STAR COLLECTOR: KOI, KOALAS & KOMODOS —EAST ASIA & AUSTRALIA

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Star Collector: Koi, Koalas & Komodos —East Asia & Australia

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Oct 27 Wed
7:00 PM
 
Oct 28 Thu
At Sea
Oct 29 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Oct 30 Sat
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
 
Oct 30 Sat
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
 
Oct 31 Sun
At Sea
Nov 1 Mon
6:00 AM
7:30 AM
 
Nov 1 Mon
10:00 AM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 2 Tue
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 3 Wed
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 4 Thu
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 5 Fri
7:00 PM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 6 Sat
12:01 AM
7:00 PM
 
Nov 7 Sun
At Sea
Nov 8 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 9 Tue
At Sea
Nov 10 Wed
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 11 Thu
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 12 Fri
12:00 PM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 13 Sat
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 14 Sun
9:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 15 Mon
At Sea
Nov 16 Tue
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 17 Wed
At Sea
Nov 18 Thu
At Sea
Nov 19 Fri
6:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 20 Sat
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 21 Sun
1:00 PM
10:00 PM
 
Nov 22 Mon
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 23 Tue
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 24 Wed
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
 
Nov 25 Thu
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 26 Fri
At Sea
Nov 27 Sat
8:00 AM
2:00 PM
 
Nov 28 Sun
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Nov 29 Mon
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 30 Tue
At Sea
Dec 1 Wed
At Sea
Dec 2 Thu
1:00 PM
6:30 PM
 
Dec 3 Fri
At Sea
Dec 4 Sat
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Dec 5 Sun
7:00 AM
 
WED OCT 27
TO 7:00 PM Tokyo

day 1 Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Japan
There are so many interesting things about Tokyo it is not possible to list them here and you will want to plan to extend your stay. This is the place for excellent and unlimited shopping choices and from where new fashion trends seem to spring. It offers excellent cuisine and has earned mention on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Even though Tokyo’s neon-lit streets make it seem modernistic, it also prides itself on retaining its shogun past, carrying on sumo tournaments and kabuki productions. Tokyo is also committed to providing green spaces in the city or on the outskirts, quickly reached by train.
FRI OCT 29
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Kobe

day 3 Kobe, Japan


Kobe, Japan
Kobe is the 6th largest city in Japan and famous for its signature marbled beef. The Ikuta Shrine there is among Japan’s oldest shrines, dating back to the 3rd century. Kobe is also the gateway to Mount Rokko, accessible by antique cable cars, and the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen. Other sites include the Sake Breweries, the Earthquake Museum, and Sorakuen Garden.
SAT OCT 30
7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea

day 4 Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan


Scenic Cruising Seto Inland Sea, Japan
The sparsely traveled Inland Sea separates 3 of the 4 main islands of Japan and is considered one of the most fascinating and little known parts of Japan. Its sheltered coasts include more than 700 islands and islets and is full of picturesque water towns, beautiful bicycling routes and many old-fashioned bathhouses. It is a unique blend of old and new Japan experienced by few people.
SAT OCT 30
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Tomonoura

day 4 Tomonoura, Japan


Tomonoura, Japan
This picturesque port city is one of Windstar’s iconic hidden harbors.  Tomonoura is part of the Setonanikai National Park and features an endearing old-fashioned townscape. One of its thriving industries is the production of “homeishu,” a medicinal liquor with 16 different herbs in it, said to promote longevity.
MON NOV 1
6:00 AM TO 7:30 AM Hashima Island

day 6 Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island


Scenic Cruising: Hashima Island
Cruise around the island of Hashima, abandoned over 50 years ago when the coal mining that flourished there suddenly ran out. The mining company shut the mine down and the island has been a ghost town ever since. (Visibility depends on weather conditions.)
MON NOV 1
10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Nagasaki

day 6 Nagasaki, Japan


Notable for the nuclear attack it suffered during WWII, Nagasaki has memorialized the event at the city’s Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Memorial Park. The museum tells the story of the events leading up to the bombing and the park, located at the center of the bomb blast, houses a beautiful 30-foot tall fountain symbolizing peace. Other highlights to see are the Glover Gardens and Dejima Museum, which was originally an artificial island.
TUE NOV 2
10:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Yakushima

