Star Collector – South China Sea Explorer (38 Days)

Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Benoa (Bali), Indonesia to Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 02 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
02 Jan 2019
Benoa (Bali), Indonesia
5:00 PM
DAY 2
03 Jan 2019
Lembar-Lombok, Indonesia
7:00 AM 1:00 PM
DAY 3
04 Jan 2019
Loh Liang, Komodo, Indonesia
12:00 PM 7:00 PM
DAY 4
05 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 5
06 Jan 2019
Probolinggo, Indonesia
4:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 6
07 Jan 2019
Pulau Bawean, Indonesia, Indonesia
11:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
08 Jan 2019
Semarang, Indonesia
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 8
09 Jan 2019
Menyawakan Island, Karimunjawa Archipelago, Indonesia, Indonesia
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 9
10 Jan 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia
9:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 10
11 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
12 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
13 Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 13
14 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
15 Jan 2019
Kuching, Malaysia
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 15
16 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 16
17 Jan 2019
Muara, Brunei Darussalam
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 17
18 Jan 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 18
19 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 19
20 Jan 2019
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 20
21 Jan 2019
Coron, Philippines
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 21
22 Jan 2019
Boracay, Philippines
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 22
23 Jan 2019
Manila, Philippines
11:00 AM
DAY 23
24 Jan 2019
Manila, Philippines
2:00 PM
DAY 24
25 Jan 2019
Hundred Islands, Philippines
9:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 25
26 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 26
27 Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China
7:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 27
28 Jan 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 28
29 Jan 2019
Ha Long, Vietnam
8:00 AM
DAY 29
30 Jan 2019
Ha Long, Vietnam
1:00 PM
DAY 30
31 Jan 2019
Da Nang, Vietnam
1:00 PM
DAY 31
01 Feb 2019
Da Nang, Vietnam
10:00 PM
DAY 32
02 Feb 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 33
03 Feb 2019
Nha Trang, Vietnam
7:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 34
04 Feb 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1:00 PM
DAY 35
05 Feb 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
6:00 PM
DAY 36
06 Feb 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 37
07 Feb 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 38
08 Feb 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
7:00 AM
Star Collector – South China Sea Explorer map

What's Included

Included

  • • Ocean transportation in all-suite accommodations

    • All meals in all venues at all times, including 24-hour room service

    • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks

    • Welcome cocktails at reception

    • All onboard entertainment

    • Unlimited use of Fitness Center

    • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment

    • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

Not Included

  • Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise disembarkation or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary

About Us

Imagine spending a week on a friend’s private luxury yacht. Unlike the crowded cruise ships left in your wake, you are one of fewer than 300 guests on board. Your yacht is anchored in hidden harbors, docked in tiny ports, and in the heart of charming cities. While others wait for tenders in tedious lines, you swim and kayak off your own Watersports Platform. You step ashore into the center of amazing city scenes to explore the secret charms of places larger ships simply cannot reach. Each meal is a treat for your senses, prepared by a premier chef and served in intimate, impeccable style along with a superb collection of fine wines. This is your private space—from the indulgent luxury of your own stateroom or suite to your favorite spot on deck. Whether on board one of our romantic sailing yachts or our sleek, sexy power yachts, Windstar is the perfect choice for couples and small groups of friends. Find out why Windstar was voted the #3 cruise line in the world on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2014 Gold List.

Insider Tip

Enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon on the high seas with Windstar. Exquisite sunsets, romantic breakfast in bed, a relaxing massage, all while sailing to some of the most romantic places in the world.

Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Final Payment Requirements:

An immediate deposit of 15% of booking total is required within three days of booking to secure a reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the departure date. Your documents are usually received 30 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued after final payment has been received by Windstar. Send all payments to Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 U.S.A. Payment is also welcome by American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. For faster processing, please include a confirmation number on your check. All charges are in USD. Windstar is not liable for any currency exchange rate or foreign exchange fee imposed by the account holder& bank or credit card company. Payment of the cruise deposit and Travel Protection Plan (if applicable) constitutes a binding of the Terms & Conditions as attached. Late Booking Policy: On bookings within 45 days of departure, Windstar Cruises requires final payment before the process of requesting air or hotel space. All bookings made 14 days of departure will be booked as cruise only. Documents for bookings made within 14 days will be emailed to all passengers.

Late Booking Policy:

On bookings within 30 days of departure, Windstar Cruises requires final payment before the process of requesting air or hotel space. All bookings made 30 days of departure will be booked as cruise only. Bookings made within 30 days of departure will receive electronic documents. Paper documents will not be mailed out this close to the sailing date.

Singles:

Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175% of the published per-person stateroom cruise fare (200% of suites) and is subject to availability.

Change Fees:

Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in loss of advantages gained by early planning. To cover administrative costs, a minimum charge of $50 per person will be assessed if you request a change in your travel arrangements. If such change involves a change of date of departure and occurs less than ninety (90) days prior to departure date, then the applicable cancellation fees for released cruise space will also be charged.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund (except for the amounts paid for Cancellation Protection Plan and the $50 per person fee) will be made for written cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 121 days prior to the date on which you are to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land).

