SOUTH-EAST ASIA FROM JAPAN
aboard Norwegian JEWEL
Tokyo, Japan to Singapore
17-Days October 6 – 22, 2018
Take the time to discover the wonders of Indonesia on this 17-day cruise departing from Tokyo. In Shimizu, behold majestic Mount Fuji from lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Hong Kong showcases ancient alongside modern with its ultra-sleek high-rise buildings juxtaposed with street markets and beautiful temples. While in Saigon, discover the city’s lovely pagodas, colonial architecture, and broad boulevards. And Bangkok beckons, with its exquisite golden temples and palaces, royal barges, and the Emerald Buddha.
Day 1 Tokyo/Yokohama, JAPAN Embark 5:00 pm
Day 2 Shimizu, JAPAN 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Day 3 Kochi, JAPAN 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 4 At Sea — —
Day 5 Keelung/Taipei, CHINA 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 6 HONG KONG 6:00 pm Overnight
Day 7 HONG KONG — 5:00 pm
Day 8 At Sea — —
Day 9 Nha Trang, VIETNAM 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 11 At Sea — —
Day 12 Sihanoukville, CAMBODIA 6:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 13 Bangkok, THAILAND 8:00 am Overnight
Day 14 Bangkok, THAILAND — 7:00 pm
Day 15 Ko Samui, THAILAND 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 16 At Sea — —
Day 17 SINGAPORE Disembark
DOUBLE Occupancy Fares In CA$: SINGLE Occupancy Fares In CA$:
INSIDE – Category IB $2,495 INSIDE – Category IB $4,695
OUTSIDE – Category OB $2,995 OUTSIDE – Category OB $5,595
BALCONY – Category BB $4,395 BALCONY – Category BB $8,395
BALCONY – Category BA $4,450
Final payment is due by JUNE 28, 2018.
ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
17-Day cruise with all your meals and entertainment (shore excursions are not included).
“Unlimited Beverage Package” with prepaid service charges & prepaid shipboard gratuities.
All port taxes and government fees.
Please Note: Cost of airfare and transfers will be quoted at time of booking
when available with NCL as well as any optional hotel stays with your cruise.
TOKYO (YOKOHAMA), JAPAN – Once a sleepy fishing village, Yokohama is now one of Japan’s largest ports and your gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk among both neon-glowing skyscrapers and regal temples. Browse stores showcasing the latest advances in technology or retreat to one of the tranquil gardens surrounding the Imperial Palace. Savour traditional cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and witness the centuries-old sport of sumo wrestling. This cosmopolitan hub offers a vast selection of attractions and activities and a wealth of culturally and historic sites. Whether this is your first or fifth visit to the city, Tokyo will captivate your imagination.
SHIMIZU, JAPAN – In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan’s first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro. Shop for traditional Japanese wooden handcrafts and fabrics unique to the region, and sample some yokan, a sweet jellied confection.
KOCHI, JAPAN – Engage with locals and indulge in local flavours in this welcoming city, known for its famed dish Katsuo no tataki (a type of tuna Tataki). The city centre was initially settled in 1601 as a town surrounding Kochi Castle, which is now one of the region’s principal attractions. Delve into times gone by as you stroll along the famed, red Harimaya-bashi – the basis for an old local folklore song. Discover the lovely Katsurahama beach area, where the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial overlooks the sea and honours this legendary Japanese peace negotiator.
KEELUNG (TAIPEI), Taiwan – The capital of this fascinating island, once known as Formosa (“beautiful island” in Portuguese), has a rich aboriginal, colonial, and political history. Snap a selfie at the ornate, dragon-adorned Mengjia Longshang Temple or photograph the changing of the guard at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a must-see site. Experience 360-degree views of the city from the 91st floor observation deck of Taipei 101. Selfies and panaromic pics done, head off to shop for Taiwanese lacquerware, silk, and fine art.
HONG KONG, CHINA – This former British colony brims with modern skyscrapers, ancient traditions, and incredible food. A shopper’s paradise, local shops and markets offer everything imaginable, from silk to jewelry and electronics. The highest point in the city, Victoria Peak, offers sweeping views of this vibrant city. Hollywood Road’s temple and antique shops are worth exploring, or take a junk cruise and explore the magnificent bay. As Asia’s culinary capital, your gastronomic desires are sure to be fulfilled.
NHA TRANG, VIETNAM – Situated on a picturesque bay, Nha Trang is known for its sandy beaches and one of the longest cable cars in the world. At two miles long, the cable car to Hon Tre Island offers an amazing, mobile view over the bay. If history calls you, a visit to the Po Nagar Cham Towers dating to 781 is in order. Also compelling is the Long Song Pagoda, with its intricate architecture, mosaics, and garden. Linger on the grounds, then climb 150 stone steps to the 70-foot-tall White Buddha at the top and enjoy a panoramic view of Nha Trang.
HO CHI MINH CITY (PHU MY), Vietnam – Discover the rich heritage of Saigon and the Mekong Delta. You won’t forget a ride on a cycle rickshaw, known locally as xích lô (“sick-low”). Sit back as your driver whisks you past pagodas, colonial architecture, and vibrant markets. A nice contrast to the city is the lush countryside of rice paddies and tiny villages along the Mekong. The freshness of the food is highlighted by the phenomenal fusion of local cuisine, a unique blend of Asian spices and French cooking styles.
SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA – Sihanoukville sits on the lovely island-studded Bay of Thailand. Neighbouring the city is the ecological gem Ream National Park, an 81-square-mile reserve that encompasses a variety of land and marine habitats including evergreen mountain forests, mangrove forests, reefs, and freshwater wetlands. There, you might see dolphins, dugongs (a type of manatee) or monkeys. Beach lovers will want to soak up the sun on tree-lined Serendipity Beach, with fine sand and clear water.
BANGKOK (LAEM CHABANG), THAILAND – Bangkok’s glorious golden temples and palaces, the royal barges and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, carved from a single block of jade, are must-sees for any visitor. The riverside Temple of Dawn is also stunning and worth seeing. The Royal Palace, a massive complex of carved and gilded buildings, is familiar to many as the setting of the true story of Anna and the King of Siam – and is still used by the royal family today. Bangkok will heighten your senses and fuel memories for a lifetime.
KO SAMUI, THAILAND – Feel like Thai royalty as you ride an elephant then see these clever animals show their work skills. Ko Samui is an idyllic, forested island with pristine sandy beaches, but venture inland and see majestic cascading waterfalls or a plantation where monkeys harvest coconuts. Back in town, shop for Thai silk, elegant resort clothes and handicrafts. Don’t leave the island without sampling the spicy local fare, which will pleasantly jolt your taste buds.
SINGAPORE – Explore a compact, fascinating city-state that’s truly global. A onetime British trading post, its diverse past is reflected everywhere, from its old Chinese quarter and colourful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers and common language, English. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River or a pedicab ride through town, or enjoy the quiet at the National Orchid Garden. Interested in Asian medicine? A special medicinal restaurant can prescribe just the menu to help you feel your best.