21572
Indonesia/Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore
Bali to Singapore: Accent on Indonesia
Program No. 21572RJ
Length
16 days
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16 days
15 nights
38 meals
13 B 12 L 13 D
DAY
1
Depart North America for Bali, Indonesia
In Flight
DAY
2
In flight
In Flight
DAY
3
Bali, Indonesia / Program Orientation
Bali
D
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

Afternoon: Check in at your hotel and take the afternoon to unpack and relax. In the early evening you will meet with your group for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

DAY
4
Uluwatu Temple / Embark Crystal Symphony
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE: Bali is so beautiful that the natives believe heaven will be just like home, and touring this island paradise, it's easy to see why. It is an island of mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities. Today you will visit the Balinese sea temple of Uluwatu. Built in the 11th century, it is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. While you are here, learn about the people and cultures of this island.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer by coach to the Crystal Symphony in the port of Benoa, and embark the ship for 12 nights.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal dining room with a review of the next days activities.

Evening: Crystal Symphony will remain in port overnight.

DAY
5
Bali (Port of Benoa), Indonesia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Activity note: On days marked "Independent Exploration" you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Crystal Shore Adventures. You may log into your account at www.CrystalCruises.com to register for field trips up to 6 months in advance. Alternatively, you may use this time to explore the port on your own.

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Today you will be able to use your onboard credit, and choose from the variety of Crystal Shore Adventures offered by Crystal Cruise line. Join a Balinese cooking class, learn about traditional Batik making and metal work, meet the island's friendly natives and see it's beatiful temples, or view Bali's stunning rice terraces and tropical landscape of this beautiful island on a scenic drive. Options will be available for a wide variety of activity levels and interests.

Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill. Some Crystal shore excursions will include lunch (depending on the length).

Afternoon: Continue indepednent exploration of the island of Bali.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
6
Cruising the Java Sea
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Activity note: Days at sea are a mix of independent and group activities.

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: Join your study leader for a morning lecture.

Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill.

Afternoon: Join your study leader for an afternoon lecture.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
7
Semarang, Indonesia / Borobodur
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Activity note: Today's shore excursion is included in your program price. Please do not book a Crystal Shore Adventure for today. You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of Borobudur temple. It is a fairly strenuous climb, with large, uneven stairs, however the views from the top are worth it. There will be some walking required to get from the parking lot to the site, over mostly even, paved trails. This excursion is not recommended for people in wheelchairs.

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: ROAD SCHOLAR EXCLUSIVE: After breakfast on board, drive to visit Borobudur. It is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument complex which was built around 800 A.D. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. After the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh mountains. Enough time is given to stroll around the complex and to discover its beauty. Afterwards continue to visit the nearby located temples such as Candi Pawon, Mendut.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: In the late afternoon, you will return to the ship.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
8
Jakarta, Indonesia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: One of Asia’s most electrifying urban centers, Jakarta is a sprawling, heavily populated city of almost 10 million people. Famous for its shopping, people come to Jakarta from all over the world to snap up bargains, both in traditional open-air marketplaces and ritzy super malls. The region is particularly known for its batik outlets and factories. Despite being the capital of the world’s largest Islamic country, Jakarta has one of the hippest nightlife scenes in Southeast Asia, with over 200 bars, discos, pubs and upscale lounges spread across the city.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship in the Crystal Dining Room, the Lido Café, or the Trident Grill.

Afternoon: Independent exploration of Jakarta continues.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
9
Cruising the Java Sea
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: Join your study leader for a morning lecture.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship.

Afternoon: Join your study leader for an afternoon lecture.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
10
Malacca City, Malaysia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Whatever your tastes—for European culture, sultanate history or delicious food—Malacca City is sure to deliver. Colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, along with the presence of a lively Chinatown, give this capital city a spellbinding mix of architecture and traditions. Modern prosperity has grabbed hold of Malacca and greater Malaysia, with commercial development and redevelopment producing a wealth of shopping malls and numerous reclamation projects. But at the heart of Malacca is its history, giving it a multicultural heritage and architectural legacy that has earned Malacca a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Malacca City and the surrounding area.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
11
Belawan, Indonesia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Indonesia’s busiest port outside Java, Belawan has seen more than a century of bustling commerce, mostly in the exportation of tobacco, rubber and palm oil. The port was expanded numerous times since its initial construction in 1890, with a major renovation in the 1980s bringing a new surge in trade activity. About one-fifth of Indonesia’s container exports go through Belawan, sending some of the world’s most ubiquitous and desired products, including coffee and tea, out into the world. Attractions within the city speak to its international influences and commercial success, all of which are reflected in fine Art Deco buildings from the Dutch colonial era, the Great Mosque, a Buddhist temple called Vihara Borobudur, and a Chinese Temple called Vihara Gunung Timur.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Continue independent exploration of Belawan

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
12
Phuket, Thailand
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Residents call Phuket "The Pearl of the South," and one visit to this green, sun-soaked island in the Andaman Sea will show you why. The coast is a succession of magnificent beaches, the forested interior boasts virgin rain forests and numerous plantations-cacao, pineapple, rubber. The culture is a distinctive blend of Portuguese, Chinese and indigenous Chao Naam, a proud seafaring people.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
13
Penang, Malaysia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Located on the spice routes, the British East India Company established a colony on Penang Island in 1786. Chinese, Indians and Sumatrans soon settled the island, yet the European influence remains strong. Enjoy the Chinese embroidery and Malay daggers in the Penang Museum, marvel at the Penang Bridge (third longest in the world), or view the harbor from breezy Penang Hill.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
14
Kuala Lumpur / Port Kelang, Malaysia
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Bustling Port Kelang is the principal port of entry for Malaysia. The country's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a suprisingly modern city of domes, minarets and spacious, tree-lined avenues. Her symbols of faith are visible at the Jamek Mosque, the city's birthplace.

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.

Dinner: Group dinner in the Crystal Dining Room and review of tomorrow's itinerary and options.

DAY
15
Singapore, Singapore
At Sea
B,L,D
Crystal Symphony

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café. Room Service is also available 24 hours a day.

Morning: INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION: Singapore blends the contemporary splendor of a sparkling modern city with influences from throughout the Orient. Its history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism and growth. This island state has grown from a small fishing village to one of Asia's greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied collection of migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown and the heady aroma of spices and curry along Arab Street. You will quickly come to understand why Singapore is acclaimed as the "Crossroads of the East."

Lunch: At leisure on board the ship. Some Crystal shore excursions may include lunch.

Afternoon: Independent exploration continues.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner on board the ship

Evening: The ship remains in port overnight.

DAY
16
Singapore / Departures
In Flight
B

Breakfast: At leisure on board in the Crystal Dining Room (open seating) or the more casual Lido Café.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for flights departing for the U.S.