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Top view of kuala lumpur skyline at twilight

Discover the colours of the Far East on this magnificent 14 night cruise aboard Marella Discovery. Explore bustling cities such as Bangkok and Singapore and relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches in Langkawi and Koh Samui. Plus with an all-inclusive package on board the ship we can enjoy many sundowners on deck – that will surely get the party started!

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Itinerary

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Depart UK -BKK  Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to Marella Discovery in Laem Chabang.  The ship will overnight in this port before departing on her journey the following afternoon.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS Dinner included

Laem Chabang’s sat on the southern coastline, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, and is home to the country’s largest port. A gateway to the Chonburi Province, it’s got party-hard Pattaya as a neighbour, and connects to Bangkok – the capital – via an eight-lane motorway. On the horizon, you’ll be able to see the island of Ko Sichang. This tropical spot lines up the postcard-worthy, white-sand-and-blue-sea combo that Thailand’s become famous for.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Sihanoukville rests on Cambodia’s southwest coast, looking out across the Gulf of Thailand. It’s the youngest city in the country, and operates on a sleepy-day-and-lively-night timetable. You’ll find a huge number of restaurants in the town, plating up local delicacies like grilled squid. And, just outside the city limits is Wat Leu Temple – it’s one of the five main Buddhist temples in the area, and shows off great views from its hilltop spot. Sihanoukville’s a major player on the beach scene, too, with an almost uninterrupted stretch of sand snaking along its shoreline. Much of it’s backed by thatched shacks barbecuing from dawn ‘til dusk, and there are plenty of watersports on offer, as well.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 4 is at sea as we head towards Phu My.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Phu My is the gateway to Vietnam’s largest city. Drive an hour and a half north from the port and the new expressway will lead you into the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City – the country’s former capital, which also goes by the name of Saigon. You can learn about the history of the Vietnam War by visiting the War Remnants Museum. Other popular spots include the historic Ban Thanh Market, the red-brick Notre Dame Cathedral and the French-style Post Office. Add on another hour’s drive from the port and you’ll reach the famous Cu Chi tunnels – a 200-kilometre underground network of passageways, which played a vital role in the war.

 

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 6 is at sea

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 7 Malacca, Malaysia  Malacca – which is also known as Melaka – started out as a pint-sized fishing village before the 15th century. Although it’s grown since then, and has earned itself UNESCO recognition, it’s still small enough for you to explore its colourful streets on foot. Thanks to its colonial past, you’ll find a mixture of cultural influences scattered around in the architecture of the city, including Chinese, British, Dutch and Portuguese.

Go for a ride up to the top of the Taming Sari Tower. This gyro tower’s the first, and so far the only, in Malaysia. You’ll be greeted with panoramic views over Melaka city when you reach its highest point. Pause for a picture at the remains of A’Famosa Fort, which was originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It was later taken over by the Dutch, and then the British, so it’s a good place to see the city’s blend of cultural influences.
Make sure the Dutch-built Christ Church is on your to-do list. Its bright-pink colour and impressive size make sure that you won’t struggle to spot it.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

There’s a paradisal quality to Langkawi, which is anchored off the west coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea. Things are pretty laidback in the island’s premier town, Kuah, which has a waterfront that’s home to family-run shops and rustic bars, plus a huge statue of a swooping red eagle. In the north, you can take boat trips into vast cave networks, and the centre of the island’s dominated by rice paddies and the tree-draped Gunung Raya Mountain. Sleepy fishing villages are dotted around the unspoiled coastline, with meringue-white beaches punched between them.

 

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Penang is often said to be Malaysia’s most popular destination. And, with its melting pot of cultures and top-notch food scene, it’s easy to see why. You’ll disembark into UNESCO-accredited Georgetown. You can do your sightseeing on foot here, or hire a rickshaw to trundle around in. However you choose to explore, you’ll get a feel for the rich history of the town, which has left its mark in the form of picture-perfect Chinese and colonial architecture.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Port Klang’s hidden from view as you coast along the Malacca Strait – you’ll weave between a quartet of green-tinted islands to make your way to the harbour. It’s the largest port in Malaysia, so it’s no surprise to see multi-coloured cranes lined up along the waterfront. There’s plenty of room for restaurants to get in on the act as well, and you’ll find seafood places perched just above the shallows. Port Klang’s also a good jumping off point for visiting Klang. This town’s cut from a different cloth to super-modern Kuala Lumpur, and instead serves up historic monuments, temples and lively shopping streets. Kuala Lumpur itself is just over an hour’s drive away, so it’s easy to pay the skyscraper-filled city a visit, too.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Multi-cultural cuisine, old and new architecture, natural and manmade attractions – Singapore is a real melting pot. Here, markets sit in the shadows of designer malls and sky-high hotels tower over temples. But this is the City in a Garden, so the green to grey ratio’s higher than usual. The island nation’s freckled with parks, rainforests and futuristic vertical gardens. Run your finger along the waterfront, and you’ll find Sentosa Island – a resort dedicated to theme parks, beaches and animal encounters.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 13 is at sea

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-biggest island, behind Phuket. But it’s the one with the most beaches – and they’re jaw-dropping ones at that. Meringue-coloured sands sit in between calm, blue-green waters and swaying palms. And luxe, five-star resorts take pride of place along the shoreline. Away from the coast, it’s an island of bamboo villages, jungle adventures and tucked-away temples. You can hike to purple-tinted waterfalls or take a 4x4 trip up to a mountain viewpoint.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS All meals included

Disembark Marella Discovery and return back to the UK.