day 7 Yakushima, Japan


Yakushima, Japan
Another delightful small port, Yakushima has been a UNESCO site since 1993. This sub-tropical island is covered with an extensive cedar forest with trees that are 7,000 years old. Wildlife here includes the Yakushima deer and snow monkeys. A special Japanese liquor of rice, barley, sweet potatoes and buckwheat is made here.
WED NOV 3
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Amami Island

day 8 Amami Island, Japan


Amami Island, Japan
The tropical small port of Amami Island is well-known in Japan for the top-quality silk and dyes produce the highest-end kimonos. The white-sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters of Amami are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Amami is also known for Keihan, its unique chicken rice dish.
THU NOV 4
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Okinawa (Naha)

day 9 Okinawa (Naha), Japan


Okinawa Naha Japan
Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
FRI NOV 5
7:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 10 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
SAT NOV 6
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Keelung (Taipei)

day 11 Keelung (Taipei), China (Taiwan)


Keelung Taipei China Taiwan
The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
MON NOV 8
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Hong Kong

day 13 Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong, China
Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
WED NOV 10
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Hundred Islands

day 15 Hundred Islands, Philippines


There are actually 124 islands at low tide, 123 at high tide in Hundred Islands National Park. Very few of the islands are inhabited but you will find lots of marine life, including crab-eating macaques, civets, dolphins, the occasional dugongs and a number of sea turtle species.  Today is a day for island hopping, swimming, lounging on the beach or snorkeling.
THU NOV 11
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Manila

day 16 Manila, Philippines


Manila Philippines
Manila is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a delightful blend of cultures and flavors. It has experienced Spanish, British, Japanese and American rule as evidenced in the variety of architecture. Sights to see in Manila include the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and San Agustin Church.  The city's Binondo neighborhood is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world. Rizal Park is home to many museums, themed gardens and other interesting sights. Overnighting in Manila will allow for plenty of time for the great shopping found there.
FRI NOV 12
12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Boracay

day 17 Boracay, Philippines


Another day in tropical paradise. The beaches of Boracay are the feature on this small island only 4 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Sunbathe on the powdery white sand of White Beach, consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the world, or spend some time snorkeling the pristine waters.
SAT NOV 13
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Coron/Busuanga Island

day 18 Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines


Coron is famous for divers and snorkelers due to the numerous well-preserved Japanese shipwrecks from WWII that are found there. Sought-after snorkeling sites include Siete Pecados, the Twin Lagoons and Atuwayan Beach.  Coron itself is very small but offers beautiful beaches and is the jumping off place for island tours and boat trips.
SUN NOV 14
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Palawan Puerto Princesa

day 19 Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines


Voted the "Best Island in the World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, this island is a center for eco-tourism and home to multiple natural UNESCO sites including the coral reef Tubbataha and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the longest navigable underground river in the world. Other highlights of Puerto Princesa include the Palawan Heritage Centre, Iwahiq Penal Colony and Immaculate Conception Church.
TUE NOV 16
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Sandakan

day 21 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia


Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia
Sandakan is the gateway to several eco-destinations like the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, the Gomantong Caves, the Kinabatangan River, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island and the long Rainforest Directory Centre canopy walk. It is also very important for exports of palm oil, tobacco, cocoa and coffee.
FRI NOV 19
6:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Makassar

day 24 Makassar, Indonesia


Makassar, Indonesia rammang park
The bustling cosmopolitan city of Makassar is full of attractions, Dutch historical sites, a waterfront boardwalk, architectural landmarks and Amirul Mukminin Mosque, a floating mosque with a double blue dome that can house 500 people.  Pristine beaches are nearby where freshly caught seafood is a must try, as is the city’s iconic dessert, Es Pisang Ijo, a banana wrapped in thin green dough, shaved ice, syrup and sweetened condensed milk.
SAT NOV 20
1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM Loh Liang

day 25 Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
SUN NOV 21
1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM Lembar

day 26 Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia


Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Beautiful Lombok is a small, rarely visited port, offering a look at island life without large resorts. Dominating the island is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, Gunung  Rinjani, but this island is known for its lovely beaches and great surfing spots, deep turquoise-blue bays and massive headlands.  Other sites of interest include Suranadii Temple, Narmada Temple and Pringgasela village.
MON NOV 22
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Benoa

