STAR COLLECTOR: SOUTH CHINA SEA EXPLORER

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Star Collector: South China Sea Explorer

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

day 1 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.
THU JAN 3
7:00 AM TO 1:00 PM Lembar

day 2 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.
FRI JAN 4
12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Loh Liang

day 3 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 JAN 6
4:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Probolinggo

day 5 Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia


Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia
This pretty port town is home to the ethnic minority Tengger people who have kept hold of their traditions and customs for many centuries.  The main tourist attraction here is Mount Bromo, one of Indonesia’s most spectacular volcanoes. Although the top has blown off the volcano, the 7,641-foot peak has a cone that is still active.
MON JAN 7
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Pulau Bawean

day 6 Pulau Bawean, Indonesia


Pulau Bawean, Indonesia
The small port of Pulau Bawean sits on the Java Sea and is dominated by an extinct volcano at its center that rises 2,149 feet above sea level.  This will be a perfect beach day with snorkeling opportunities and lots of privacy. Be on the lookout for Bawean deer endemic to the island.  Other interesting wildlife here includes the crab-eating macaque, Sunda porcupine, small Indian civet and the Asian palm civet.
TUE JAN 8
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Semarang

day 7 Semarang, Java, Indonesia


Semarang, Java, Indonesia
This port is the gateway to take a day trip to Borobudur, the Buddhist temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 8th century.  There’s also plenty to do in Semarang.  There is excellent Chinese food around town and important historical sites like Gedung Batu  – the city’s oldest Chinese temple complex, or  the Old Quarter featuring Dutch colonial architecture including Lawang Sewu, a massive building and Sam Poo Kong, a 15th century temple in Chinatown.
WED JAN 9
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Pulau Menyawakan

day 8 Pulau Menyawakan, Indonesia


Pulau Menyawakan, Indonesia
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will thrill at this remote location where only small ships and ferries go unless you charter a flight.  This lovely area boasts white-sand beaches, rainforest, coastal mangroves and a biodiverse reef system that welcomes snorkelers or divers with 35 types of corals and sponges on what will feel like your own private island.
THU JAN 10
9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Jakarta

day 9 Jakarta, Java, Indonesia


Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
The capital city and melting pot of Indonesia is a delightful mix of cultures – Chinese, Malay, Javanese, Indian, Arabian and European - more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 different languages.  And they can all be found in the architecture and the imaginative cuisine such as pempek kapal selam (submarine fishcakes with egg and vinegar sauce).  Jump on the Sky Lift and view the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a park with faux lakes in the shape of the Indonesian archipelago.
SUN JAN 13
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Singapore

day 12 Singapore


Say hello to Stamford Raffles’ engaging city, a modern metropolis which is blended with the traditional historic towns of the founders. These include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay community of Kampong Glam. The Singapore River meanders through the center of the island with vistas of skyscrapers and historic shop houses, often side-by-side. Singapore is a tropical garden city with flowers and greenery everywhere. Among the attractions are the domes at Gardens by the Bay located near Marina Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Botanic Gardens. Orchard Road is the epicenter for shopping some of Asia’s leading retailers and includes both international brands and local shops.
TUE JAN 15
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Kuching

day 14 Kuching, Malaysia


Kuching, Malaysia
Once a part of the Brunei empire, Kuching (translated means cat) is the cat lover's capital of the world.  You will find cat statues and cat monuments throughout the city. The natural beauty of the tree-lined waterfront and the Sarawak River running through the city, is also found at the Sarawak National Park, Bako National Park, and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, an orangutan rehabilitation facility.
THU JAN 17
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara

day 16 Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara, Brunei


The vast oil fields and oil production of Brunei have made it one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Not to be missed here is the Sultan Omar Saifuddin Mosque, with its gold domes.  You might also venture by water taxi to the water village and discover the maze of wooden boardwalks there. Brunei is also filled with many beautiful markets, including the famous Pasar Gadon Night Market.
FRI JAN 18
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Kota Kinabalu

