Wind Spirit, Australia to Indonesia Encounter ex Cairns to Singapore

Cruise Line
Windstar Cruises
Wind Spirit
Cruise Departs
07 Mar 2020
Cruise Duration
30 Nights
Embark Ship
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Disembark Ship
Singapore, Singapore
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Cruise Itinerary

07 Mar 2020
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
05:00 PM
08 Mar 2020
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
09 Mar 2020 At sea    
10 Mar 2020 At sea    
11 Mar 2020
Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
07:00 AM 04:00 PM
12 Mar 2020 At sea    
13 Mar 2020
Yirrkala, Australia
08:00 AM 04:00 PM
14 Mar 2020 At sea    
15 Mar 2020 At sea    
16 Mar 2020
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
07:00 AM 09:00 PM
17 Mar 2020 At sea    
18 Mar 2020 At sea    
19 Mar 2020
Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia
09:00 AM 03:00 PM
20 Mar 2020
Ende (Flores), Indonesia
09:00 AM 05:00 PM
21 Mar 2020
Komodo Island, Indonesia
12:00 PM 06:00 PM
22 Mar 2020 At sea    
23 Mar 2020
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
06:00 AM 05:00 PM
24 Mar 2020
Lembar, Indonesia
06:00 AM 06:00 PM
25 Mar 2020
Celukan Bawang, Bali
08:00 AM 02:00 PM
26 Mar 2020
Probolinggo, Java
06:00 AM 04:00 PM
27 Mar 2020 At sea    
28 Mar 2020
Menyawakan Island, Indonesia
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
29 Mar 2020
Semarang, Indonesia
07:00 AM 09:00 PM
30 Mar 2020 At sea    
31 Mar 2020
Krakatau, Indonesia
03:00 PM 09:00 PM
01 Apr 2020
Thousand Islands, Indonesia
08:00 AM 04:00 PM
02 Apr 2020 At sea    
03 Apr 2020 At sea    
04 Apr 2020 At sea    
05 Apr 2020
Bintan Island, Indonesia
09:00 AM 05:00 PM
05 Apr 2020
Singapore, Singapore
11:00 PM overnight
06 Apr 2020
Singapore, Singapore

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

30 Night Cruise sailing from Cairns to Singapore aboard Wind Spirit.

Start your journey in Cairns, wandering the Esplanade, exploring Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Daintree National Park, and visiting the quaint fishing community of Cooktown before cruising one of the world’s seven wonders—the Great Barrier Reef. Thursday Island offers a wet landing and an introduction to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan community where bark paintings, weavings and Didgeridoos abound. In the cosmopolitan city of Darwin, don’t miss Mindil Beach, Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park, and Crocosaurus Cove—home to turtles, water buffalo and saltwater crocodiles. Cross the Timor Sea to Kupang, Indonesia where friendly locals delight in showing their tenun ikat woven cloths. Wildlife lovers prepare to be amazed in Loh Liang; this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is home to nearly 6,000 Komodo dragons, manta rays, whales, dolphins and turtles. Benoa instantly entrances visitors with Bali’s spectacular beauty, calm waters, small village atmosphere and Batik artistry. Savor satays and secluded beaches in Kepulauan Seribu, and Pantara Island. Conclude your Indonesian adventure in Singapore by exploring the Botanic Gardens, Chinatown and Little India.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

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.

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.

Ende, Flores
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.

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.

This port is the gateway to take a day trip to Borobudur, the Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 8th century. There’s also plenty to do in Semarang. There is excellent Chinese food around town and important historical sites like Gedung Batu – the city’s oldest Chinese temple complex, or the Old Quarter featuring Dutch colonial architecture including Lawang Sewu, a massive building and Sam Poo Kong, a 15th century temple in Chinatown.

Pulau Bintan
A short boat ride from Singapore, Pulau Bintan has some of the best white-sand beaches in Sumatra. Its northern Lagoi area is an upscale resort destination but the real cultural experience can be found in Tnajung Pinang where its eclectic mix of building styles, including Dutch colonial, and the noisy, bustling streets offer exposure to memorable rustic charm.

Say hello to Stamford Raffles’ engaging city, a modern metropolis which is blended with the traditional historic towns of the founders. These include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay community of Kampong Glam. The Singapore River meanders through the center of the island with vistas of skyscrapers and historic shop houses, often side-by-side. Singapore is a tropical garden city with flowers and greenery everywhere. Among the attractions are the domes at Gardens by the Bay located near Marina Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Botanic Gardens. Orchard Road is the epicenter for shopping some of Asia’s leading retailers and includes both international brands and local shops.

The Essence of Small Ship Sailing

The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks and a gross tonnage of 5,736, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht.

Wind Spirit features wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.

All staterooms have ocean views, queen beds, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods. The Owner’s Suite includes a sitting area.

Wind Spirit offers two primary dining venues. AmphorA restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings and Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers.

Wind Spirit amenities include: WindSpa, Watersports Platform, Casino, Lounge, Library, Pool, and Hot Tub.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 360 feet
  • Tonnage: 5,736 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 1988
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 148
  • Crew Nationality: Indonesian/Filipino
  • Officer Nationality: Dutch/European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: Indonesian/Filipino
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio/Stereo
  • Electric Current 110 AC
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen LCD Television
  • ipod nanos and bose sound docks
  • Wi-Fi Laptops available to check out
  • DVD Player

Ship Facilities

  • Veranda
  • Candles
  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Signature Shop
  • Library
  • WindSpa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Bar
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge
  • Watersports Platform
  • Yacht Club Cafe (07 Feb 19 onwards)

Small Ships. Infinite Possibilities.

Step away from the crowds. Away from towering decks and a thousand people, or even more. Away from lines, from waiting, away from the whole idea of group travel.

Step into amazing places, relish intimate cultural experiences, and connect with the world, its people and yourself as only a small ship can help you do. This is your vacation, your own experience. As individual as you are.

Welcome to the world of small ship cruising — to Windstar’s graceful yachts, each one welcoming fewer than 300 lucky guests. With six beautiful yachts, Windstar gives you more true small ship choices than anyone in the world.

Every Windstar voyage starts with you. With a stateroom or suite that’s updated in classic contemporary style with your comfort in mind. With small, handcrafted shore excursions that take you closer and show you more. With legendary service that has been acclaimed the best on the seas.

Come away from the ordinary — come to the small ship world of Windstar.

Your Voyage Includes: *All meals in all venues *All non-alcoholic beverages *Welcome Cocktail at reception *Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom *All onboard entertainment *Use of fitness facility *Use of watersports equipment *Port lectures and briefings *Transportation to most shore excursions

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