Indonesia Eastbound (Star Clipper)

Indonesia Eastbound (Star Clipper)

From AUD $2,975

Description

Star Clippers will take you to a hidden corner of the Orient that adventurous travellers treasure for its unspoiled beaches and dream like natural beauty.

For Summer 2018, Star Clipper sails to the spice island of Bali, operating a choice of exciting itineraries exploring the islands of the Indonesian archipelago. These voyages provide a vibrant mix of culture and natural beauty including the dramatic volcanic scenery at Mount Bromo, the crater lake of Satonda, Borobudur Temple at Semarang, Retenggaro village on Sumba Island, the dragons of Komodo and the beautiful corals and sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.

The people are friendly and their smiles are genuine. The clarity of the water and the variety of marine life are amazing and many of these exquisite islands and surrounding waters are designated national parks, preserved forever to explore and enjoy. For snorkelling, or just curling your toes in warm sand, this is paradise found.

Trip Name
Indonesia Eastbound (Star Clipper)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Tall Ship Length: 109.7 m Passenger Capacity: 170 Star Clipper is a gorgeous four-masted ship just 360 feet long and carries only 170 guests in pampered comfort. Star Clipper is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming brightwork that graces her decks and superstructure. Step aboard this striking vessel and you’ll be greeted by a new generation of sailing culture. Here, the grand traditions of the past, which characterise what sailing is all about, exist alongside the comforts and amenities found on the contemporary cruise liners of today. Star Clipper is a modern ship through and through, welcoming luxury-loving passengers from all over the world who hold the legacy and customs of the grand era close to their hearts yet yearn for a new and exciting adventure. Life aboard is very relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel restricted or disorientated as the staff work tirelessly to meet your needs and make you feel comfortable. AccommodationThere are six categories of generous staterooms; giving you plenty of choice when deciding which one suits you best, whilst the expansive decks give the whole ship an uncluttered feel. In fact, you’ll find that, due to the small number of passengers on board and the spacious surroundings, Star Clipper offers more outdoor space per person than most conventional cruise ships. The interior design of Star Clipper again harks back to nautical days gone by. Famous sailing ships are remembered in paintings that are hung on the walls, while teak and lustrous mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud maritime heritage. She has an exquisite dining room, in which you can eat when and where you like, and a convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, multiple swimming pools, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Benoa - Bali, Indonesia
Benoa is the main cruise port on the island of Bali. There are numerous places that can be accessed from here including the party-centric Kuta, Nusa Dua the popular beach resort with it's luxury hotels and restaurants as well as coffee plantations and rice terraces. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things also on offer.
Day 2 - Day 2 Gili Kondo - Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Kondo is an uninhabited island which is part of thirty three small islands in Eastern Lombok. The word Gili simply means “small island” in the Sasak language. Enjoy snorkelling directly from the beach, the waters are very calm and there are plenty of multi-coloured fish. Afterwards you can relax on the white sand and soak up some rays, or take a long beachcombing stroll.
Day 3 - Day 3 At sea
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Day 4 - Day 4 Komodo National Park & Pink Beach - Komodo, Indonesia
The park was founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the unique Komodo dragon and its habitat. Komodo Island is the bleak and desolate domain of this highly aggressive reptile that looks like a relic from the age when dinosaurs walked the earth. The species is notoriously fierce and the “dragon” moniker is well deserved. The Komodo dragon which belongs to a once widespread order of monitor lizards now survives only on a handful of islands. This giant lizard can grow up to 3 metres in length and weigh as much as 150 kg. Like other monitor lizards they have tapered heads, visible ear-openings, a long slender neck, round pupils and eyelids and above all very powerful jaws.Pink beach, or Pantai Merah, is one of only seven such beaches on the whole planet. The amazing colour comes from microscopic animals called Foraminifera which leave a red pigment on the coral reefs and the name Pantai Merah literally means red beach. Pink beach is bounded by turquoise blue sea and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including small islands, hills and mountains. It is said to be the best spot for snorkelling in Komodo National Park.
Day 5 - Day 5 Satonda Island, Indonesia
Satonda is a tiny uninhabited island formed millions of years ago by an eruption which rocked the sea bed at 1000m and projected volcanic rock upwards to a height of 289 metres above sea level. The local people believe that the island is sacred and you can see offerings in the form of bits of coral hanging in the trees; these have been put there by pilgrims who visit the island in the hope of having their wishes granted. Satonda is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs with a large variety of tropical fish; to protect this unique underwater paradise the island was declared to be a Marine Nature Park in 1999.
Day 6 - Day 6 Gili Meno & Gili Trawangan - Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan, universally known as “Gili T”, is the most cosmopolitan and popular island. During the day you can explore the island on food, snorkel, sunbathe, join a dive trip, rent a bike or take a horse carriage ride. These activities are offered by local companies directly at the disembarkation pontoon.
Day 7 - Day 7 Gili Nanggu - Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Nanggu is on the southwest coast of Lombok and is still relatively undeveloped, offering a pristine natural region for travelers to explore. The only noise that breaks the serene silence is the singing and twittering of the birds. The beaches are powder white sand and the water crystal clear and teaming with thousands of tropical fish making it an ideal destination for snorkeling If you're lucky you may even spot some sea turtles.
Day 8 - Day 8 Benoa - Bali, Indonesia
Benoa is the main cruise port on the island of Bali. There are numerous places that can be accessed from here including the party-centric Kuta, Nusa Dua the popular beach resort with it's luxury hotels and restaurants as well as coffee plantations and rice terraces. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things also on offer.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $2,975Category 6
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $3,155Category 5
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $3,525Category 4
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $3,775Category 3
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $4,020Category 2
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $4,575Category 1
06-07-201913-07-2019AUD $6,240Owners Suite
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $3,775Category 3
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $4,020Category 2
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $4,575Category 1
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $6,240Owners Suite
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $2,975Category 6
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $3,155Category 5
10-08-201917-08-2019AUD $3,525Category 4
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $2,975Category 6
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $3,155Category 5
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $3,525Category 4
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $3,775Category 3
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $4,020Category 2
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $4,575Category 1
24-08-201931-08-2019AUD $6,240Owners Suite
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $2,975Category 6
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $3,155Category 5
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $3,525Category 4
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $3,775Category 3
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $4,020Category 2
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $4,575Category 1
07-09-201914-09-2019AUD $6,240Owners Suite

Inclusions

    • Walking tour to the crater lake of Satonda
    • Snorkelling around Gili Islands
    • View Komodo Dragons

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