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A MONTH IN THE MED 2025 - Stay Free* Exclusive Offer!

Cruise Line
Azamara
Ship
Azamara Onward
Package Departs
05 May 2025
Other Dates
Package Duration
30 Nights
Embark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
Disembark Ship
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

A big 30 night Cruise & Stay holiday from Greece to Portugal and so much inbetween!

Cruise & stay from

AU $10,680Per person

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Cruise Legendary Coastal Gems of the MedYour journey begins in Athens, offering infinite opportunities to visit iconic ancient sites and awe-inspiring architecture. From Athens, embark on a four-port journey through the enchanting Ionian Greek Isles, including stops at Monemvasia and Argostoli. Next, unwind at sea after days of exploration. Relax poolside, indulge in a massage at The Sanctum Spa, or savor artisanal cocktails at Atlas Bar–the choice is yours. From there, enjoy an overnight stay in the canal-laden city of Venice. On day nine, you'll be whisked away to the Adriatic Sea and Croatia’s scenic Dalmatian coastline before sailing for the cliffside town of Sorrento. Gaze on the majestic Isle of Capri as you indulge in freshly caught seafood. The Eternal City of Rome is your final stop, where no two visits are alike. This cruise is part of our 2025 World Cruise. Learn more about this immersive, 160-night voyage here.Cruise HighlightsClimb to the top of Resurrection Hill and explore the Orthodox Church of Resurrection, overlooking the Aegean Sea in Syros.Sip and savor Grecian vintages, walk the cobbled streets of Oia, and experience panoramic vistas of Santorini.Visit Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana while in Koper. Explore the bustling medieval streets on foot and embark on a short voyage of the Ljubljana River. Transport yourself to ancient times in Split, Croatia, and wander Trogir, a centuries-old city. Marvel at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, a prime example of Croatian sacral architecture.While in Dubrovnik, embark on an evening cruise aboard the Galleon Karaka, a replica 16th-century ship. Or, cycle your way through the lush Konavle Valley and pop into a vineyard for light snacks and local wine offerings. Visit Kotor, Montenegro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and journey to the village of Tici for a taste of local life. While wandering the town, visit a historic olive oil mill and sample a range of varietals.

Package Summary: 30 nights Double Cruise & StayPackage Starts: 5th May 2025 - at Athens hotel, GreeceCruise Starts: 8th May 2025 - from Piraeus, Athens, GreeceCruise Ends: 1st June 2025 - at Lisbon, PortugalPackage Ends: 4th June 2025 - Lisbon, Portugal_____________EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE OFFER SAVINGSTwin Category 9 Interior - was $12,510 - your special price from $10,680*ppTwin Category 6 Ocean View - was $13,810 - your special price from $12,160*ppTwin Category V2 Veranda - was $17,065 - your special price from $14,695*ppTwin Category N2 Suite - was $25,560 - your special price from $23,445*ppSingle Category 9 Interior - was $24,050 - your special price from $20,775*_____________VERANDA or SUITE BONUS!Book a Veranda or Suite on this package and receive a complimentary Experience More Essentials Package, including a USD $300 onboard credit towards shore excursions (per twin suite - singles receive $150)*, unlimited WiFi service for one device, and Premium Beverage Package._____________A MONTH IN THE MED 2025 Double Cruise & Stay package includes:- FREE* 3 nights accommodation pre-cruise in Athens at a 4-star hotel with daily breakfast- FREE* One way transfer from Athens hotel to port- 24 night double back-to-back cruise aboard Azamara Onward from Athens to Lisbon- BONUS USD $400 per twin stateroom per cruise (two cruises in this package) shipboard credit.- All shipboard main meals- Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event on each cruise (on most voyages of seven nights or longer)- Complimentary select standard spirits, international beers and wines- Complimentary shipboard bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas- Complimentary shipboard gratuities for waitstaff, bar staff and housekeeping- Shipboard self service laundry- Shuttle service to and from port communities (where available) during cruise- Onboard Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations- Port/Govt taxes- FREE* One way transfer from Lisbon port to hotel- FREE* 3 nights accommodation post-cruise in Lisbon at a 4-star hotel with daily breakfast

WILD SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA - STAY FREE!*

Cruise Line
Coral Expeditions
Ship
Coral Adventurer
Package Departs
15 Oct 2024
Other Dates
Package Duration
23 Nights
Embark Ship
Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia
Disembark Ship
Adelaide, S A.

