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  • South East Asian Odyssey

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  • Noordam Ship

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  • Boracay Beach

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  • Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Alleyway in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Palawan, Philippines

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  • Sinagapore

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  • Delicious Vietnamese Cuisine

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  • Borneo Orangutan

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  • Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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  • Hong Kong

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  • Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

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  • Malaysian Street Food

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  • Boracay Island, Philippines

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  • Floating market in Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Singapore, Gardens by the Bay

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  • Noordam Ship

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  • South East Asian Odyssey

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  • Noordam Ship

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  • Boracay Beach

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  • Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Alleyway in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Palawan, Philippines

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  • Sinagapore

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  • Delicious Vietnamese Cuisine

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  • Borneo Orangutan

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  • Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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  • Hong Kong

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  • Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

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  • Malaysian Street Food

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  • Boracay Island, Philippines

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  • Floating market in Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Singapore, Gardens by the Bay

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  • Noordam Ship

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  • Balcony cabin upgrade available

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17 Day South East Asian Odyssey

  • Uncover the diverse wonders of 6 amazing countries
  • Cruise to the Philippines, Borneo, Thailand & more
Includes Return International Flights

With bustling modern cities surrounding ancient cultural wonders, lush tropical islands, mouth-watering cuisine, and friendly locals - Southeast Asia is a traveller's paradise in more ways than one. Now you can explore this incredible part of the world in comfort and style, cruising through six unique destinations in one incredible odyssey.

The excitement begins in cosmopolitan Hong Kong before setting off aboard the 5-star Holland America 'Noordam Ship' for the beautiful Philippines; step back in time among Manila's 16th century colonial relics; unwind on the white sandy beaches of Boracay and explore the limestone caves around Puerto Princesa. See wild orangutans in the jungles of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Experience the peaceful pagodas and delicious street food of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City; marvel at the incredible detail of the Grand Palace and shop for souvenirs in the markets of Thailand's capital, Bangkok; take in the futuristic architecture of Singapore on a day of leisure, plus so much more.

With return international flights, a 14 night cruise, 41 meals included and more - this is the luxury getaway you've been waiting for!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington to Hong Kong! Fly with Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Virgin Australia to name a few. (subject to availability). Upon arrival, make your own way to the cruise port and embark Holland America’s 5 star Noordam Ship. Embarkation opens at 12:00pm.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to depart day 0. Flight times will be confirmed on your final documentation which you will receive at least 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Dinner;In-Flight

Among the world's most glamorous and cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong sits on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River estuary of the South China Sea. It comprises Hong Kong Island, where the Central Business District and most affluent areas and attractions are, and, on the mainland, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong is a regional and global hub for banking, shipping, fashion and food, boasting more than 60 Michelin-starred restaurants. Its five-star hotels are among the most elegant to be found anywhere; many are set in the towering skyscrapers that carpet Hong Kong Island's steep slopes and light up its skyline so beautifully. Many cruises in Southeast and East Asia start or end in Hong Kong, and it's definitely a great city in which to spend a day or two sightseeing and finding cultural things to do before the voyage.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Fast-paced and endlessly fascinating, modern Manila is one of the most densely packed cities in the world, with some 1.6 million residents. Characterised by intense contrasts—soaring skyscrapers next to shantytowns, atmospheric food markets as well as air-conditioned malls—it’s also an impressively multicultural city, with a swirl of languages, cuisines and cultures. To catch some historic atmosphere, head to Manila's oldest neighbourhood, the fortress enclave of Intramuros, which was founded in the 16th century and features sights such as Fort Santiago, Casa Manila and San Agustin Church.

In the upscale financial centre of Makati, visitors can find an array of bars, spas and restaurants in addition to malls like Glorietta, the landscaped Greenbelt Park and Ayala Museum, which showcases archaeological artifacts and indigenous textiles and art. In and around Rizal Park are several good museums, while the creative spirit of the city—from live music venues to independent art galleries—is sprinkled throughout several districts, and spaces such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines host shows, film screenings and plays. For day trips, Corregidor Island should not be missed.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Boracay is the trophy island of the Philippines, offering an exciting mix of white sandy beaches, endless sunshine and world class resorts. After a period of explosive growth fuelled by a surge in tourism, the island was temporarily closed to tourists for a six month rehabilitation period to restore the island to its former glory. Now that it has reopened, there is a limit on the daily visitors to help preserve the postcard perfect beach settings that tourists come to see. Make your way to White Beach, the longest, and most popular beach on the Island for a fabulous day at the ocean!

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan in the Philippines, is home to 250,000 people and offers a vastly different experience from Manila’s often overwhelming big-city dynamism. For many travellers, it’s simply a gateway to the resorts of El Nido, also on Palawan Island. Those who spend some time here, however, will discover a city that combines a laid-back vibe with beautiful sandy beaches and a wealth of marine life. Nearby, there are also lush mountains, rain forests, waterfalls and dramatic limestone cliffs.

