What you Can Expect

Your Ship

Marella Discovery 2 features so many facilities, such as a fantastic dining scene and a show lounge to rival the West End including seven bars and seven restaurants and an outdoor cinema.

Entertainment & Dining

With seven bars and seven restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice! You can watch movies under a star-lit sky see nightly shows in the Broadway Show Lounge


Departing from Singapore visit some of the most amazing destinations in the Far East, Penang, Bangkok, Phuket and Langkawi to mention just a few.

About this trip:

Join us on Marella Discovery 2 for this amazing Far East cruise.  During this 14 night cruise you will visit some of the most fascinating places in the Far East, places which up until now you may only have dreamed off.  Plus this itinerary visits Singapore twice during the cruise, so the bits you didn’t do the first time you can do on the return. Visiting Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam – there is so much to see and do from sightseeing in Singapore, experiencing Penang’s top-rated street food and visiting the  temples of Ho Chi Minh. All in all, some would say this is the trip of a lifetime!  

What's Included

  • Return flights London Gatwick/Singapore and Transfers
  • Inside Cabin for Sole Occupancy
  • All Inclusive Plus including Gratuities
  • Fully Financially Protected
  • Tour Leader with groups of 10 and over


  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • At Sea
  • Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand
  • At Sea
  • Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
  • At Sea
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Malacca, Malaysia
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • UK

What’s Extra:

  • Flight Upgrades – prices available on request
  • Cabin upgrades – prices available on request
  • Shore Excursions
  • Insurance click here

What you'll be doing



Depart UK for Singapore on our overnight flight.

Arrival Day

On arrival  Marella will transfer you directly from the airport to the ship for this amazing cruise.
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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. Perhaps book one of the tours on offer which will give you an introduction to Singapore.  And whichever tour you don’t do, you can choose another for our second stop in Singapore later on during this cruise
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At Sea

As we sail towards our first port of call, you can explore this beautiful ship. There is so much Marella Discovery 2 has to offer from the on board shops to the spa and gym. Or just kick back and relax on the sun deck!
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Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand 07:00 - 18:00

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 connects to Bangkok – the capital – via an eight-lane motorway. Bangkok’s an hour and a half’s drive from Laem Chabang, and is stacked with must-sees. In between the Wat Arun temple and the Grand Palace, you’ll see a buzzing street food scene and long-tail boats lazing down the river. If you don’t want to travel to Bangkok maybe visit the Harbour Mall – it’s seven storeys high, and houses shops, restaurants, an ice rink, and an adventure zone under its roof. You’ll find it a 10-minute drive from the cruise terminal.
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At Sea

If you visited Bangkok yesterday, then a day at sea is perfect to recuperate and recharge your batteries. Visit the Spa, do some on board  shopping or just relax by the pool with an ice cold drink
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Phu My (for Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam 06:00 - 18:00

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. If you head south along the coastline and you’ll find the city of Vung Tau perched on a peninsula, hemmed by the ocean. Here, you’ll find beaches backed by palms and colonial-style buildings.
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At Sea

After an extremely busy day yesterday in Vietnam, enjoy a day at sea and everything that Discovery 2 has to offer.
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This morning we arrive back in Singapore after completing the first half of this cruise. As we are in port overnight, you will have plenty of time to exploring this fabulous place. You can split your time between sightseeing and relaxing on the ship. Whatever you do, remember to visit the world famous Raffles Hotel and maybe enjoy its famous Singapore Sling!
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DAY 10


With plenty to see and do, maybe make your own way into the centre of Singapore (so easy on the train from where Discovery 2 is berthed) or join one of Marella’s guided tours. One of their tours is Singapore’s cultural charms. Chinese, Malaysian, Indian – Singapore’s a kaleidoscope of cultures. And there are districts dedicated to almost every part of its heritage. You’ll visit two of its most vibrant neighbourhoods. In Little India, it’s as if the colourful temples, markets and shopfronts of Jaipur have been packed up and shipped to Singapore’s shores. Merlion Park is home to an iconic statue of the mythical Merlion, which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s said to embody Singapore with its reference to the sea and the lion, which alludes to the island’s nickname – the Lion City.
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DAY 11

Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia 08:00 - 18:00

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. 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. Head to Port Klang’s Bagan Hailam neighbourhood, and you’ll find a big selection of restaurants propped up above the water.
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DAY 12

