Take an incredible dream cruise of a lifetime from Perth on Australia’s gorgeous Western coast to Singapore via Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand on this wonderful 12-night cruise in the luxury of the 5* Sun Princess.
Option to extend your stay in Australia or Singapore available – call for details
|DESTINATION||Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand & Singapore|
|FROM||Dublin / Perth|
|DATE||25 November 2019|
|DURATION||12 Night Cruise|
Cruise from the capital of Western Australia, Perth, to see the treasures of South East Asia. Your first stop is the beautiful island paradise of Lombok, Indonesia, before you cruise to fascinating Penang in Malaysia, where European, Malaysian, Hindu, Arabic and Chinese cultures met, melded and flourished. Next, you visit the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea” – the iconic Thai island of Phuket before a visit to Lagkawi, a group of 99 tropical islands, part of Malaysia. Your penultimate port of call is the mighty city of Kuala Lumpur before your cruise finishes in delightful Singapore.
Option to extend your stay in Australia available – call for details
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1-2: Travel from Dublin to Perth, Western Australia:
Day 3: Perth (Freemantle), Western Australia:
On arrival in Perth, following your indirect overnight flight, you will be transferred to the port to board the 5* Sun Princess, your home for the next 12 nights. You ship departs in the evening.
Lying at the mouth of the Swan River, historic Fremantle – founded in 1829 – is your gateway to Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the Swan River some 15 miles upriver from Fremantle, Perth is a bustling city where soaring high-rises co-exist with elegant sandstone buildings from the colonial era. Life here moves at a slower pace, so during your visit, relax and savor the bounties of Western Australia, from the wonders of the bush to the wineries of the Swan Valley, from excellent shopping to a leisurely cruise on the Swan River.
Perth’s explosive growth in recent decades has engulfed the old historic port of Fremantle – some 70 percent of Western Australia’s population live in and around Perth.
Day 4-6: At Sea:
Day 7: Lombok, Indonesia:
The crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait separate the island of Lombok from its neighbor Bali. For experienced travelers, Lombok will seem a throwback to Bali’s halcyon days – reminiscent, indeed, of that island some 30 years ago, before globalization brought a steady stream of development to its shores. Like its neighbor, Lombok is renowned for its traditional craft villages. Artisans produce the exquisite brocaded cloth called songket, elegant woodcarvings, and superb pottery made from local hillside clays. The island also possesses great natural beauty, from the dramatic rice terraces and plantations of the south to the tropical rain and cloud forests of the north. Lombok is home to Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest peak, a magnificent volcano soaring over 12,000 feet above sea level.
The Lombok Strait is part of the Wallace Line – a major eco-geographical boundary separating the flora and fauna of East Indonesia and Australia from West Indonesia. Many species found on Lombok, for example, are not found on neighboring Bali, just 20 miles away across the strait.
Day 8-10: At Sea:
Day 11: Penang, Malaysia :
In 1786 Francis Light persuaded the Sultan of Kedah to cede Pulau Pinang – the “Isle of Betel nut” – to the English crown. Legend has it that Light persuaded his men to clear the overgrown island of Penang by firing a cannon filled with gold coins into the jungle as an incentive. The island was renamed Prince of Wales Island, and its major town was christened Georgetown after King George III. Whether the story is true or not, Penang quickly became a major trading port for tea, spices, china and cloth. Here European, Malaysian, Hindu, Arabic and Chinese cultures met, melded and flourished. Today George Town is a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its unique heritage and its exotic blend of cultures.
George Town is perhaps the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. It boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Day 12: Phuket, Thailand :
Hailed as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea,” this island off Thailand’s long southern coast boasts a colorful history. A crossroads for trade, Phuket has been a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island’s natural resources, which include tin, hardwoods and rubber. In the past half-century, Phuket has enjoyed wide popularity as one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travelers are drawn to the island’s beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic, forested hills.
Day 13: Langkawi, Malaysia:
Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends that feature ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance. Langkawi has been accorded the Geopark status by UNESCO, for its beautiful geological heritage of stunning landscapes, karsts, caves, sea-arches, stacks, glacial dropstones and fossils. With a geological history dating back 500 million years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind.
Day 14: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia:
From a lawless huddle of kampongs in the trackless jungle, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city has grown into a fascinating metropolis. Steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. The commercial, financial, economic and cultural heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (better known as KL), is a melting pot. Its population of 1.6 million is comprised of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and a mix of different cultures including Eurasians and others.
Kuala Lumpur is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. The city was founded in the 1850s as a tin mining outpost.
Day 15: Singapore:
Singapore – the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of five million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.
Following your departure from the Sun Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
Option to extend your stay in Australia and/or Singapore available – call for details
12 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Sun Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Sun Princess)
Radiant venues to exclusive dining options truly make this spectacular vessel shine.
Sun Princess truly lights up the seas, serving up tantalizing cuisine, dazzling live entertainment and new experiences with our Discovery at SEA™ programs. Relax in The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, or put your feet up at Movies Under the Stars®, whatever you decide to do, your time on board will be unforgettable.
Dates & Prices
|25 November 2019||€1,699||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|25 November 2019||€2,159||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|25 November 2019||€2,199||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
Option to extend your stay in Australia and/or Singapore available – call for details
- Flights from Dublin to Perth, Western Australia
- Return transfers from port to airport
- 12 nights onboard the 5* Sun Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flights from Singapore to Dublin
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15%
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.