Expert Led

Since its inception, our award-winning Expert-Led cruise program has provided recognised explorers, scientists, photographers, chefs and writers a platform for research and for the design of exceptional expeditions, which are exclusively available to those guests looking for something a bit extra that goes below the surface of this wonderful country.

Breathe, Balance & Bliss: an Exhilarating Yoga Adventure to Bali, Komodo & Beyond

Sunrise and sunset yoga in the beautiful nature of Komodo National Park. Enjoy yoga on the deck, on a hilltop, and on pink & black-sand beaches, with the option of SUP yoga on the sea and on a magical volcanic lake.
8 days / 7 nights
Jun 2018

Life Force Yoga & Wellness Cruise

Sunrise and sunset yoga in the beautiful nature of Komodo National Park. Enjoy yoga on the deck, on a hilltop, and on pink & black-sand beaches, with the option of SUP yoga on the sea and on a magical volcanic lake.
8 days / 7 nights
Jun 2018

Seabirds, Cetaceans and Spices

In the company of seabird expert, Gert de Jong, we will encounter Komodo dragons, the marine life of the Wakatobi National Park and the seabird colonies of the Banda Sea, while also exploring the illustrious history of the spice trade.
12 days / 11 nights
Sep 2018

The Scents of the Spice Islands I & II

Departing from Ambon, this exciting voyage will first visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, before retracing ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
12 days / 11 nights
Sep 2018

Wallace Trails & Sails I with Dr. Tony Whitten

This expert-led cruise from Ambon 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.
12 days / 11 nights
Oct 2018

Papua's Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise I & II

This ten-day cruise follows in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace and offers plenty of culture and snorkelling, with potential exciting encounters with whale sharks, manta rays, and birds of paradise in their natural habitat.
10 days / 9 nights
Oct thru Nov 2018

Raja Ampat Action and Adventure

On this action-focussed cruise through Raja Ampat, you’ll trek through jungles to spot birds of paradise, float with stingless jellyfish, explore caves, lagoons and waterfalls, and snorkel and paddle in search of large marine life.
10 days / 9 nights
Nov thru Dec 2018

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.
12 days / 11 nights
Jan 2019