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29-night Route of the Spice Trade Cruise

Cruise Line:
Seabourn
Ship:
Seabourn Encore
Destination:
Benoa/Dubai
Departure Date:
3/12/2018
Length:
29
Offer ID:
1248130
from
$9499

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Benoa
3/12/2018
3/12/2018

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Benoa
3/13/2018
3/13/2018 12:00:00 PM

Benoa (Tanjung Benoa) is a modern Balinese resort - a government-run dreamland of coconut palms, white sand beaches and pristine waters located near the island's southernmost tip. Geologically, the area is quite different from the rest of Bali, and even from the rest of the Bukit peninsula upon which it rests. Instead of rice fields or limestone cliffs, there is sandy soil reaching down to a long, sandy beach protected by a reef. Coconut trees are everywhere. The climate here is also drier than the rest of Bali, freshened by a mild ocean breeze.

Komodo
3/14/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/14/2018 3:00:00 PM

A rare discovery awaits the traveler who ventures onto this remote island of Komodo. Walking through the dense vegetation, hearing and seeing a variety of bird and animal life, you may feel you've landed in another epoch. Indeed, the last vestiges of long-gone dinosaurs survive here, in the form of the legendary, giant lizards called Komodo Dragons.

At Sea
3/15/2018
3/15/2018

No information currently available.

Celukan Bawang
3/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Celukan Bawang is a small but lively village in Bali. The village is best known for it's commercial harbor. Visitors arriving by cruise ship can enjoy the village hospitality and explore the town.

Probolinggo, Java
3/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/17/2018 5:00:00 PM

Probolinggo is a port village from where to explore cultural and natural sites slightly further afield, with the Jabung Temple - a 14th century Buddhist structure in red stone - close by. Visit the captivating volcanic landscape at the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, which has the most active volcano system in Indonesia. Experience Tenggerese culture in the network of myriad villages within and along the edges of the park; the Tenggarese Poten Temple in the "sea of sand" along the base of Mt. Bromo provides a look into this austere tribe's aesthetic. Higher elevations in the park are barren and feel as though you are on another world, whereas descending into the foothills you will find peaceful, hidden natural sanctuaries, like the Madakaripura Waterfall and its caves, providing repreive from hiking around Mt. Bromo.


Get on the water at the Pekalen River, known for its river rafting with Class III+ white water, or opt for a taste of local fruit at Probolinggo's mango and grape gardens, visit the Andung Biru tea plantation or shop for unique, handmade goods at the craft stalls.

Surabaya
3/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/18/2018 5:00:00 PM

One of the last traditional Indonesian cities that evokes old colonial Asia, Surabaya remains delightfully untouristed and little changed from the thirties. You'll discover old neighborhoods of typical Dutch colonial homes, while in Islamic enclaves throughout the city, men in fez-like hats gather around mosques with minarets. Visit the Surabaya Zoo exhibiting a family of Komodo dragons. Or travel across the narrow straits from Java to the island of Madura and a bygone way of life, where a centuries-old style of bull racing still continues to be used as a method of breeding selection for the island's important cattle industry.

Semarang
3/19/2018 9:00:00 AM
3/19/2018 7:00:00 PM

Semarang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, situated on Java's north coast between the shore of the Java Sea and a small ridge of mountains. With a population of over one million, Semarang is the largest city in Central Java and its capital. Semarang serves as a popular gateway to the mountainous interior of Central Java and to fabled Borobudur. Pasar Johar Market is the sprawling central market, selling brassware and bric-a-brac in addition to foodstuffs and textiles. Citraland is a convenient shopping mall on Simpang Lima, one of the major shopping streets. The majority of Semarang’s restaurants are centered around Jalan Gajah Mada. Their menus feature every variety of Asian cuisine. Other sights include Gereja Blenduk - a Protestant Dutch church dating from 1753 and the oldest church in Central Java. Built in the shape of a Greek cross, it features a baroque organ and pulpit; and Chinatown - offering such buildings as the Confucian Thay Kak Sie Pagoda, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and built in 1772.

At Sea
3/20/2018
3/20/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/21/2018
3/21/2018

No information currently available.

Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
3/22/2018 7:00:00 AM
3/22/2018 5:00:00 PM

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Sentosa Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Night Safari Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Cultural Tour - 4 hours

Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)
3/23/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/23/2018 6:00:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan, modern business hub and government center. With a population of about two million, it is one of Southeast Asia's smallest capitals. Port Kelang is gateway to Kuala Lumpur, a 42-mile distance away. Other sights include National Art Gallery - a permanent collection of about 2,000 works by Malaysian artists; Batu Caves - caverns discovered by American naturalist William Hornaby in the 1880s; the Selayang Batik Factory – known for their handmade and block-printed batiks; and Zoo and Aquarium - a complex home to 280 species of Malaysian and other exotic animals, birds, fish and reptiles.

