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22 Nov 2016 - 15 DAYS FROM £1399

From graceful colonial architecture to shiny skyscrapers, traditional temples to sprawling malls, old and new go hand in hand on this cruise of contrasts. Experience a tantalising mixture of cultures, discover fascinating history and soak up the beauty of unspoilt white-sand beaches and lush rainforest on this enlightening cruise from the tropical shores of Sri Lanka to captivating Singapore.

  • COLOMBO
  • GALLE
  • CHENNAI
  • PORT BLAIR
  • PHUKET
  • LANGKAWI
  • PENANG
  • PORT KELANG
  • SINGAPORE
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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - 22nd November (overnight) - 23rd November 9PM
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With architecture influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and British colonisation sitting alongside shiny modern buildings, this vibrant city is a rare blend of cultures and an attractive tapestry of old and new. You might choose to head inland to the worldrenowned sanctuary of Pinnawela, established in 1975 to provide care for orphaned elephants.

GALLE, SRI LANKA - 24th November 7:30AM - 2:30PM
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Exotic, colourful and with the scent of spice in the air, Galle is a lovely coastal city. Head to its heart to discover the UNESCO-listed fort, enclosed by towering bastions, and wander its traffic-free streets to admire the best-preserved colonial townscape in Sri Lanka. The Kalutara Temple, with its white domed roof topped by a pointed tip, is another unmissable sight.

AT SEA 25th November
CHENNAI, INDIA - 26th November 8AM - 5PM
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Formally known as Madras, Chennai combines tradition with modernity. Here you will find magnificent Hindu temples built by ancient Tamil kings, and see the mark left on the region by British rule during the height of the empire such as the 17th century Fort St George. This bustling city is also known for the shopping opportunities afforded by its colourful street markets and malls.

AT SEA 27th November - 28th November
PORT BLAIR, INDIA - 29th November 8AM - 5PM
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The enchanting capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has a fascinating history to uncover. In the late 18th century the British rule established a naval base and penal colony here. Take time to explore Port Blair’s unforgettable sights including the Cellular Jail, which has been declared a National Memorial. Linger on the white-sand, palm-fringed beaches and discover the tropical flora and rainforests for which this destination is also known.

AT SEA
PHUKET, THAILAND - 1st December 8AM - 6PM
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A crossroads for trade since ancient times, Phuket is a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island’s natural resources, while today travellers are attracted by its outstanding beauty. There is an intriguing history to be revealed, important temples to be visited and many unspoilt spots to be found.

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA - 2nd December 8AM - 10:30PM
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Magnificent beaches, mystical folklore and majestic jungle-covered hills – the Langkawi archipelago is a tropical paradise. Take the opportunity to unwind on the powder-fine sands or perhaps seek out the rich flora and fauna of these inviting islands, which were only developed for tourism in the late 20th century and remain a haven of natural, unspoilt beauty.

PENANG, MALAYSIA - 3ed December 7AM - 5PM
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Penang’s UNESCO-listed capital city of George Town has the best-preserved heritage buildings in Southeast Asia. Step back in time to be rewarded with a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang’s beautiful coasts, easy-going lifestyle and wonderful cuisine are other draws.

PORT KELANG, MALAYSIA - 4th December 8AM - 7PM
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Port Kelang is your gateway to Kuala Lumpur, the exciting Malaysian capital where steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. Choose to admire historic monuments, browse the vibrant street markets or relax in its lush gardens.

SINGAPORE, - 5th December 12PM - 6th December
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This island city state of five million people is an ever-fascinating metropolis of contrasts. Modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, Victorian monuments, Buddhist temples and Arabian bazaars all vie for attention. Savour the diverse attractions of the Lion City for a fabulous finalé to your cruise.

Visas for Sri Lanka and India must be arranged prior to your travel. A multiple entry visa is required for India.

Your outbound flight will be overnight departing on 21 Nov. Your inbound flight will be overnight arriving back in the UK on 7 Dec.

COLOMBO | SRI LANKA

With a large natural harbour and strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, ancient traders knew Colombo some 2,000 years ago. It became capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. Administrative functions were moved to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte in 1978, so today Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.

ELEPHANTS OF PINNAWELA

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-CMB2
Highlights:

• Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
• Lunch in a local restaurant

Before the arrival of the British in 1815 an estimated 30,000 elephants lived in Sri Lanka. In the 1960’s the elephant population was close to extinction. This prompted the Sri Lankan government to found an orphanage in 1975 for elephants that had lost their mothers or herds. It started with seven orphans, some of whom have enjoyed the fortune of seeing their grandchildren born in the same location. Today there are around seventy-five elephants at Pinnawela and around 3,000 in the country. Some 110 people are employed to care for the herd feeding them with leaves from palm trees and twice a day the elephants make the journey to the river to bathe. 

Practical Info:

• Journey time approximately 3 hours (each way)
• Walking approximately 1.5 kilometres
• Some rough, gravel paths
• Minimal steps
• Recommend comfortable clothing and footwear
• Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are recommended
• If the river is flooded bathing cannot take place and alternative arrangements will be made
• Professional camera/video fees at Pinnawela are levied in US$ and payable locally and arranged by in advance only
• Elephants in Pinnawela are not fully tamed. Visitors should not get too close to the animals

COLOMBO CONTRASTS

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-CMB4
Highlights:

• Panoramic sightseeing tour
• Visits to Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
• Refreshments at Galle Face Hotel

Like many capital cities in developing countries Colombo is fast changing its face. Almost overnight skyscrapers rose from where old buildings once stood. Yet, in some part the Old World charm is still retained. A panoramic tour highlights the 100-yearold clock tower, some fine British colonial buildings, Cinnamon Gardens residential area with stately homes of the affluent and Bandarandayake Memorial International Conference Hall – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China. Pass the Old Parliament in Fort, Independence Square and the University of Colombo Royal College, which with 7,500 students is probably one of the largest schools in Asia. Gangaramaya Temple stands on what was once a swamp adjoining Colombo’s famous Beira Lake. Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumanagala Nayaka Thera – one of the most famous scholar monks, established the temple over 120 years. It has grown from a small hermitage to become a vibrant complex with an assembly hall for monks, a vocational institute and the temple sited in the picturesque lake. Refreshments at Galle Face Hotel complete this tour.

Practical Info:

• Walking approximately 200 metres
• Flat, paved paths
• Approximately 15 steps
• Conservative dress required to enter the temple (shoes and hats to be removed). It is advisable to carry a pair of sock as the temple flooring will be hot.
• Photography permitted inside the temple

NEGOMBO & FISHING VILLAGE

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-CMB7
Highlights:

• Panoramic sightseeing of Negombo
• Visit to the local fish market
• Time at leisure on Negombo Beach at the Goldi Sands Hotel
• Delicious seafood buffet.

Both rakish and romantic, Negombo captures the imagination. Situated by the shores of a lagoon of the same name, the city was once a trading port for the Portuguese and Dutch, who exported cinnamon from its harbour. Many historical buildings reflect the colonial past of a city that was greatly influenced by the Catholic Church. With the sparkling tropical sea and a Dutch built canal running through the city, it is a delight. Your tour starts at the fish market where amidst the bazaar like atmosphere you’ll see the fresh catch of the day being sold to the public. Continue into the city for a panoramic tour showing you the legacies of Negombo’s Dutch and Portuguese colonial eras. The old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 is now a part of the prison. The one hundred kilometre long Dutch Canal running through the city was at one time a supply route to the administration. Your guide will also point out Negombo’s many Christian churches. Negombo is also blessed with extensive stretches of beautiful beaches. With lush palm groves as a backdrop and the expansive blue ocean in front, Negombo Beach is perfect for relaxing. A stop will be made at the Goldi Sands Hotel where you can take advantage of the beach or simply swim & soak up the sun by the pool. Finally you’ll enjoy a seafood buffet lunch at the hotel.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 1 hour 30 minutes
• Approximately 1 hour panoramic sightseeing tour of Negombo with photo stops
• Walking approximately 1 kilometre
• Sand & gravel paths
• Approximately 5 steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear & light, modest clothing
• Swimwear & beach towel recommended for time at the beach (towels can be collected from the ships gangway)

GALLE | SRI LANKA

Exotic, colourful and with the scent of spice in the air, Galle is a lovely coastal city situated on the south-western tip of Sri Lanka. Galle is a city of trade and, increasingly, art. Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of a promontory that’s surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Today the historic Fort area is crammed full of little boutique shops, cafés and hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers, designers and poets.

