Tanjung Benoa cruise port is the main port on Bali Island, Indonesia. It is located closely to popular places like Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta, Denpasar.
Denpasar airport is only 12 km (7,5 ml) away from the cruise port and there are a lot of good hotels in the area. Bali is a great resort vacation destination with a huge variety of city tours and shore excursion. The cruise ship schedule offers attractive voyages. The most attractive cruises in the itinerary are during the Nyepi Day (the Sillent Day corresponding to the New Year in Bali) in March.
In 2017 started the construction works of Benoa's new cruise terminal (read more in the "terminal" section below). The decision for the port development project was based on the booming East Asia-Australia travel market, with over 3 million cruise ship tourists booked in 2017. Of those, due to lack of modern and big-capacity facilities, Indonesia received only around 200,000 foreign tourists.
With the new Benoa cruise terminal, the country hopes to increase its cruise passenger capacity up to 0,5 million by the year 2019. Apart from Port Benoa, Idonesia also started developing the Makassar ports Belawan, Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Perak and Soekarno-Hatta.
Highlights: Bali, Temples, Beaches, Volcanoes, Denpasar, Ubud
Benoa cruise terminal
Benoa Cruise Terminal (BCT) hosts passenger ships of all sizes. There is a good anchor holding in the sea bed. Among the cruise lines with ships docking at the main cruise ship terminal are Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, P&O Australia, Cunard, Costa. Legend of the Seas (TUI Discovery 2) was the first large cruise vessel to dock at the Benoa cruise terminal.
- Tanjung Benoa port is accessed by 2-miles long channel and has two berths.
- The East Berth is the main one. In front of it there is a modern cruise terminal building with a lot of facilities. Its length is 290 m the depth is -11 m 00 LWS.
- Tanah Ampo International Port (just like Benoa Port) is located in the Bali Island's southern part. Another port is called Celukan Bawang Port - in the island's northern part.
The South Berth is an alternative one. It has a -7 m 00 LWS depth and it is 206 m long. At the Bali Cruise Port Terminal the passengers can sense authentic atmosphere because of the Balinese culture and art demonstrations. There are sculptures, paintings, batik printings and woodcarvings.
As a part of Master Plan, the Bali Cruise Terminal is constantly upgraded.
(new) Benoa-Bali Cruise Ship Terminal
On August 1, 2017, the Benoa Port Authority announced plans for building a new cruise terminal facility. Construction works were scheduled to start in September 2017, with completion by the end of 2018. The project was assigned to the state-owned port management company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (aka Pelindo 3), specializing in port terminal operator services.
The new cruise port terminal has capacity to handle some of the world's largest passenger vessels (up to 5,000 passengers plus 1,500 crew). Apart from the new passenger terminal, there are plans for development of Celukan Bawang Port (northern Bali). This project was scheduled for December 2017 through March 2018. After its completion, the cruise port's capacity was increased to 7 cruise ships berthing at a time, each vessel with capacity up to 1,000 passengers. Celukan Bawang Port provides easy access for tourists-serving vehicles.
Benoa tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Bali is a large island and a famous Indonesian resort. This place is amazing with its sunny beaches, beautiful tropical forests and volcanic mountains. It offers terraced rice fields and thousands of great temples. The Bali Cruise Terminal is located close to famous attractions and places for fun activities like water sport or haggling for bargains. Bali has survived two bombing accidents and has revived in amazing place for great vacation. The tour operators offers interesting activities like surfing, playing golf, workshops attending and watching Balinese dance performances at the evenings. Also you can visit interesting places like:
- Kuta Beach: Bali’s most developed and most popular beach. You can see a memorial to the 2002 bombing victims. There are a lot of surf shops, cafes (including Hard Rock Cafe) and several not so big shopping malls.
- Ubud: Bali’s cultural center. Take a tour at museums and temples, you can also visit a monkey sanctuary.
- Sanur : resort town near the beach.
- Denpasar: Bali’s capital, the biggest city of the island. Good for shopping and temples’ tour.
- Nusa Dua (Tanjung Benoa): resort area with a public beach located at Geger. The area is across the harbor from Bali Cruise Port.
- Seminyak: located north from Kuta, high-class resort with SPA and boutiques
The Benoa cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Benoa, Bali, Indonesia.
If you lose the Benoa location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Benoa cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Benoa, Bali, Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ships in port|
3 October, 2017
4 October, 2017
12 October, 2017
14 October, 2017