02/23 - 03/11/2018

17-Day Best of India & Sri Lanka

  • 第一天
    HOMETOWN - SINGAPORE
  • 第二天
    SINGAPORE – CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION
  • 第三天
    AT SEA
  • 第四天
    PHUKET – THAILAND
  • 第五~六天
    AT SEA
  • 第七天
    COLOMBO – SRI LANKA
  • 第八天
    AT SEA
  • 第九天
    COCHIN – INDIA
  • 第十天
    AT SEA
  • 第十一天
    GOA – INDIA
  • 第十二天
    MUMBAI – INDIA
  • 第十三~四天
    AT SEA
  • 第十五天
    MUSCAT – OMAN
  • 第十六天
    DUBAI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • 第十七天
    ABU DHABI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Ground transfers
  • Pre-cruise 4-star hotel
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guides and driver gratuity
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Explore Gardens by the Bay in Singapore with 3 three waterfront gardens
  • Enjoy the golden beaches in Phuket Thailand and relaxing Thai massage
  • Known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, experience Sri Lanka’s local culture
  • Visit the Queen of the Arabian Sea; Cochin and enjoy traditional arts and dance
  • Tour Goa’s Portuguese colonial streets and architecture
  • Visit the film location for Slumdog Millionaire and the National Gandhi Museum
  • See the world’s 3rd largest mosque in Oman
  • Visit the tallest building in the world in Dubai and enjoy lunch at 7-star hotel Emirates Palace

OFFER ID:1273720

Celebrity Constellation
Year Built: 2002
Refurbished: 2017
Tonnage: 91,000
Passenger Capacity: 1,950

