Australasia to the Philippines

15 March - 31 March 2018

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

15 March

Setting sail from Cairns

Cairns is a buzzing tourist hub, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. A snorkelling trip out to the reef is the most obvious excursion to take here, but other options include riding the Skyrail cableway over the rainforest canopy or swimming in the croc-free saltwater lagoon.

16 March

At sea

17 March

Australia: Cape York

18 March

At sea

19 March

Indonesia: Asmat Region

20 March

At sea

21-22 March

Indonesia: Kei Islands, Banda Islands

23 March

At sea

24-25 March

Indonesia: Pulau Lihaga, Pulau Saronde

26 March

At sea

27-28 March

Malaysia: Sandakan

29 March

At sea

30 March

Philippines: El Nido (Palawan)

31 March

Arriving in Manila

Manila is a sprawling conglomeration of soaring skyscrapers, faded colonial facades and ramshackle slums, and it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea. But if you have the stamina and an inquisitive nature, there is plenty to be enjoyed in the Philippines' boisterous capital, including the world's oldest Chinatown, the historic walled city of Intramuros and the shopping malls of Makati. Grab some respite in Rizal Park, or explore the remarkable Chinese Cemetery, where Manila's wealthiest Chinese citizens are laid to rest in lavish mausoleums, complete with chandeliers, kitchens and air-conditioning!

Our tip

Cool and laid back is the style here. Don’t lose face by losing your temper, and don’t fret about delays – arriving on time isn’t polite anyway.

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The Manila Hotel

Where to stay in Manila

If you’re a fan of classic colonial hotels, the Manila Hotel is one for you.

Taal cathedral

Excursions from Manila

Visit the nearby heritage town of Taal and step back in history.

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

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