ST. LOUIS -- Clipper Cruise Line, the small-ship adventure
operator, rolled out two itineraries in Southeast Asia aboard the
128-passenger Clipper Odyssey in July and August.
"We've planned myriad shore excursions throughout these
voyages," said Ian Coghlan, Clipper's chief executive officer. "For
instance, we'll view the famous 'dragons' on Komodo Island; visit
Buddhist and Hindu temples; explore small villages, and, in
contrast, visit some of the area's larger cities, such as Bangkok
Clipper's 18-day itinerary will depart the West Coast on July
The first stop in this program is Bangkok, where participants will
have three days to explore the city while staying at the upscale
Clients will then fly to Singapore for a half-day city tour
before boarding the Clipper Odyssey for an 11-night voyage that
visits the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali and others.
The ship will traverse the Java and South China seas to Krakatau
Island, where Zodiac landings on the lunar-like caldera are
The voyage will continue to the island of Java, where passengers
will visit the Ujong Kulong National Park, a World Heritage site,
and Semarang, home to the Borobudur Temple, often referred to as
one of the forgotten wonders of the ancient world.
After visiting Java, the ship will call at the islands of
Sumbawa, Satonda and Sumba for visits to small villages, and then
on to Komodo Island for an up-close view of the island's giant
Continuing to Bali, passengers will explore the picturesque
village of Padangbai and the Gunung Batar volcano, before
disembarking in Benoa and transferring to the airport for
The trip costs from $6,590 per person, double, and includes
roundtrip air fare from San Francisco and air fare from Bangkok to
Singapore; 11 nights aboard ship; hotel accommodations, and all
planned shore excursions and sightseeing.
The other itinerary is a 15-day program that explores Southeast
Asia from Bali to the Spice Islands and ends in Thailand.
This itinerary departs from the West Coast on Aug. 4 and 11.
The tour begins in Bali in the tow of Denpasar, at which
passengers will spend two nights at the Bali Inter-Continental
Hotel, using the hotel as a base for exploring nearby small
villages and the Mount Batur volcano before boarding the ship.
The ship will first cruise to Komodo Island and then to Flores
Island, one of the largest and most scenic islands in the region
where options will include an excursion to the Keli Mutu volcano
and its three crater lakes.
Subsequent stops include Sulawesi Island for a drive up to the
Tanatoraja highlands; Kabaena Island, where Zodiacs will be used to
take passengers ashore for swimming and snorkeling, and the
Sabalana Islands, a group of seldom-visited islands that encompass
uninhabited atolls, small villages and sandy cays.
Passengers will disembark in Bali and board a flight to Bangkok,
where they will spend three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel.
This trip costs $5,050 per person, double, including roundtrip
air fare between Los Angeles and Bangkok, all internal air fare,
hotel accommodations, seven nights aboard the ship and all
excursions and sightseeing.
All Clipper voyages include the services of on-board naturalists
Clipper Cruise Line
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