5* Thailand & Vietnam
Enjoy a 7-night roundtrip cruise from Singapore on board 5* Sapphire Princess, visiting Thailand and Vietnam.
$100pp onboard credit
One Free Speciality Dining
One voucher for a bottle of wine
The cruise departs Singapore and sails to Ko Samui in Thailand before visiting Thai capital Bangkok (Laem Chabang), and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam before returning to Singapore.
- Overnight flight from Dublin to Singapore
- Transfers from airport to port
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Sapphire Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Singapore to Dublin
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
On arrival in Singapore, following your flight, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 5* Sapphire Princess.
Singapore – the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world. Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.
Thailand’s third largest island has been attracting international travelers for less than half a century. Before then, this island in the Gulf of Thailand was noted for its coconut plantations and rubber production. Today, Ko Samui’s premier charms are its powdery white beaches, its Buddhist temples or wats, and its crystalline waters. Despite the island’s increasing popularity, it retains a casual and unspoiled air that offers a bracing tonic to the experienced traveler. The majority of the island’s population resides in Nathorn, Ko Samui’s capital. The island’s first settlers were a mix of Hainanese coconut farmers and Malay fishermen. Nathorn is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tenders.
The capital’s proper name is Krung Thep – the “City of Angels.” This enchanting city on the Chao Phraya River is a magical place where graceful dancers perform in shimmering silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires harbor graceful Buddhas, and riverboats cruise a bewildering maze of canals. The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai people call their nation Muang Thai – “Land of the Free.” And Bangkok, magical Bangkok, is the nation’s commercial, cultural, and spiritual heart. Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, the city is home to more than eight million people.
Over three decades have passed since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm greetings meet you. The port of Phu My (pronounced “Foo Me”) is your gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau.
Following your departure from the Sapphire Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your overnight flight home to Dublin.
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.
- Last Refurbished: February 2012
- Guest Capacity: 2,670 lower berths
- Number of Crew: 1,100
- Tonnage: 115,875
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
- Full balance due if travelling within 16 weeks
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.