Cruise, Tour and Stay for 23 nights on this epic Australian journey. Enjoy small ship expedition adventures with Coral Adventurer and top it off with Adelaide and Kangaroo Island!

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AU $12,995Per person

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14 Night Cruise sailing from Perth to Adelaide aboard Coral Adventurer.Set sail on an expedition immersion into the wild nature, rich history, and unique coastline of Australia’s southwest. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cross the Great Australian Bight, this voyage will visit hard-to-reach islands and iconic National Parks along the south coast. Enjoy guided walks along the vast and secluded beaches at locations such as Cape Le Grand, and Bremer Bay. Among the scattered islands and outcrops of the Archipelago of the Recherche, discover remote breeding grounds of sea lions and follow the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay to spot the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon. As we round the southwest edge of Australia discover enjoy time ashore with sunset drinks at Woody Island, a visit to extraordinary Jewel Cave, swimming with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, and walk amongst the vines and sample wines through the Margaret River region.Note: This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Package summary: 23 nights Cruise, Tour & StayPackage starts: 15 October 2024 - from Perth hotelCruise starts: 16 October 2024 - from FremantleCruise ends; 30 October 2024 - in AdelaidePackage ends: 7 November 2024 - in Adelaide____________Highlights:- Get close to the large stingrays and eagle rays that swim in the shallows of Hamelin Bay- Walk the spectacular coast of Cape Naturaliste- Indulge in a tour and cellar door experiences in the award-winning Margaret River wine country- Climb Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, the tallest on mainland Australia, to take in the view over the Southern Ocean- Discover the breath-taking stalactites and stalagmites at Jewel Cave, Augusta and learn about its formation over thousands of years- Visit the friendly kangaroos at Lucky Bay- Discover the wild islands of the Archipelago of the Recherche and follow the snorkel trail at Shearwater Bay- Learn to shuck your own delicious oysters fresh from the waters of Coffin Bay- Kangaroo Island - search for sea lions, fur seals (Seal Bay Kangaroo Island and Remarkable Rocks), koalas, echidnas and more....____________SAVINGS!Twin Coral Deck Stateroom - was $13,885 - your exclusive price from $12,995*ppTwin Promenade Deck Stateroom - was $16,010 - your exclusive price from $15,070*ppTwin Explorer Deck Balcony - was $20,045 - your exclusive price from $18,870*ppTwin Bridge Deck Suite - was $26,615 - your exclusive price from $25,055*ppSingle Promenade Deck Stateroom - was $23,555 - your exclusive price from $22,170*____________WILD SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Cruise, Tour & Stay package prices include:- 1 night Perth hotel stay pre-cruise- One way transfer from Perth hotel to port at Fremantle- 14 night cruise aboard Coral Adventurer from Fremantle to Adelaide- All meals onboard cruise, chef-prepared- Captain`s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access during cruise- Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner onboard ship- 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea station during cruise- All excursions with a qualified Expedition Team during cruise- Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and kayaks whilst cruising- Snorkelling equipment use of whilst cruising- Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers onboard- All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities- Tips and gratuities for cruise- Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library onboard- Your expedition photos captured during the cruise voyage- Wi-fi Access during cruise – Standard speed connectivity enabling email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging- One way transfer from Adelaide port to hotel- BONUS Free* 4 night Adelaide hotel stay- 4 night guided tour round trip from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island - includes accommodation, guide and driver, 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch and 1 farewell dinner.

ANGKOR TO ANZACS - Cruise & Tour 2025

Cruise Line
Mekong Princess Cruise
Ship
Mekong Princess
Package Departs
03 Apr 2025
Other Dates
Package Duration
17 Nights
Embark Ship
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Disembark Ship
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Cruise & tour 18 nights from Hanoi to Saigon - fully escorted, this is the trip of a lifetime with a focus on significant military history of the region.

