//YOUR SHIP: WESTERDAM//
Superbly refreshed, Westerdam cruise ship features excellent bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites. Westerdam is a fascinating destination in her own right and has won multiple Best Cruise Ship awards. On board, enjoy live entertainment with Music Walk™, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central atop the ship.
The Westerdam ship was built in 2004, with a capacity for 1,916 passengers, it is a comfortable medium-sized ship, excellent for its quality and service. It has the already famous "As You Wish Dining" by Holland America, an open-hours concept for dinners, without fixed restaurant shifts. Like other ships of the company, it stands out for its careful decoration, where wood and noble materials abound. It also has an extensive program of activities; "A Signature of Excellence" among which we highlight the Culinary Arts Center, cooking classes taught by the best chefs in the world.
Discover Thailand’s unspoiled beaches and Malaysia’s jungled isles. Visit Big Buddha and other cultural landmarks and take a dip in warm, crystal waters on a Phuket overnight. Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. It is famous for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and temples adorned with Buddha figures. Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and trendy Hua Hin.
The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The collection of approximately 300 islands is famous for its white sand beaches lined with palm trees, mangroves and rainforests. Coral reefs that are home to marine wildlife such as sharks and rays are popular sites for scuba diving and snorkeling. Native Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which receive no visitors.
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It is known for its beaches, tropical forests, and mix of cultural influences from Malaysia, China, India, and Europe. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts like Bukit Bintang, and skyscrapers like the iconic 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers
Day 1, DEPARTURE DAY
Flights from Spain to Singapore
Barcelona City or Madrid City airports
Day 2, ARRIVAL TO THE CITY OF SINGAPORE
Arriving to Singapore. Transfer to the 4 stars NAUMI HOTEL or similar.
//NAUMI SINGAPORE HOTEL// Welcome to Naumi Singapore, a sky high sanctuary that blends effortless luxury with grounding tranquillity. Standing tall, our boutique hotel is a triumph in modern minimalism and stylish functionality. Artistic expressions set the scene in our designer spaces which include 73 spacious rooms, considered event areas, decadent dining and a rooftop that floats amidst Singapore’s skyline. For adventurers who appreciate both sides of the journey – local authenticity mixed with complete escapism, our inner city oasis is the place to be. Amid the bright lights and must-see sights, Naumi Singapore is located where the city’s chic shopping precinct meets the buzzing financial district. Wander through Boat Quay, visit the National Museum of Singapore, and for a bird’s eye view of the Garden City, take yourself down Raffles Ave to the Singapore Flyer. If poolside exploration is a little more your vibe, soak in the panoramic vistas from our Cloud 9 infinity pool. Naumi Singapore is the ultimate urban hideaway, where you can comfortably explore from home, cocktail in hand. Designed as a city retreat, we’re always on so you don’t have to be. Settle in and relax during your stay and enjoy our signature above and beyond Naumi hospitality that truly sets us apart. For work, rest and play, you’ll find yourself booking your next stay before you leave.
Day 3, TOURISM PRE EMBARKATION
TOURISM AROUND SINGAPORE
STARTING WITH SINGAPORE CITY. First breakfast, then; coach tour of the city of Singapore through the civic district, the Padag, Cricket Club, Parliament House and the National Gallery. The next stop is Merlion Park and views of Marina Bay. Then the Kampong Glam area. We will continue to the Thian Hock Keng temple, before passing through Chintown. The last stop (UNESCO World Heritage) at the Botanical Gardens and the National Orchid Garden.
Day 3, EMBARKATION DAY
FEB 3: Singapore
City-states are rare in the present day—and none are quite like Singapore. In the 20th century, the Southeast Asian nation hurtled itself into the modern world, and it continues to expand its state-of-the-art transportation system and build its edgy skyline. Yet Singapore's urban plan wisely maintained its intimate neighborhoods, many with streets lined with colorful shophouses (a type of building unique to parts of Asia, with businesses located on their ground floors and residences above). Add the city’s mix of ethnic groups—mainly Malays, Chinese and Indians—and you get a vibrant cultural scene that attracts a cosmopolitan, international community. Singapore's food scene—which is arguably the world's most dynamic and runs the gamut from beloved street hawkers to Michelin-starred venues—would merit a trip alone, as would its never-ending shopping options. But the city is also packed with world-class museums, many designed by celebrated architects, and it hosts many major international events, such as the Formula One Grand Prix. Yet only about half of the 720-square-kilometer (278-square-mile) island is developed, which leaves plenty of room for parks and open spaces such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, where an old-growth forest still thrives.
FEBRUARY 4 2023
Days At Sea
Day 5 & 6.
Phuket, Thailand (OVERNIGHT)
Thailand's largest island sits just off the west coast of the mainland, in the glittering Andaman Sea. Thailand was never colonized, but international trade brought Europeans to Phuket (pronounced poo-ket) in the 17th century: The island was rich in tin, which lured Dutch, French, English and Portuguese traders. Their influence is best seen in the architecture of Old Phuket Town, where former mansions have become hotels, restaurants, cafés and shops. A major Phuket landmark, the Big Buddha, sits high on a mountain with knockout views of the coastline. A trip to the Chalong Highlands also yields great views—along with short elephant treks. Phuket offers both cultural attractions and natural beauty. The island is a tropical paradise, with gorgeous white-sand beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters where visitors come to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. One of the prettiest places to take a dip is Phang Nga Bay. An island in the bay, Khao Phing Kan, became known as James Bond Island after it served as a film location for scenes from The Man with the Golden Gun.
