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Sailings
73 Nights World
departing from Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
Cruise Line Seabourn Cruise Line
Ship Seabourn Sojourn
Departing Fri, Mar 25, 2022
Return Port Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Ports of Call Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan | Okinawa (Naha), Japan | Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan (Kyongju), South...
Seabourn Cruise Line
Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan | Okinawa (Naha), Japan | Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan | Hiroshima, Japan | Busan (Kyongju), South Korea | Cheju City, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Shanghai, China | Putuoshan Island, China | Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam | Sanya, China | Da Nang, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ko Kood, Thailand | Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand | Singapore, Singapore | Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Penang, Malaysia | Langkawi, Malaysia | Phuket, Thailand | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Male, Maldives | Salalah, Oman | Safaga (Luxor, Karnak), Egypt | Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt | Aqaba, Jordan | Haifa, Israel | Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece | Mykonos, Greece | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $38,999 USD $534.23 USD per day
    $45,999 USD $630.12 USD per day
Port charges of $4,964 included. Taxes and fees of $2,605 are not included.
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Fri, Mar 25, 2022 KEELUNG (TAIPEI), TAIWAN CHECK IN STARTS AT 0200P VISA REQ FOR SOME -- 5:00 pm
    Sat, Mar 26, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, Mar 27, 2022 NAHA, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Mar 28, 2022 AMAMI (NAZE), AMAMI OSHIMA, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, Mar 29, 2022 KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 11:00 pm
    Wed, Mar 30, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Mar 31, 2022 HIROSHIMA, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 01, 2022 NAGATO, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Apr 02, 2022 IZUHARA, TSUSHIMA, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 11:00 pm
    Sun, Apr 03, 2022 BUSAN (PUSAN), SOUTH KOREA OVERNIGHT 8:00 am --
    Mon, Apr 04, 2022 BUSAN (PUSAN), SOUTH KOREA -- 6:00 pm
    Tue, Apr 05, 2022 JEJU (CHEJU) CITY, SOUTH KOREA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 06, 2022 NAGASAKI, JAPAN OVERNIGHT VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am --
    Thu, Apr 07, 2022 NAGASAKI, JAPAN VISA REQ FOR SOME -- 6:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 08, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, Apr 09, 2022 SHANGHAI, CHINA SUBJECT TO TIDAL CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT VISA REQUIRED 7:00 am --
    Sun, Apr 10, 2022 SHANGHAI, CHINA SUBJECT TO TIDAL CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT VISA REQUIRED -- --
    Mon, Apr 11, 2022 SHANGHAI, CHINA SUBJECT TO TIDAL CONDITIONS VISA REQUIRED -- 4:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 11, 2022 CRUISING THE YANGTZE ESTUARY CRUISING ONLY -- --
    Tue, Apr 12, 2022 ZHUJIAJIAN (PUTUOSHAN), CHINA VISA REQUIRED 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 13, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Apr 14, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Apr 15, 2022 HONG KONG, CHINA OVERNIGHT 7:00 am --
    Sat, Apr 16, 2022 HONG KONG, CHINA -- 11:00 pm
    Sun, Apr 17, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, Apr 18, 2022 HALONG BAY, VIETNAM TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM OVERNIGHT VISA REQUIRED 8:00 am --
