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South Pacific Sojourn

Discover the richly diverse cultures and spectacular cities of Asia and Australia on this 30-day cruise from Bangkok to Sydney. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Komodo, Indonesia
  • Kuala Lumpur

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Enjoy an overnight stay in Thailand's glittering capital Bangkok, head to Kuala Lumpur to experience Malaysia’s richly spiritual culture and stunning skyscrapers and discover the dynamic city of Singapore, the world's only island-state.

Cruise to the island of Java and explore the lively city of Jakarta, the island's capital, explore the ancient temples of Semarang and learn about the Indonesian War of Independence in Surabaya. Admire Bali's lush beauty and magnificent seaside vistas and visit the iconic Pink beach on Komodo Island.

In Australia, discover the colonial treasures of Darwin and visit Cairns, the capital of Far North Queensland. Explore the coastal city of Townsville and the relax on the idyllic Whitsunday Island. Uncover the cosmopolitan culture of Brisbane and the breathtaking Newcastle coast, then sail to Sydney, home to the iconic Opera House.

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South Pacific Sojourn

Day 1 - UK - Bangkok (Thailand)

Fly from the UK to Bangkok.

Day 2-3 - Bangkok

Embark Viking Orion in Bangkok, beautifully set on the Chao Phraya River. Join the panoramic tour to see the Grand Palace, Wat Arun temple and the colourful flower market. See the city in more depth on an optional overnight excursion with a cruise along the Chao Phraya River, a trip to see the enormous Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho including a tuk-tuk ride.

Day 4-5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 6 - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Journey to Kuala Lumpur for a panoramic tour past the city's famous landmarks including the National Museum, the elegant 1910 Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the towering Petronas Towers. An optional tour gives a taste of Malay culture with tea and traditional cakes at an authentic village home, visit a Mah Meri cultural village and enjoy a ritual dance, or discover Putrajaya, an oasis south of Kuala Lumpur.

Day 7 - Singapore

The city-state of Singapore was established in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles, after whom Singapore's famous hotel is named. The guided tour passes through the Colonial District, Little India, the Arab Quarter and Chinatown. Various optional tours explore the city by boat, trishaw, coach and subway and there is the chance to learn about the Chinese art of feng shui. Nature lovers can visit the modern Gardens by the Bay or discover the 5,000 exotic birds at Jurong Bird Park.

Day 8 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 9-10 - Jakarta (Java, Indonesia)

Jakarta is the colourful capital of Indonesia and an overnight stay here allows plenty of time to discover its many attractions. The guided city tour passes the stunning marble National Monument and visits the Sarinah Thamrin Plaza shopping centre, the National History Museum and the Wayang Museum which is dedicated to Indonesia's shadow puppetry. Perhaps journey through Jakarta’s 250-acre 'Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature' Park - a "living museum" showcasing Indonesia's culture.

Day 11 - Semarang

Explore the Javanese, Chinese, Dutch and Indian heritage of Semarang on a guided tour of the city. See the Great Mosque of Java, the unique Chinese Muslim Sam Po Kung temple, the 18th-century Dome Church and the historic Old Town. Alternatively, enjoy a vintage rail journey to a local coffee plantation, see the world's largest Buddhist temple at Borobudur or explore the historic Gedong Songo temple complex and perhaps take a dip in the hot sulphur springs.

Day 12 - Surabaya

Discover Surabaya, which was central to the Indonesian War of Independence, on a panoramic tour. See the Heroes Monument, colourful Chinatown and the Surumadu Bridge and pass beautiful temples, churches and mosques which reflect the city's Arab and European influences. Alternatively, explore the mountainous highland resort of Tretes with its Putuk Truno Waterfall or journey to Trowulan, the ancient capital of Majapahit.

