Phone: 516-626-9000

Toll-Free: 800-807-7009

March 01 - 16, 2020

Southeast Asia Highlights

Singapore to Hong Kong

The Six-Star Crystal Symphony

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

Explore the idyllic beaches and lively markets of Thailand and Vietnam, the sacred temples of Angkor Wat, and endless flavors at every turn – all embraced by the cosmopolitan thrills of Singapore and Hong Kong.

All this, plus Roberta and Arnold's exciting bridge program!

Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:
Call us at: 516.626.9000 or 800.807.7009
Fax: 516.626.7255
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

March 01

Singapore

March 02

Singapore

March 03

Cruising the Gulf of Thailand

March 04

Koh Samui, Thailand

March 05

Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand

March 06

Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand

March 07

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

March 08

Cruising the South China Sea

March 09

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

March 10

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

March 11

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam

March 12

Da Nang, Vietnam

March 13

Hanoi/Hongai, Vietnam

March 14

Hanoi/Hongai, Vietnam

March 15

Cruising Hainan Strait

March 16

Hong Kong SAR, China

March 01 - Singapore

Embark PM

Singapore blends the contemporary splendor of a sparkling modern city with influences from throughout the Orient. Its history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism and growth. This island state has grown from a small fishing village to one of Asia's greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied collection of migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown and the heady aroma of spices and curry along Arab Street. You will quickly come to understand why Singapore is acclaimed as the "Crossroads of the East."

March 02 - Singapore

Depart 6 PM

March 03 - Cruising the Gulf of Thailand

March 04 - Koh Samui, Thailand

8 AM to 5 PM

This emerald isle off Thailand's southeast coast, ringed by lovely beaches and gorgeous bays, enjoys both the fun-loving nature of the Thai people, and the peaceful serenity of Buddhism. Visit the beautiful waterfalls at Hin Lut and Na Muang, marvel at the enormous Buddha statue on Fan Isle, or just listen to the breeze whisper in the leaves of a coconut plantation.

March 05 - Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand

Arrive 7:30 AM

The port city of Laem Chabang is your gateway to Bangkok, Thailand's glittering capital. This "City of Angels" is a lustrous city of immense Oriental charm, festooned with ornate temples, shrines and a lacework of canals. Towering golden spires reach for the heavens while sunlight glistens on the majestic Royal Palace and boats laden with produce drift up and down the canals. Shining through this dream-like setting is the hospitality and warmth of the gentle Thais. These talented people have raised folk dance to high art, created mouth-watering cuisine and built a splendid capital, unique in all the world.

March 06 - Bangkok/Laem Chabang, Thailand

Depart 5 PM

March 07 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

8 AM to 10 PM

Founded in 1964 to be Cambodia's primary deepwater port, Sihanoukville has since become a popular tourist destination. It is no wonder, as this spot on the Gulf of Thailand features tropical breezes and beautiful beaches, while nearby islands promise fantastic diving, snorkeling and game fishing. Just inland is the wonder of Angkor Wat, offering an intriguing glimpse into the spectacular achievements of Southeast Asia's greatest civilization. The ruins of this 800-year-old city were rediscovered in the late 19th century and bears testament to the influence this once-powerful city has on Cambodia's modern culture.

March 08 - Cruising the South China Sea

March 09 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Arrive 10 AM

Ho Chi Minh City, known universally and affectionately by residents as Saigon, offer a stimulating insight into Vietnam's eventful past and a glimpse into its hopeful future. Over two decades have passed since American forces left these shores. Since then, Ho Chi Minh City has regained a prosperous air of thriving activity. Rice boats float down the waterways, streets bustle with commerce, scooters speed by and a sense of history fills the air. There are quiet temples to discover, French colonial public buildings to admire and numerous street markets to stroll. Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can be assured of a friendly and hospitable welcome. Ho Chi Minh City serves as our main gateway to the alluring wonders of Cambodia (Kampuchea).

