Semarang Cruises

The colonial building Lawang Sewu Thousand Doors in Semarang Central Java Indonesia
The colonial building Lawang Sewu Thousand Doors in Semarang Central Java Indonesia
Borobudur Temple in Semarang

When hearing ‘Semarang’, our minds often flit to the sensational Borobudur Temple, first built in the 8th and 9th centuries by the Sailendra Dynasty. With a fantastic tour to walk around the grounds and along the steps of enlightenment, your stop here would not be complete without a visit.

Alternatively, jump at the opportunity to explore the many rice paddies and vast rural spaces which are simply breath-taking, and on a beautiful sunny day, can be a therapeutic and relaxing contrast to the busy inner-city.[ReadMoreMob]

For those staying in the city, the authentic Chinatown rubs shoulders with both modern and Dutch Colonial buildings, while Buddhist and Hindu temples, Islamic Mosques and Christian churches point to the town's ethnic mix.

One of the most beautiful buildings is the Sam Po Kong Temple, built to honour the Chinese commander Cheng Ho and extensively renovated in 2006 on the 600th anniversary of his voyage to Semarang.[ReadMore]In the former Dutch quarter, the Oudstadt, is the Gereja Blenduk, the ''Doomed Church'' which is the oldest in central Java.

The overall style is neo-classical, but various local influences give it a rather idiosyncratic feel. Also worth seeing is the splendid Stasiun Tawang, the oldest railway station in the country

Cruises to Semarang

Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

Tropical Archipelagos of Asia

Departs: Victoria • Thu 14 Nov 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192728

  • In just under a month, you’ll visit sun-kissed scenic islands in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia in search of impressive natural and man-made wonders, captivating wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches and more – an incredible way to forget about cold and gloom back home in the UK.
  • Meet Boudicca in the Seychelles, where you’ll spend time in Mahé and Praslin Island; visit the Maldives for idyllic atolls and tropical resorts; call at Colombo, Sri Lanka’s picturesque, culture-rich capital; and bask in the astounding beauty of the Andaman Islands and Idyllic Phuket.
  • Your Indonesian exploration includes chances to explore Weh Island’s fauna-rich jungle and warm, clear waters; visit Java Island’s sensational Borobudur Temple; marvel at the Gunung Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island; go ashore at Komodo Island; and sample paradise at beautiful Bali.

Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia

Discovering Indonesia & Iconic Australia

Departs: Phuket • Thu 28 Nov 2019
42 nights • Boudicca • D192829

  • Combining calls at stunning Indonesian islands and diverse destinations in the land ‘Down Under’, this incredible voyage packs in plenty of highlights, from beautiful landscapes and beaches to Australian icons including native wildlife, world-famous landmarks and legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  • Your exploration of Indonesia includes chances to explore Weh Island’s fauna-rich jungle and warm, clear waters; visit Java Island’s sensational Borobudur Temple; marvel at the Gunung Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island; go ashore at Komodo Island; and sample paradise at beautiful Bali.
  • In Australia, you’ll visit beautiful Broome, Fremantle – for tours to Perth – and historic Albany on the west coast; sail the south coast, stopping at Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Hobart; and visit Sydney on New Year’s Eve, cruise the Great Barrier Reef and stop at Townsville along the east coast.

From £6,999pp

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Indonesia Island Discovery

Indonesia Island Discovery

Departs: Phuket • Thu 28 Nov 2019
14 nights • Boudicca • D1928

  • Featuring a number of Indonesia’s scenic islands, this extensive exploration of the world’s largest archipelagic country aboard Boudicca will offer a mix of natural wonders, incredible fauna and flora, breathtaking beaches and diverse, unspoilt landscapes throughout.
  • Visit Weh Island for its dense jungle, inviting white sands and fauna-rich waters; stop at Semarang for a chance to visit Java Island’s remarkable Borobudur Temple; uncover the volcanic sites of Lombok Island; see the world’s largest dragons at Komodo Island; and sample paradise in beguiling Bali.
  • You’ll also enjoy time on the idyllic Thai Island of Phuket, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ before setting sail; and visit Singapore for a change of pace, with an overnight stay affording time to explore the city-state’s bustling Financial and Chinatown districts and enjoy high tea at the famous Raffles Hotel.

From £899pp

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Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World from Liverpool

Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World

Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Idyllic & Cultural Island Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
80 nights • Black Watch • W210305

  • Experience an unforgettable start to 2021 and set sail on an epic voyage to discover world-famous landmarks and spectacular landscapes, cultural delights and much more among some of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions and destinations.
  • Cross the Atlantic to sun-kissed islands in the Caribbean; visit the legendary city of Havana; navigate the Panama Canal; and discover paradise at idyllic South Pacific islands such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £10,349pp

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Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Australia with the Islands of Polynesia & the Far East

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
59 nights • Black Watch • W210405

  • Experience the stuff holiday dreams are made of on this epic voyage from Cuba to Sri Lanka, taking in the eclectic highlights of idyllic islands and captivating cities in the Americas, Oceania and Asia.
  • Navigate the Panama Canal and explore Costa Rican rainforest before discovering paradise among the postcard-perfect beaches and unspoilt landscapes of South Pacific islands such as Nuku Hiva, Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Mystery Island.
  • See Sydney’s iconic landmarks; enjoy a rare visit to Burnie, Tasmania; delve into fascinating Australian history at Albany; and much more, then revel in the contrasts of Asia, showcased by Indonesian island scenes and Singapore’s spectacular cityscape.

From £8,669pp

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Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

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Exploring Australia & the Far East

Exploring Australia & the Far East

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
24 nights • Black Watch • W2105

  • Diverse Australian cities combine with contrasting Asian destinations to serve up a diverse mix of highlights, from iconic landmarks and cultural delights to beautifully unspoilt landscapes and beaches.
  • During your time ‘Down Under’, see Sydney’s world-famous attractions; enjoy a rare call at Burnie, Tasmania; explore fascinating Australian history in Albany; and delight in the cityscapes of Melbourne and Perth.
  • Visits to the Indonesian islands of Java and Weh present culture-rich cities, spectacular temples and island interiors ripe for exploration, while an overnight stay in bustling Singapore offers an exciting change of pace.

From £4,799pp

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Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £7,349pp

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