Papeete to Valparaiso
15 Oct - 7 Nov
23 Nights
13 Ports
Silversea Expeditions

Papeete to Valparaiso

15 October - 7 November 2024
From £22,300 pp
Silversea's door-to-door all-inclusive fares include UK return chauffeur service from home to airport, flights and overseas transfers

Duration

23 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from French Polynesia

Ports

13 Ports

15 October

Setting sail from Papeete

If you are in search of paradise, don't expect it to be easy to get there! It's a long old haul to get to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. And once you are there, Papeete itself is by no means the most magical spot - you need to venture forth to see the other islands, and luxuriate in the turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, rugged mountain peaks and coral reefs. Expensive and remote, these islands have maintained their uncommercial magic, with excellent hotels and a warm Polynesian welcome everywhere you go.

Our tip

Don’t bother with local currency – all the local shops and markets will take US dollars. And take aqua shoes, impossible to walk in the sea otherwise.

16 October

French Polynesia: Fakarava (Tuamotu Islands)

17 October

At sea

18 October

French Polynesia: Atuona (Hiva Oa)

18-19 October

French Polynesia: Tahuata, Hatiheu

20 October

French Polynesia: Hanavave (Fatu Hiva)

21 October

At sea

22 October

French Polynesia: Reao

23 October

French Polynesia: Mangareva

24-25 October

Pitcairn Islands: Pitcairn Island

26-28 October

At sea

29-30 October

Chile: Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

31 October - 3 November

At sea

4 November

Chile: Alexander Selkirk

5 November

Chile: Robinson Crusoe Island

6 November

At sea

7 November

Arriving in Valparaíso

Characterful, colourful and a little chaotic, the port city of Valparaíso enjoys a somewhat awkward setting, scattered across 45 vertiginous hills. Thanks to this difficult topography the city streets are punctuated by steep staircases and funicular elevators, and energetic explorers will be rewarded with wonderful views of the pastel hued buildings that hug the slopes. Valparaíso's most famous former resident was the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and you can visit one of his former residences, La Sebastiana, which now houses a small museum.

Don't miss

Although there are museums and some great architecture, what you really mustn’t miss is the vibe of this quirky and characterful town, so take the time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views.

The Ship

Your home from home

Silversea Expeditions - Silver Cloud in Antarctica
Silver Cloud Expedition - Zodiacs in Antarctica
Silver Cloud Expedition - Grand Suite

The intimate and popular Silver Cloud is reborn as a stylish expedition ship, following an extensive refurbishment in August 2017.

What we love

The lovely Silver Cloud is now part of Silversea's Expeditions fleet, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.

Capacity 254 guests (240 guests in polar regions)
Crew 208 International Staff
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All drinks including wine and spirits
  • Stimulating lecture programme with expert naturalists and guides
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Snorkel equipment on warm water cruises
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD
  • Gratuities
Year built 1994
Last refurbished 2017
Tonnage 16,800 grt
Length 514 feet
Breadth 71 feet
Cruising speed 18 knots
More about Silver Cloud

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Brando hotel, French Polynesia

Extend your stay in French Polynesia

For the ultimate eco-hotel experience, go for the Brando! Eye wateringly expensive, but a bit special.

View of Bora Bora from above

Explore the islands

If you are visiting Bora Bora tour the island by open bus - Le Truck.

Hotel Palacio Astoreca, Valparaíso

Where to stay in Valparaíso

The 23 room Palacio Astoreca comprises two buildings, including a completely restored national monument.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Around Valparaíso

For contrast, visit clean and orderly Viña del Mar just up the coast.

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Papeete to Valparaiso

15 October - 7 November 2024
From £22,300 pp

Duration

23 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from French Polynesia

Ports

13 Ports

Ship

Silver Cloud of Silversea Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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