B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
|Day||Date||Port / Date||Arrive||Depart|
|1||January 6||Singapore||4:00 PM|
|2||January 7||At Sea|
|3||January 8||Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|4||January 9||Nha Trang, Vietnam||8:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|5||January 10||Da Nang / Hue (Chan May), Vietnam||9:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|6||January 11||At Sea|
|7||January 12||Hong Kong, China||7:00 AM|
|8||January 13||Hong Kong, China||11:00 PM|
|9||January 14||At Sea|
|10||January 15||Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan||7:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|11||January 16||At Sea|
|12||January 17||At Sea|
|13||January 18||Osaka, Japan||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|14||January 19||Toba, Japan||9:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|15||January 20||Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan||6:00 AM|
Day 1**Jan 1 | Honolulu –> Taipei
We begin our journey by boarding an international flight to Taiwan. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2**Jan 2 | Overnight in Taipei
Upon arrival at Taipei, we will proceed to immigration & customs. Then we will board a shuttle bus to an overnight hotel near Taoyuan Airport.
Day 3**Jan 3 | Taipei –> Singapore
Upon our arrival at the Singapore Changi International Airport, an Air and Sea Travel representative will escort us to our hotel. Singapore is the world’s only sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. This Garden City is a great stopover with skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city, a medley of Chinese, Malay, and Indian influences, a tropical climate, tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene.
Day 4**Jan 4 | Singapore | (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will visit Gardens By The Bay, One of Singapore’s top attractions is a flora wonderland. Located next to Marina Bay Sands, this 101-hectare attraction features award-winning conservatories, the iconic Supertrees, and plants that come from temperate and tropical forests. After lunch, we will get to spend some time exploring the maze of awning-draped shops and market stalls in Singapore’s Chinatown. Then, we will Relic Tooth Temple, one of the Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist Temples. We will stop by a Local Handicraft Center and observe craftmen at work up-close. Explore the Civic District of the city, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Our last stop is Merlion Park to enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. We will return to our hotel after dinner.
Day 5**Jan 5 | Singapore | (B)
Full day free at leisure. Please enjoy your day in Singapore.
Day 6**Jan 6 | Singapore – Diamond Princess Cruise | (B)
After breakfast, enjoy our morning before we transfer to Port Singapore to embark on the Diamond Princess. The ship boasts 700 balconies, perfect for capturing incredible landscapes and intriguing city skylines across the globe. As one of only two Princess Cruise ships built in Japan, it’s not surprising this unique vessel can often be found sailing to the most intriguing vacation destinations abroad.
Day 7**Jan 7 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Day 8**Jan 8 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | (L)
This morning, we will arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ships disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 6:00 PM.
Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Highlight Tour (8 Hours)
Today, we will arrive at the port of Phu My (pronounced “Foo Me”), the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau. Over three decades have passed since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, we encounter friendly faces and warm greetings. As we follow the Saigon River and pass through a landscape of small villages, rice paddy fields, and rubber trees, we will arrive at Ho Chi Minh City. First stop is the National History Museum of Vietnam whose collection traces the cultural history of Vietnam with exhibits that feature stone and bronze artifacts, Champa art, ceramics and traditional costumes. At the National Museum Theater, we can enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet performance. We will have an orientation tour of the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, the French Colonial Post Office and a photo stop at Independence Palace or the Former Presidential Palace of South Vietnamese government before 1975. After enjoying the famous traditional Vietnamese Noodles Lunch, we will have a brief visit at Ben Thanh Market to shop before heading back to the pier.
Day 9**Jan 9 | Nha Trang, Vietnam
This morning, we will arrive Nha Trang, Vietnam. Ships disembark at 8:00 AM and embark at 4:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 10**Jan 10 | Da Nang, Vietnam | (L)
This morning, we will arrive Da Nang, Vietnam. Ships disembark at 9:00 AM and embark at 7:00 PM.