    Tue, Apr 19, 2022 HALONG BAY, VIETNAM TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM VISA REQUIRED -- 3:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 20, 2022 SANYA (HAINAN), CHINA VISA REQUIRED 10:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Apr 21, 2022 DA NANG (HUE), VIETNAM VISA REQUIRED 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Apr 22, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, Apr 23, 2022 HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON), VIETNAM SUBJECT TO TIDAL CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT VISA REQUIRED 9:00 am --
    Sun, Apr 24, 2022 HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON), VIETNAM SUBJECT TO TIDAL CONDITIONS SUBJECT TO DAYLIGHT HOURS VISA REQUIRED -- 4:00 pm
    Mon, Apr 25, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Apr 26, 2022 SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA VISA REQUIRED 7:00 am 8:00 pm
    Wed, Apr 27, 2022 KO KOOD, THAILAND TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM VISA REQUIRED 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, Apr 28, 2022 LAEM CHABANG (BANGKOK), THAILAND OVERNIGHT VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am --
    Fri, Apr 29, 2022 LAEM CHABANG (BANGKOK), THAILAND VISA REQ FOR SOME -- 6:00 pm
    Sat, Apr 30, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, May 01, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 02, 2022 SINGAPORE OVERNIGHT 7:00 am --
    Tue, May 03, 2022 SINGAPORE -- 3:00 pm
    Wed, May 04, 2022 PORT KLANG (KUALA LUMPUR), MALAYSIA 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, May 05, 2022 PENANG, MALAYSIA 10:00 am 11:00 pm
    Fri, May 06, 2022 PORTO MALAI, LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, May 07, 2022 PHUKET, THAILAND VISA REQ FOR SOME 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sun, May 08, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 09, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, May 10, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, May 11, 2022 COLOMBO, SRI LANKA OVERNIGHT VISA REQUIRED 6:00 am --
    Thu, May 12, 2022 COLOMBO, SRI LANKA VISA REQUIRED -- 11:00 pm
    Fri, May 13, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, May 14, 2022 MALE, MALDIVES TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM OVERNIGHT 8:00 am --
    Sun, May 15, 2022 MALE, MALDIVES TENDER REQ'D; WC ACC LIM -- 5:00 pm
    Mon, May 16, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, May 17, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Wed, May 18, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, May 19, 2022 SALALAH, OMAN 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, May 20, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sat, May 21, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, May 22, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, May 23, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, May 24, 2022 SAFAGA, EGYPT OVERNIGHT 6:00 am --
    Wed, May 25, 2022 SAFAGA, EGYPT -- 10:00 pm
    Thu, May 26, 2022 SHARM EL SHEIK, EGYPT 5:30 am 8:00 pm
    Fri, May 27, 2022 AQABA (FOR PETRA), JORDAN 7:00 am 8:00 pm
    Sat, May 28, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Sun, May 29, 2022 ENTER SUEZ CANAL AT SUEZ CRUISING ONLY TRANSIT TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE 6:00 am 6:00 am
    Sun, May 29, 2022 TRANSIT THE SUEZ CANAL CRUISING ONLY -- --
    Sun, May 29, 2022 EXIT SUEZ CANAL AT PORT SAID CRUISING ONLY TRANSIT TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
    Mon, May 30, 2022 HAIFA (TEL AVIV), ISRAEL OVERNIGHT 10:00 am --
    Tue, May 31, 2022 HAIFA (TEL AVIV), ISRAEL -- 8:00 pm
    Wed, Jun 01, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Thu, Jun 02, 2022 AGIOS NIKOLAOS, CRETE, GREECE 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Jun 03, 2022 MYKONOS, GREECE 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Sat, Jun 04, 2022 KUSADASI (EPHESUS), TURKEY 7:00 am 11:00 pm
    Sun, Jun 05, 2022 AT SEA -- --
    Mon, Jun 06, 2022 PIRAEUS (ATHENS), GREECE 6:00 am --
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Seabourn Cruise Line
General

