A land of Fire and Dragons
When True North first ventured through the Spice Islands last year, cruising from Kupang to Ambon, the 36-passenger expedition ship experienced 11 days of sheer exoticism, from a bird’s-eye view of the coloured lakes of Kalimutu to the bucket list-worthy experience of spotting fearsome Komodo dragons in the wild. Such was the success of Fires & Dragons that half of the guests had rebooked before even disembarking. The October 2016 voyage is at waitlist stage with 2017 already filling up. Eastern Indonesia is a heady blend of traditional cultures, marine life-rich crystalline waters and dramatic landscapes. North Star Cruises’ itinerary allows travellers to see these pristine islands in unparalleled luxury, whether snorkelling with manta ray or taking to the skies in the onboard helicopter.