Hong Kong - Hotel Stay
Your holiday begins in Hong Kong where you’ll have a night in a hotel to relax. Hong Kong was dominated by the British Empire from the 1800s to the 1930s, a time that has left indelible influences on its structure and culture. However it has never forgotten its Chinese roots and the two cultures have become intertwined to create a city that is one of a kind.
Hong Kong - Embark Silver Spirit
The all-new Silver Spirit has been completely refurbished to create extra space and exciting new features that offer an even more luxurious experience at sea. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved health and fitness centre, a larger pool deck, together with Silversea’s world-famous standards of service, you’re guaranteed the cruise of a lifetime on Silver Spirit.
A further night on board the ship on Hong Kong gives you time to explore more of the city. Visit the dynamic Stanley Market where shoppers will find an unparalleled selection of bargains and hidden treasures, Victoria Park for spectacular views of the harbour or one of the 9,000 bars, pubs and restaurants Kowloon has to offer.
During your day at sea you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore all that Silver Spirit has to offer. Relax on a lounger by the pool or admire the view from the whirlpool as the attentive staff bring you your favourite drink. Later enjoy an expertly-made cocktail and share stories with your fellow travellers in Dolce Vita.
This spectacular seascape of limestone towers draped in green and tiny islets all compete for space in an area which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. Legend has it that the towers were created when a dragon, sent by the Jade Emperor, descended from heaven and sprayed fire and emeralds from its mouth. Take a trip on board a traditional junk boat to cruise the waters.
Chan May is ideal for visiting the ancient city of charming Hoi An, with its extensive old town criss-crossed with canals. Here you’ll find a mix of architecture from different eras, styles and cultures developed from its long history as a noteworthy trading port. You can also easily access Hue, a UNESCO-listed site where you’ll find remnants of the glories of imperial Vietnam.
Whether you take coffee amongst the art installations in the arts café, work out in the fitness centre or relax in the Zagara Spa, you will be treated to one of the finest cruising experiences available on board Silver Spirit. Enjoy first class dining with exceptional wines and relax in what is possibly the best place between sea and sky.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon, famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral, composed entirely of materials imported from France. Beyond the chic designer malls and boutique shops, you’ll discover alleyways home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.
Ho Chi Minh City
Wander down Le Duan Boulevard towards Reunification Palace, where you’ll find opulent halls, a gambling room and even a private movie theatre. Stroll through colourful Cho Lon, the city’s Chinatown, before visiting Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda, a temple known for its gilded woodwork and detailed interiors.
Ho Chi Minh City
One of Ho Chi Minh’s greatest attractions is the Cu Chi Tunnels. The 120km of underground tunnels are peppered with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres and offers a fascinating glimpse into what life was like during the Vietnam War.
Take the opportunity to unwind and pamper yourself at the Zagara Spa during your final day at sea. With sweeping views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, an acupuncture suite and outdoor whirlpool, you can enjoy pampering treatments including facials, body wraps and massages.
An overnight stay on board the ship in Bangkok gives you a chance to visit some of the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables. Sip on fresh coconut juice or sample some sizzling Thai noodles cooked up on the cauldrons and charcoal grills on the boats.
Laem Chabang - Disembark Silver Spirit and Hotel Stay
Today you’ll arrive in Bangkok where you’ll disembark Silver Spirit for a four night hotel stay. With its medley of glimmering golden temples and sacred shrines, interlaced with megamalls and neon stores, it’s a fascinating city to explore.
Bangkok - Hotel Stay
Four nights in the city gives you time to visit some of Bangkok’s most impressive temples such as Wat Pho with its huge, gilded Buddha. You could also head to the Grand Palace - an architectural wonder of golden stupas, walls and pillars encrusted in shining and colourful mosaics.
Bangkok - Embark Eastern & Oriental Express
Today you’ll embark the Eastern and Oriental Express for your journey to Singapore. An elegant and iconic way to travel, enjoy passing the varied scenery of this vast and diverse region, from glittering cities to rural villages and swathes of untouched countryside, while experiencing the elegant dining and exciting entertainment on board.
Kanchanaburi - Eastern and Oriental Express
Arriving in Kanchanaburi, you’ll alight for your choice of three enlightening tours. Choose between a guided visit to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai Burma Railway Museum; discover unseen Thailand as you cycle through rice paddies or explore a wet market and enjoy a cooking class where you can delve into the taste of Thailand.
Kuala Kangsar - Eastern & Oriental Express
After a morning at leisure, alight in Kuala Kangsar where you’ll travel to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life, including a guided tour through lush rice paddies with refreshments and a chance to sample some local produce. Alternatively, advanced trekkers can join an invigorating hill-trek.
Singapore - Disembark Eastern & Oriental Express
Today you’ll arrive in Singapore where you’ll disembark the Eastern and Oriental Express for your flight home, your exotic journey complete.
Other regional airports may be available*