Vietnam – Best of Da Nang (7 Hours)
Da Nang is the biggest commercial, educational and transportation hub of this part of Vietnam, but before its modern incarnation, this region was part of the Champa Kingdom, which ruled here between the 7th and early 19th centuries. Some descendants of this kingdom, the Cham people, still live in this region and speak a distinct Malayo-Polynesian language. First, we will transfer to Marble Mountain Village, one of the premier attractions in Da Nang. This group of five striking limestone and marble hills marks the site of caves, temples and, at its base, lovely gardens and a stone-carving village, where sculptors create beautiful artwork from the local marble. Explore the Marble Mountains Cave of Heaven & Hell to admire the many altars carved into stone in the depths of the mountain. Conclude our day with a relaxing visit to Marble Mountain Beach where you’ll enjoy refreshments and the natural beauty of this spot that was made famous during the Vietnam War, when American GIs spent time swimming and surfing on their off-hours at this glorious stretch of golden sand. Now, the beach attracts surfers and tourists from around the world. After enjoying the famous traditional Vietnamese Lunch, we will have a brief visit at the bustling Han Market before heading back to the pier. Originally a small trading post during Vietnam’s time under French control, it has developed into a large marketplace offering flowers, footwear, fabrics, and fruit at excellent prices.
Day 11**Jan 11 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Hong Kong, China.
Day 12**Jan 12 | Hong Kong, China
This morning, we will arrive Hong Kong, China. Ships disembark at 7:00 AM and overnight in Hong Kong.
China – Best of Hong Kong (8 Hours)
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities where East truly meets West. It is one of the world’s most significant financial centers, shopping and food paradise cities. First, we will travel to Victoria Peak, 1,805 feet above sea level. Have your cameras ready as we take in panoramic views of the island, harbor and Kowloon Peninsula. Take time to peruse shops for souvenirs of our peak visit. After that, we will enjoy shopping in Stanley Market. The street is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market in Hong Kong and has since become a major tourist attraction. Enjoy free time to browse, shop or just sightsee. After that, we will go to Repulse Bay, a bay in the southern part of Hong Kong Island, located in the Southern District of Hong Kong. It is one of the most expensive residential areas in Hong Kong. Transfer back to the ship and overnight on the ship.
Day 13**Jan 13 | Hong Kong, China
Today, we can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour. The ship will embark at 11:00 PM.
Day 14**Jan 14 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Taipei, Taiwan.
Day 15**Jan 15 | Taipei, Taiwan | (L)
This morning, we will arrive Taipei, Taiwan. Ships disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 11:00 PM.
Taiwan – Taipei Discovery Tour (8 Hours)
Taipei is Taiwan’s capital city and one of the world’s most important commercial centers. Despite its turbulent history, Taiwan today boasts an economy that is the envy of the world. The port of Keelung is your gateway to Taiwan. Visit the bustling city of Taipei and other interesting areas on this fascinating island in the East China Sea. After we arrive the port of Keelung, we will transfer to Taipei. Our first stop is the National Palace Museum which has one of the world’s largest collections of priceless Chinese art treasures. More than 620,000 art objects are currently stored in the museum. Then we will enjoy our lunch at Taiwan’s iconic Din Tai Fung, a world-famous, award-winning restaurant specializing in Xiaolongbao (small steamed dumplings). Afterward, we will drive to Taipei 101, located in Xinyi business district (the most developed business district in the capital city of Taipei). Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper of Taipei, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center and was ranked as the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010. We can also walk around the Xin Yi Commercial Center, a newly developed area in Taiwan. It is a modern place for the younger generation to hang out.
Day 16**Jan 16 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Osaka, Japan.
Day 17**Jan 17 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Osaka, Japan.
Day 18**Jan 18 | Osaka, Japan
This morning, we will arrive Osaka, Japan. Ships disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 7:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 19**Jan 19 | Toba, Japan
This morning, we will arrive Toba, Japan. Ships disembark at 9:00 AM and embark at 6:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join some optional tour.
Day 20**Jan 20 | Yokohama – Tokyo
Arrive at Osanbashi Passenger Terminal. After disembarking, we will transfer to Odaiba and visit the 19-meter tall Gundam RX 0 Statue, one of the most significant comic attractions in Japanese cartoon (manga) industry. Today Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for local residents and tourists alike. Enjoy our shopping time and lunch here before we transfer to our hotel.
Day 21**Jan 21| Tokyo | (B)
Full day free at leisure. You can visit Tokyo’s most famous upscale market shopping, dining and entertainment district – The Ginza, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. Or you can enjoy a shopping day at Shinjuku, Tokyo’s most vibrant commercial center, with many alleys, nooks, and crannies. Nearby, Shibuya is a center for fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan’s fashion and entertainment trends.
Day 22**Jan 22 | Tokyo –> Honolulu | (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Narita International Airport for our return flight to Honolulu, taking with us the lasting memories of this wonderful Cruise to Southeast Asia and Japan.
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