Route Of The Spice Trade

12 March - 10 April 2018

Duration

29 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

18 Ports

12-13 March

Setting sail from Benoa (Bali)

It's no surprise to us that Bali remains Indonesia's most popular tourist destination; though the island is not the undiscovered gem it once was, it's still a wonderful place to travel. The beaches, spectacular volcanic scenery and lush green rice terraces lend Bali a natural beauty that seems to dovetail perfectly with the island's distinct Hindu culture, which adorns the landscape with stunning temples. We advise steering clear of the backpacker beaches around Kuta, and heading instead for the quieter south coast resorts or the charming inland town of Ubud, the spiritual centre of the island.

Our tip

Bali is seriously busy – it’s a long way for us, but just on the doorstep for Australians. The central mountains, or north and west coasts, are quieter.

14 March

Indonesia: Komodo Island

15 March

At sea

16 March

Indonesia: Celukan Bawang (Bali)

17 March

Indonesia: Probolinggo

18 March

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

19 March

Indonesia: Semarang

20-21 March

At sea

22 March

Singapore: Singapore

23 March

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

24 March

Malaysia: Penang

25 March

Thailand: Phuket

26 March

At sea

27 March

Philippines: Sabang Palawan

28-29 March

At sea

30 March

Sri Lanka: Colombo

31 March

At sea

1 April

India: Mangalore

2 April

At sea

3 April

India: Mumbai

4-5 April

At sea

6 April

Oman: Muscat

7 April

At sea

8 April

United Arab Emirates: Sir Bani Yas Island

9 April

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

10 April

Arriving in Dubai

For some Dubai, the most famous of the United Arab Emirates, is the ultimate glamorous holiday destination. Amazing high rise buildings, extensive air-conditioned shopping malls, and extraordinary man-made tourist attractions (such as indoor ski-slopes) abound. Some of the most glitzy and expensive hotels in the world can be found here, so for shopping, sunshine and fun for all the family, this is a great choice. For others, this is a cultural desert as barren as the sands which surround it. But if you search hard you will find the old souk-like centre around Dubai Creek - take a traditional dhow and you will begin to understand the magic of Arabia.

Don't miss

The historic Persian trading centre, the Bastakia Quarter, was a marketplace for pearls and textiles. Even then, this was the home of ‘tax-free', and the area is characterised by Arabian architecture, wind towers, and narrow lanes.

The Ship

Your home from home

Seabourn Encore - Pool deck
Seabourn Encore - The Colonnade
Seabourn Encore - Penthouse Suite

Once again Seabourn leaps ahead, expanding the most modern luxury fleet with the innovative Seabourn Encore and Ovation.

What we love

When Seabourn introduced the three sisters, they changed the face of luxury cruising. Seabourn Encore (and her sister Seabourn Ovation, due to be completed in 2018), with 604 guests on board, will take things a step further, with lots of new thinking and special additions, continuing Seabourn's magical ability to surprise and delight.

Capacity 604 Guests

Style

The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd. With lots of outside space, you can enjoy an al fresco experience if you choose.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all restaurants including room service
  • Open bar policy throughout the ship
  • Onboard entertainment and lecture programme
  • Extensive spa and fitness facilities
  • Programme of daytime activities
  • Gratuities
Year launched 2016 (Seabourn Encore) / 2018 (Seabourn Ovation)
Tonnage 40,350 grt
More about Seabourn Encore

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr, Dubai

Our favourite hotel in Dubai

So many to choose from! Our current Mundy preference is Al Qasr at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Komodo dragon on the beach on Komodo island

Beyond Bali

If you have time, make the slightly complicated journey via Labuan Bajo on to Rinca to see the Komodo Dragons.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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