Cruise tour from

AU $15,995Per person

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KAMPONG CHAM / EMBARKATIONEarly this morning, transfer by motor-coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham and embark the RV Mekong Princess for lunch. After enjoying the afternoon at leisure, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Cambodian Welcome Dinner on board.The ship sails to Angkor Ban and docks overnight.ANGKOR BAN - PHNOM PENHWe start the day with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Here, we witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for our guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family’s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Phnom Penh and docks at the center port.This afternoon, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artifacts excavated around the Angkor Archeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire.This evening before dinner, enjoying the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.PHNOM PENH - WELCOME TO CAMBODIAThis morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters.The afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh. The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.*Onboard activity: Lecture of Cambodia’s Geography and Life along the Mekong River by your local Cambodian host.BORDER CROSSING / HONG NGU - GIENG ISLANDThis morning we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered one western visitor prior to the arrival of the RV Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa.In the afternoon, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where hundreds of sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the untouched floating area with duck farms, monkey bridges, and tropical orchards along the riverside. We will try one of most popular local transportation named “xe loi” (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Catholic Church, built around the same time as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon in the 1870s.The ship sails to Hoa An and anchors overnight.HOA AN VILLAGE - CAN THOThis morning, continue excursion by boat to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life.After a short break, continue our excursion on motor cart to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making and mat weaving families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products though hands-on experience. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families.This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, the capital riverside city of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore yourself on own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Can Tho overnight.*Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration by our Executive Chef.CAN THOWe begin our morning after breakfast aboard the sampans for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made.The Princess sails and anchors near Ben Tre.*Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.BEN TRE - HO CHI MINH CITYThis morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.The ship sails through the beautiful Bassac River to Ho Chi Minh City, where it docks overnight at Saigon Port.*Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.HO CHI MINH CITY - SAIGON PORT / DISEMBARKATIONAfter breakfast we disembark the Mekong Princess in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Port and transferred by motor-coach to the Meeting Point, the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel.

