This wonderful cruise around south east Asia on board Royal Caribbean's luxury liner Quantum of the Seas begins in Singapore and ends in Hong Kong. On this nine day voyage you will visit the Thailand capital Bangkok, the Vietnamese cities of Saigon, Hue and Da Nang with lots of tours at each destination that can be booked on board. Add to this three full relaxing days at sea and you have all the ingredients for a super holiday.
Before setting sail you can taste Singapore’s mouth-watering cuisine, influenced by the flavours of Malaysia, China and India. Visit the stunning Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden or the exotic Jurong Bird Park to see colourful toucans, pelicans, eagles and parrots. Take a ferry to the islands for unspoilt beaches or enjoy south-east Asian art at the National Gallery. A temple in Singapore’s Chinatown is said to house one of the Buddha's teeth.
The first of your full days at sea and a good time to get to know Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas and all that she has to offer. Sit back, chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.
Ride an elephant in the Pattaya Elephant Village or marvel at the huge jade Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew Temple in Bangkok's Grand Palace. Sample pad thai, coconut pancakes and other Thai delights in the atmospheric Pattaya Floating Market or be wow’ed by the awe-inspiring Wat Arun temple. The bustling gold shops, neon lights and market stalls of Bangkok Chinatown are also an unforgettable experience.
The second of your full days at sea and time for more exploring around the magnificent Quantum of the Seas or relaxing on one of the sun decks. Gone are the days of kids not having anything to do on holiday. On board this liner they’ll discover an unprecedented selection of activities, sports, games and shows, that cater for every age group and interest you can think of. This family-friendly ship has everything you could want.
Today when you dock at Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City, you can explore the tunnels where Viet Cong fighters lived during the Vietnam War. See the mix of French colonial, Asian and modern architecture in the city and visit The History Museum for 2,000 years of the country's history. Sample the tantalising food stalls of Ben Thanh Market and tour the incense-filled Jade Emperor Pagoda, dedicated to a Taoist god. And for impressive views, go up the 68-storey Bitexco Financial Tower.
Snorkelling is supreme in this stunning seaside resort, famed for its long crescent bay dotted with tropical islands, turquoise seas and a backdrop of beautiful peaks. Tour the seafront promenade, explore the sculpture parks and scenic gardens, or try a revitalising spa treatment. Try Nha Trang’s delicious seafood, or if you’re adventurous, its swallow’s nest soup is considered the best in Vietnam.
Hue and Da Nang
Hang out at beautiful China Beach, where American soldiers used to go for rest and recreation during the Vietnam War. Discover the delicious street food in downtown Da Nang or the wonders of Hue, on the Perfume River, the former seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its 19th century Citadel protected the Imperial City, with its opulent palaces and shrines, including the Forbidden Purple City, once the home of emperors.
Your third day at sea, food plays a big part in any cruise and on the Quantum of the Seas there are lots of dining options you can choose from. Today you may want to pamper yourself with a beauty treatment or massage in the state of the art spa, take part in sports and deck games and in the evening enjoy special exotic cocktails in one of the bars before seeing a show in the main theatre.
Another full day at Sea, your fourth and final! With a never ending list of activities available the hours will sail away!
Be blown away by the exhilaration of Hong Kong and its fascinating mix of East and West when your cruise comes to an end today. Shop for silk, jade, souvenirs, fashions and high end goods in the markets and malls or take the funicular to the Peak for some spectacular views. Ride the historic Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon or experience a thrilling cable car ride to the impressive Big Buddha and the tranquil Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.