Cruise into the wild heart of Borneo in comfort
One of the last remaining truly wild places on earth, Borneo offers travellers lush forests filled with endemic flora and fauna, untouched coastlines and labyrinthian caves. This 9-day cruise will reveal the cultural and natural treasures of rugged Borneo, skipping between the Malaysian and Bruneian sections of the island on the comfort of the M/S Panaroma II. Spot birds, butterflies and beasts in three different national parks, swim on an isolated island rich in folklore and taste local delicacies prepared with fresh caught seafood and bountiful produce along the way.
Is this trip right for you?
Peregrine’s Adventure Cruising is all about the destination, with compact ships perfect for accessing out of the way ports and hidden spots. You’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but there are fewer on board activities than you may be used to. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
If you’re concerned about nausea, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.
There are no lifts (elevators) on our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs between decks. Handrails are always available.
Part of travelling with Peregrine means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. Part of this trip is spent in Brunei, where modest dress is required for men and women, especially when visiting mosques and royal buildings. Sitting on the equator, it is also very humid. Packing lightweight tops that cover your shoulders and trousers over the knee is best.