GALLE CITY TOUR

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-GLL4
Highlights:

• Photo stop to view the unique stilt fishermen in Koggala
• Visits to the Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture and Poorwavarma Temple
• Short guided walking tour of Galle Fort

After boarding your coach in Galle your first stop will be in Koggala where there will be a short photo-stop to view the stilt fishermen. Stilt fishing is a tradition that only about 500 fishing families in the south-western most Sri Lankan district of Galle practice, especially around the towns of Kathaluwa and Ahangama. Re-board your coach for the short transfer to the ‘Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture’. The museum has a wonderful collection of artefacts and memorabilia which recreate - for those familiar with his works as well as the uninitiated - the world of peace and harmony which forms the key theme of his literature. After visiting the museum you’ll then proceed to the Poorwavarma Temple, which features a Megalith carved with a figure identified as Kusta Raja, the “leper king” and the Purvarama monastery, whose image house is considered one of the jewels of Buddhist painting. Your final visit will be Galle fort, built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, the 36-hectare Fort occupies most of a promontory that’s surrounded on three sides by the ocean. During a short walking tour you’ll visit the Dutch Church and Museum, the fort has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time approximately 30 minutes
• Approximately 1.5 kilometres walking in total
• Approximately 25 steps in total
• Flat paved terrain, gravel paths at the temple
• Recommended comfortable footwear and clothing, conservative dress required for visiting the temple
• This tour is not recommended for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users

MADHUGANGA BOAT SAFARI

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-GLL3
Highlights:

• Boat safari along the Madhu River
• Enjoy a demonstration of Sri Lankan Industries
• Visit to a Sri Lankan temple

Enjoy an exciting safari on the Madhu River. Board your coach and transfer to the village of Balapitiya, here you’ll board a boat and travel up the Madhuganga, an archipelago of fifteen different islands and see more of the inner regions of the Galle district. Pass by the colourful local villages, prawn farms and glimpse some of the wildlife that populate the waterfront. You will disembark on one of the islands where you will be able to witness a display of traditional Sri Lankan cottage industries including cinnamon farming, coir making & coconut leaf weaving. You’ll also visit a Sri Lankan temple. Some refreshments will be served before you sail back to the pier and re-board your coach for the return journey to Galle.

Practical Info:

• Journey time 45 minutes each way
• Approximately 1.5 kilometres walking
• Un-even natural terrain with some slopes and inclines
• Recommended light causal clothing and a good pair of walking shoes
• This tour is not recommended for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users
• Please note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed

HANDUNGODA TEA ESTATE

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-GLL5
Highlights:

• Photo-stop in Koggala to watch the stilt fishermen
• Visit to the Handungoda Tea Estate

Depart Galle port for a brief tour of the surrounding areas of the city. You’ll stop off in Koggala, where they’ll be a short stop enabling you to watch the stilt fishermen. Your journey continues to the award winning and world-renowned Handungoda Tea Estate. This family owned plantation is an eco-friendly estate that considers its impact on the environment, never using pesticides or insecticides. The estate is stretched in 200 acres and comprises of 100 acres of tea. The property also grows cinnamon, rubber, coconut, spices and is rich with diverse fauna and flora. Handunugoda produces the famous ‘Virgin White Tea’, a tea untouched by hand which has attracted attention from tea enthusiasts all over the world. This is said to be more expensive than silver. There is a well-equipped tea Factory on the property. Most machines were made in the United Kingdom and are over 140 years old. The Factory is a living and working Museum! The machinery in the factory bears eloquent and mute testimony to British engineering skills. After your visit to the plantation re-board your coach for the return drive to Galle.

Practical Info:

• Journey time up to 30 minutes between stops
• Approximately 1 kilometre walking during the visit to the plantation
• Approximately 15 steps
• Flat paved terrain and some gravel paths
• Recommended light casual clothing and footwear
• This tour is not recommended for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users

CHENNAI | INDIA

Capital of Tamil Nadu and ‘gateway to the south’, Chennai – formerly known as Madras, is India’s fourth largest city. Established by Francis Day in 1639 the East India Company’s fort and trading port became the political and economic capital of British territory. As it grew it took within its bounds an ancient town and ports of the Coromandel. Today, a curious mix of ancient, imperial and modern, Chennai is India’s ‘City of Tradition and Culture’.

CHENNAI CITY TOUR

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-CHN1
Highlights:

• Visits to Fort Museum, St Mary’s Church, the Bronze Gallery and Kapaleeshwar Temple
• Panoramic tour with drive along Marina Beach

Opened to the public on January 31st, 1948, Fort George Museum started out with a small collection of objects from the British Raj donated by the then Madras Presidency Government, St Mary’s Church authorities, the disbanded army unit and others. Today the best of the 3,661 registered antiquities in the collection are on display in ten galleries. St Mary’s Church – also called the ‘Westminster Abbey of the East’, is one of Chennai’s oldest buildings and the first Anglican Church in Asia. Originally built by William Dixon and designed by Edward Fowle, the bombproofed carved structure has the finishing touch of polished lime. Later additions include the sanctuary, steeple, tower and vestry, and its top added in 1795 by Colonel Gent. An intricate painting of the Last Supper by an unknown artist is a highlight of its interior. Forming the nucleus for the crowded residential area of Mylapore, Kapaleeshwar Temple is a fine example of 8th century Pallavan architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple with its elaborate and intricately carved Gopuram, mandapams and a tank is characteristic of the Dravidian architectural style. Visit the Bronze Gallery where you’ll see many excellent bronzes including the famous Chola period bronze Nataraja, the God. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Voyager as you travel along Marina Beach – an elegant promenade alongside the second longest beach in India, which boasts golden sand, good surf and a shimmering blue sea.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 1 hour 20 minutes (panoramic drive along Marina Beach)
• Walking approximately 1 kilometre in total
• Flat, paved streets
• Total 75 steps approximately
• Conservative dress required (legs and shoulders covered) to visit the church and temple (shoes to be removed – cotton socks recommended)
• Camera/video fees at the Fort Museum, St Mary’s Church, Kapeeleswar Temple & Bronze Museum are levied in local currency. Flash photography is not permitted.
• Recommend comfortable footwear, sunhat & sunscreen

MAHABALIPURAM

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-CHN2
Highlights:

• Mahabalipuram with visits to the Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance and the Five Rathas
• Delicious buffet lunch at a local hotel

For centuries Mahabalipuram has been a centre of pilgrimage. An open-air museum known for its rock carvings and monolithic sculptures, its Shore Temple – the only surviving of the Seven Pagodas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally constructed during the 7th century, it is one of the earliest temples in South India and a magnificent example of the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has shrines to both Shiva and Vishnu. Occupying an extraordinary site at the very margin of the Bay of Bengal, the temple’s sculptures have been eroded by the winds and waves of thirteen centuries. Arjuna’s Penance – the world’s largest bas-relief measuring twentyseven by nine metres is the pride of Mahabalipuram. On the huge whaleback shaped rock figures of gods, demigods, men, beasts, birds, nagas from the underworld all mingle together with nymphs. Panch Rathas is a set of magnificent monolithic rock temples. They are a perfect example of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. After the visit to Mahabilpuram you’ll transfer to a hotel for a buffet lunch before the return drive to Voyager. 

Practical Info:

• Journey time 2 hours (each way)
• Walking approximately 2 kilometres
• Primarily flat terrain – some sand and gravel at Shore Temple and Five Rathas
• Minimal steps
• Video photography fees levied locally
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light modest clothing, sunhat & sunscreen

KANCHIPURAM

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-CHN5
Highlights:

• Guided visit of Kanchipuram City with visits to Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple
• Delicious lunch at a local hotel

Ancient Kanchipuram is known as ‘The City of a Thousand Temples’. This famous temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu was capital of the early Cholas and it was capital of the Pallava Kingdom between the 6th and 8th centuries. According to Hinduism a ksetra is a sacred ground – a field of active power where final release or ‘moksha’ can be obtained. Kanchipuram is one of the seven holiest cities in India and one of the providers of moksha. It is home to Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple and Kumara Kottam, which are amongst the most important temples in India. At fifty-nine metres tall Ekambareswarar Temple – dedicated to Shiva, is the largest temple in the city. The temple is one of five called Pancha Bhoot Stalams, which represent the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature – land, water, air, sky and fire. Of the one hundred and eight temples of the Hindu God Vishnu, fourteen are in Kanchipuram of which Varadharaja Perumal Temple is the largest Vishnu temple. Enjoy a guided visit of this important city and lunch locally

Practical Info:

• Journey time approximately 2 hours (each way)
• Walking approximately 500 metres
• Primarily flat terrain
• Minimal steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear, light, modest clothing & sun protection
• Shoes to be removed to enter the temples – cotton socks recommended

PORT BLAIR | ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of the Indian Union that lies in the Bay of Bengal. The idyllic archipelago comprises approximately 550 islands divided into two groups, which are separated by a ten-degree channel. Only a few of the islands are inhabited and most of these have yet to be touched by the amenities of modern life. Port Blair – the capital, is gateway to islands that harbour a sad history behind the delightful landscapes of a tropical paradise.

