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Colombo to Singapore

3rd May 2022 FOR 16 NIGHTS | Silver Explorer

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WHY WE RECOMMEND Asia & Indian Ocean CRUISES

A cruise across Asia and the Indian Ocean is the perfect way to discover the wonders of the Far East: from the vibrant culture and bustling cities of Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, to the picturesque and secluded island destinations of the Maldives and Seychelles located in the vast Indian Ocean.

Wherever you travel across this diverse and beautiful part of the world, you are sure to encounter new and fascinating cultures and breath-taking natural landscapes alongside a host of historic monuments and famous landmarks.

A world of exciting possibility awaits throughout the captivating continent of Asia and across the Indian Ocean. Sail to tiny unspoilt islands to relax on a sun-drenched sandy beach or take a dip in the clear blue sparkling ocean waters. Experience the incredible and colourful culture of India in destinations such as Goa and Mumbai. Or head further east to Japan, Thailand and Vietnam amongst other wonderful nations to truly appreciate all the Asian continent has to offer.

Some of the best cruises to Asia and the Indian Ocean will travel throughout the entire region, from the stunning and remote islands of the Seychelles and the Maldives, across the legendary nation of India to Southeast Asia, where travellers can appreciate a host of spectacular and enchanting destinations across the Far East.

If you’d like to book your place on-board a cruise across Asia and the Indian Ocean, simply take a look at the range of exciting itineraries available to book now at SixStarCruises, with the world's finest luxury cruise lines. Call our expert Cruise Concierge team today.

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1

Colombo00:00 - 20:00

Sri Lanka's capital and largest city, Colombo offers fine restaurants, a buzzing nightlife scene, and good museums, parks, and beautiful Buddhist temples that are all worth visiting. The beach resort of Mt. Lavinia is only a short taxi ride from the downtown area and offers a golden, sandy beach and sunset views to die for. As an exciting blur of colors and cultures, Colombo presents a neatly packaged microcosm of this island nation.

03 May 2022

2

Galle06:30 - 17:00

Galle is the administrative capital of the Southern Province in Sri Lanka. The city has a beautiful tropical setting with Dutch-colonial architecture. Explore the maritime museums, try some of the delicacies and explore the shops for souvenirs.

04 May 2022

3

Hambantota00:00 - 14:30

Far to the south of Sri Lanka is the city of Hambantota with a colorful and storied traditional Ruhuna past and great promise for the future. This gateway to Sri Lanka is rich in resources and since being upset by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, has put great emphasis on rebuilding and moving progressively into a central role in the development of the southern region of Sri Lanka. Traditionally an agricultural area, the region is also known for having some of the country’s most skilled jewelers and crafts people.

05 May 2022

4

Trincomalee07:30 - 20:30

Trincomalee has one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Because of this several European nations fought over Trincomalee, which was already one of the most visited places of Hindu worship. Close to Trincomalee are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One is the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the former capital of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa dating back to the 12th century with its impressive ruins and statues. The second site is Sirigiya; the city of the Rock Fortress. Sirigiya is Asia’s best-preserved city center dating back to the first millennium. A massive wall defends part of the lower city and various features have been overgrown by the forest or await excavation. At the site’s summit is the fortified palace with its ruined buildings, cisterns and rock sculptures.

06 May 2022

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6

At Sea

07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022

7

Port Blair, Ross Island05:30 - 13:00

The Andamans lie on the ancient trade routes between India and the Far East. They were known to mariners from as early as the 7th century. Among the first western visitors in the 13th century was Marco Polo, who wrote of the inhabitants as being “hostile people who would kill and eat any outsider that ventured onto the islands". However, it was later established that cannibalism was not a practice in the islands. The islands were first settled by the British in the late 18th century when Captain Archibald Blair, on behalf of the British East India Company, founded a naval station on Chatham Island, now known as Port Blair. In 1858 a penal colony was established in Port Blair, used mainly to hold Indian freedom fighters. The clearing of jungle areas and reclaiming of swamps by these first convicts gradually helped to establish a settlement. The growing population consisted mostly of convicts who, after they served their time, decided to stay and settle in the Andamans. During World War II, the islands were occupied by the Japanese, who incarcerated many Indians on the suspicion of being British spies. As a result the local tribes took up guerrilla activities against the Japanese. When India gained independence from Britain in 1947, the islands became part of the Indian Union.

