Comprehensive China Exploration

27 October - 6 November 2018

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

6 Ports

27 October

Setting sail from Beijing (Tianjin)

Home to 11 million people and an astonishing six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Beijing is an exhilarating and at times overwhelming introduction to China's distinctive history, society and culture. Brave the smog and feast your eyes on the majestic Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, along with an ever-expanding roster of spectacular modern architecture, including the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium, star of the 2008 Olympic Games. The old Beijing is still alive and well, and we recommend exploring the maze of narrow alleyways known as hutongs, where you'll find traditional shops, markets and restaurants.

Our tip

Covering an area larger than the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven gives an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilisation, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is particularly pretty.

28 October

At sea

29 October

China: Qingdao

30 October

At sea

31 October - 1 November

China: Shanghai

2 November

China: Zhujiajian

3-4 November

Taiwan: Keelung (Taipei)

5 November

At sea

6 November

Arriving in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a fantastic place to begin or end a cruise, a striking mix of ancient and modern, Chinese and British, and there is a lot more to the city than just skyscrapers and high finance. On Hong Kong Island itself you'll find the bustling financial centre of Central district, the more traditionally Chinese Western district and the shops of Causeway Bay, while on the mainland Kowloon Peninsula the district of Tsim Sha Tsui is where most of Hong Kong's best hotels are located, and the atmospheric markets of Mong Kok are just to the north.

Don't miss

The views from Victoria Peak. Accessible by the Peak Tram, a funicular railway which claims to be one of the oldest cableways in the world, the views across the city are excellent.

The Ship

Your home from home

Windstar Cruises - Star Pride
Windstar Cruises - Star Breeze Jacuzzi
Windstar Cruises - Star Pride Balcony Suite

Recent additions to the Windstar fleet, these former Seabourn ships are hugely popular little vessels, for good reason.

What we love

These small ships accommodate just 212 guests in large and recently refurbished all suite accommodation. There's a choice of restaurants and comfortable lounges and plenty of deck space. The ship's marina ensures you can enjoy the complimentary watersports when anchored in hidden bays and tiny coves.

Capacity 212 Guests
Crew 140 International Staff
Style This is laid-back luxury at its best with relaxed informal days, refined yet comfortable evenings and a friendly and welcoming crew.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Welcome cocktails
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Unlimited use of all watersports equipment
More about Star Legend

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing

Where to stay in Beijing

We think the Aman at Summer Palace is really special.

Great Wall of China

Excursions from Beijing

Within reach of the city are various sections of China’s Great Wall. We think Mutiyanya is the most scenic and the best to visit, and a private tour to help avoid the crowds is a must.

Deluxe Harbourview Room at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Our favourite hotel in Hong Kong

The iconic Peninsula Hong Kong is, in our opinion, the city’s finest, and the Harbour View rooms offer picture postcard views of Victoria Harbour.

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Explore Hong Kong

There’s more to Hong Kong than just the city, so explore Lantau Island, home to the Po Lin Monastery and its 34 metre high bronze Tian Tan Budda statue.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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