Starting in 2019, Seven Seas will be scheduling a number of Best of Both Worlds cruises combining East of Flores and Komodo itineraries, picking our favorite sites during the right seasons! On the Maumere to Labuan Bajo cruises we will visit the top sites of our East of Flores itinerary first, including the fabulous dives around Pulau Rusa and South Pantar, before heading West via Lembata over the top of Flores, via some great atoll dives, past Pulau Raja and into Komodo National Park where the trip will end after visiting the most stellar sites that area has to offer, North and South of the Park. On the Labuan Bajo to Maumere versions we do something similar, the other way around! 🙂
We are doing one of these cruises with Dr. Rodney Salm also in 2018, in June, but that one is already sold out. So please take a look at what’s on offer for 2019 and 2020 as East of Flores & Komodo Combination Trips:
- 2019: (1) May 5 to 19, (2) July 27 to August 10 and (3) September 9 to 23 (= Owners Trip, PLS check with us first).
- 2020: (1) May 7 to 21, (2) August 17 to 31, (3) September 2 to 16 and (4) September 18 to October 2.
These will be 14 nights expeditions, mostly at the beginning or towards the end of the dry season, with blue skies and blue water, cool breeze, fantastic dives off the beaten track East of Flores, great volcano sky lines, hopefully lots of dolphins and some whales along the way, sails up while we cruise along the North coast of Flores, and hitting our favorite Komodo sites at exactly the right tides and at the right time of year. These will be awesome trips! A remake of what we tried first in 2014:
We know that 2 weeks is enough to do it, even though we will cover a large area in Nusa Tenggara Timur. Back in 2014 we took 3 weeks for the same area and that was really nice and relaxed. For some of the scheduled trips the Seven Seas cruise schedule is still flexible to make these cruises a bit longer if there is the popular demand for that, so by all means check that out with us as well!
Full or partial charters available and as long as the trips are open, individual or cabin bookings also welcome of course. Hope you will join us on one or more of these great adventures!
Contact us right away if you’re interested! 🙂