February 2 – 16, 2022

Ancient Cultures & Modern Wonders

Luxury Ocean Cruise from Bali to Bangkok Aboard the Crystal Symphony

Join Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this journey East, starting in the ‘Land of the Gods,’ otherwise known as Bali, Indonesia! A fascinating voyage where old meets new on distant shores: see the volcanic landscape in North Bali, the Buddhist Borobudur and Hindu Prambanan temples from Semarang, and Kuala Lumpur’s iconic skyscraping Petronas Towers.

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Please consider a pre-stay in Bali at one of our fantastic partner properties!

Embarkation: Bali

February 2, 2022 – Arrival into Bali, also known as the Land of the Gods.  You will board the ship in the afternoon and enjoy your first evening onboard as it overnights in port.

February 3, 2022 – Enjoy your day exploring!

Bali is so beautiful that the natives believe heaven will be just like home, and touring this island paradise, it’s easy to see why. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities.

The ship departs at 12:00 AM the evening of the 3rd.

February 4, 2022 – Arrival into Celukan Bawang, Bali.  Journey beyond the iconic high-prowed Bugis schooners that line this major port to explore the majestic northern highlands of Bali. Here is where you’ll find the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a designated UNESCO site revered for its picturesque green paddy fields that cascade in ‘terraced’ fashion from the upper reaches of volcanoes to the deep valleys below. See tropical birds and reef fish at Bali Barat National Park, or stay local to visit Lovina Beach and feel its black sand beneath your feet.

Rice Paddy Terraces, Indonesia

February 5, 2022 – Enjoy your day on board as you cruise the Java Sea

Aboard Crystal Symphony

Savvy travelers the world over continue to recognize Crystal Cruises as the World’s Best, more than any other cruise line in history. Come aboard and bask in spaciously elegant interiors, revel in acclaimed six-star service and dine on cuisine of Michelin-level envy.

Come aboard and discover a place where we make you feel at home from the first moment. Where everything you want just appears, so that you feel perfectly at ease and completely yourself.

Beyond Crystal’s renowned hospitality, it is the ships themselves that uniquely define the Crystal Experience. Welcoming far fewer guests than ships of similar size, each hosts a variety of stunning public spaces from grand to intimate, and dedicated venues for fitness, enrichment, gaming and more.

Butler-serviced suites and penthouses are veritable sanctuaries at sea, as are beautifully appointed staterooms, most with private verandah. With supremely comfortable beds and lush amenities, all are the perfect place to call home on global adventures

Their award-winning staff cater to your every need with genuine hospitality and discreet attention to detail. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in cruising, there is always someone to assist you and ensure the perfect atmosphere.

February 6, 2022 – Arrival into Semarang / Borobudur, Indonesia.  Located on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia, Semarang is the capital of its province, playing a prominent role as both busy commercial center and important cultural destination. The lowlands are characterized by offices, business centers and industrial estates, while up in the hills are houses with lovely gardens and superb views. The city’s current vibrancy could perhaps have been predicted, as Semarang has been a bustling trading center since the Dutch colonial era, when the Dutch East Indies Company established tobacco plantations and built infrastructure such as roads and railroads. The Dutch influence can still be seen in the older part of the city near the harbor. Other cultures, primarily that of the Chinese, also have left their imprint on Semarang and continue to be a significant part of what it is to live in and visit Java.

The colorful or ‘rainbow’ village of Kampung Pelangi in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

February 7-8, 2022 – Enjoy time aboard the ship for two days of cruising the Banka Strait & Malacca Strait

February 9, 2022 – Located on the ancient spice routes, Penang is a compelling blend of Old World Asia, Sumatra, India and influences of its various European settlers over the centuries. It has been a historical link between Europe and the Middle East, and its modern identity remains a kaleidoscope of cultures. Lively markets offer adventures for the palate, its emerging art scene adds intrigue to urban jungle, and Penang Bridge and Penang Hill afford sweeping vistas.

Penang, Malaysia

February 10, 2022 – If you haven’t heard much about Langkawi, you soon will. Situated in the Andaman Sea off the coast of mainland Malaysia, this erstwhile under-the-radar archipelago of 99 islands is making quite a splash. Rich in exotic wildlife and fringed by white-sand beaches, the islands are the idyllic reality of the romantic notion of a tropical getaway. Langkawi Island is the only isle in the archipelago with any significant human population and settlement, welcoming visitors with forest-covered mountains, verdant rice paddies, hidden lagoons and limestone escarpments. In fact, the island’s natural wonders have earned Langkawi a UNESCO World Geopark designation. This is a cosmopolitan hotspot as well, with trendy eateries and duty-free status making Langkawi a shoppers’ and diners’ paradise

Langkawi, Malaysia

February 11, 2022 –Bustling Port Kelang is the principal port of entry for Malaysia. The country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a surprisingly modern city of domes, minarets and spacious, tree-lined avenues. Her symbols of faith are visible at the Jamek Mosque, the city’s birthplace.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Petronas Twin Towers

Above: Thean Hou Temple

Optional Visit to the famous Batu Caves

February 12-13, 2022 – Arrival into Singapore for (2) days.  Singapore’s history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism, and ultimately, growth into one of Asia’s greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown, and the heady aroma of spices along Arab Street.

February 14, 2022 – Enjoy time aboard the ship cruising the Gulf of Thailand

February 15, 2022 – Koh Samui – This emerald isle off Thailand’s southeast coast, ringed by lovely beaches and gorgeous bays, enjoys both the fun-loving nature of the Thai people, and the peaceful serenity of Buddhism. Visit the beautiful waterfalls at Hin Lut and Na Muang, marvel at the enormous Buddha statue on Fan Isle, or just listen to the breeze whisper in the leaves of a coconut plantation.

February 16, 2022 – Disembarkation in Bangkok

A fascinating city devoted to tradition and driven toward modernity, Bangkok has long been a traveler’s paradise with its heavenly weather, welcoming hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine – the vibrant city is world-renowned for its street food and impressive roster of Michelin-starred restaurants. Home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the ornate Grand Palace and the soaring Wat Arun temple, it’s also an hour away from Ayutthaya, the 14th-century ruins of the Kingdom of Siam.

Call Jolene DiRocco at 941-951-1801 at extension 106 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today!  You may e-mail at jolene@admiraltravel.com.

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office.

A $50 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply.

Inclusions

  • Fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffee
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Ocean & Crystal Endeavor)
  • Entertainment and enrichment
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi/Internet access
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Complimentary “You Care. We Care.” Voluntourism (Ocean)
  • Lavish suites and penthouses with generous private verandahs
  • Gorgeous, modern staterooms, most with private verandah
  • 360º Promenade Decks, a rarity on ships today
  • Multiple venues for fitness and entertainment
  • Butler service in every Penthouse-category accommodation (Ocean)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary launderettes

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.