Why Cruise Indonesia?
Regally draped across the Equator like an ermine mantle, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, a majestic sprawl of some 17,500 paradisiacal islands home to all manner of endemic wildlife and natural wonders. Dramatic volcanic landscapes submerge into sapphire blue surf, crystalline seas home to graceful whale sharks and nomadic sea-gypsies, filled with vibrant coral reefs fostering marine habitats of untold biodiversity. This alluring archipelago, once the inspiration for Wallace’s theory of natural selection, is now a sublime playground for Indonesia cruise trips and increasingly popular private yacht charters.
Set sail on one of our luxury small ship cruises in Indonesia, from traditional Pinisi schooners to superior scuba diving liveaboards and even oceangoing super-yachts, and visit some of the planet’s most pristine, remote and beautiful areas. Visit breathtaking Bali and the pink sands of the Komodo National Park – the habitat of the legendary Komodo Dragon – or follow the historic trade winds en route to the famous Spice Islands. Discover the glittering jewels of the ‘Coral Triangle‘ – the islands of Wayag in Raja Ampat and resplendent birds-of-paradise of West Papua – or venture deep into the jungle-fringed rivers of Indonesian Borneo to glimpse orangutans in the wild aboard a traditional Kalimantan riverboat.
Our hand-picked portfolio of Indonesian boats has been carefully chosen to include remarkable expedition vessels operated by only the most trusted of partners, preeminent pioneers in the region who offer exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge and utmost levels of service.
Ocean Pure 1
Rebel & Rascal
Spice Islands Cruises
Raja Ampat & West Papua Cruises
Komodo National Park Cruises
Our custom Indonesia tours seamlessly combine expedition cruises with bespoke island tours featuring private expert-led excursions and curated accommodations. Browse our best-selling Indonesia vacations below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.
Want to know more about small-ship cruising in Indonesia? Our destination specialists have compiled the definitive Indonesia travel guide to help you plan your cruise. Find out when and where to go, what to see and do, where to eat and sleep, and more below.
Do I Need a Visa To Travel To Indonesia?
You do not need a visa to enter Indonesia if you plan to stay for less than 30 days. However, you do need a valid passport. You may also need to confirm ahead with your airline that you will be allowed to board without showing proof of a visa.
Do I Need To Get Any Vaccinations Or Malaria Tablets Ahead Of Travel?
Before traveling to Indonesia, you may wish to start taking malaria tablets. Depending on your plans and what part of the country you will be visiting, you may need to be vaccinated against hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, or yellow fever.
What Is One Thing I Shouldn’t Miss In Indonesia?
One of the most popular places in Indonesia is Bali. But there are dozens of other sites that you can’t miss! If you love animals, Komodo National Park is a must. Here, you can see the fascinating Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, found nowhere else in the world.
What Is The Local Cuisine Like?
Indonesia is a great place to try foods that you’re not likely to find in the West. Traditional Indonesian cuisine was heavily influenced by the ancient Spice Trade, a feature that has lasted to the modern day. Don’t miss trying tumpeng, the national dish featuring rice, vegetables, and meat.
Is Indonesia Safe?
Indonesia is one of the most popular tourism spots in Southeast Asia. The country is considered very safe. The exception are certain regions that have experienced recent civil unrest. However, most vacation spots are unlikely to be dangerous places to visit.
When Is The Best Time Of Year To Go To Indonesia?
The best time of year to visit Indonesia is May, June, and September. These are the beginning and end of the dry season. You will experience beautiful, clear days while avoiding the crowds and high temperatures of the peak tourist season.
Is Indonesia A Good Family Destination?
Indonesia is a great destination for a family vacation. In addition to the many beaches, there are also countless historical and cultural sites worth visiting. Bali is a common tourist destination for families, but there are other suitable spots around the country, and many family-friendly cruises.
Is Indonesia A Good Honeymoon Destination?
Indonesia is a wonderful honeymoon destination for every kind of couple. Whether you prefer to relax on the beach, take a breathtaking cruise, or hit the trail and explore, there is something in Indonesia for everybody. One thing is certain: it will be an unforgettable trip.