ROSS ISLAND TOUR

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-IXZ4
Highlights:

• Visit to the ruins & museum on Ross Island
• Leisurely boat ride to the island

With its thick forests, Ross Island gives the impression that it has no ‘life’ – in the sense that there is no human habitation. It is one of the Andaman Islands where no settlement is allowed by the authorities. Yet, just a few decades ago, Ross Island was the sea of ‘British power’. For nearly eighty years Ross Island was the headquarters of the Indian Penal Settlement. It had everything – bazaar, bakery, stores, water treatment plant, church, tennis court, printing press, secretariat, hospital and cemetery. Today everything has disappeared apart from the timeworn remains of some of the old buildings. The remnants of a swimming pool, tennis court, bakery and cemetery are mute testimony to the lifestyle of the ruling class. In sharp contrast is the jail where independence figures were incarcerated. In December 1993 a museum was established and declared open by Lt Governor Vakkom Purushothaman. Here displays reveal the opulence and decadence of a bygone era with photographs and antiques of the British pertaining to the islands.

Practical Info:

• Boat ride approximately 20 minutes (each way)
• Walking approximately 700 metres
• Longest journey by coach approximately 30 minutes
• Primarily flat but some rough terrain
• Minimal steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear, layered clothing & sun protection
• Video fees payable locally on Ross Island (rates available on board). Camera is currently free of charge.

DISCOVER PORT BLAIR

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-IXZ1
Highlights:

• Visits to Samudrika Museum and the Anthropological Museum
• Panoramic sightseeing drive with photo-stops
• Time at leisure in Aberdeen Bazaar

Discover Port Blair starting with a visit to the Samudrika Museum, which gives a fascinating insight into the island and its marine life. The museum’s five sections introduce the history of the Andaman Islands, the island’s geography, people of Andaman, archaeology and marine life. With various collections of corals, shells and fish fauna, the museum is a treasure trove of the marine world and includes a number of rare fish species. Port Blair’s small Anthropological Museum unlocks the mysteries of local tribal culture. Exhibits include a wide selection of Andamese tribal weapons, tools, clothing and photographs of indigenous islanders. There are authentic reconstructions of tribal dwellings and even an entire canoe from Little Andaman. After your visit enjoy time at leisure at Aberdeen Bazaar. Port Blair’s central open-air market features vendors offering everything from clothing and house wares to woodcarvings and shells. Before returning to Voyager there will be a short panoramic sightseeing drive with a photo stop at the Cellular Jail, completed in 1906 this infamous symbol of colonial oppression was built in such a way that each prisoner was kept in solitary confinement.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 45 minutes (including photo-stop)
• Walking approximately 1 kilometre
• Primarily flat, paved paths
• Approximately 60 steps
• Camera and video fees payable locally inside both museums (rates available on board)

PORT BLAIR BY TUK TUK

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-IXZ5
Highlights:

• Panoramic tour by Tuk Tuk
• Visits to the Samudrika Museum and Cellular Jail
• Shopping opportunity at Aberdeen Bazaar

The motorised rickshaws called ‘Tuk Tuk’, are the most popular mode of transport in Port Blair. Enjoy this local way of life as you discover the city with a tour that includes a visit to the Samudrika Museum – a real treasure trove of marine life including various corals, shells and some rare fish species. You’ll drive past the Anthropological Museum before visiting the Cellular Jail declared a National Memorial on 11 February 1979. The colossal edifice, which had 698 cells, has witness the most inhumane atrocities borne by the convicts, who were mostly Freedom Fighters. Finally enjoy time at Aberdeen Bazaar. Port Blair’s open-air central market has vendors selling everything from clothing and house wares to woodcarvings and shells.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 30 minutes
• Walking approximately 400 metres
• Some rough, uneven terrain
• Approximately 30 steps
• Tuk Tuks seat 2 persons
• Camera and video fees payable locally inside both museums (rates available on board)
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light clothing & sun protection
• This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users

SPICE FARM, RUBBER PLANTATION & LOCAL SCHOOL

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-IXZ2
Highlights:

• Visits to Shippighat Farm, a local school & the Rubber Plantation

Shippighat Farm covers a vast stretch of approximately 80 acres of cultivated land. It is run by the government, who appoint experts to carry out research and development work on the cultivation of spices. Their aim is to make maximum use of the island’s tropical climate and grow spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. The farm grows many other species of plant including tropical cash crops and coconut. After a fascinating visit your tour continues to a village school where you will be able to see the activities of local children. The school, which is run by the local panchayat and local administration, is a multipurpose centre where training is given to local villagers in tailoring and various other schemes initiated by local government. Your final visit is to a well-known fifty-year old Rubber Plantation. Apart from rubber, spices are also grown on the 100-acre plantation. Learn about the various stages of making rubber before browsing the outlets selling fresh spices and curios.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 45 minutes
• Walking approximately 1 ½ kilometres
• Flat terrain
• Minimal steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light, casual clothing & sun protection

PHUKET | THAILAND

Situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. In the past it was on one of the major trading routes between India and China and its wealth was derived from tin and rubber. Today the idyllic island is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations boasting a fascinating heritage and culture.

TRAILS OF PHUKET’S HERITAGE

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-HKT1
Highlights:

• Visit to a local farm with a chance to see the traditional activities
• Visit the Kathu Mining Museum
• Opportunity to purchase island souvenirs (time permitting)

Step back in time and discover Phuket’s disappearing agricultural traits in the north of the island at a local farm hidden in the barren hills left over from tin mining. Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a herbal tea before experiencing local traditions that were once a part of everyday life. Ride a cart pulled by buffalo into the farm where you’ll see how rubber trees are tapped to produce natural rubber latex. Watch how monkeys are trained to pick coconuts and see how, after harvesting, rice is processed from husked rice grain to the finished product sold in shops. Kathu is the old tin mining district of Phuket. Here you visit Kathu Mining Museum for a fascinating insight into the island’s booming tin mining industry during the 18th century when Chinese immigrants sought to make their fortunes from this precious ore. If time permits you’ll visit the Gems Gallery for the chance to browse for traditional souvenirs, handicrafts, pearls and semi-precious stones.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 1 hour
• Walking approximately 500 metres
• Rough, uneven paths and some cobblestone surfaces
• Approximately 10 steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear, casual layered clothing & sun protection
• This tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users

PHANG NGA BAY BY SPEEDBOAT

DURATION: LL DAY
REF: V-HKT9
Highlights:

• Scenic cruise via speed boat through Phang-Nga-Bay
• Photo stops at James Bond Island and Koh Panyi (from the boat)
• Delicious BBQ lunch and free time at the beach on Rang Yai Island

This full-day tour offers the opportunity to discover some of Thailand’s most spectacular scenery. Begin your day with a drive to the local jetty where you will switch to a speedboat for a cruise to Phang-Nga Bay where you can admire the surreal landscape of limestone stacks. Their dramatic colouring of ochre and amber hues contrasts vividly with the startling blue of the water. The awesome scenery of Phang-Nga Bay is well worth the trip. During the tour you’ll cruise past Khao Ping Gun, popularly known as James Bond Island, here there will be a short stop to enable you to take photographs from the boat. Continue to Koh Panyi, an impressive 200 house village built on stilts where another photo stop will be made from the boat. You’ll then cruise back through Phang Nga Bay towards Phuket, a stop will then be made at Rang Yai Island where you will have time to relax on the beach or snorkel off the shore. You can even feed the friendly fish just right off the beach. This lush island will be your lunch venue where a BBQ Seafood lunch awaits you under the coconut palms. After lunch, relax on the beach or enjoy swimming in the clear water before returning to Phuket Marina for the return transfer to Voyager. 

