Sail in the wake of James Bond with Cruise Express


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A four-masted barquentine and remote lagoons in Thailand made famous by James Bond star together in a new fly-cruise tour next April now on sale through Cruise Express.

The 12-night South East Asia Adventure includes a week-long cruise through Thailand’s tropical islands in the Andaman Sea aboard the 170-passenger schooner, Star Clipper. Boasting 16 billowing sails and masts up to 69 metres high, two pools, elegant restaurant, Edwardian library and gleaming brass, teak and mahogany, the sailing ship offers guests a relaxed fusion of romantic heritage and modern comfort.

The holiday package begins with a flight from Australia to Phuket on 27 April 2017, with two nights’ luxury accommodation and a welcome barbecue dinner on the beach. From Phuket, guests will board Star Clipper for a seven-night cruise to Singapore via some of Asia’s most beautiful islands, beaches and lagoons, beginning with the Similan Islands, renowned for their turquoise waters and white beaches.

Tracing the west coast of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand, Star Clipper will then take guests to the sheer limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay, made famous by the 1974 James Bond film, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

The more remote, jungle-clad and coral-ringed islands of Ko Adang – inhabited only by national park rangers – and Ko Hong appear next on the horizon, with passengers able to venture ashore to explore deserted coves, palm-lined beaches and hidden lagoons. Star Clipper will also call into the two colonial ports of Penang and Malacca in Malaysia.

Disembarking in Singapore, guests then spend two nights in a luxury hotel in Singapore, with a spectacular evening tour and farewell dinner included in the package.

Including return flights from Australia, the 12-night South East Asia Adventure Unique Journey is available from $4990 per person, twin-share, or from $6490 for solo travellers.

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