Circumnavigation of Sumatra« All Odyssey (ZE) cruise options
- Day 1 Singapore / Overnight onboard the Odyssey
- Day 2 Singapore / embark
- Day 3 Malacca, Malaysia
- Day 4 At Sea
- Days 5-6 Belawan / Brastagi / Gunung Leuser National Park
- Day 7 Palau Weh / Banda Aceh
- Day 8 At Sea
- Day 9 Nias Island
- Day 10 Batu Islands
- Day 11 Padang / Cupek
- Day 12 Bengkulu
- Day 13 Krui
- Day 14 Ujung Kulon National Park, Java / Krakatoa Island
- Day 15 Belitung
- Day 16 At Sea
- Day 17 Singapore / Disembark Odyssey
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Category 1/ A-Deck||Category 2/ Main||Category 3/ Main||Category 4/ Lido||Category 5/ Bridge||Category 6/ Balcony Suite||Owners Suite|
-Cabins are available for single occupancy between 1.6-1.7 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
Day 1 Singapore / Overnight onboard the Odyssey
Depart on your independent flight to Singapore. Upon arrival transfer to the Odyssey for embarkation and overnight pier side.
Day 2 Singapore / embark
After a morning at leisure and lunch onboard enjoy an afternoon tour of Singapore. Visit the National Orchid Garden and the colonial heart of the city. The Sultan Mosque on Arab Street offers stunning photographic opportunities and in Chinatown, visit the Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple. Return to the Odyssey this evening and set sail.
Day 3 Malacca, Malaysia
This morning explore Malacca, a 14th-century port city ruled by Malaysian princes, the Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Japanese—a tumultuous history brilliantly illustrated at the Ethnographical Museum. Visit the former official residence of the Dutch Governor, the impressive Christ Church, Baba Nyonya Museum, and the Portuguese fortress, known as A’Famosa, built in the 16th century.
Day 4 At Sea
Spend an enlightening day at sea as your lecturers prepare you for your adventures in Sumatra.
Days 5-6 Belawan / Brastagi / Gunung Leuser National Park
Two days in Belawan allow for in-depth exploration of two important areas—Brastagi and Gunung Leuser National Park.
On a full-day tour to Brastagi travel away from the coast reaching an elevation of over 4,000 feet, experiencing the refreshing cool of the Karo Highlands. Enjoy wonderful views of volcanic mountains as make your way to Peceren, a Batak Karo tribal village, where you will observe intricately carved traditional dwellings and witness daily life. A delicious Indonesian lunch, followed by a visit to a fascinating market filled with local fruits and vegetables, completes our day. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight pier side.
At Gunung Leuser National Park visit the Bukit Lawang Orangutan Rehabilitation Station and have the opportunity to view endangered Sumatran orangutans during feeding time. These endearing animals are orphans who are being taught to live in the wild. Enjoy nature hikes to search for a multitude of bird species including the violet cuckoo and rhinoceros hornbill.
Day 7 Palau Weh / Banda Aceh
Palau Weh is known for its large variety of fish species. This morning enjoy the opportunity to snorkel, or observe the underwater wonders by glass-bottom boat. After lunch on board visit Banda Aceh and witness the effects of the 2004 tsunami, including a 250-foot ship perched several miles inland in the same location it was deposited after riding the massive wave. Also visit the Tsunami Museum. Later attend a cultural performance by the Achenese People.
Day 8 At Sea
Attend lectures today as you cruise along Sumatra’s scenic west coast.
Day 9 Nias Island
Well off the main trade routes, this island has retained its unique cultural heritage, including wonderful examples of tribal art and architecture. Visit the traditional Bawemataluwo Village, and watch a thrilling stone jumping demonstration, where talented local athletes leap over six-foot-tall stone walls.
Day 10 Batu Islands
Today explore the beautiful Batu Islands. Zodiacs bring you to pristine, sandy beaches to search for resident birds and wildlife. After lunch on board enjoy a snorkel or glass-bottom boat tour over the islands’ fringing coral reefs.
Day 11 Padang / Cupek
Today the ship docks in Padang’s Telukbayur Harbor. Board coaches for a drive to the village of Cupek. Here meet the Minangkabau, whose society is founded on matrilineal traditions combined with Adat, a nature-based philosophy that is still observed even as they have adopted a strict Muslim faith.
Day 12 Bengkulu
The British East India Company established a pepper-trading center and garrison here in 1685, and maintained their presence for 150 years before ceding it to the Dutch in 1824. This afternoon visit Fort Marlborough and the local museum, then attend a drumming and dance performance. Enjoy free time to explore the market and Chinatown.
