Explore Singapore and South East Asia with this wonderful cruise & stay holiday featuring 3 nights in Singapore and a 5 night cruise to Malaysia onboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas.
- Return flights Dublin to Singapore
- Private car transfers airport-hotel-port
- 3 nights at the Orchard Hotel, Singapore
- One Day pass to Universal Studios or evening Marina Bay Tour in Singapore
- 5 nights on the 4* Quantum of the Seas
- Fine dining onboard on a full board basis
- Varied onboard entertainment
- VOOM Surf Internet Package included
- 20kg Check-in bag per person
Get more out of Singapore on a Cruise & Stay package to paradise. Your three-day stay will be a feast for the senses – from the sights and scents in the world-famous Botanic Gardens and the mouth-watering flavours and aromas of the food markets. You’ll also get a one-day pass to Universal Studios Singapore with its thrilling rides and spectacular shows or Evening Marina Tour.
Orchard Hotel, Singapore
Quantum of the Seas
Culturally Enriching Cruises bring the destination to life onboard. From menus highlighting regional cuisine to culturally rich entertainment, it’s local flavour and rhythm at every turn. You’ll experience the language, customs and practices of the region, all while enjoying Royal Caribbean’s signature service and amenities.
Take a quantum leap forward onboard the Quantum of the Seas® with newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking venues and fantastic dining options.
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of €250pp. Full balance due at 14 weeks
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Child and family prices available on request
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Duration Notes3 night hotel in Singapore and 5 night cruise
Following your overnight flight from Dublin you will be transferred to the Orchard Hotel for your three night stay.
Singapore – the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.
Following your three night stay, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4* Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas.
Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia
A skyline punctuated by minarets, Mogul-style domes and skyscrapers; colourful, food-stall-lined streets shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan trees – this is Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia’s sultry capital is a feast for all the senses. Here you’ll find historic monuments, steel-clad skyscrapers, lush parks, mega-sized shopping malls, bustling street markets and lively nightspots. Essential parts of the vibrant mix are the incense-wreathed, colourfully adorned mosques and temples of the country’s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. Reverence for these ancient cultures is balanced with a drive to be plugged into the modern world, a desire that’s reflected in a creative contemporary-art and design scene, an ambitious riverbank-regeneration project and dynamic architecture: the new Exchange 106 tower is taller than the iconic Petronas Towers.
Today’s KL-ites are separated by barely a handful of generations from the tenacious Chinese and Malay tin prospectors who founded the city, carving it out of the virgin jungle. By the time the British made it the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings, KL had only been in existence for a couple of decades. Since then, KL has been centre stage on Malaysian history. Stadium Merdeka was where, in 1957, the country’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, declared independence. The city also celebrated as a new national government came to power in 2018.
To fully connect with locals, join them in two of their favourite pastimes: shopping and eating. Malaysian consumer culture achieves its zenith in KL, where you could spend all day browsing glitzy air-conditioned malls such as Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall in search of designer fashion and bargains. Bangsar and Publika are the places to go for local labels and the work of offbeat independent designers. Alternatively, explore Central Market for locally made souvenirs and handicrafts; and hunt out the few remaining artisans and antique dealers still keeping a shop in and around Chinatown.
Despite the heat, this is a city best explored on foot. Walk and you can catch all the action and save yourself the frustration of becoming entangled in one of KL’s all-too-frequent traffic jams. Walking, you’ll discover parts of KL retain the laid-back ambience and jungle lushness of the kampung (village) it once was. What’s more, you’ll be sure to come across some of the city’s best dining spots: the hawker stalls and traditional neighbourhood kopitiam (coffee shops) that beckon you over with the aroma of freshly cooked food and the promise of refreshment with tropical juices and cooling drinks.
In 1786 Francis Light persuaded the Sultan of Kedah to cede Pulau Pinang – the “Isle of Betel nut” – to the English crown. Legend has it that Light persuaded his men to clear the overgrown island of Penang by firing a cannon filled with gold coins into the jungle as an incentive. The island was renamed Prince of Wales Island, and its major town was christened Georgetown after King George III. Whether the story is true or not, Penang quickly became a major trading port for tea, spices, china and cloth. Here European, Malaysian, Hindu, Arabic and Chinese cultures met, melded and flourished. Today George Town is a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its unique heritage and its exotic blend of cultures.
George Town is perhaps the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. It boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Hailed as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea,” this island off Thailand’s long southern coast boasts a colorful history. A crossroads for trade, Phuket has been a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island’s natural resources, which include tin, hardwoods and rubber. In the past half-century, Phuket has enjoyed wide popularity as one of the premier travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travelers are drawn to the island’s beaches, crystalline waters, and dramatic, forested hills.
Following breakfast onboard, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.