Offers :: Voyages to Antiquity

Beyond Burma & the Malay Peninsula

Cruise: Singapore to Colombo Duration: 20 days Date: 23-Jan-2019

This voyage takes you to the mysterious, beautiful and spiritual nation of Burma, sailing from Singapore after a two-night hotel stay. You will also explore the fascinating port of Malacca in south-west Malaysia, once the centre of the spice trade, followed by the rich colonial history of Penang and the delightful resort of Phuket in Thailand, where there will be the chance to visit the stunning Phi Phi Islands or the bay of Phang Nga. Your arrival in Myanmar (Burma) is spectacular as we sail up the Yangon River to berth in the port of Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of the nation. Then sail to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands and onwards to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, a place of tropical landscapes and mysterious Buddhist relics. Here you will have a chance to explore the capital of Colombo and the Elephant Orphanage of Pinnawala. Please note: all activities, guest lecture topics and other day-by-day events listed as taking place on-board Aegean Odyssey are subject to change and may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.

A, Owner's Suites 10350
B, Junior Suites 9495
C, Deluxe Balcony 8550
D, Deluxe Balcony 8150
E, Deluxe Outside 7550
F, Deluxe Outside 7250
G, Premium Outside 6850
H, Premium Outside 6475
I*, Premium Outside 6095
J, Standard Outside 5750
K, Premium Inside 5395
L, Premium Inside 5095
M, Standard Inside 4850
CC, Deluxe Balcony 9550
EE, Deluxe Outside 8295
GG*, Premium Outside 7495
HH*, Premium Outside 7150
II*, Premium Outside 6750
JJ, Standard Outside 6350
KK, Premium Inside 5950
LL, Premium Inside 5595
MM, Standard Inside 5295
Third/fourth person 3750
Air Credit (no air included) 0
Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included) 0
8 included tours

Day 23 Jan WedDepart UK by air - London, England, United Kingdom
Day 24 Jan ThuArrive in Singapore and transfer to hotel. - Singapore, Singapore
Day 25 Jan FriDelve into the spirit of Singapore with a morning sightseeing tour. An optional Singapore Night Safari evening tour is also available. - Singapore, Singapore
Day 26 Jan SatTake an optional morning tour of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay, a true horticultural wonderland covering over 100 hectares, or embark Aegean Odyssey. - Singapore, Singapore
Day 27 Jan SunDiscover the history of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is alive with atmosphere, from its garishly decorated trishaws to bustling food market. - Malacca, Malaysia
Day 28 Jan MonA day at sea to familiarise yourself with the amenities of Aegean Odyssey, as we cruise the Strait of Malacca. The enrichment programme starts today, and you may wish to join us for the daily quiz in the Charleston Lounge. - At sea
Day 29 Jan TueVisit the colourful capital of the Malaysian island of Penang, George Town, known for its mix of British Colonial buildings, mosques and Chinese shophouses. - Penang, Malaysia
Day 30 Jan WedTake a fabulous full-day boat trip to the soaring cliffs, powdery sands and crystal-clear waters of the Phi Phi Islands, or Phang Nga, aka James Bond island. - Phuket, Thailand
Day 31 Jan ThuCruising the Andaman Sea. Over these two days quizzes continue in the Charleston Lounge; poetry readings can be enjoyed in the evening; a book club will take place and our instrumental trio will be putting on a special concert. - At sea
Day 01 Feb FriFor those who wish to be pampered, the Athena Spa offers a range of treatments and special offers are listed in your Daily Journal. - At sea
Day 02 Feb SatToday you will sail up the Yangon River to berth in the port of Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Burma – a suitably spectacular way to arrive in one of the most mysterious, beautiful and deeply spiritual countries in the world. Then enjoy a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda. - Yangon, Burma
Day 03 Feb SunTake an included guided tour of the National Museum of Myanmar, then explore Bogyoke Market, formerly named Scott’s Market. Alternatively, enjoy one of two extremely special optional excursions unlike anything else you will experience during your cruise: an air tour to either Bagan or Mandalay. - Yangon, Burma
Day 04 Feb MonWith the morning free, enjoy a stroll around the city at leisure, before an afternoon departure and another stunning river cruise down the Yangon river. - Yangon, Burma
Day 05 Feb TueCruising the Andaman Sea. In honour of the Chinese New Year, Olivia Cox gives a personal reflection on the charms and challenges of expatriate-living in Beijing, the fast-developing capital of China. - At sea
Day 06 Feb WedTake a morning city tour of Port Blair that includes the Andaman's most historic monuments and museums. An optional afternoon tour to colonial Ross Island is also available. - Port Blair, Andaman Islands
Day 07 Feb ThuCruising the Indian Ocean. Book club and film discussions take place, daily quizzes continue, our resident musicians entertain you and cocktail parties can be enjoyed. - At sea
Day 08 Feb FriAhead of our arrival into spiritual Sri Lanka, we have a fascinating range of talks to round off our enrichment programme. - At sea
Day 09 Feb SatSandy Primrose talks on botany, Bob Taylor on literature and Nigel Cox on Southeast Asian colonial history. There’s also plenty of amenities to enjoy aboard Aegean Odyssey during your final day at sea. - At sea
Day 10 Feb SunWatch Asian elephants bathe and play on a full day adventure to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, or take a morning city tour of Colombo, including Kelaniya (Kalyana) Temple and the National Museum of Sri Lanka. Alternatively, an optional full day tour to sacred Kandy is also available, location of the temple containing a tooth of the Buddha. - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day 11 Feb MonDisembark and transfer to Colombo Airport for flight home. - Colombo, Sri Lanka