At Seabourn, we are passionate about travel. We believe that traveling for pleasure has a redemptive power that enriches people's lives. And we believe that people should travel well.

Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed -- elegant, yet casual -- sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Our ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Its fleet of intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 458 and 600 guests each, sail to the world's most desirable destinations at their peak seasons. On board, guests are served by an award-wining crew. Seabourn's ships attract accomplished people who enjoy traveling well, and sharing fun and adventures with other interesting people. A great many of them have found the Seabourn cruise experience to be their preferred method of travel, and return regularly to sail with us again and again. We would welcome the opportunity to explore whether that might be true for you.

In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as "a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment." Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 458 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites. Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011. Our first 600 passenger ship, Seabourn Encore, was delivered in 2016 and a second 600-passenger ship, Seabourn Ovation delivered in Spring 2018.

Our expanded fleet allows us to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travelers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in our wide world you want to travel, we offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease -- to travel well -- aboard the best small ships in the world.

We would be honored to have you travel with us on your next journey.

Ship
Seabourn Sojourn
Overview

Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is Seabourn Square, an ingenious "living room" that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks.

Bars & Entertainment

The Club
Open for afternoon tea then transforms into a dance club in the evening. Socialize while enjoying cocktails, live music, and great company.

Sky Bar / Grill
The Sky Bar is a place to enjoy a refreshing tropical beverage during the day, or an evening cocktail under the stars.

Observation Bar
Stunning lounge with a bar and panoramic views. Enjoy Coffee and Tea served every morning, and drinks before or after dinner.

The Patio Bar
Offering the perfect setting for a sunny afternoon, the Pool Patio has everything you need for a day spent unwinding. The swimming pool is surrounded by a sundeck with chaise lounges, shaded seating, two large whirlpool spas, and is within steps of the Patio Grill and Patio Bar.

Seabourn Square
A place to enjoy your newspaper or to socialize with your fellow passengers, Seabourn Square is what you're looking for.

Shops
Whether you're buying souvenirs for your friends at home or want a memento of your vacation, our Shops will have what you need. Shop for fashion and cosmetics at The Boutique, jewelry and fine watches at The Collection, or logo cruisewear at the Shop.


Dining

The Restaurant
Before Seabourn, open-seating dining on a cruise ship was unheard of. Come when you like, with whom you please, and be seated as you wish. The room is beautiful, the cuisine is exquisite, and the service is simultaneously flawless, friendly and fun.

The Grill by Thomas Keller
Inspired by the classic American chophouse, The Grill focuses on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests setting foot inside the elegant dining room will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes as well as a range of other steakhouse favorites like Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach, presented a la carte. The timeless menu will draw on the freshest products from artisan purveyors. A cocktail program and wine list of domestic and old world labels complement the menu.

The Colonnade
Our more casual, indoor/outdoor alternative, features an open kitchen, lavish buffets or table service for breakfasts and lunch, and serves regionally themed, bistro-style dinners with table service nightly. At The Colonnade, special theme nights feature Chef Keller-influenced dinners that pay homage to his American childhood. His interpretations of classic comfort dishes, such as Clam Bake and BBQ Ribs will be served family-style on platters to complement the essence of sharing in a relaxed spirit of fun and togetherness.

The Patio
Relaxed poolside dining offering luncheon buffets, salads, soups, grilled specialties and freshly baked pizza. Dinners feature a full menu in an alfresco setting. For The Patio, Chef Keller has developed exclusively for us, a signature Napa burger, as well as an artisanal hot dog dubbed the Yountwurst, named for the hometown of The French Laundry, Ad Hoc, and the original Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery.

Earth & Ocean
Each evening, our skilled Earth & Ocean chefs create an imaginative array of fresh, inventive dishes - a sophisticated menu celebrating eclectic traditional flavors from around the world, served in a relaxed setting under the stars for a distinctive dining experience unlike any other on board.

In-Suite Dining
Seabourn is pleased to offer a varied menu available around the clock for service in your suite. You may also order dinner from The Restaurant menu and have your meal served, course by course, in your suite or on your veranda.


Activities

Card Room
Many veteran cruisers specifically choose cruises that provide at least a few days at sea. The Card Room is a great choice for the sea-loving cruiser who craves that languorous feeling of lazy leisure. There will be loads of on board activities during those days, including a great game of bridge.

Fitness Center
Our Fitness Center features high performance Technogym equipment for cardio and strength training. We also offer a series of complimentary classes including yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. Or, if personal attention is preferred, our personal trainers will design a nutrition and exercise plan that will help you achieve results. Based on your body’s particular needs, this personalized session will expose you to the wellness program that works best with your body. Aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest you may try the Kinesis System. Using a tri-dimensional pulley system, our personal trainers will guide you through a series of exercises designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength.

