EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: April 12, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Spend 2-nights in a first class hotel in Singapore exploring the city.  It is followed by a 17-day to Japan.  In Ho Chi Minh, learn about Vietnam’s revolutionary history at the mythically named Dragon Wharf before venturing through the Cu Chi Tunnels in Phu My.  After arriving in Hong Kong, take the cable car up to Ngong Ping village to visit the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery or indulge in Cantonese cuisine at the Tsim Sha Tsui.  Then it’s off to Shanghai where the 16th-century Yu Garden will amaze you until you’re ready for some shopping on Nanjing Road. Once you arrive in Kobe, be sure to visit Arima Onsen, a hidden treasure known for its hot springs.  Conclude your Asian adventure with a 2-night hotel stay in Tokyo, while enjoying the local sightseeing and local cuisine.

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Day 1     Depart Canada
Day 2     SINGAPORE                            Hotel Stay
Day 3     SINGAPORE                            Hotel Stay
Day 4     SINGAPORE                            Embark            7 pm

Day 5     Cruise South China Sea           —                     —
Day 6     Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM   7 am                9 pm
Day 7     Cruise South China Sea           —                     —
Day 8     Cruise South China Sea           —                     —
Day 9     HONG KONG                           7 am                Overnight
Day 10   HONG KONG                           ~                      4 pm

Day 11   Cruise South China Sea           —                     —
Day 12   Shanghai, CHINA                    Noon                Overnight
Day 13   Shanghai, CHINA                    ~                      4 pm

Day 14   Cruise East China Sea              —                    —
Day 15   Hiroshima, JAPAN                  8 am                8 pm
Day 16   Kochi, JAPAN                          10 am             6 pm
Day 17   Kobe/Kyoto, JAPAN                8 am                Overnight
Day 18   Kobe/Kyoto, JAPAN                ~                      6 pm

Day 19   Shimizui, JAPAN                     Noon                8 pm
Day 20   Tokyo/Yokohama, JAPAN      Disembark
              Tokyo, JAPAN                         Hotel Stay
Day 21   Tokyo, JAPAN                         Hotel Stay

Day 22   Depart for Canada

 

DAY 1 – SUNDAY – APRIL 12, 2020                                                                            DEPART CANADA
Meet your fellow travelers at the departure gate in Toronto airport for your flight to Singapore.

DAY 2 – MONDAY – APRIL 13                                                                                      SINGAPRE
Welcome to Singapore!  Upon arrival we will be met at the airport by our guide and private coach and transfer to your hotel.  Meet this evening for our welcome dinner.  Accommodation: SINGAPORE ORCHID HOTEL or similar (2 nights).  (D)

DAY 3 – TUESDAY – APRIL 14                                                                                      SINGAPORE
Breakfast at the hotel.   Enjoy a guided city tour of Singapore.  Explore the city by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall.  Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out on this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Singapore Botanic Gardens and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Let your senses come alive at Little India as you walk past shops along the five-footway offering a variety of exotic fruits, spices, jasmine and orchid garlands.  It will be followed by a lunch at a local restaurants.  Afternoon and evening is at your leisure.   (B/L) 

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – APRIL 15                                                                               SINGAPORE – EMBARKATION
Breakfast at the hotel with free morning.  It is followed by a check-out from our hotel and will transfer to the pier, where we will board our cruise ship the NOREWEGIAN SPIRIT our home for the next 17 days(B/D)  

DAY 5 – THURSDAY – APRIL 16                                                                                   DAY AT SEA

DAY 6 – FRIDAY – APRIL 17                                                                                          HO CHI MINH CITY (PHU MY), VIETNAM
Discover the rich heritage of Saigon and the Mekong Delta. You won’t forget your 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.

DAY 7 & 8 – APRIL 18/19                                                                                               DAYS AT SEA

DAY 9 – MONDAY – APRIL 20                                                                                      HONG KONG

DAY 10 – TUESDAY – APRIL 21                                                                                    HONG KONG
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.

DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY – APRIL 22                                                                            DAY AT SEA

DAY 12 – THURSDAY – APIRL 23                                                                                SHANGHAI, CHINA

DAY 13 – FRIDAY – APRIL 24                                                                                        SHANGHAI, CHINA
As China’s largest and most prosperous city, Shanghai is an international metropolis that draws travellers from around the world. Stroll past city sculptures along the Bund – a famous waterfront situated along the Huangpu River that’s nicknamed a “Museum of International Architecture” because of the impressive buildings lining the street. To view a classic Chinese garden in the city, the Yu Gardens are a must see. Shanghai’s bustling markets are ideal for browsing for a wide range of local goods. This fast-paced, ever-evolving city offers an abundance of attractions and activities and is continuously offering new ways to enjoy Shanghai.