Package summary: 18 nights Cruise & TourPackage starts: 2 April 2025 - from Hanoi, VietnamCruise starts: 10 April 2025 - from Kampong Cham (near Siem Reap)Cruise ends: 17 April 2025 - into Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamPackage ends; 20 April 2025 - at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam_______________This exclusively created (and one off special departure) cruise and tour covers Vietnam from north to South and the wonders of Cambodia in one 18 night small ship and small group tour. Tick off the bucket list items like Ha Long Bay and Angkor, and mix it up with jungle visits and paying your respects at the significant battle military site of Long Tan.________________ANGKOR TO ANZACS Cruise & Tour package prices include:- Services of a professional tour escort throughout the itinerary below- One way transfer from Hanoi airport to hotel- 2 nights accommodation at the Intercontinental Westlake Hotel in Hanoi (or similar) including daily breakfast- Hanoi city sightseeing tour with lunch: Visit the exquisitely preserved 12th Century Confucius Temple of Literature, West Lake, the `Hanoi Hilton,` the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, and the modest `House on Stilts` where this key figure in Vietnam`s independence movement lived for many years. Lunch at KOTO restaurant where children from lower socio-economic circumstances are trained for successful careers in hospitality and Food & Beverage.- Afternoon Hanoi cyclo tour through the historic quarter, then water puppet performance and dinner in a local restaurant- Return transfers from Hanoi hotel to Ha Long Bay port to Hanoi airport- 1 night Ha Long Bay cruise aboard the Paradise Elegance in a deluxe cabin. Cruise includes lunch and dinner onboard and a visit to a pearl farm and Titov Island. Optional hiking or swimming opportunities. - One way economy class airfare from Hanoi to Da Nang inc tax and luggage- Return transfers Da Nang airport to hotel in Hoi An to airport in Da Nang- 2 nights accommodation at the Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery (or similar) with daily breakfast- Hoi An sightseeing tour including one hour cruise on the Thu Bon River with lunch at a local restaurant- One way economy class airfare from Da Nang to Siem Reap inc tax and luggage- One way transfer from Siem Reap airport to hotel- 3 nights accommodation at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Siem Reap (or similar) with daily breakfast- Sunrise by TukTuk at Angkor Wat tour- Full day sightseeing to Ta Prohm and Bayon Temple at the Angkor Complex with lunch at local restaurant and afternoon visit to Kampong Pluk Floating village.- Apsara cultural evening and dinner show in Siem Reap- Full day sightseeing to Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei with lunch at local restaurant- One way transfer from Siem Reap hotel to Kampong Cham port for embarkation- 7 night Mekong Princess river cruise from Kampong Cham to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) including: All onboard meals provided by an expertly trained culinary team - buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and seated multiple course dinner, including exclusive `Spa Cuisine` and French-Indochine inspired options | Complimentary onboard organic coffee, herbal teas, mineral water, soft drinks, local beer and local spirits with meals | Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes and more | Local Entertainment on selected evenings | Complimentary Wireless internet in all public areas (speeds and reception may vary) | Port charges and taxes | Shipboard and shoreside gratuities | A range of complimentary excursions - see in-depth day to day itinerary for cruise/tour below for touring options during cruise | Additional luxury inclusions supporting ship excursions such as: Shoe cleaning after excursions | Welcome drink following excursions | Individual VOX listening devices | Modern air-conditioned coach transfers by road- Tour and transfer from Ho Chi Minh port to hotel including Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and City Hall. Visit the Independence Palace and the War Remnants Museum plus the famous Ben Thanh Market with lunch and dinner at local restaurants.- 3 nights accommodation at the InterContinental Saigon (or similar) with daily breakfast- Day tour to Long Tan Battle site including Nui Dat Task Force Base (headquarters for the ANZAC forces) with lunch at Vung Tau- Day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels and the famous Rex hotel with lunch at a local restaurant- One way transfer from Ho Chi Minh hotel to airport________________See below for full day to day itinerary:Day 1: Wednesday, 02 April 2025: Hanoi Arrival Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or begin exploring on your own.Accommodation: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel (Classic Room)Day 2: Thursday, 03 April 2025: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D) Enjoy a panoramic city tour, including the exquisitely preserved 12th Century Confucius Temple of Literature, West Lake, the `Hanoi Hilton,` the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, and the modest `House on Stilts` where this key figure in Vietnam`s independence movement lived for many years. Lunch at KOTO restaurant where children from lower socio-economic circumstances are trained for successful careers in hospitality and Food & Beverage.Take a cyclo (a three-wheel bicycle taxi) tour through the alleyways of the city`s charming historic quarter, with its jumble of shops and cafes. After a charming water puppet performance (front row seat), gather this evening for dinner at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel (Classic Room)Day 3: Friday, 04 April 2025: Hanoi – Halong Bay (3 hour drive) / One night cruise (B, L, D) Today we travel approximately four-hours to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its emerald waters and more than 1,600 limestone islands rising from the sea. Embark the `Paradise Elegance` ship to begin your overnight cruise. Lunch will be served while cruising and exploring Halong Bay. After lunch on board, visit Tung Sau pearl farm, and then Titov Island. You can choose to either hike the mountain to get a scenic view over Halong Bay or have a swim at the beach on the island. Enjoy sunset at L`Odyssee Sundeck or Piano Lounge. Savour a western-style set menu for dinner, prepared by the talented chef. Meals: Breakfast at Hotel, Lunch & Dinner on board Accommodation: Paradise Elegance Cruise / Deluxe Cabin*Note: Due to cruising conditions in Ha Long Bay, itinerary may change without prior notice. Day 4: Saturday, 05 April 2025: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L, D) Boost your energy for a new day with a Tai Chi lesson held on deck. Enjoy light breakfast onboard in the still of the morning before cruising to Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful and largest cave in Ha Long Bay with stalactites and stalagmites at various shapes and sizes and take in stunning scenery and views. Return to Tuan Chau Marina to disembark and transfer back to Hanoi Airport for a light lunch before boarding your domestic flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang, meet your guide and transfer to Hoi An (approximately 45 minutes by coach). It is the most charming town in Vietnam. The rest of day is free at your leisure. Dinner is included at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery (Deluxe Room)Day 5: Sunday, 06 April 2025: Hoi An Sightseeing (B, L) Hoi An was originally one of the major trading centres of South East Asia in the 16th Century. Today`s highlight is a visit to the World Heritage Site of Hoi An Town (walking tour), one of Vietnam`s most delightful places. Experience a different world with the narrow lanes and historic architecture, old houses, the 400-year-old Japanese bridge and the colourful market stalls brimming with tropical specialties. Afterwards relax on a one-hour cruise along Thu Bon River. Lunch is served at a local restaurant by the river. