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Day 1: Fly UK » Shanghai
Fly overnight from the UK to Shanghai
Day 2-4: Shanghai
On arrival in Beijing, transfer to the hotel for your 3-night stay.
Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, this seaport is a vigorous modern metropolis with a rich Chinese heritage. A trip to Shanghai is not complete without strolling the Bund, a colonial-era street with neoclassical and art deco architecture. Why not visit the Jade Buddha Temple or the beautiful Yu Garden. Don't forget to stop and pick up authentic Chinese souvenirs in the Old City God's Temple Market.
Day 5: Shanghai - Embark Celebrity Millennium
Transfer to Baoshan Port to embark Celebrity Millennium for your 12-night cruise to Hong Kong.
Day 6: Day at Sea
The grand and luxurious Celebrity Millennium is a firm favourite of the Celebrity Fleet for a reason (well, many reasons): luxurious, classic, offering a range of features and activities to really enhance your cruise experience.
Day 7: Busan
It is Busan's premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.
Day 8: Day at Sea
Get closer to the stars on the top deck at the Rooftop Terrace. You can catch an alfresco movie in chic, intimate surroundings accompanied by themed drinks and snacks.
Day 9: Taipei (Keelung)
A city of contrasts on one of the most diverse and beautiful islands in the South Pacific. Stroll along one of Taipei's lovely new riverside pathways or hike through Yangmingshan National Park with its bamboo forests, majestic mountains and hot springs. In the evening, visit the Shilin Night Market for great shopping and delectable edibles.
Day 10: Day at Sea
Fancy taking in a show? Make sure you head to the Main Theatre where you can catch cutting-edge productions from fairy tales to comedies, stadium-style concerts to musical theatre. There’s something for everyone.
Day 11-12: Manila
Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila is the urban hub of the Philippines’ 7,000 islands. Explore the markets and backstreets of Quiapo and Chinatown where you can find goldsmiths, herbalists, teahouses and shops selling mooncakes, incense, paper money to burn for ancestors, trinkets and all kinds of local curios. The Intramuros walled Spanish fortress is the oldest part of the city. Jutting out into Manila Bay on a narrow peninsula, this was the site of the original Muslim settlement over which the Spanish built their isolated outpost. As a counterpoint, visit the lively centre of modern Manila—Makati—where you can shop, eat and drink to your heart's content. You'll get caught up in the unique vibe that comes from the many locals who are here to work, relax and play. End the day enjoying one of the legendary sunsets over Manila Bay.
Day 13: Day at Sea
The ice-topped Martini Bar is located at the hub of the fourth deck, and is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks. Choose your favourite from the menu of classic and contemporary martinis.
Day 14: Hue/Danang (Chan May)
The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Explore the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda. Pago Pago is the main settlement on Tutuila, surrounded by peaks rising out of deepwater harbour rimmed with palm-shaded beaches.
Day 15: Day at Sea
A day spent at sea is the perfect chance to experience the on board Vegas-style Fortunes Casino. They have a great selection of classic table games, or why not try your luck at the slots?
Day 16: Hong Kong
Skyscrapers form a glistening forest of steel and glass, junks and sampans ply the busy harbour waters, and the green hills of Kowloon beckon. Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world's great travel destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong - literally "Fragrant Harbour" - has lost none of its charm, excitement or exoticism. While modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels dominate the skyline, the narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortune tellers and bonesetters. The endless array of shops in one of the world's great monuments to capitalism, commerce and enterprise offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and ancient porcelain to the latest consumer electronics.
Day 17: Hong Kong » Fly UK
After breakfast on board, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
Day 18: Arrive in the UK