Far East Discovery Cruise & Stay
Our Far East Discovery Cruise & Stay features a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Singapore, followed by a 14 night cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong aboard Holland America Line’s Westerdam. We conclude your Far East Discovery Cruise & Stay with 2 nights in Hong Kong prior to flying back to the UK
Far East Discovery – Exclusive departure 20 November 2019
- Return flights from the UK
- All airport transfers
- 2 nights stay in 5* Singapore Hotel
- 14 day Holland America Cruise
- 2 nights stay in a 5* Hong Kong Hotel
Exclusive departure 21 November 2019. Fly from Glasgow, Manchester & London.
Other airports available on request
Far East Discovery Cruise & Stay Hotels:
Orchard Hotel Singapore is proud to unveil a brand new reception, lobby, The Orchard Cafe and Bar Intermezzo with the completion of its first phase of enhancement. As part of our continued commitment to enhance our guest experience, we are embarking on the next phase of refurbishing the guestrooms, meeting and event spaces of the hotel in the Orchard Wing.
Located along Orchard Road, and just a short walk from the MRT station, Orchard Hotel features a half Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, a life-size chessboard, and fully-equipped fitness centre. Its perfect location and choice offerings for business and leisure make for a stay secluded from the hustle of the busy city, whilst Singapore’s top shopping and entertainment options are available on its doorstep. Contemporary, yet classic in style, our 656 tastefully appointed guest rooms feature modern conveniences and Chinese accents, allowing guests to feel truly at home. Amenities include flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, rain showers and pillow menus, along with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Gourmands will delight in sumptuous dining options at our five dining establishments, namely authentic Cantonese cuisine at one of Singapore’s top Chinese restaurants, Hua Ting Restaurant, hearty international and local buffet at The Orchard Cafe gourmet hotpot at Hua Ting Steamboat; and French-influenced bistro fare at Mon Bijou. For wind-down sessions, settle for a tipple at the cosy Bar Intermezzo with live entertainment.
Harbour Grand Kowloon accommodation offers 555 luxurious and well-appointed Hong Kong guest rooms and suites. Our luxury Kowloon accommodation has spacious rooms designed for guests who are particular about comfort and functionality. The majority of our beautifully appointed rooms boast outstanding harbour views.
Equipped with Wi-Fi service, our guest rooms and suites share a contemporary, spacious setting and are available on a daily and long stay basis. A host of valuable benefits and privileges are available on the Harbour Club Floors. Two magnificent Presidential Suites house our most discerning guests. Ranging from 36 to 104 sq. m. (390-1,120 sq. ft.), our rooms are categorised into Courtview Rooms, Harbourview Rooms and Harbourview Suites.
Private transfers included
Singapore's food scene—which is arguably the world's most dynamic and runs the gamut from beloved street hawkers to Michelin-starred venues—would merit a trip alone, as would its never-ending shopping options. But the city is also packed with world-class museums, many designed by celebrated architects, and it hosts many major international events, such as the Formula One Grand Prix. Yet only about half of the 720-square-kilometer (278-square-mile) island is developed, which leaves plenty of room for parks and open spaces such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, where an old-growth forest still thrives.
Private transfers included
By contrast, the island’s interior can provide moments of reflection and replenishing solitude. Enter the dense, hilly jungles for hikes to ancient temples and pristine waterfalls and quaint villages where you can experience true Thai hospitality.
With dreamy landscapes and island adventures from boat excursions to nature treks, you'll soon be enchanted by Koh Samui.
Many of the country's most important historic areas can be found not far from Bangkok. Ayutthaya, the former Thai capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with impressive Buddhist ruins. The 16th-century town of Chachoengsao is known for its many temples, including Wat Saman Rattanaram with its 22-meter-long (72-foot-long) statue of the Hindu god Ganesha. In Pattaya, on the coast, the Pattaya Elephant Village is a sanctuary for Asian elephants.
Whether you travel by boat, bus or tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled motorized taxi) to explore Bangkok's temples, palaces and markets, be prepared to fall in love with this city that somehow manages to be both chaotic and captivating at the same time.
You’ll find not one beach but several, each with its own personality: good for whether you want a relaxed day reading a novel or one full of activity, food and people-watching.
Often described as the Thailand of 20 years ago, this region is less touristy but still able to meet your expectations for a perfect beach getaway. In Sihanoukville, you can take a guided snorkeling trip, kayak through mangrove forests, hike through a national park or horseback ride on the beach. Visitors in the mood for less action can spend time exploring the local temples or shopping near the beach. Angkor’s certainly amazing, but Sihanoukville might just be Cambodia’s most perfect, still-secret stop.
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating mix of high and low, old and new. On its streets, French-colonial architecture vies for attention with glistening modern skyscrapers; sleek designer malls sit alongside bustling local markets; and glamorous fine-dining restaurants are just around the corner from street-food stalls.
The best way to explore the city is on foot. Most major tourist venues are in compact District 1, which is easy to get around. Or hop on the back of a xe om (motorbike taxi) to see the city like a local. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be swept along in the pulsating energy of it all.
Exploring Nha Trang beyond its beach brings you a better understanding of not only the city's history but also that of Vietnam as a whole, from long before the nation was formed through its colonial period. Work your way forward from Buddhist temples like the 7th- to 12th-century Po Nagar Cham Towers and the late-19th-century Long Son Pagoda, to the city's early-20th-century French Gothic–style cathedral. By day's end, you'll likely find yourself drawn back to the water. Take a walk along the Hon Chong promontory, enjoying the view of the islands in Nha Trang Bay as you watch the sun melt into the sea.
Da Nang is a great launchpad for day trips, whether to the picturesque city of Hoi An to the south, the old imperial capital of Hue to the north, or the majestic Marble Mountains to the southwest. The UNESCO-protected Champa temple complex, My Son, which lies 69 kilometers (43 miles) southeast, is definitely worth the trip—but for those who don’t want to leave the urban environs, many of the ruins have ended up at Da Nang's excellent Museum of Cham Sculpture, where you can learn all about the history and architecture of this fascinating culture.
Some travelers come here for active days filled with kayaking, caving and islet-hopping but you can also sit back and simply sail through this stunning bay or take a day trip to fishing villages with their colorful markets. If you are up for venturing farther afield, it's a three-hour trip (each way) to Hanoi but worth the effort if you have yet to visit the city.
Private transfers included.
mong the world's most glamorous and cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong sits on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River estuary of the South China Sea. It comprises Hong Kong Island, where the Central Business District and most affluent areas and attractions are, and, on the mainland, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong is a regional and global hub for banking, shipping, fashion and food, boasting more than 60 Michelin-starred restaurants. Its five-star hotels are among the most elegant to be found anywhere; many are set in the towering skyscrapers that carpet Hong Kong Island's steep slopes and light up its skyline so beautifully.Officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy relative to the rest of China, even after it was reunified with China in 1997 after 156 years of British rule ended.Many cruises in Southeast and East Asia start or end in Hong Kong, and it's definitely a great city in which to spend a day or two sightseeing and finding cultural things to do before or after the voyage. Smaller cruise ships can dock right in Victoria Harbour, for front-row seats of the stunning skyline. Unfortunately, pollution is a problem, and sometimes the views are obscured because of it.