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Southeast Asia Explorer

  • Departure DateDec 2022 – Feb 2023
  • Princess Cruises Diamond Princess
  • 21 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,399 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Nha Trang
  • Phu My
  • Sihanoukville
  • Laem Chabang
  • Ko Samui
  • Singapore
  • Port Klang
  • Penang
  • Phuket
  • Langkawi
  • Singapore

This Southeast Asia adventure begins with a 2-night stay in scintillating Singapore. Take a stroll through the Tiger Balm Gardens and sample a ‘Singapore Sling’ at the famous Raffles Hotel, before embarking upon the gorgeous Diamond Princess.  For the next 17-nights, you will be transported in style to culture-packed destinations such as Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh, with plenty of time to experience all the local delicacies. Explore the fascinating old temples of Bangkok and relax on the picture-perfect sandy beaches in Ko Samui. Take in the ‘sea of clouds’ from the top of Penang Hill, before admiring the picturesque beauty found at the tropical island retreat of Phuket. Finish this bucket-list trip with a walk along the Langkawi Sky Bridge, catching exhilarating views of Gunung Mat Cincang.

Highlights

  • FREE Singapore Stay 
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Singapore on bed & breakfast basis
  • 17 night cruise on board Diamond Princess on full board basis
  • Transfers 
  • Upgrade for only £30pp per day & get: Premium All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Crew Incentive

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£2,399£2,769£3,289£3,639

Price based on 25 Jan 2023, itinerary may vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Excellent service

Michelle was great from start to finish, very knowledgeable and friendly with it. She understood my requirements and came up with the right deal first time.

Mr Goodwin / September 2021

I was very happy with the response to all my queries, all the staff were very helpful. I will definitely use the for any future bookings.

Mrs Hind / September 2021

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Itinerary for Southeast Asia Explorer

Day 1 - Fly UK to Singapore

Day 2 - Enjoy Singapore

Day 3 - Enjoy Singapore

Day 4 - Embark Diamond Princess in Singapore

Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world. Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Nha Trang

One of Vietnam's most popular seaside resorts, Nha Trang offers white-sand beaches, azure waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Gaily painted fishing boats line the harbors. Small farm villages nestle in the countryside's lush valleys. Yet this relaxed city of some 300,000 souls boasts a long and storied past. Nha Trang was the capital of the Champa Kingdom, which dominated this corner of Southeast Asia for 13 centuries. North of the city, the great Cham Tower complex overlooks the Cai River and offers mute testimony to the kingdom's glory. Today, the towers attract locals and visitors alike, many of whom come to meditate while contemplating superb views of the river and the bay. Nha Trang's tourist district consists of a scattering of colonial-era beachfront hotels and sidewalk cafes. The city was a popular spot for U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.

Day 8 - Phu My

Over three decades have passed since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm greetings meet you. The port of Phu My (pronounced "Foo Me") is your gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Sihanoukville

Developed as Cambodia's sole deepwater port in 1964, Sihanoukville - the former Kampong Som - has become a jealously guarded secret of savvy travelers. This still pristine resort on the Gulf of Thailand boasts beautiful beaches and crystalline waters. Offshore islands offer excellent dive sites and some of the world's finest big game fishing. Sihanoukville is also renowned for its excellent cuisine featuring superb seafood. Sihanoukville is located on a peninsula some 155 miles southwest of Phnom Penh.

Day 11 - Laem Chabang

Laem Chabang is your gateway to Bangkok. This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbor priceless Buddhas and riverboats cruise a maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai people call their nation Muang Thai - "Land of the Free." Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, Bangkok is home to more than eight million people. The capital's proper name is Krung Thep - the "City of Angels."

Day 12 - Ko Samui

Thailand's third largest island has been attracting international travelers for less than half a century. Before then, this island in the Gulf of Thailand was noted for its coconut plantations and rubber production. Today, Ko Samui's premier charms are its powdery white beaches, its Buddhist temples or wats, and its crystalline waters. Despite the island's increasing popularity, it retains a casual and unspoiled air that offers a bracing tonic to the experienced traveler. The majority of the island's population resides in Nathorn, Ko Samui's capital. The island's first settlers were a mix of Hainanese coconut farmers and Malay fishermen.

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - Singapore

Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world. Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

Day 15 - Malacca

Day 16 - Port Klang

From a lawless huddle of kampongs in the trackless jungle, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city has grown into a fascinating metropolis. Steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. The commercial, financial, economic and cultural heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (better known as KL), is a melting pot. Its population of 1.6 million is comprised of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and a mix of different cultures including Eurasians and others.

Day 17 - Penang

In 1786 Francis Light persuaded the Sultan of Kedah to cede Pulau Pinang - the "Isle of Betel nut" - to the English crown. Legend has it that Light persuaded his men to clear the overgrown island of Penang by firing a cannon filled with gold coins into the jungle as an incentive. The island was renamed Prince of Wales Island, and its major town was christened Georgetown after King George III. Whether the story is true or not, Penang quickly became a major trading port for tea, spices, china and cloth. Here European, Malaysian, Hindu, Arabic and Chinese cultures met, melded and flourished. Today George Town is a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its unique heritage and its exotic blend of cultures. George Town is perhaps the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. It boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.

Day 18 - Phuket

Hailed as the "Pearl of the Andaman Sea," this island off Thailand's long southern coast boasts a colorful history. A crossroads for trade, Phuket has been a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island's natural resources, which include tin, hardwoods and rubber. In the past half-century, Phuket has enjoyed wide popularity as one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travelers are drawn to the island's beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic, forested hills.

Day 19 - Langkawi

Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends that feature ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance. Langkawi has been accorded the Geopark status by UNESCO, for its beautiful geological heritage of stunning landscapes, karsts, caves, sea-arches, stacks, glacial dropstones and fossils. With a geological history dating back 500 million years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind.

Day 20 - At Sea

Day 21 - Singapore, disembark & transfer to airport

Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world. Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

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Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
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I was on the waiting list for a cruise in October 2022 they did everything possible to contact me on 18th Sept 2021 to inform me that what I had requested was now available which I consequently booked.

Mr Horrocks / September 2021

Excellent service

Michelle was great from start to finish, very knowledgeable and friendly with it. She understood my requirements and came up with the right deal first time.

Mr Goodwin / September 2021

I was very happy with the response to all my queries, all the staff were very helpful. I will definitely use the for any future bookings.

Mrs Hind / September 2021

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