Silversea Luxury Cruises A Batam

Batam

Situated about an hour west of Jakarta lies the little province of Batam. One of the newest (and wealthiest) parts of Java, the province owes its affluence to, in part, its superb natural setting, and its intelligent approach to tourism. Long ribbons of white sand flanked by coconut trees and bordered by exquisite crystalline seas have made Batam something of an off-the-beaten-track traveller’s haven. View more

Luckily, it has retained much of the authenticity that is missing from other parts of Indonesia; if Java is the beating heart of Indonesia, Batam could be considered the lungs. Providing a breath of fresh air after the capital and its gridlocked streets, the little city centre offers much in the way of culture: the ruins of Surosowan Palace, Kaibon Palace, the great Mosque – Batan being a Muslim province, Speelwijk fortress and Chinese temple Avalokiteshvara. The port – auspiciously named Devils Rock Harbour - is much the same today as it has been for centuries, and offers much in the way of spectacle. Grab a Bintang and watch the local fishermen come back with their day’s catch before cleaning their nets. If you’re lucky enough, and have enough time, Ujung Kulon National Park is well worth the detour. UNESCO protected since 1991, this national park located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition to its natural beauty and geological interest – particularly for the study of inland volcanoes – it contains the largest remaining area of lowland rainforests in the Java plain. Several species of endangered plants and animals can be found there, the Javan rhinoceros being the most seriously under threat.

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.