Southeast Asia Immersion Singles Cruise
Hong Kong - Vietnam - Thailand - Singapore
January 7 - January 21, 2018
Experience 4 different Asian cultures and customs on our amazing singles cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore while porting in Thailand and Vietnam. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, ride an elephant, cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter and shop at a Floating Market. All this and more when you join with fellow singles onboard the Celebrity Millennium®.
We can't think of a better way to experience the exotic beauty of Asia and the South Pacific than aboard the Celebrity Millennium with Best Single Travel. So join our Southeast Asia Immersion Singles Cruise and Make Memories and Friends for Life!
Southeast Asia Immersion Singles Cruise Itinerary
Cruise Day 1 : Hong Kong, China (Sunday: January 7 / Embark - )
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China. Its vibrant, densely populated urban center is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. Central, the business district, features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination, famed for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market.
Board the Celebrity Milennium
Cruise Day 2: Hong Kong, China (Monday: January 8 / - 8:00pm)
Neon signs galore, dim sum, and amazing temples are a few of the favorite experiences in Hong Kong. Take in as much as you can of this thrilling city with its endless shopping and towering skyscrapers. Your agenda for Hong Kong should include Victoria Peak, an Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Man Mo Temple and Sheung Wan Dried Food and Herbal Market. Be certain to have extra room in your suitcase for the bargains you are bound to discover.
Included Shore Excursion - Your Choice: Hong Kong In A Day or Macau In A Day
Never been to Hong Kong then this is the tour for you... Visit Stanley Market, a famed bargain-hunter paradise and Aberdeen fishing village where you may take an optional sampan ride for a closer glimpse of the lives of the fisherman. Take a funicular ride up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the stunning city skyline and Victoria harbor. Enjoy a dim sum lunch at a Hong Kong street scene themed restaurant followed with a visit at the Mei Ho House. Built in 1954, it is the only remaining public housing building still standing and contains the Heritage of Mei Ho House museum, showcasing Shek Kip Mei’s public housing history through the 1950s to 1970s.
Seen Hong Kong then let's check out Macau... Take a catamaran across the Pearl River Delta to Macau, a Portuguese territory until 1999. Macau is a mix of cultural influences and you can feel the rich Portuguese heritage fused with Chinese culture in street signs, architecture, food, and more. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Striphave earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." Explore both the East and West cultures as we visit some of the most popular attractions such as the Ruins of St. Paul’s, A-Ma Temple and Macau Tower. During the day, there will be a chance to try our luck at some of the giant casinos.
Cruise Day 3: A Day at Sea (Tuesday: January 9)
Enjoy our first day at sea! Relax by the pool with new friends or check-out all the activities onboard the Celebrity Millenium.
Cruise Day 4: Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam (Wednesday: January 10 / 7:00am -)
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.
Included Shore Excursion - Hanoi City Tour and Water Puppet Show
Sit back and enjoy the sites of Vietnam as we drive to Hanoi. Upon arrival we will visit the old quarter, including the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam and Ho Chi Min's house. The highlight of the day will be our Cyclo tour around Hanoi's Old Quarter. Sit back and relax on your cyclo while the driver peddles you through the narrow streets.
We can't leave Hanoi without seeing a Water puppet show, a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered and performed in a waist-deep pool while a traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides background music.
Cruise Day 5: Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam (Thursday January 11 / - 1:00pm)
Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets
Included Shore Excursion - Halong Bay Cruise
In the morning we take a short drive to Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage site, where our Crew welcomes us onto our Junk boat. Float along and view the amazing karsts: Mat Qui islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong cave, Trinh Nu cave and a Floating Fishing village. We disembark at Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave), the largest cave in Halong Bay and considered the most beautiful and primitive of the Bay. The cave is 107,639 square feel with complicated interior structure, many floors, and high ceilings. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling creating numerous forms and shapes.
Cruise Day 6: Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam (Friday: January 12 / 8:00am - 7:00pm)
Hue, a city in central Vietnam, was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of the Royal Theater.
Included Shore Excursion - Hue Citadel Tour and More
In the morning we will visit the Imperial Citadel, a massive open-air museum with hundreds of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs, and the Khai Dinh Mausoleum. We will stop at the Dong Ba market, with nine buildings ranging from seafood to clothes. After lunch we enjoy a short boat trip on the Perfume River with stopover at Thien Mu Pagoda, its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam.
Cruise Day 7: A Day at Sea (Saturday: January 13)
Eat, drink and be merry, you're on vacation so enjoy your day at sea.
Cruise Day 8: Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam (Sunday: January 14 / 7:00am - 8:00pm)
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
Included Shore Excursion - Mekong Delta and City Overview
The Mekong Delta is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies and boats are the main means of transportation. Visit the heart of Vietnam’s agricultural south, and the country’s largest site for rice fields, coconut palms, fruit orchards and sugarcane groves. Children riding on the backs of water buffaloes and farmers tending to endless rice paddies fields are the backdrop of our journey here. We travel to the Delta to take a boat ride on the Mekong river to Unicorn Island, where almost all the tropical fruits of southern Vietnam can be found and tasted.
