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zLost Atolls of Micronesia

15 days

15 Day Luxury Pacific Expedition

Small Ship Adventures for our World Travelers

  • Dive into Indo-Pacific lagoons for your very own mesmerising underwater show.
  • Explore the seldom-visited, 500 people-island of Satawal, best-known for its master navigators and old-time canoes.
  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant culture endured by story-telling and the “Love Dance”.
  • Snorkel in one of the top 10 diving sites in the world and the wreckage of a sunken Japanese battleship.
  • Discover the delicious flavours of taro and sweet potato-like breadfruit in remote Nukuoro.
  • Enjoy a history lesson as you stroll through National Historical Landmark and ruined city of Nan Madol and its 100-islets view.

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Koror, Palau

Embark the Silver Discoverer for this stunning Silversea Expedition – Lost Atolls of Micronesia. This afternoon, you will be introduced to your Expedition Team and attend a safety briefing , and tonight we invite you to familiarize yourself with your new home away from home, meet some of your fellow travelers and enjoy the first of many memorable meals in The Restaurant.


Ngulu Atoll, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

The beautiful coral reef Ngulu Atoll welcomes us with open arms as the Chief of the island greets our group and local dancers put on an unforgettable performance. Snorkel or dive into the natural lagoon filled with indigenous tropical fish like the iridescent Blue Green Reef Chromis. Don’t forget to look out for the Black-napped Tern and Red-footed Booby seabirds. 


Sorol Island, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Savour nature at its best. Swim, snorkel, dive, bird-watch and bask in the Caroline Islands as you wish. Explore the relics of a Japanese fishing boat that made it there due to a 70's typhoon. Make friends with the Fairy Terns of the island and the dazzling Sweetlips and Hump head Wrass just swimming about. 


At Sea

A leisurely day at sea to exchange notes with fellow travellers and take advantage of the luxurious amenities aboard Silver Discoverer. Help our birders spot some of the seabirds found far away from their nesting grounds. Enjoy a lecture or an interesting book can be good company too. Or just relax in the comfort of your suite and watch a movie on the in-suite interactive television.


Satawal, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Satawal, "The Island of Navigators," is known for its early canoes and traditional navigational techniques. In fact, the best-known Satawal master navigator Mau Piailug served as a teacher to the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s founding members. Get greeted by the children of this magnificent breadfruit tree-island and enjoy your introduction to banana and hibiscus fiber preparations for weaving. Our walking tour is your unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the island’s art from abstract designs to all sorts of animal wood carvings. Sing, dance, snorkel and don’t be surprised if you’re invited to a friendly local’s hut!


Pulap Island, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Visit the three main villages of the island including Pollap Attol, Tamatam and Fanadik for a unique cultural experience. Besides the beautiful and peaceful setting, it’s our chance to immerse ourselves in local culture as we meet the village chiefs and enjoy a traditional welcome performance. We will learn more about navigation techniques and what it takes to live and survive on such an isolated and remote atoll. Explore the lagoon’s underwater world with a handmade canoe. To finish the day off right, join the cheerful locals in the "Love dance."


Truk Lagoon, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Truk Lagoon, also known as Chuuk Lagoon, is a little over 1,100 miles north-east of New Guinea. This coral atoll is still in its coral formation stages; so many basalt islands remain above the lagoon’s surface. Outside the protective reef, there are over 30 coral sand islands. Truk is considered one of the top 10 diving sites in the world, so the scenery is ideal for diving. You can also explore the 50-feet deep wreckage of a sunken Japanese battleship, which is believed to house the remains of fighter aircraft, bulldozers and motorcycles.


Oroluk Lagoon, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Keep an eye out for Spinner dolphins as we approach Oroluk Island, the only one to have survived the cyclones through the years. Over 25 sandy islets have been wiped out over time. We’ll wade ashore knee-deep to meet the whole population of the island - about a dozen or so. Take a stroll along the beach looking for nesting seabirds, such as Black Noddies, Micronesian Starlings and White-tailed tropic birds. Swim, snorkel and dive for your very own underwater show where marine life takes center stage.


Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Ponape or Pohnpei is a volcanic island whose quarries produced natural prismatic columns used to construct the ancient kingdoms at Nan Madol. Explore the ruins of Nan Madol and its crisscross canals leading to some of the 100 man-made islets. With the help our friendly anthropologist, we’ll learn the history of the kingdom and its rise and fall.


Nukuoro Atoll, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Nukuoro is one of the most stunning islets in the South Pacific with a population of less than 500. The island is completely remote with no airstrip, just occasional boats sailing by every few months. Embark on a magnificent tour, through the greenery and past the taro patches. Discover where and how copra is prepared and find out where taro, bananas and breadfruit are grown. You can also, explore Nukuoro on your own and interact with the friendly locals. Divers and snorkelers alike may see a hawks bill turtle, schools of barracuda, moray eels and many cowrie shells.


Kapingamarangi, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

You’re truly in for a treat when you visit Kapingamarangi, the most southerly atoll of the country and of the Caroline Islands. Using our Zodiacs we will cross the five-nautical-mile lagoon to visit the small community of islanders. Kapingamaringi consists of over 33 wooded islets on the east and mostly submerged underwater on the west side of the lagoon. We’ll have the chance to visit locals’ homes, try fresh coconut milk and munch on the orange pandanus fruit. The islanders are renowned for their woodcarving skills and today you have the opportunity to pick up a rare souvenir that will remind you of our explorations of this very remote part of the world.

The crystal-clear waters are all yours to enjoy, so swim and snorkel away as you watch the handmade sailing canoes carrying dried pandanus leaves used for mat-weaving.


At Sea

A leisurely day at sea is yours to enjoy. Begin perhaps with a late breakfast and another cup of coffee or tea during the first of the day’s lectures. Join the lectures and hear fascinating tales of adventure and learn more about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Our knowledgeable Lecture Staff members are experts in a variety of scientific fields.


Kennedy Island, Solomon Islands

Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island though the correct local name is Kasolo Island) is an island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. The island is remembered to be the area Lt. John F. Kennedy had aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in World War II.


Lumalihe Island, Morovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

James A. Michener once described Marovo Lagoon as the eighth wonder of the world. One of the world's largest double-barrier-reef enclosed lagoons, this isolated spot has been proposed for UNESCO World Heritage listing. Marovo is famous for its extensive coral reef ecosystems, teeming tropical fish and exceptional dive sites. Just as fabulous is the snorkeling. Feather stars and nudibranches, vase sponges and gorgonian fans, lion fish and octopus, morays and pygmy manta rays are all part of this truly remarkable marine environment. Birders can look for osprey, Brahmany kite and kingfisher, while hikers might venture into the forests on one of the many islands of the Marovo Lagoon.


Honiara, Solomon Islands

Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

Prices are per person, double occupancy, cruise only.