DAY 1 Saturday 23 March 2019 Singapore
We depart Australia and travel to Singapore. Upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.
DAY 2 Sunday 24 March 2019 Queen Victoria
Today we have a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the modern city of Singapore. We will visit historic China Town and the beautiful Orchid Garden. This afternoon we board the Queen Victoria to begin our fabulous cruise.
DAY 3 Monday 25 March 2019 Malacca, Malaysia
The historical city of Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Malaysian city in the Straits of Malacca. Today on our sightseeing tour we will see the influences of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, who all colonised Malacca. Our tour will include a visit to the Melaka Sultanate Palace, a photo opportunity at the Porta de Santiago, visiting the Masjid Tranquerah and also the ruins of St. Paul’s Church.
DAY 4 Tuesday 26 March 2019 At sea
Our first day at sea to explore the facilities of the ship. Why not take a swim in the marvellous out-door pool or play shuffleboard this morning? Enjoy a Broadway-style show in the theatre this evening.
DAY 5 Wednesday 27 March 2019
At sea A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 6 Thursday 28 March 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of bingo with prizes for the winners.
DAY 7 Friday 29 March 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Today we travel out of Colombo to the famous Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. See these amazing mammals who are looked after by the orphanage at all ages. One of the highlights of the cruise! DAY 8 Saturday 30 March 2019 At sea A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 9 Sunday 31 March 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Scattergories with prizes for the winners.
DAY 10 Monday 1 April 2019 At sea
DAY 11 Tuesday 2 April 2019 Port Victoria, Seychelles
We have a sightseeing tour of the beautiful main island of the Seychelles, Mahe, known for its natural beauty. Its palm-fringed beaches are perhaps the most beautiful in the world, with a spectacular mountainous interior. This gorgeous island is a definite highlight of the cruise.
DAY 12 Wednesday 3 April 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 13 Thursday 4 April 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Trivial Pursuit with prizes for the winners.
DAY 14 Friday 5 April 2019 Port Louis, Mauritius
Today we arrive at the beautiful island of Mauritius. We have a sightseeing tour of the island and the capital, Port Louis, which still retains aspects of its pirate past. We’ll visit the Pamplemousses Gardens with its spectacular display of giant water lilies, and take in the beautiful scenery of the island and its stunning beaches.
DAY 15 Saturday 6 April 2019 Saint-Denis, Reunion
Today we call in to the island of Reunion, a French colony since 1813. We will have a sightseeing tour of this rugged, mountainous island. We see the capital, Saint Denis, and travel inland to the mountains where we will see some spectacular waterfalls. DAY 16 Sunday 7 April 2019 At sea A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 17 Monday 8 April 2019 At sea
This afternoon we will have a session of bingo with prizes for the group.
DAY 18 Tuesday 9 April 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 19 Wednesday 10 April 2019 Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
This morning we arrive in Port Elizabeth. Today we travel north to the Addo Elephant Park, one of the larger national parks in South Africa. We will look out for Elephant, Lion, Rhino and many other wildlife on our safari through the park before returning to the ship.
DAY 20 Thursday 11 April 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship and our last night on-board. Before dinner we will farewell the group formally, at The Senior Farewell drinks party.
DAY 21 Friday 12 April 2019 Cape Town, South Africa
We arrive in Cape Town – one of the great cities of the world. We disembark Queen Victoria and join our local guide who will take us on a sightseeing tour to see many fabulous sights, such as the imposing brick and stucco Houses of Parliament, the Victoria and Alfred dock area, and the Bo-Kaap area, where the Cape Malays live in brightly coloured cube houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. We take the cable-car up Table Mountain for wonderful views of Table Bay, the city and the sea. Later we are transferred to our hotel.
DAY 22 Saturday 13 April 2019 Cape Town
Today we will enjoy a full day tour to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa. These promontories were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legend. At the Cape we will visit the famous lighthouse first erected in 1860. On route we will visit Simons Town, a pretty coastal town which is South Africa’s main naval base and consists of lovely Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways and a fascinating history.
DAY 23 Sunday 14 April 2019 Departure
This morning we depart the hotel and are transferred to the airport for our flight home.
DAY 24 Monday 15 April 2019 Arrival Australia
This evening we arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.
POST CRUISE TOUR TO VICTORIA FALLS AND CHOBE NATIONAL GAME PARK, BOTSWANA
DAY 1 Sunday 14 April, 2019 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Tour members continuing on to enjoy our safari extension will depart Cape Town and fly to Victoria Falls. Upon arrival we will be transferred to our hotel.
DAY 2 Monday 15 April, 2019 Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 kilometres wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 kilometres away. Today we tour the great falls. A great day to experience one of the major natural wonders of the world.
DAY 3 Tuesday 16 April, 2019 Victoria Falls
A free day to continue enjoying Victoria Falls. There are many optional activities including helicopter tours over the falls and Zambezi River cruises.
DAY 4 Wednesday 17 April, 2019 Chobe National Park, Botswana
Today we travel across the border to Botswana, to our wonderful Lodge in the Chobe National Park. The park extends over 11,700 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps, woodland and the Chobe River. The park boats over 450 species of birds plus Giraffe, Lions, Cape Buffalo, Hippos, Crocodile, Leopard, Impala, Elephants and Zebra, all of which are frequently viewed on Safari. After being settled into our hotel, we will have a Sunset River Cruise of the Chobe River, a perfect opportunity to see Hippos, Crocodiles and Elephants crossing the river.
DAY 5 Thursday 18 April, 2019 Chobe National Park
Our second day on safari in the Chobe National Park is sure to be another day of great wildlife sightseeing and memorable experiences. We will enjoy a 4 x 4 safari and hopefully see the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo.
DAY 6 Friday 19 April, 2019 Departure
Today we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Australia.
DAY 7 Saturday 20 April, 2019 Departure
Tour members arrive back in Australia and the tour concludes.