Penang, Malaysia 09:00 - 17:00

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. Try traditional Malaysian food on Macalister road. This place has earned itself a reputation as a hotspot for foodies, as it’s lined with restaurants and street food stalls. Make sure you taste some char kway teow, a stir-fried dish with flat noodles.
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DAY 13

Phuket, Thailand 07:00 - 17:00

The island of Phuket does plenty to earn its nickname of ‘the pearl of Thailand’. Like a pendant on a necklace, it’s strung to the southwest coast of the mainland by a kilometre-long bridge across the azure-blue Andaman Sea. Phuket is home to reams of postcard-pretty beaches, tree-cloaked mountains and opulent temples. And it’s within easy day tripping distance of the Phi Phi islands and Phang Nga Bay, both of which have starred in blockbuster movies. The former is where Leonardo DiCaprio hit The Beach was filmed, while the latter featured in James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Hike up to the Giant Buddha. This 45-metre-high statue sits at the top of the Nakkerd Hills and offers up sweeping views of two picturesque bays – Chalong and Kata. Kick back on a white-sand beach. Over 40 kilometres of Phuket’s coastline is fringed by picture-perfect beaches peppered with loungers and locals selling coconut water fresh from the shell.
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DAY 14

Langkawi, Malaysia 08:00 - 15:00

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. If you’ve got a head for heights, take the Langkawi Cable Car to the top of the Gunung Machinchang Mountain. Soak up the views from the peak and the Langkawi Sky Bridge. This suspended walkway curves high above the leafy canopy, and offers the best panoramas of the island.
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DAY 15

Malacca, Malaysia 12:00 - 19:00

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.
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DAY 16

Singapore - UK (overnight flight)

And so we end this cruise – we have visited some of the most fascinating places in the Far East. We hope you have made some beautiful memories. Enjoy your remaining time relaxing on board before transferring to the airport for the flight home.
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Marella Discovery 2 is the sister ship to Marella Discovery, which means it shares most of the same top-notch facilities. These include an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall and a mini golf course. Not to mention the two pools – one indoor and one outdoor – plus, seven restaurants and a spa. And to top the lot, there are Broadway-style performances are on every night in the show lounge.    

Facilities Include

Each day onboard Marella Discovery 2 can be different. When you are not sight-seeing you can unwind at the spa, sunbathe by the pool or perfect your putt on the mini golf green – here are just some of the facilities on board:

Spa and Beauty Salon: At this state-of-the-art spa you can book in for treatments (charges apply), like facials, body wraps and massages, plus there’s a beauty salon.   Alternatively, you can work up a sweat with the sea in sight at the gym.

Broad Street Shops: The onboard boutiques are open when the ship’s at sea, and stock a great range of duty-free products.

Live Casino: The stylish casino is open until late, and features blackjack tables, and fruit machines. If you’re a beginner, ask the croupiers about getting some lessons in. You’ve also got the entertainment – and the bar – in the Live Room to accompany you while you’re having a flutter.

Broadway Show Lounge: Plush seating and an 800-plus capacity give the ship’s main entertainment venue professional credentials. There are 11 unique shows, including West End to Broadway, an on-stage spectacular showcasing all your favourite musical theatre classics.

47°: Marella Discovery’s main eatery is a big, stylish venue, finished in the colours of the sand and the sea. Daytime meals here come with a side-order of sea views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand double staircase leads up to a separate eatery. It also hosts The Great Musical Afternoon Tea. This weekly event brings the West End to Marella Cruises, with dishes inspired by famous musicals.

Room Includes

Inside Cabin: These cabins measure in at 12m², which means you get twin beds that can be made into a queen-size, plus an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. (Cabins on Deck 2 or 3) Outside Cabin: Outside Cabins feature either a porthole or a picture window. They’re 12m² in size, with twin beds that can be made into a queen-size. plus an en suite bathroom with a WC and shower. (Cabins on Deck 2 or 3) Balcony Cabin: You can admire the horizon from your own furnished balcony with these cabins. Balcony Cabins are on deck 6, and feature a set of twin beds that can convert to a queen-size double bed. You can also expect an en suite with a WC and a shower, and a balcony. These newly refurbished cabins sleep two, and are between 13 and 14 m². And the en suite bathroom packs in a shower and a WC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 31 °C 25 °C

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