New luxury dive-focused cruise itineraries from AdventureSmith Explorations allow you to cruise Indonesia in a brand-new way.
Step aboard Aqua Blu, a small ship that previously served as a private yacht for an aristocratic European family. Aqua Blu was refurbished in 2019 and now offers 15 suites for 30 guests. AdventureSmith Explorations hosts travelers aboard Aqua Blu for eight- and 13-day diving itineraries starting at $7,525.
Smaller sister ships include Ombak Putih, serving 24 guests, and Katharina, serving only 14 guests. Itineraries these ships sail include Sailing Indonesia: The Undiscovered Frontier, a 14-day excursion around Sulawesi; and Sailing Indonesia: Bali, Komodo and Flores, a five- or eight-day cruise starting at $2,100.
“Travel by small expedition cruise ships in this region is growing, and for good reason,” said Todd Smith, founder and president, AdventureSmith Explorations. “The myriad itineraries showcasing endemic wildlife, underwater wonderlands, traditional local cultures and intriguing history present an expanse of options sure to delight travelers looking to sail into remote areas.”
Smith offers a word of advice when choosing your Indonesia cruise: “Determine how you imagine engaging with the new worlds you will visit. What’s most important to you? History, culture, wildlife, activities? Then hone in on those itineraries that come closest to your ideas. For example, Flores, Komodo and Bali cruises embrace volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, white-sand beaches and explorations of traditional lifestyles in quiet coastal villages. Raja Ampat cruises in the Coral Triangle delight snorkelers in an underwater paradise and birding enthusiasts on jungle-clad karst islands.”
If you haven’t started planning for next year’s total solar eclipse viewing, you have some serious work to do. Next year’s total eclipse will only be visible from Antarctica and won’t happen again for 75 years.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.
Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.
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Frontier Airlines recently announced three new non-stop routes from Philadelphia (PHL). New service to Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) brings Frontier’s total non-stop options from Philadelphia to 24 flights.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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