|Date||Cabin||Fares from (pp)|
|6th March 2019||Inside||£1,899|
A visa for India is required and must be applied for well in advance of travel - please ask for more info.
A discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest for suites, $14.50 per guest for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be added to your onboard account (per day charge). This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet. A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.
Day 1: Fly UK » Singapore
Fly overnight from the UK to Singapore
Day 2-4: Singapore
On arrival, transfer to your 4* hotel for a 3-night stay.
Singapore, 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.
Gardens by the Bay tickets included.
Day 5: Embark Sapphire Princess
Check out of your 4* hotel and transfer to the Singapore Cruise Terminal to embark Sapphire Princess and begin your 11-night India & Asia Cruise.
Day 6: Day at Sea
Spend the day poolside, where you can enjoy hand-tossed pizza served to you just out of the oven, or enjoy the evening at Movies Under the Stars® with fresh popcorn. Don't forget to try The Sanctuary®, a tranquil haven exclusively for adults.
Day 7: 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 8-9: Days at Sea
Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around, or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs. Alternatively, Sapphire Princess can keep you on the run, literally, with paddle tennis, jogging tracks and state-of-the-art gyms equipped with machines that'll keep your heart rate pumping.
Day 10: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka conjures up the exotic and the mysterious. Once known as Ceylon, the island boasts a fantastic landscape that ranges from primeval rain forest to the bustling modern streets of Colombo, the capital. A visitor to Sri Lanka has a wealth of options. Relax on some of the world's finest beaches. Explore the temples, halls and palaces of the last Sinhalese kingdom at Kandy. Or take a guided tour of an elephant orphanage. Colombo also offers an array of charms, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, once a royal pleasure garden, to the Pettah Bazaar, where vendors hawk everything under the sun.
Day 11: Day at Sea
Nights are always a buzz with activity, and it's up to you to choose your pleasure - from live theatre and the big screen, to plush lounges, swanky casinos and dance clubs.
Day 12: Cochin, India
Cochin on the Kerala coast is an exotic fable sprung to life. The city has been a major seaport and trading center since before the Roman Empire. Cultures from three continents met here in trade, and their legacy is reflected in the city's rich heritage. Cochin boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace, an exquisite Synagogue with Chinese floor tiles and old godowns (warehouses) still bursting with spices and coir.
Day 13-15: Days at Sea
It's your last full few days on board... time to top up that tan, buy those last minute mementoes, or perhaps book your next cruise on board in order to receive some excellent benefits.
Day 16: Disembark in Dubai
Disembark Sapphire Princess in Dubai and transfer to your 4* hotel for a 2-night stay.
Day 17-18: Dubai
Dubai has always served as a bridge between East and West. In the past, Dubai's trade links stretched from Western Europe to Southeast Asia and China. The result was the creation of one of the most protean societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam, Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock to its shores while the pace of development continues at a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding Burj Al Arab Hotel. Venture into the desert on an Arabian adventure and after exploring, enjoy a dinner under the stars at an Arabian camp with the Desert Safari tickets we have included.
Day 19: Fly Dubai » UK
Check out of your 4* Dubai hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Terms & Conditions: Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (7th February 2018) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. Please call for live fares and availability. E&OE