Enjoy a 11-night roundtrip cruise from Singapore on board Sapphire Princess, visiting Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.
- Overnight flight from Dublin to Singapore
- All Transfers from airport – hotel – port
- 1 night in a Singapore hotel, room only
- 11 nights onboard the Sapphire Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Singapore to Dublin
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
The cruise departs Singapore and sails to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia before continuing to Nha Trang in Vietnam and on to Ho Chi Minh City. Next is a special trip to the beachside paradise of Sihanoukville in Cambodia before visiting the capital of Thailand, Bangkok (Laem Chabang), and Ko Samui before returning to Singapore.
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.
- Last Refurbished: February 2012
- Guest Capacity: 2,670 lower berths
- Number of Crew: 1,100
- Tonnage: 115,875
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of 15%. Full balance due at 16 weeks
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.
On arrival in Singapore, following your overnight flight, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 5* Sapphire Princess.
Singapore – the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four 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.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu sprawls between the South China Sea and the towering ramparts of the Crocker Range. The capital of Malaysia’s Sabah State in Northern Borneo, the town dates from 1963 and occupies the site of Jesselton, the old British colonial capital. (Jesselton was razed during World War II.)
More importantly, Kota Kinabalu is your gateway to the natural wonders of Northern Borneo. Offshore sit the five coral islands of Tunku Rahman National Park, a Mecca for hikers and divers. To the north is Mt. Kinabalu National Park, home to the highest mountain found between New Guinea and the Himalaya. On a clear day, one can stand on its summit and look across the South China Sea to the Philippines.
The only remainder of the old colonial settlement is Atkinson Clock Tower, built in 1905 and named after the first British District Officer.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
One of Vietnam’s most popular seaside resorts, Nha Trang offers white-sand beaches, azure waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Gaily painted fishing boats line the harbors. Small farm villages nestle in the countryside’s lush valleys. Yet this relaxed city of some 300,000 souls boasts a long and storied past.
Nha Trang was the capital of the Champa Kingdom, which dominated this corner of Southeast Asia for 13 centuries. North of the city, the great Cham Tower complex overlooks the Cai River and offers mute testimony to the kingdom’s glory. Today, the towers attract locals and visitors alike, many of whom come to meditate while contemplating superb views of the river and the bay.
Nha Trang’s tourist district consists of a scattering of colonial-era beachfront hotels and sidewalk cafes. The city was a popular spot for U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
Developed as Cambodia’s sole deepwater port in 1964, Sihanoukville – the former Kampong Som – has become a jealously guarded secret of savvy travelers. This still pristine resort on the Gulf of Thailand boasts beautiful beaches and crystalline waters. Offshore islands offer excellent dive sites and some of the world’s finest big game fishing. Sihanoukville is also renowned for its excellent cuisine featuring superb seafood.
Sihanoukville is located on a peninsula some 155 miles southwest of Phnom Penh.
Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
Laem Chabang is your gateway to Bangkok. This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbor priceless Buddhas and riverboats cruise a maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai people call their nation Muang Thai – “Land of the Free.”
Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, Bangkok is home to more than eight million people. The capital’s proper name is Krung Thep – the “City of Angels.”
Ko Samui, Thailand
The majority of the island’s population resides in Nathorn, Ko Samui’s capital. The island’s first settlers were a mix of Hainanese coconut farmers and Malay fishermen.
Nathorn is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tenders.
Following your departure from the Sapphire Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your overnight flight home to Dublin.