Feel like a VIP from the moment you step on-board, with palatial interiors, exquisite eateries and complimentary welcome Champagne. Enjoy an elevated All Inclusive experience, with premium spirits, fine wines, gourmet dining and gratuities included at no additional cost. Embark on a holistic wellbeing journey at sea, with an exclusive mindful living program on-board with Dr. Andrew Weil, or indulge your inner intellectual with the array of presentations and workshops available via Seabourn Conversations.
This exquisite itinerary begins in Hong Kong, with a two night stay at a 5 Star resort in the heart of this eclectic city. From here you’ll embark the stunning Seabourn Ovation for a captivating 14 night cruise escape. Glide through the limestone outcrops and turquoise waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay and cruise along the stunning coastline of Da Nang, finishing your voyage in the Lion City of Singapore. After an overnight stay at the iconic Raffles Singapore hotel, embark the elegant Eastern & Oriental express for a luxurious rail journey guaranteed to exceed expectations, finishing your trip with a two night stop-off in the glittering metropolis of Bangkok.
Kick start your trip with a two night stay at the lavish Peninsula Hong Kong, which simply exudes elegance and glamour. Widely regarded as ‘The Grand Dame’ of the Far East, this exquisite property sets the standard for the rest of your exotic escape, commanding a prime position offering panoramic views across Victoria Harbour.
Indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the elite Peninsula Spa, or sample world-class dishes at the hotel’s epicurean eateries. Drink in exhilarating views of the cinematic skyline on a traditional harbour cruise, or reach dizzying heights on the funicular railway up to The Peak. Culture-seekers can embrace the opportunity to visit the Big Buddha, one of the destination’s most acclaimed outdoor attractions, whilst foodies will love the chance to sample the cities succulent street food.
After your whistle-stop tour of Hong Kong, embark the Seabourn Ovation and begin your scintillating sailing with two days at sea. Make the most of the abundant on-board facilities, soaking up the sunshine on the pool deck and treating your palette at the enticing bars and restaurants.
Continue on the spectacular sailing to the ethereal Halong Bay, where the vibrant emerald waters are scattered with jungle-clad limestone outcrops and secluded islands. Drink in the exhilarating views of this captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site, teeming with lush tropical greenery and other worldly panoramas. Channel your inner adventurer with a Halong Bay Kayak Excursion, with the chance to discover the mystical Hang Co Cave and visit the sleepy fishing village of Vung Vieng.
Spend the following day at sea, and brush up on your knowledge of the local wildlife at a Ventures By Seabourn™ presentation.
Dazzling Da Nang is your next port of call, bursting with rugged mountain ranges, ornate temples and verdant vistas. Explore the quaint pagoda temples and tranquil Buddhist sanctuaries that carpet the dramatic mountain ranges, or capture show-stopping photographs of the emerald landscapes at Son Tra Mountain National Park.
After exploring this characterful corner of Vietnam, enjoy another day of cruising the open ocean, with the chance to refresh and recharge courtesy of a signature spa treatment on-board.
Days 9 – 11
After the relaxed pace and tranquil natural landscapes of Halong Bay and Da Nang, you will continue on your exotic escapade with a two night port stop at the hypnotic Ho Chi Minh City. A haven for history enthusiasts, guests can embark on a range of exhilarating excursions. Venture into the expansive Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about their pivotal role in the Vietnam War, or wander through the opulent Independence Palace. There will be no shortage of photo opportunities, with a fascinating collection of French colonial architecture scattered throughout the city, including the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, which was built using authentic materials shipped over from France. Rummage for hidden gems at Ben Thanh Market, and sample exotic local tastes with the abundance of street food offerings.
Another serene day at sea will follow, when you can unwind with a book on top-deck, or try your luck in the Card Room or casino.
Days 12 – 14
Next, you will have the opportunity to luxuriate on some of Cambodia’s most sensational stretches of white-sand as you call at the bustling port of Sihanoukville. Whether you are indulging in a beachfront dining experience under the sun or sampling carefully curated cocktails at one of the many coastal bars and clubs, this thriving beach resort won’t disappoint. If you are keen to venture beyond the beach, the lush Kbal Chhay Waterfall offers an ethereal excursion in the heart of the surrounding mangrove forests.
After cruising overnight, you’ll dock at Koh Kood in Thailand the following morning. Famed for its award-winning beaches, vast jungles and tumbling waterfalls, experience a veritable paradise on earth as you soak up the electric natural offerings.
From here, you’ll continue on to the port of Laem Chabang, offering access to both Pattaya and Bangkok. From temple scenery to jungle greenery, there’s an excursion to suit every taste at this final stop-off, from the captivating Sanctuary of Truth to the authentic floating markets and verdant Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.
Days 15 – 17
Your final two days on-board Seabourn Ovation will be spent sailing the sun-kissed Gulf of Thailand, with the chance for one last pamper session at the spa before disembarking in the futuristic melting pot that is Singapore. Here, you’ll check-in to the elite Raffles Singapore hotel, an international icon of elegance and luxury, and the perfect extension of your opulent experience at sea. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the glittering spa facility, unwind in your upgraded guestroom and dine at the exciting eateries. Make time to visit Gardens by the Bay, where nature is fused with modern design, or indulge in a spot of designer retail therapy on up-market Orchard Road.
Days 18 – 19
The following day, you’ll embark the world-acclaimed Eastern & Oriental Express for a two night bucket list rail journey guaranteed to exceed expectations. This lavish locomotive boasts a range of exquisite on-board amenities, alongside an opulent viewing car for guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the passing panoramas. Feel like a VIP with dedicated 24 hour room service to your cabin, and indulge yourself as all meals, house wine, spirits and local beer are included. Passengers will enjoy a daily four-course dinner, three-course lunch and continental breakfast, as well as afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, biscuits and pastries.
Enjoy a complimentary cruise along the tranquil River Kwai, with a visit to the fascinating War Museum. Guests can also choose from a range of free excursions available when visiting a local Malaysian village the following day.
Days 20 – 21
As your revered rail journey draws to a close, experience a cultural awakening in Bangkok, a city of extraordinary contrasts. Check-in for a two night stay at the 5 Star Peninsula Bangkok hotel, a dazzling waterfront property overlooking the mesmerising Chao Phraya River. Soak up the abundant Thai charm of this lavish accommodation, with locally-inspired dining options, cultural immersion activities and traditional boat rides on stunningly restored Peninsula Rice Barges. Discover an entrancing medley of old and new in the city centre, from the vibrant ancient temples of Wat Arun and The Emerald Buddha to the colourful Chinatown district. Be sure to soak up the famed Bangkok nightlife during your stay, exploring the diverse local markets and marvelling at the vast array of street food on offer. Visit the picture-perfect floating markets of Damnoen Saduak and feel like you’ve been transported to a bygone era, with the option to purchase locally sourced trinkets and produce.
After two nights, you will check-out and transfer to the airport for your direct return flight to the UK.