INDONESIAN IMMERSIVE & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

October 15 – 31, 2020

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Dive Deep Into

Australasia’s Waters

From Indonesia’s rich, artistic heritage to Australia’s kaleidoscopic coral, the list of wondrous adventures on this voyage goes deep into the underwater worlds and indigenous cultures of these island nations.

Nearly each day offers a water-lover’s paradise, with in-depth exploration of the Great Barrier Reef, Ribbon Reefs and the Spice Islands in the Banda Archipelago. Heading inland, the fascinating nuances of Aboriginal heritage present a cultural adventure.

Cruise Dates

October 15 – 31, 2020

16 DAYS

Bali > Cairns

Fares From

$15,899

PER PERSON | Fares expire 4/30/2019

DESTINATION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cathedral Reinha Rosari
  • Seribu Moko Museum
  • Banda Archipelago Diving & Snorkeling
  • Coral Triangle Marine Diversity
  • Karst Islands
  • Aboriginal Culture & Rainforests

Fares From

$15,899

PER PERSON

Fares expire 4/30/2019

Itinerary

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Day 01 - Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

EMBARK – PM

DEPART – 6:00 PM

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BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA

So beautiful is Bali that its indigenous people believe heaven will be just like home, and visiting this island paradise, it is easy to see why. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples and fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities.

Day 02 - Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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SUMBAWA ISLAND, INDONESIA

Famously a haven for snorkelers and divers with its crystalline waters filled with curiosities and life, Sumbawa is a lesser known – but no less touted – hotspot for surfers. Those who can tear their attention from the spectacular sea are rewarded with dramatic vistas inland, dominated primarily by still-active volcano Mount Tambora. Terraced rice fields, secluded bays and very little modern-day traffic create a nature-driven atmosphere that will dazzle visitors.

Day 03 - Komodo Island, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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KOMODO ISLAND, INDONESIA

Ringed by steep hillsides that fluctuate from jade green to rust red as the seasons shift, Komodo Island is a land of curious colors… and dragons. The largest island within the Komodo National Park, Komodo sports sandy beaches painted pink by the red coral that thrives on the reefs and locals who relish welcoming visitors. Besides the world’s largest lizards, other wild residents include wild boars, deer, water buffalo, cockatoos and macaques.

Day 04 - Larantuka, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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LARANTUKA, INDONESIA

Situated at the base of the sky-high 5,000-foot inactive Gunung Ili Mandiri volcano, the Kingdom of Larantuka seems the ideal setting for heavenward pursuits. This traditional Catholic locale was once the epicenter of missionary work in the region, with Cathedral Reinha Rosari paying homage to ministries past. Today’s rustic village is laidback and friendly and the perfect starting point for any adventure.

Day 05 - Kalabahi, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

KALABAHI, INDONESIA

Every shade of blue is dramatically displayed on the canvas of Maimol Beach, where glass stones and coral pieces coat the shores and fresh coconut refreshes body and soul. Explore the vibrant world beneath the sea, then venture to the village and the Seribu Moko Museum for an up-close glimpse of the traditional Ikats, ceremonial clothing and bronze drums that permeate the local customs.

Day 06 - Lucipara, Indonesia

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

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LUCIPARA, INDONESIA

The locals here tend toward the wild side, as green turtles, crested terns and various seabirds favor this nature preserve and its surrounding reefs for their nesting grounds. These four/five atolls in the middle of the Banda Sea set the stage for expeditions of all sorts, from high-energy hikes to high-adrenaline Zodiac quests, and snorkeling along the waterline to deep-sea submersible discoveries.

Day 07 - Banda Neira, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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BANDA NEIRA, INDONESIA

Among a volcanic chain of islands in the Banda Archipelago, this beauty is alive with heat and vibrant adventures. Deemed the “Spice Island” for its rare and precious nutmeg and mace, Banda Neira beckons you to its cooler side in the sparkling, sapphire waters that teem with life, and dare you to reach higher on towering peaks covered in aromatic tropical evergreens.

Day 08-10 - Raja Ampat Islands Expedition Stops, Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS EXPEDITION STOPS, INDONESIA

In the heart of the Coral Triangle, where some of earth’s richest marine biodiversity exists and thrives, lies the scuba diving heaven of Raja Ampat. So enchanting is the world beneath the warm waters here, that the famed Blue Magic dive site, seven to 30 meters below, holds the world record for the number of species potentially encountered in a single dive.

Day 11-12 - West Papua , Indonesia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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WEST PAPUA, INDONESIA

When exploring the natural treasures of Triton Bay, plan to get wet. The world’s second largest rainforest is soaked in lush tropical plant life, while the surrounding protected marine areas are just waiting to welcome divers of all levels of expertise. From the tiniest pygmy seahorses to the imposing whale sharks, creatures great and small teem the reefs among hard and soft corals, as possible submersible adventures may highlight even deeper discoveries.

Day 13 - Cruising the Arafura Sea

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DAY AT SEA

Aboard the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, you’ll find an array of unmatched experiences to immerse in during your days at sea. Indulge your senses at the serene Crystal Life Spa & Salon, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center, and learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging enrichment programs. Or simply lounge poolside in solarium bliss while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. As evening arrives, indulge in the renowned culinary creations of Nobu Matsuhisa, enjoy special wine-makers dinners, lounge in luxurious spaces, or try your luck at the action-packed Resorts World At Sea Casino.