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery (Deluxe Room)Day 6: Monday, 07 April 2025: Hoi An – Da Nang – Siem Reap (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel check out and transfer to Da Nang Airport for an international flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, after clearing passport control and Customs, exit the terminal building and meet your local guide. You will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (Superior Room)Day 7: Tuesday, 08 April 2025: Sunrise Tour – Bayon & Ta Prohm Temples - Kampong Pluk Floating Village (B, L, D)IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Tour Start Time: 04:45 AM This morning is an early departure from the hotel by Tuk Tuk, to view the sun rise over the `peaks` of Angkor Wat. A very special experience which will be one of many highlights of your visit to Angkor Wat. After sunrise you will return to your hotel to freshen-up and enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, we will discover the beauty of the amazing Ta Prohm temple. Intentionally left partially unrestored, massive fig and silk-cotton trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best `tree-in-temple` photo opportunities at Angkor. Then, we continue to visit Bayon Temple. The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple related to Buddhism at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th Century as the state temple of the King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman`s capital. Lunch is included at a local restaurant in Siem Reap. After lunch, you will be transferred to visit Kampong Pluk Floating Village. Kampong Pluk is accessible by boat only. It is a small fishing village providing insight into life on the Tonle Sap Lake. This village exists almost exclusively on fishing and related activities. Houses are built on stilts up to 10m high, and the village is surrounded by flooded forest. We will take a private boat trip to enjoy a scenic tour around the village. At the end of the trip, watch the beautiful sunset before returning to Siem Reap for dinner.This evening you will be transferred to your Apsara Cultural Evening and Welcome Dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/Show Accommodation: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (Superior Room)Day 8: Wednesday, 09 April 2025: Angkor Wat Tour (B, L)Breakfast at the hotel. Tour Start Time: 08:00 AMDepart the hotel to explore one of the most spectacular cultural sites in the world, regarded as the pinnacle of the amazing Khmer Empire that flourished here around the 12th century.Featured Temples: Angkor Wat TempleBanteay Srei Temple*Note: Order of temple visits may change due to local conditions.Lunch: Included today at a local restaurant. Dinner: On own arrangement.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (Superior Room)Day 9: Thursday, 10 April 2025: Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Embark RV Mekong Princess Cruise (B)Pick-up time: 8.00 AMMeeting Point: Main Lobby at Sofitel Angkor PhokeethraBreakfast at the hotel in Siem Reap. End of land services in Siem Reap. Transfer to the port in Kampong Cham by the cruise company to embark RV Mekong Princess for your 7 night cruiseMeals: BreakfastMEKONG RIVER & DELTA, 8 DAY/7NIGHT CRUISE ITINERARYDay 9: Thursday, 10 April 2025: Kampong Cham, Siem Reap / Embarkation (D)Early this morning, the local guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by motor-coach from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham and embark the RV Mekong Princess. After enjoying the afternoon at leisure, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Cambodian Welcome Dinner on board. The ship sails to Angkor Ban and docks overnight.Day 10: Friday, 11 April 2025: Angkor Ban - Phnom Penh (B, L, D)We start the day with a visit to the charming and authentic town of Angkor Ban. Witness the daily life of the local people, starting with a visit to the pagoda with a special blessing ceremony for the guests by local monks, then we keep going on visiting to a local family`s home, to meet them and discuss their lifestyle. We continue through the village to the local school where we join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. Ship sails to Phnom Penh and docks at the center port. This afternoon, local cyclo drivers meet you for an exciting city tour of Phnom Penh. You begin your ride along the riverfront to the Royal Palace, where a leisurely walk takes you through the grounds, with opportunities to visit the Throne Hall and Moonlight Pavilion. Upon crossing into the second section of the complex, you walk amongst enormous stupas and spirit houses, on the way to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and Maitreya Buddha, encrusted with more than 9,000 diamonds. Following a short break, your cyclos take you to the National Museum. Housing the largest pre-Angkorian and Angkorian holdings in Cambodia, the National Museum ends the morning tour with a comprehensive look at many of the artefacts excavated around the Angkor Archaeological Area in Siem Reap, as well as other areas around the former Khmer Empire. The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.Day 11: Saturday, 12 April 2025: Phnom Penh – Cambodia (B, L, D)This morning, private motor-coach take you on a scenic 45-minute drive from the ship, arriving at Choeung Ek, the killing fields depicted in the movie, and the center of the darkest days of Cambodian history. You may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. On the return drive to Phnom Penh, a stop is made at Tuol Sleng (infamously known as S-21), which was converted by the Khmer Rouge from a large school to a prison and torture headquarters. The afternoon is free at leisure for your own exploration the charming city of Phnom Penh. This evening before dinner, enjoy the entertainment onboard with a cultural performance including Apsara, Cambodia`s national dance, as well as several traditional folk dances.The ship docks in Phnom Penh overnight.Day 12: Sunday, 13 April 2025: Border Crossing / Hong Ngu - Gieng Island (B, L, D)Early morning, Mekong Princess will make her way towards the border of Cambodia- Vietnam and complete formalities. After completing immigration procedures to Viet Nam, we visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Hong Ngu produces a large number of the traditional, Khmer scarves exported to Cambodia. Woven in many homes around the village, here we have the opportunity to see the weaving process under several homes. Some villagers are also embroidery artists, displaying their art in and around the homes. The inhabitants of this area had only encountered one western visitor prior to the arrival of the RV Mekong Princess, they are especially friendly and welcoming. Guests will also visit the local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa.In the afternoon, we board sampans that will take us into Gieng Island. After a short walk around the local sampan