day 27 Benoa, Bali, Indonesia


Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Described as paradise, Bali’s spectacular beauty is difficult to describe in words.  The calm waters and beautiful white sand beaches of the small village of Benoa have made it the prime water sports area of Bali. Bali Volcano, also known as Mount Batur is a popular sightseeing destination with magnificent views from the Batur Caldera. Batik is still very popular in Bali and is considered one of the country’s most highly developed art forms.
TUE NOV 23
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Lembar

day 28 Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia


Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Beautiful Lombok is a small, rarely visited port, offering a look at island life without large resorts. Dominating the island is Indonesia’s second largest volcano, Gunung  Rinjani, but this island is known for its lovely beaches and great surfing spots, deep turquoise-blue bays and massive headlands.  Other sites of interest include Suranadii Temple, Narmada Temple and Pringgasela village.
WED NOV 24
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Loh Liang

day 29 Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia


Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
The home to about 5,700 of the unique Komodo dragons, this park works to protect its biodiversity,. It has been declared both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve. In addition to Komodo dragons, there are other notable wildlife here such as the orange-footed scrub fowl and the Timor deer. Marine life here finds more than 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral, Dugong sharks, manta rays, over 14 species of whales, dolphins and sea turtle, plus 70 species of sponges.
THU NOV 25
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ende

day 30 Ende, Flores, Indonesia


Ende, Flores, Indonesia
Located on the island of Flores, Ende has both a hospital and a university and people with good English skills. This remote harbor is located near Mount Kelimutu volcano where the 3 crater lakes change colors all the time, and also near Blue Stone Beach with rocks of all colors, At Wologai Traditional Village you will see traditional houses, master wood carvers and traditional cloth weavers.
SAT NOV 27
8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Pulau Banda

day 32 Pulau Banda, Indonesia


Pulau Banda, Indonesia
The islands that make up the Banda Archipelago are perfect for people who want great snorkeling and diving, remote locations away from touristy places and the opportunity to try delicious local cuisine. Up until the mid-19th century these islands were the world’s only source of nutmeg and mace. The main attractions here now is 17th century Fort Belgica and the Gunung Api Volcano.
SUN NOV 28
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Kokas

day 33 Kokas, Indonesia


Kokas, Indonesia
This will truly be your expedition opportunity. Kokas is a small village located on the McClure Gulf and known for ancient rock drawings known as blood paintings. Zodiacs can take you into caves or kayak on your own.
MON NOV 29
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Triton Bay

day 34 Triton Bay, Indonesia


Triton Bay, Indonesia
Triton Bay is at the heart of the Kaimana Marine Protected Area, the best diving location in Indonesia. Since it was first surveyed in 2006 the entire region is still being explored and new dive sites introduced every year. The bay has unique underwater habitats, colorful corals, an enormous fish life and is remote, lovely, pristine and the opportunity of a lifetime.
THU DEC 2
1:00 PM TO 6:30 PM Thursday Island

day 37 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia


Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
Part of the fun of Thursday Island is the wet landing needed to get there. It will seem like time stands still on this colorful island paradise, which is home to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea. During World War II Thursday Island became a military base for Australian and U.S. forces. Enjoy a drink on the pub deck overlooking aquamarine waters and offers a chance to interact with the friendly locals.
SAT DEC 4
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lizard Island

day 39 Lizard Island, Australia


Lizard Island, Australia
 Australia’s northernmost island resort, located on the Great Barrier Reef is not only tranquil and remote, but full of natural beauty. There are 24 powdery white isolated beaches with delightful snorkeling among the coral and abundant marine life.  Some of the world’s best dive sites can be found here. The simple but delicious food of the island embraces modern Australian, European and Asian cuisines using local fresh produce.
SUN DEC 5
7:00 AM TO Cairns

day 40 Cairns, Australia


Cairns, Australia
Here is the gateway to see the Great Barrier Reef and no one should miss it if you’ve come this far, so plan to expand your stay here. Other highlights of Cairns include the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with stories of the indigenous aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, the beautiful gorges, beaches and mountainous rainforest of Daintree National Park and the Cairns Esplanade full of local flavor in its bars and restaurants.

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