B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner | SD: Special Dinner
Day 1**May 15 | Honolulu –> Shanghai
We begin our journey by boarding an international flight to Shanghai. Meals and snacks will be served on the plane.
Day 2**May 16 | Overnight in Shanghai
Upon arrival at Shanghai, we will proceed to immigration & customs. Then we will transfer to an overnight hotel in Shanghai.
Day 3**May 17 | Shanghai –> Singapore | (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Shanghai airport for our flight to 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**May 18 | Singapore – Sapphire Princess Cruise | (B)
After breakfast, enjoy your day before we transfer to Port Singapore to embark on the Sapphire Princess. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of our sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa. There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song. The ship will overnight in Singapore.
Day 5**May 19 | Departure Singapore
Today, the ship will leave Singapore at 2:00pm to start our cruise adventure to Grand Asia.
Day 6**May 20 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Day 7**May 21 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
This morning, we will arrive at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Disembark at 11:00 AM and embark at 7:00 PM.
Kota Kinabalu City Tour (4 Hours)
Kota Kinabalu is located between the South China Sea and the towering ramparts of the Crocker Range. It has been the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah State in Northern Borneo since 1963 and occupies the site of Jesselton, the old British colonial capital. (Jesselton was razed during World War II.). The city tour will introduce us to this modern Malaysian city. We will pass by the Atkinson Clock Tower, an enduring landmark built in 1902 and the oldest standing structure in the whole of Sabah that survived the air raids and blitz of World War II. We will have photo stops at two memorable structures, the City Mosque and the Tun Mustapha Tower. The 30-story circular glass and steel Tower is one of only three buildings in the world constructed in this “suspended” manner and is the second tallest building on the island. We will visit the magnificent Sabah Museum, a showcase of Sabah’s rich cultural heritage and one of the best places to learn about the indigenous culture as well as view weapons and artifacts. The flagship Sabah Museum Complex sits on over 40 acres and is surrounded by lush gardens. It is located at Old Palace Hill (Bukit Istana Lama) and consists of the Main Building, the Science and Technology Center, the Heritage Village, Ethno-Botanical Garden, and the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum. Its architecture was inspired by traditional island structures. We will also find a number of traditional buildings including the Skull Hut and native houses of varied architectural designs in the Heritage Village. We will complete our Kota Kinabalu experience with a short stop at the Handicraft Market to buy some local souvenirs before returning to the ship.
Day 8**May 22 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Manila, Philippines.
Day 9**May 23 | Manila, Philippines
This morning, we will arrive at Manila, Philippines. Disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 6:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join an optional tour (fee apply).
Day 10**May 24 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Hong Kong, China.
Day 11**May 25 | Hong Kong, China
This morning, we will arrive at Hong Kong, China. 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 lunch, 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 12**May 26 | Hong Kong, China
Today, we can explore the city on our own or join an optional tour (fee apply). The ship will embark at 11:00 PM.
Day 13**May 27 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Taipei, Taiwan.
Day 14**May 28 | Taipei, Taiwan | (L)
This morning, we will arrive at Taipei, Taiwan. Disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 6:00 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 at 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 15**May 29 | Okinawa, Japan
This morning, we will arrive at Okinawa, Japan. Disembark at 1:30 PM and embark at 9:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join an optional tour (fee apply).
Day 16**May 30 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Nagasaki, Japan.
Day 17**May 31 | Nagasaki, Japan
This morning, we will arrive at Nagasaki, Japan. Disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 7:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join an optional tour (fee apply).
Day 18**Jun 1 | Hakata, Japan
This morning, we will arrive at Hakata, Japan. Disembark at 7:00 AM and embark at 7:00 PM. We can explore the city on our own or join an optional tour (fee apply).
Day 19**Jun 2 | At Sea
Today is a Sea Day; we are on our way to Shanghai, China.
Day 20**Jun 3 | Shanghai
Arrive at Shanghai Wusongkou Port International Cruise Terminal. After disembarking, we will transfer to The Bund, the Landmark of Shanghai, with many historical buildings along the river. All these buildings were used by government organizations a few years back. Now, there are many restaurants, bars, clubs and boutiques in them. We will explore the Special Economic Zone of Pudong and walk along the East Side of Huangpu River with memorable views of the Bund and Pu Dong (the new financial district). We have arranged a visit to a Silk Factory to see the process of silk production, from silk worms to finished goods and shop for silk products in the gift shop. After that, we will be at the entrance to the Bazaar or Open Market at the City God Temple. We can enjoy shopping for souvenirs or checking out food shops. Overnight hotel in Shanghai.
Day 21**Jun 4 | Shanghai –> Honolulu | (B, L)
We will enjoy some free time in the morning. At noon, check-out from our hotel, and enjoy a Shanghainese Style Dim Sum Meal. Then, we will transfer to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport for our return flight to Honolulu, taking with us the lasting memories of this wonderful Cruise to Grand Asia.
Written notice is required for any cancellation. The cancellation fee will be as follow:
** After Jan.15, 2020, $200 plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** After Feb.15, 2020, 50% of total price plus any other service fee caused from the cancellation;
** From Mar. 15, 2020 or withdrawing during the tour shall be regarded as willingly giving up all rights concerned, 100% of total price, and request for other services as a substitute/replacement shall not be accepted. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance when you make your reservation
Price from: $4,688.00
Includes: Tax and fuel surcharge
(SINGLE SUPP: $2700)