March 10 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Depart 3 PM

March 11 - Cruising the Coast of Vietnam

March 12 - Da Nang, Vietnam

8 AM to 8 PM

Beside the South China Sea, the port city of Da Nang was the former stronghold of the Champa kingdom. During the Vietnam War, this strategically important center was the site of a large U.S. military base. Today, it seems little touched by this momentous chapter in its history. To venture outside Da Nang is to discover a colorful world of diversity and tradition. The specter of bicycles laden with produce, rustic bamboo-framed houses, carts laboriously drawn by water buffalo and rice drying in the sun has changed little in a century. Beyond lie ancient treasures including the revered Marble Mountains and enchanting Hue, Vietnam's former capital.

March 13 - Hanoi/Hongai, Vietnam

Arrive 1 PM

"In Singapore, at Saigon, one exists; at Hanoi, one lives."-Joleaud-Barral, French geographer. One of the great natural wonders of Asia, the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay, or the "Bay of the Descending Dragon," is outstanding. Speckled with over 3,000 karst mountains bursting from the calm water, is Ha Long Bay. Local myths hold that when the forefathers of the land were fighting foreign invaders from the north, the gods from heaven sent a family of dragons to help defend their land. The dragons descended upon what is now Ha Long Bay and began spitting out jewels and jade, which turned into islands and islets upon hitting the sea. The islands functioned as natural barriers against the invaders and the local people survived and vowed eternal honor to the dragon's mercy. Not only is Ha Long Bay's landscape spectacular, but Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, is easily within reach. Hanoi lies in sometimes stark contrast with its southern sister city. While in Saigon, one sees Vietnam's future; in Hanoi, one sees its past. In a city with a population of 2.6 million people and approximately 2 million motorbikes, the downtown intersections represent a free-for-all between pedestrians and cyclists. Surprisingly, Hanoians aren't rushed and scrambling as are the Saigonese. Instead, they stroll and linger, converse and reflect. Old-fashioned in style, Hanoi is a city of lakes and parks, tree-lined, bicycle-filled boulevards, elegant colonial mansions and villas, all of which testify of its French legacy. Venturing into the city is a must and will provide you with a microcosm of Vietnamese culture and a truly memorable experience. Enjoy your adventures ashore!

March 14 - Hanoi/Hongai, Vietnam

Depart 7 PM

March 15 - Cruising Hainan Strait

March 16 - Hong Kong SAR, China

Arrive 8 AM

Although Hong Kong has returned to its original Chinese roots, it still remains a cosmopolitan city with influences, languages and accents from around the world. Here East meets West and the result is electric. Soaring skyscrapers rise from the hills and harbor, blending geography and nature with commercial concrete, steel and pulsating neon in a way that brings traditional Chinese culture and Western-style commerce into perfect harmony. The bustling city streets are lined with teeming markets and sophisticated boutiques tucked tightly into any available crevice. Some of the world's best shopping is found in Central, located on Hong Kong Island and only a short ferry ride away. Discover the beauty and magic of Hong Kong today!

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single fares in Brackets)

Fares are All-Inclusive: All beverages (including wine & liquor), WiFi/internet and gratuities are included.

Port Charge: $750

* Fares include the Book Now Savings and the Early Payment Discount.

Call us for air fares.

Save More: Crystal Society Discount, Onboard Booking Discount

Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
with Book Now Savings*
(single fares in brackets)
E2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Extremely Limited View)
$ 4,972 ( $ 6,463)
E1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Limited View)
$ 5,362 ( $ 6,970)
D (5)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 5,800 ( $ 7,541)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 6,678 ( $ 8,681)
C1 (7,8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 6,873 ( $ 8,935)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,165 ( $10,032)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,263 ( $10,168)
A3 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 7,409 ( $10,373)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 7,604 ( $10,646)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 7,702 ( $10,783)
PH, SH (10, 11)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 11,407 ( $19,961)
PS, SP (10, 11)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 15,404