Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Eastern Contrasts

Explore Southeast Asia, a land of contrasts where ancient and modern combine, on this all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Seven Seas Voyager, with highlights including Java, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. Includes return flights from the UK and choice of complimentary shore excursions

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19 nights from £9659pp

Luxury Holiday
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Ko Samui
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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FREE 3-night land programme! Enjoy a 3-night pre-cruise land programme in Bali or opt for the 3-night post-cruise land programme in Hong Kong

Special offer prices! Subject to availability

Eastern Contrasts Special Offer

From the idyllic island of Java to the lively capital of Bangkok in Thailand, and Vietnam's ancient cities, this luxury cruise showcases the iconic sights of Southeast Asia.

Discover the stunning Geodong Songo Temple during your time on the beautiful island of Java, and explore Singapore, a melting pot of cultures and a fusion of old and new, from colourful quarters to world-class shopping districts. Seven Seas Voyager then cruises to Ko Samui, Thailand's third largest island which offers outstanding natural beauty. Perhaps visit the elephant camp or the island's iconic temples - the Big Buddha Temple, Wat Plai Laem Temple and Khunaram Temple.

Spend two days in the lively capital of Bangkok, which was once a small trading centre serving the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Today it is a thriving city with a wealth of history and iconic sights, including the ornate Wat Arun temple. Sihanoukville is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and snorkelling hotpots, not forgetting the magnificent Buddhist temples. Enjoy a thrilling tuk-tuk ride or head to the breathtaking Ream National Park with its evergreen forests and mangrove swamps.

An overnight stop in bustling Ho Chi Minh City gives ample time to see the sights, including the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast underground network which protected thousands of Vietnamese during the war. See the ancient towers of Nha Trang and moor in Da Nang, gateway to the imperial city of Hue. The final port of call is Hong Kong, arguably one of the best places to shop in the world. Enjoy a panoramic city tour, learn about ancient Chinese customs, or opt for the Nine Dragons tour which explores the Chinese belief that nine dragons lie under the surrounding hills.

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Eastern Contrasts Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Benoa (Bali, Indonesia)

Overnight flight to Benoa.

Day 2 - Benoa

Arrive in Benoa and head to the port to embark Seven Seas Voyager.

Day 3 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Semarang (Java)

The city of Semarang is located on the island of Java. During the Dutch colonial era the city was a major port and still is today. Choose from two complimentary excursions - a tour of Semarang's main sights including Sam Poo Kong and Simpang Square, or discover the beautiful Gedong Songo Temple complex.

Day 5 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Day 6 - Singapore

Singapore, which translates to the Lion City, is located on the tip of the Malaysian peninsula. It is a melting pot of cultures and home to colourful quarters and world-class shopping facilities. Today there are thirteen complimentary shore excursions to choose from, including a panoramic city tour, a visit to the Tiger Brewery which produces the country's national beer, and a unique riverboat, trishaw and coach tour.

Day 7 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Day 8 - Ko Samui (Thailand)

Thailand's third largest island, Ko Samui is surrounded by other idyllic islands and promises outstanding natural beauty. Choose from today's five complimentary shore excursions. Perhaps see the sights on an orientation tour taking in an elephant camp and the Plai Laem temple, or discover three of the island's iconic temples - the Big Buddha Temple, Wat Plai Laem Temple and Khunaram Temple. Alternatively, visit the elephant camp and enjoy a Thai lunch in a local beachside restaurant.

Days 9-10 - Bangkok

Thailand's lively capital, Bangkok, began life as a small trading centre serving the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Since then it has grown into the thriving city that it is today. Spend time exploring independently, or uncover Thai history during a fascinating visit to the Ancient City which houses replica buildings and villages. Alternatively, learn about ancient traditions as you visit the Wooden Pavilion, the largest wood-carved structure in Thailand.

Day 11 - Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville is renowned for its beaches and snorkelling hotspots, not forgetting the ornate Buddhist temples. Today there are six complimentary shore excursions to choose from, including a tuk-tuk tour showcasing the city centre, beaches and main market, and a day exploring Ream National Park with its evergreen forests and mangrove swamps. It is also possible to kayak on the river which winds through this stunning national park.

Day 12 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Days 13-14 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and was formerly known as Saigon. Choose from seven complimentary shore excursions. Learn the art of food-garnishing during a unique cooking demonstration, discover the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast underground network which protected thousands of Vietnamese during the war. Alternatively, board a boat and cruise down the Mekong, enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 15 - Nha Trang

Nha Trang is located on the Song Cai River and home to several ancient Cham Towers. Today's complimentary shore excursions include a pedicab ride showcasing the Oceanographic institute, King Bao Dai's villas, and the Dam Market where you'll have time to browse at leisure. There is also a half-day tour offering an in-depth look at rural life with visits to farms, schools and villages.

Days 16-17 - Da Nang

Da Nang is the gateway to the imperial city of Hue. There are seven complimentary shore excursions for you to choose from today. Discover Vietnam's natural beauty and historic sites on a tour taking in Da Nang and Marble Beach or explore the well-preserved ancient area of Hoi An, renowned for its wooden architecture. There is also a yoga-based excursion.

Day 18 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Day 19 - Hong Kong (China)

Hong Kong is a major trading port and is arguably one of the best places to shop in the world. There are eleven complimentary shore excursions including a panoramic tour of Hong Kong, and the chance to learn about ancient Chinese customs as you do Tai Chi, sample a traditional meal consisting of dim sum and drink tea, an essential element in Chinese folk medicine. You can also join the Nine Dragons tour which explores the Chinese belief that nine dragons lie under the surrounding hills.

Day 20 - Hong Kong - UK

Disembark Seven Seas Voyager and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • 18-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Up to 46 included shore excursions
  • Beverages, including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship
  • In-suite mini-bar including soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Fitness programmes and use of sauna and steam rooms
  • Butler service in Penthouse Suites and above
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • On-board activites
  • Gratuities
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