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Discover The Beauty Of Bali With Crystal Cruises In 2014/15

Crystal Cruises will be showcasing Bali as a destination both on land and at sea in fall 2014 and early winter 2015 sailings aboard Crystal Symphony.

The new 12-14 day itineraries will also call at several other Indonesian ports while sailing between Bali and Singapore. Some also offer visits to Australia and Southeast Asia.

Crystal Symphony Voyages

Beyond the Great Barrier Reef – Departing November 24 2014 for 13-nights

Southeast Asia Exploration – Departing December 7 2014 for 14-nights

Southeast Asia Sojourn – Departing January 5 2015 for 12-nights

Accent On Indonesia – Departing January 17 2015 for 12-nights

Crystal Symphony shall also make stops in Komodo Island, Semarang, Jakarta, Surabaya and a maiden visit to Belawan. Other destinations include Malacca City, Penang, KualaLumpur/Port Kelang and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Hamilton Island/Whitsunday Island and Cairns, Australia.; and sailing through the Great Barrier Reef, Java Sea and Indonesian Archipelago.

The expanded onboard programming includes:

Chef Heinz von Holzen —Local Chef and author, von Holzen shall bring aboard his latest modern-meets-traditional recipes to share via hands-on cooking classes, demonstrations, a guest chef dinner for all, and a limited-availability Vintage Room dinner featuring multiple courses of the secret dishes, each perfectly paired with rare wines. This is available on the January 5 sailing only)

Dr. Lawrence Blair —Bali resident and anthropological expert, sharing personal tales from his Emmy Award-winning PBS series and book Ring of Fire, which explores the region’s volcanic eruptions, gypsy pirates, man-eating animals (and people), and Blair’s own homesteading in a Balinese village.

Local Kecak dancers —An ancient tradition, featuring a group of approximately 100 men dressed in checked waist-cloths depicting the epic Hindu battle of Ramayana via native dance, chanting, and music.

While exploring ashore guests can enjoy the beauty of temples that were once reserved for the rajas, ride an elephant, visit local villages and discover ancient stories through music, such as Barong dance. These four sailings are a wonderful opportunity to really savour the ancient beauty of each destination and to discover hidden pastimes and new cultures.

For more information on cruising with Crystal Cruises, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 or click here to view our full range of Crystal Cruises deals.