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Cruise Indonesia on AdventureSmith Explorations’s Luxury Dive Ship

by Holly Riddle

Feb 12, 2020

Luxury cruise around Padar island, Komodo Indonesia. Photo: Oleg Breslavtsev | Dreamstime.com

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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.”

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