Then we drive to Ho Chi Minh for an overview of the city, visit the town center and soak up the rich tapestry of history and culture. View the iconic landmarks of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum.
Cruise Day 9: A Day at Sea (Monday: January 15)
A perfect day to relax. Maybe a little peace and quiet would be nice, graba a book by the pool or get your bliss on with a spa day.
Cruise Day 10: Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand (Tuesday: January 16 / 9:00am -)
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.
Included Shore Excursion - Bangkok City Tour
Watch the Thai countryside go by as we travel to Bangkok for our our city tour. Upon arrival we will visit the Grand Palace, a complex of buildings in the heart of the city. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782 and features some of the most spectacular architecture in South East Asia. It consists of several building with highly decorated architectural designs. Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) The magnificent Royal Chapel, Wat Phra Kaew in the same compound enshrines the Emerald Buddha Image, most revered by people. After our lunch stop, we drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to visit one of the most significant temples in Bangkok, the Wat Pho which houses a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha.
Cruise Day 11: Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand (Wednesday: January 17 / - 6:00pm)
Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast known for its beaches. A quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s, it’s now lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Nearby, hillside Wat Phra Yai Temple features an 18m-tall golden Buddha.
Included Shore Excursion - Pattaya Floating Market and Elephant Village
This morning we travel to Pattaya to visit the Sanctuary of Truth, an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, you can’t fail to notice the enormous 59 feet tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This Big Buddha, the largest in the region, is the highlight of Wat Phra Yai, a temple built in the 1940s. The wreaths of flowers and burning incense create a reflective mood in which to explore the smaller Buddha statues, partial views of Jomtien Beach, and the pavilion hall which has a beautifully painted mosaic on the walls.
The Pattaya Floating Market is the biggest floating market in the world featuring more than 100 shops selling native food and Thai handicrafts. Our market experience includes a half hour boat ride to discover the richness of the surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life.
In the afternoon we are off to the Elephant Village, not only a unique experience, but also a lifesaver because the fees paid by the visitors contribute to the very survival of the elephants. Enjoy riding an elephant through beautiful farmland and greenery bushes (a shared seat for 2 persons) before we depart back to our cruise ship.
Cruise Day 12: A Day at Sea (Thursday: January 18)
Today we make a memory of our cruise with our singles only Jewelry Making time.
Cruise Day 13: A Day at Sea (January 19 )
Our last day at sea! By now you know the ship and all it has to offer, so enjoy your day..
Cruise Day 14: Singapore (Saturday: January 20 / 10:00am - )
At first glance, this diamond-shaped island just off the coast of Malaysia gleams with modernism and commercialism, making it seem more Western than Eastern. But as you continue to discover the city-state, you'll uncover the eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial impressions that give rise to a unique Singaporean identity. The cultural fusion is perhaps best expressed in Singapore's unofficial language, Singlish, a unique patois of English, Chinese and Malay.
Incuded Shore Excursion - Your Choice: Singapore In A Day or Johor Bahru, Malaysia Tour
Singapore In A Day (5 hours) - Explore the city by driving round the Civic District, past the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House and the National Gallery, consisting of two national monuments – the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall. Next we stop at Merlion Park to enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay and take this opportunity to photo,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. Walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. Let your senses come alive in Little India as we walk past shops offering a variety of exotic fruits, spices, jasmine and orchid garlands.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia Trip (6 hours) - Take a trip across the causeway into Malaysia. Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor State in Malaysia. Although close is proximity to Singapore, there is a huge difference in the way of life and culture. Visiting the Moorish-styled building where the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque resides. It will allow you to further understand their commitment to their largest religion in Malaysia. Next, Batik handy-craft center - Here it lies to opportunity for you to view traditional Malay arts and crafts in the making. You will get a glimpse of how the Malaysia National fabric, batik panting are made before arriving at a kampong. The final stop will be at Muslim Cemetery with a view of the exterior of The Royal Mausoleum before proceeding back to Singapore
Cruise Day 15: Singapore (Sunday: January 21 / DISEMBARK )
Sad to say but our Southeast Asia Immersion Singles Cruise has come to an end. It is time to disembark, gather our luggage and transfer on your own to the airport for your flight home. Have a Safe Flight!
Singles Cruise Pricing
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!
The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and each destination! * Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views.
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.
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Hong Kong Pre-Cruise Package
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Breakfast - Cruise Transfer
$225.00 Share or $375 Single Room
Southeast Asia Immersion Singles Cruise
If you would like a shared cabin and are booking before October 2 we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking after October 2, 2017 we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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