31 October 2024

Few areas can match the rich cultural, historical and natural diversity found charting the Banda Islands. One day alone can promise it all: colonial history, quiet coastal villages, emerald seas, colourful marketplaces, breathtaking vistas, superb food and an underwater world of exquisite beauty. And few authors are better matched to a life-changing adventure on the high seas than award-winning bestseller, Amitav Ghosh and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Deborah Ghosh Baker. In their company, this exclusive expedition will acquire an intimate literary lustre. Days spent snorkeling, beachcombing and trekking through nutmeg plantations on some of the most beautiful, remote destinations of Indonesia. Star-lit evenings of readings, talks, thoughtful conversations with our guest authors will follow. Twilight drinks on the deck will find you dipping into topics ranging from writing narratives to colonial history and storytelling; all swept along by the gentle currents of the Banda Sea. Daytime will see cooking classes presented by Janet DeNeefe featuring nature’s ocean bounty, focusing on the healing property of spices. For the culinary enthusiast, Indonesian meals from the Casa Luna kitchen will grace the table, as well as, freshly baked sourdough, homemade tempe and house-made yoghurt. No matter what you see, taste, or think on this exclusive ten-day adventure: you won’t forget a thing. It will be the trip of a lifetime.

The cruise will take place after the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, from 31 October to 9 November 2024, for ten days and nine nights.

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Bookings are strictly limited.

Double or Twin Room USD 9.900

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