Ultra-Luxury All-Inclusive Seabourn Cruise & India's Maharajas' Express Rail

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Seabourn Encore
  • Duration 30 NIGHTS
  • Departure 17 January 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code ASA7926

Complimentary Fully Escorted Tour of Shimla

6 night Luxury Maharajas' Express Rail with Tours

Experience an unforgettable Indian voyage on the sumptuous Maharajas’ Express, before embarking on an all-inclusive Seabourn cruise and three-night Singapore stay.

Embark on an unforgettable luxury holiday commencing in Delhi with a lavish overnight hotel stay, followed by a journey on the opulent Maharajas’ Express. Explore India’s iconic Golden Triangle, including the Taj Mahal in Agra, Jaipur’s Pink City, and the wildlife of Ranthambore. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the River Ganges, then board the charming Himalayan Queen from Kalka to Shimla, nestled in the Himalayan foothills.

Fly to Singapore for a vibrant three-night hotel stay before setting sail on the Seabourn Encore for an all-inclusive cruise through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Ports of call include Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hạ Long Bay, and the Thai paradise of Ko Kood, with the journey concluding in Hong Kong.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

All-Inclusive Cruise

14 night all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruise on board Seabourn Encore

Personal suite stewardess with a welcoming bottle of champagne and a fully-stocked fridge
Tipping is neither required, nor expected
All-inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including fine wines and premium spirits whilst on board
Overnight in port in Ho Chi Minh City

Luxury Hotel Stays

3 night five-star hotel stay in Delhi at the The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences or similar

Complimentary 3 night five-star hotel stay in Shimla at the Taj Theog Resort & Spa or similar
3 night four-star stay in Singapore at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel or similar
All hotels include breakfast

Rail Journeys and Fully Escorted Tours

6 night full-board luxury Maharajas’ Express rail journey with fully escorted tours including:

Tour of Amber Fort by Jeep, Hawa Mahal and the City Palace
Morning game drive through Ranthambore National Park
Sightseeing tour of Fatehpur Sikri
Tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Orchha Fort tour with Tuk Tuk ride
Art and architecture tour of Khajuraho
Varanasi tour including: scenic cruise on the holy River Ganges with a classical Indian dance performance at Brijrama Palace and an exclusive vegetarian dinner
Complimentary Shatabdi Express to and from Kalka
Complimentary 1 day rail journey from Kalka to Shimla on board the Himalayan Queen
Complimentary trail walk through the Himalayas

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Delhi

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Delhi: Hotel Stay

Your adventure begins with an overnight hotel stay in India’s mesmerising capital, Delhi. Here you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture like the florally inspired curves of the Lotus Temple.

Overnight: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences or similar

Day 3
Delhi: Board the Maharajas' Express

Begin an unforgettable rail journey on board the award-winning Maharajas’ Express. Explore India’s hidden riches in unrivalled style, savouring delectable cuisine, sumptuous cabins, breathtaking scenery, and personalised 24-hour service.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 4
Jaipur

The mountain-top Amber Fort looks out over the tranquil Maota Lake, while the City Palace boasts a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Enjoy a Jeep ride to the Amber Fort for an extensive tour,  before an afternoon at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 5
Ranthambore & Fatehpur Sikri

Enjoy a safari experience at Ranthambore National Park, where you could spot the majestic Bengal tiger. Return to the train as it rolls towards Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted 16th century red sandstone city, for a fully escorted tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 6
Agra

The iconic Taj Mahal has held people spellbound for centuries with its pearlescent domes and the tragic love story that led to its construction. After visiting this remarkable building, enjoy champagne breakfast on the lawns of the Taj Khema.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 7
Orchha & Khajuraho

Visit Orchha, a quaint village peppered with picturesque temples and chhatris, before continuing on to Khajuraho. Delight in a tour of its magnificent temples before returning to the train for dinner and the overnight journey to Varanasi.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 8
Varanasi

Glide into Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world. After lunch at the Hotel Taj Gateway, visit the ancient ruins of Sarnath, then take a scenic Ganges boat ride to Brij Rama Palace for a vegetarian dinner and dance performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Maharajas’ Express

Day 9
Delhi: Alight the Maharajas' Express & Hotel Stay

Enjoy your last breakfast and lunch on board the Maharajas’ Express before disembarking in Delhi for a one-night hotel stay. Further explore India’s fabulous capital before the next leg of your adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences or similar

Day 10
Shimla: Hotel Stay & Tour

Today you’ll board the iconic Himalayan Queen to ride along a UNESCO World Heritage site railway track. This compact train whizzes through the Himalayas, zooming through 103 tunnels and over 700 Gothic bridges.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa or similar

Day 11
Shimla: Hotel Stay & Tour

Today, you’ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime tour with a trail walk through the Himalayas. From Himachal Pradesh, otherwise known as the Land of the Gods, venture out to discover mesmerising Himalayan skyline and secluded hamlets.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa or similar

