Muse, Voyage 201121012 ex Fremantle to Bali
Cruise Line Silversea Cruises
Ship Silver Muse
Destination Australia
Nights 12
Departure Date 21 Nov 2020
Description 12 Night cruise departing from Fremantle to Bali onboard Silversea Muse.

Wave goodbye to the craggy coasts of Australia and hello to the gentle shores of Indonesia. From the bustling port of Perth – and it’s fashionable easy living lifestyle the mystical charm of Bali, travel on this voyage of two halves. Every Australian town is a gem, but surely the crowning glory of this voyage is the romantic shores of Indonesia, as they hove into view after two days at sea.

Highlights of this cruise:

Fremantle (Perth), Australia
The port city of Fremantle is a jewel in Western Australia's crown, largely because of its colonial architectural heritage and hippy vibe. Freo (as the locals call it) is a city of largely friendly, interesting, and sometimes eccentric residents supportive of busking, street art, and alfresco dining. Like all great port cities, Freo is cosmopolitan, with mariners from all parts of the world strolling the streets—including thousands of U.S. Navy personnel on rest and recreation throughout the year. It's also a good jumping-off point for a day trip to Rottnest Island, where lovely beaches, rocky coves, and unique wallaby-like inhabitants called quokkas set the scene.

Geraldton (Perth)
Surrounded by beaches, sun-drenched Geraldton in Western Australia is a thriving city facing the Indian Ocean. Located on the Coral Coast, the city has a friendly country town feel but is infused local history and cultural heritage. Like many coastal towns, the dining and café culture is superb and the choice of which restaurant to choose is a happy dilemma for most travellers!Celebrated for its annual display of spectacular wildflowers, Geraldton’s flora attracts visitors from all regions, with guides taking tourists on as much as 300 mile/500 kilometre round trips in order to make sure that they receive the best possible experience. A haven for visitors especially during the cooler months, the views differ year-in year-out and vary greatly depending on the rainfall. Whole fields become blanketed in colour and rare plants, such as the wreath-flower, burst into splendorous bloom. The well-informed guides keep a track of what is flowering where and visitors only have to ask to be pointed in the right direction. With over 300 species of native plants, it is only expected that insects and birds are attracted to the area. Over 120 types of bird have been classified as well as 22 types of reptile and seven types of frog. Happily, the iconic kangaroo also makes the plains their home, so visitors can expect a real Aussie welcome if they happen upon one!

Broome (Kimberley), Australia
Roughly 15,000 people live year-round in Broome perched on the edge of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The population swells to over 45,000 during the tourist season as people from all over the world are drawn to the natural splendors of the Dampier Peninsula. Broome is surrounded by lush green mangroves and mudflats along Roebuck Bay, but the interior is dry and rugged like much of the Kimberley coast. The town of Broome started up around a nascent pearling industry that attracted Japanese, Chinese, Malay and Aboriginal divers to the area in an interesting mix of cultures. Chinatown is still the center of town, but nowadays the pearls are produced in modern aquaculture facilities.

Lembar Lombok
An island of startling contradictions and contrasts, Lombok exudes an aura of the staid and the rural, a genteel way of life in a quiet backwater. Located to the east and across a deep strait from its illustrious neighbor Bali, the island of Lombok offers unique culture, beautiful landscapes and a far less frenetic, pressured atmosphere than Bali. However, savvy travelers agree that Lombok’s calm existence may soon come to an end, as it is fast becoming the new "in place" after Bali. The island was once ruled by a series of Sasak princes who spent their time fending off successive invasions from Sumbawanese and Makassarese attackers. In 1740, the Balinese established a stronghold here and imposed their culture on the Sasaks. Later, Lombok came under Dutch rule until the country achieved independence. The western part of the almost circular island is well irrigated by mountain streams and artesian springs. Here Balinese and Sasaks have sculpted handsome rice terraces; Hindu temples vie for attention with glistening white mosques rising from picturesque rural villages. More dramatic is the southern coast with beautiful sandy bays set between rocky outcrops. Most of Lombok’s attractions are concentrated in the western district of the island, within a nine-mile radius of the capital, Mataram. Members of Lombok's polyglot population - Sasak, Balinese, Chinese and Arab - continue their laid-back, traditional ways.

Indonesia's second largest city, the capital of Java, can be chaotic and crowded, yet this "City of Heroes," the birthplace of the Indonesian independence movement, has a rich cultural history. It’s a juxtaposition of colonial buildings and modern shopping malls, with lots of tasty ethnic foods and some fascinating archaeological sites a short drive away.

Celukan Bawang (Bali)
If Indonesia is considered to be the Emerald of the Equator then surely Bali would be the crown jewels. An island of paradise, Bali is a thought, a feeling, a way of life … Mystical, musical and magical, it is impossible not to fall in love with the utopian smiles and hospitality of Bali.Situated 55 miles/90 kilometres away from the busy tourist spots of Ubud and Kuta lies Celukan Bawang. The port is a typical Balinese dichotomy between ancient and modern, with high-prowed Bugis schooners floating elegantly beside brand new cruise ships and age-old architecture sitting next to modern, streamline buildings. But within minutes of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the industrial port, you are transported into a living postcard. The black sand beaches of the north exude exoticness, the white sand beaches of the south are a playground for the adventurous. Monkey jungles and rich, cultural heritage are just some of the ingredients that make up this wondrous, multi-faceted isle.

Bali really is as alluring as everyone says. This island has it all: beaches, volcanoes, terraced rice fields, forests, renowned resorts, surfing, golf, and world-class dive sites. But what sets Bali apart from other nearby tropical destinations is Balinese tradition, and villagers dedicated to celebrating it. The hundreds of temples, dances, rituals, and crafts linked to their ancient Hindu faith aren't a show for tourists, but a living, breathing culture in which visitors are warmly received by the Balinese, who cherish their own identities.
Sailing Dates
  • 21 Nov 2020

Cruise Itinerary

1 21/11 Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia overnight
2 22/11 Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia 05:00 PM
3 23/11 Geraldton, Western Australia 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
4 24/11 At sea    
5 25/11 At sea    
6 26/11 Broome, Western Australia 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
7 27/11 At sea    
8 28/11 At sea    
9 29/11 Lembar, Indonesia 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
10 30/11 Surabaya, Indonesia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
11 01/12 Celukan Bawang, Bali 09:00 AM 10:00 PM
12 02/12 Bali, Indonesia 07:00 AM overnight
13 03/12 Bali, Indonesia
All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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