Who can deny the pleasure of voyaging to the idyllic Flores with Komodo cruise? You can just lie relaxed on board, while the cruise is taking you through the bare, mountainous islands. The charming cruise and the beautiful landscape looks like as if they are conspiring to spoil you. However, it’s easy to get carried on with the super laid back atmosphere and end up doing nothing. Next thing you know, your luxurious cruising days has over without any memorable thing to remember. If you haven’t do cruising before, you might one or two expert tips to make the experience much better.
1. Research Each Destinations in Advance
The Komodo National Park encompass dozens of breathtakingly gorgeous islands. That includes notorious Padar Island, gorgeous Pink Beach, the home-of-dragons Komodo and Rinca Island, and other divine spots. Make sure you know what to do once you have dock on the shore. Research each destination on the itinerary and see what you can expect on each place. On Komodo and Rinca Island, for example, offer fun shopping arcade aside from dragon tour. The locals sell cute wooden Komodo and gorgeous pearl jewelries.
Some of the island also have local villages that worth a tour. The locals (especially the children) are very welcoming and definitely will leave footprint on your heart. Knowing what to do on the islands will make your entire Komodo cruise trip more enjoyable.
2. Pack Smartly
Know that the tropical climate of Indonesia sometimes brings unexpected rains, even when the weather is hot and sunny. Be a smart packer and prepare layered cloth that will be flexible for all weather. And most importantly, don’t forget to pack a light poncho or raincoat. Even if it doesn’t rain, you can use them as picnic pad in the deserted beach. Also, bring a light jacket or cardigan (for women) to shield you from the wind on board.
3. Take Photos When It’s Early
Best time to take that perfect cruising vacation is right early on the embarkation day. When all rooms and decors on the Komodo cruise is still pristine and in good condition. Before the night parties take over and the litters start to invade the board. Snap your cabin while those towel animals still sitting nicely on your bed. Take a good pose in that perfectly-arranged teak deck before the group come over.
4. Take A Ship Tour
I know some Komodo cruise that were designed very seriously and match with the “Lost World” vibe of Flores. On the first day of the cruise trip, take time to explore every nook and cranny of the ship. Each floor will give you different feel of vacation. Venture to the lowest deck—to the roof deck. A ship tour is fun to fill your embarkation day,
5. Make Last Phone Calls and Updates Before Embarking
You are going to the land of Komodo dragon—sailing between the seas and the Jurassic-looking island. Expect to leave the daily comfort and enter the remoteness of these lost paradise. Of course, that includes your phone. Make the last phone calls and social media updates while you can still access the land-based cell towers. And we highly recommend you to covert on the strongest local SIM card during the cruising trip that can reach remote frontiers like Flores.
6. Take Nap In the Lounge
This is your vacation. You can be as active as bees or just enjoying the rare moment to get laid-back. And what’s best than taking a nap in Komodo cruise while the sound of the sea lull you to sleep? Lie down on the teak deck and enjoy a laze rest before the ship dock to your next destination.