Day 12
Shimla: Hotel Stay

Charming Shimla is a joy to explore. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the town welcomes visitors to enjoy its cooler temperatures, absorb its calm energy, and wander uninterrupted along the traffic-free streets of the Mall.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Taj Theog Resort & Spa or similar

Day 13
Shimla: Tour & Delhi Hotel Stay

Returning to Delhi, you’ll enjoy a further one-night hotel stay. If you’re looking to shop for an original gift, head to Baba Kharak Singh Marg where you can find a variety of traditional Indian craftsmanship in one of its emporiums.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences or similar

Days 14 - 16
Singapore: Hotel Stay

Singapore, a vibrant city-state, offers a captivating blend of modernity and tradition. During a three-night hotel stay, explore the stunning architecture, diverse cuisine, lush gardens, and cultural gems that make it a must-visit destination .

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Day 17
Singapore: Embark Ship

Today you’ll join the opulent Seabourn Encore for your magical cruise. This luxurious cruise ship promises an unforgettable journey of indulgence and relaxation, combining elegant suite accommodation with sumptuous dining options.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Days 18 - 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Laem Chabang

Unleash your senses in Laem Chabang, Thailand’s hidden gem. Dive into crystal-clear waters, explore pristine beaches, and indulge in authentic Thai cuisine. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity, and vibrant culture of this coastal paradise.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 21
Koh Kood

Koh Kood, also known as Ko Kut, is a tropical island located in the Gulf of Thailand. Celebrated for its natural beauty and secluded beaches, it is often regarded as one of Thailand’s last unspoiled island gems.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 22
Sihanoukville

Experience the coastal charm of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. With its pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and tropical ambiance, it’s a destination that invites you to relax, indulge in fresh seafood, and embrace the allure of the Cambodian coastline.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 23
Relax At Sea
Days 24 - 25
Ho Chi Minh City: Overnight in Port

Unleash your senses in Ho Chi Minh City, the Pearl of the Orient. Embrace its vibrant energy, indulge in tantalizing cuisine, and discover hidden treasures amidst a captivating blend of tradition and modernity.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 26
Relax At Sea
Day 27
Da Nang

Da Nang, Vietnam, captivates with its coastal allure. Golden beaches, the Marble Mountains, and a modern cityscape create a dynamic destination rich in culture, history, and natural beauty.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 28
Relax At Sea
Day 29
Hạ Long Bay

Embark on an ethereal journey through Vietnam’s Hạ Long Bay, where limestone pillars rise from emerald waters. Cruise amidst breath-taking scenery, explore hidden caves, and witness the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Seabourn Encore

Day 30
Relax At Sea
Day 31
Hong Kong: Disembark Ship & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Taj Mahal
Experience eternal love at the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel symbolising romance. Explore its intricate details, rich history, and UNESCO status. Watch the stunning sunrise and embark on a captivating journey through time at this iconic site.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park, centered around the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, features ancient mosques, temples, and diverse flora and fauna. Its dry forests make it one of India's top national parks. Enjoy a two-night stay for thrilling jungle safaris, spotting leopards, boars, hyenas, sloth bears, macaques, and Bengal tigers*.
Shimla Sightseeing
Explore the highlights of Shimla including the Shimla State Museum, home to a grand collection of ancient historical artefacts collected from all over the state; Vice Regal Lodge, an 1888 pile that was the official summer residence of the British viceroys; the Mock Tudor Library and Mall Road, the main street in Shimla.
Himalayan Queen
Prepare for one of the most beautiful rail journeys on earth on board the famous Himalayan Queen. Settle in as this compact train, traverses through 102 tunnels, over 800 Gothic bridges on this epic UNESCO-listed track. As the Shimla Express winds its way upwards, you’ll delight in breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan landscape.
The Himalayas
Walking in the Himalayas is one of life’s great experiences. No mountains can match their beauty and majesty. In Himachal Pradesh, a beautiful hill state in northern India framed by the western Himalayas, you’ll venture out on your incredible walking trail, pausing at picturesque hill stations for a rest and to admire the compelling views.
Amber Fort
Explore Amber Fort's regal world, nestled in the Aravalli Hills. Its opulent architecture, mirror work, and murals create an enchanting experience. Walk its ancient paths, immerse in valorous tales, and discover Sheesh Mahal and Maota Lake. Relish royal charm in this unique journey.

Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore is one of the impressive cruise ships that belong to the Seabourn Cruise Line. The quality of engineering is evident in its sleek design and beautiful exterior. The Encore is a perfect vessel for those wishing to enjoy a calm, serene and peaceful voyage.