village, where sampans are produced daily by local families, we take a canal drive to explore the mango gardens along the riverbanks. We will try one of most popular local transportation named `xe loi` (motor trishaw) driving through this island to visit a Phanxico Monastery.The ship sails to Hoa An and anchors overnight.Day 13: Monday, 14 April 2025: Hoa An Village - Can Tho (B, L, D)This morning continue excursion by boat to Hoa An village, where is untouched and well-known with flower growing and handmade craft. Our first stop at flower gardens where we will see many different kinds of flowers and learn how to grow and take care of them. Then, a short walking to a local house and chat with the host to see how they live and work in their daily life. After a short break, continue our excursion on motor cart to another village. We stop by at the conical hat-making and mat weaving families, have memorable time chatting with local family members and learning how to create products though hands-on experience. Enjoy your walk in the peaceful village with rice fields, fruit trees in between visiting few local families. This afternoon, the ship sails through an area of the Mekong Delta barely touched by tourism to Can Tho city, the capital riverside city of Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Guests will take a short and orientated city tour with visiting to the Zihuang Pagoda (Chua Ong) and enjoying the welcome unicorn dances. Explore on your own around the charming city before having dinner onboard. The ship docks in Hoang Dieu Harbor. *Onboard activity: Lecture of Vietnam, the Past & Present by your local Vietnamese host.Day 14: Tuesday, 15 April 2025: Can Tho – Ben Tre (B, L, D)Early this morning, continental breakfast will be served. Bus rides to the pier in Can Tho to board the sampan for a cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market. The sampans will weave in and out of the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and other items the residents of the Mekong Delta need in their daily lives. As they weave through the market, there will be many opportunities for amazing photographs, while enjoying fresh fruit and the Vietnamese `anti-aging drink,` fresh coconut water. Before returning to the ship for breakfast, we stop at a local noodle factory, where we witness the amazing process of how they are made. We will then return to the Mekong Princess for a well-deserved breakfast.After completing the port formalities, we will leave Hoang Dieu Harbor, downstream the Bassac river to sail through Tra On rivulet mouth, Nicolai canal, Mang Thit canal, Cho Lach rivulet mouth and Mekong river. The ship anchors and docks overnight in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre province*Onboard activity: Fruit Carvings & Tropical Fruits Demonstration by our Executive Chef.Day 15: Wednesday, 16 April 2025: Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)This morning, sampans take you through a channel lined with mangroves. We will try one of the most popular local transportation called `xe lam` (three-wheeler) to visit a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process, walking through the village to visit an orchard where fruits native to Vietnam can be seen in various stages of maturity on the vine. After a fresh fruit tasting, you continue to a pier where you board small, local boats (two guests per boat) for a trip through the narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm before returning to the ship.The ship sails through the `Mighty Mekong River` to Cho Gao canal, Vam Co river, Nuoc Man canal, Soai Rap river and Saigon river. The ship docks overnight at Saigon Port. *Onboard activity: Cooking Class Demonstration by our Executive Chef.Day 16: Thursday, 17 April 2025: Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Port / Disembarkation (B)Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the Indochine Restaurant. After breakfast and completing the port formalities, we disembark the Mekong Princess at 8:00 A.M in Saigon port. POST CRUISE LAND TOUR ITINERARYDay 16: Thursday, 17 April 2025: Disembarkation – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (L, D) Today you will join a guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which was built by the French in 1850. Begin with a visit to the beautiful Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and along the way view the Opera House and City Hall, constructed by the French in 1898. Visit the Independence Palace also known as the Reunification Palace designed by the famous Vietnamese architect Ngo Viet Thu. The Palace was the former home and official residence of the former South Vietnam Presidents during the Vietnam War. Next you will visit the War Remnants Museum, a history museum telling the story of the Vietnam War, and the Ben Thanh Market where virtually anything and everything is for sale, including handicrafts, traditional clothing and textiles, t-shirts and local food specialties. A fascinating and vibrant place. Lunch at a local restaurant. This evening a welcome dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon (Classic City Room)Day 17: Friday, 18 April 2025: Long Tan Battle Site Tour (B, L) Breakfast at the hotel. Tour Start Time: 08:30 AM Depart the hotel by coach. Visit Nui Dat Task Force Base, headquarters for the ANZAC forces…we will see the remnants of the base. We will meet and chat with Vietnamese Veterans who participated in the battle which will give a better understanding of the history and significance of the site. Drive past the location of the Horseshoe, which was used by the Australian Forces as a military base during the Vietnam War to arrive at the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation where the Long Tan Battle took place. Visit the Long Tan Battle Cross which is a memorial to the Australian soldiers who died during the battle. Transfer to Vung Tau for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will tour by coach through the local countryside before returning to our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon (Classic City Room)Day 18: Saturday, 19 April 2025: Cu Chi Tunnels – Rex Hotel (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel. Tour Start Time: 08:30 AM This morning depart for a two-hour drive through the countryside, northwest of Saigon, to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnel complex was originally constructed in 1948 to hide weapons and soldiers from the French. The tunnel system also offered protection from both French air and ground operations and served as storage for food, weapons and as communication routes. Hospitals and living quarters were also built into this system. The tunnels were also used in the fight against the Americans and their allies during the Vietnam War. Your visit to the tunnel system will give you a better understanding of the area`s history and the hardship that the Vietnamese soldiers endured during these wars. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch start your walking tour along Dong Khoi Street through the heart of Saigon, the home of art galleries, cafes and restaurants. View the very famous Rex Hotel which has one of the most famous roof top bars in Saigon (2 drinks at the roof top bar is included), then walk to a local restaurant for Dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon (Classic City)Day 19: Sunday, 20 April 2025: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of your luxury hotel and transfer to the Airport.Ends.