Pool
Offering the perfect setting for a sunny afternoon, the swimming pool is surrounded by an expansive sundeck with chaise lounges, shaded seating, two large whirlpool spas, and is within steps of the Patio Grill. Sun loungers and cabanas are arrayed in a mix of sun and shade. A stage provides occasional live music for dancing.

Salon
All Seabourn ships offer a full-service Beauty Salon offering all traditional salon services including hairstyling, cut and color. Some of our favorites include the Fire and Ice Manicure and Pedicure using a combination of therapeutic cooling gels and the warmth of massage with a heated stone. The Elemis Sole Delight Foot Treatment with Pedicure, a rejuvenating therapy using warmed aromatherapy oils and the decadence of milk protein. Or, try the Elemis Frangipani Conditioning Hair and Scalp Ritual, used for centuries in Tahiti to soften the skin and hair.

Seabourn Conversations
Enjoy fascinating Seabourn Conversations sessions with guest experts from the fields of arts, history, science, and more.

Spa & Wellness
Seabourn’s Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil is the first-ever program of its kind at sea. Seabourn has partnered with Dr. Weil, a visionary pioneer in integrative medicine, whose groundbreaking research and bestselling books combine physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. Each Seabourn ship's Mindful Living Coach is a certified yoga and meditation practitioner who will inspire and educate guests with orientations, seminars and classes during the voyage. Guests who participate in the Mindful Living Program will have their cruise experiences further enhanced by a holistic mind and body perspective. With Dr. Weil's guidance, our fleet-wide mindful living curriculum delivers an even greater degree of mind and body balance, ensuring that guests can break away, relax and rejuvenate while they travel, and offering them an experience that will continue to enrich their lives long after their voyage.

Sun Terrace
Sun Terrace with double sun loungers.

Whirlpool
A breathtaking ocean vista will dazzle your senses on the pool deck. Boasting a prime location, this picturesque area presents you with the opportunity to soak up some rays during the afternoon, or socialize in the whirlpool in the evening.


Ship Facts
  • Registry: The Bahamas
  • Crew: 330
  • Length: 650 feet
  • Maiden voyage: June 2010
  • Guest capacity: 458
  • Tonnage: 32,000
  • Breadth: 84 feet
  • Cruising speed: 19 knots
  • Refurbished: Newly built
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A Ocean View Suite
    A1 Ocean View Suite
    GR Grand Wintergarden Suite
    OB Veranda Guarantee
    OS Ocean View Guarantee
    OW Owner's Suite
    PH Penthouse Suite
    PS Penthouse Spa Suite
    RB Guarantee Category
    RR Guarantee Category
    SA Guarantee Category
    SS Signature Suite
    SV Guarantee Category
    V1 Veranda Suite
    V2 Veranda Suite
    V3 Veranda Suite
    V4 Veranda Suite
    V5 Veranda Suite
    V6 Veranda Suite
    WG Wintergarden Suite
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Obstructed port side view with larger veranda overlooking the center pool
    Partially Obstructed View
    Elevator
    Suite 830 Third Guest capacity for Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest only
    Third Guest Capacity Suite
    The veranda railings in categories V1 and V2 are part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail
    Suites 550, 664, 665, 1012, 1023, 1025, 1132, 1191 are wheelchair accessible—roll-in shower only, wheelchair-accessible doorways. Suite 1012 also has a tub.
    Self Service Launderette
    Shower Only
    Suites 502-507 and 745-746 have smaller verandas
    Connecting Suites
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Deck Eleven

Deck Eleven
Destination
World
What can you say about going on a cruise around the world? Only in the movies? Only in dreams? Well, in this case reality may just be mimicking art. The trip of a lifetime is available right now.

From one end of this great earth to the other, you''ll travel via the luxury of a cruise ship. Be pampered on board as your home-at-sea makes its way through international waters to far away places.
Ports of Call
Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
City Keelung

Across the Formosa Strait from mainland China is the bustling port of Keelung, on the island of Taiwan. Just 20 miles inland is Taipei, the national capital, one of the most prosperous cities in Asia. Marvel at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Grand Hotel, and the National Palace Museum, with its art treasures from Beijing''s Forbidden City.

