Asia VIP Founder Cruise
December 16 – December 20, 2017
4-night trip going to China – Japan – Korea (Asia) Visiting:
Singapore, Penang, and Phuket :
- Day ONE – Sat, 12/16/17 Port – Singapore, Singapore — Depart 5:00 pm
- Day TWO – Sun, 12/17/17 Port – Penang, Malaysia — Arrive 4 pm – Depart 10:00 pm
- Day THREE – Mon, 12/18/17 Port – Phuket, Thailand — Arrive 10 am – Depart 8:00 pm
- Day FOUR – Tue, 12/19/17 At Sea
- Day FIVE – Wed, 12/20/17 Port – Singapore, Singapore — Arrive 10 am
Singapore, Singapore – Attractions & Activities (Day 1,5)
Thian Hock Keng, the “Temple of Heavenly Bliss,” is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore. What was originally a makeshift altar became a full-blown temple in 1841, and it still shines today with red and black lacquer and gold gilt. The shrine honors Ma Po Cho, the Patron Goddess of Sailors, but it also recognizes the Protector of Life, the God of War, the Goddess of Mercy and the Sun and Moon Gods through intricate carvings and statues.
Penang, Malaysia – Attractions & Activities (Day 2)
Penang invites you to get lost (figuratively) in the architectural wonderland of George Town, which doubles as the state’s capital city and its Chinese quarter. From there, the massive and opulent Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is truly something to marvel over. Beach-lovers simply have to kick it for an hour or two on one of the many north coast beaches. And make sure you don’t leave without checking out Malaysia’s largest Buddhist temple. Finally, if you still have any energy left, there are always the monkey-ridden, 70-acre Botanical Gardens.
Phuket, Thailand – Attractions & Activities (Day 3)
Haad Nai Yang National Park is located on the northwest side of the island and is 35 sq. miles (90 sq. km) of protected tropical paradise. There are two reasons to make the trip out to this lush park. First, you’ll find Phuket’s largest coral reef in shallow water, just 460 ft. from the shore. And second, if you’re visiting between November and February, keep an out for the giant leatherback turtles that come to nest every year – it’s an amazing sight.