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Singapore to Hong Kong

15 days 14 nights - Star Pride Ship

Shaped like a dragon with its back to the South China Sea, Vietnam stretches between two deltas: the Mekong and the Red River. Trace the infamous war history from the Cu Chi Tunnels once used by the Viet Cong to the “Hanoi Hilton,” the notorious prison in the nation’s capital. Realign your chi as you learn about feng shui, and explore the cuisine for which this country is so noted. 

 

Singapore – Hong Kong
Ship: Star Pride
Number of nights: 14 nights
Embark – Disembark: Singapore – Hong Kong

Day 1 – Singapore
Day 2 – At Sea
Day 3 – At Sea
Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon
Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon
Day 6 – At Sea
Day 7 – Nah Trang, Vietnam
Day 8 – Qui Nhon, Vietnam
Day 9 – Da Nang, Vietnam
Day 10 -Da Nang, Vietnam
Day 11 – At Sea
Day 12 – Friday Hanoi / Haiphong, Vietnam
Day 13 – Halong Bay, Vietnam
Day 14 – At Sea
Day 15 – Hong Kong

Day 1 – Singapore
While the island has been the site of a town since at least the 3rd century, modern Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. As the sun goes down, toast the man with a plan over a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel, a favorite hangout of writers including Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Day 2 – 3 – At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 4 – 5 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Wind your way up the twisting Saigon River to dock near the city center—not a 2-hour drive away in Phu My where the larger ships must dock. From here you can also visit the Mekong Delta where floating markets and stilted villages create a timeless portrait of this invincible country.

Day 6 – At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 7 – Nah Trang, Vietnam
Heralded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Nha Trang Bay is framed on three sides by picturesque peaks and on the fourth by Yen Island, conveniently situated to shelter the city from the sea. This is a city that is both seaside resort and authentic Vietnam.

Day 8 – Qui Nhon, Vietnam
An important base for American troops during the Vietnam War, this beautiful beach town has been relatively undiscovered by Western tourists, instead attracting a local crowd of vacationers. Stroll the boardwalk and admire the odd round fishing boats made of woven bamboo.

Day 9 – 10 – Da Nang, Vietnam
Nestled at the foot of My Son Mountain lies My Son Sanctuary, home to what was the capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Nearby is Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Picture the town in its heyday when visitors from another era once gazed at these same sights.

Day 11 – At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 12 – Hanoi/Haiphong, Vietnam
You’ll find few large cruise ships in shallow Haiphong Harbor, a port that gets you closer to Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi than the more-frequented cruise port of Halong Bay. And Hanoi is fully worthy of that extra time.

Day 13 – Halong Bay, Vietnam
The scenic beauty of Halong Bay is mythical. Literally. It’s said the brilliant archipelago of emerald karst towers was formed when a dragon spat jewels into the sea. A myth that doesn’t seem so difficult to believe as you sail past arches, caves, and sheer cliffs sculpted by rain and sea.

Day 14 – At Sea
This is your invitation to a day of indulgence. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience. Dine in sumptuous casual style, or wrap yourself in that comfy waffle-weave robe and enjoy your meal in the privacy of your beautiful stateroom. Your delight is our single priority for your day at sea.

Day 15 – Hong Kong
The iconic skyline of Victoria Harbor comes into sight, red-sailed junks jostling to avoid the path of ubiquitous Star ferries, skyscrapers crowding the shore. Wander the songbird stalls on Yuen Po Street, or head further afield to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island or Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient.

Star Pride:
Our newest star – the graceful, suite-only Star Pride – will set sail in May 2014 as the first of Windstar’s three new power yachts.
With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

December 2014: 22 December