Okinawa (Naha), Japan
City Naha

Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan
City Kagoshima

This large city is an excursion base from which to explore the dramatic coastlines, national parks and volcanic mountains of Kyushu, Japan's third largest island. Mount Sakurajima, an active volcano, can be reached by ferry. To the north, Kirishima-Yaku National Park is a scenic area of smoking volcanoes, craters and lakes. South of the city, Ibusuki, the island's most popular seaside resort, welcomes kimono-clad bathers to its sandy beaches and warm, underwater springs.

Hiroshima, Japan
City Hiroshima

Set on a bay in the Inland Sea, Hiroshima was the infamous site of the first atomic bomb explosion of August, 1945. But perhaps the best reason to visit Hiroshima is the enchanting island of Miyajima with its famous Itsukushima Shinto shrine, considered one of Japan's three most beautiful sights. Its famous torii stands just offshore, a tall, vermilion-colored symbol of Japan, which appears to float during high tide.

Busan (Kyongju), South Korea
City Pusan

Korea''s "museum without walls" is akin only to China in its depth and cultural wonder. From Pusan, you can journey to the ancient Silla capital of Kyongju, a dynasty which reigned in Korea for almost a thousand years. Today this small provincial town is virtually a museum without walls, dotted with many splendid ruins. Nearby, the forested mountains and valleys shelter hundreds of beautiful Buddhist shrines including the renowned Sokkuram Grotto, and Tongdosa and Pulguksa Temples. Pusan is also a shopper''s mecca and Korea''s vital southern link to Japanese and American trade.

Cheju City, South Korea
City Cheju City

Nagasaki, Japan
City Nagasaki

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Shanghai, China
City Shanghai

From opium wars to junks and barges, images of Shanghai flood the senses. The real Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers and art deco buildings, honking traffic and shopping crowds. But once you enter China's largest city, you'll find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, the Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Putuoshan Island, China

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
City Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the cosmopolitan hub of the Far East. This former British colony reverted to Chinese control in 1997, yet the culture-rich atmosphere remains. See the Wong Tai Sin Temple, tour local markets and the floating village of Aberdeen. Take the Tram to the top of Victoria Peak for one of the world''s most exciting views, or cross the harbor aboard one of the famous Star Ferries. After shopping and exploring, enjoy high tea at the favored retreat of many world travelers-the Peninsula Hotel.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
City Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay rest right above the Red River Delta and is covered by beautiful green seas. Halong Bay is the most beautiful sight to see, it''s also covered with over 3,000 one of a kind mountainous islands. These mountainous islands are known for their dolomite and limestone rock symmetry. Legend tells it that this very bay was formed when a large dragon hurtled to earth before history was recorded. By the carvings and formation of the lime stones, the legend doesn''t seem too unbelievable.

Besides the legend that Halong Bay holds, this bay also possesses a couple tourist attractions. One of the sights to see would be the large caves that can be found in some of the larger islands. The caves add a little spunk to a extensive, laid back boat ride. Even though you''ll need to take a couple safety precautions while inside of the caves, it doesn''t take any excitement from the things to be seen.

Sanya, China
City Sanya

Da Nang, Vietnam
City Da Nang

Today this lovely town on the South China Sea reflects the peaceful era of pre-war Indochina. And up the coast, the grand Thien Mu Pagoda and stately Tu Duc Tomb welcome you to Hue, Vietnam's ancient royal capital, on the banks of the Perfume River.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
City Ho Chi Minh City

After 20 years of isolation, this history-laden Vietnamese capital will charm and fascinate you with her vibrant sights. Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a blend of magnificent French colonial architecture set against spacious boulevards thronged with trishaws, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Leave time to shop in the Ben Thanh Market or wander in the landmark Reunification Hall. The more adventurous may opt for an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong in hiding from Allied troops.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia
City Sihanoukville

Ko Kood, Thailand
City Ko Kood

Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
City Laem Chabang

Singapore, Singapore
City Singapore

One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
City Port Klang

Malaysia's capital rises like a vision from the deep jungles. Its fascinating array of architectural styles includes Malay stilt villages, Islamic minarets, Hindu temples, Chinese shop houses and the indescribable opulence of the Royal Palace. In the background rise the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers completed in 1996.

