16 nights cruise & stay tour
Price from: £2899pp
Hong Kong 2 nights
Westerdam 14 nights
Day 1: Fly to Hong Kong.
Day 2 Hong Kong: On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 Hong Kong: At leisure to sightsee as you choose. For skyline views be sure to take the funicular tram to Victoria Peak, or opt instead for an historic ride on the Star Ferry as it traverses Victoria Harbour. You’ll also find diverse neighbourhoods rich in culture and shopping opportunities galore.
Day 4 Hong Kong/Cruise: At leisure before a transfer to the port for embarkation. The ship remains in Hong Kong, so you may wish to return ashore for further exploration.
Day 5 Hong Kong: Much of the day is in Hong Kong, so why not take a trip to one of the outlying islands where you’ll find rolling hills, scattered beaches, quaint villages and walking trails.
Day 6 At sea: Make the most of a day at sea with time to rest and recharge before the next adventure ashore.
Day 7 Manila, The Philippines: Fast-paced and endlessly fascinating, Manila is characterised by intense contrasts - soaring skyscrapers next to shanty towns, atmospheric food markets as well as air-conditioned malls. Don’t miss the fortress enclave of Intramuros with sights such as Fort Santiago, Casa Manila and San Agustin Church.
Day 8 At sea: Learn more about upcoming ports through destination lectures at Explorations Central (EXC) experts.
Day 9 Puerto Princesa, The Philippines: The capital of Palawan Island serves up a laid-back vibe with beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of marine life. Nearby, there are lush mountains, rainforests, waterfalls and dramatic limestone cliffs.
Day 10 At sea: Lounge by the pool and watch the world go by, keep in trim at the fitness centre or perhaps take in a show.
Day 11 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Located on the northwest coast of Borneo, the world’s third largest island, Kota Kinabalu is home to a modern arts scene, rich culinary heritage, long sandy beaches, pristine coral reefs, tropical rainforests, diverse cultures and astounding flora and fauna. Don’t miss the island’s most famous residents, orang utans, whose name means “people of the forest” in Malay.
Day 12 At sea: Spoil yourself with a massage or pampering treatment at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.
Day 13 Phu My, Vietnam: Within easy reach of Phu My, is Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Here, French colonial architecture vies for attention with glistening skyscrapers, sleek designer malls sit alongside bustling local markets and glamorous restaurants are just around the corner from street-food stalls.
Day 14 At sea: Curl up with a good book beside the pool.
Days 15-16 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand: In Bangkok, Buddhist temples and gilded palaces coexist with modern day marvels. Take a hair raising ride by tuk tuk around the city, barter for souvenirs at one of the markets, zip along the river aboard a longtail speedboat or explore the impressive Grand Palace.
Day 17 At sea: Join new friends beside the pool, try your luck in the casino or perhaps work up a sweat in the fitness centre.
Day 18 Singapore: All to soon it’s time to disembark and be transferred to the airport for your onward journey. Alternatively, why not extend your stay in Singapore or add a beach extension?
Departures: 04 Nov 22. Additional departures are available.
Accommodation: 2 nights before the cruise at Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong; and 14 nights in an interior stateroom aboard Westerdam.
Meals: Room only in Hong Kong. Full board on cruise.
Cruise & stay price: Includes international flights, private transfers to and from your hotel in Hong Kong, private transfers to and from the port and accommodation as shown above.
Visas: A visa is required for Vietnam. Please ask for details.