Bali is just 153km wide by 112km long, and it is a mere 2km southeast of Java in the Indonesian Archipelago. A favoured location for cruise ships, it attracts tours from many operators, including Viking, Cunard and Star Clippers.
The ships dock either at Benoa Harbour or land passengers by tender at Padang Bay. Located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula, Benoa is close to Nusa Dua, which is known for its clean, white beaches and clear water. It’s also near the thriving resorts of Sanur and Kuta.
Padang Bay, also known as Padangbai, is a small village where cruise passengers have access to tour buses, taxis and peddlers, as well as shops cafes and a beach.