Silversea Luxury Cruises To Semarang (Gateway for Borobodur)

See a wonder of the world rising from Central Java - as you encounter the majestic Borobudur Temple the largest Buddhist monument in existence. Hidden from the world for hundreds of years below the ash of a vast volcanic eruption it stands in all of its restored glory with Mount Merapi looming imposingly behind. Semarang itself mainly functions as a gateway for Borobodur but its port was a vital one for the Dutch colonisers and the city continues to be a bustling centre of Java life. View more

Hang around to discover Semarang's collection of colonial churches and the towering Avalokitesvara Pagoda which reaches up seven tiers into the city's skies. A soaring UNESCO World Heritage Site the sprawling Borobudur Temple covers 123 square metres of land and was completed in the 9th century. Learn of its mysteries and secrets and of the abandonment and eruption which would conceal it from view for hundreds of years. Built by the Syailendra dynasty – which ruled in Java for 500 years - the lotus flower-shaped temple was restored to its former glory in the 1970s and features three layers stacked up with intricate carvings. The monuments represent key Buddhist beliefs relating to the process of attaining Nirvana. Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple also rises nearby in the form of Prambanan Temple. Another lost UNESCO World Heritage Site its soaring stone spires date back to the 9th century.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.