Star Clippers will take you to a hidden corner of the Orient that adventurous travellers treasure for its unspoiled beaches and dream like natural beauty.
For Summer 2018, Star Clipper sails to the spice island of Bali, operating a choice of exciting itineraries exploring the islands of the Indonesian archipelago. These voyages provide a vibrant mix of culture and natural beauty including the dramatic volcanic scenery at Mount Bromo, the crater lake of Satonda, Borobudur Temple at Semarang, Retenggaro village on Sumba Island, the dragons of Komodo and the beautiful corals and sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.
The people are friendly and their smiles are genuine. The clarity of the water and the variety of marine life are amazing and many of these exquisite islands and surrounding waters are designated national parks, preserved forever to explore and enjoy. For snorkelling, or just curling your toes in warm sand, this is paradise found.
• View Komodo Dragons
• Diwu Mba’i waterfalls from Labuan Haji
• Retenggaro village from Sumba
Benoa is the main cruise port on the island of Bali. There are numerous places that can be accessed from here including the party-centric Kuta, Nusa Dua the popular beach resort with it's luxury hotels and restaurants as well as coffee plantations and rice terraces. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things also on offer.
Gili Kondo is an uninhabited island which is part of thirty three small islands in Eastern Lombok. The word Gili simply means “small island” in the Sasak language. Enjoy snorkelling directly from the beach, the waters are very calm and there are plenty of multi-coloured fish. Afterwards you can relax on the white sand and soak up some rays, or take a long beachcombing stroll.
The park was founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the unique Komodo dragon and its habitat. Komodo Island is the bleak and desolate domain of this highly aggressive reptile that looks like a relic from the age when dinosaurs walked the earth. The species is notoriously fierce and the “dragon” moniker is well deserved. The Komodo dragon which belongs to a once widespread order of monitor lizards now survives only on a handful of islands. This giant lizard can grow up to 3 metres in length and weigh as much as 150 kg. Like other monitor lizards they have tapered heads, visible ear-openings, a long slender neck, round pupils and eyelids and above all very powerful jaws.
Pink beach, or Pantai Merah, is one of only seven such beaches on the whole planet. The amazing colour comes from microscopic animals called Foraminifera which leave a red pigment on the coral reefs and the name Pantai Merah literally means red beach. Pink beach is bounded by turquoise blue sea and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including small islands, hills and mountains. It is said to be the best spot for snorkelling in Komodo National Park.
Sumba is an island of contrasts. The west is lush and green with rolling hills while the east is covered in arid grasslands. The capital Waingapu is known for producing the beautiful Ikat fabric, the finest in Indonesia. You can visit Waikabubak a town where houses have thatched roofs that soar to over 15m high. The beaches are largely deserted and the island culture is rich. There are some very pretty waterfalls to visit in the forest areas.
Wera Sangiang Village in East Sumbawa is one of the few boat building villages in the world where traditional wooden boats are built without blueprints and using only hand tools. This expertise has been passed down from generation to generation by the Bugis. A visit to the area is a must when staying near this remote and beautiful region. The island also boats a gold and copper mine and a volcano. Mount Tambora's eruption in 1815 was considered to be one of the most powerful and destructive volcanic explosions in human history.
Satonda is a tiny uninhabited island formed millions of years ago by an eruption which rocked the sea bed at 1000m and projected volcanic rock upwards to a height of 289 metres above sea level. The local people believe that the island is sacred and you can see offerings in the form of bits of coral hanging in the trees; these have been put there by pilgrims who visit the island in the hope of having their wishes granted. Satonda is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs with a large variety of tropical fish; to protect this unique underwater paradise the island was declared to be a Marine Nature Park in 1999.
Of the 124 bird species found in the region, 86 of them can be found on the island of Moya. These includes rare birds such as yellow-headed parrot and bird coral. So this is indeed a bird lovers paradise. Visitors can trek into the forest to experience the beauty of Brang Rea Waterfall or relax on one of the many white sand beaches. Pristine coral reefs and all their inhabitants are now protected from fishing and pollution so divers and snorkelers have the chance to visit a truly untouched paradise.
Gili Bidara is uninhabited and very peaceful. The snorkeling is amazing and it's easy to walk around the island feeling just the soft white sand underfoot. Experience a few hours here as a true castaway!
Sengiggi is Lombok's traditional tourist resort. A large bay forms the centre of the resort and it is one of the busier places on the island of Lombok. The main street comes alive at night and there are many restaurants to dine in as well as plenty of bars for live music and nightclubs to dance in. However one of the most amazing sights on the island can be viewed from Sengiggi Beach, the spectacular sunset. The bright orange sun sinks into the ocean with Bali's Mt. Agung volcano silhouetted on the horizon.
North of Bali, the Lovina tourist area stretches over 12 km and consists of a string of coastal villages: Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Tukad Mungga, collectively know as Lovina. Lovina’s black sandy beaches are quite lovely, the sea is very calm here and safe for swimming. The atmosphere on the beach is one of laid-back tranquillity with colourfully decorated traditional outriggers called perahu dotted along the shoreline.
This is the perfect island getaway, a small “resort” with fine white sand, coral reefs and limpid turquoise waters teeming with marine life including colourful tropical fish and starfish. The island has facilities and there is shade. From here the ship’s zodiac can take you to “Gili Kadiz”, a great snorkelling site.
Inside cabin, upper/lower berths,
bathroom with shower.
Inside/outside cabin, raised double bed,
two lower beds or triple berths etc,
bathroom with shower.
Outside cabin, two lower beds,
double bed or triple berths,
bathroom with shower.
beds, bathroom with shower.
Large outside cabin,
bathroom with shower.
Deluxe deck cabin, two lower beds
convert to double bed, minibar,
bathroom with whirlpool bath,
cabin doors open onto deck.
Deluxe outside cabin, double bed,
sitting are, minibar, bathroom
Port Charges: 440 AUD pp
Vessel Type: Tall Ship
Length: 109.7 m
Passenger Capacity: 170
Star Clipper is a gorgeous four-masted ship just 360 feet long and carries only 170 guests in pampered comfort. Star Clipper is a true clipper ship, reflecting her proud heritage in every inch of the polished brass and gleaming brightwork that graces her decks and superstructure. Step aboard this striking vessel and you’ll be greeted by a new generation of sailing culture. Here, the grand traditions of the past, which characterise what sailing is all about, exist alongside the comforts and amenities found on the contemporary cruise liners of today.
Star Clipper is a modern ship through and through, welcoming luxury-loving passengers from all over the world who hold the legacy and customs of the grand era close to their hearts yet yearn for a new and exciting adventure. Life aboard is very relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel restricted or disorientated as the staff work tirelessly to meet your needs and make you feel comfortable.
There are six categories of generous staterooms; giving you plenty of choice when deciding which one suits you best, whilst the expansive decks give the whole ship an uncluttered feel. In fact, you’ll find that, due to the small number of passengers on board and the spacious surroundings, Star Clipper offers more outdoor space per person than most conventional cruise ships.
The interior design of Star Clipper again harks back to nautical days gone by. Famous sailing ships are remembered in paintings that are hung on the walls, while teak and lustrous mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud maritime heritage.
She has an exquisite dining room, in which you can eat when and where you like, and a convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, multiple swimming pools, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.
Back to Back Cruises & Early Bird Discount on Voyages aboard Star Clipper
Back to Back Cruises: If you wish to sail 1 or more consecutive cruises, they will be discounted by 5%. This discount is combinable with Early Booking Discount and is valid for all categories except guaranteed single.
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