Gratuities on board the ship are not included in the cruise fare and are at the discretion of each individual passenger based on the level of service performed. However, Star Clippers suggest €8 per person per night on-board
Transfers are not included but can be for an extra cost. Please ask the team for more details.
Day 1: Fly UK » Dubai, UAE
Fly to Dubai and transfer to your 4* hotel for a 3-night stay.
Day 2-3: Dubai, UAE
Dine in decadence at the Burj Al Arab hotel, treat yourself in the shopping district at Atlantis, The Palm or just simply relax on Sunset Beach. With the one of the best views of the Burj Al Arab this beach is a hive of activity and one of the emirate's most beautiful stretches of sand. Don’t leave without experimenting with street eats in Deira, a beachside breakfast on Kite Beach or rooftop dining in Dubai Marina. With more than 200 nationalities living in Dubai, they’ve got nearly every craving covered. Uncover some of the best spots to eat in the city.
Burj Khalifa 148th Floor tickets included.
Day 4: Fly Dubai » Phuket, Thailand
Check out of your 4* hotel and transfer to Dubai airport for an overnight flight to Phuket.
Day 5: Phuket, Thailand
After an overnight flight you will arrive in Phuket where a transfer will be waiting to take you to to the cruise terminal to embark Star Clipper and begin your 7 night Thailand & Penang Cruise.
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, lies in the Andaman Sea and is joined to the mainland by a causeway. The landscape is one of lush green hills, coconut groves and rubber plantations, with a coastline dotted with a dozen spectacular beaches. Phuket is a holiday paradise with the lively area of Patong providing the up-beat resort life with its many shops, restaurants and bars, leaving the rest of the island to show off her natural beauty and unspoiled culture.
Day 6: Ko Butang or Ko Adang, Thailand
These islands are close to the Malaysian island of Langkawi and are characterised by towering rock formations and beautiful beaches. Crystal clear seas team with marine life, ideal for snorkelling and diving or simply enjoying a relaxing swim.
Day 7: Penang, Malaysia
“The Pearl of the Orient” lies off the northwestern coast of Malaysia and is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. The capital, Georgetown, bears the stamp of a mixture of foreign influences and boasts a 65 story skyscraper called the Komtar, a complex of department stores, restaurants, theatres and squash courts. In total contrast, this beautiful island is home to one of the finest Buddhist temples in south-east Asia, Kek Lok Si Temple.
Day 8: Ko Adang - Butang Group, Thailand
The Butang Group of islands is about as far south as you can go on the western coast of Thailand. Protected by the Ko Tarutao National Park, this 61-island archipelago is only a stone’s throw from the Malaysian border and way, way off the radar screen of tourist groups. The only habitations on Ko Adang are the Park offices and since there aren’t many visitors, the pristine beaches and deserted coves are all yours.
Day 9: Ko Rok Nok, Thailand
One of the 15 islands that make up the Lanta group, just off the East Coast of Thailand, these islands are part of a National Marine Park.
Day 10: Phang Nga Bay & Ko Hong, Thailand
The sheer-sided sea mountains that rise vertically out of Phang Nga Bay form some of Thailand’s most spectacular scenery. Home to James Bond Island, the islands in this region feature wonderful white sandy beaches and superb coral reefs.
Ko Hong (“hong meaning room”), part of the Ko Hong archipelago is so named because of its large internal lagoon. One of the prettiest bays in the area, huge monolithic rocks provide shade all day long on a beautiful white silica sand beach.
Day 11: Ko Similan or Ko Miang, Thailand
The Similan Islands, or Nine Islands as they are also known because of their number, nestle in the Andaman Sea to the north of Phuket and are world-renowned among diving enthusiasts for underwater sightseeing. Accessible only by sea, The Similan Islands are stunningly beautiful with scenes straight out of your dreams of a tropical paradise.
Day 12: Disembark in Phuket, Thailand
Disembark Star Clipper in Phuket and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 13: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Duration includes overnight flight/hotels. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (15 April 2019) 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