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time approximately 2 hours (by speedboat)
• 45 minutes each way from ship to Phuket Marina
• Approximately 300 metres walking
• 20 steps at the marina to embark/disembark the boat
• The speedboat ride can be very bumpy depending on the sea conditions and it not suitable for passengers suffering from heart, back or neck problems. Passengers wishing to participate must be in good physical health.
• Life jackets must be worn during the speedboat ride
• Toilets on-board the boat are for emergency use only. Toilets are available at Phuket Marina, Panyi Island and on Rang Yai Island.
• The visit to Rang Yai Island involves a wet landing
• The tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users
• Bathing costumes and towels required (towels can be collected from the gangway)
• Recommended light casual clothing over beachwear, sun protection and beach footwear
• Passengers wishing to participate in this excursion will be required to sign a waiver
• This tour will op

HIGHLIGHTS OF PHUKET & CULTURAL SHOW

DURATION: XTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-HKT2
Highlights:

• Visit Wat Chalong
• Thai cultural performance at Phuket Thai Village
• Visit Phuket Botanical Garden

This exciting glimpse into the rich culture of the Thai people starts with beautiful panoramic views of Promthep Cape and a visit to Wat Chalong. Wat Chalong is home to bronze statues of three monks – Luang Pho Chaem, Luang Pho Giuma and Luang Pho Chuang. Luang Pho Cham is much revered having put down the Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. Baan. Set in a peaceful lakeside location Phuket Thai Village showcases the best of ‘Thai’. In a traditional thatched bamboo-style house, sit back and enjoy a spellbinding performance expressing Thai culture. Graceful Thai dancers dressed in elaborate costumes with head pieces made of sparkling gold embellished with coloured stones perform classical Thai dances from all regions of Thailand. See a demonstration of cultural rites including long pole and club fighting, sword fighting and powerful Thai boxing. Continue on to visit Phuket Botanical Garden to enjoy the small orchid farm as well as other tropical flowers before your return to ship.

Practical Info:

• Walking approximately 750 metres
• Longest journey time 45 minutes
• Primarily flat, paved paths. Some cobblestones.
• Approximately 15 steps (high threshold at the temple)
• Conservative dress required to enter Wat Chalong
• Recommend comfortable footwear, sunhat & sunscreen

PHUKET HIGHLIGHTS & SIAM SAFARI

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-HKT3
Highlights:

• Enjoy a visit to Siam Safari Camp with the opportunity to ride an elephant ride in the Chalong Hills
• Visit Wat Chalong

There is a strong bond between Thai people and the elephant, which is highly respected and revered in society because of their symbolic importance to monarchs, religion and the nation as a whole. Siam Safari promises the ultimate Siam experience with the Thai national animal. Upon arrival you’ll meet the elephants and the mahouts who take care of them. Then take to the king of the jungle and enjoy a unique trek in the Chalong Hills with superb views over the island. Wat Chalong is the largest and most sacred of all the temples on Phuket Island. Of particular interest are the gold leaf encrusted statues of three former abbots. One of them, Luang Por Cham, was well known for his magical powers, which he successfully used when the Chinese attacked Phuket at the turn of the 20th century. 

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 50 minutes
• Walking approximately 800 metres
• Uneven, unmade paths and some cobblestone surfaces
• Approximately 15 steps (high threshold at the temple)
• Recommend comfortable footwear & casual clothing
• Passengers may choose to omit the elephant ride should they wish
• Conservative dress required to enter Wat Chalong
• Passengers wishing to participate in this excursion will be required to sign a waiver
• This tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users

LANGKAWI | MALAYSIA

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. The interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. Swaying coconut trees and powder-fine sands fringe the island’s shoreline, which is lapped by stunning turquoise waters. There is an outstanding natural beauty to all the islands in this idyllic archipelago.

BEACH BREAK AT WET RICE ISLAND

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-LGK6
Highlights:

• Time at leisure on Wet Rice Island

Pulau Beras Basah – or Wet Rice Island, is blessed with crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is the ideal place to get away and simply indulge in doing little or nothing. Relax and top up your tan on a beach that looks out over a calm, clear blue sea that gradually gets deeper and is perfect for swimming or simply cooling off in the heat of the day

Practical Info:

• Boat ride approximately 30 minutes (each way)
• Walking approximately 350 metres (each way) between Voyager and Awana Jetty for the boat
• 300 metres walking at Wet Rice Island
• Steps to embark/disembark the small (12- 15 seats) open boats
• There are no changing facilities or toilets available at Wet Rice Island
• Casual clothing, reef shoes, swimwear, good sun protection & towel required
• Please note that there are wild monkeys on the island, please keep personal belongings safe and do not bring food onto the island
• Regrettably this tour is not suitable for passengers using wheelchairs

LANGKAWI HIGHLIGHTS

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-LGK1
Highlights:

• Visit to the Rice Garden
• Exhilarating cable car ride with breath-taking views
• Opportunity to shop for souvenirs at Oriental Village

Comprising 99 islands, Langkawi has long harboured some of the world’s best-kept secrets – secluded coves, long stretches of white sandy beaches, age-old forests, geological marvels and wonderful nature. Discover them for yourself on this tour that shows you Langkawi’s highlights. Rice is the ‘bread’ of Asians and a necessary ingredient of every meal. Laman Padi, or the ‘Rice Garden’ is dedicated to this humble grain showcasing the history, heritage and development of the nation’s rice growing industry. The museum displays old rice-planting tools, charts, photographs and other fascinating artefacts, whilst its roof top garden has many different sorts of rice growing in mini paddy fields. Enjoy the aroma of cultivated fragrant rice as you take in a bird’s eye of view of the surrounding paddy fields. Take an exhilarating ride on the Langkawi cable car, which has the longest free span for a single rope cable car at 950 metres and at 42 degrees is one of the world’s steepest incline rides. Spectacular scenery unfolds on the unique L-shaped route. As you soar over ancient rainforests enjoy breath-taking vistas of the many islands scattered around Langkawi and the islands of Thailand. The top station sits on majestic Mount Machincang believed formed some 500 million years ago. Browse for local souvenirs in the quaint Oriental Village before returning to Voyager. 

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 45 minutes
• Cable car ride 10 minutes (each way)
• Walking totals approximately 1 kilometre
• Rough, uneven terrain
• Approximately 30 steps
• Photography is not permitted in the Rice Museum
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light, layered clothing & sun protection
• Should the cable car be closed for routine maintenance or inclement weather a visit will be made to Underwater World – a marine showcase featuring both fresh and salt water fishes and other forms of marine life in more than 100 tanks. The tour will also visit the Duty Free Zone next to Underwater World instead of the Oriental Village.
• There may be long queues in order to board the cable car
• The running order of visits may vary

MANGROVE SAFARI & BAT CAVE

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-LGK3
Highlights:

• Cruise on the Mangrove swamps
• Visit to a fish farm and the Bat Cave
• Opportunity to spot wildlife including wild eagle viewing

Get up-close with nature on this tour cruising the mangrove swamps that are Langkawi’s natural defence system acting as natural shields against strong waves. Here you’ll discover a magical ecosystem full of unexpected surprises. As you pass through thick mangrove forest fringed by limestone caves and hidden canyons look out for the wildlife that gathers along the coastal waters including kingfishers, monitor lizards, monkeys and mud crabs. You visit a fish farm where as you walk on the platforms you see a variety of fish separated by nets in the sea. Enjoy the exceptional sight of wild eagles as they zoom down with incredible accuracy to feed. Finally enjoy a visit to a bat cave. Hundreds of bats cling upside down from the ceiling of the cave where stalagmites and stalactites are part of the remarkable rock formations formed 400 million years ago. At the end of the tour re-board your coach and travel to a nearby cultural craft complex, this complex is dedicated solely to Malaysian handicrafts. Here, one can find an exclusive assortment of craftwork items. Also housed inside this complex, are two galleries. A heritage museum that showcases a number of handicrafts and musical instruments representing the various Malaysian ethnic groups and a wedding Gallery showcasing the colourful traditional wedding costumes worn by the various communities of multi ethnic Malaysia.