  • Accommodation 3 * Marella Discovery
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Marella Discovery

Marella Discovery is one of the biggest ships in the fleet. You can expect all the Marella Cruises trademarks, like a fantastic dining scene, a show lounge to rival the West End and smart, contemporary interiors. And the best bit - on Marella Discovery, everyone goes All Inclusive. This means your drinks, including prosecco and cider, plus meals in five restaurants and most onboard activities will all be part of the deal.

 

With 7 restaurants to choose from, including a main restaurant spread over two storeys, and two speciality restaurants – which showcase spectacular views from a setting on the top floor, you can opt for a different cuisine every night. Pizzas, pan-Asian cuisine, sushi, pub-grub, tapas-style dishes and carvery roasts: there’s something to suit every palate, including afternoon tea!!

 

Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give Marella Discovery’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. The Broadway Show Lounge has 11 unique shows, including Beatz Interactive, a hi-tech dance piece featuring LED-lit costumes. You can watch movies under a star-lit sky at the ship’s outdoor cinema, enjoy a late-night flutter in the plush Casino and a Live Room complete with a signature yellow piano,and pianists and acoustic musicians take to the stage in the atrium – an elegant space that changes colour when the sun goes down.With plenty of bars and lounges, you have enough entertainment to keep you occupied for days – and nights.

 

Marella Discovery

Single Inside Cabin
These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. The cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed and an en suite with a WC and a shower.

Single Outside Cabin
These are on decks 2 and 3, and accommodate solo travellers. A picture window or porthole offers sea views, and the cabin is kitted out with twin beds that convert to a queen-size double bed, a sitting area with a sofa, and an en suite with a WC and a shower.

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 6 hours

Approx. Flight Time

12 hours

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What’s Included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 8 or over)
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • All-inclusive: All drinks and meals (excluding premium brand drinks)

What’s extra:

  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum
    Langkawi 29°C March
    Koh Samui 28°C March

Useful Information

DO I NEED TO BRING MY PASSPORT?
Yes. You’ll need your passport for every single one of our cruises. Without it, you won’t be able to board the ship.

WHAT ADAPTORS SHOULD I BRING FOR THE CABIN SOCKETS?
You can use either a European or a US 2-pin adaptor in the cabins.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THINGS ONBOARD?
All ships have a cash-free system. Everything is priced in sterling and is charged to your cabin account. At the end of your cruise you can settle it in cash, travellers’ cheques, or by credit or debit card. If you decide to settle your bill in cash Marella will ask for up to £200 deposit per cabin per week. There’s also a 2% surcharge for using travellers’ cheques. Whatever you choose, they give you an interim bill halfway through your holiday so you can keep track of your spending.

WHAT TIME DO I HAVE TO CHECK OUT OF MY CABIN?
You’ll normally need to leave your cabin by 8am on your last day, but you can still use all the onboard facilities until your transfer arrives. Speak to reception about a courtesy cabin so you can freshen up before you leave. Alternatively, you can organise a late check out. Again, reception will advise on this.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Packing for a cruise is just like packing for any other holiday, but there are a few things to bear in mind. Hairdryers and all towels – including pool towels – are provided. 

The dress code policy’s easily broken down into Beachwear, Casual and Smart. The first is a ‘come as you are’ affair, so swimwear get the thumbs up. Meanwhile, Casual speaks for itself – tops and shorts or a sundress. Then you’ve got Smart, which is when you’ll need to dress up a bit. Opt for trousers, smart tailored shorts or a skirt or dress, a shirt or polo shirt and smart shoes, no trainers or flip flops. If you want to add a jacket or tie, that’s up to you. The gala evenings, formal nights and Dress to Impress nights give you the chance to get really suited and booted. Each of the restaurants has a dress code, and this can differ depending on the time of day.

Finally, think about what’s suitable to wear on excursions. Some churches, for example, ask for legs and shoulders to be covered. Islamic countries have strict laws on dress, and in certain areas it will be required that you cover your shoulders and knees. When visiting Mosques or other holy sites, women may be required to cover their hair, arms and legs. Men will be required to wear long trousers and a top with sleeves.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR A DRINK ONBOARD?
Drinks prices are comparable to UK pub prices. You’ll pay around £3.70 for a pint of beer and £4 for a glass of wine. Keep an eye out for the daily drinks specials in the Cruise News, too.

DO I NEED TO TIP?
No. All tips and service charges are included in the price of your cruise. You’re not expected to tip any of our crew – unless you want to, of course.

WHAT IS A TENDER PORT?
It’s not always possible to tie a ship up at a dock. If this is the case, we’ll anchor a little way out from the shore, and use tender boats to get you to and from the ship. Tender ports are indicated in the itinerary where possible. You’ll still get plenty of time in the port, plus you can use the tender services to go back and forth from the ship as much as you like. Guests with disabilities or mobility issues will need to have some independent mobility to step in and out of the tender boat as our crew aren’t allowed to lift you

IS WI-FI AVAILABLE?
We have internet lounges on all of our ships, as well as designated Wi-Fi zones. Internet access is charged to your cabin account at the rate advertised on board. Mobiles can be used, too, and there are telephones in each cabin, so it’s easy to stay in touch with people back home.

WHAT SORT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT?
Each of our ships has a medical centre and we have an English-speaking doctor and nurses on board who keep surgery hours. For emergencies, there’s always someone on call.

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Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. A Solos Tour Leader will accompany groups of 8 and over, and all our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All our non-UK cruises include flights and transfers and are ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
20 Feb 2019 07 Mar 2019 15 All Ages £ 3662 Guaranteed Departure BOOK
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What’s Included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (with groups of 8 or over)
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • All-inclusive: All drinks and meals (excluding premium brand drinks)

What’s extra:

  • Cover charges on selected services
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum
    Langkawi 29°C March
    Koh Samui 28°C March

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