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How to get to Emperor Raja Laut?

Emperor Raja Laut operates in some of the world's most beautiful and outstanding areas of natural beauty with the majority of itineraries starting in relatively remote domestic airports. We therefore recommend clients use one of the two main international hubs either Bali or Jakarta, alternative options could also include Makassar and Manado.

Indonesian airlines are infamous for delays and cancellations, so we also recommend clients plan at least one night in each of these hubs between their international and domestic flights in and out of Indonesia.

Recommended hubs for each port:

Of course, much of this depends on your international flights; however, for each Port of Embarkation we have listed our recommended hub:

Itineraries From Hub To Port & Nearest Domestic Airport Airlines Between Hub & Port
Komodo Jakarta or Bali Airport & Port: Labuan Bajo Garuda Indonesia
Wings Air (Lion Air)
Batik Air (Jakarta only)
Nam Air (Sriwijaya)
Raja Ampat Jakarta or Bali Airport: Sorong
Ports: Embark Waisai (via ferry), disembark Sorong
Garuda Indonesia
Nam Air (Sriwijaya)
Batik Air (Jakarta only)
Lion Air
Raja Ampat & Banda Islands Jakarta or Bali Airport: Sorong or Ambon
Ports: Embark Waisai (via ferry) or Ambon, disembark Ambon or Sorong
Garuda Indonesia
Nam Air (Sriwijaya)
Batik Air (Jakarta only)
Lion Air
East Flores & Alor Jakarta or Bali Airport: Maumere or Kupang & Alor
Ports: Embark/disembark Maumere or Kalabahi Bay (Alor)
Garuda Indonesia
Wings Air (Lion Air)
Nam Air (Sriwijaya)
Alor & Banda Sea Jakarta or Bali Airport: Ambon or Kupang & Alor
Ports: Embark/disembark Ambon or Kalabahi Bay (Alor)
Garuda Indonesia
Wings Air (Lion Air)

Special Consideration for Raja Ampat

All Raja Ampat cruises will start in Waisai and will finish and disembark in Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia.

The most convenient and cost-effective way to get to Waisai is by speedboat ferry.
Additionally, if you have both the time and would prefer to break up your journey, we advise you to consider staying a night in a hotel either in Sorong or Waisai before boarding.

Please chat to Emperor's helpful and resourceful reservations team who will be happy to advise you either by using the live chat or email at reservations@emperordivers.com.

Getting to your international hub

From your international hub, you will need one or more domestic flights. Emperor have selected an agent partner in Indonesia who can help with flights, hotels, transfers and more.

Chat to us, we'll put you in touch and stay with you through every step of the communication process.

Bali:

As Indonesia's most popular tourist hot spot, a whole host of airlines fly here from all over the world. For a comprehensive list please visit Skyscanner.

Bali is possibly one of the most famous tourist destinations on earth and is the epicentre of Indonesian tourism. It's a hot spot for surfers, beach bums and yogis to name a few. No matter what your taste or your budget Bali has it all.

From the surf paradise beaches of Kuta and Seminyak to the Wellness and Yoga hub of Ubud, Bali has something for everyone to relax and entertain before or after your Emperor Raja Laut cruising holiday.

Jakarta:

A host of international airlines from around the world directly service Indonesia's capital, such as Garuda Indonesia direct from London and Amsterdam. A comprehensive list of airlines flying into Soekarno-Hatta Airport is here.

Jakarta is one of the most populated cities in Indonesia and famous for its shopping, nightlife and traffic.

Manado:

Silk Air from Singapore is the only way to get to here directly from outside of Indonesia. This is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines so flights from your home country via Singapore to Manado are usually easy to arrange.

If you would like to extend your holiday in Indonesia for some land based diving, then Manado is the perfect choice being the home to both Bunaken National Park and muck diving in the Lembeh Straits. Eco Divers is a reliable operator who has dive centres at both of these world-class spots.

Makassar:

Silk Air from Singapore and AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur are the only way to get to Makassar directly from outside of Indonesia. Silk Air is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines so flights from your home country via Singapore to Makassar are usually easy to arrange.