Ternate

Until the 19th century, the tiny islands of Ternate and Tidore were the world’s only source of cloves, controlled by two rich and powerful sultanates, both fierce rivals for control of the trade. Each island is dominated by a towering volcano. Attractions include historic forts, clove forests, and candy-coloured houses.   

Cruises related to Ternate

The Scents of the Spice Islands : Ambon to Ternate

Cruising between Ambon and Ternate in two directions, these exciting voyages will visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, and retrace ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Sep 2019
12 days / 11 nights

The Scents of the Spice Islands : Ambon to Ternate

Cruising between Ambon and Ternate in two directions, these exciting voyages will visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, and retrace ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Sep 2019 thru Sep 2020
12 days / 11 nights

In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni

This expert-led cruise from Ternate to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
Oct 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Kingdoms of Coral, Karst and Cloves in association with ASA

Historian and seafaring expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads us though the spectacular marine landscapes of Raja Ampat – home to karst spires, birds of paradise, and the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs – to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Jan 2019
12 days / 11 nights

In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni

This expert-led cruise from Ternate to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
Jan thru Feb 2020
12 days / 11 nights

In Search of Wallace and His Living Treasures with Dr. George Beccaloni

This expert-led cruise from Ternate to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
Oct 2020
12 days / 11 nights

Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

Seafaring history expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads an adventure through ancient monsoon sailing routes to some of Indonesia’s remotest islands, connecting us with the true nature of this island nation: a maritime crossroads of rare spices, sea-borne trade, migration and boat-builders.
Jan thru Feb 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

Seafaring history expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads an adventure through ancient monsoon sailing routes to some of Indonesia’s remotest islands, connecting us with the true nature of this island nation: a maritime crossroads of rare spices, sea-borne trade, migration and boat-builders.
Feb 2020
12 days / 11 nights

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