Guests who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation schedule:

  • 120-90 days before commencing travel - 15% of gross fare (deposit);
  • 89-60 days before commencing travel - 35% of gross fare;
  • 59-30 days before commencing travel-50% of gross fare;
  • 29-0 days before commencing travel - 100% of gross fare.

Fees are due regardless of resale.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Ship's Registry: Bahamas



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Shore Excursions

Singapore, Singapore - 13 Jan 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Crafts And Birds In The Heartland Of Singapore
The culture of hand-made crafts is fascinating, but in most locations, as generations die out, it is losing its audience as well as the talented people that have mastered these special products. Our expert and very personable guide will direct you to an area of the city where the last remaining businesses still fashion their wares by hand. This scene is becoming a rarity in Singapore and around the world. Along with the special crafts you will witness an interesting hobby call Bird Singing, where you will find yourself serenaded by these special Song Birds.

The excursion is comprised of several stops, each of which will give you a window into the past life here. The first is right in the local heartlands where one of the largest Bird Singing corners is located. In this spot, birds actually get to practice their vocal chords and give you a chance to chat with the 'uncles', the owners who love their birds. Imagine the photographs and the stories you can return home with from just this one stop!

If you have ever watched Lion Dances and noticed the incredible colorful Lion Heads? One of the last remaining craftsmen who still makes these Lion Heads out of his home is one of your visits. It will not be long before these will no longer be created and on your visit you can order one of these beautifully crafted heads, though no pressure to do so. This is more about the exposure of a dwindling art.

Every think about incense sticks and how they are made, particularly those giant ones at the Chinese temples? Find out more about their history and creation right from the horse's mouth. If you wish, you can even try your hand and use the raw materials to fashion your own scented stick.

Finally you will be introduced to the 'master' craftsman who makes some of the most gorgeous lanterns by hand. This master artist provides the lanterns for numerous Chinese temples and Clan associations. These lanterns are all constructed of paper and the 'factory' you visit has an array of paper offerings that are commonly sold as donations at temples all over the world. These offerings are used as burnt for the Gods, Ancestors, and Ghosts, for good fortune and good health. No doubt you will want to select some pieces as perfect souvenirs to take home. At the least, you will bring back an incredible understanding of the culture and talent of the Singaporeans.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Tokens of appreciation for the businesses visited should be considered around $80 SGD.
- Please dress comfortably.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Tour Award Winning Public Housing In Singapore
Singapore was once known to have the worst slums in the world. Today the public housing program is a source of national pride. Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB) has now received 3 UN awards over the last 25 years and over 80% of Singapore's resident population has called HDB flats home. On this tour you will really be immersed in the culture of the country as you learn the hows and whys of public housing policies that have proven successful.

On the first part of the tour you will find yourself with your outstanding guide in Toa Payoh, one of the first public housing projects in the country. Here you will visit the Hub of Public Housing and see the mock up of various apartments. As you view them, you will hear why they are considered more like a 'marriage proposition' than a lease agreement. As one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, Toa Payoh was the first to benefit from the Estate Renewal Strategy – an integrated and systematic approach to rejuvenate older HDB towns, making them more comparable with newer estates. The estate renewal efforts revitalized Toa Payoh, and the pioneer HDB town is a vibrant place today.

On the second part of this tour you will visit the tallest public housing in Singapore - and in the world! It is called Pinnacle@Duxton and this award-winning development features the world's two longest sky gardens. One of the highlights of this tour is to see the inside of a 4-room HDB flat within the development. You will also visit the sky bridge on the 50th floor where you will be a wonderful view of the central part of Singapore.

Though the subject matter of this tour may sound more like a thesis, in today's modern world, you will see how Singapore has handled a problem that every country, and every major city is faced with. A view into these solutions also tells you much about the creativity and the sensitivity that the country of Singapore has exhibited in its problem-solving.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please dress comfortably.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this tour does include a significant amount of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.
- Lunch and beverages are not included.
- Additional $6 SGD per person to enter the sky bridge at Pinnacles.
- Gift to the home owner of $15 SGD.
- This excursion can be combined with more sightseeing for a longer tour.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Geylang, The Last Frontier
Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the 'red light district'. The Geylang area of Singapore continues to be one of the hottest topics in Asia, and millions wander the three mile Geylang Road and it’s surrounding “lorongs” each year.

But beneath this seedy image, it is a colorful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage. Arguably Singapore's most colorful enclave, Geylang has managed to maintain her authenticity by resisting gentrification. With more than 120 buildings in the area that houses religious groups, volunteer welfare organizations and clan associations, the neighborhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.

Amble through the 'Lorongs', small roads, learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shop houses and munch on one of best 'Dim Sum' around. We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple with an amazing collection of 'Thangkas' and a beautifully restored Mosque built in the 1920s. We will also find out about the Hakka people and their contributions to Singapore when we visit their clan association. Finally, we will visit a wonderful shop house, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual 'Aladdin's Cave'. At this last stop, you may stay and linger at your leisure.

Join in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience.

Departures:
09:30 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.
- Please expect to leave a donation at places of worship, about $5.00 SGD.
- You will be expected to leave a gift for the Clan Association and Home Store of about $20.00 SGD.
- Food and beverages are not included in the tour cost.
- Please note that while transportation is included, this program involves a lot of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.

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