09 May 2022

8

Long Island, Andaman Islands05:30 - 17:00

Long Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. the island is lying 80 km north from Port Blair.

10 May 2022

9

At Sea

11 May 2022

10

Kawthaung06:00 - 21:30

A popular port of entry into Myanmar, Kawthaung was formerly known as Victoria Point. Interestingly enough it has a strong Muslim and Indian influence, in addition to a Buddhist monastery atop the hill to the north of town. The monastery has impressive carved guardian dragons and offers nice views of Kawthaung. The city is diverse claiming people of Bamar, Thai, Shan, Karen, and Mon descent. The most commonly spoken languages are Burmese and Thai, and the economy revolves around rubber, betel nut, cashew nut, coconut and oil palm.

12 May 2022

11

Lampi Island Marine National Park04:30 - 09:30

13 May 2022

12

Mergui Archipelago04:30 - 08:00

14 May 2022

13

At Sea

15 May 2022

14
15

Belawan, Sumatraundefined - 17:00

To call North Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park big is an understatement. It’s vast. It’s epic. At over 3,000 square miles, its behemoth. The park is named after Mount Leuser (10,230 feet) and straddles the border of North Sumatra and Aceh provinces. The range pf ecosystems in the park is astonishing; tropical rain forest, lowland forest, mountainous terrain, freshwater lakes and rivers and alpine meadows are just the beginning. This glorious diversity has earnt the park its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve site. Over 120 mammals, 350 species of birds and 4000 plant species are found in the park, including the exponentially rare Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, sambar deer and leopard cat. Wildlife sightings are guaranteed. By following your experienced guide’s advice, trek in silence, wait and listen. You’ll be greeted with a cacophony of squawks and squeals and sightings that will go down in your personal history. Don’t be surprised if you hear the distinct kissing mating calls of orang-utan. The Bohorok Orangutan Sanctuary of Bukit Lawang is located on the eastern side of the park and is one of the world’s leaders for orang-utan observation. From its inception in 1973 to its temporary closing after a flash flood destroyed it in 2002, the rehabilitation centre cared for and released captive orang-utans to the wild. Thanks to several international aid agencies, the centre was rebuilt in 2004 and continues to do exceptionally fine work.

16 May 2022 - 17 May 2022

16

At Sea

18 May 2022

17

Singapore

The main island of Singapore is shaped like a flattened diamond, 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south. Near the northern peak is the causeway leading to West Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur is less than four hours away by car. It is at the southern foot where you will find most of the city-state’s action, with its gleaming office towers, working docks, and futuristic "supertrees," which are solar-powered and serve as vertical gardens. Offshore are Sentosa and over 60 smaller islands, most uninhabited, that serve as bases for oil refining or as playgrounds and beach escapes from the city. To the east is Changi International Airport, connected to the city by metro, bus, and a tree-lined parkway. Of the island's total land area, more than half is built up, with the balance made up of parkland, farmland, plantations, swamp areas, and rain forest. Well-paved roads connect all parts of the island, and Singapore city has an excellent, and constantly expanding, public transportation system. The heart of Singapore's history and its modern wealth are in and around the Central Business District. The area includes the skyscrapers in the Central Business District, the 19th-century Raffles Hotel, the convention centers of Marina Square, on up to the top of Ft. Canning. Although most of old Singapore has been knocked down to make way for the modern city, most colonial landmarks have been preserved in the CBD, including early-19th-century buildings designed by the Irish architect George Coleman.

19 May 2022

(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).

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