DAY 1 Monday March 16, 2020 Departure, Singapore
Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our flight to the amazing city of Singapore. Upon arrival we are transferred to our city hotel.
DAY 2 Tuesday March 17, 2020 Singapore, Embarkation
With our local guide we enjoy a comprehensive tour of this vibrant city including historic China Town, the magnificent Orchid Gardens and the Marina Bay Precinct. This afternoon it’s all aboard Celebrity Constellation for our fantastic 15 night cruise.
DAY 3 Wednesday March 18, 2020 At sea
A free day to explore the Constellation, enjoy the daily activities, dine in one of the many restaurants and be entertained each evening at the world- class shows.
DAY 4 Thursday March 19, 2020 Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, a rain forested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shores and is home to many high-end seaside resorts. Today we will take a relaxing boat journey of Phang Nga Bay. Explore pristine beaches, islands, mangrove forests, lagoons and caves on this fantastic exploration of the bay. We will also see the famed James Bond Island that was featured in the film The Man with the Golden Gun. There will be an included Thai lunch.
DAY 5 Friday March 20, 2020 At sea
A relaxing day at sea. This afternoon test your knowledge with fellow group members as we play a fun game of Trivia.
DAY 6 Saturday March 21, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the many activities offered in your daily ship program.
DAY 7 Sunday March 22, 2020 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Today we arrive in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, which has a long history as a port on the ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. We first travel out of Colombo to the Muthurajawela Wetlands and enjoy a bird watching tour by boat. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, monkeys and 75 species of birds. We then return to Colombo to see the sights before returning to the ship.
DAY 8 Monday March 23, 2020 Cochin, India
Today we arrive in Cochin, a city in southwest India’s coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. On our shore excursion today we visit the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. These nets are fixed land installations for fishing, reaching the length of 20 metres, and height of 10 metres. We visit St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi, dating back 1503, and boasting the title of the oldest European church in India. With our local guide we also explore Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, dating back to 1567. Another highlight of the day will be the Dutch Mattancherry Palace, featuring Kerala murals, depicting Hindu art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi and the Folklore Museum.
DAY 9 Tuesday March 24, 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon join us for a fun game of Bingo with prizes for the winners.
DAY 10 Wednesday March 25, 2020 Goa, India
Our tour today begins with the history and heritage of Goa, with a short drive transporting us to Old Goa, once referred to as the ‘Rome of the East’. The several scenic churches, convents and colonial buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have the chance to encounter Old Goa’s primary sites, including the stunning Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral, the latter home to the famous Golden Bell. We then travel to a spice plantation and see the River Zuari.
DAY 11 Thursday March 26, 2020 Mumbai, India
This morning we arrive in Mumbai, the biggest city in India. Made up of a collection of seven islands, Mumbai is famous for Bollywood, and has earned itself the reputation of being the City where dreams come true. We have a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Mumbai, with its majestic Architecture and its traditional red double-decker buses which will give us a taste of the wonders of India. We see the Gateway of India, which was officially opened in 1924. Located nearby is the majestic Taj Mahal Hotel built in 1903. We see Victoria Terminus, an extravagant Gothic building, which is the main railway station.
DAY 12 Friday March 27, 2020 Mumbai, India
We continue our exploration of Mumbai today. We take a short boat ride to the exotic Elephanta Island before ascending the 120 stairs to the 7th century rock-cut cave temples. The Elephanta Caves are an important cultural and historical site. We take the boat back to Mumbai and our ship for lunch.
DAY 13 Saturday March 28, 2020 At sea
A relaxing day at sea! This afternoon join us for a fun game of Scattergories.
DAY 14 Sunday March 29, 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 15 Monday March 30, 2020 Muscat, Oman
This morning we arrive in Muscat, a port the likes of which cannot be found anywhere in the world. In the city we will see the Al Alam Palace and drive along the beautiful Corniche to visit the Muttrah Souk. We then travel outside Muscat to visit the impressive Nahkal fort, one of the oldest in the country, and its nearby natural hot springs. We return to the cruise terminal via the beautiful Grand Mosque.
DAY 16 Tuesday March 31, 2020 Dubai, UAE
This afternoon we arrive in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, a city that has undergone an almost miraculous transformation from desert town to a sophisticated and wealthy centre of Arab influence. On our tour we visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. We travel in a lift up this amazing building where we have spectacular views of Dubai. We travel out to the reclaimed Palms and see the new Atlantis development. We return for our final night aboard Celebrity Constellation.
DAY 17 Wednesday April 1, 2020 Dubai, UAE
After disembarking we board our air-conditioned coach and continue our tour of Dubai. We visit Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai. We cross the Creek to the Spice Souk and there will be time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the Gold Souk. We will also stop at the famous mall of the Emirates, where you can see the indoor skiing in the desert. Mid-afternoon we are transported across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and visit to a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert as the sun sets. Reaching our campsite, we have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe) and watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.
DAY 18 Thursday April 2, 2020 Departure
This morning is free to do some shopping before we are transferred to Dubai airport to board our flight back to Australia.
DAY 19 Friday April 3, 2020 Australia
The group arrives in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.