Penang, Malaysia
City George Town

The swirl of Batik in eastern bazaars, the cascade of waterfalls in the Botanical Gardens, jungle-clad hills ringed by golden beaches, these are the images you will take from Penang. This lovely resort island and its bustling capital of Georgetown are the picture of Malaysian diversity. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Kek Lok Si, one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. See the ornate Khoo Kongsi, and old Chinese clan house; and an 18th century British fortress. Enjoy the Chinese embroidery and Malay daggers in the Penang Museum, or marvel at the Penang Bridge (third longest in the world).

Langkawi, Malaysia
City Langkawi

Phuket, Thailand
City Phuket

Set like a jewel in the Andaman Sea, Thailand's largest island has great expanses of sandy beaches that lure sun-seekers to their shores, and a unique culture combining influences from China and Portugal. Visit the fabled monastery of Wat Chalong, the Orchard Garden and the Thai Village, where examples of the country's culture are presented in a tranquil lakeside setting.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
City Colombo

Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka means "Resplendent Land," an apt description for this beautiful island. Sri Lanka lies fifty-five miles north of the equator, just off the southern tip of India. With its unique beauty, warm climate and near-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most adored destinations. Since the sixteenth century, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their architectural and cultural marks in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Yet despite its colonial architecture, Sri Lanka has always remained Oriental in spirit, with colorful bazaars, dancing elephants, graceful women in saris, and many Buddhist shrines and temples.

Male, Maldives
City Male

The Maldives are the vision of a castaway paradise with a garland of 2,000 coral atolls crowned with coco palms floating in the Indian Ocean. Their houses are built from blocks cut from the surrounding coral. Taste the golden coconut candy that is their passion, snorkel in the clear waters, see an astounding variety of fish, or soar by helicopter to a nearby isle.

Salalah, Oman
City Salalah

Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quar... Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.

Safaga (Luxor, Karnak), Egypt
City Safaga

Situated on the Red Sea along the East Coast of Egypt, Safaga serves as a gateway to the magnificent antiquities of Luxor and Karnak. Site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, Luxor has a history which goes back to 2000 B.C. Like Babylon and Nineveh, it was considered one of the great cities of the ancient world, but of the three it is only here that the splendor survives. Marvel at the massive columns and statues. Stroll down the Avenue of the Sphinxes to the grand ceremonial gateway of the Temple of Amun-Ra. Sail across the Nile to the Valley of the Kings, sacred burial ground of the Pharaohs.

Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt
City Sharm El Sheikh

This small town at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, is known for its spectacular dive sites in the coral reefs of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. With its strategic geographical position, Sharm El Sheikh became the gathering place for ancient nomadic tribes and a pivotal site for several biblical events; Mount Horeb is said to be the ancient Mount Sinai where Moses encountered the Burning Bush and received the Ten Commandments from God. Beyond the beaches of the coast you can find the world-famous treasures of St. Catherine's Monastery on a full-day tour, or follow caravan trails to the Monder Valley desert for snacks and tea in a Bedouin tent.

Aqaba, Jordan
City Aqaba

Haifa, Israel
City Haifa

A lovely seaport in its own right, Haifa is a departure point for Tel Aviv and Holy Land sightseeing. Jerusalem beckons with the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall. Jericho, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and the crusader city of Acre are also within reach.

Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
City Aghios Nikolaos

Also spelt Ayios Nikolaos. On the Isle of Crete.

Mykonos, Greece
City Mykonos

The narrow passageways of Mykonos are a twisted maze of whitewashed houses, miniature churches, lazy windmills, and tiny cafes serving up Greek specialties. Sample the freshest squid or lobster just snatched from the blue Aegean Sea, or shop for typical flokati rugs.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
City Kusadasi

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece
City Piraeus

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. In a single day, you can climb the hill of the Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and then find a welcoming taverna for some spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and with luck, energetic Greek dancing.

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