Asia / Pacific Indonesia Cruise

Jewels of The Java Sea: An Exploration Between Bali & Singapore

On these Indonesia cruises aboard 102-guest National Geographic Orion, discover a region lost to time and enveloped in lore. Visit remote archipelagos that are true paradises both on Earth and below the surface of their translucent waters. While sailing through channels dotted with small, uninhabited islands, hop into Zodiacs or kayaks to enjoy a deserted, palm-lined white-sand beach or dive among creatures ranging from pygmy seahorses to giant clams.

Cruise from Singapore to Bali, Indonesia (or reverse), exploring the less-traveled jewels of the Java Sea. Cruise through the remnants of Krakatoa and view the volcano’s “children” that have appeared since 1883 after of one the world’s largest volcanic explosions. Snorkel and dive amongst vibrant coral gardens; kayak in secluded bays with hundreds of fish teeming below; and engage with local villagers and learn about their daily lives, music and crafts. Plus, experience the innovative melting pot that is Singapore—a spectacular blend of cultures, innovation, and beauty. Additional highlights include a visit to the Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site; and exploring the jungles of West Bali Barat National Park and Menjangan Island.

The 102-guest Nat Geo Orion acts as floating basecamp during these Tuamotu Islands cruises. This small expedition ship is technologically advanced and equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness. The National Geographic Orion features a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, ensuring that your trip to paradise comes with attentive service.

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