Penang
3/24/2018 10:00:00 AM
3/24/2018 6:00:00 PM

Penang, or more properly Pulau Pinang, is the northern gateway to Malaysia
and also the country’s oldest British settlement. To the tourist industry, Penang
has been marketed for a long time as the Pearl of the Orient. Although Penang is best known for its beaches, there is much more here than just sand and sea. The island is considered a cultural and architectural gem with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Other sights include St. George’s Church - built in 1818 of classic Georgian architecture; Penang Hill - a 2,500-foot hill with a splendid view over Georgetown; Botanical Gardens - the 74-acre landscaped gardens featuring many indigenous and exotic plant species, a waterfall, jungle-clad hills and two species of monkeys, the macaque and dusky leaf monkeys; Golf Courses - The Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club is located on Penang Island, and other golf courses in Province Wellesley on the mainland are the Penang Golf Resort and Bukit Jawi Golf Resort.

Phuket
3/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/25/2018 11:00:00 PM

Known as the "Pearl of Thailand," Phuket offers pristine beaches, lush vegetation, traditional villages and seascapes of huge limestone pillars that rise above the turquoise waters of Phang-Nga Bay. With a culture all its own, it combines Chinese and Portuguese influences with that of indigenous ocean-going people. Phuket Town is the island’s capital located in the southeast. The architecture features the attractive Sino-Portuguese style which is reflected in the spacious residences built by wealthy Chinese tin barons as testimony to their success. Visitors come because of the glorious beaches, especially those on the west coast. Patong Beach is about a 45-minute drive from the port and offers a wide selection of watersports. Phuket still casts its spell on all who come to its shores.

At Sea
3/26/2018
3/26/2018

No information currently available.

Sabang, Pulau We
3/27/2018 7:00:00 AM
3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM

Serene beaches stretch along the charming town of Sabang on Pulau We. Enjoy the morning markets, the friendly atmosphere, many restaurants and cafes. Nearby beaches like Pentai Kasih, Sumur Tiga and Pantai Tapak Gajah offer a place to idle away your afternoon, or snorkel offshore Sabang Fair to explore coral reefs. Stroll the town, observing old colonial architecture. Sip traditional coffee and indulge in treats at the coffee shops, or snack on the popular noodle dishes in restaurants throughout town.

At Sea
3/28/2018
3/28/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/29/2018
3/29/2018

No information currently available.

Colombo
3/30/2018 8:00:00 AM
3/30/2018 5:00:00 PM

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

At Sea
3/31/2018
3/31/2018

No information currently available.

New Mangalore
Suggested Private Excursion
4/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
4/1/2018 6:00:00 PM

Mangalore is located in India's Karnataka region, strategically situated in a hilly area between the Western Ghats and the shores of the Arabian Sea. Visitors to Mangalore learn about India's ancient caste system, which is still very much intact. The people are also extremely spiritual, as evident in their many temples and religious traditions. Mangalore contains remnants of Tippu Sultan's naval fort.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mangalore - 4 hours

Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours

At Sea
4/2/2018
4/2/2018

No information currently available.

Mumbai (Bombay)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/3/2018 6:00:00 AM
4/3/2018 6:00:00 PM

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and the economic powerhouse of India.
It's an exhilarating city, fuelled by entrepreneurial energy, determination
and dreams. Compared to the to the rest of India, it can seem like a foreign
country. Mumbai is the finance capital of the nation, the industrial hub of
everything from textiles to petrochemicals, and it's responsible for half the
country's foreign trade.

Suggested Private Excursions

Highlights of Mumbai - 5 hours

At Sea
4/4/2018
4/4/2018

No information currently available.

At Sea
4/5/2018
4/5/2018

No information currently available.

Muscat
4/6/2018 8:00:00 AM
4/6/2018 9:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
4/7/2018
4/7/2018

No information currently available.

Sir Bani Yas
4/8/2018 8:00:00 AM
4/8/2018 5:00:00 PM

Sie Bani Yas is an island located off the southwestern coast of Abu Dabi. This desert island is one of the largest of the eight islands belonging to the Emirate. It is home to one of the oldest archeological Christian sites; here you will find a 4000 year old circular tomb, a mosque as well as ruins of the ancient pearling industry. There is an abundance of amazing wild life such as the onyx, wild birds, dolphins and turtles. Visitors can explore a range of activities in Sie Bani Yas, such as archery, hiking and adventure safari tours that are very popular in the area.

Abu Dhabi
4/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
4/9/2018 6:00:00 PM

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Dubai
4/10/2018 7:00:00 AM
4/10/2018

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Suite Cruise Only Price  
OB - Veranda Suite Guarantee $9499
V1 - Veranda Suite $9499
V2 - Veranda Suite $9899
V3 - Veranda Suite $10299
V4 - Veranda Suite $10699
V5 - Veranda Suite $11099
V6 - Veranda Suite $11499
PH - Penthouse Suite $25499
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Rates are cruise only, per person, unless otherwise stated, based on double occupancy. Government fees and taxes of $672, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
3/12/2018
Number of Nights
29
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 29-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1248130

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