Arrive in Bali and board the SeaDream II for your adventure! Settle in to you cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew as you set sail.
Sail through the narrow strait which separates tiny Satonde Island from Sumbawa's northern shore. The volcanic island is uninhabited and a trail leads from the natural pumice-lined beach to the interior and volanoe caldera. Inside the partially collapsed volcanic crater, the island's salt lake, fed by an underground channel, is well known among a small group of devoted fans. Mysterious stone monuments appear to mark ancient burial sites.
Best known for its indigenous Komodo Dragons, Komodo Island is a fascinating port of call. The giant monitor lizards can grow to more than 9 ft long and weigh up to 300 lbs. Join a park ranger to encounter and meet the Komodo Dragons, which are incredible in size and legend.
Visit the mini-kingdoms of Lombok, each ruled by its own Sasak prince. The island was subject to frequent foreign invasion and Bali, the nearest neighbor, was a major threat. Now known as 'island of a thousand mosques,' Lombok was transformed when Islam reached the Indonesian archipelago in the 16th century. Visit an authentic Sasak community or bicycle your way to Mapak village with SeaDream Land Adventures.
Spend a relaxing day at sea as you sail for Semarang.
Disembark the ship to explore Tanjung Emas, central Java's heartbeat. The city focuses mainly on commerce rather than tourism, but visitors are welcomed and roads leading from the port are well maintained. 'Old Semarang,' still visible in the city's Dutch colonial warehouses and homes, lures travelers with an elegance which reflects the port's place as an 18th-century jewel.
A string of small islands stretches just outside the Bay of Jakarta and offers accessible refuge to those who dwell in the huge city. Pulau Seribu ('the Thousand Islands') actually only numbers around 100 islands, but the romantic nickname persists. Most of the tiny specks feature lovely beaches which are blanketed with sand that has been described as 'golden talcum powder.'
Admire the scenery as you make your way to Singapore.
Arrive in Singapore and disembark. Before transferring to the airport, explore the city-state's impressive modernity and traditional architecture.