On board MS EUROPA 2 from Manila to Singapore

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Hong Kong’s unique atmosphere, friendly hospitality in Vietnam and Thailand, the charm of big cities and natural paradises: This cruise will show you the many faces of South East Asia. Manila’s sea of lights will see you off as you leave for the glittering skyline of Hong Kong. Discover Halong Bay, one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, before the Imperial City of Hue** with its royal citadel and Forbidden City brings the glory of the past back to life. The vast cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and Singapore provide a dazzling contrast with their hustle and bustle, exotic street markets and impressive skyscrapers. Relax and enjoy your cruise on board the EUROPA 2.


from Manila to Singapore

Cruise dates:from 26.02.2016 to 13.03.2016 (16 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1605

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • Fascinating megacities: Hong Kong, Saigon and Bangkok**.
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
  • The largest sacred building in the world: the Temple of Angkor Wat**.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnamese tradition and a futuristic metropolis.

 

Itinerary

Fri, 26.02.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Manila

Sat, 27.02.2016

Manila/Philippines
Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 22.00 hrs

Manila
Your cruise begins as you leave the sea of lights of the Philippine capital behind.

Sun, 28.02.2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 29.02.2016

Hong Kong/China, arrival 13.00 hrs

Hong Kong
Against the backdrop of a glittering skyline and accompanied by traditional junks, the EUROPA 2 will glide into Hong Kong’s harbour. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this lively city, which never seems to sleep – for example, on an evening tram ride and a visit to the night market**, including magnificent views from Victoria Peak. On the next day, you can discover the legend of the goddess A-Ma in Macao**.

Tue, 01.03.2016

Hong Kong, departure 18.00 hrs

Wed, 02.03.2016

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 03.03.2016

Halong Bay/Vietnam , 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Halong Bay
With around 3,000 limestone islands rising mystically out of the sea, Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. On a boat trip**, you can experience the wonders of nature up-close.

Fri, 04.03.2016

Chan May (Hue)/Vietnam , 7.00 – 9.00 hrs
Da Nang/Vietnam, 13.00 – 19.00 hrs

Chan May (Hue)
Chan May is your starting point for an overland excursion to the former royal city of Hue**. Idyllically situated on the Huang Giang (river), this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its royal citadel, forbidden city, temples and theatres brings the glory of the past back to life. Or take a bicycle tour** through the fascinating and romantic trading port of Hoi An, whose streets, trading houses and temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Da Nang

Explore the lively city on the Han River with its French heritage at your own pace – for example by visiting the Cham museum with its rare exhibits from the Cham culture.

Sat, 05.03.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 06.03.2016

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam, arrival 9.00 hrs

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Spend more than a day exploring Vietnam’s biggest city, with its rickshaws, eateries and buildings dating back to colonial times. You will also be able to get some amazing impressions of the surrounding area on your way to the Mekong Delta**, passing fertile paddy fields in rustic boats. Or take the opportunity to make a two-day overland excursion to the majestic temple complex of Angkor Wat**. This spiritual centre of Cambodia, whose temple has been partly overgrown by the jungle, has its very own unique and impressive atmosphere.

Mon, 07.03.2016

Ho Chi Minh City, departure 14.00 hrs

Tue, 08.03.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 09.03.2016

Laem Chabang (Bangkok)/Thailand, 7.00 – 23.00 hrs

Laem Chabang (Bangkok)
From Thailand’s largest deep-sea port, you can reach the boom town of Bangkok. Discover the fascination of this “City of Angels” on a bicycle and boat tour**, taking in the exotic street markets, mysterious alleys and frankincense-scented temples.

Thu, 10.03.2016

Ko Kood/Thailand , 9.30 – 14.00 hrs

Ko Kood
The long, crescent-shaped beaches of this tropical island are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Fri, 11.03.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 12.03.2016

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 ends in Singapore, the Lion City, which you can explore as part of our post-cruise programme.

Sun, 13.03.2016

Arrival in Germany

* The post-cruise programme is 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

talk2christiansen

Exclusive, renowned guests discuss contemporary issues

Sabine Christiansen, one of the most famous journalists in Germany, will invite renowned experts in the fields of finance, politics and society to discuss contemporary issues. At talk2christiansen presentations, discussion rounds and conversations, you will meet international politicians, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, experts, best-selling authors and figures from public life. In this exclusive format, you will come face-to-face with people who have something to say.  For example, previous guests who have participated in talk2christiansen include Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Frank Sieren, a leading specialist on Asia; Dirk “Mr DAX” Müller; and many others.