STAR COLLECTOR: IN-DEPTH EXPEDITIONS OF INDONESIA, THE PHILIPPINES & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

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Star Collector: In-depth Expeditions of Indonesia, the Philippines & the Great Barrier Reef

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Feb 28 Sun
6:00 PM
 
Mar 1 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Mar 2 Tue
At Sea
Mar 3 Wed
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Mar 4 Thu
At Sea
Mar 5 Fri
At Sea
Mar 6 Sat
6:00 AM
1:00 PM
 
Mar 7 Sun
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Mar 8 Mon
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 9 Tue
At Sea
Mar 10 Wed
At Sea
Mar 11 Thu
6:30 AM
11:30 AM
 
Mar 12 Fri
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 13 Sat
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Mar 14 Sun
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 15 Mon
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 16 Tue
At Sea
Mar 17 Wed
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 18 Thu
At Sea
Mar 19 Fri
At Sea
Mar 20 Sat
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
 
Mar 21 Sun
At Sea
Mar 22 Mon
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Mar 23 Tue
1:00 PM
9:00 PM
 
Mar 24 Wed
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
 
Mar 25 Thu
8:00 AM
4:00 PM
 
Mar 26 Fri
9:00 AM
5:30 PM
 
Mar 27 Sat
At Sea
Mar 28 Sun
8:00 AM
 
SUN FEB 28
TO 6:00 PM Cairns

day 1 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.
MON MAR 1
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lizard Island

day 2 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.
WED MAR 3
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Thursday Island

day 4 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 MAR 6
6:00 AM TO 1:00 PM Triton Bay

day 7 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.
SUN MAR 7
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Kokas

day 8 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 MAR 8
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Pulau Banda

day 9 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.
THU MAR 11
6:30 AM TO 11:30 AM Loh Liang

day 12 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.
FRI MAR 12
8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM Benoa

day 13 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.
SAT MAR 13
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Lembar

day 14 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.
SUN MAR 14
12:30 PM TO 6:00 PM Loh Liang

day 15 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.
MON MAR 15
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Ende

day 16 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.
WED MAR 17
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Makassar

day 18 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 MAR 20
7:00 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.
MON MAR 22
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Palawan Puerto Princesa

day 23 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 MAR 23
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Boracay

day 24 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 MAR 24
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Coron/Busuanga Island

day 25 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.
THU MAR 25
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Manila

day 26 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 MAR 26
9:00 AM TO 5:30 PM Hundred Islands

day 27 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 MAR 28
8:00 AM TO Hong Kong

day 29 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.

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