Singapore was founded in 1819 after the land was ceded by Sultan Hussein of the Malaysian state of Johor to the British East India Company. The city’s location on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula was identified by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, commonly known as the ‘Father of Singapore,’ as the ideal place to establish a British trading post. During the 19th century the city became a focal point for trade in Southeast Asia, growing exponentially in the process. Today, Singapore is one of the great modern cities of Asia.
A truly unforgettable festive grand voyage that includes classical Athens, the treasures of India, Petra - a city carved into living rock, Cairo, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings in Pharaonic Egypt, the islands of the Indian Ocean, as well as Christmas and New Year celebrations at sea.
This extraordinary 130-day voyage spanning three continents takes you to many of the greatest sites in the world, from majestic natural wonders to ancient mysteries and man-made masterpieces, with over 50 sites and excursions included in your cruise fare. This promises to be the travel experience of a lifetime.
Experience an incredible two-night stay in the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital of Delhi. Then journey from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, to Agra and the unparalleled majesty of the Taj Mahal. Sail to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Andaman Islands, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, before spending two nights in Singapore.
Enjoy the dynamic city of Singapore, cruise the stunning islands of Thailand, historic Malaysia and spiritual Sri Lanka, with two nights in the heart of Rangoon, a place described by Rudyard Kipling as “quite unlike any land you know about,” an observation that still rings true today.
A fantastic grand voyage from exotic Malaysia and Burma to the tropical paradises of Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, Mauritius, Reunion, the Maldives and the Seychelles, before the wonders of South Africa, including three unforgettable safaris, Durban and historic Cape Town.
This grand voyage takes you from the dynamic city of Singapore on an immersive journey to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean, Burma and the game parks of South Africa, Namibia and the Skeleton coast, the islands of the Atlantic and the marvels of Morocco.