Muse, Voyage 6929 ex Hong Kong to Sydney
Cruise Line Silversea Cruises
Ship Silver Muse
Destination Asia
Nights 32
Departure Date 04 Nov 2019
Description 32 Night Cruise sailing from Hong Kong to Sydney onboard Silver Muse.

Departing from one of the most progressive cities in the world, set sail for 18 days of adventure and discovery. This voyage is a tapestry of blue; from sea to sky imbibe in a palette of colour as never seen before. Revel in long, luxurious days onboard, and dance the night away under the stars. Punctuated by long stays in vibrant cities, expect full immersion in Australasia’s charms.

Highlights of this cruise:

Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Island skyline, with its ever-growing number of skyscrapers, speaks to ambition and money. Paris, London, even New York were centuries in the making, while Hong Kong's towers, bright lights, and glitzy shopping emporia weren't yet part of the urban scene when many of the young investment bankers who fuel one of the world's leading financial centers were born. Commerce is concentrated in the glittering high-rises of Central, tucked between Victoria Harbor and forested peaks on Hong Kong Island's north shore.

Halong Bay, Vietnam
A visit to the north is not complete without a trip to Halong Bay, where placid waters give way to more than 3,000 limestone karsts and wind-sculpted limestone formations that jut from foggy lagoons. Dotting the bay are tiny islands bordered by white sandy coves and hidden caves, adding to the majestic landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adding to this naturalist’s dream is the biodiversity of islets, grottos, and Cat Ba Island National Park.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Romantically referred to by the French as the Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City today is a super-charged city of sensory overload. Motorbikes zoom day and night along the wide boulevards, through the narrow back alleys and past vendors pushing handcarts hawking goods of all descriptions.

Bangkok, Thailand
There are two Bangkoks, the ancient soul of Thailand with its long and fascinating history and the frantic, modern metropolis that embraces the latest trends both Eastern and Western. The two blend together remarkably well—even the most jarring juxtapositions of old and new somehow make sense. Bangkok is not only the biggest city in Thailand, but also the most mesmerizing, with some of the country's most beautiful temples and shrines.

Singapore, Singapore
The main island of Singapore is shaped like a flattened diamond, 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south. Near the northern peak is the causeway leading to West Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur is less than four hours away by car. It is at the southern foot where you will find most of the city-state’s action, with its gleaming office towers, working docks, and futuristic "supertrees," which are solar-powered and serve as vertical gardens.

Semarang (Gateway For Borobodur), Indonesia
Semarang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, situated on Java's north coast between the shore of the Java Sea and a small ridge of mountains. Ceded to the Dutch West India Company in 1677 by King Amangkurat I in payment of his debts, it became their headquarters and the seat of the Dutch governor of the northeast provinces. Semarang's usefulness as a port waned due to the gradual silting up of the harbor; by the 19th century, Surabaya had eclipsed Semarang as Java's premier port. With a population of over one million, a third of whom are thought to be of Chinese extraction, Semarang is the largest city in Central Java and its administrative capital. Semarang serves as a popular gateway to the mountainous interior of Central Java and to fabled Borobudur.

Bali, Indonesia
Bali really is as alluring as everyone says. This island has it all: beaches, volcanoes, terraced rice fields, forests, renowned resorts, surfing, golf, and world-class dive sites. But what sets Bali apart from other nearby tropical destinations is Balinese tradition, and villagers dedicated to celebrating it. The hundreds of temples, dances, rituals, and crafts linked to their ancient Hindu faith aren't a show for tourists, but a living, breathing culture in which visitors are warmly received by the Balinese, who cherish their own identities.

Darwin, Australia
Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years.

