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Asia: Southeast Asia Cruise of Culture and Antiquity

A Southeast Asia Cruise is the ideal way to experience the wonders of the Far East

A Southeast Asia Cruise is the ideal way to experience the wonders of the Far East

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Captivating, 16 day cruise, allowing you to take in some of Asia's finest areas. Sailing along the Strait of Malacca, you'll take in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Yangon, Penang and Malacca, all offering different highlights
  • Start your adventure with two nights in dynamic Singapore where you will be astounded by views of the sublime architecture and tastes of the gastronomic heritage
  • Spend three days in Yangon, exploring the area on guided tours
  • Take a tour of Malacca, a town named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its outstanding architecture
  • Discover the Cathedral of St Mary, Independence Square and Petronas Towers on a guided tour of Kuala Lumpar
  • Explore Penang on guided tour
  • Enjoy a cruise around the Phi Phi Islands in Phuket
  • Sail in comfort on board the spacious Aegean Odyssey

This terrific cruise effortlessly transports you around some of the greatest and most intriguing cities in Southeast Asia. From the diversity of Singapore and the history of Malacca, to the modern sights of Kuala Lumpur and the beauty of Phuket, our Southeast Asia Cruise manages to incorporate a range of experiences into an unforgettable voyage. During the course of your holiday you will visit famous sights such as the beautiful Phi Phi Islands in Phuket, the unique Snake Temple in Penang, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Burma and immense statues of the Reclining Buddha. The Southeast Asian cruise is a journey of cultural discovery, opening up the mind to new experiences and opportunities, whether it be tasting the local dishes for the first time or witnessing a religious ceremony.

The Aegean Odyssey will be your ship for the duration of the Southeast Asia Cruise, and she is a joy to sail aboard. With a choice of restaurants and bars combined with leisure facilities such as a spa, Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool, guests have everything they need for relaxing days spent at sea. Originally designed to carry 570 passengers, the ship has been stripped and renovated and now only takes 350 guests at a time, making her interior even more comfortable and spacious.

If you like this itinerary but would prefer to see India too, take a look at our Spice Route Singapore to Delhi cruise. Still in need of a little guidance? Check out our Asian holiday ideas for even more great getaways. Alternatively, speak to our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 or using our online chat system (during office hours).

  • Day 1 - Departure

    Take an overnight flight from the UK to Singapore.

  • Day 2 - Arrive in Singapore

    A Southeast Asia Cruise is the ideal way to experience the wonders of the Far East - Arrive in Singapore

    You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city. Enjoy some rest and relaxation at the hotel, or venture out to discover Singapore’s lively nightlife.

    Meals included:Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Sightseeing in Singapore

    Sightseeing in Singapore

    Before your Southeast Asia Cruise departs, we make the most of your time in this vibrant city and take you on a tour of some of the highlights, balancing the modern sights with the historical. The Singapore History Museum provides a comprehensive overview of the city’s colourful past, while the Botanical Gardens offer a sanctuary from the busy streets.

    Meals included:Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Southeast Asian Cruise Begins

    Southeast Asian Cruise Begins

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some free time to explore Singapore independently. Later in the afternoon, we transfer to the docks where the Aegean Odyssey awaits. Board the ship, settle into your cabin and then join your fellow guests for a celebratory meal in the grand dining room as the ship sets sail for its first port of call on the Southeast Asia Cruise.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Port Kelang, Malaysia

    Port Kelang, Malaysia

    Spend the morning relaxing onboard the ship before docking at Port Kelang and transferrring to Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, taking in famous sights like the Cathedral of St Mary, Independence Square and the colossal Petronas Towers.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - At Sea

    At Sea

    Take a break from sightseeing on your Southeast Asia Cruise today as we sail onwards to the next port of call. Take advantage of the excellent onboard facilities such as the library, the outdoor pool and the spa.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Phuket

    Phuket

    We dock at Thailand’s third largest island, Phuket, early this morning and disembark for an excursion to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands, which were the setting for the famous film The Beach. Soak up the idyllic scenery as we cruise along the tranquil waterways, weaving our way between lush, green islands.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - At Sea

    At Sea

    Enjoy another relaxing day on board the Aegean Odyssey as the Southeast Asia Cruise continues northwards across the Andaman Sea to Burma.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Yangon

    Yangon

    We arrive at the city of Yangon in Burma around dinner time today. Since the ship remains docked here overnight, there is a fantastic opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife and visit some of the many bars and restaurants.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Excursions around Yangon

    Excursions around Yangon

    Today the Southeast Asia Cruise offers you three enticing offers. The standard excursion is a guided tour to the city of Bago, where you can visit the famous Reclining Buddha and the Kanbawzathadi Palace and museum. Alternatively, take a short flight to either Mandalay or Bagan (chargeable). Spend a further night moored in Yangon.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Sightseeing in Yangon

    Sightseeing in Yangon

    This morning on the Southeast Asia Cruise we take you on a comprehensive guided tour of the city to show you the main highlights and inform you about some of the city’s history. We also include a visit to the Golden Shwedagon Padoga. At 99 metres tall, its gilded dome glistens in the sunshine and it is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Burma, with relics of the most recent four Buddhas preserved inside.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12 to 13 - At Sea

    At Sea

    Take some time to relax and reflect on your experiences over the past few days as we spend two leisurely days on board the Aegean Odyssey.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 - Penang

    Penang

    Wake up to breathtaking views of the city of Penang in Malaysia. Today on the Southeast Asia Cruise we take a tour of the island, firstly paying a visit to the unusual Snake Temple. It is believed that the snakes that inhabit the temple moved there of their own accord, and that the burning incense renders them harmless, but they have also been de-venomed as a precaution. Also on today’s tour we visit another statue of the Reclining Buddha and spend some time in Georgetown.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 - Malacca

    Malacca

    In the afternoon, the Southeast Asia Cruise brings us to another fabulous Malaysian city. Malacca has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique architectural and cultural townscape. It’s fusion of Asian and European influences are derived from its 500-year history as an important trading port, and we take a guided tour to delve into the fascinating history of Malacca.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 - Departure

    Early this morning, the ship docks once again in Singapore and your Southeast Asia Cruise concludes. We transfer you to the airport for your return flight.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (detail of regional departures on request)
  • Unescorted airport transfers
  • 12 nights' voyage with accommodation in an M-grade cabin
  • Two nights' accommodation in a standard hotel in Singapore
  • Tours of the following locations, as per the itinerary:
    • Singapore
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Thailand's Phi Phi Islands
    • Bago
    • Yangon
    • Penang
    • Malacca
  • In depth, on board lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Meals as per the itinerary including wine with dinner and lunch on full day excursions

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)

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