Opulent Orient

22 March - 9 April 2019

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from China

Ports

9 Ports

22-23 March

Setting sail from Shanghai

Shanghai has long been China's most outward-looking, cosmopolitan city, as evidenced by the fascinating mixture of European and Oriental architecture. The Bund, a riverfront promenade flanked by grand colonial era buildings, is the city's most famous thoroughfare, while the Pudong financial district lights up the city skyline at night with its futuristic towers. Shanghai's restaurant scene is thriving like never before, with a number of Michelin-starred chefs setting up shop here, while Nanjing Road is the place to head for a spot of retail therapy, with its shiny shopping malls and luxury boutiques.

Don't miss

Walking along the Bund as the sun rises, watching the locals practise Tai Chi. Magic.

24 March

At sea

25 March

Japan: Naha

26 March

At sea

27 March

Taiwan: Kaohsiung

28-29 March

Hong Kong SAR China: Hong Kong

30 March

At sea

31 March

Vietnam: Chan May

1 April

At sea

2-3 April

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

4 April

At sea

5-6 April

Thailand: Bangkok (Klong Toey)

7 April

Thailand: Koh Samui

8 April

At sea

9 April

Arriving in Singapore

Singapore is one of the world's richest cities, with a standard of living to match, and in recent years it has moved on from its image as a sterile, overly officious nanny state to become one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the region. Singapore's heritage as an important trading post means that there is a real cultural mix, with four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Step away from the gleaming towers and you'll find yourself transported into another world amongst the intoxicating streets of Chinatown and Little India.

Our tip

Food is a passion, almost a religion, in Singapore. So plan ahead, ask the locals and make sure you don’t miss out – street food or super-fancy, either is great.

The Ship

Your home from home

Oceania Regatta at sea
R Class Grand Dining Room
R Class Terrace Cafe

Small enough to operate fascinating port-intensive itineraries, but with the space for dining options, comfortable accommodation and more, sister ships Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Sirena are for many the perfect size.

What we love

These four boutique style sister ships carry just 684 guests apiece, with a comfortable, relaxed country house style and plenty of intimate corners. We love the alternative restaurants - Oceania is rightly renowned for great food - and the pretty little library up on deck 10.

Capacity 684 Guests
Crew 400 International Staff
Style On Oceania it's all about the time spent ashore, so back on board it's relaxed and unpretentious, with no dressing up. Open seating throughout creates an atmosphere which is friendly and sociable.
Inclusions
  • All meals even in the speciality restaurants
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • All soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Airfare (conditions apply)
  • Internet (conditions apply)
  • Loads of extras for Concierge Class and above
More about Nautica

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Rooftop bar at The Peninsula Shanghai

Where to stay in Shanghai

So many fabulous hotels to choose from, but we would go for the Peninsula on the Bund.

Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai

Another side to Shanghai

Wander the Yuyuan Gardens with its serene fish ponds, pretty pagodas and enjoy a rest from the crowds at the Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, reached by a zigzag causeway designed to stop evil spirits.

The Fullerton hotel, Singapore

Our favourite hotel in Singapore

So many wonderful hotels. We like a lot of them, but our choice is the Fullerton.

Eastern and Oriental Express

Leave Singapore in style

If you’ve got time and the dates work, take the Eastern and Oriental Express train to Bangkok.

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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