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Safaris, Shrines & Souks-Bangkok To Lisbon Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 16th Apr 2022
  • Oceania Cruises Insignia
  • 59 Night Cruise From Bangkok
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Itinerary

  • Bangkok
  • Ko Samui
  • Singapore
  • Phuket
  • Yangon, Burma
  • Cochin
  • Mangalore
  • Male
  • Mahe
  • La Digue, Seychelles
  • Zanzibar
  • Nosey Be
  • Mayotte
  • Maputo
  • Richard's Bay, South Africa
  • Mossel Bay
  • Cape Town
  • Luderitz
  • Walvis Bay
  • Sao Tome
  • Lome
  • Takoradi
  • Abidjan
  • Banjul
  • Dakar
  • Sao Vicente
  • Tenerife
  • Lanzarote
  • Agadir
  • Lisbon

What's Included

  • Luxurious accommodation in stylish staterooms on board Mid-sized, elegant ships
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and speciality coffees
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wireless internet access
  • Overseas Shuttle Service on selected journeys
  • Concierge Level Staterooms with exclusive Privileges including access to Concierge Lounge
  • 24-hour Butler service and additional amenities in Penthouse Suites and above including: Priority embarkation & luggage delivery, in-suite dining, garment pressing & shoe shine service & welcome bottle of Champagne
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – Receive best price guarantee & no-penalty cancellations
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

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Day 1 - Bangkok

Arrive: Sat 16 April 2022 / Depart: Sat 16 April 2022 at 17:00

Indulge your senses in the city's fabulous golden temples and palaces, the royal barges and the Emerald Buddha. Explore the hidden city of teak mansions and lovely gardens or learn about Thai culture. The Royal Palace, familiar to many as the scene of the true story of Anna and the King of Siam, is a massive complex of carved and gilded buildings still used by the Thai royal family. Or visit the home of Jim Thompson, former spy and promoter of the local silk industry who disappeared mysteriously.

Day 2 - Ko Samui

Arrive: Sun 17 April 2022 at 10:00 / Depart: Sun 17 April 2022 at 18:00

Explore this idyllic, forested island and its pristine beaches. Visit the giant Buddha at Wat Phra Yai, the elephant camp where these intelligent animals display their work skills and a plantation where monkeys harvest coconuts. Head to the interior and see majestic cascading waterfalls and how rubber trees are tapped. Enjoy the gorgeous beaches.

Day 3 - Gulf of Thailand Cruising

Day 4 - Singapore

Arrive: Tue 19 April 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Tue 19 April 2022 at 21:00

Discover a delightful city of contrasts, from its old Chinese quarter and colorful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers, famous Tiger Balm Gardens and magnificent National Orchid Garden. Stroll along the Esplanade. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River and a tri-shaw ride through town. Visit the Kranji Memorial and Changi Chapel and Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives here during World War II.

Day 5 - Cruising the Strait of Malacca

Day 6 - Phuket

Arrive: Thu 21 April 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 21 April 2022 at 18:00

Experience the many aspects of beautiful Phuket, from its lush landscape and gorgeous beaches to its 19th century Chinese and Western architecture and stunning temples. Visit the fascinating Sea Shell Museum, see the ornate Wat Chalong, watch elephants go through their paces at the elephant camp, and explore the unique and breathtaking Phang Nga National Park. Or just play on one of the island's fabulous beaches.

Day 7 - Andaman Sea Cruising

Day 8 - Yangon, Burma

Arrive: Sat 23 April 2022 at 08:00

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 9 - Yangon, Burma

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 10 - Yangon, Burma

Depart: Mon 25 April 2022 at 15:00

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 11 - Bay of Bengal Cruising

Day 12 - Bay of Bengal Cruising

Day 13 - Laccadive Sea Cruising

Day 14 - Cochin

Arrive: Fri 29 April 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 29 April 2022 at 18:00

Discover the amazing contrasts of this cosmopolitan, Portuguese-founded city with its lovely colonial architecture, Dutch-style palaces, historic churches, Jewish quarter and huge Chinese fishing nets. Or explore tranquil canals by boat and see ancient villages, exquisite scenery, plantations and temples. See Indian cotton made in traditional fashion.

