12 days / 11 nights
Sep 2019
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per person from
US$ 7,150

The Moluccas are the original Spice Islands; a magical destination, beautiful, remote and unspoiled, with a long, fascinating and turbulent history. For millennia these fertile volcanic isles were the world’s only source of the ‘holy trinity’ of rare spices; cloves, nutmeg and mace, which were once worth their weight in gold. Be transported back in time on our expert-led cruise as we wend our way through dramatic volcanic islands interspersed with stops at pristine white-sand beaches. Relish the opportunity to swim and snorkel in waters rich in marine life. Learn about the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th century; visit historic outposts and colourful island villages; experience the marketplaces and inhale the aroma of the spice plantations…

Note: The price of this cruise does not include any domestic airfares to and from our start and end points, however, our reservations specialists in Bali are more than happy to help arrange domestic flights on your behalf and advise on scheduling. We book hundreds of flights each year on behalf of our guests and we know the best routes to take to ensure you arrive on time. We only book with IATA-approved airlines that have met with international standards of safety and dependability. Except for Bali, transfers to and from local airports to the boat are also included. If you are booking flights by yourself, please do not book any flights before checking with us first. Our first and last day programmes rely on strict time scheduling, so please confirm with us to ensure that you arrive and depart at your destination with plenty of time to spare and to avoid disruption to other guests' schedules.