A playful and adventurous spirit permeates all 17,000 islands of Indonesia. You’ll love this country’s wild, elemental natural aspects, from volcanoes to jungles. And, while most of the volcanoes are dormant, some are still very much active!
And then there’s all that coastline. Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. Thanks to the sheer number of islands that Indonesia encompasses, it offers countless strips of sea and sand to satisfy everyone from sun seekers to hikers and wildlife lovers. We recommend immersing yourself in the culture of this great nation by hopping off at Benoa and Bali on Indonesia cruises. Remember your camera.
A cruise to Indonesia is a treat for the senses: discover the feeling of warm white sand beneath your toes, the vivid colours of the wilderness and the scents of spice markets in Jakarta.
Indonesia is home to some of the most awe-inspiring natural sights in south-east Asia. From the remote, jungle-covered Banda Islands to the 130 formidable volcanoes in around Sumatra, explore a rich and varied tapestry on one of our cruises to Indonesia.
One of the world’s biggest and most dynamic cities, Jakarta is a must-visit on your Indonesia cruise. Don’t miss the colonial district of Kota with its cobbled street and historic Dutch buildings, or the colourful streets of Glodok, in the centre of Jakarta’s Chinese community.
Beach-lovers, rejoice: there are uncountable beaches to choose from in Indonesia. You’ll find some of the best in Bali and Lombok. For those wanting to catch the waves, head to the paradise-like Padang Padang or Uluwatu, near Bali.
On a cruise to Indonesia, we’ll visit the port of Benoa, in Bali. Benoa is loved by our guests for its laidback vibe, idyllic beaches and proximity to the centre of Bali.
Delve deeper into the sights, sounds and smells of this fascinating country on an Indonesian cruise. In Bali, visit Uluwatu Temple, a sea temple perched on a cliffside which is considered to be one of the six key spiritual pillars in Bali. To discover more temples, head to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, which is also the natural home of the Balinese long-tailed monkey.
Or, you might choose to stretch your legs with some hiking. The volcano Mount Batur is home to an impressive caldera lake. In Benoa, you can spend your days exploring the serene beaches. We recommend Waterblow Beach, which gets its name from the water which is propelled high into the sky through sharp volcanic rocks.
Learn more about the culture and history of Benoa and Bali, and admire international art, at the Museum Pasifika Bali, which is home to over 600 artworks from over 25 countries.
The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian rupiah. It’s a good idea to take some cash with you on your cruise to Indonesia. Restaurants, bars and shops in bigger cities like Ubud and Jakarta will take card, but it’s likely you’ll need cash on some of the smaller islands and more remote areas.
Indonesia has a tropical climate, and so is hot and humid all year round. It’s recommended that you pack loose, breathable clothing, such as cotton T-shirts and shorts, as well as some light layers for trekking or cooler evenings. Swimwear is a must for those picture-perfect beaches, and sun cream and insect spray are also both essentials.
The cruise port in Benoa is just a two-hour drive from Bali. You can travel around the Indonesian islands by boat or ferry, both of which run regularly, particularly between popular destinations like Sumatra and Lombok.