Cruise on the Azamara Journey from Singapore to Indonesia, stopping at Semarang, Surabaya, Celukan and Benoa.
Most likely you’ve spent the past few days eating. Singapore is one of the best places in the world to do so – a blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian food makes the restaurants here hard to resist. So it’s a good thing this enchanting island voyage begins with two days at sea – enough time to work it off in the fitness center before arriving on the island of Java. Here, tour the ancient terraced Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument, laid out in the shape of a lotus, the sacred flower of Buddha. And venture to Prambanan, considered the world’s most beautiful Hindu temple.
In Surabaya, visit the fascinating Dutch Colonial House of Sampoerna, where women still hand-roll clove cigarettes. Stop for lunch at the local café and taste traditional Indonesian cuisine in historic surroundings.
From there, sail to the little-visited northern fringes of Bali at Celukan Bawang. Pass through villages dotted with temples and lush rice terraces en route to the Pura Ulun Temple, which seems to float on beautiful Lake Bartan. End the voyage in Benoa, Bali, home to legendary beaches, innumerable temples and charming artists’ enclaves. No wonder Eat Pray Love was filmed here.