Practical Info:

• Coach journey time 45 minutes (each way)
• 2-hour cruise (8 - 10-seater open boats) with visit to a fish farm and the Bat Cave
• Walking approximately 500 metres
• Rough, uneven paths / wooden platforms (slippery when wet) and approximately 20 steps
• Recommend walking/sports shoes, light clothing, sun protection & a towel
• A flashlight & binoculars are also recommended
• Regrettably this tour is not suitable for people using wheelchairs, walking aids or needing special assistance
• Please note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed

LANGKAWI OVERVIEW

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-LGK5
Highlights:

• Visits to Galeria Perdana & a working rubber estate
• Panoramic tour with photo stop at Eagle Square
• Visit to the Craft Cultural Complex for traditional souvenirs

A beautiful tropical island paradise, Langkawi is renowned as the ‘Isle of Legends’. Though the island saw change when it became a duty free port on January 1st, 1987, it is still very much a land of beaches, rice fields, villages and friendly people with intriguing lifestyles. The Craft Cultural Complex is dedicated solely to Malaysian handicrafts. Here you can find an exclusive assortment of craft items ranging from forest-based products, batik fabrics, ceramics and metal artefacts to beautiful art, carved wood, baskets, rattan products and costume jewellery. Within the complex are two galleries. The Heritage Museum showcases a number of handicrafts and musical instruments representing the various Malaysian ethnic groups and the Wedding Gallery exhibits wedding costumes worn by the various communities of multi ethnic Malaysia. Galeria Perdana was a concept of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahatir Mohamed and his wife. His idea was to have a gallery to house, display and share with the people various awards, souvenirs and gifts he received from world leaders, statesmen and prominent Malaysians during his tenure as Prime Minister. Fine gifts made of wood, leather, crystal, textiles, ceramics, lacquer, silver, pewter, copper and brass are on display along with musical instruments, Islamic art and even a Formula 1 racing car. This museum, housed in an oriental-style building where the ceiling is hand-painted with beautiful intricate designs, is fascinating and unique. Your island overview continues into the countryside where you visit a functioning rubber estate. Watch as a rubber tapper shows you how his skilful cut makes the rubber tree bleed latex. On the attractive seafront at Kuah see the monumental 12-metre high giant eagle signifying the Lang, or brown eagle, from which Langkawi got its name.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 45 minutes
• Walking approximately 600 metres
• Rough, uneven terrain
• Approximately 20 steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light, layered clothing & sun protection
• The running order of visits may vary to the description above

PENANG | MALAYSIA

Lying in the Strait of Malacca and separated from the mainland by a narrow channel, Penang Island is known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’. Englishman Sir Francis Light took possession of the island in 1786 naming it Prince of Wales Island in honour of the heir to the British throne. Trade played an important role on the island, which in 1867 came under British colonial rule. Also known as Tanjung, meaning ‘The Cape’ in Malay, Georgetown is the capital and second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PENANG HILL & KEK LOK SI TEMPLE

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-PEN5
Highlights:

• Funicular ride and views from Penang Hill
• Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple

High on a hill with a commanding view of Georgetown, Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as the ‘Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas’, is the largest Chinese Temple in South East Asia. Amongst its features are the Tortoises’ Pond of Longevity where devotees release the creature to earn blessings in life and the Seven Tier Pagoda that incorporates Chinese, Thai & Burmese architecture. This two-part tour continues with a funicular tram ride to the top of Penang Hill. The 823-metre summit is an escape from the tropical heat of Georgetown. It offers a refreshing garden quality, with old colonial mansions that are reminiscent of an old English Village

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 30 minutes
• Funicular ride 10 minutes (each way)
• Walking approximately 1 kilometre
• Some uneven paths
• Over 200 steps at Kek Lok Si Temple
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear, light clothing & sun protection
• Conservative dress required (shoes to be removed at the temple)
• The tour may operate in reverse order

HIGHLIGHTS OF PENANG

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-PEN6
Highlights:

• Visits to the Craft Batik Workshop and Butterfly Farm
• Visit to the Thai Buddhist Temple
• Scenic drive across the island with a stop at a local fruit and spice stall

From the bustle of Georgetown’s waterfront to the countryside of Penang, this tour shows you the island’s highlights. Visit the colourful Thai Buddhist Temple, which is home to the 4th largest reclining Buddha in the World. On the other side of the road is a Burmese Buddhist Temple, which spices-up the already rich cultural diversity of Penang. A leisurely drive to the northern tip of the island passes beautiful coves and bays of Batu Ferringhi. Stop at the Craft Batik workshop and enjoy a demonstration of the intricate and timeless art of printing cloth with wax and dyes. Visit the Butterfly Farm where you feel the fluttering of tiny wings as you walk inside the 41 by 43-metre aviary. More than thirty species of butterfly share their home with other interesting creatures like water dragon and giant scorpions hidden amongst the foliage of the farm’s landscaped gardens featuring waterfalls, ponds and wooden bridges. Scents of clove and nutmeg follow as you drive through the hills. Stop at a local fruit & spice stall for a first-hand look at the fresh species and local fruits.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 40 minutes
• Walking totals approximately 1 kilometre
• Some uneven paths
• 10 narrow steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear, light clothing & sun protection
• Conservative dress required (shoes to be removed at the Reclining Buddha)

GEORGETOWN TOUR

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-PEN7
Highlights:

• Visits to Chew Jetty, Khoo Kongsi and the Thai Buddist Temple
• Photo stops at The Mahamariamman Temple and Fort Cornwallis
• Walk through Little India

Enjoy a visit to Chew Jetty which is the biggest waterfront settlement in Georgetown. Built in the middle of the 19th Century, in a very different Penang from what it is today. Walk over the narrow wooden platform to appreciate the humble beginnings of the immigrant Chinese who braved the seas in small boats to seek better fortunes in then Malaya. Take a casual stroll in Little India to feel the vibrancy and colours of Penang’s living heritage. As you walk through the village see the Indian traders going about their daily chores with the smell of spices which fills the air. At the end of this walk an exterior photo opportunity awaits you at The Mahamariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in Penang. It is dedicated to the Hindu Deity Mariamman, who has a following among the Indians of South India. Stop to see the Majestic Khoo Kongsi, a beautiful Chinese Clan House with intricate wood and granite carvings. Next the colourful Thai Buddhist Temple awaits you. It houses the 4th largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 108 feet long. The Burmese Buddhist Temple sitting across the road adds colour to the already rich cultural diversity of Penang. On your return journey stop by Fort Cornwallis, the famous site where Captain Francis Light and his crew first landed 1786. Originally a wooden stockade, it was replaced with a stone and brick structure built by convict labour in 1804.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 20 minutes
• Approximately 500 metres walking
• Wooden platforms at Chew Jetty
• Some un-even paths
• Approximately 25 steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear, light clothing & sun protection
• Conservative dress required (shoes to be removed at the Reclining Buddha)

FLORA, FAUNA & SPICES

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-PEN2
Highlights:

• Visits to the Botanical Garden, Butterfly Farm and Tropical Spice Garden
• Leisurely drive through coastal and interior landscapes

Showcasing the flora and fauna for which the island is renowned, this tour leaves Georgetown passing the Governor of Penang’s official residence. Huge rain trees stand alongside suburban houses and some of the beautiful colonial homes that are reminders of the British occupation. In 1884 the British set up Penang’s Botanical Garden. Also known as the Waterfall Gardens, it is home to myriad native and hybrid orchids, a vast cactus plant collection, and varied ferns, bamboo plants, flowering trees and shrubs. Look out for the long tail macaque during your visit. A leisurely drive to the northern tip of the island past the beautiful coves and bays of Batu Ferringhi takes you to the Butterfly Farm. More than thirty species of butterfly and some rare insects live in the landscaped gardens that feature waterfalls, ponds, wooden bridges, a bubbling mud spring and a rock tunnel. On the shores of Teluk Bahang, hidden in an eightacre valley is a little pocket of paradise. Nature’s sights, sounds and smells abound in the Tropical Spice Garden. This tranquil retreat boasts a collection of over 500 species of flora from the island, Malaysia and all over the world. The lush nature conservation is also home to wild animals, birds and insects. Different aspects of the garden can be explored by following any of the undulating garden trails throughout the enchanting grounds eleven garden ‘rooms’ that feature herbs, spices, bamboos, ferns, gingers, orchids and rare palms. 

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 30 minutes
• Walking approximately 3 kilometres
• Uneven paths and hilly terrain
• Approximately 60 steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear & casual, layered clothing
• This tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility or wheelchair users

PORT KELANG | MALAYSIA

The main gateway by sea into Malaysia, Port Kelang is also the gateway to the capital Kuala Lumpur. In Malay the name Kuala Lumpur literally means ‘muddy confluence’ and the city founded in 1857 lies where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet. When British colonial rule ended in 1957, Kuala Lumpur became the capital of the Federation of Malaya and in 1963 capital of the Greater Federation of Malaya. Today the city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis.

