Celebrate summer in style with ecruising
This year, why not shout yourself an early Christmas present and start Summer in sensational style with ecruising’s 20-night Orchid Isles & The Coral Coast cruise package.
This itinerary from one of Australia’s leading travel experts, offers up an unparalleled opportunity to ease into the festive season with 3 nights at the stunning COMO Uma Canggu, followed by a 17-night cruise from the Balinese Port of Benoa to Sydney onboard Seabourn Encore, taking in Indonesia’s intriguing Komodo Island, Darwin and Queensland’s Coral Coast along the way.
Your journey begins on 1 December 2019 with a 3-night stay at the sublime COMO Uma Canggu, the latest offering from the award-winning Thai based hotelier, which opened its doors midway through 2018. Located on Bali’s southern coast, with panoramic views over the ocean, the hotel is the embodiment of the Island’s surf beach spirit, with some of its best surf breaks just footsteps away. From spectacular modern Asian and Italian influenced interiors designed by Japanese-born designer Koichiro Ikebuchi and Milan’s Paola Navone in collaboration to the 115m lagoon pool winding its way through the resort’s sculpted lawns to relaxing Asian-inspired therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat and the laid-back vibe of COMO Beach Club restaurant, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind ahead of your cruise.
On 4 December get ready to embark Seabourn’s superbly appointed Encore for the next stage of your journey – a 17-night cruise from Bali to Sydney onboard the world’s finest ultra-luxury resort at sea. An intimate ship with a private club atmosphere, Encore features just 300 luxurious and incredibly spacious oceanfront veranda suites. Each one comes with a welcome bottle of the finest complimentary Champagne and a bar fully stocked with your preferences, not to mention your very own personal suite stewardess, who perfectly personifies Seabourn’s attentive yet unobtrusive service, dedicated to ensuring that everything is always exactly as you wish.
Encore also offers an unrivalled culinary experience at sea including Grill by Thomas Keller, plus a multitude of other premium dining options and entertainment activities, setting a new bar in the evolution of small ship cruising – all of which make for an incomparable cruise experience.
En route, cruise highlights include stopovers at Indonesia’s Komodo Island and a chance to get up close, but not too personal, with local residents – the prehistoric looking monitor lizards also known as “Komodo Dragons; and Darwin, the Northern Territory’s quirky capital, with its stunning tropical parks and gardens.
Sailing on to Queensland’s Coral Coast, call in at the cosmopolitan city of Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and Townsville, the unofficial capital of Far North Queensland, and a chance to discover the unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage Site of Magnetic Island just offshore. Further south, Airlie Beach is the ideal stop-off point for an exploration of the Whitsunday Islands and picturesque Whitehaven Beach, and sink your toes into the beaches of Moreton Island – the third-largest sand island in the world, before finally disembarking in Sydney on 20 December 2019, just in time for Christmas.
ecruising’s 20-night Orchid Isles & The Coral Coast journey commences in Bali on 1 December 2019 and is priced from $7,599* per person twin share (or just $362* per day) including one-way international economy flights from Sydney, plus all accommodation, transfers in Bali and award winning dining and fine wines, cocktails and a number of other beverages on board.
*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information about this itinerary or ecruising please visit: www.ecruising.travel or telephone 1300 369 848.