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Singapore To Cairns

8th November 2023 FOR 14 NIGHTS | Silver Muse

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Includes
Flights and private overseas transfers (excluding Cairns port to hotel)
One-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay in Singapore
14-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise
FREE shore excursion in every port
Five-night post-cruise luxury hotel stay in Cairns
Great Barrier Reef snorkelling & scenic helicopter tour
Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail full day tour
Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge full day tour

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Temples & Beaches with Tropical North Queensland Adventure

This 22-night getaway begins with an overnight flight to Singapore where you will be transferred to a 5* hotel for a one-night stay. The following morning transfer to the port and emark Silver Muse for a 14-night ultra-luxury cruise where you will visit the ports of Benoa, Komodo Island, Darwin and Thursday Island before arriving in Cairns.

From the port make your way to a 5* hotel in the heart of Cairns and enjoy plenty of time to explore the laid back city. Includes in your holiday is a luxury Great Barrier Reef Cruise where you can snorkel and also includes a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight to see the reef from above. You will also enjoy a trip on the Scenic Rail which takes you up to the mountain village of Kuranda and ride the Skyrail back down for amazing views. Also included is a tour to Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge.

With a day at leisure at the end to enjoy, you could relax in your luxury hotel, enjoy some lunch on the Esplanade, the choice is yours! On yur final day you will be transferred to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK.

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itinerary

Fly from the UK overnight to Singapore

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06 Nov 2023

Singapore

Or arrival, transfer to a 5* hotel for a one-night stay. The rest of the day it at your leisure.

07 Nov 2023

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Singaporeundefined - 18:00

Transfer from the hotel to the port and embark Silver Muse.

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.

08 Nov 2023 - 09 Nov 2023

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At Sea

10 Nov 2023 - 11 Nov 2023

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Benoa, Baliundefined - 13:00

Bali really is as alluring as everyone says. This island, slightly bigger than Delaware, has it all: beaches, volcanoes, terraced rice fields, forests, renowned resorts, surfing, golf, and world-class dive sites. But what sets Bali apart from other nearby tropical destinations is Balinese tradition, and villagers dedicated to celebrating it. The hundreds of temples, dances, rituals, and crafts linked to their ancient Hindu faith aren't a show for tourists, but a living, breathing culture in which visitors are warmly received by the Balinese, who cherish their own identities.

12 Nov 2023 - 13 Nov 2023

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Komba Island08:00 - 19:00

On the approach to Pulau Komodo, a tiny island just 36 km (22 miles) long and 16 km (9 miles) across at its widest point, it's hard to imagine that this is the home of the fearsome dragons described by late-19th-century explorers. The island, in the Indonesian region of Nusa Tenggara, lies between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores at the heart of the Komodo National Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature. At first look, steep hillsides of parched, golden grasses slide down into topaz bays covered in glass-clear waters, and white-sand beaches hem quiet shorelines. But then you remember that this innocent-looking island is inhabited by 13-foot-long, 220-pound ora, as Komodo dragons are known locally. Don't be frightened: Although stories of people disappearing run rampant, a trip here is quite safe—as long as you stay with a park guide.While Komodo dragons are the main attraction, several other large species also reside here. Dark-brown deer and small buffalo nibble the grasses of the high plains, macaques peer through the trees, and wild pigs crash through the underbrush. More than 150 types of birds also inhabit the island, including cockatoos, imperial pigeons, sea eagles, and mound-building megapodes. Offshore in the marine reserve, you might spot dolphins, dugong (a relative of the manatee), sea turtles, manta rays, and even whales, as well as more than 1,000 species of fish.Lodging on Pulau Komodo was nonexistent until 2012, when a modest, eco-friendly resort and diving club opened, providing a rare opportunity for scuba divers and snorkelers to explore this pristine habitat's extensive coral reefs and extraordinary marine life. Travelers can also find comfortable lodging and a convenient base from which to explore the many natural wonders of the Komodo National Park in Labuan Bajo, on the island of Flores (East Nusa Tenggara).

14 Nov 2023

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At Sea

15 Nov 2023 - 16 Nov 2023

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Darwin, Northern Territory07:00 - 19:00

Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years. It was not until 1911, after it had already weathered the disastrous cyclones of 1878, 1882, and 1897, that the town was named after the scientist who had visited Australia's shores aboard the Beagle in 1839. During World War II it was bombed more than 60 times, as the harbor full of warships was a prime target for the Japanese war planes. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve 1974, the city was almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, Australia’s greatest natural disaster. It's a tribute to those who stayed and to those who have come to live here after Tracy that the rebuilt city now thrives as an administrative and commercial center for northern Australia. Old Darwin has been replaced by something of an edifice complex—such buildings as Parliament House and the Supreme Court all seem very grand for such a small city, especially one that prides itself on its casual, outdoor-centric lifestyle. Today Darwin is the best place from which to explore Australia's Top End, with its wonders of Kakadu and the Kimberley region.