INDEPENDENT KUALA LUMPUR

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-PKG3
Highlights:

• Escorted transfer to/from Kuala Lumpur
• Approximately 5 hours in the city

This excursion is designed for those who may have visited and are already familiar with this fascinating city and therefore do not require the assistance, expertise and local knowledge of an official guide. Coaches and English speaking guides will take you to Kuala Lumpur where you have approximately five hours to explore the city at leisure. During the drive the guide will give you useful information such as opening hours for shopping malls, museums, banks, moneychangers, local cafés and restaurants. At the end of the day the coaches return to Port Kelang. 

Practical Info:

• Journey time approximately 90 minutes (each way)
• Drop off and pick up point will be in the Bukit Bintang Area of the city (exact location will be confirmed on the day)
• Taxis readily available
• Walking primarily at passengers discretion
• Local currency (Malaysian Ringgits) required for entrance fees and most shops
• Credit cards accepted in most department stores
• Conservative dress required to enter religious sites
• Recommend comfortable footwear & light, layered clothing
• Lunch not included

CLASSIC KUALA LUMPUR

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-PKG1
Highlights:

• Visits to the National Museum & Royal Selangor Pewter Complex
• Panoramic sightseeing with photo stops at the National Mosque, Old Railway Station & Independence Square
• Photo stop for view of the Petronas Twin Towers
• Shopping at Central Market
• Delicious buffet lunch

Introducing the highlights of Asia’s most happening city your visit to Kuala Lumpur starts at the National Museum. The museum is custodian to the historical heritage and culture of the country, which was unveiled on August 31st, 1963. Its galleries focus on early history of Malaysia, Malacca Sultanate, the Colonial era and Malaysia today after fifty years of independence. Stop for photos of the National Mosque and the impressive grand Old Railway Station. In Independence Square you’ll see the mock Tudor Royal Selangor Club, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Anglican Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin. Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market was formerly a ‘wet market’. Saved from being turned into another mega mall, it is today a fascinating place to browse for traditional art and crafts. The world’s tallest twin buildings tower 452 metres above the city. Stop for photos of Petronas Towers and visit the Royal Selangor Pewter Complex established in 1885. In the largest pewter factory in the world, which is almost like a working museum, you can admire the skill of its artisans. Your day also includes a delicious buffet lunch of typical Malaysian dishes. 

Practical Info:

• Journey time to the city 90 minutes (each way)
• Walking totals approximately 2 kilometres
• Paved surfaces
• Approximately 100 steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear & layered clothing
• Conservative dress required
• Photography not permitted inside the national museum

GLORIOUS KUALA LUMPUR

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-PKG2
Highlights:

• Visits to the National Monument, Bird Park & Observation Deck of KL Tower
• Panoramic sightseeing with photo stops at the, National Mosque, Old Railway Station, & Independence Square
• Photo stop for view of the Petronas Twin Towers
• Delicious buffet lunch

With its marvellous architecture, beautifully landscaped parks and colourful history, Kuala Lumpur is undoubtedly a glorious city. Your tour starts with the National Monument. Felix de Weldon, the architect responsible for the famous Iwo Jiwa Memorial, designed the National Monument built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the insurgency. You’ll then visit the Bird Park, which recreates the natural habitat of the delicate butterfly. More than 6,000 butterflies from over 120 species live amidst multi-hued blooms and exotic plants. The National Mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. A 73-metre high minaret towers above its multifold umbrella-like roof. Alongside the mosque the impressive Old Railway Station is inspired by Mughal architecture and features seven stately minarets. Stop for photos of this famous city landmark and then in Independence Square – the former playing field of the Royal Selangor Club and site of National Day celebrations and street parades. Within the square see the charming mock Tudor Royal Selangor Club and Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which served as the government administration during the British era. Admire the Anglican Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin before a delicious buffet lunch. The world’s 5th tallest communication tower, KL Tower is one of the most prominent and distinctive landmarks of Malaysia. Enjoy a magnificent view of KL from the observation deck at a dizzying height of 421 metres. Finally stop for photos of the Petronas Twin Towers. Soaring majestically to a height of 452 metres, they are the architectural pride of the nation.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
• Walking totals approximately 2 kilometres
• Paved surfaces
• Approximately 80 steps
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear & layered clothing
• Conservative dress required

KUALA LUMPUR LIGHT & EASY

DURATION: FULL DAY
REF: V-PKG4
Highlights:

• Panoramic sightseeing with photo stops at the National Mosque, Old Railway Station & Independence Square
• Photo stop for view of the Petronas Twin Towers
• Delicious buffet lunch

Kuala Lumpur is a city of delightful contrasts and one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. With its colourful potpourri of races and cultures, KL – as the city is popularly known, is a kaleidoscope of fascinating sights and sounds. This primarily panoramic tour includes photo stops at the National Mosque, which embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation, and the Old Railway Station inspired by Mughal architecture. The former playing field of the Royal Selangor Club is today Kuala Lumpur’s Independence Square and site of the country’s most important events. Admire the Royal Selangor Club, Sultan Abdul Samad Building that served as the government administration during the British era and Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin. Enjoy a visit to Central Market, which was formerly a ‘wet market’. Saved from being turned into another mega mall, it is today a fascinating place to browse for traditional art and crafts. The opportunity to capture on film the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers concludes your sightseeing. Relax and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before returning to Port Kelang. 

Practical Info:

• Journey time to the city 90 minutes (each way)
• Walking approximately 500 metres
• Relatively flat, paved paths
• Approximately 15 steps at the restaurant, 20 at Independence Square
• Recommend comfortable footwear & casual, layered clothing
• The running order of visits may vary

SINGAPORE

An island city-state at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a microstate and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. Before European settlement it was the site of a Malay fishing village. In 1819 the British East India Company led by Sir Stamford Raffles established a trading port on the island, which went on to become one of the most important commercial and military centres of the British Empire. Today this highly cosmopolitan city boasts a diverse wealth of cultures.

A TIME GONE BY – RAFFLES DELIGHT

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-SIN4
Highlights:

• Cruise on a bumboat on Singapore River
• Short trishaw ride to Raffles Hotel
• Singapore Sling in the hotel’s famous Long Bar

Despite Singapore’s continuing development there are many marvellous reminders of a bygone era. At Clarke Quay on the Singapore River former warehouses have been restored and converted into shops and restaurants. Here you’ll embark a ‘bumboat’ – the unique vessels that used to carry cargo between ships and the riverside quays. Cruise Singapore’s historic waterfront past the site where Stamford Raffles first landed in 1819 and founded this prosperous city. Back at Clarke Quay your nostalgic adventure continues with an exhilarating trishaw ride to the ‘Grand Lady of Singapore’ – Raffles Hotel. Adjourn to the Long Bar for a taste of the famous ‘Singapore Sling’ invented in 1903 by Ngiam Tong Boon – a Hainanese bartender working in the legendary bar. There is time to browse the gift shop before returning to the ship

Practical Info:

• Longest coach journey approximately 30 minutes
• Approximately 25-minute boat ride & 25-minute trishaw ride
• Walking approximately 600 metres
• Flat surfaces
• 20 steps at the jetty, minimal steps at the hotel
• This tour is not suitable for passengers using wheelchairs
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light clothing & a sunhat
• Recommended comfortable footwear, light casual clothing and a sun hat.
• Conservative dress required for the visit to Raffles hotel Gentlemen must wear trousers and ladies are not permitted to wear short skirts or tops with a low neckline

AN ORIENTATION OF SINGAPORE

DURATION: HALF DAY
REF: V-SIN1
Highlights:

• Panoramic sightseeing with photo stops
• Walks around the Colonial area and Chinatown
• Visit the Orchid collection at Singapore Botanical Garden

Experience the contrasting sights, scents and sounds that make up the vibrant metropolis of Singapore. Your introduction to the city starts with a drive through exotic ‘Little India’, where stalls and restored shops are perfumed with fragrant jasmine garlands. Merchants offer everything from saris and aromatic spices to intricate ornaments. From Raffles’ landing site beside the Singapore River your exploration continues on foot through the civic district. See Parliament House, Victoria Theatre, the Empress Place Building and other colonial structures restored to their original splendour. Re-join your coach and drive past City Hall, the Supreme Court and legendary Raffles Hotel – all famous landmarks from the colonial-era. Admire Singapore’s enduring symbol the statue of the Merlion and cross the Singapore River to historic Chinatown. Step back in time to where the age-old customs and architecture are from a bygone era. Look out for Chinese medicine shops, teahouses, acupuncturists and calligraphers as you wander along the atmospheric narrow streets. Singapore’s famous Botanical Garden has the world’s largest orchid collection with some 60,000 plants displayed in a natural setting. Stroll through this lush tropical park before driving along Orchard Road – Singapore’s fashionable shopping district.

