Explore the idyllic islands scattered off the coast of Phuket in Thailand, many of which are designated national parks and only accessible by water. The islands are considered some of the best diving locations in the world, rich in marine life and corals. The warm shallow waters support a fishing culture that still uses the old techniques to harvest the bounty of the sea.
Star Clipper also visits Singapore and Malaysia, with highlights including Penang, rich in colonial heritage and Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The unspoilt islands along the west coasts of Thailand and Malaysia have long been stopping places for traders from India, Indonesia, China, Burma, Arabia and Europe. Indigenous people traded for goods they could not obtain locally so it's not unusual to see Portuguese-style fishing boats.
Join Star Clipper on a fascinating voyage to this hidden corner of the Orient, treasured for its natural beauty. The ship is operating two itineraries, northbound and southbound, as well as several departures which either begin or end in Singapore.
In the summer, Star Clipper has four unique itineraries exploring Indonesia. Enjoy a 7-night Westbound or Eastbound roundtrip cruise from Benoa, Bali which showcase the best of Indonesia including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Komodo National Park, Probolinggo and stunning Lovina Beach. For the ultimate experience, join Star Clipper on Indonesian Discovery - an extended 10-night voyage. In May and October 2017, join tall ship Star Clipper on a 14-night cruise between Singapore and Bali.
These relaxing itineraries to Southeast Asia offer plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, snorkelling and Zodiac trips. Watersports equipment is carried on board Star Clipper, supported by an experienced team.