14-Night Australia & Indonesia Voyage onboard the Azamara Quest®

March 8–22, 2019
Your FAM will begin in Cairns, Australia on Friday March 8th and end in Singapore on Friday, March 22nd.

Itinerary 

Discover outback life and temple life in the strikingly different worlds of Australia and Indonesia. Arrive early in Cairns to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, relax on white sand beaches, explore tropical rainforests and sample the town’s lively bars and restaurants. Put on your explorer’s hat for the frontier capital of Darwin, the perfect place for an overnight stay. See some of the world’s oldest rainforests and rock art, dine on Asian-inspired cuisine on the waterfront, visit a crocodile park, and learn about Bush culture. After a restful sea day, meet indigenous Torres Strait Islanders and learn the riveting World War II history of Thursday Island.

Indonesia is a world apart with its ancient Hindu traditions and shimmering green landscapes. Be on the lookout for supersized Komodo dragons or idle away a day on a pink coral beach. You’ll be seduced by Bali’s musical culture, water temples and terraced rice paddies. In Surabaya, wind your way through the Arab Quarter’s narrow streets to a historic 1421 mosque, visit one of Indonesia’s largest Chinatowns, or see old Dutch buildings and a clove museum where women hand-roll clove cigarettes. Don’t miss Borobudur, the world’s largest Hindu monument with hundreds of Buddhas and reliefs.

This FAM is non-refundable unless canceled by ASTA. All participants are bound by ASTA code of conduct and terms and conditions.
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DAY 1Cairns, Australia

Date: Fri 8-Mar 2019

Activity: Embark

Depart: 6:00 pm

Any city home to more than one UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth exploring. Adventure out to the underwater wonder of the Great Barrier Reef or explore the world's oldest tropical rainforest. Not up for a big excursion? The city's laid-back atmosphere is perfect for a day of relaxation.

DAY 2 – Cruising at Sea

Date: Sat 9-Mar 2019

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 3 - Thursday Island, Australia

Date: Sun 10-Mar 2019

Activity: Tendered

Arrival: 9:00 am 

Depart: 3:00 pm

Known as “T.I.” to the locals, we recommend you leave your watch back on the ship and embrace the relaxed, tropical vibe of Thursday Island when you visit. Head to sites like the Green Hill Fort, the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, and the Japanese Pearl Diver’s Cemetery to discover more about T.I.’s fascinating history.

DAY 4 – Cruising at Sea

Date: Mon 11-Mar 2019

Activity: Cruising

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 5-6Darwin, Australia

Date: Tue 12-Mar to Wed 13-Mar 2019

Activity: Docked

Arrival: 1:00 pm (Mar 12)

Depart: 8:00 pm (Mar 13)

A multicultural oasis in Australia's vast Northern Territory, Darwin is a fast-growing city rich in natural beauty. Peaceful and pristine parks abound, and short drive takes you to lush national parks full of Aboriginal art and fun fishing grounds where you can throw your fresh catch right on the barbie.

DAY 7-8 - Cruising at Sea

Date: Thu 14-Mar to Fri 15-Mar 2019

Activity: Cruising

Relax and reflect on your journey thus far with a few days of fun at sea. Get a behind-the-scenes look at life onboard with an Insider’s View Tour, attend a destination lecture to learn more about your next port-of-call, or try your luck at our onboard casino.

Want to really unwind? Watch the world go by and sip a complimentary drink poolside or say “ahh” with a visit to Sanctum Spa.

DAY 9Komodo, Indonesia

Date: Sat 16-Mar 2019

Activity:  Tendered

Arrival: 8:00 am

Depart: 2:00 pm

One of the New7Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragon and pink sand beaches—one of only seven places in the world with these distinct shores. Their unique hue is thanks to the surrounding coral, which is also home to an astonishing amount of sea life. Strap on your mask and snorkel to explore an entirely different world beneath the waves.

DAY 10Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

Date: Sun 17-Mar 2019

Activity: Docked

Arrival: 8:00 am

Depart: 8:00 pm

Believe the hype about Bali. Black sand beaches, rejuvenating hot springs, and lush forests create an unforgettable escape in Indonesia. Visit popular places where the rich and famous frequent or find your own private hideaway off the beaten path. In addition to perfecting the art of relaxation, you'll want to take in unique music and dance styles and sample some delicious Indonesian cuisine.

DAY 11Surabaya, Indonesia

Date: Mon 18-Mar 2019

Activity: Docked

Arrival: 12:00 pm

Depart: 7:00 pm

Cultures come together in Surabaya. Beautiful Buddhist temples and Mosques, including the historic Masjid Ample, are visible throughout the city. The Arab quarter is home to narrow lanes filled with stalls selling keepsakes for your journey. Elsewhere, visit the House of Sampoerna, a unique clove museum where you can also sample delicious authentic Indonesian cuisine.

DAY 12Semarang (Borobudur), Indonesia

Date: Tue 19-Mar 2019

Activity: Docked

Arrival: 7:30 am

Depart: 7:00 pm

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prambanan is a collection of massive Hindu temples and a national symbol of Indonesia. And then for something completely different, head to nearby Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. The twin soaring—and active—volcanoes on the horizon are the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset over this fertile landscape.

DAY 13 - Cruising at Sea

Date: Wed 20-Mar 2019

Spend the day sailing in style aboard your boutique hotel at sea. Indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, stay ship shape with a class at our fitness center, or lounge the day away on our sunny pool deck.

In the evening, savor inspired Italian cuisine at Aqualina, or relish in a classic steakhouse experience at Prime C. Plus, you’ll find plenty of exciting evening entertainment, from thrilling shows at Cabaret Lounge to intimate performances in the Living Room.

DAY 14Singapore, Singapore

Date: Thu 21-Mar 2019

Activity: Docked

Arrival: 1:00 pm

Sink your teeth into this foodie’s paradise and be sure to try the unofficial dish of the city, chili crab. If eating can be considered the national pastime in Singapore, shopping makes a decent case as the second most popular activity. Head to Orchard Road where miles upon miles of shopping malls await featuring everything from the trendiest fashions to the latest electronic gadgets.

Please note: The published itineraries may be changed at the discretion of the captain due to weather advisories, port traffic, and any other unforeseeable circumstances.