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Australia & Indonesia Encounter - 18 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Bali to Cairns (WIN22702)

Australia & Indonesia Encounter - 18 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Benoa to Cairns (WIN2702)

Tour Departure: Feb 18, 2022


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Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable 16 night cruise onboard Wind Spirit and discover the hidden world of Indonesia & the Great Barrier reef.

Inclusions:

18 Night package includes:

  • 1 night pre-cruise stay at the The Crystal Luxury Bay Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, including breakfast
  • 16 Night cruise from Benoa to Cairns onboard Wind Spirit
  • All main meals, in all venues and entertainment onboard 
  • 1 night post-cruise stay at the Hilton Cairns, Including breakfast
  •  All non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
  • Ocean views from all beautifully appointed staterooms or suites
  •  Champagne welcome reception
  • Cooking demonstrations powered by the James Beard Foundation and recipes by James Beard Foundation chefs
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout^
  • Port Charges 
Price is based on the lead in cabin category Star Porthole Suite. Please call us for other cabin categories prices.
Call us for the best available airfare!

^ transfers in Cairns are Seat in Coach.

Itinerary

Day 1:Private transfer from Denpasar Airport to Nusa Dua Area Hotel
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Day 1 - 2:The Crystal Luxury Bay Resort Nusa Dua Bali

The Crystal Luxury Bay Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is a luxury hotel with 214 rooms, suites, and penthouses. Having a spectacular bay-front view, gorgeous interiors blend contemporary style with accents of Bali, stylish, clean and sophisticated, 2 swimming pools, children pool area, 3 food & beverage venues, includes pool side bar, and lobby lounge, grand ballroom, spa and fitness center. Located strategically on Jalan By Pass I Gusti Ngurah Rai, between the peaceful mangrove area and the most well-known Nusa Dua, a 15 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, 10-minute drive from Benoa Harbour, 5-minute to Nusa Dua white sandy beach, Bali Collection Shopping Complex, Nusa Dua's largest convention centre, 10-minute to Tanjung Benoa water sport, famous Jimbaran seafood on the beach and the resort has magnificent view of the bay.

Fri 18 Feb 2022
Day 2:Private Transfer Hotel to Port (Benoa)
Sat 19 Feb 2022
Day 2:Benoa
Described as paradise, Bali’s spectacular beauty is difficult to describe in words.  The calm waters and beautiful white sand beaches of the small village of Benoa have made it the prime water sports area of Bali. Bali Volcano, also known as Mount Batur is a popular sightseeing destination with magnificent views from the Batur Caldera. Batik is still very popular in Bali and is considered one of the country’s most highly developed art forms.
Sat 19 Feb 2022
Depart 5:00 PM
Day 4:Loh Liang
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
Mon 21 Feb 2022
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Day 5:Ende
Located on the island of Flores, Ende has both a hospital and a university and people with good English skills. This remote harbor is located near Mount Kelimutu volcano where the 3 crater lakes change colors all the time, and also near Blue Stone Beach with rocks of all colors, At Wologai Traditional Village you will see traditional houses, master wood carvers and traditional cloth weavers.
Tue 22 Feb 2022
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Day 6:Kupang
This remote off the path area is the first port of entry to Indonesia from Australia. During World War II it served as a refueling and landing site for the long flights from Europe. The locals here are very friendly and love to laugh. They will delight in showing you their woven cloths called tenun ikat with their beautiful and sometimes mysteriously formed patterns. For some secluded relaxing try Tablolong Beach or Lasiana Beach.
Wed 23 Feb 2022
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Day 9:Darwin
This cosmopolitan city where over 50 nationalities are represented is a gateway to large Kakadu National Park and its popular waterfront has several lovely beaches like Mindil Beach, known for its night markets and green areas like Bicentennial Park and Litchfield Park. Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park both offer opportunities to see the wildlife of the area including turtles, water buffalo and saltwater crocodiles.
Sat 26 Feb 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 13:Thursday Island
Part of the fun of Thursday Island is the wet landing needed to get there. It will seem like time stands still on this colorful island paradise, which is home to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea. During World War II Thursday Island became a military base for Australian and U.S. forces. Enjoy a drink on the pub deck overlooking aquamarine waters and offers a chance to interact with the friendly locals.
Wed 2 Mar 2022
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Day 14:Great Barrier Reef
You’ll want your camera and binoculars handy for the scenic cruising of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO site and the largest living thing on earth. Comprised of reefs, hundreds of islands, over 600 varieties of hard and soft coral, and covering 1,429 miles, the reef is home to innumerable species of fish, plus starfish, turtles, dolphins, and sharks.
Thu 3 Mar 2022
Day 15:Great Barrier Reef
You’ll want your camera and binoculars handy for the scenic cruising of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO site and the largest living thing on earth. Comprised of reefs, hundreds of islands, over 600 varieties of hard and soft coral, and covering 1,429 miles, the reef is home to innumerable species of fish, plus starfish, turtles, dolphins, and sharks.
Fri 4 Mar 2022
Day 16:Cooktown
The quaint fishing community of Cooktown is found in a lush natural setting of pristine beaches, tropical lagoons, hidden gardens and astounding views. See the James Cook Museum, Natures Power House in the Botanical Gardens, Black Mountain and enjoy a stroll through the graceful streets of well-preserved architecture.
Sat 5 Mar 2022
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 17:Port Douglas
Port Douglas is known for sitting adjacent to two UNESCO sites, the world’s largest reef system, Great Barrier Reef and the biodiverse Daintree Rainforest. It has delightful beach resorts and popular Macrossan Street, lined with boutique shops and restaurants. Swim in crystal-clear Mossman Gorge, crocodile watch at Daintree River, relax on the palm-fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach or snorkel the Low Isles and the outer reef.
Sun 6 Mar 2022
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 18:Cairns
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.
Mon 7 Mar 2022
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 18:Shared transfer Cairns Port to Hotel
Mon 7 Mar 2022
Day 18 - 19:Hilton Cairns

Located in the heart of the city, the Hilton Cairns hotel is the perfect base for exploring the diverse wonders of this truly unique region, famous as the meeting place of two natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Having emerged from major refurbishment as one of Cairns' most contemporary hotels, the iconic Hilton Cairns hotel offers unparalleled style and innovation in an awe-inspiring, tropical setting. Our modern and inviting Cairns hotel rooms and suites are luxurious oases of comfort and convenience, offering pristine bathrooms and spacious balconies with views of Trinity Inlet or Cairns Esplanade and the unique cityscape and blue-green mountain ranges beyond.

Mon 7 Mar 2022
Day 20:Shared transfer from hotel to airport
Wed 9 Mar 2022
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.


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*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Pricing is capacity controlled and can be pulled at anytime. Valid for sale immediately until sold out.  Cruise taxes are subject to change at anytime up until sailing date and maybe charged onboard. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Prices are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and surcharges at time of booking. Valid for sale immediately until sold out. Cruise taxes are subject to change at anytime up until sailing date and maybe charged onboard Windstar reserves the right to reinstate fuel supplement at anytime and can be charged after final payment. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.