BODY, MIND & SOUL - AN INDIAN INDULGENCE

Cruise Line
Antara
Ship
Ganges Voyager
Package Departs
02 Sep 2025
Other Dates
Package Duration
13 Nights
Embark Ship
Kolkata (Calcutta)
Disembark Ship
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Discover a new level of wellness aboard a 100% Vegan cruise combined with a serene wellness resort in India in this indulgent holiday.

Cruise & stay from

AU $9,985Per person

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Day 1: Kolkata Embarkation (L/D)Embarkation: 12:00 PMArrive Kolkata in the morning and transfer to the jetty to embark the ship. Lunch onboard. Thereafter a panoramic tour of the well-preserved British colonial buildings in Dalhousie Square; St. John's Church, and the Victoria Memorial.Day 2: Kolkata Tour – Bally Bridge (B/L/D)After breakfast, visit the Flower Market, where you can see artists creating a variety of garlands, ornaments, and other items made of flowers and leaves for temples, weddings, and other uses. Thereafter, visit Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter renowned for its sculpting prowess. Return to the ship for lunch and begin sail upstream passing below the Howrah Bridge and seeing various colonial buildings along the Ganges River to Bally Bridge.Day 3: Bally Bridge – Bandel (B/L/D)We sail further upstream to Bandel while enjoying breakfast and lunch onboard. Post lunch we visit the Hooghly Imambara, a famous Shiya pilgrimage center that provides housing for pilgrims as well as classrooms.Day 4: Bandel – Kalna (B/L/D)We sail to Kalna enjoying breakfast and lunch onboard. Upon arrival ride e-rickshaws to visit the Rajbari temple complex. The Nabakailas temple contains 108 eight-slope-roofed shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other temples in the complex feature diverse architecture and terracotta plaques depicting themes of Hindu epics and day-to-day life. Return to the ship walking through the local vegetable market.Day 5: Kalna – Nabadwip – Mayapur (B/L/D)Today sail to Nabadwip while having breakfast and lunch. Upon arrival walk in the riverbank village known for its handloom weaving of cotton fabric, mainly saris and stole/scarves, and other activities. Ride the country boat across the river to Mayapur, the headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Stroll in the pilgrim’s bazaar, meet Krishna followers, and visit the temple, which is comparable in size to the Vatican.Day 6: Mayapur – Guptipara – Fulia (B/L/D)This morning a short sail brings us to Guptipara. After breakfast explore the town visiting the Vaishnav temples that contain some fantastic terracotta works. Also, visit a potter’s home to see and interact with the artisans creating various clay items. Return to ship for lunch. Thereafter sail to the opposite bank and visit the weaving village of Fulia which specializes in a combination of jacquard and jamdani saree weaving.Day 7: Fulia – Chandernagore – Serampore – Kolkata (B/L/D)Enjoying breakfast onboard, sail to Chandernagore which was established as a French colony. Upon arrival explore the colonial buildings along the promenade, including the former French governor's residence, now converted into a museum that features items depicting life during that period. Also, visit the Sacred Heart Church. Return to the ship and sail to Serampore. Post lunch walk in the old quarters to see the Danish Tavern, St. Olav's Church, and other Danish heritage monuments. Continue sail to Kolkata, arriving by the evening.Day 8: Kolkata Disembarkation (B)Disembarkation Time: 09:00 AMFollowing breakfast guests will disembark.Important Note: The itinerary maybe readjusted due to local conditions and days of the week, in order to avoid closure of monuments/museums. Last minute sailing adjustments may also occur. The schedule may shift due to the weather or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.

