Experience Indonesia onboard the National Geographic Orion on this 12-day cruise from Singapore to Bali. Drive through the remains of Krakatoa and see the "children" of the volcano, who have emerged since 1883 after one of the largest volcanic explosions in the world. Snorkel and dive in vibrant coral gardens, kayak in secluded bays with hundreds of fish below, exchange ideas with the villagers and learn about their daily life, music and handicrafts--all unique and inspired by the amazing colors and beauty that surrounds them.
Snorkel the coral reefs in the Natuna and Anambas Archipelago.
Marvel at the grandeur and sheer size of Borobudur Temple.
Explore the jungles of West Bali Barat National Park and Menjangan Island.
Experience the innovative melting pot that is Singapore.
Check out of your hotel and set off to explore this landmark city-state. Cosmopolitan Singapore, a former British colony, has transformed itself into one of the world's leading and most innovative commercial centers. Tour the old sections of the city and see how Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures thrive side by side. View the ultra-modern along the skyline of high rises and in the whimsical creations of the Gardens by Bay. Singapore is truly a melting pot of culture, style and cuisine. This afternoon, embark the National Geographic Orion.
The first stop is the remote Anambas Archipelago, where you can snorkel the unspoiled reefs surrounding Pulau Lintang. Search for colorful giant clams and cardinalfish that make these waters their home. The island is private, so you may have exclusive access to walk the beach, dive, snorkel, or choose to explore by glass-bottom Zodiac.
The remote Badas Islands offer excellent beaches and corals. These rarely visited islands offer an abundant array of marine life. Watch clownfish darting between anemones and if luck is on your side, a beautiful royal blue tang might make this idyllic story complete! Explore above and beneath the sea via stand-up paddleboard, snorkelling, and beachcombing.
Located off the coast of Sumatra, Belitung is part of the relatively unknown Bangka-Belitung sister islands. Spend the morning cruising the pristine waters, weaving your way through the smaller islands and clusters of granite formations that dot the coastline, looking for the perfect quiet cove to kayak and snorkel. Ashore, have the opportunity to meet the locals and witness the blending of the Sumatran, Malay, Bugis cultures--Malay homes on stilts, Bugis fishing village, Sumatran coffee houses, etc. The Dutch tin mines and the promise of work brought many families to the Belitung.
One of the world's most beautiful and powerful volcanoes, Krakatoa or Krakatau, was known worldwide after the explosive eruption in 1883. Ash from the massive event circled the Earth for years. Along the Pacific Ring of Fire, new volcanoes have formed beneath Krakatoa's caldera; Anak Krakatau or "Child of Krakatau" is the most active. Go ashore to explore the black sand beach and lush jungle that rises up to the volcano. The following day, spend time on deck with a team of naturalists, listen to compelling presentations in the lounge, or enjoy one of the many onboard amenities as you travel down the coast of Java.
Today, dock on the island of Java in the bustling port of Semarang. The destination is inland, at the largest Buddhist temple in the world: magnificent Borobudur Temple. Stone reliefs carved in exquisite detail line the base of the temple, depicting everyday life and the path to enlightenment. Spend the full day exploring this spectacular site.
A breathtaking chain of coral-fringed islands, Kreimun Jawa Archipelago sits off the coast of central Java. Designated a Natural Reserve, the marine park protects the biodiversity of the lush mangrove forests teeming with birdlife, 11 species of seagrass and extensive coral reefs, etc. Observe life in the mangroves as you trek deep into the forest raised footpaths, ever watchful for blav-tailed monkeys and red breasted parakeets. Kayak along the seagrass in water so clear you can see the fish and coral below. A true island paradise.
Palau Bawean is a small jewel in the Java Sea. Travel past the beautifully terraced rice paddies as you head to the center of the island and Lake Kastoba. According to ancient lore, a swim in these pristine waters will keep you forever young. Curious monkeys and a variety of birds will make their home in the surrounding jungle. Local villagers eagerly share their traditional music and dance.
Day 11: Menjangan Island / West Bali Barat National Park
Javanese for “deer,” Menjangan Island is named after the rare rusa deer who swim to the island during the spring. This secluded paradise is part of the West Bali Barat National Park, located in the northwest tip of Bali. Teeming with untouched beauty both above and below the water, explore the island on foot, keeping an eye out for deer while wandering through the ancient white stone temple, Pura Segara Gili Kencana; snorkel amongst the brightly colored coral fans, or glide through the clear water on a stand-up paddle board.
This morning, arrive in Denpasar on the lush island of Bali, one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures. Following disembarkation get a taste of this paradise, where life and art are interwoven. Following lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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Cat 1 #316, 318-321. Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
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Cat 1S #301, 322, 323. These solo cabins feature a window or two portholes, a queen-size bed, except for #301 which has a double bed, writing desk and chair, climate controls, reading lamps, and a TV. Marble bathrooms are generously sized and include a roomy shower stall with a glass door.
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Cat 2 #302-312, 314, 315, 317. Cabins feature a luminous oval window and configurable beds: two single beds, two beds converted to a queen-size bed, or a queen size bed. An armchair, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities. Marble bathrooms are generously sized, and include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
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Cat 3 Suite with Window #401-412, 414-419. These suites feature a sitting area with a large window, a sofa–except slightly smaller #401 & #402–an armchair or two, writing/laptop desk, reading lamps, flat screen TV, & climate controls. Beds are configurable (call for details). Marble bathrooms include a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
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Cat 3S Suite with Window #512. This solo suite features two beds and two large windows, plus two armchairs and small table, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls. The marble bathroom is generously sized and includes a spacious shower stall with a glass door.
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Cat 4 Deluxe Suite with Window #511, 515. These two suites feature separate sleeping and sitting areas, with a chair and armchair and a two-cushion sofa facing an expansive window. Beds are configurable (call for details). Ample storage, reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the amenities.
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Cat 5 Suite with French Balcony #501, 503-506, 508. These spacious suites feature open living areas and sliding glass doors opening to a shared French balcony. Beds are configurable (call for details.) A sitting area with arm chairs and a sofa, a writing/laptop desk, well-placed reading lamps, a flat screen TV, and climate controls complete the decor.
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Cat 6 Owner’s Suite with French Balcony #502, 507, 509*, 510. These large, elegant suites feature a French balcony, with the exception of #509 which has double windows. Each provides a separate living area with a sofa and two arm chairs, except for #502, which uniquely offers a 'soaking tub with a view' in addition to a shower stall and expansive vanity.
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11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
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All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
Use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, and kayaks (where available)
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RM10 per room per night mandatory Tourism Tax in Malaysia collected by cash upon check-in.
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Gratuity for ship’s crew, at guests’ discretion (crew tips are included on select ships
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Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
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Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
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Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.