CHRISTMAS AT SEA IN ASIA

Christmas at Sea on Sapphire Princess

Celebrate the festive season in style on an exotic cruise through Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, roundtrip from Singapore. This 23-night ‘Christmas at Sea in Southeast Asia’ fly, cruise & stay package also includes airfares, accommodation, a city tour and bonus onboard credit to spend on Sapphire Princess.

The flight departs Australia on 5 December 2019, arriving in Singapore for two nights in a 4-star hotel including breakfast. Have a day at leisure to discover this fascinating island city-state, blending high-rises, Chinese shop-houses, Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples, Arab bazaars and duty-free shopping.

In the evening, embark on a bumboat along the Singapore River to view the sparkling night scene while dining on local cuisine. See centuries-old godowns, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, the ultra-modern Marina Bay Sands, and then drop into the historic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel.

The next day, board the Princess Cruises ship for a three-week sailing adventure. First port of call is Port Klang, where passengers can take a day trip to Kuala Lumpur or Klang Town. Attractions include Crab Island, Raja Mahadi Fort and the Tugu Keris Kris Monument.

The second stop is Penang, near George Town, a cosmopolitan Malaysian city that 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.

Christmas Eve is spent in Phuket, blessed with beautiful beaches, bargain shopping and coral islands to snorkel and dive. Then spend Christmas Day and the next two days at sea until the Sapphire Princess docks in Benoa, Bali. At this out-of-town port, you can take a shore excursion to a sacred temple in the forest, watch Balinese dancers or admire the roadside plantations and steep hillsides of terraced rice paddies.

In Nha Trang, this Vietnamese seaside resort boasts white-sand beaches and colonial-era waterfront hotels and cafes. North of the city, the great Cham Tower complex attracts visitors to meditate while contemplating views of the Cai River.

The next port of Phu My is the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, home to the tunnel network at Cu Chi, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Take a walk along the Saigon River, see the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, or brave a cyclo ride through the busy streets to the Botanical Gardens.

Another major stop is Laem Chabang, gateway to Bangkok. This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place to explore golden temples with priceless Buddhas or enjoy a canal cruise. In Ko Samui, be charmed by the powdery white beaches, Buddhist temples or wats.

Priced from $4,639 per person twin share, based on an inside cabin, the ‘Christmas at Sea in Southeast Asia’ package includes return economy airfare ex Perth to Singapore; two nights’ four-star accommodation in Singapore including breakfast; river cruise with dinner and Raffles Hotel visit; the 21-night Southeast Asia Solar Eclipse cruise aboard Sapphire Princess; and bonus US$85 onboard credit per twin cabin. Upgrade to an outside cabin (obstructed view) for an additional $350 per person.  Twin share prices from other Australian cities start from $4,959pp ex Melbourne, $4,999pp ex Adelaide, $5,029pp ex Brisbane and $5,069pp ex Sydney.

Offer ends 31 March 2019

Call 02 9997 1277 to enquire or book or visit our cruise website

Sapphire Princess Christmas in Asia cruise

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