17 Nov 2023

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At Sea

18 Nov 2023 - 19 Nov 2023

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Thursday Island, Queensland08:00 - 18:00

Thursday Island is Queensland's most northerly administration center, off the tip of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. It is 1,320 miles by air north of Brisbane. A colorful outpost, Thursday Island retains its majority of native islanders with a mix of Malays, Polynesians, Chinese and Japanese. The township of Thursday Island nestles in the protective embrace of the Prince of Wales group of islands in the Torres Strait. T.I., as the island is affectionately known, was settled in 1877 and was chosen for its close proximity to the main shipping channel and its well-sheltered port. With a population today of some 3,500, the island has an interesting history and was once the base for a fleet of 150 pearling luggers as well as a busy trading port.

20 Nov 2023

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At Sea

21 Nov 2023

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Cairns, Queensland

Disembark and make your way to a 5* hotel in Cairns. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Tourism is the lifeblood of Cairns (pronounced Caans). The city makes a good base for exploring the wild top half of Queensland, and tens of thousands of international travelers use it as a jumping-off point for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef, as well as boating, fishing, parasailing, scenic flights, and rain-forest treks.It's a tough environment, with intense heat and fierce wildlife. Along with wallabies and grey kangaroos in the savannah and tree kangaroos in the rain forest, you'll find stealthy saltwater crocodiles, venomous snakes, and jellyfish so deadly they put the region’s stunning beaches off- limits to swimmers for nearly half the year. Yet despite this formidable setting, Cairns and tropical North Queensland are far from intimidating places. The people are warm and friendly, the sights spectacular, and—at the right time of year—the beachside lounging is world-class.

22 Nov 2023

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling and Scenic Helicopter tour

Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Start the day onboard the award-winning Superyacht Evolution for a full day on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Evolution’s crew will provide all safety and information briefings on the way out, as well as a helicopter flight safety briefing. Visit two spectacular reef sites and enjoy 5 hours of reef time; the longest amount of time that can be spent on the reef on any day tour from Cairns. This will allow you plenty of time to snorkel and explore the largest coral reef in the world. Take advantage of the many inclusions on board, including all snorkelling equipment, as well as lycra sun suits. Indulge yourself in a freshly cooked BBQ buffet lunch with a huge selection of salads (vegetarian options available) – served on the main deck. Upon arrival at North Hastings Reef, our second location, dial up the level of luxury as you embark on a 10-minute scenic flight aboard a $3million state-of-the-art helicopter. Fly over the reef at 2,000ft, taking in the extraordinary colours and enormity of the world's most famous World Heritage Area. As you make the 80-minute return journey to Cairns, relax in style as you sip a complimentary glass of wine while taking in the spectacular views of the ocean and enjoy the internal and external spaces of the yacht.

23 Nov 2023

Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail full day tour

This morning an experienced driver will collect you from your Hotel, check you in and issue you with our Kuranda Boarding Pass. This includes a detailed itinerary with timings, as well as your Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail tickets, allowing you to proceed straight to the boarding area. At your allocated time, board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable journey over and through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest. There are two stops along the way to disembark and explore. Once you arrive in Kuranda, limited free time is allowed to explore this unique village. There are plenty of Café’s and Restaurants to purchase food, or why not use the discounted entry on your Kuranda Boarding Pass to some of the popular attractions! The Heritage Markets also operates daily offering a wide range of stalls from locally-produced souvenirs, art & craft, jewelry and gemstones to clothing. At your allocated boarding time, make your way to Kuranda Station to board the historic Kuranda Scenic Rail for one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia. Sit back and relax as this famous railway winds its way from Kuranda to Freshwater Station, passing spectacular waterfalls and into the beautiful Barron Gorge. Once you arrive at Freshwater Station, a bus will transfer you back to your Hotel.

24 Nov 2023

Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge full day tour

In the morning you will be collected from your hotel in your custom-built vehicle for your once in a lifetime tour to Cape Tribulation. As you travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, you will be treated to beautiful coastal views. Our first stop this morning is at Mossman Gorge Centre. Board the shuttle bus to travel into Mossman Gorge, where the driver/guide will provide a fascinating & informative guided walk along the boardwalks. Return to the vehicle and journey north to the Daintree River Cruise Centre for a 1-hour river cruise. Expert guides will provide fascinating information on this unique area, which is home to a variety of wildlife including the estuarine crocodile. Lunch is your next port of call and includes a delicious BBQ set amongst the beautiful Daintree rainforest – a lovely experience. Your journey then takes you further north to beautiful Cape Tribulation Beach; a special place where the rainforest meets the reef. Here your driver/guide will take you along the Kulki Boardwalk to the Lookout, which provides great views back across Cape Tribulation. It’s time then to turn south for a stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Here you will enjoy a refreshing cup of exotic fruit ice cream; four flavours made from fruit grown on their on-site organic orchard. The last stop is at the beautiful Alexandra Lookout – a great photo opportunity with views over the rainforest canopy out to the Daintree River mouth and the Coral Sea. Now it's time to sit back and relax on the journey home after a memorable day exploring the World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest.

25 Nov 2023

Cairns - day at leisure

26 Nov 2023

Depart Cairns

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK

27 Nov 2023

(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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