Package Summary: 13 nights Cruise & StayPackage Starts: 2 September 2025, in Delhi IndiaCruise Starts: 8 September 2025, from Kolkata IndiaCruise Ends: 15 September 2025, into Kolkata India________________EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS!Twin Signature Suite - was $12,145 - your special price from AUD $9,985*ppTwin Colonial Suite - was $12,615 - your special price from AUD $10,380*ppTwin Heritage Suite - was $13,060 - your special price from AUD $10,745*ppTwin Viceroy Suite - was $13,945 - your special price from AUD $11,475*ppSingle Signature Suite - was $16,695 - your special price from AUD $13,715*________________VEGAN CRUISE & WELLNESS RESORT________________BODY, MIND & SOUL - AN INDIAN INDULGENCE Cruise & Stay package prices include:- Return transfer from Delhi airport to hotel to airport- 1 night Delhi hotel stay with breakfast- One way economy class airfare from Delhi to Dehradun- Return airport - resort - airport transfers in Dehradun- 5 nights accommodation at the Six Senses Vana Wellness Resort including: Arrival wellness consultation and screening, All meals including afternoon tea, a full retreat program with yoga, meditation, cuisine lessons, functional fitness, talks music and more..., Two private treatments/sessions per day per guest on average including specialized treatments, Daily use of smart Biohacks-compression therapy for pain relief and tension release, resort attire to wear, plus mineral water with meals.- One way economy class airfare from Dehradun to Kolkata- Transfer from airport in Kolkata to the jetty*- 7 night river cruise aboard MV Ganges Voyager I from Kolkata return - SPECIAL VEGAN THEME- Expertly trained culinary team providing buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & seated multiple course dinners- Complimentary water, tea, coffee, fruit juices & soft drinks onboard cruise- Cultural performance, educational talk, cooking class, movie show & ship tour during your cruise- Welcome & farewell receptions onboard- All natural luxury bath amenities in your cabin- Drinking water replenished daily and welcome fresh fruit upon arrival during your cruise- Mini bar with non-alcoholic beverages & ice bucket (replenishment upon request) whilst cruising- Complimentary wireless internet in all public areas- Indoor board games and books to read in the lounge- Gym facilities onboard- Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fee of USD175 per person- Taxes 5% GST (subject to revision without notice)- Transfer from the jetty to the airport or local hotel post cruise- Complimentary shore excursions including:- Shore excursion program series including entry fees- Shoe cleaning after excursions- Welcome drink and cold towel service following excursions- Individual VOX listening devices for shore excursions- Maximum 20-24 guests per guide on all excursions- Private motor coach on all excursions where applicableAdditional amenities for Maharaja and Viceroy Suites- In suite kettle for tea/coffee- Butler Service including:- Nightly turndown service- Assistance with pillow menu selection- Assistance in onboard amenities- Entertainment system assistance- Polish and condition shoes upon request- Packing and unpacking luggage upon request