Enjoy an epic 14-night sailing in Southeast Asia

24th August 2017

Star Clippers is renowned for offering unique sailing experiences on board traditional vessels, with nothing but the force of the wind to assist you from one destination to the next. Each of the line’s three vessels operate itineraries to some of the most beautiful destinations on earth, with regular sailings in the Mediterranean in Caribbean. In 2016, the tall ship line introduced a range of new itineraries in Southeast Asia, with passengers able to visit a range of exotic, untouched islands.

Most of these itineraries are spread across seven nights and will see you travel to a range of Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian islands. This October, however, presents a unique opportunity to embark on an in-depth 14-night sailing. The Fall Crossing itinerary see passengers travel from the Indonesian island of Bali to the iconic, glittering nation of Singapore and provides plenty of opportunities for city sightseeing and beach relaxation. This week, we take a look at some of the highlights you will be able to enjoy during this epic sailing.

Jakarta

Jakarta

Often overlooked by other capitals throughout Asia, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is a bustling metropolis. With such a huge city, it can be difficult to know where to start in terms of landmarks and points of particular interest. The National Monument commemorates the struggle for Indonesian independence and is a good place to start. From the viewing platform of this 132 metre tower, you can admire fantastic panoramic views over the entire city. Wander the streets and you will discover a vibrant world of palaces, historical landmarks, museums, religious sites and – of course – delicious street food.

Giligenteng Island

Giligenteng is a miniature island situated off the coast of East Java. It is so small that is home to just four peaceful fishing villages, where the residents all know one another. Refreshingly, there are no tourist attractions within the area, yet the locals will extend a friendly welcome to you upon arrival. Of course, one of the main appeals of the island is the pristine, white-sand beach. Calmly brushed by the tranquil, clear waters, this really is a sight to behold.

Belitung Island

Kaolin Belitung Lake

Regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia, Belitung is a real gem – offering an abundance of white-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms. Snorkelling in the calm waters is highly rewarding, as is going in search of hidden beaches. Belitung is also home to a stunning natural wonder known as the Blue Lake Kaolin, which was formed as a result of former mining activity on the island. The remaining crater soon filled with rainwater to create a wonderful sight, with glistening blue water and floating stacks that resemble icebergs.

Kariminjawa Archipelago

This isolated archipelago is located a fair distance off the coast of Central Java and is not surrounded by any neighbouring island groups. Made up of 27 islands – each offering pristine white-sand beaches brushed by crystal-clear waters – this is one of the closest depictions of paradise on earth. No other cruise line visits these islands, which further indicates the advantage of embarking on a traditional tall ship sailing with Star Clippers. The line will even provide snorkelling equipment, which is ideal for helping you to admire the 35 types of coral on display.

Singapore

Singapore Gardens

Singapore is a vast bustling metropolis – highly regarded for its luxury hotels, restaurants, bars and much more. You will find plenty of designer label outlets throughout the city as well as a vast range of street food vendors, all offering an authentic taste of Singapore. This tiny nation is also known for its range of calm parks and gardens – one of the best, of which, surprisingly, can be found at the international airport and is well worth taking the time to explore before heading home.


To find out more about the full range of sailings on board the Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper, contact Star Clippers via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.