On board MS EUROPA from Singapore to Hong Kong

Christmas with exotic backdrops

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The diversity of Malaysia and the Philippines awaits you together with dreamlike views for the Christmas season. Stroll across remote sandy beaches today, through evergreen rainforests tomorrow, discover contemplative village life here and a unique animal world there. Hong Kong is also a city of full of contrasts. Explore China’s pulsating metropolis and dive into the lively night life between skyscrapers and traditional sampan boats.


from Singapore to Hong Kong

Cruise dates:from 18.12.2015 to 05.01.2016 (18 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1600

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary*
  • The Chocolate Hills* of Bohol
  • Dreamlike beaches on Calangaman Island and Boracay
  • Experience the metropolis of Hong Kong
  • Festive Christmas gala on board
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations on board

* The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Itinerary

Fri, 18.12.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Singapore

Sat, 19.12.2015

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

Singapore
Arrive a little earlier and visit the temples of Angkor in the pre-cruise programme*.

Sun, 20.12.2015

Singapore
City tour with lunch,
followed by transfer to embarkation point for the EUROPA
Singapore, departure 20.00 hrs

Mon, 21.12.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 22.12.2015

Bintulu/Borneo/Malaysia, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

Bintulu/Borneo/Sarawak/Malaysia
A sleepy fishing village has become a bustling city: explore Bintulu with its colourful Chinese temple and botanic gardens*. The remnants of past cultures have been found on the other side of the river, in the limestone caverns of Niah Caves National Park*. Dense jungle, hidden rivers and lonely beaches characterise Similajau National Park*. A hike will take you through the lush, exuberant plant world.

Wed, 23.12.2015

Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan)/Brunei, 8.30 – 19.00 hrs

Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan)/Borneo/Brunei
This little sultanate has lots to offer on both land* and at sea. Here, you can marvel at the largest royal palace in the world, the giant water village and the majestic golden dome of Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque.

Thu, 24.12.2015

Kota Kinabalu/Borneo/Malaysia, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Kota Kinabalu/Borneo/Sabah/Malaysia
Experience Christmas morning against the majestic backdrop of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, the 4,000-metre-high Mount Kinabalu. Dive deeper into the cultural life of the island and find out about the natural lifestyle of the inhabitants in the Mari-Mari Cultural Village*. Alternatively, relax in an exclusive resort* and get in the mood for the evening Christmas gala on board.

Fri, 25.12.2015

Sandakan/Borneo, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

Sandakan/Borneo/Sabah/Malaysia
Find out more about this commercial port that was once the largest in Southeast Asia on a city tour*. Experience the traditional customs of the residents in the water village of Buli Sim Sim*. At the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary* in the heart of the rainforest, staff care for orphaned apes which you can watch as they play and feed. Or take in the grand natural wonders of Borneo on a boat trip on the Kinabatangan River*.

Sat, 26.12.2015

Puerto Princesa/Palawan/Philippines, 9.30 – 19.30 hrs

Puerto Princesa/Palawan/Philippines
The Philippines consist of 7,000 islands whose inhabitants will welcome you with a hearty Mabuhay! Palawan is one of the most primeval islands. On a trip through the countryside*, you can meet two very different members of the local fauna when you visit the crocodile and butterfly farm*. A boat trip* through Honda Bay will take you to sandy beaches and hours of relaxed bathing in the South China Sea.

Sun, 27.12.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 28.12.2015

Tagbilaran/Bohol/Philippines, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

Tagbilaran/Bohol/Philippines
This island province will entice you with its diversity. The Chocolate Hills* are a natural phenomenon. According to legend, these conical hills, exceeding 1,200 in number, are the tears of a giant. It is much more likely that these are the remains of coral reefs which rose out of the sea long ago. Following the footsteps of the colonial era, in rural Bohol* you can visit the Blood compact moument, dedicated to the friendship between the Spanish and Bohol’s chieftain Sikatuna. The more adventurous can explore the Abatan River* in kayaks and enjoy a glimpse of the simple everyday lives of the natives through the dense vegetation on the riverbanks.

Tue, 29.12.2015

Calangaman Island/Philippines, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

Calangaman Island/Philippines
This uninhabited island is a dream come true and the perfect location for walking along the long sandbank or daydreaming in the shadows of tropical palms.

Wed, 30.12.2015

Boracay/Philippines, 9.00 – 19.00 hrs

Boracay/Philippines
White sand and crystal-clear water are the perfect environment to let your spirit float in the turquoise lagoon. The legendary White Beach stretches for four kilometres and features a bustling promenade and numerous water sports.

Thu, 31.12.2015

Coron/Busuanga/Philippines, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs

Coron/Busuanga/Philippines
Surrounded by hills, the banks of the tranquil town are lined with stilt houses and jetties. A walk* will take you to the market, the main square and on to the base of Mount Tapyas. Take a jeep from here to the Maquinit Hot Springs*. Or enjoy the last day of the year on Coron Island*. Ascend to the lookout point and discover peaceful natural beauty with enigmatic caves and mountain lakes.

Fri, 01.01.2016
- Sat, 02.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 03.01.2016

Hong Kong/China, arrival 10.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Hong Kong/China
What a backdrop to mark the end of your cruise: modern skyscrapers dominate the skyline, traditional junks and house boats are anchored in the Nahem* district and a high-rise building with a f“eng shui hole” in Repulse Bay* is a testament to a culture steeped in mythology. The evening hours are just as breathtaking: take the tram* through streets illuminated by neon lights and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view from Victoria Peak. Bargain hunting at the night market* makes for a special after-dark experience. You will then bid farewell to the EUROPA after an overnight stay. Or get to know the Metropolis of Hong Kong better during the post-cruise programme*.

Mon, 04.01.2016

Hongkong
Transfer in ein First-Class-Hotel, Tageszimmer,
Transfer zum Linienflug nach Deutschland

Tue, 05.01.2016

Arrival in Germany

* The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

= at anchor
= Zodiac landing

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:

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


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: THE METROPOLIS OF HONG KONG


HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY "ATLANTIC“ ARRANGEMENT

Family Cruise

On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.

Details of kids’, teens’ and family excursions can be found in the itinerary under the respective ports.

* Subject to a charge.