Day 14 - Thursday Island, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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THURSDAY ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

One of more than 100 Torres Strait Islands, Thursday Island sit at the northern tip of Queensland off the Cape York Peninsula, home to 4,000 residents. The vibe here is decidedly tropical paradise, while the island’s history holds some serious high points, as T.I. (as it’s affectionately known by locals) served as Australia’s defense center during World War II. Wartime remnants remain for visitors to explore, and the colorful reefs beyond the shoreline call to adventurers.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

RIBBON REEFS, AUSTRALIA

The northernmost point of the Australian continent lies on the Cape York Peninsula in the state of Queensland. Framed by the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea, the peninsula is a vast area of untamed wilderness graced with tropical rainforests, spectacular beaches, savannah woodlands and eucalyptus forests. In this haven for wildlife enthusiasts, you might spot wallabies, kangaroos, crocodiles and rare bird species.

Day 15 - Great Barrier Reef, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – EVENING

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GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA

At 1,430 miles long (2300 km) and visible from outer space, the world’s largest coral reef system is a living masterpiece, made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. The UNESCO-designated treasure is home to thirty species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, 17 species of sea snakes and more than 1,500 species of fish. Sea turtles come here to breed, and 215 species of birds come to nest or roost on the islands.

Day 16 - Lizard Island, Australia

ARRIVE – MORNING

DEPART – AFTERNOON

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LIZARD ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Regarded as a sacred place by the Dingaal Aboriginal people, pristine Lizard Island is nestled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland. The granite island, graced with powdery white beaches and fringing reefs, is perfect for hiking, swimming and snorkeling. Within its grasslands, acacia woodlands and mangroves can be found its most famous resident, the yellow-spotted monitor. Its waters are a kaleidoscope of marine life, including coral gardens of colorful tropical fish and giant clams.

ARRIVE – AFTERNOON

DEPART – EVENING

RIBBON REEF, AUSTRALIA

Aptly named, this “ribbon” of ten individual coral reefs is strung along the continental shelf, constituting approximately 125 miles of the Great Barrier Reef. Within its warm, gentle currents are fluorescent shades of life, blanketed by turquoise waters and forming some of the best diving locales in the world. Caves, coves, canyons and curious creatures from the docile potato cod to the flame-red scorpion fish await underwater explorers and recreational snorkelers in this isolated haven.

Disembark - CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

ARRIVE – 7:00 AM

DISEMBARK – AM

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CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

Located at the point where two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Wet Tropics of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef – gently curve to the shoreline, Cairns is graced with inspiring natural attractions in all directions. Active discovery is enjoyed with kite surfing, swimming, snorkeling and Zodiac excursions; beyond the coast are mountains, rainforests, eucalyptus, waterfalls, lakes, rugged ravines and farmlands fed by freshwater streams.

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Pricing Per Suite Category

Book by April 30, 2019 for best available fares.

EXPEDITION SUITE

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EXPEDITION SUITE

Interior: 1,290 sq. ft. (119.8 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 735 sq. ft. (68.3 sq. m.)

OWNER'S SUITE

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OWNER’S SUITE

Interior: 1,130 sq. ft. (105 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 737 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

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EXPEDITION PENTHOUSE

Interior: 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 683.5 sq. ft. (63.5 sq. m.)

PENTHOUSE SUITE

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PENTHOUSE SUITES

Interior: 457 sq. ft. (42.5 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 77.5 sq. ft. (7.2 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S7

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DELUXE SUITES S7

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S6

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DELUXE SUITES S6

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S5

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DELUXE SUITES S5

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S4

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DELUXE SUITES S4

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S3

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DELUXE SUITES S3

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S2

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DELUXE SUITES S2

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

DELUXE SUITE - S1

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DELUXE SUITES S1

Interior: 304 sq. ft. (28.3 sq. m.)
Plus Veranda: 51.5 sq. ft (4.8 sq. m.)

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CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR™

At 20,000 tons, the all-suite Crystal Endeavor is the world’s largest and most spacious luxury expedition yacht, equally boasting some of the largest, most spacious suites in all of expedition cruising.

Fares listed are cruise-only, per person in US dollars based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, fees and port charges, which vary by departure. Available on new bookings when booked by April 30, 2019.

Each Crystal Endeavor itinerary balances days at sea with scheduled ports of call, and is intentionally designed to be flexible, allowing the Captain and his team of experts to incorporate unplanned “expedition days” when favorable weather conditions invite the opportunity for uncommon discovery. The Expedition Team will maintain a keen eye so that if an opportunity arises, is permitted and conditions allow, the Captain will attempt to position the vessel accordingly. The order of expedition calls/stops and/or itineraries may change due to weather/sea conditions or permit specifications. At all times, itineraries and ports of call are subject to the Captain’s sole discretion. Zodiac use and/or landings, wildlife sightings and wilderness highlights on any itinerary cannot be guaranteed. Kindly note that children under the age of 6 are not permitted aboard the Zodiacs. Use of submersible, complimentary marina equipment and helicopter is based on each destination’s local rules and regulations and in the sole discretion of the Captain.