Star Collector: Koi, Koalas & Komodos —East Asia & Australia  2020
Australia, Japan
Uncover the extraordinary along the Australian and East Asian coastlines during this extensive cruise to remote beaches, iconic cities, and untouched villages throughout Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia. Meditate for a moment in silence amid fragrant, wood incense in an intricately crafted shrine in Okinawa, surrounded by raked gravel beds and verdant gardens. Slip past intricately handcrafted wooden boats, sleek family pleasure craft, and placid forested shorelines during a day-long cruise of Japan’s scenic Inland Sea. Browse high-end fashions in the shadows of towering residential high-rise buildings along Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan skyline. Savor the culinry magic of an exclusive Windstar Signature Cruise barbecue on a remote stretch of beach in pristine Hundred Islands Park in the Philippines.
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the small villages of Indonesia, like Pulau Banda, Triton Bay, and Kokas and see their traditions and culture first hand
  • Enjoy the cuisine of Hiroshima, with not-to-be-missed Okonomiyaki savory pancakes
  • Take a boat trip down the Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Palawan and one of the 7 Wonders of Nature
  • Snorkel in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Overnight in Kobe with time to dine on Kobe beef, and enjoy a full day in Kyoto one of the best cities to see the preserved Japanese culture
  • Learn how high-end kimonos are made on Amami Island
  • Discover the impressive undersea drop-offs snorkeling the multicolored coral gardens around Pulau Banda
  • Respectfully remember “Never Again” at the Peace Memorial Parks of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
  • See small hidden ports like Yakushima, Tomonoura, Naze, Lembar, Thursday Island, and Sandakan
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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