EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: February 25, 2018 - March 14, 2018

MALAYSIA, THAILAND, BALI & SINGAPORE
18 Day cruise aboard SAPPHIRE PRINCESS
Round-trip from Singapore
February 25 – March 14, 2018

Satisfy your thirst for adventure and new discoveries when you blend a myriad of exotic locations into one unforgettable journey. Visit destinations like the tranquil shores of Sihanoukville, bustling Bangkok, and Singapore. Southeast Asia captivates with an eclectic array of adventures awaiting your discovery.

Malaysia, Thailand & Bali - Map

SINGAPORE                              Embark
Cruise Java Sea                         ~                      ~
Cruise Java Sea                         ~                      ~
Bali, INDONESIA                       7:00 am           5:00 pm
Cruise Java Sea                         ~                      ~
Cruise Malacca Strait                ~                      ~
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA       8:00 am           7:00 pm
Penang, MALAYSIA                  8:00 am           9:00 pm
Phuket, THAILAND                   9:00 am           6:00 pm
Cruise Malacca Strait                ~                      ~
SINGAPORE                              7:00 am           4:00 pm
Cruise Gulf of Thailand             ~                      ~
Ko Samui, THAILAND              7:00 am           7:00 pm
Bangkok, THAILAND                7:00 am           7:00 pm
Cruise Gulf of Thailand             ~                      ~
Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM    7:00 am           6:00 pm
Cruise South China Sea           ~                      ~
SINGAPORE                              Disembark

 

Book Now & Receive $100 US Onboard Credit*

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Category ID –   $3,275                          INSIDE Cat. IC –   $3,295                        INSIDE Cat. IB –   $3,325
OUTSDE Cat. OW* –   $3,475                            OUTSIDE Cat. OF –   $3,895                   OUTSIDE Cat. OC –   $3,925
BALCONY Cat. BD –   $4,495                           BALCONY Cat. BC –   $4,550                BALCONY Cat. BB –   $4,650
MINI-SUITE Cat. MD –   $5,225                          MINI-SUITE Cat. MB –   $5,350              *OW cat. has obstructed view

SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES:
INSIDE Cat. ID – $5,950                                     OUTSIDE Cat. OW* – $6,450                  BALCONY Cat. BD – $8,450

Initial deposit of $1,250 per person is required.  Final Payment is due by DECEMBER 1, 2017

ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND INCLUDE:
18-Day cruise with all your meals and onboard entertainment.
All your port taxes and government fees.
All your prepaid shipboard gratuities in the equivalent of up to $14.50 US dollars per person per day during your cruise.
Please Note: Cost of airfare will be quoted at time of booking when available with Princess Cruises as well as any optional hotel stays with your cruise.
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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.

BALI – For over a century, Bali has fascinated the Western imagination. The island embodies the very essence of the exotic and mysterious East.  Steep hillsides of tropical green reveal terraced rice paddies while plantations of coffee, banana, cacao and fragrant spices line the roads.  Monkeys haunt the grounds of a sacred temple in a forest, while traditional villages produce intricately stylized batik, superb jewelry and beautiful paintings. And Balinese dance, with its angular movements and rhythms, remains somehow stirring and shocking. Bali may be accessible, but it remains forever exotic. For all Bali’s scenic beauty, the island has weathered great natural disasters, from the 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung to a massive earthquake in 1976. The island emerged relatively unscathed from the great tsunami of 2004.

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. Kuala Lumpur is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers.  The city was founded in the 1850s as a tin mining outpost.

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.

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.

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. Nathorn is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tenders.

BANGKOK – 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.”

HO CHI MINH CITY – 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.