Asia Cruises to Indonesia
Just the mention of the word ‘Indonesia' conjures up a whole raft of exotic images. Gently stepped paddy fields in a hundred different shades of green that cling precariously to hillsides wreathed in early morning mist. Fishermen in frail wooden boats, bobbing on a sparkling sea as the sun comes up. Beaches that seem to go on for an eternity and, perhaps more than anything, a sense of warmth and hospitality whose true value can never really be calculated.
Seeing these sparkling, fabled gems from the deck of a cruise ship makes sense on so many levels. Packing and unpacking only once, your cruise liner transports you smoothly and with a minimum of fuss from one beautiful dream island to another. Tie in the convenience of a package that includes all your flights and transfers, plus hotel stays where necessary, and the common sense aspect of a luxury cruise becomes all too obvious. Cruises to this region are perhaps the only way to get the full picture of Indonesia's beauty.
And what islands they are. Beautiful, sensuous Bali would top most people's lists for a paradise island, with beaches that resemble carpets of spun sugar, thronged by lofty, indolent palm trees and lapped at by the warm, rolling surf of the Pacific Ocean. Night time skies show the constellations in amazing clarity against a perfect ink black canvas.
Fossilised remains indicate that the islands may have been inhabited up to two million years ago, and the cultivation of the rice fields seems almost as timeless today.
The Dutch extensively colonised these waters during the seventeenth century and their influence still surfaces today. It is no coincidence that some of the best, most comprehensive fly-cruises in the region are offered by Holland- America cruises.
Java, Sumatra, Borneo… names steeped in Hindu myths and legends. Enjoy sparkling days afloat on the Pacific with its flaring, fabulous Indonesian sunsets. Just some of the things that make cruising Indonesia both the stuff of dreams, and a magnificent reality.
If you would like more information on Indonesia cruises, or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.