Top 10 Highlights From Silversea Voyage 3403: Should You Cruise Indonesia?

Silver Shadow, Bali To Singapore

It was a great trip, cruising from Bali to Singapore on the luxury vessel Silver Shadow. No matter how hard the day — hot and humid weather, bumpy roads, heavy traffic in under-developed Indonesia — those of us traveling with Silversea were well taken care of ashore. We returned afternoons and evenings to our luxury boutique… [Read More]

On Our Sister Site: The Ongoing Evolution of River Cruising


Since it has been the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry for a few years now, there’s a tendency among many travelers to think of river cruising as something new. But as we’ve written in the past, river cruises throughout Europe have been around for decades. Indeed, lines like Uniworld Boutique Cruise Collection and Viking… [Read More]

Day 8 On Silver Shadow: Jumping Off In Jakarkta & A Special Air Offer On The New Silver Discoverer

Silver Shadow, Bali To Singapore

I’ve spoken to several people on my Silver Shadow voyage from Bali to Singapore who share a common sentiment: After getting a taste of Indonesia, they would not want to travel here on land-based vacations. Indeed, having done Indonesia both by land and sea, I am in consensus with those who I have spoken with. Perhaps it… [Read More]

Day 6 On Silver Shadow: The Buddha & Me, 30 Years Later In Borobudur

Budi, our guide

Today’s shore excursion to Borobudur featured two attractions: the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist temple compounds known as Borobudur; and traveling to and from Silver Shadow. The travel component took us about 60 miles in each direction between Silver Shadow and Borobudor. It’s journey that would take less than an hour on America’s interstate highway system… [Read More]