On board MS EUROPA from Singapore to Sydney

Variety in the southern hemisphere

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Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state and each of its approximately 17,500 islands is home to different treasures. Explore the Buddhist Borobudur Temple on Java, marvel at the rice terraces on Bali and visit the home of the primeval monitor lizards on Komodo. Enjoy breathtaking views on Australia’s eastern coast: the opalescent Great Barrier Reef and golden beaches will entice you to explore, and the joie de vivre of the residents of Brisbane and Sydney will rub off on you, too.


from Singapore to Sydney

Cruise dates:from 17.01.2016 to 06.02.2016 (20 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1602

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
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Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Borobudur temple complex*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: wet tropics of Queensland*, Great Barrier Reef*
  • Experience Bali – “island of the gods”
  • Australia’s animal world: kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles
  • Opera ball on board
  • Symposium at Sea – the floating university
  • New port: Yirrkala/Australia

 

 

Itinerary

Sun, 17.01.2016

Scheduled flight from Germany to Singapore

Mon, 18.01.2016

Singapore
Transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
Singapore, departure 21.00 hrs

Singapore
Arrive a little earlier and experience “Singapore – the multicultural city state” during the pre-cruise programme*.

Tue, 19.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 20.01.2016

Pulau Pantara/Indonesia, 10.00 – 15.00 hrs

Pulau Pantara/Indonesia
Snorkel, sunbathe, unwind and let your mind drift away – immerse yourself in the relaxed island life and enjoy a few wonderful hours on the beach.

Thu, 21.01.2016

Semarang/Java, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

Semarang/Java/Indonesia
Today, the former Dutch coastal base is the most important harbour on the north coast of Java. In the island’s interior, there is a fantastic religious monument: the Buddhist Borobudur*. Enjoy magnificent views of the countryside from the terraced pyramid decorated with countless relief panels. You can also admire the beauty of the countryside as you sit back and enjoy a nostalgic journey on the vintage locomotive train*.

Fri, 22.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 23.01.2016

Benoa/Bali, 7.00 – 17.30 hrs

Benoa/Bali/Indonesia
Dreamy white-and-black beaches, evergreen rice terraces and people for whom hospitality takes highest priority promise a colourful excursion*. Religion plays an important role in the lives of the Balinese people, and the Besakih Temple* is deemed to be the mother temple of them all. Constructed on the slopes of the sacred Gunug Agung volcano, the complex is home to many religious groups and offers you fabulous views. Bali is also known for being the island of temple dances, and a dance course* will give you the opportunity to learn the popular legong dance yourself.

Sun, 24.01.2016

Pink Beach/Komodo, 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

Pink Beach/Komodo/Indonesia
Welcome to dragon island, where a minor miracle of nature awaits you: in the warm sunlight, the fine coral sand shimmers pink and invites you to while away a few relaxing hours.

Mon, 25.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 26.01.2016

Darwin/Australia, 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Darwin/Australia
In the cosmopolitan capital of the tropical Top End, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory* is known for its outstanding collection of Aboriginal art. You will experience something of an adventure on the Adelaide River: a boat ride* will carry you to the location of the jumping crocodiles and, with a little luck, the chance to see the reptiles living in their natural environment.

Wed, 27.01.2016

Entspannung auf See

Thu, 28.01.2016

Yirrkala, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Yirrkala/Australia
The Aboriginal settlement in the Northern Territory boasts an art centre that devotes space equally to the traditional culture of the indigenous people and to modern art. As you take a stroll at your leisure through the artists’ colony, you might well come across an original souvenir: this place is famous for its excellent didgeridoos.

Fri, 29.01.2016

Entspannung auf See

Sat, 30.01.2016

Port Douglas, 14.00 – 19.00 hrs
Cairns, arrival 21.00 hrs

Port Douglas/Australia
Thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the small town is a popular departure point for exploration on land and on water. Take part in the Dreamtime Walk* through Daintree National Park and not only will you learn about the practical uses of numerous plants but also a great deal about the myths of the indigenous people of Australia. A special experience awaits you during the trip to Cape Tribulation*: here the rainforest meets up directly with the Great Barrier Reef, offering a unique habitat for flora and fauna.

Sun, 31.01.2016

Cairns, departure 14.00 hrs

Cairns/Australia
In the evening hours, you will call at the charming port of Trinity Bayan. The next morning, take to the air with the very first rays of the sun as you rise high into the sky in a hot air balloon* for views far and wide across the Australian bush – an incomparable experience. Or float above the tropical rainforest on the world’s longest aerial cableway, which will take you as far as Kuranda*. The return journey takes you along one of Australia’s most picturesque railway lines and features fabulous views of the green rainforest and Barron and Stoney Creek Falls.

Mon, 01.02.2016

Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Fitzalan Anchorage/Hamilton Island/Great Barrier Reef/Australia
A wonder of white sandy beaches and densely forested mountains: the 74 islands and islets that make up the Whitsunday Islands. Take to the beach to unwind and let your mind drift away, or take to the skies on a flight* over the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.

Tue, 02.02.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 03.02.2016

Brisbane, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Brisbane/Australia
Take a trip* on the Brisbane River and discover the city as viewed from the water. The trip ends at Lone Pine Park* where, with a little luck, you will make the acquaintance of koalas, kangaroos and wallabies. Enjoy spectacular views as far as the Gold Coast from the high plateau of Tamborine Mountain*, or take a guided tour of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, QAGOMA* – whatever your choice, you are assured lasting memories.

Thu, 04.02.2016

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 05.02.2016

Sydney/Australia, arrival 6.00 hrs
City tour, then scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Sydney/Australia
Stay on a while for the post-cruise programme* and have a fabulous time in Sydney and at the magical destination of Ayers Rock.

Sat, 06.02.2016

Arrival in Frankfurt

= at anchor
= Zodiac landing

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SINGAPORE – THE MULTICULTURAL CITY STATE


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SYDNEY – THE DREAM CITY ON THE WATER


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: SYDNEY AND MAGICAL AYERS ROCK


HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: TWO-DAY “ATLANTIC” CRUISE ARRANGEMENT

Symposium at Sea

Symposium at Sea is a contemporary series of lectures bringing together experts from the worlds of economics, business, politics and culture on selected cruises on board the EUROPA to discuss some interesting current topics with you. Attend fascinating lectures given by the experts, expand your mind with some background knowledge and enjoy lively discussions with well-known personalities.