day 17 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Situated on the coast of Borneo bordered by the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is your gateway to Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exceptional array of functioning ecosystems. You will see over 1,200 species of orchids, and more than half of Borneo's plants, birds, mammals and amphibians live here.  In Kota Kinabalu itself you will get an idea of the numerous indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo at the Mari Mari Cultural Village, including the local culture that lives in stilt villages along the coast.
SUN JAN 20
8:00 AM TO 5:00 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.
MON JAN 21
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Coron/Busuanga Island

day 20 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.
TUE JAN 22
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Boracay

day 21 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.
WED JAN 23
11:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Manila

day 22 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.
THU JAN 24
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Manila

day 23 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 JAN 25
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Hundred Islands

day 24 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.
SUN JAN 27
7:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Hong Kong

day 26 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.
TUE JAN 29
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Halong Bay

day 28 Halong Bay, Vietnam


Halong Bay is our gateway to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam about 3.5 hours away but well worth the visit. Hanoi boasts a fascinating blend of East and West with lots of Chinese influences and French design. Highlights include the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Thirty-Six Streets District in Old Town Hanoi, and Hoa Lo Prison, known widely as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Explore the mystical landscape of Halong Bay by charming traditional fishing junk.
WED JAN 30
12:01 AM TO 1:00 PM Halong Bay

day 29 Halong Bay, Vietnam


Halong Bay is our gateway to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam about 3.5 hours away but well worth the visit. Hanoi boasts a fascinating blend of East and West with lots of Chinese influences and French design. Highlights include the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Thirty-Six Streets District in Old Town Hanoi, and Hoa Lo Prison, known widely as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Explore the mystical landscape of Halong Bay by charming traditional fishing junk.
THU JAN 31
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Da Nang

day 30 Da Nang, Vietnam


We’ll stay here overnight to explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. My Son Sanctuary is Vietnam’s most important Champa ruin dating back to the 4th century. The imperial city of Hue is the spiritual heart of Vietnam and home to Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Admire the beauty of Hue’s bridges, canals, and lakes. And Hoi An is a tranquil 16th century trading town that has changed little over the centuries. Walk over the 400-year-old covered bridge, pausing to ponder the dog and monkey statues guarding either end.
FRI FEB 1
12:01 AM TO 10:00 PM Da Nang

day 31 Da Nang, Vietnam


We’ll stay here overnight to explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. My Son Sanctuary is Vietnam’s most important Champa ruin dating back to the 4th century. The imperial city of Hue is the spiritual heart of Vietnam and home to Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Admire the beauty of Hue’s bridges, canals, and lakes. And Hoi An is a tranquil 16th century trading town that has changed little over the centuries. Walk over the 400-year-old covered bridge, pausing to ponder the dog and monkey statues guarding either end.
SUN FEB 3
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Nha Trang

day 33 Nha Trang, Vietnam


Famed for its crystalline waters, this beautiful seaside city entices you with open air markets, scenic shorelines, and a look into the fascinating civilization of the Cham people, ancient rulers of Vietnam and Cambodia. The red-and-ochre Po Nagar Cham Towers are truly spectacular, perched on a hill overlooking the harbor.
MON FEB 4
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Ho Chi Minh City

day 34 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels where the Viet Cong based their insurgency. Delve into Vietnamese traditions in the villages of the Mekong Delta. Or stay close to your elegant ship enjoying the city’s French colonial flare, maybe bartering for conical hats and form-fitting ao dai at the market.
TUE FEB 5
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City

day 35 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels where the Viet Cong based their insurgency. Delve into Vietnamese traditions in the villages of the Mekong Delta. Or stay close to your elegant ship enjoying the city’s French colonial flare, maybe bartering for conical hats and form-fitting ao dai at the market.
FRI FEB 8
7:00 AM TO Bangkok

day 38 Bangkok, Thailand


Known for its beautiful ornate shrines and temples and vibrant street life, Bangkok is one of the top cities in the world to visit. Your ship is docked as close to Bangkok as any ship can get. Highlights include the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, and the Floating Market. Extend your stay to include the overland Angkor Wat/Cambodia tour.

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