Day 13-14 - Bali (Benoa)

An overnight stop in Bali, provides ample time to experience this vibrant island. Discover the rich history, magnificent temples and bustling markets of Bali on an included guided tour. Alternatively, immerse yourself in Bali’s colourful arts and crafts during a visit to Tohpati Village, Batuan Village and Kemenuh or explore Bali’s shopping mecca, Kuta, and watch the famous sunset on one of its liveliest and most popular beaches.

Day 15 - Lombok (Indonesia)

From the port of Lembar on Lombok journey to Senggigi at the foot of Mt. Rinjani to spend the day relaxing on the island’s superb white-sand beaches.Optional excursions include a visit to Lombok's renowned craft villages, a tour of Lombok's lively capital Mataram and a tour of Sekotang village followed by a visit to Cocotinos Beach.

Day 16 - Komodo

Visit Komodo National Park and the Tamarind Woods to go in search of the legendary Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. Along the way, magnificent wildlife that you might see include Timor deer, wild horses, giant fruit bats and wild boar. An optional excursion to the romantic Pink Beach in Komodo National Park gives the opportunity to swim, snorkel and relax on one of only seven pink beaches in the world.

Day 17 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 18-19 - Darwin (Australia)

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Darwin, past the stunning Christ Church Cathedral, Government House and the Old Admiralty House then head to the East Point lookout for sweeping views of Australia’s beautiful Top End and Darwin Harbour. Alternatively, travel along the Adelaide River to view Australia’s famous jumping crocodiles, learn more about the area’s military past at the Darwin Military Museum and Australian Aviation Heritage Center, or join an eco-cruise into Darwin’s harbour and mangrove waterways.

Day 20 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 21 - Thursday Island

Explore picturesque Thursday Island at your leisure today. Highlights include the 19th-century Green Hill Fort and its cannons which once guarded the island's main approaches, and the Gab Titui Cultural Centre which houses historical artefacts and contemporary Indigenous art. You'll enjoy a traditional welcome ceremony and dance performance.

Day 22 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 23 - Cairns

Take in the major sights of Cairns on a panoramic city tour, featuring the domed Casino, historic Royal Australian Navy base, Cairns Botanic Gardens and the quaint beach community of Palm Cove. Alternatively, sail to the Great Barrier Reef on board a catamaran or take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest.

Day 24 - Townsville

Enjoy a city tour of this lesser-known coastal city and discover highlights including the Strand tropical beach and the fascinating Museum of Tropical Queensland. Optional excursions include a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef, a walk through North Queensland Rainforest and a cruise around Cleveland Bay.

Day 25 - Whitsunday Island

Anchor off Whitsunday Island, a paradise of turquoise waters, emerald hills and white sandy beaches sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on your beach chair, snorkel amongst the tropical fish and turtles or enjoy complimentary access to a hotel swimmming pool. Alternatively, join a sailing expedition through the Whitsunday archipelago on a catamaran or play a round of golf at Hamilton Island's Championship course.

Day 26 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 27 - Brisbane

Located on the Brisbane River, this picturesque city is built on the hills that rise from Moreton Bay. A panoramic tour highlights its main attractions, from the historic Parliament House and beautiful Brisbane City Hall to the renowned botanical gardens. Alternatively, enjoy an off-road drive showcasing Australia's Gold Coast, visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary or head to a local farm and distillery in the Tweed Valley.

Day 28 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 29 - Newcastle

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Newcastle, past the old hilltop Fort Scratchley, Queens Wharf and the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths. The spectacular coastline is home to sweeping golden beaches, picturesque parks and amazing vistas. Alternatively, drive around scenic Lake Macquarie or take the excursion that features a trip to sand dunes and a visit to a brewery.

Day 30 - Sydney - UK

Disembark your Viking Ocean ship in Sydney and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 28-night full-board cruise
  • Overseas transfers
  • 16 Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • Santiago Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Santiago, Chile from just £429. Please contact us for details.
  • Port Douglas & Great Barrier Reef Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night post-cruise stay in Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef from £1,309. Please contact us for details.
  • Sydney Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Sydney from £619. Please contact us for details.