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|9th November 2018||Inside||£3,479|
Day 1: Fly UK » Singapore
Fly overnight from the UK to Singapore.
Day 2-3: Singapore
Upon arrival in Singapore, transfer to your 4* hotel for a 2-night stay. Explore a compact, fascinating city-state that's truly global. A onetime British trading post, its diverse past is reflected everywhere, from its old Chinese quarter and colourful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers and common language, English. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River or a pedicab ride through town, or enjoy the quiet at the National Orchid Garden. Interested in Asian medicine? A special medicinal restaurant can prescribe just the menu to help you feel your best. Discover a world of wonders at the award winning garden attraction – Gardens by the Bay, featuring more than 500,000 plants from over 2,200 species with the tickets that we've included.
Day 4: Embark in Singapore
After breakfast, make your way to the ship, Norwegian Jewel for her 19-night 'Premium All Inclusive' Singapore to Australia Cruise.
Day 5: Day at Sea
Bring your game face to Norwegian's outdoor Sports Complex for basketball, volleyball and dodgeball. Take a spin with Flywheel Sports® or a high-energy Zumba® fitness class. Or seek inner peace from the top deck during your daily yoga routine and breathe in fresh ocean air. Sweat it out however you like.
Day 6: Semarang, Java
Journey to the Javanese jungle and discover the temple of Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Venture further to the Dieng Plateau to explore stunning scenery, volcanic vents and 8th century Hindu temples. Try out your negotiating skills on the street vendors and get a bargain on jewellery, bags, sarongs and other crafts. Celebrate your win over spicy dishes of vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. And don't forget to touch the foot of a Buddha for luck before you leave.
Day 7: Day at Sea
Norwegian Jewel features up to 15 bars and lounges, each with its own unique vibe. Dance to the ultraviolet energy at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Sip champagne, sake or scotch. Lounge poolside with an umbrella drink. Play pool at the pub. Follow your mood and mingle.
Day 8-9: Benoa, Bali
This exquisite island is known for terraced rice fields, beautiful beaches and volcanic mountains. Its lush countryside is home to iconic stone temples and mischievous monkeys. Historic sites like the Cliffside Uluwatu Temple mesmerise visitors. Soak up the atmosphere of villages filled with beautiful arts and crafts. From scenic vistas to cultural performances, there's bound to be something to invigorate your mind and body.
Day 10: Komodo, Indonesia
No myth here, real dragons with forked tongues run about the island in search of prey and carrion. One of three major islands making up Komodo National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo is the natural habitat of the Komodo dragon, a prehistoric-looking lizard up to 10 feet long. If you're leery of these reptiles, the ecologically diverse waters around the island provide superb diving and snorkelling and are home to graceful manta rays, dolphins and even seahorses.
Day 11-12: Darwin, Australia
Australia's only tropical capital city, Darwin is rich in culture and ethnically diverse. Whilst the Northern Territory boasts some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet, the city's innovative museums celebrate the city's past and the galleries showcase the region's rich indigenous art. For a tamer experience, enjoy the city's wonderful gardens, or browse for authentic Aboriginal art pieces and crafts and take a little piece of Australia home with you.
Day 13-14: Days at Sea
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, Norwegian's complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, their Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef's Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
Day 15-16: Cairns, Australia
Ride through the magnificent rainforest aboard the historic Kuranda Railway. Unwind your way through rugged mountains and waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines. Or immerse yourself in tradition at the Tjapuki Aboriginal Culture Park, and maybe take home a boomerang. Take a waterfront walk along the Esplanade Boardwalk with beautiful views of the mountains and sea, have a snack at one of the many eateries, or people-watch whilst the little ones play in one of the playgrounds or small water parks.
Day 17: Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands
A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, water sports are the main attraction here, from kayaking to water skiing. Take a day-trip to Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven Beach, one of the most-photographed places in Australia, with gorgeous turquoise, clear water and sugar-white sand. Airlie's manmade lagoon in the heart of town is ideal for relaxing, swimming or even having a picnic - spend an hour there or two. If getting a move on is more your speed, head out to the Bicentennial Walkway for a walk or short bike ride.
Day 18: Day at Sea
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Jewel, there's never a dull moment. Enjoy a magical evening with Norwegian's magician and comedy show. Get mesmerised by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou. Groove to the music of the psychedelic 70's during their Band on the Run performance. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party. It's showtime. All the time.
Day 19: Brisbane, Australia
Australia's third largest city and the capital of Queensland, this modern, vibrant city offers plenty to see and do. Lush mountains backing the city offer breathtaking views. Nearby, stunning forests and wineries await. The South Bank of the Brisbane River offers a diverse mix of parklands, cafés, boutiques, museums and galleries to explore. Or visit the markets downtown and in Chinatown where you can practise you chopstick technique.
Day 20: Day at Sea
When you want some "me" time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 speciality treatments offered. At Norwegian's onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let their pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture and a full menu of services.
Day 21: Newcastle, Australia
The charming, laid-back beachside city of Newcastle offers a beautiful coastline and diverse natural landscapes ranging from lush rainforests to preserved wetlands to coastal sand dunes. The most spectacular views of the beaches and harbor are found at Fort Scratchley Historic Site, where you can also learn about the city's naval and mining history in the system of underground tunnels. In addition to its celebrated beaches, the city's ocean baths are amongst the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a dip and then trade your bathing suit for high fashion in the Junction or go more low key with a bohemian look from the local shops on Darby Street. Before you head back to the ship, grab some fish and chips with a friendly local.
Day 22: Disembark in Sydney
Disembark Norwegian Jewel and make your way to your 4* hotel for a 2-night stay in Sydney.
Day 23: Sydney
Sydney's harbor is the hub from which there's much to see and do. You'll want to explore this area, home of the iconic Opera House. Admire the skyline, swim at a harbor beach or cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Want to see surfing? Grab your sunblock and towel and spend the day on world-famous Bondi Beach, or take a scenic walk on the coast from Bondi to Coogee Beach. The Rocks district is a shopper's mecca offering a wide variety of goods, from woodcrafts and unique art to outback fashions. See the inside of one of the worlds most instantly recognisable and famous buildings - the iconic Sydney Opera House with the tickets we have included!
Day 24: Fly Sydney » UK
Make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 25: Arrive in the UK
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