Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Shipping News
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Shipping News

How Do We Handle a Cruise Ship's Visit to Bali? - In a Word: "Differently."


Bali News: The Shipping News
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/18/2002)

On Monday, February 25, 2002, the 76,000 ton P&O Aurora sailed into Bali bringing with her some 1,800 passengers and a crew of over 900. Because of the island's limited facilities for visiting cruise ships, a visit by a vessel of this size offers a whole range of logistical challenge even at the best of times - as passengers arrive in a single morning, tour the island and sail away the same afternoon.

This most recent visit was even more concerning as it was scheduled for Bali's Padang Bai Port on the same day as a visit by the only slightly smaller Queen Elizabeth II. Padang Bai's minimum infrastructure for visiting cruise ships and free-for-all atmosphere ashore make, the visit of one ship a challenge and of two large ships at the same time an almost sure-fire recipe for pandemonium.

Working together with P&O's shipping executives in Southampton, Bali Discovery Tours, the ship's land arrangement and shore agent in Bali, quickly developed a number of pioneering approaches to the coming visit, resulting in a memorable day in Bali for the ship's passengers and crew.

Too large to enter Bali's small but centrally located port of Benoa, the P & O Aurora anchored just outside the port's entrance, in close view of Bali's Nusa Dua group of leading Hotels. The services of the luxury 350-passenger day vessel Bounty were secured for the day, providing comfortable continuous shuttles of 20 minutes duration to a terminal inside the harbor.

From there Benoa's convenient location allowed passengers a wide range of tour options, otherwise impossible from the traditional anchorage at Padang Bai, further up the island's eastern coast. Lawn Bowl tournaments, visits to local hotels and shopping centers, golfing expeditions, cooking schools, helicopter tours of the island, and tours to both the eastern and western seaboards of Bali - all fit nicely into a single day's visit of Bali from a Benoa Base.

How do you end a perfect day's visit to Bali? The P & O Aurora invited a nearly 50-strong gamelan orchestra and leading Balinese dance group from the nearby village of Batuan to perform an entire recital to a full house of appreciative cruisers in the ship's state of the art theatre afloat.

Two jewels in an azure sea: P & O's Aurora and the island of Bali.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!