Cairns, Australia
Tourism is the lifeblood of Cairns (pronounced Caans). The city makes a good base for exploring the wild top half of Queensland, and tens of thousands of international travelers use it as a jumping-off point for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef, as well as boating, fishing, parasailing, scenic flights, and rain-forest treks.It's a tough environment, with intense heat and fierce wildlife. Along with wallabies and grey kangaroos in the savannah and tree kangaroos in the rain forest, you'll find stealthy saltwater crocodiles, venomous snakes, and jellyfish so deadly they put the region’s stunning beaches off- limits to swimmers for nearly half the year. Yet despite this formidable setting, Cairns and tropical North Queensland are far from intimidating places. The people are warm and friendly, the sights spectacular, and—at the right time of year—the beachside lounging is world-class.

Townsville, Australia
This coastal city has little in the way of sandy beaches or surf, but it does have shady parks, charming colonial buildings, and a boardwalk-flanked waterfront Esplanade with a terrific man-made beach and picnic facilities. The historic town center has thrived recently, with an influx of lively eateries and bars. There are also some excellent museum and a world-class aquarium.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has an office on Magnetic Island, but Townsville Enterprise's information kiosks in Flinders Square and the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ), on the mainland, are the best sources of visitor info about the island.

Brisbane, Australia
Founded in 1824 on the banks of the wide, meandering Brisbane River, the former penal colony of Brisbane was for many years regarded as just a big country town. Many beautiful timber Queenslander homes, built in the 1800s, still dot the riverbanks and inner suburbs, and in spring the city's numerous parks erupt in a riot of colorful jacaranda, poinciana, and bougainvillea blossoms. Today the Queensland capital is one of Australia's most up-and-coming cities: glittering high-rises mark its polished business center, slick fashion boutiques and restaurants abound, and numerous outdoor attractions beckon. In summer, temperatures here are broilingly hot and days are often humid, a reminder that this city is part of a subtropical region. Wear SPF 30-plus sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat outdoors, even on overcast days.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney belongs to the exclusive club of cities that generate excitement. At the end of a marathon flight there's renewed vitality in the cabin as the plane circles the city, where thousands of yachts are suspended on the dark water and the sails of the Opera House glisten in the distance. Blessed with dazzling beaches and a sunny climate, Sydney is among the most beautiful cities on the planet.With 4.6 million people, Sydney is the biggest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. A wave of immigration from the 1950s has seen the Anglo-Irish immigrants who made up the city's original population joined by Italians, Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thais, and Indonesians. This intermingling has created a cultural vibrancy and energy—and a culinary repertoire—that was missing only a generation ago. Sydneysiders embrace their harbor with a passion.
Sailing Dates
  • 04 Nov 2019
Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

DayDateActivityArriveDepart
1 04/11 Hong Kong overnight
2 05/11 Hong Kong 06:00 PM
3 06/11 At sea    
4 07/11 Halong Bay, Vietnam 08:00 AM 02:00 PM
5 08/11 Chan May (Hue), Vietnam 08:00 AM 07:00 PM
6 09/11 At sea    
7 10/11 Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Vietnam 08:00 AM overnight
8 11/11 Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Vietnam overnight
9 12/11 Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Vietnam 02:00 PM
10 13/11 At sea    
11 14/11 Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand 08:00 AM overnight
12 15/11 Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand 06:00 PM
13 16/11 At sea    
14 17/11 Singapore, Singapore 06:30 PM overnight
15 18/11 Singapore, Singapore 06:00 PM
16 19/11 At sea    
17 20/11 Semarang, Indonesia 09:00 AM 09:00 PM
18 21/11 At sea    
19 22/11 Bali, Indonesia 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
20 23/11 At sea    
21 24/11 At sea    
22 25/11 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
23 26/11 At sea    
24 27/11 At sea    
25 28/11 At sea    
26 29/11 Cairns, Queensland, Australia 08:00 AM overnight
27 30/11 Cairns, Queensland, Australia 06:00 PM
28 01/12 Townsville, Queensland, Australia 07:30 AM 02:00 PM
29 02/12 At sea    
30 03/12 Brisbane, QLD, Australia 09:00 AM 07:00 PM
31 04/12 At sea    
32 05/12 Sydney, NSW, Australia 08:00 AM overnight
33 06/12 Sydney, NSW, Australia
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