Bali Cruises via Benoa

Sculpted Rice Paddies
Ubud: Bali’s Cultural Heartland
The Bali Safari and Marine Park

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Denpasar, the vibrant capital of Bali overlooks beautiful Benoa harbour. This MSC World Cruise destination is known for its tropical beaches, picturesque rice paddy fields, and majestic temples. Immerse yourself in Indonesia’s colourful heritage with a visit to the Ubud cultural centre, or honour your wild side by interacting with an array of animals on an adventurous Balinese safari.


MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Sculpted Rice Paddies
• Ubud: Bali’s Cultural Heartland
• The Bali Safari and Marine Park

The island of Bali is renowned for its unspoilt coastline and heavenly hinterland marked by emerald green rice field terraces. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll venture through the rolling Indonesian countryside to the picturesque village of Baha. Take in breathtaking views as you ascend to Bedugul mountain village to visit the Shaivite Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple on the enchanting shores of Lake Bratan. Then, enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant overlooking a backdrop of glorious rice paddies.

Located in the heart of Bali, the town of Ubud has established itself as a key cultural, artistic, and holistic centre. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll tour this significant Indonesian settlement which is surrounded by terraced rice paddies, ancient Hindu sites, and lush vegetation. Later, wander among charming shops and stalls at the local market, where you’ll appreciate Bali’s outstanding artisan craftsmanship. On the fringes of Ubud, visit the hidden sanctuary of the Sacred Monkey Forest, home to hordes of playful long-tail macaques!

One of Bali’s most popular attractions, the Bali Safari and Marine Park, is a family-friendly wildlife habitat boasting over 100 different species. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to see Komodo dragons, orangutans, tigers, zebras, lions, Balinese starlings, and other fascinating species. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll move through the conservation centre where you’ll enjoy a number of informative shows. Marvel at the incredible beauty of a collection of rare animals obtained from all over the world.

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