Day 13 Krui
Today visit Krui Village, known for their fine weaving; many ikats from this region are displayed in museums around the world. Enjoy a cultural presentation, including a weaving demonstration and opportunity to shop for ikats. Alternatively, spend the day exploring Pukit Barisan National Park which contains some of Sumatra’s last remaining lowland forest and is one of three parks in Sumatra that make up a World Heritage Site. This afternoon return to Krui for a resin harvesting demonstration.
Day 14 Ujung Kulon National Park, Java / Krakatoa Island
This morning stop on the southwest tip of Java to visit Ujung Kulon National Park, a World Heritage Site. This national park includes the Ujung Kulon Peninsula and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest, it contains the largest remaining area of lowland rain forests on the Java plain. Many species of flora and fauna can be found here and search for specialties such as the Javan lorikeet, Sunda coucal, and Javan kingfisher.
This afternoon the ship approaches the Sunda Strait and the fascinating volcanic island of Krakatoa, which is world-famous for its cataclysmic eruption in 1883, with a roar heard from Perth to Rangoon, and a cloud of ash and pumice that stretched 16 miles into the sky. Have splendid opportunities to photograph this legendary island as the ship slowly cruises past.
Day 15 Belitung
This afternoon arrive at the small island of Belitung. Tanjung Pandan’s mélange of cultures is revealed as enjoy a lively performance of Chinese, Javanese, and Balinese dances. Spend the rest of the day at beautiful Tanjung Tinggi beach, which boasts powder white sand framed by giant granite boulders. The warm, shallow waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Day 16 At Sea
Your lecturers recap your experiences as you spend a relaxing day at sea. Celebrate the end of your circumnavigation with a festive captain’s farewell dinner.
Day 17 Singapore / Disembark Odyssey
After an early breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for independent flights homeward.
Itinerary NotesINCLUDED: Accommodations on board Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; $50,000 of emergency sickness/accident medical expenses and $75,000 in evacuation insurance; all gratuities.
NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; accident/baggage/cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges.
Deposit & Payment
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|120 days or more||$950 per person|
|119-60 days||55% cruise cost|
|59-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 110
One of the finest adventure ships afloat, the Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for cruising in off-the-beaten-path locales. On all Odyssey expeditions, guests have access to a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows remote landings anywhere nature or curiosity dictates.
All cabins on a Clipper Odyssey cruise have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room music system, and sitting area with sofa. Beds can be configured for twin or queen-size sleeping arrangements, and all cabins have an en suite bathroom complete with shower and small bathtub. In the comfort of their cabin, passengers can track the progress of their expedition on the Global Positioning System broadcast—a highlight of a Odyssey voyage for adventure-minded guests.
Additional facilities include a gourmet kitchen featuring American and international cuisine, dining room, lounge, small library and gym, outdoor pool, and gift shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks.
A fleet of Zodiac landing craft can be launched in minutes to take passengers ashore in places where no infrastructure exists. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite navigation and communication equipment including telephone, fax, and email.
An outdoor swimming pool, dedicated jogging track, and two sun decks offer ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Inside, the spacious public areas of the ship include two lounges, a small library, and a single seating dining room.
An experienced cruise staff, physician, and onboard lecturers accompany all voyages to enhance the passengers’ enjoyment of the places visited.
All meals are prepared to order on board. The ship's chefs, graduates of the finest American culinary schools, combine the highest quality American ingredients with the influences and spices of the places the Odyssey visits. The resulting "fusion cuisine" provides a taste of the destinations visited.
|Category 1/ A-Deck|
A Deck, Outside Double Cabin with sitting area, portholes. Approx. 185 sqft
|Category 2/ Main|
Forward Main Deck, Outside Double Cabin with sitting area and a window. Approx. 175 sqft
|Category 3/ Main|
Main Deck, Outside Double Cabin with sitting area and a window. Approx. 175 sqft
|Category 4/ Lido |
Lido Deck, Outside Double Cabin with sitting area and a window. Approx. 175 sqft
|Category 5/ Bridge|
Bridge Deck, Outside Double Cabin with sitting area and a window. Approx. 230 sqft
|Category 6/ Balcony Suite|
Bridge Deck, Outside Suite with private veranda. Approx. 230 sqft
Bridge Deck, Outside Suite with separate bedroom and private veranda. Approx. 310 sqft