Hong Kong to Singapore

Blessed with aquamarine seas and emerald landscapes, South East Asia is a patchwork of beauty, love and laughter. Delve deep beyond the tourists and, after a leisurely stay in Manilla, head for the sights that have yet to be discovered. Taking in long ribbons of coast, urban cities and rural ideals, this voyage is a perfect balance of energizing discoveries and relaxing days at sea.

Highlights

  • Explore Hong Kong, Manila & Singapore
  • Relax on Kota Kinabalu & Palawan fantastic beaches
  • On board wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes

What is Included

  • Return flights
  • 1 night pre-Hotel
  • 14 nights cruise ship accommodation – all inclusive
  • Transfers (between airport, hotel and ship)
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service

What is Not Included

  • Single supplement – price on request
  • Travel insurance €85.00 (+ 70 years – double premium)

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Fly Dublin to Hong Kong via Abu Dhabi

Airport transfer. Overnight in Hong Kong.

Day 2 — Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Island skyline, with its ever-growing number of skyscrapers, speaks to ambition and money. Paris, London, even New York were centuries in the making, while Hong Kong's towers, bright lights, and glitzy shopping emporia weren't yet part of the urban scene when many of the young investment bankers who fuel one of the world's leading financial centers were born. Commerce is concentrated in the glittering high-rises of Central, tucked between Victoria Harbor and forested peaks on Hong Kong Island's north shore. While it's easy to think all the bright lights are the sum of today's Hong Kong, you need only walk or board a tram for the short jaunt west into Western to discover a side of Hong Kong that is more traditionally Chinese but no less high-energy. You'll discover the real Hong Kong to the east of Central, too, in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and beyond.

Day 3 — Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So, whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 4 & Day 5 —Manila

MANILA, the capital city of the Philippines, was founded in, 1571 by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and was the seat of power for most of the colonial rules of the Philippines. It is situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay and contains a multitude of landmarks, some of which date back to the 16th century. It is home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison. In the 19th century Manila became one of the most modern cities in Asia. Before the Spanish–American War, Manila saw the rise of the Philippine Revolution. Under the American rule following the Spanish-American War, the United States changed the official language from Spanish to English. Towards the end of World War II, during the Battle of Manila, most of the city was flattened by intensive aerial bombardment. Today, tourism is a vital industry in Manila.

10 excursions - information on request

Day 6 — Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So, whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 7 — Coron (Palawan)

Spoken of with awed reverence in scuba-diving circles, Coron's dramatic rock protrusions, which jut from emerald seas and glorious sweeps of sand, make it a destination that you can't help but dive into. The perfect base for an adventure holiday, Coron's exquisite setting means you'll face taxing choices on a daily basis - to spend the day relaxing on the soft sand, or to pound through the jungle on horseback? Whether you choose relaxation or all-out-action, you're sure to fall head over heels for Coron's beauty.

4 excursions - information on request

Day 8 — Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

The Spanish arrived at this beautiful corner of the world in March of 1872, founding the city, that would eventually become the Capital of Palawan. In 2011, the area received a huge boost, when New7 announced its list of the 7 Wonders of Nature – counting 500 million votes in the process. Puerto Princesa’s stunning underground river - complete with a cavernous, sunken lagoon - beat off wonderful sites like the Great Barrier Reef, to claim a spot on the final, prestigious list. Set sail across the glowing green water, on a journey into the gaping mouth of the limestone caves at Puerto Princesa. Known for being one of the least densely populated, cleanest and most environmentally friendly cities in the Philippines, there’s a raft of natural wonders to explore - from diving hotspots to towering limestone cliffs, and the entrancing underworld of the underground river.

5 excursions - information on request

Day 9 — Sandakan (Sabah)

Borneo's forbidding interior made it less attractive to early traders and explorers than neighboring areas, so what is now the state of Sabah remained unexploited by the British until the late 19th century, although traders long visited for exotic items such as bird's nests (for the celebrated Chinese soup). In 1963, Sabah joined Sarawak, Malaya, and Singapore (which later seceded) in forming the Federation of Malaysia. Known as the "Land Below the Wind" because it's south of the typhoon belt, Sabah occupies Borneo's northern tip. It shares its southwestern border with Sarawak and the rest of its southern border with the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan. Today vast tracts of forest have been replaced by oil-palm plantations, and a sizable portion of remaining forest land is protected in national parks or conservation areas.

7 excursions - information on request

Day 10 — Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So, whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 11 — Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

The capital of Sabah, Borneo's northernmost state, Kota Kinabalu is wedged between a tropical rainforest and the South China Sea. Many explorers use it as a launching point to venture off and see the surrounding jungle and marine life. Mt. Kinabalu challenges climbers daily, and top diving spots reel in underwater adventurers. The city is made up of a dense grid of concrete buildings built over reclaimed land along the coast. Several waterfront seafood restaurants and a diverse mix of hotels appeal to the travelers passing through, mostly off to explore the region.

11 excursions - information on request

Day 12 – Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So, whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 13 – Kuching (Sarawak)

Surrounded by blossoming nature reserves, where rusty-coloured orangutans swing freely through the trees, and the world's largest flowers sprawl across the ground, Kuching is a city of culture, natural beauty and uninhibited wonder. Explore mighty cracks in the Earth's crust and watch dazzling sunsets igniting the ocean’s waves, as you visit one of the most unique and diverse eco-systems on the planet. Kuching was founded in 1827, when it formed a part of the Empire of Brunei. The Brooke family then took ownership of Sarawak, after the British arrived in the area, and the Bruneian Empire declined. The Second World War saw a Japanese invasion, before the Empire’s surrender returned Kuching to British control. Self-governance was eventually established in 1963, when the State of Malaysia came into existence.

7 excursions - information on request

Day 14 – Day at Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So, whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 15 – Singapore

The main island of Singapore is shaped like a flattened diamond, 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south. Near the northern peak is the causeway leading to West Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur is less than four hours away by car. It is at the southern foot where you will find most of the city-state’s action, with its gleaming office towers, working docks, and futuristic "supertrees," which are solar-powered and serve as vertical gardens. Offshore are Sentosa and over 60 smaller islands, most uninhabited, that serve as bases for oil refining or as playgrounds and beach escapes from the city. To the east is Changi International Airport, connected to the city by metro, bus, and a tree-lined parkway. Of the island's total land area, more than half is built up, with the balance made up of parkland, farmland, plantations, swamp areas, and rain forest.

10 excursions - information on request

Day 16 – Fly Singapore to Dublin via Abu Dhabi

Transfer to Singapore Airport for your return flight to Dublin via Abu Dhabi

Accommodation

SILVER SPIRIT

With one of the highest space to guest rations in the business and eight superlative luxury dining options, Silver Spirit offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world-famous standards of service and home away from home feel.

VISTA SUITE

A quiet sanctuary. The sitting area of the Vista Suite has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed during the cruise.

One bedroom: 29 m²

Proposed Flights

Start Date

End Date

Vista Suite

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Sat 04 Jan 2020

€ 6,930.00

Prices are per person sharing

Suites upgrade available – price on request

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions available – information & prices on request

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Vista Suite

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Sat 04 Jan 2020

€ 6,930.00

Prices are per person sharing

Suites upgrade available – price on request

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions available – information & prices on request

Important Information

  • A valid passport is required
  • A visa is not required for Irish citizens

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with a deposit of 25% of the total cost (payment by cash/cheque /debit card) should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 120 days prior to sailing – payment by cash/cheque or debit card.

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