Cruise the ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’ with Tauck
An 11-day cruise combined with land-based explorations of both Hong Kong and Singapore has been announced by Tauck on the new luxury small ship, Le Soéal. Tauck’s new ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’ itinerary, priced from AU$9,990pp, will kick-off with an included two-night exploration of Hong Kong featuring accommodation at the Kowloon Shangri-La with guided sightseeing, and it will conclude with a two-night stay in Singapore, also with in-depth guided sightseeing, and accommodation at the Marina Bay Sands. Throughout their journey, Tauck guests will enjoy a wide array of unique experiences highlighting the history and culture of Southeast Asia.
Between stays in Hong Kong and Singapore, Tauck guests will spend 11 days cruising aboard Le Soléal with ports of call including Hai Phong, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
In Vietnam, guests will embark on a day trip to explore Hanoi, sail on Ha Long Bay aboard a traditional junk, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son. Guests will also tour the Cao Dai Temple in Da Nang, experience daily life at a Vietnamese school and a local farmer’s home, and explore historic, sprawling Ho Chi Minh City. Tauck guests will also experience Singapore’s rich multiculturalism during tours of its Chinatown, Little India and Little Arabia neighbourhoods, and explore its history during a visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Tauck’s ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’ journey is priced from $9,990 per person (double occupancy, plus air), with southbound departures scheduled for October 28th and November 19th, and a reverse-itinerary, northbound departure slated for November 8th. Each departure is virtually all-inclusive, with all shore excursions, gratuities, port charges, airport transfers, luggage handling, onboard alcoholic drinks and much more built into the price.
The ‘Treasures of Southeast Asia’ itinerary is the latest collaboration between Tauck and Compagnie Du Ponant, the French small ship cruise line that owns Le Soléal and a number of other ships featured on Tauck’s ocean cruises, including Le Soléal’s sister ships L’Austral and Le Boréal, as well as the 60-passenger Le Ponant. Tauck is Compagnie Du Ponant’s largest single customer, and Kiki Tauck Mahar, wife of Tauck CEO Dan Mahar, is serving as the official godmother to Le Soléal.