Thanks to its size and prowess under sail, Seabourn Encore can access nearly every corner of our world’s coastal destinations. Whatever your adventure of choice may be on this breathtaking vessel, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience on board Seabourn Encore.

Seabourn promises luxury without limit which starts right at embarkation when each guest is greeted personally by their crew members, who will welcome them on board before showing them to their comfortable cabin.  Here passengers can relax and settle into life at sea while enjoying personalised services 24/7.

  • Occupancy 604
  • Tonnage 40,350 tons
  • Length 650 ft (198.00 m)

Life on board Seabourn Encore

Life on board Seabourn Encore can be whatever you want it to be. Spend you days at sea relaxing, sipping cocktails and being pampered at the spa, or expend some energy at the gym and pool.

dining

On board Seabourn Encore, you have a wide range of delectable dining options available to please all tastes.

  • The Colonnade
  • The Restaurant
  • In Suite Dining
  • Observation Bar
  • Sky Bar
  • Sushi
  • The Grill by Thomas Keller
  • Earth & Ocean at The Patio
  • The Patio
  • Caviar in the sun

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Beauty Salon
  • Treatment rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Boutique
  • Duty-free shopping
  • The Retreat
  • The Sun Terrace

entertainment

On board the Seabourn Encore, there are a variety of entertainment options available. From card games to theatre shows and dancing, you won’t ever have a dull moment.

  • Golf
  • Casino
  • Card Room
  • Movies on the deck
  • The Club
  • The Grand Salon
  • The Observation Bar

Suites

The accommodation on board a Seabourn cruise is second to none, with some of the most luxurious suites available at sea.

Veranda Suite Prices from £13,999pp

Seabourn Encore Veranda Suite Stateroom
Seabourn Encore Veranda Suite Stateroom

Encore has six categories of Veranda Suite, which make up the majority of cabins on board the ship. Décor is sophisticated with cream carpets, jewel toned cushions and silky throws, and each one has floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the veranda.

  • Soft bedding
  • Queen size bed or twin beds
  • Private veranda
  • Full-length windows
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • TV with music and movies
  • Bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Luxury robes and slippers
  • Unique health and beauty products
  • Makeup vanity mirror
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Comfortable and spacious living area
  • Binoculars
  • Welcome glass of champagne
Cruise Code: ASA7926
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Penthouse Suite Prices from £18,999pp

Seabourn Encore Penthouse Suite Stateroom
Seabourn Encore Penthouse Suite Stateroom

If you’re seeking the ultimate luxurious experience, the Penthouse Suite is perfect for you. Enjoy personalised services, access to a private spa and many delightful surprises when you stay in one of these remarkable rooms.

  • Soft bedding
  • Queen size bed or twin beds
  • Private veranda
  • Full-length windows
  • Walk in closet
  • Personal safe
  • TV with music and movies
  • Bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Luxury robes and slippers
  • Unique health and beauty products
  • Makeup vanity mirror
  • Fully stocked bar and refrigerator
  • Comfortable and spacious living area
  • Binoculars
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Personal Suite Steward
  • Coffee/Espresso machine
  • Unlimited internet package
  • Entry to spa area and specialised treatment from spa concierge throughout the journey
  • Welcome bouquet of flowers
  • Large fruit selection (customised)
Cruise Code: ASA7926
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Your Hotel Stay

Delhi

Included Hotel

Leela Ambience Convention Hotel (Or Similar)

A stay at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel puts its guests in the vibrant heart of bustling Delhi. Sleek, spacious rooms offer contemporary comforts and elegant decor, ensuring a restful stay. Savour a choice of international and Indian delicacies at the hotel’s diverse restaurants. Unwind at the serene outdoor pool or pamper yourself with rejuvenating treatments at the spa. With its impeccable service and convenient location, the hotel provides a perfect retreat for exploring the vibrant cultural offerings of Delhi.

Shimla

Included Hotel

Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla (Or Similar)

Located under the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, the luxurious Taj Theog is nestled within a five-acre verdant cedar forest. Make yourself at home in the elegant and cosy guestrooms, each with a private balcony or patio affording spellbinding views of the forest and the snow-capped Himalayas beyond. Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, make a splash in the indoor swimming pool or make use of the 24-hour fitness centre. Savour authentic Indian cuisine at Tragopan, one the hotel’s tow restaurants and quench your thirst at the Theog Junction, a gastro pub offering a range of cocktails and light bites.

Singapore

Included Hotel

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel (Or Similar)

Located in the heart of Singapore’s legendary Orchard Road – a specious haven of shops and restaurants – the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel provides the perfect  base from which to explore the beautiful city. Relax in your soothing, well-appointed room, boasting modern amenities and captivating city views. Indulge in a culinary journey at the hotel’s restaurants, offering a diverse array of international and local cuisines. Unwind in the sparkling rooftop pool or rejuvenate at the spa with a selection of pampering treatments.

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