From May to September, during the rainy season in Myanmar, Meta IV sails from Burma to Borneo, following the old Spice Trade Route travelled by merchants and adventurers over the centuries. 

Our cruise will take us from Burma to Phuket in Thailand, continuing through Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, all the way to Sabah in Borneo - and back.  

This is a journey of discovery and adventure through the heart of Southeast Asia. Expect ancient port towns, World Heritage Sites, national parks and gorgeous waters. 

You will listen to the sounds of the world's oldest rainforest, sail up jungle rivers, watch orangutans and sample exotic delicacies on local markets - there will be endless opportunities for outings and excursions.

All segments of the cruise can be booked for private or cabin charter. We are flexible regarding itinerary, programme and route for each segment and are happy to accommodate your ideas and wishes.

Click on the map for detailed information on the route and its waypoints

Click on the map for detailed information on the route and its waypoints

Sample Route: The Spice Route Adventure
12-Day Cruise from Singapore to Kuching

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This is a cruise of huge diversity. You will start from the tip of the Malay Peninsula, cross the South China Sea along a chain of Indonesian archipelagos all the way to Sarawak on Borneo. Both Singapore and Kuching have international airports connecting you globally.

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Explore this international hub for finance, trade, shopping and foodies – maybe have a drink at the legendary Raffles Hotel – before you step aboard our classic yacht in Singapore. Within no time, the hustle and bustle of city life will seem ages away as we sail onto the open ocean.

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Time magazine once chose Tioman Island as one of the world’s five most beautiful islands. The densely forested isle is sparsely inhabited and surrounded by protected coral reefs, making it an amazing scuba diving and snorkelling spot. 

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From Tioman, we sail towards the rising sun. Our next stop is the Anambas group, rated by CNN as one of Asia's top five island paradises. The main island offers a naturally protected lagoon with clear blue waters and corals. There is a giant waterfall that offers a secluded picnic spot.

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We will continue eastward with fantastic opportunities for catching fresh fish along the way! You choose whether to try a night sail or to explore the remote Natuna Islands. The 300 islands are famous for their incredible bird life and for a rare monkey species found only there.

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Welcome to the world’s third-largest island, at the heart of maritime Southeast Asia: Borneo! We will end our cruise at Kuching, a charming city with a fascinating colonial history. This is the perfect launch pad for anyone planning to explore the wonders of Borneo!