This appealing, easy-to-take, double-cruise-and-stay holiday from Perth removes all hassle from travel to and around Asia.
There are no airports and no flights – just a 12-night cruise from Fremantle to Singapore, eight nights accommodation in a four-star Singapore hotel with daily breakfast, then a 12-night cruise home from Singapore to Fremantle.
The ships are Princess Cruises all the way and top class: Diamond Princess to Singapore and Sun Princess back home. The cruises visit attractive destinations: Bali, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on the way to Singapore; and Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Bali on the way back to Australia.
All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) are included and so is most shipboard entertainment.
It couldn’t be easier – and the price is a real bargain.
The holiday, named ‘The No-Airports Asia Express’ and sold by Worldwide Cruise Centres (worldwidecruisecentres.com.au) lasts over a month (34 days) and costs from A$4699 per person twin share. That’s less than A$147 per night. Making it even better, several special bonuses apply. You will receive a bonus A$50 per twin cabin (per cruise) in free onboard credit, one free specialty dinner for two (per cruise), a bonus free bottle of wine per stateroom (per cruise) and A$85 per twin cabin in bonus onboard credit on Sun Princess.
You have the rest of this month to book. The holiday is valid for sale at that rate until 30 June 2015, unless it sells out beforehand.
‘The No-Airports Asia Express’ departs Fremantle aboard Diamond Princess on 30 March 2016.
Diamond Princess, one of the most innovative cruise ships afloat, is a luxury destination in itself. Take in the view from one of nearly 740 balcony staterooms. Indulge in a hot stone massage at the renowned Lotus Spa, enjoy fine dining in a formal or relaxed atmosphere and make the most of four sparkling pools, an impressive library and one of the largest internet cafés at sea.
The other ship in ‘The No-Airports Asia Express’ is Sun Princess. If offers two main dining rooms, various specialty restaurants, Princess Theatre, Vista Show Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners Martini bar, Shooting Stars Nightclub, three pools, six whirlpool spas, Movies Under the Stars poolside screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Centre, Sports Deck, casino, internet café, library and art gallery.
The Diamond Princess cruise from Fremantle to Singapore gives you a day in Bali, then a day to explore the great Thai city of Bangkok, a byword for shopping. Shop to your heart’s content – you don’t have to worry about airline baggage weight limits. Speaking of shopping, you’ve a day in Ho Chi Minh City. The Central Market there is fantastic – you can either haggle or save time and go to the fixed-price section.
Arriving in Singapore, you’ll be transferred to a four-star hotel, your home for eight nights, a central location from which to see the city sights, explore and shop. Singapore offers a host of surprising attractions, one of the latest being Gardens by the Bay with its Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
Farewelling Singapore after eight nights, you’ll be transferred to the port to board Sun Princess for the cruise home. First stop is Thailand’s resort isle of Phuket for a day, then another day in Malaysia’s Langkawi – a touch of the Mediterranean in Asia. A day in Penang – colonial architecture and fantastic beaches – is followed by Kuala Lumpur with its soaring Petronas Twin Towers.
Time to reacquaint yourself with Bali and take it easy aboard ship before arriving back in Fremantle totally relaxed after a fabulous 34 days.
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