And when you're not whale watching or sighting something rare and endemic, you might be comparing notes with fellow travelers or exchanging ideas with one of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and lecturers.
Tipping Policy
Fares include onboard gratuities, with the exception of gratuities for Spa services.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. Guests can use their own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of their suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Café. However, it is important to understand that telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite and significantly different than high-speed connections on land back home. The signal travels in a similar manner to radio waves but at much greater distances. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship's location. In particular, Internet service is extremely sporadic while in the Arctic. Guests aboard expedition cruises to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. (Please be assured that Silver Explorer always has emergency communication capabilities.)

    Internet Service Fees
    The same rates apply, whether accessing the Internet via personal laptop or via the Internet Café computers. All charges are posted directly to guests' onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change.

    • Basic Rate: $0.50 per minute (pay as you go)
    • Time Plan 1: 100 minutes for $45 ($0.45 per minute)
    • Time Plan 2: 250 minutes for $85 ($0.34 per minute)
    • Time Plan 3: 1000 minutes for $250 ($0.25 per minute)

  • Medical Emergencies
    Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    At the time of booking, expectant mothers are required to supply a medical certificate establishing their fitness for travel at the time they are due to travel. Silversea is unable to accommodate women who have entered their twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy during their voyage, and will not be responsible or liable for any complication relative to any pregnancy during the entire duration of the cruise or thereafter. Additionally, airlines may have restrictions that may differ from Silversea’s. Please contact your travel professional or airline.

  • Smoking Policy
    In consideration of evolving consumer trends, and to further promote a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment for all Silversea guests, staff and crew, the smoking policy was updated on January 1, 2013.

    Smoking is NOT allowed in:

    • Guest suites and guest suite verandas
    • All Public Areas, Lounges and Bars

    Smoking (including Cigars, Pipes and Cigarettes) is allowed in:

    • The Connoisseur's Corner.
    • In addition, tables and seating have been made exclusively available outside the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, and specified areas of open decks.
    • Tables and seating have been made available outside La Terrazza for cigarette smoking exclusively.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests who rely upon wheelchairs must bring their own. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility.

    All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made:

    • Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
    • Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
    • Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else onboard the ship
    • Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
    • Any intention or need to use a wheelchair aboard ship.

    By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that they are physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship's officers and medical staff. Silversea reserves the right, without liability, to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Silversea or the ship's Master, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Silversea is reasonably able to provide. Those guests requiring wheel-on and/or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Cigar Bar
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Binoculars
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Suites
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Live Music
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is customarily staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide on-going treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Whirlpool(s)
Silver Explorer offers a degree of luxury unmatched in expedition cruising and some of the largest accommodations of any expedition cruise ship. Select suites even have French balconies or large private verandas. Also included: Butler service, refrigerator and bar stocked with your preferences, down duvets, fine bed linens, European bath amenities, spa robes and slippers, personalized stationery, binoculars, and umbrella. Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of December 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Owner's Suite (O1) Call for Price
Owner's Suite
  • Category: O1
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 728
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom, with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning and pressing
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Grand Suite (G1) Call for Price
Grand Suite
  • Category: G1
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 618
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room with sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning and pressing
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Four hours of Internet service per suite, per voyage segment
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Silver Suite (SL) Call for Price
Silver Suite
  • Category: SL
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 422
  • Two French balconies with floor-toceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk
  • Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
Medallion Suite (ME) Call for Price
Medallion Suite
  • Category: ME
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 400
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
Veranda Suite (VR) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: VR
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 206-216
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed (Veranda Suites 500, 501, 512 and 513 have a fixed queen-sized bed)
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
Vista Suite (VI) Call for Price
Vista Suite
  • Category: VI
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 192
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed (Vista Suites 410, 412, 415, 417)
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Writing desk
  • Flatscreen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
View Suite (VS) Call for Price
View Suite
  • Category: VS
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 192
  • View window
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Triple capacity that can accommodate young children on sofa bed (View Suites 310, 311, 312, 313)
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
Explorer Suite (EC) 6,700
Explorer Suite
  • Category: EC
  • Deck 4
  • Square Feet: 388-397
  • Two view windows (Expedition Suite, Deck 3)
  • Two large picture windows (Expedition Suite, Deck 4)
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Writing desk Two flat screen televisions with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming Direct-dial telephone
Adventurer Suite (AC) Call for Price
Adventurer Suite
  • Category: AC
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 157-167
  • Two portholes (actual room image not available)
  • Sitting area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen television with interactive video, on-demand movies and music, and satellite news programming
  • Direct-dial telephone
Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. In addition to the rates listed above, guests are also required to purchase Silversea's Air Charter Package on select voyages for an additional charge to be added at the time of booking.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite (O1)
  • Grand Suite (G1)
  • Medallion Suite (ME)
Deck 6
Deck 5

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Silver Suite (SL)
  • Veranda Suite (VR)
Deck 4

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Vista Suite (VI)
  • Explorer Suite (EC)
Deck 3

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • View Suite (VS)
  • Adventurer Suite (AC)
Diana Shirey
Diana Shirey | Travel Consultant
Direct Line: 858.592.7543
Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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