At a glance
11 Day Cruise on Seabourn Encore, Seabourn from £2,999 pp
Departure 12 April 2019 | Gems of the Java Sea
Fares are cruise-only unless otherwise stated. Contact us to add flights and tailor-make your holiday.
- Benoa (Denpasar)
- Komodo Island
- Celukan Bawang
- Semarang (Borobudur)
Gems of the Java Sea
25% Single Supplement
Day by day itinerary
This island national park isn’t the only place the large (up to 10-foot) monitor lizards known as “Komodo Dragons” live. But they are protected here, and flourish as they have in the region for millions of years. Follow your guide and listen carefully to his instructions, because despite their torpid appearance, these giants can really move when they want to, and they apparently aren’t picky about what sort of prey they pursue.
In this important port, you may see numbers of the famous high-prowed Bugis schooners, the traditional trading vessels of the archipelago. They carry timber, cement and other goods from Sumatra and Kalimantan. Relax on the black sand Lovina beach, or visit Singaraja, Bali’s second-largest city, which retains the feel of a colonial capital.
East Java highlights include a national park with multiple volcanoes, the 600-foot Madakaripura waterfall and the 14th-century Jabung Buddhist temple cut from glowing red stone. Other options include beaches, river rafting and a wealth of traditional handicrafts.
Surabaya is Indonesia's second-largest city with a population of over 2.7 million (5.6 million in the metropolitan area), and the capital of the province of East Java. Shoppers will enjoy the extensive shopping centers and boutiques throughout the city. Others may wish to take in Bonbin Surabaya, one of the largest zoos in Southeast Asia. Other points of interest include the Grand Mosque of Surabaya (the largest mosque in East Java), the Mpu Tantular Museum of Javanese culture, and the Submarine Monument, also known as Monumen Kapal Selam. City sightseeing buses with English-speaking tour guides are available at the House of Sampoerna museum.
Semarang is a commercial port located roughly halfway between Jakarta and Surabaya, along Java's north central coast. Many of the island's most important exports (tobacco, sugar, rubber, coffee, and cacao) are shipped through Semarang. Because of its accessibility to the island's interior, it is an ideal gateway to the mystic Borobudur.
Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. Two years later, it became an independent island-state, developing into one of the world's most prosperous countries. With ultra-modern skyscrapers combined with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and color, exhibiting a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture.
Sailing on Seabourn Encore
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