Itinerary

  • 1
    2/23 HOMETOWN - SINGAPORE
    You will arrive in Singapore today and be transferred to the hotel.
    (Airport transfers and hotel included)
  • 2
    2/24 SINGAPORE – CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION
    After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, we will start our city tour of Singapore. We first visit Singapore’s most famous landmark Merlion Park. The mythical Merlion symbolizes Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village and its original name Singapura, or ‘lion city’. See Chinatown and the well preserved ancient buildings which displays of great Chinese characteristics. Explore Garden by the Bay, a nature park spanning 250 acres, capturing the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment to live and work. Step into the Flower Dome, the largest glass greenhouse in the world, displaying flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semiarid tropical regions. Come to Cloud Forest, enjoying breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. Afterwards, we will head over to the port and board Celebrity Cruise’s Celebrity Constellation. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 3
    2/25 AT SEA
  • 4
    2/26 PHUKET – THAILAND
    Today, we arrive in Phuket, Thailand. We will first visit Phuket Town. Here you will see the architecture of the streets and buildings that are of Chinese and Portuguese style. Visit Wat Chalong, the largest and most visited temple in Phuket. The interior is decorated with paintings honoring and telling the tale of Buddha’s life. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon with a Thai Spa. Relax yourself with a treatment from head to toe, the ideal way to cleanse the body and soul. (Tours, lunch and spa included)
  • 5-6
    2/27-2/28 AT SEA
  • 7
    3/1 COLOMBO – SRI LANKA
    Our cruise ship arrives in Colombo Sri Lanka’s largest city and commercial center. It is also known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” First we will visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Kelaniya River, considerably the most sacred sites of Sri Lanka. Another famous temple is Colombo’s oldest Hindu temple Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, with the temple entrance decorated with many Hindu Gods, with a polished statue on the outside. Enjoy Beira Lake, a lake in the city center that was used for many purposes during the colonial era. In this lake is Seema Malaka, a Buddhist temple used mainly for mediation and a resting area. Visit one of the most important temples of Sri Lanka, Gangaramaya Temple, having a mixture of Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture. Stroll through the largest and oldest park in Sri Lanka, Viharamahadevi Park, and see the colonial era Town Hall building, which resembles the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Come see the Nelum Pokuna Theater inspired by the 12th century Lotus Pond, a unique shape of a stylized eight-petalled lotus flower. Visit Independence Square, a national monument for commemoration of the independence from the British rule with the restoration of full governing responsibility. See the Old Parliament Building, a Neo-Baroque style architecture that was built to house the Legislative Council. South of this building is the Galle Face Promenade, a popular ocean-side urban park for many locals and visitors. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 8
    3/2 AT SEA
  • 9
    3/3 COCHIN – INDIA
    We arrive in India Kerala state Cochin, India’s largest city. In 1341, a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to the Arab, Chinese and European merchants, therefore it has been a port ever since and a center of Indian spice trade, known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.” Our first stop is the Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace, also known as the Dutch Palace. It has become a museum with an Indian collection depicting scenes from Hindu mythologies like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas, which are considered the best in India. The Jewish Synagogue is the oldest synagogue, located in Jew Town in Cochin. Built in 1567, it is the only one out of seven synagogues that is still in use. Next visit St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India built in 1503. The church is well known for its beautiful architecture and ambience. Next see the famous Chinese Fishing Nets, these are fishing nets are fixed for fishing. After catching a few fishes, they are sold to the vendors right away. To conclude our tour, we will enjoy Kathakali dance, a famous classical Indian dance, which means “Story-Play”. It consists of large, elaborate makeup and costumes and has become the most recognized icon for the state of Kerala. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 10
    3/4 AT SEA
  • 11
    3/5 GOA – INDIA
    Our cruise ship arrives in the West Bank, India’s Goa, a city filled with churches and monasteries, the famous being the Shantadurga Temple and Ramnathi Temple. Being the most influential Catholic community is St. Jesus Church (Basilica of Bom Jesus), with over 420 years of history, it is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture. The Basilica also holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Visit the Sahakari Spice Farm, and learn about the planting of Indian spices. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 12
    3/6 MUMBAI – INDIA
    We arrive in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, meaning beautiful bay, which is India’s largest city. We will visit the famous Oscar movie location of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Dhobi Ghat”. Today this location is a popular Laundromat, with washers working in the open to wash clothes from hotels and hospitals. See the beautiful Victoria Terminus, the historic railway station which is the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considerably India’s best preserved Victoria building to this day. See Dabbawala, a person who works in a delivery system that delivers hot lunches to school courtyards and office locations using bicycles and the railway trains. Many prefer to eat lunches delivered through the dabbawala network due to taste and hygiene. Visit Gateway of India, the most famous monument in Mumbai built during the British rule as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in 1911. Last but not least, explore Gandhi Memorial (Mani Bhavan Museum), and learn about the life of Gandhi’s political activities between 1917-1934; he put the interest of the nation above everything else, laying the foundation for many independence movements. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 13-14
    3/7-3/8 AT SEA
  • 15
    3/9 MUSCAT – OMAN
    Muscat is the capital and the largest city of Oman. It is famous for exciting souks and great seafood, as a strategic center of trade along the historic maritime Silk Roads since as early as 2nd century AD. See Al Alam Palace, a ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos, as one of six royal residences of the ruling monarch with over 200 years of history. Enjoy shops at the Muttrah Souk, a traditional Arab market; selling Omani and Indian artifacts, antiques, textile, and jewelry. (Tours and lunch included)
  • 16
    3/10 DUBAI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Our cruise ship arrives in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Get ready to stand on top of the world’s largest building Burj Khalifa, at 555 meters high, with 169 stories; you will be traveling at 10 meters per second as you make your vertical ascent to the observation deck. Once on top, you will be welcomed by a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city, desert, and ocean. Shop around the Gold and Spice Souq. Dubai is known for gold and this souq is the reason many people come to Dubai. (Tours included)
  • 17
    3/11 ABU DHABI - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Today we arrive in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. This city sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Our first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It was initiated by the late president of the U.A.E. who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. Be hungry, and enjoy delicious lunch at the Emirates Palace, a 7-star hotel believed to be the world’s most expensive hotel, with rooms made of silver, gold, and marble. Afterwards, we will return to Dubai, and visit Palm Island, two artificial islands that is shaped like a palm tree, topped by a crescent. Explore Dubai Museum, where you can experience the tradition way of life of an Emirate of Dubai. After dinner, you will head to the airport for your safe flight back home. (Tour, lunch, dinner included)