Practical Info:

• Longest journey time 30 minutes
• Walking approximately 1.8 kilometres
• Some uneven paths and gentle inclines (or optional steps)
• Minimal steps
• Recommend comfortable footwear, light clothing & a sunhat
• The running order of visits may vary

BOTANICAL GARDENS & GARDENS BY THE BAY

DURATION: EXTENDED HALF DAY
REF: V-SIN6
Highlights:

• Visit to the National Orchid Garden & Gardens by the Bay

This specialist garden tour starts with Singapore’s Botanical Garden. The 129-acre garden comprises both primary jungle and manicured gardens. Discover where the first rubber trees were planted in Southeast Asia, which later became a major generator of income for these countries. You’ll learn about the history of raising orchids in Asia. The National Orchid Garden houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrid species of orchids. See the ‘dignitaries’ such as Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, Laura Bush and Princess Diana in the VIP – Very Important Plants, Garden. ‘Gardens by the Bay’ is one of the newest attractions on Singapore’s shores. The Garden was opened in 2012 also named building of the year in 2012. You’ll visit two cooled conservatories, each showcasing a specific environment. Spectacular and innovative in design, these are icons of Bay South Garden. Known as the ‘Flower Dome’ the Cool-Dry Conservatory is a world of perpetual spring, where unique plants bloom in an ever-changing display of flowers. It replicates the cool, dry climate of the Mediterranean and regions like South Africa and California. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. A cooling and leisurely stroll through the Flower Dome reveals amazing plants and flowers from different corners of the globe and offers a spectacular view of the Marina reservoir skyline. The Cool-Moist Conservatory is the ‘Cloud Forest’ – a mysterious world veiled in mist. A 35-metre tall mountain, covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000 metres above sea level. Ascend to the mountaintop in comfort by lift before descending via two walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below and learn about the unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environment threats that they face.

Practical Info:

• Journey time 30 minutes (between stops)
• Walking totals approximately 2 kilometres
• Paved, grass & natural paths
• Some steps and inclines (optional)
• Recommend flat, comfortable footwear & light, layered clothing
• Some photography restrictions apply & will be advised locally
• Jumper/sweater recommended for the Flower Dome (temperature inside is 18 degrees Celsius)
• Due to the amount of walking this tour is not suitable for passengers with limited mobility

SINGAPORE BY NIGHT

DURATION: EVENING
REF: V-SIN10
Highlights:

• Cruise on a bumboat on Singapore River
• Short trishaw ride to Raffles Hotel
• Singapore Sling in the hotel’s famous Long Bar

Absorb the sights of Singapore at night in this exciting tour that shows you the best of what the country has to offer. Begin your tour with a river cruise on a traditional riverboat for a picturesque ride up the Singapore River. These boats were used in the pre-container days to ferry light cargo from ships anchored off-shore to the warehouses that line both sides of the river. After your boat ride, hop on a trishaw and ride along the streets of the Colonial District, passing by St Andrew’s Cathedral, before ending up at Little India where you will have time for a stroll and browse in the many shops, selling spices, colourful saris, glittering jewellery, fresh flowers and other exotic items. Your final stop is the iconic Raffles Hotel, which was opened in 1886 and it is here that the original Singapore Sling was invented in 1920s. What a better way to end the night with a refreshing Singapore Sling at the Long Bar. You may stroll around the grounds of the Raffles Hotel before returning to the ship. En-route you can view the World’s largest fountain, The Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City.

Practical Info:

• Longest coach journey approximately 30 minutes
• Approximately 25-minute boat ride & 25-minute trishaw ride
• Walking approximately 700 metres
• Flat surfaces
• 20 steps at the jetty, minimal steps at the hotel
• This tour is not suitable for passengers using wheelchairs
• Recommended comfortable footwear and light casual clothing
• Conservative dress required for the visit to Raffles hotel Gentlemen must wear trousers and ladies are not permitted to wear short skirts or tops with a low neckline
• This tour includes the same content as the ‘A Time Gone By – Raffles Delight’, however an evening tour will offer a different experience compared to a daytime tour

SINGAPORE - 2-NIGHT CITY STAY

Why not choose to extend your holiday with a 2-night stay in Singapore at the end of your cruise. You’ll stay in the 5-star Pan Pacific Singapore, in the heart of the city and overlooking the iconic Marina Bay harbour. Full-length windows mean you’ll enjoy excellent views of the harbour or Singapore’s dazzling skyline from your contemporary guest room. Your hotel also affords easy access to a range of attractions and boasts fantastic facilities such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, a bar and a choice of six award-winning restaurants. An included tour of the city, founded by Stamford Raffles in 1819 as a British trading post, will introduce you to highlights including its colonial heart, the vibrant streets of Little India and Chinatown and the famous Botanical Gardens. During your stay perhaps head to the iconic Raffles Hotel, where you can enjoy a Singapore Sling, its famous signature cocktail.

PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN: £359 SINGLE: £599

Price includes:
• 2 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Pan Pacific Singapore, with breakfast
• All coach transportation between the airport/hotel/ship*
•Guided City Tour

*Applicable only for those passengers on package bookings. Please see general information for further details.
Prices subject to change.

SRI LANKA’S WORLD HERITAGE - 4-NIGHT EXTENSION

Extend your holiday at the start of your cruise with this 4-night tour which introduces a host of Sri Lanka’s ancient treasures. Discover the extraordinary site of Sigiriya, a complex including moats, a gallery of frescoes painted on the rock face, water gardens that extend hundreds of metres out from the base of the rock and the impressive Lion Gate. At one time this stairway led through the jaws of a stone lion but all that remains now are two huge paws. Sri Lanka’s first capital Anuradhapura is another highlight. At its peak it was home to dozens of monasteries housing thousands of monks and was considered the greatest monastic city of the ancient world. Admire archaeological gems in the country’s second capital, Polonnaruwa, and visit the Dambulla Rock Temple and the famous Dambulla Caves. Here you will see many paintings and impressive statues of Buddha carved into the rock. .

PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN: £799 SINGLE: £999

Price includes:
• 1 night’s accommodation at the HotelCinnamon Lakeside, Colombo and 3 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Sigiriya, on a half-board basis
• Lunch on days 1-4 post-cruise
•All coach transportation between the airport/ hotel/ship
• Visits to the frescoes and ruins at Sigiriya, the archaeological ruins and Aukana Buddha Statue at Anuradhapura, the archaeological ruins at Polonnaruwa and Dambulla Rock Temple and Caves
• Panoramic city tour of Colombo
•Services of a local English-speaking guide

*Applicable only for those passengers on package bookings. Please see general information for further details.
Prices subject to change.

INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE 4-NIGHT EXTENSION

This 4-night excursion is a wonderful way to extend your holiday at the start of your cruise as you discover the treasures of India’s Golden Triangle. New Delhi’s highlights include the iconic India Gate, imposing Parliament House, the ancient Qutub Minar – a soaring tower of sandstone – and Humayun’s Tomb, thought to be a prototype of the Taj Mahal. In Old Delhi admire the spectacular Red Fort and the impressive marble domes of Jama Masjid Mosque, and see Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. En route to Jaipur, the city painted pink by Maharaja’s decree, a stop will be made at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikiri, built to celebrate the birth of Emperor Akbar’s son but destined to become a ghost town overnight. In Agra, stroll through the chambers of the red sandstone Agra Fort and catch a glimpse of the incredible Taj Mahal. Your visit to this shimmering white-marble architectural wonder set in classical gardens is an undoubted highlight of this cruise extension. Built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz, it took 20,000 men 20 years to complete and is sure to take your breath away.

PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN: £1,199 SINGLE: £1,599

Price includes:
• Flight Colombo / Delhi
• 2 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Shangri-La, Delhi, 1 night’s accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Agra and 1 night’s accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel, Jaipur
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the tour
• Visits to Amber Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikiri and Taj Mahals
• City sightseeing tours of Old and New Delhi
• All coach transportation between the airport/hotel/ship
• Porterage at airport/hotels
• Services of a local English-speaking guide

*Applicable only for those passengers on package bookings. Please see general information for further details.
Prices subject to change.

