Trail of Tasman Maiden Voyage

 

 

 

An epic voyage - through the Indonesian archipelago to Australia - is the cruise of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate expedition voyage – 18 leisurely days starting in vibrant Singapore and ending in Darwin, the gateway to northern Australia. Be part of this inaugural departure aboard this luxurious boutique vessel. 

 

At a time when cruise ships get larger and glitzier, Coral Expeditions Cruises remain elegantly compact and intimate. The vessels are designed to take travellers to unspoilt destinations inaccessible to large ships. The Coral Adventurer is limited to 60 spacious cabins, preserving the ship’s intimate atmosphere without sacrificing the stability and comfort of a true ocean-going vessel. 

 

Package Includes:

  • All excursions and sightseeing
  • Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • All meals, chef-prepared on board
  • Showcase wines, selected beers, and juices with lunch and dinner service
  • 24 hour coffee, selection of teas, and soft drinks
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Port
  • Australian Entry Visa
  • All taxes & fees

 

Price Per Person:

CAD $17,285

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy.  Price does not include international airfare or airport transfers; these would need to be additional.

*Price above is for a stateroom in the Coral Deck.  Other staterooms and suites available, speak with one of our Destination Specialists for more info.

*Price above includes Australian Travel Visa and all taxes & fees.  Alcoholic beverages are NOT included outside of lunch & dinner service (available at own expense).

 

Voyage Dates:

24 Apr 2019 - 13 May 2019

 

 

Itinerary:

 

DAY 1: SINGAPORE

  • Embark Coral Adventurer at 3.30pm at the Singapore Cruise Centre Harbour Front. Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset over the Singapore skyline.

 

DAY 2 : PULAU PENUBA, INDONESIA

  • Be welcomed with a Pencak Silat martial arts display. Enjoy learning about the local way of life and be farewelled by traditional Gendang drumming and dancing.

 

DAY 3: PELAMBANG, INDONESIA

  • Pelambang is the capital city of South Sumatra, and dates back to the 7th century. See the Ampera Bridge and Great Mosque on a town tour. This port was visited by Tasman in April 1642.

 

DAY 4: PELAMBANG / DAY AT SEA

  • Cruise back up river. Enjoy informative presentations and Coral Adventurer’s state of the art facilities.

 

DAY 5: ANAK KRAKATAU, INDONESIA

  • Situated in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra sits Anak Krakatau ‘Child of Krakatoa’. In the afternoon, we will steam past Krakatoa, where the devastating 1883 eruption occurred, and anchor at Chilli Beach for snorkelling and kayaking.

 

DAY 6 : KRAKATOA & UJUNG KULON

  • Today, stretch your legs on a guided hike to the summit of the caldera of Anak Krakatau. Visit Ujung Kulon National Park, a last refuge for the Javanese Rhinoceros. Tasman passed Ujung Kulon in August of 1642.

 

DAY 7: UJUNG KULON & HMAS PERTH

  • Explore Ujung Kulon, home to Gibbons, Macaque, and deer as well as 240 species of birdlife. Small groups guided by Park Rangers will walk an easy trail through towering pristine rainforest. Experience a remembrance ceremony at sea, at the location of the sinking of the HMAS Perth. Pass Jakarta (then Batavia) from where Tasman commenced his voyages.

 

DAY 8: AT SEA

  • As we cruise the Java Sea, enjoy the history of Tasman’s epic voyages of 1642 and 1644.

 

DAY 9: BAWEAN ISLAND

  • Discover the mountainous inland Lake Kastoba, an idyllic retreat in the heart of Bawean Island. Visit the Bawean Deer Sanctuary and cruise to isolated Gili Noko for water activities. Tasman recorded passing Bawean on June 10, 1643.

 

DAY 10: SUMENEP

  • Explore Sumenep’s colourful past, the Great Mosque and Tombs of the Kings. Wander the beautiful water gardens, and see the ‘Fountain of Youth’.

 

DAY 11: PULAU SATONDA

  • Formed by a volcanic eruption, Pulau Satonda cradles a magnificent inland lake. The clear waters provide a therapeutic swim. This charming island is a great place for snorkelling and diving on the coral reef.

 

DAY 12: TAKA BONERATE

  • Arrive at Taka Bonerate National Marine Park, consisting of separate table reefs and lagoons. This National Park is considered to contain some of the world’s highest marine biodiversity, offering a myriad of snorkelling opportunities.

 

DAY 13: PULAU BUTON

  • Visit the city of Bau-Bau and learn about the kingdom of Buton, which existed from the 14th to the 16th century. Take in a panorama of the surrounding islands from the Buton Fortress. Tasman anchored near Buton from the 1st to the 5th June 1643.

 

DAY 14: AT SEA

  • Cruise pass the historic islands of Buru, Ceram, and Ambon.

 

DAY 15: SAPARUA & MOLANA ISLAND

  • Visit the historic town of Saparua and be welcomed at Duurstedt Fort with a war party dance. Enjoy snorkelling, diving, and glassbottom boat tours at Molana Island’s pristine reef.

 

DAY 16: HATTA & BANDA

  • Explore the centre of the spice trade, Banda Island. Be escorted into port by the famous Kora Kora canoes. Visit Fort Belgica, built in 1611, and enjoy traditional dance performances. Tasman visited Banda on his 1644 voyage.

 

DAY 17: BANDA

  • This morning, snorkel or dive on the nearby lava flow system, or immerse yourself in the colours and aromas of the Spice Islands.

 

DAY 18: AT SEA

  • Relax as we cruise the Arafura Sea to Australia. Learn about the navigation techniques of 17th century mariners.

 

DAY 19: DARWIN

  • Arrive in Darwin at 8:30am for disembarkation.

 

 


 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for the travel dates as indicated above. A 50% deposit would have to be made at time of booking.  All bookings are subject to availability. Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Downunder Travel, Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian Travel Visa.  Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable.  Downunder Travel highly recommends that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses.  We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province.  Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.