DAY 14 – SATURDAY – APRIL 25                                                                                                DAY AT SEA

DAY 15 – SUNDAY – APRIL 26                                                                                     HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
History is never far from mind in Hiroshima, thus the city has created one of the most important and breathtaking memorials in the world, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Statues, halls, and monuments at this World Heritage Site honour those who fell in World War II. As one of Japan’s largest islands, Hiroshima also offers rich natural beauty and a myriad of outdoor activities like biking, hiking and beaching. The local cuisine is plentiful, especially the signature “Okonomiyaki,” a crepe filled with meat, seafood, cabbage, and vegetables. Oysters (usually grilled) serve as an additional fresh and delicious culinary draw.

DAY 16 – MONDAY – APRIL 27                                                                                   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.

DAY 17 – TUESDAY – APRIL 28                                                                                    KOBE, JAPAN

DAY 18 – WEDNESDAY – APRIL 29                                                                            KOBE, JAPAN
Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan’s sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine – one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines – or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

DAY 19 – THURSDAY – APRIL 30                                                                                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.

DAY 20 – FRIDAY – MAY 1                                                                                            YOKOHAMA/TOKYO, JAPAN
After breakfast, arrive at Yokohama Cruise Terminal.  You will be met by tour guide and proceed to Tokyo for a city tour.  You will visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple with its Nakamise Shopping Arcade and then walk to Ginza walking.  Lunch will be at a local restaurant.  Drop off is at the hotel and for check in.  Remaining of the day is at your leisure.   Accommodation: KEIO PLAZA HOTEL or similar (2 nights).  (L)

DAY 21 – SATURDAY – MAY 2                                                                                     TOKYO, JAPAN
Breakfast at the hotel.  Today you will have a full-day sightseeing of Nikko by coach, visiting Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Fall.  Lunch will be at a local restaurant.  Return to the hotel.  Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.   (B/L/D)

DAY 22 – SUNDAY – MAY 3                                                                                         TOKYO – DEPARTURE FOR CANADA
Breakfast at the hotel, check out by 12:00 noon.  Morning at leisure and lunch on your own.  Early afternoon you will transfer to Haneda Airport by coach for your homebound flight.  (B) 

 

NORWEGIAN’S FREE STYLE CHOICE Book now and pick any 2 perks:
1 – FREE Unlimited Beverage Package.
Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail value of the
Ultimate Beverage Package prior to cruise in the amount of $23.80 per person per day.

2 – FREE Shore Excursion Credit.

$50 USD per port shore excursion credit is per stateroom.  Credit has no monetary value and is non-refundable.
In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit will be issued.
Shore excursion credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable to other
ports. Use the credit or lose it.  It does not include embarkation ports.  Overnight stays count as one port.

3 – FREE Specialty Dining. 
On cruises of 10 days plus 4 meal packages are available.  Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities
on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package prior to cruise in the amount of $22.80.

4 – FREE Wi-Fi.
Internet Package: 250 minutes is per stateroom.
One login per stateroom, Internet package includes activation fee.

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DOUBLE Occupancy Fares:                                                   SINGLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB    $8,495                                                 INSIDE – Category IB           $11,995
OUTSIDE – Cat. OB      $9,995                                                 OUTSIDE – Category OB    $12,995 
BALCONY – Cat. BB      $10,395                                              BALCONY – Category BB    $15,695
BALCONY – Cat. BA      $10,495                                              All above fares are subject to change without notice.

Initial deposit of $1000 per person.  Final payment is due by: DECEMBER 3, 2019.
Please note a cancellation fee of $200 per person will apply for cancellation prior to the final payment

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All prices are in Canadian dollars, per person and include:
Return airfare from TORONTO.
2 Nights first class hotel stay in Singapore.
2 Nights first class hotel stay in Tokyo.
Local sightseeing while in Singapore and Tokyo.
1 Lunch and 1 dinner while in Singapore.
2 Lunches and 1 dinner while in Tokyo.
17 Day cruise aboard Norwegian SPIRIT.
Your shipboard gratuities on your cruise.
All departure, port taxes/fees and surcharges.
Fully Hosted By Expo Cruises & Tours*
Please Note: Shore excursions are NOT included while on the cruise portion.

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