CULTURE & CUISINE OF ASIA

20 NIGHTS -- BALI, INDONESIA TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
01 FEB TO 21 FEB 2022

Join us on our Clarkson Travel BALI TO BANGKOK hosted group voyage departing February 4, 2022.
We will sail for 14 unforgettable days on Regent Seven Seas’ 750-passenger all-suite Explorer.

WHY WE THINK YOU WILL LOVE IT:

  • Included Business Class Flights or air credit of $7,200CAD pp
  • FREE 3-day land packages in Bali and Bangkok
  • Explore beautiful exotic destinations
  • Delve into the rich heritage of Balinese Hinduism
  • Become acquainted with former colonial cities
    • Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore
  • Educational tour of Ho Chi Minh City's historical centre
  • Be awestruck with the jewel of southeast-Bangkok
  • Spend two days in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Overnight in Bangkok before disembarking on Feb 18

The historical background Tim Hannigan provides in his book, "A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation” goes far to grasp the colonial heritage of the region.
“But there is another kind of tangible history, one that cannot easily be corralled to meet the needs of authority. It is there when Indonesians speak of churches or flags or windows and unknowingly use a Portuguese word to do so. It is there when they talk of the exhaust pipe of their car or the washbasin in their bathroom and use a Dutch term for the purpose; or when they speak of thoughts and breaths and books and schedules and use Arabic words, but then use Sanskrit terms when they describe stories and colour and language, and even simple things like bread and hats. It is there in the words for ‘you’ and ‘me’ in Jakarta patois, lu and gue, which come from the Chinese Hokkien dialect.”

ITINERARY: BALI TO BANGKOK

Includes 3 nights land program pre and post

​Bali, Indonesia

Jakarta Railway, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia


Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Singapore

Ho Chi Minh City - Post Office

Bangkok fingernail dance

 

FEB 04:  BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA; EMBARKATION

Nothing beats the excitement of the moment when you step
inside the atrium of a beautiful ship, embraced by the welcoming crew offering you a glass of bubbly. This is the moment you realize you are in for a treat and you deserve it!

NOTE: Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Those guests may organize custom tours through the Destination Services Desk on board.

FEB 05:  CRUISING THE JAVA SEA
You’ll find time spent on board the ship to be just as enriching as time ashore. Relax by the pool, compete in a friendly game of trivia or bocce ball, indulge in treats at afternoon tea and gain insight from an expert lecturer.
FEB 06:  JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, located on the northwest coast of Java. It is sprawling with shopping malls and traditional markets, and is known for its inexpensive, but fair quality textile and fashion products. Don’t miss the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia, and the National Monument in Merdeka Square. Visit the National Museum to learn more about the cultural heritage of Indonesia.

Select number of FREE excursions to choose from.

FEB 07 & 08: CRUISING THE JAVA SEA
Time to unwind and discover your ship. Perhaps spend some relaxing time by the pool with an intriguing book and drink at hand.
FEB 09: PENANG, MALAYSIA
Pulau Pinang, as it is known locally, is the northern gateway to Malaysia and also the country's oldest British settlement. The word "Pinang" in Malay refers to the areca nut palm, which provides the betel nut, an essential ingredient in a delicacy chewed by millions in the Far East. Today Georgetown is noted for the largest collection of pre-war houses in all of Southeast Asia and the Penang Heritage Trust has been established to maintain its unique heritage.
FEB 10: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Spend the day discovering this cosmopolitan city and its many cultural levels, from the soaring Petronas Towers to a Royal Palace, Gothic churches, stolid Colonial remnants and a restored Malay timber house, once the residence of a local headman in a lovely Heritage Center. Browse in the markets and shops. Shop for crafts, excellent pewter, jewelry, batik. The fusion of cultures here offers a variety of menus from Malay and Chinese to continental cuisines. Try a curry or spicy broiled duck, a satay or broiled fish.
FEB 11 & 12: SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
Strategically located at the end of the Malaysian peninsula, the island nation of Singapore is a modern, thriving metropolis and a true melting pot of cultures. Singapore offers diverse colorful ethnic quarters; a fantastic array of superb cuisines; and a shopping mecca second to none. In many ways Singapore (the name means Lion City) was built by Sir Stamford Raffles. Coming ashore to a tiny fishing village in 1819, through trade treaties and business acumen, he laid the foundation for one of the most amazing urban success stories in history. Today, travelers can embrace exotic sights and sounds as they stroll or ride a trishaw through Chinatown, the Arab Quarter or Little India. Head down to the scenic Boat Quay for unrivaled views of the harbor and stop at one of the many international eateries for a refreshing repast. Shop along famous Orchard Road with its merchandise from every corner of the Pacific Rim; embark on a night safari at the Singapore Zoo or relax in the verdant shade of the Bukit Timah Nature Preserve. Be sure to leave time to try a refreshing Singapore Sling at the bar at Raffles Hotel.
FEB 13: CRUSING THE GULF OF THAILAND
Explore the Seven Seas Explorer - lots to do - relax!
FEB 14: & 15: HO CHI MINH CITY 
Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most famous city. During the 14th century this city was known as Prey Nokor and was nothing more than a trading post. By the 18th century, the Lords of Hue, under the Nguyens, had established control of the trade in Prey Nokor and renamed the city Saigon. After the Vietnam War, the new communist regime changed the official name of the city of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh and began to rebuild its economic and social structure.
FEB 16: CRUISING THE GULF OF THAILAND
Explore the Seven Seas Explorer - lots to do - relax!
FEB 17 & 18: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Bangkok is the capital and largest city in Thailand. It began as a small trading center on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River serving the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the precursor of modern Thailand which existed from 1350 to 1767. The city has vastly modernized and undergone numerous changes, including the introduction of transportation and utility infrastructure in the reigns of King Mongkut and King Chulalongkorn, and quickly developed into the economic centre of Thailand.
FEB 18: DISEMBARKATION
Transfer to Bangkok Airport for your flight home

 

COMPLIMENTS OF CLARKSON TRAVEL:

  • Voyage hosts, Zaneta & Joe Rochemont*
  • Group Cocktail Party onboard the most elegant Seven Seas Explorer
  • $400USD onboard spending credit
  • Group specialty dining events onboard
  • Assistance with group excursions bookings and other onboard events

Fares are in CAD, per person in double occupancy and start from $19,599 CAD pp
based on Category H Veranda Suite. Offers are subject to availability.
​​​​​​​* Hosted with a minimum of 8 guests

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES -- IT'S ALL INCLUDED!!

 

TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK YOUR SUITE,
CALL CLARKSON TRAVEL/CRUISE HOLIDAYS OF CLARKSON AT 1.866.919.2111
AND CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR BELOW:

  • Caroline Grant, EXT 221, or by email: caroline@clarksontravel.ca
  • Joe Rochemont at EXT 226, or by email: joe@clarksontravel.ca
  • Tal McKelvey at EXT 301, or by email: tal@clarksontravel.ca
  • Victoria DeWildt at EXT 222, or by email: victoria@clarksontravel.ca
  • Zaneta Rochemont at EXT 224, or by email: zaneta@clarksontravel.ca

ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND
EXPIRE ON FEB 28, 2021

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