Viking Ocean Cruises

South Pacific Sojourn

South Pacific Sojourn
Bangkok to Sydney

Enjoy a 29-day cruise encompassing rich and varied cultures when you combine Bangkok, Bali & Beyond and Komodo & the Australian Coast, with overnight stays in Bangkok, Java, Bali and Darwin.

Enjoy a 29-day cruise encompassing the rich and varied cultures of Asia and Australia when you combine Bangkok, Bali & Beyond and Komodo & the Australian Coast. Meet the people who shape capitals of Asian art and culture from Malaysia to Indonesia. Witness the cerulean beauty of Australia’s coastal isles. And get to know the embracing Aussies. Overnight stays in Bangkok, Jakarta, Bali and Darwin help immerse you in this breathtaking corner of the world.

06/30/2023 through 11/01/2024
06/30/2023 through 11/29/2024

Day 1 Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok
Day 3 Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand
Day 4 Sail the Java Sea
Day 5 Kuala Lumpur
Day 6 Singapore
Day 7 Sail the Java Sea
Day 8 Jakarta, Java
Day 9 Jakarta, Java
Day 10 Semarang
Day 11 Surabaya, Java
Day 12 Bali (Benoa)
Day 13 Bali (Benoa)
Day 14 Lombok
Day 15 Komodo
Day 16 Sail the Timor Sea
Day 17 Darwin
Day 18 Darwin
Day 19 Sail the Arafura Sea
Day 20 Thursday Island
Day 21 Sail the Coral Sea
Day 22 Cairns
Day 23 Townsville
Day 24 Whitsunday Island
Day 25 Sail the Australian Coast
Day 26 Brisbane
Day 27 Sail the Australian Coast
Day 28 Newcastle
Day 29 Sydney

Kuala Lumpur

Wacky architecture, cultural contrast, call it what you will: In “KL,” as this town is widely known, it is not unusual to, say, see a modern skyscraper situated next door to a centuries-old shophouse. It’s one of the things that make Kuala Lumpur unique.

Superficially, KL may appear to be a modern Asian city of gleaming skyscrapers, but it retains much of the character and local colour which has been so effectively wiped out in cities such as Singapore. It has plenty of colonial buildings in its centre, a vibrant Chinatown with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India.

The real heart of KL is Merdeka Square, the site of the city’s parades and celebrations and home to a 95m (312ft) high flagpole. In colonial days, Malaysia’s administrators used the square for cricket matches, but it was also here that Malaysia’s independence was declared in 1957. On the eastern side of the square is the moorish Sultan Abdul Samed
Building, topped by a 43m (141ft) high clocktower. KL’s magnificent railway station is built in a similar moorish style, with its full quota of minarets, cupolas, towers and arches, and may be construed as a delightful example of British colonial humour. The Petronas Towers building is less decorative but impossible to miss. It’s almost half a km (1640ft) high and is one of the tallest structures in the world.

The picturesque, striped onion-domed Masjid Jame (Friday mosque) is set in a grove of palm trees overlooking Merdeka Square and is neatly reflected in the new mirror-glass office building nearby. Just south of Jami Masjid are the teeming streets of KL’s Chinatown – a crowded, colourful area with the usual melange of signs, shops activity and noise. At night the central section is closed to traffic and becomes a brightly lit, frantic night market.

Budget hotels and hostels can be found in Chinatown and Jalan Pudu Lama. Mid-range hotels are concentrated in Chinatown and on Jalan Bukit Bintang. The night market in Chinatown is the most interesting place to eat in the evening.


Newcastle is the capital of the Hunter Valley Region, in New South Wales. Located on the east coast of Australia, the Hunter Region encompasses a land area of approximately 31,000 square kilometres and a resident population of around 544,000 people. Newcastle’s population is estimated at 132,000 people. Getting to and from Newcastle is simple. From Sydney, it is a comfortable 2 hour drive (Sydney is 171 kilometres to the south); 30 minutes by air and two hours by passenger train (there is a regular hourly service). There are also direct flights from Brisbane and Canberra. Newcastle is the gateway to the Hunter Valley and is now a very different place to the time when steel and coal industries were the main source of employment. Long gone are the smoky grey industrial images – they have been replaced with elegantly restored historic buildings; picturesque parks and gardens; an extensive selection of restaurants boasting cuisine from around the world; and the natural beauty of its white sandy beaches and harbour. There is a wide selection of magnificent art galleries and museums; nightclubs and eateries; and extensive shopping facilities. The long list of natural attractions
within easy access of the city includes everything from wilderness areas, rainforests and beaches to world famous vineyards. The green rolling hills of Australia’s oldest winemaking region are studded with restaurants, guest houses, and of course, the vineyards where more than twenty varieties of grape ripen slowly in the warm summer sunshine to produce some of Australia’s finest wines. Lakes, beaches, rivers and bays, combine with lush countryside to make the Hunter
region surrounding Newcastle almost unlimited in its appeal.


Semarang, (se-mär´äng) city (1990 pop. 1,250,971), capital of Central Java prov., N Java, Indonesia, at the mouth of the Semarang R. An important port, it is one of Java’s major commercial centers. There are textile and shipbuilding industries, and tobacco, sugar, rubber, coffee, and kapok are exported.


A booming city of over 3 million, Surabaya offers many good hotels, shopping centers and entertainment. Its well stocked zoological garden include several species of Indonesian fauna like “orang utan”, komodo dragon and a collection of nocturnal animals.

11/07/23 - 12/05/23

Starting At $11,998

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  • Balcony$11998.00
  • Suite$27998.00
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11/07/23 - 12/05/23

Starting At $15,599

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  • Balcony$15599.00
  • Suite$36399.00
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11/01/24 - 11/29/24

Starting At $12,198

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  • Balcony$12198.00
  • Suite$27998.00
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11/01/24 - 11/29/24

Starting At $15,899

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  • Balcony$15899.00
  • Suite$36399.00
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