Among the most popular sights are the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, where visitors are welcome to celebrate Mass accompanied by choral singing; the Palawan Heritage Center, which displays local artworks and crafts; and the peaceful Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. The city's biggest draws, however, are a boat trip through the limestone caves of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the beaches and islands scattered around scenic Honda Bay—perfect for snorkelling, sunbathing and picnics. Speaking of food, a visit to the most famous restaurant in the city, Kalui, is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for seafood fans; adventurous foodies can order crocodile sisig, a traditional—and delicious—stir-fry dish.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Kota Kinabalu, also known as KK to those in the know, is a modern city that has not forgotten its roots. Located on the northwest coast of the Island of Borneo, the world's third-largest island, KK is also home to a modern arts scene, rich culinary heritage, long sandy beaches, pristine coral reefs, tropical rain forests, diverse cultures and beautiful flora and fauna.

Discover Borneo's indigenous history; explore Kinabalu Park in search of rare orchids; visit the Sabah State Museum and City Mosque; and enjoy the antics of Borneo's most famous residents, orangutans, whose name means "people of the forest" in Malay.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The real draw of the port of Phu My is actually 80 kilometers away, in bustling, frenetic Ho Chi Minh City. Here, motorbikes hurtle down the wide streets and crossing the road is like a real-life game of Frogger. Its hectic pace is somewhat tempered by tranquil parks, peaceful pagodas and timeless alleyways.

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating mix of high and low, old and new. On its streets, French-colonial architecture vies for attention with glistening modern skyscrapers; sleek designer malls sit alongside bustling local markets; and glamorous fine-dining restaurants are just around the corner from street-food stalls.

The best way to explore the city is on foot. Most major tourist venues are in compact District 1, which is easy to get around. Or hop on the back of a xe om (motorbike taxi) to see the city like a local. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be swept along in the pulsating energy of it all.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Thailand, known as Siam until 1932, is the only country in Southeast Asia (and one of the few in the world) never to have been colonised by a European power. Its capital, Bangkok, reflects the country's unique status. It has embraced modernity on its own terms as the seat of a beloved monarchy that dates back to the 13th century. In this city, Buddhist temples and gilded palaces coexist with the bustle of one of Asia's major metropolises. The contrast between the golden glow of sunrise along the Chao Phraya River, which runs through the municipality, and the neon lights of downtown can feel intoxicating. There are few places in the world where you can spend the morning visiting a centuries-old stupa, have lunch at one of the world's top Michelin-starred restaurants and then shop for exquisite silk garments. And wherever you explore, you'll be struck by the warm welcome you receive. "The Land of Smiles" may be a cliché and a tourism-marketing slogan, but it's also a fitting nickname for Thailand.

Many of the country's most important historic areas can be found not far from Bangkok. Ayutthaya, the former Thai capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with impressive Buddhist ruins. The 16th-century town of Chachoengsao is known for its many temples, including Wat Saman Rattanaram with its 22-meter-long statue of the Hindu god Ganesha. In Pattaya, on the coast, the Pattaya Elephant Village is a sanctuary for Asian elephants.

Whether you travel by boat, bus or tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled motorised taxi) to explore Bangkok's temples, palaces and markets, be prepared to fall in love with this city that somehow manages to be both chaotic and captivating at the same time.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark and make your own way to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Singapore Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, make your own way to the airport for the return flight back to New Zealand.


Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the wonders of South East Asia
  • Experience the energy of cosmopolitan Hong Kong
  • Discover Manila, the vibrant capital of the Philippines
  • Unwind in Boracay, the trophy island of the Philippines
  • Discover Puerto Princesa on the beach resort island of Palawan
  • Visit Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, where you can see the Bornean Orangutans
  • Dock in Phu My, gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Cruise to Laem Chabang, gateway to bustling Bangkok
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘lion city’ of Singapore
  • Return international flights ex AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • 14 night cruise South East Asian Odyssey cruise
  • Sail aboard the 5-star Holland America Line 'Noordam' Ship
  • 1 night 5-star accommodation in Singapore
  • Enjoy 41 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 9th November 2020
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Cabin: $1900
- Ocean View Cabin: $2250
- Balcony Cabin: $2800
 
Departure Dates (2020)
9th November 2020
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington: $50 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early in Hong Kong
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Singapore
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not Available



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


5 Star (self-rated)

Cruise: Holland America 'Noordam'

Singapore: Grand Park Orchard, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Festive Hotel or similar

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire upon booking if you require this option.



Optional Tours / Activities


- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)

- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).





- Visa fees and requirements (Visa's can be arranged on arrival where necessary if travelling on a cruise on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Cruise gratuities/tipping: Gratuities of approximately $325 NZD per person will be charged to your on board account.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfers
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
South East Asia:
November typically marks the end of the Monsoon season in South East Asia, which brings about a much cooler and drier climate in the destinations visited on this tour. Temperatures will average around 25-27°C with humidity levels reducing.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Holland America is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx. $325 NZD per person. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa will be granted on arrival where necessary if travelling on a cruise with a New Zealand Passport. 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.