FEBRUARY 7 2023
Days At Sea
Port Blair, India
A cruise to the Andaman Islands transports passengers to a sun-freckled archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, 850 miles (1370 km) east of mainland India. Only about 12 of these islands are populated and a few strongly prohibit outside visitors. This is one of the last havens in the world. Andaman Island cruises dock in Port Blair, the capital of the region, bustling with cultural sites, museums and markets. The Cellular Jail, a former colonial prison and now a national memorial tells the harrowing story of India’s fight for independence. Highlights include an exhibition gallery and the eternal flame of freedom, Swatantrata Jyot. Nature-seekers have a bonanza of untouched beaches, mangroves and native forests to explore on the islands surrounding Port Blair.
FEBRUARY 9 2023
Days At Sea
Porto Malai, Langkawi, Malaysia
While some 99 islands make up the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi, Pulau Langkawi, the largest island, is the destination where cruise ships call (at Porto Malai) and where ferries and flights arrive from Malaysia's mainland, just 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the east. The lush island lies just south of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and is home to roughly 95,000 people. There's an excellent infrastructure of hotels, international and Malayan restaurants and eco- and adventure attractions that make Langkawi a paradise for visitors looking to enjoy beautiful beaches served up with the exoticness of a Southeast Asian vacation. Scuba divers flock to the area to explore the Andaman Sea's colorful coral reefs, just offshore. If you would rather stay dry during your marine exploration, you can visit Malaysia's largest aquarium. Spend your days exploring the beautiful coastline, shopping for traditional batik goods (the entire island of Langkawi is a duty-free destination) or just sipping a cold drink under the shade of a palm tree. And don't miss the chance to ride a cable car high above Langkawi's jungle canopy to the top of Mount Machinchang for the island's most spectacular views.
Malaysia is the very definition of multiethnic and multicultural: Its population is a mix of Chinese, Indians and ethnic Malays, and its art, food, culture and language are influenced by former Portuguese, Dutch and British colonizers. Nowhere is this more evident than in Penang, which was the British Empire’s first settlement in Southeast Asia—the beginning of more than 150 years of British rule, which ended in 1948. Penang is divided by the Strait of Malacca into Penang Island and, on the Malay Peninsula, Seberang Perai. It’s easy to while away a day in George Town, the island’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting ornate historic houses, snapping pictures of its charming streets and breaking for spicy laksa (coconut-curry soup) and kopi peng (iced coffee with condensed milk). Beyond George Town, Penang has a number of natural gems, including the idyllic Monkey Beach—with its white sand, clear waters and the occasional macaque—and Tropical Spice Garden, a must for anyone with an interest in South Asian cooking. No matter where you go in Penang, you’ll find something delicious to eat, from the chicken wings at humble hawker centers to upmarket takes on Malaysian home cooking.
Like Penang's charming capital, George Town, Malacca (often Melaka) earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status for its remarkable history as a meeting place of East and West. For more than four centuries, Malacca was ruled by a series of European powers—first the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the British—as well as by Japan, for a brief period of three years during World War II. Malacca has also been an important international trading port for hundreds of years—exactly why so many empires were keen to get their hands on it. The result of centuries of trade is a city that reflects a variety of European and Asian influences. In just one day in Malacca, you can visit Malaysia's oldest church, St. Paul's, constructed by the Portuguese; the country's oldest Chinatown; and Stadthuys, the onetime city hall and the oldest Dutch building in Southeast Asia. When it's time to eat, opt for fusion cuisine nonpareil, nyonya—the food of Chinese settlers in Malaysia; a flawless English afternoon tea service; or spicy Indian fare. Clichéd as it may sound, Malacca is literally a feast for the eyes and the mouth. To sightsee, eat and shop your way around this Malaysian city is to trace its rich, tumultuous history from the 15th century right up to the present day.
Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
As you travel from Port Kelang to Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, 37 kilometers (23 miles) to the northeast, it can be hard to believe that the city with a skyline of soaring towers was a small mining town for much of the 19th century. That changed beginning in 1880, when the British moved the capital of Malaya here. Yap Ah Loy—a Chinese-born émigré who rose from miner to political titan—and British politician Frank Swettenham were crucial in turning KL (as it's often called) into a true city. Their program of improvements, including establishing Kuala Lumpur’s first school and building a number of roads, continues to this day. For more than a century, Kuala Lumpur has been determined to become bigger and better. For all its focus on the future, Kuala Lumpur has preserved some rich historic architecture, including the cheerful Art Deco Central Market, the Mughal-style Old Railway Station and the Tudor Revival Royal Selangor Club. These colonial-era buildings contrast nicely with newer structures, among them the gleaming Petronas Towers, whose design is based on motifs found in Islamic art, and the National Museum, inspired by Malay imperial palaces. Eating is practically a national pastime in Malaysia, and KL has some of the country's top restaurants. You shouldn't leave without enjoying a meal of delicious Southeast Asian, Chinese or Peranakan (a Malay-Chinese fusion) dishes.
Day 14, DISEMBARKATION DAY AND SINGAPORE TOURISM ALl DAY
FEBRUARY 14 2023
BACK TO SINGAPORE. Cable car ride from mount Faber to Fun- Sentosa. Discover the SEA Aquarium. Live the adventures of the movie 4D Journey 2: The Mysteious Island. Then we'll head to the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands. We will walk to Gardens by the Bay via the Lions Bridge. Lunch at Majestic Bay Restaurant, Gardens By the Bay. In the afternoon enjoy Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome and City in a Garden. Access the Could Forest, a 35-meter-high mountain that surrounds the world's tallest indoor waterfall. We will end the day with The Garden Rhapsody sound and light show.
Day 15, RETURN DAY
Flights from Singapore to Spain
Barcelona City or Madrid City airports