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Silversea’s 2018 expeditions to the Americas include first-evert Pacific Coast explorations

Silver Explorer is to debut a unique collection of seven voyages through the Americas in 2018, tracing a path north from Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world, all the way up the Pacific coastline to the multicultural vibrant hub of Vancouver.

Each voyage will offer opportunities for discovery and adventure in lands overflowing with ancient history, stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife.

Led by an expedition team of experienced specialists, many with advanced degrees in their fields, guests will enjoy mind-enriching immersive explorations designed to expand their global perspective.

Chungará Lake and Parinacota Volcano
Chungará Lake and Parinacota Volcano in the extreme north of Chile

“These new and exciting expeditions offer the modern-day traveller a chance to rediscover the naturally stunning and historically interesting west coast of the Americas,” said Silversea Expeditions spokesman Conrad Combrink.

“Each of these unique expeditions will offer a wide variety of exploration activities - from exploring rich marine ecosystems by Zodiac, hiking in rainforests, discovering prolific wildlife, cruising historically important rivers, and exploring volcanoes, to savouring incredible cuisine.”

Adventure highlights

Ushuaia to Valparaiso, 14 Days, 25 February – 11 March

On this journey there is a remarkable medley of landscapes to see: from the steep streets and jumbled buildings of Ushuaia to Patagonia’s lakes, glaciers, mountains and fjords. The exceptional wooden churches of Chiloé will delight history buffs while nature lovers will rejoice in the wildlife, both at sea and in the Torres del Paine National Park.

Valparaiso to Callao (Lima), 10 Days, 11-21 March
A complimentary excursion to see the mysterious Nazca Lines from the air, plus local boat excursions to the Ballestas Islands to spot cormorants, blue-footed boobies, terns, pelicans and Humboldt penguins, make this voyage exceptional. Also an optional overnight overland experience to the Atacama Desert.

Callao (Lima) to Fuerte Amador (Panama City), 14 Days, 21 March – 4 April

Four new destinations are waiting to be explored on this brand new voyage: Puerto Quepos, renowned for the varied fauna, 109 mammal and 184 bird species in its Manuel Antonio National Park; Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica’s wonderland of biodiversity; Isla de Coiba, Panama’s prison turned paradise island; and Panama City, Central America’s cultural hub and cosmopolitan capital of cool.

Fuerte Amador (Panama City) to Puerto Quetzal, 12 Days, 4 - 16 April
Delve deep into mysterious jungles full of exotic plants, rare wildlife, and indigenous people rarely seen by the outside world. Discover the splendid colonial architecture of Nicaragua and the serene coasts of El Salvador on this true voyage of natural and cultural wonder.

Mazatlán to San Diego, 11 Days, 21 April - 2 May
The Sea of Cortez is home to UNESCO protected biospheres with a wealth of marine mammals including whales, dolphins and sea lions. The narrow sea is fringed by remote islands, massive canyons and deep arroyos where explorers can find endemic iguanas, songbirds and jackrabbits. An overnight excursion features a journey by train to the magnificent Copper Canyon.

San Diego to Vancouver, 11 Days, 2 - 13 May
This journey is rich in Americana - spread across Monterey and its famous aquarium, Big Sur and her inspirational coastline and San Francisco with her iconic bridge and fabled bohemia. Explore stunning national parks and hike along Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier. Visit small and truly authentic towns in the Pacific Northwest.

Vancouver to San Francisco, 9 Days, 13 - 22 May
Two new destinations of Anacortes and Cypress Island offer exceptional whale watching opportunities, while the quiet sophistication of Olympia and Mount Rainier offer soaring views and a picturesque landscape.

Posted on 9th October 2017 at 03:08 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Silversea Cruises |

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