On board MS EUROPA from Singapore to Dubai

A journey of discovery for all the senses

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With blue lagoons in Thailand, fairy-tale palaces in India and the colonial tea-growing island of Sri Lanka – including a wonderful opportunity to taste the scented delicacies on board – the coastlines of the Indian Ocean promise a holiday for all the senses. The skyscrapers of Dubai provide a futuristic backdrop to a story from the Arabian nights set amidst the desert dunes. You will be able to gather all of these impressions in a variety of ways – by boat, from the air and by jeep.

from Singapore to Dubai

Cruise dates:from 28.03.2014 to 15.04.2014 (19 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1406

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Heritage site: the Taj Mahal*
  • The ancient royal city of Polonnaruwa*
  • The Alleppey backwaters*
  • Desert safari at sunset*
  • A scented journey with reputable experts on board
  • Assam, Ceylon and Darjeeling – tea experts on board

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Fri, 28.03.2014

Scheduled flight Germany – Singapore

Sat, 29.03.2014

Transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Start your cruise with some unforgettable experiences and discover the temple complex of Angkor Wat on our pre-cruise programme*.

Sun, 30.03.2014

City tour, followed by embarkation on the EUROPA
Singapore, Departure 22.00 hrs

Mon, 31.03.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 01.04.2014

Porto Malai, 8.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Porto Malai/Langkawi/Malaysia
Surrounded by beaches and mangroves, this green “jewel of Kedah” rises up out of the ocean. Take a cable car to the Langkawi Sky Bridge for a spectacular view over the 100 or so little islands that make up the archipelago from high above the forest canopy of the Machincang Mountains*. Just as unforgettable is a boat trip through the labyrinth of rivers, woods and caves* along the coastline – bats will be sleeping in Batman Cave, whilst outside the sea eagles lie in wait to hunt for prey.

Wed, 02.04.2014

Phi Phi Don, 7.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs

Phi Phi Don/Phi Phi Islands/Thailand
Fine sandy beaches, strange limestone cliff formations and two crystal-clear lagoons – enjoy a few relaxing hours spent amidst the spectacular blue and green tones of this paradise world.

Thu, 03.04.2014
- Fri, 04.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 05.04.2014

Trincomalee, 7.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

Trincomalee/Sri Lanka
The eventful history of the “best port in the world” comes to a head, literally, at the cliffs of Swami Rock. This is where the Temple of a Thousand Columns once stood before the Portuguese destroyed it and used the debris to build Fort Fredrick*. The subsequent arrival of the Danes and British did nothing to reduce the significance of this place. And so the Koneschwara Temple*, built in the 17th century, remained a place of pilgrimage. The legacy of the enormous Buddha statues dates back even further, as these stone witnesses will welcome you to the thousands of years of history behind the ancient royal city of Polonnaruwa*. Here you will be treated to truly monumental views.

Sun, 06.04.2014

Galle, 13.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs

Galle/Sri Lanka
The thick walls of the fortress protect a small piece of Dutch colonial history – stroll through the lovingly restored historic part of the city* and make a detour to the unusual treasure chest that is the Historical Mansion Museum*. Life along the banks of the Maduganga River* is completely unspoilt. In the mangroves of this spice island, cinnamon is still farmed in the traditional way.

Mon, 07.04.2014

Colombo, 6.00 hrs – 22.00 hrs

Colombo/Sri Lanka
First came the Portuguese, then the Dutch and, at the end of the 18th century, the British. That’s why in the multicultural capital city of Colombo*, you can find many reminders of the colonial era amongst the skyscrapers and Hindu temples. The famous Galle Face Hotel* also dates back to the colonial era. Built by the British in 1864, the hotel’s dignified atmosphere makes it a stylish place to take tea still today.

Tue, 08.04.2014

Cochin, Arrival 19.00 hrs

Hermann Hesse visited India “not with my eyes but with my soul”. Walk through the historic colonial centre of Cochin* and travel by boat to St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Go on a traditional boat trip through the beautiful Alleppey Backwaters*, a widespread network of lagoons, lakes and marshlands. Take a two-day land excursion to visit Delhi and the magnificent Taj Mahal*: the narrow streets, temples and mosques of Old Delhi and the wide, elegant avenues and colonial residences of New Delhi – experience a cosmopolitan city full of contrasts. In Agra, a world-famous monument to love rises up before your eyes – the unique Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Wed, 09.04.2014

Cochin, Departure 18.00 hrs

Cochin is one of the oldest settlements to be established by Europeans and is regarded as one of the most important historic ports in the world, the centre of the worldwide trade in spices. The fishing nets at Fort Kochi are worth a visit: lined up along the shore, their lifting beams still sway above the water and the nets continue to bring in catches of fish. The township of Mattancherri is also a worthwhile destination with sights including the Dutch Palace and the Pardesi Synagogue. From Cochin, overland excursions will take you to the famous Taj Mahal mausoleum and to Delhi. Delhi consists of two parts: Old Delhi with all the atmosphere of the Orient, and New Delhi, planned and constructed by the British and the capital of the country. Of special interest in Old Delhi are the Jama Masjid Mosque and the Red Fort.

Thu, 10.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 11.04.2014

Mumbai, 6.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs

Mumbai (Bombay)/India
Experience the fascinating and vibrant life on a tour of the historic centre of this vast city. Touching one of the cows of the holy city is said to bring luck. Or why not roam around the lively, colourful markets of Mumbai*: overflowing sacks of spices, sparkling stones, colourful fabrics – there are different surprises in every alley! The Bay of Mumbai also holds its own fascination – the sculpted statues of Hindu gods are hidden in the Elephanta Island caves*. A truly impressive sight.

Sat, 12.04.2014
- Sun, 13.04.2014

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 14.04.2014

Dubai/United Arab Emirates, Arrival 15.00 hrs
Overnight on board

Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Glitzy skyscrapers welcome you at the end of your journey, with a romantic desert camp dinner* amongst the dunes. Following a final night on board, you will leave for your journey home or stay for more relaxation in style on our post-cruise programme* in Dubai – boom town in the desert.

Tue, 15.04.2014

Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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