THE MAGNIFICENT ANGKOR WAT - 3-NIGHT EXTENSION

Nestled between rice paddies and sat on the edge of Tonle Sap lake, Siem Reap is your gateway to the remarkable UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat site. This vast and legendary complex of temple ruins was built by the Khmer civilisation between 802 and 1220 AD and represents one of mankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. During your stay in Siem Reap you’ll also enjoy a performance of traditional Apsara dance and visit the Angkor Thom Complex, a fortified city constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII, Angkor’s greatest King. Other highlights include Ta Prohm, a temple long buried amid wild banyan trees whose roots wrap around the stones like massive tentacles. You’ll also visit Banteay Srei, where exquisite ornamental carvings of gods, demons, coiling serpents and floral gardens adorn the pink sandstone, and Artisan d’Angkor whose craftsmen are devoted to reviving ancient traditions, creating ornamental sculpture, lacquerware and silk paintings. Also included is a 1-night stay in Singapore, enabling you to relax and explore the city at leisure.

PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN: £1,199 SINGLE: £1,459

Price includes:
• 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, with 2 lunchesand 1 dinner, and 1 night’s accommodation at the 4-star Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, with breakfast
• All coach transportation between the airport/ hotel/ship
• Return economy air travel from Singapore to Siem Reap
• Visits to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom Complex, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Srei
• Dinner and show at Apasara Theatre in Siem Reap
• Short time at Pub Street and night market (Siem Reap)

*Applicable only for those passengers on package bookings. Please see general information for further details.
Prices subject to change.

THE MAGNIFICENT ANGKOR WAT - 3-NIGHT EXTENSION

Nestled between rice paddies and sat on the edge of Tonle Sap lake, Siem Reap is your gateway to the remarkable UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat site. This vast and legendary complex of temple ruins was built by the Khmer civilisation between 802 and 1220 AD and represents one of mankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. During your stay in Siem Reap you’ll also enjoy a performance of traditional Apsara dance and visit the Angkor Thom Complex, a fortified city constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII, Angkor’s greatest King. Other highlights include Ta Prohm, a temple long buried amid wild banyan trees whose roots wrap around the stones like massive tentacles. You’ll also visit Banteay Srei, where exquisite ornamental carvings of gods, demons, coiling serpents and floral gardens adorn the pink sandstone, and Artisan d’Angkor whose craftsmen are devoted to reviving ancient traditions, creating ornamental sculpture, lacquerware and silk paintings. Also included is a 1-night stay in Singapore, enabling you to relax and explore the city at leisure.

PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN: £1,199 SINGLE: £1,459

Price includes:
• 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, with 2 lunches and 1 dinner, and 1 night’s accommodation at the 4-star Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, with breakfast
• All coach transportation between the airport/ hotel/ship
• Return economy air travel from Singapore to Siem Reap
• Visits to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom Complex, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Srei
• Dinner and show at Apasara Theatre in Siem Reap
• Short time at Pub Street and night market (Siem Reap)

*Applicable only for those passengers on package bookings. Please see general information for further details.
Prices subject to change.

ROBIN PETCH

A whale and dolphin expert, Chairman of the Sea Watch Foundation and skipper and naturalist with Whitby Whale Watching. Robin’s extensive knowledge of these wonderful creatures, and other marine life, will be shared in lavishly illustrated lectures and on deck, helping you identify and learn more about what we might see.

AIR COMMODORE PHIL WILKINSON
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Phil Wilkinson’s time in the Royal Air Force started with National Service, continued with the University Air Squadron at Oxford (where he was reading Modern Languages – when time in the air allowed) and then went on to total 40 years in light blue uniform. This called for thousands of hours in the air – an activity he still tries to engage in as often as possible. His time on the ground was equally challenging, including exchange appointments with both the French and United States Air Forces, and assignment as commander of the RAF station in Berlin at the time of the Fall of the Wall. His final period of duty was based in Moscow, as Defence and Air Attaché, during the turbulence of Russia’s emergence from the Soviet era. He spent a lot of time travelling across the former Soviet Union, including journeys to Murmansk and Archangel, where he accompanied RAF and other British veterans as they re-visited the scenes of their operations in World War 2. He talks and writes regularly on these topics, reflecting on the transition from Cold War warrior to military diplomatat a time of great change.

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£2129
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£1399
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£1399
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located just before departure. Every Voyages of Discovery cruise fare includes all your meals, accommodation and entertainment on board Voyager, as well as a programme of talks by our great Guest Speakers. What’s more, gratuities, service charges and airport taxes are all taken care of too.

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Raleigh Deck minimum 142 sq ft
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Premium toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
Inside - Superior
£2129
£1703
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Columbus / Livingstone Deck minimum 127 sq ft
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Premium toiletries
Inside - Deluxe
£2419
£1935
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Promenade Deck minimum 124 sq ft
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Premium toiletries
Outside - Standard
£2559
£2047
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Raleigh Deck minimum 122 sq ft
  • 2 Portholes
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Premium toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
Outside - Superior
£2729
£2183
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Livingstone Deck minimum 108 sq ft
  • 2 Portholes
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Premium toiletries
Outside - Superior view
£2869
£2295
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Columbus Deck minimum 129 sq ft
  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen television
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioning
Outside - Deluxe
£3139
£2511
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Promenade Deck minimum 214 sq ft
  • Sitting area (2 chairs) and window
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe and refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Fruit basket and flowers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Premium toiletries
  • Daily complimentary mineral water
Junior Suite
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Promenade Deck minimum 257 sq ft
  • Sitting room (1 sofa) and window
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe and refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Fruit basket and flowers
  • Daily Canapés
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Upgraded bed linen and towels
  • Premium toiletries
  • Daily complimentary mineral water
  • Option to book early or late sitting dinner in the restaurant
Balcony Suite
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Promenade Deck minimum 216 sq ft
  • Sitting room
  • Window and balcony
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe and refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Fruit basket and flowers
  • Daily canapés
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Upgraded bed linen and towels
  • Premium toiletries
  • Priority embarkation/disembarkation
  • Daily complimentary mineral water
  • Fully stocked mini bar on arrival (replenishments paid for thereafter)
  • Option to book early or late sitting dinner in the restaurant
Balcony Suite with Spa Bath
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Bridge Deck minimum 303 sq ft
  • Sitting room
  • Window and balcony
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe and refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Fruit basket and flowers
  • Daily canapés

 

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Upgraded bed linen and towels
  • Premium toiletries
  • Priority embarkation/disembarkation
  • Dinner at an Officer's table
  • Daily complimentary mineral water
  • Fully stocked mini bar on arrival (replenishments paid for thereafter)
  • Option to book early or late sitting dinner in the restaurant
Owners Suite
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Bridge Deck approx. 342 sq ft
  • Sitting room
  • Window and balcony
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Flatscreen television
  • Safe and refrigerator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Fruit basket and flowers
  • Daily canapés
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Upgraded bed linen and towels
  • Premium toiletries
  • Priority embarkation/disembarkation
  • Dinner at an Officer's table
  • Daily complimentary mineral water
  • Fully stocked mini bar on arrival (replenishments paid for thereafter)
  • Option to book early or late sitting dinner in the restaurant


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Saver Fares offer great value if you are happy to have your cabin allocated just prior to departure, while Standard Fares include benefits such as your choice of cabin category, location and number, a complimentary chauffeur service to the port or airport for higher grade cabins or car parking at the port/coach transfers from central London on selected no-fly cruises.

All Saver Fares are per person based on two people sharing lowest twin-bedded inside/outside/balcony cabin category currently available, include all applicable savings, are for new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other discounts and must be booked two business days before departure. Not all cabin categories are offering Saver Fares, please check individual cruise for details.

All fares are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. No retrospective discounts can be applied. Prices include port charges, pre-paid airport and government taxes, service fees and on board gratuities for your cabin steward, dining room waiter and his assistant. Saver Fares have limited availability, are payable in full at time of booking and 100% cancellation and amendment fees apply and are not combinable with any other offer. Cabin category, location and number will not be confirmed at time of booking but allocated nearer your departure. Saver Fares also exclude complimentary chauffeur service to the port/airport, car parking at the port, past passenger discount, back-to-back discount and coach transfers on no-fly cruises. Saver Fares must be booked two business days prior to the cruise departure date.

 

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