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East Asian Explorer - 2023

Singapore • 15-night small ship cruise to Malacca, George Town (Penang), Phuket, Port Blair, Trincomalee, Colombo, Cochin, Mormugao • Mumbai
  • Vantage Travel Small Ship Ocean from Singapore to Mumbai - An elephant at the watering hole in Sri Lanka
    DISCOVER EAST ASIA ON THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY, VANTAGE’S STATE-OF-THE-ART VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • Goa Spice Market
    CUSTOMIZE YOUR TIME IN GOA WITH A CHOICE OF TOURS, BOTH OF WHICH REVEAL THE CITY’S FASCINATING HERITAGE AND ARCHITECTURE
  • A house boat on the waters of Cochin
    EXPLORE THE FORMER SPICE TRADING HUB OF COCHIN AND ITS HARBOR
  • Christ Church, Malacca, Malaysia, Asia
    DISCOVER THE FUSION OF BRITISH, DUTCH, AND PORTUGUESE INFLUENCES IN THIS COLORFUL UNESCO-LISTED MALAYSIAN OUTPOST
  • Optional extension to Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
    MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH THIS IMMERSIVE CAMBODIAN EXTENSION THAT UNVEILS DAZZLING ANGKOR WAT — ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST TEMPLE COMPLEXES.
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$7,499
  • $357
    PER DAY
  • 21
    DAYS
  • 23
    TOURS
  • 15 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • 5 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
TRIP WITH AIR
22 DAYS FROM $8,148
Luxury
LEADER IN SOLO WOMEN
FREE Solo Space
Solo Friendly Supplements
2-FOR-1 AIRFARE
Up to FREE Business Class.
Save up to $2,199 per couple with 2-for-1 airfare.
3rd WOMAN TRAVELS FREE
Third woman sails for FREE on ALL departures.
 
What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderate

Pacing is sometimes robust, and may include several long days with early hotel departures, active sightseeing and evening activities. Opportunities for daytime rest and rejuvenation may be limited on most days. May include significant motor coach time, two or more on-tour flights, and/or occasional travel via non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, Zodiac ship tenders, rickshaws/pedi-cabs, etc.

PACING:
  • This adventure is moderately paced.
  • You’ll spend 15 nights cruising aboard the Ocean Odyssey, 1 night in a luxury resort in Sri Lanka, and 2 nights each in centrally located hotels in Singapore and Mumbai at the beginning and end of your trip.
  • In addition to your arrival and departure cities, you'll visit 8 ports of call in four different countries.
  • There are three days at sea when you have ample time to relax and enjoy the amenities on board your luxury expedition vessel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:
  • You should be in relatively good health to fully enjoy this tour
  • This journey does not entail walking for great distances but you will be on your feet for up to four hours for half-day excursions and eight hours for full-day excursions
  • Most city sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned coaches with guides
  • You will have the opportunity to visit local beaches, especially in Phuket
  • There are several walking tours through historic centers and villages where uneven roads or terrain should be expected
  • This cruise tour is not suitable for those who have difficulty walking or require wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION
  • Your ship is your main means of transportation between destinations
  • All land transportation is conducted on board deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoaches
  • There is one included excursion cruise on a traditional houseboat in Alleppey
  • There is a trishaw ride in Singapore
  • In Sri Lanka you will disembark your ship for an overland expedition. Overnight accommodations are provided

CLIMATE
  • You will be visiting tropical locales where the weather is hot and humid
  • Depending on the time of year you can expect daytime average high temperatures to run between 70°–100°F. There may be short tropical showers throughout the day
  • The sun is very strong in this part of the world so sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun hats are musts
  • Stay cool by wearing lightweight fabrics (such as cotton or linen)

WHAT TO WEAR:
  • Shorts, short skirts, or revealing clothing are not appropriate, especially when visiting temples or religious sites. Your regional expert will tell you ahead of time which days require a dress code
  • Bring sensible walking shoes which can be easily removed when required; sandals are ideal when visiting temples because they can be easily removed

ONBOARD INTERNET AVAILABILITY:
  • While cruising, Internet connectivity may be limited or unavailable depending on ship location and signal availability
  • Internet connectivity will be normal when at docking locations

Please note: Ocean-cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew. The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or regional expert.

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CALL 1-800-322-6677

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