On board MS EUROPA 2 from Colombo to Singapore

Golden pagodas and white beaches

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With a blend of mysticism and relaxation, the contrasts of South East Asia await. Follow the trail of some major religions and let your mind drift on idyllic beaches. Your cruise along the fascinating coastlines of Asia begins in the multicultural capital of Sri Lanka. Dreamlike beaches on Havelock Island, the Phi Phi Islands and Langkawi are the perfect place to spend some time relaxing. The famous gem-studded Shwedagon Pagoda** in Rangoon ensures an indescribable atmosphere when it is lit by candles and oil lamps at night. The bustling cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore with their modern skyscrapers form the backdrop to the conclusion of your 16-day cruise.


from Colombo to Singapore

Cruise dates:from 29.01.2016 to 14.02.2016 (16 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1603

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

  • The aromas of tea and spices: exotic Sri Lanka.
  • Fascination made of pure gold: the Shwedagon Pagoda** in Rangoon.
  • The dreamlike beaches of the Phi Phi Islands.
  • IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Power, Energy and Reflection”.

Itinerary

Fri, 29.01.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Colombo

Sat, 30.01.2016

Colombo/Sri Lanka
Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 20.00 hrs

Colombo/Sri Lanka
Your cruise along the fascinating coastlines of Asia begins in the multicultural capital of Sri Lanka.

Sun, 31.01.2016

Hambantota/Sri Lanka, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

Hambantota/Sri Lanka
This little fishing village is your starting point for some impressive discoveries. For example, in Katharagama**, where four religions are worshipped. Or on a safari to Yala National Park**, where with a bit of luck you might see elephants and leopards.

Mon, 01.02.2016

Trincomalee/Sri Lanka, 9.00 – 15.00 hrs

Trincomalee/Sri Lanka
Trincomalee is one of Sri Lanka’s unknown gems: the gigantic Swami Rock and the Hindu Koneswaram temple rise up out of the sea. On a boat trip to Pigeon Island**, snow-white sandy beaches and coral reefs are a great place to sunbathe and snorkel.

Tue, 02.02.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 03.02.2016

Port Blair/South Andaman Island/Andaman Islands/India, arrival 12.00 hrs

Port Blair/South Andaman Island
The largest town in the mysterious Andaman Islands was founded by the British in the 19th century. Explore the charming town on a tuk-tuk tour** and stroll around the Aberdeen Bazaar.

Thu, 04.02.2016

Port Blair, departure 7.00 hrs
Havelock Island/Andaman Islands/India , 9.30 – 17.00 hrs

Havelock Island
Land with the Zodiacs and spend a relaxing day on an idyllic beach.

Fri, 05.02.2016

Rangoon/Myanmar, arrival approx. 14.30 hrs

Sat, 06.02.2016

Rangoon/Myanmar

The gem-studded Shwedagon Pagoda** is lit up by candles and oil lamps at night. Enjoy the indescribable atmosphere here before taking a trip the next day to Bago**. Along the way, you will pass paddy fields and unspoilt villages on the way and admire the Kyaik Pun pagoda with its four impressive statues of Buddha. Or fly to Bagan** – a magical place where more than 2,000 brick temples and pagodas ensure a majestic atmosphere.

Sun, 07.02.2016

Rangoon, departure approx. 13.30 hrs

Mon, 08.02.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 09.02.2016

Patong Beach/Phuket/Thailand , 08.00 - 0.00 hrs

Wed, 10.02.2016

Maya Bay/Ko Phraya Nak/Ko Phi Phi Islands/Thailand , 08.00 – 12.00 Uhr
Ko Mai Phai (Bamboo Island)/Ko Phi Phi Islands/Thailand , 13.00 - 19.00 hrs

Phi Phi Islands
The Zodiacs will take you through the turquoise waters of the national park. There will be plenty of time for you to bathe and dive at the picturesque beaches.

Thu, 11.02.2016

Porto Malai/Langkawi/Malaysia, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

Porto Malai/Langkawi
White sandy beaches lined with palm trees, hidden bays and the azure sea: on an tour by catamaran** or motor boat **, you will enjoy the idyllic islands** of Langkawi.

Fri, 12.02.2016

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)/Malaysia 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
Modern skyscrapers such as the Petronas Twin Towers and colonial architecture: the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur combines the traditional with the modern. Get a feel for the unique flair of this melting pot of cultures on a city tour**, or by enjoying Malayan cuisine**.

Sat, 13.02.2016

Singapore/Singapore, arrival 8.00 hrs
City tour with lunch, transfer to a first-class hotel, day room and transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Singapore
Your cruise on the EUROPA 2 draws to an close after a city tour with lunch – or you can explore the city of Singapore or the legendary temples of Angkor Wat on our post-cruise programmes*.

Sun, 14.02.2016

Arrival in Germany

* The post-cruise programmes are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. 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.

Following programmes we offer in German:

POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SINGAPORE – THE MULTICULTURAL CITY STATE


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

Impulse & Inspiration

Broaden your horizons: IMPULSE & INSPIRATION

Space for new thoughts and ideas emerges when the wind and waves define the rhythm. Our series of events with the same name offers IMPULSE & INSPIRATION on selected cruises, be it self-management, your work–life balance or societal and personal models for the future. On board you will be met by leading trend researchers and experts from the fields of politics, business, science and culture. Gain new insights into our environments from presentations, discussions and courses.

On this cruise, we will be discussing the theme "Strength, energy and consciousness"