Day 15 - Mangalore

Arrive: Sat 30 April 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 30 April 2022 at 18:00

Enjoy the beautiful beaches on the Arabian Sea, watch the fishing boats and explore the city, especially the 10th century Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius College Chapel, the Sultan Battery, Light House Hill Garden, Mangala Devi Temple and the Jumma Masjid. See a traditional South Indian dance performance or perhaps encounter a festival honoring a local deity.

Day 16 - Laccadive Sea Cruising

Day 17 - Male

Arrive: Mon 02 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 02 May 2022 at 17:00

As the capital of the low-lying, coral-bed Maldives, winsome Malé is surrounded by a sea wall, where you might watch the fishing dhonis return with the day's catch. Also be sure to see Friday Mosque, a masterpiece of filigree-curved coral built in the mid-1600s, and the Mulee-aage Palace.

Day 18 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 19 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 20 - Mahe

Arrive: Thu 05 May 2022 at 15:00

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Day 21 - Mahe

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Day 22 - Mahe

Depart: Sat 07 May 2022 at 04:00

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Day 22 - La Digue, Seychelles

Arrive: Sat 07 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 07 May 2022 at 17:00

The most tranquil and relaxed of the Seychelles islands, La Digue allows you to step back in time, to appreciate a slower pace, to dive or snorkel the untouched reefs, enjoy the white sand beaches, hike into the stunning mountains of the interior for bird watching.

Day 23 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 24 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 25 - Zanzibar

Arrive: Tue 10 May 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 10 May 2022 at 17:00

The palm-fringed archipelago of Zanzibar lies about 20 miles off Tanzania. It's a sensual paradise of aromas from locally grown spices, vistas of idyllic beaches, and the sounds of commerce echoing through the Arabic alleyways of Stone Town. Don't miss the Anglican cathedral, built on the site of the slave market to commemorate its closing in 1873.

Day 26 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 27 - Nosey Be

Arrive: Thu 12 May 2022 at 10:00 / Depart: Thu 12 May 2022 at 18:00

Lying off the northern coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be (which means "Big Island" in Malagasy) contains seven volcanic lakes and is blanketed with fragrant flora such as ylang-ylang, frangipani and vanilla. Unusual wildlife flourishes here, as witnessed in Lokobe Nature Reserve, home to maki lemurs, chameleons and paradise flycatchers.

Day 28 - Mayotte

Arrive: Fri 13 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 13 May 2022 at 17:00

While the other islands of the fragrant Comoros (known as the "Perfume Islands") gained independence from France in 1975, Mayotte remained under French rule, and you'll welcome the influence. The Petit Terre district boasts fine patisseries, boutiques and art galleries, and there's a French flair everywhere.

Day 29 - Mozambique Channel Cruising

Day 30 - Mozambique Channel Cruising

Day 31 - Maputo

Arrive: Mon 16 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Mon 16 May 2022 at 17:00

Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo once again attracts the rich and famous, whom you may see while sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Hotel Polana. Maputo's struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism is recounted in local museums.

Day 32 - Richard's Bay, South Africa

Arrive: Tue 17 May 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Tue 17 May 2022 at 18:00

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Day 33 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 34 - Mossel Bay

Arrive: Thu 19 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 19 May 2022 at 17:00

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Day 35 - Cape Town

Arrive: Fri 20 May 2022 at 10:00

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Day 36 - Cape Town

Depart: Sat 21 May 2022 at 21:00

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Day 37 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 38 - Luderitz

Arrive: Mon 23 May 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 23 May 2022 at 17:00

You may want to pack a thesaurus when embarking on one of our African voyages, because descriptors such as exciting, awe-inspiring and breathtaking will only scratch the surface. From Mossel Bay to Mombasa and Lomé to La Digue, your journey will take you to destinations that many Westerners never get a chance to experience. Learn about everyday life in one of the tiny countries along the West African coast, or wonder at the incredible power and beauty of the animal kingdom on a safari in South Africa or a birdwatching excursion in the Seychelles. When you choose to travel in this region, you can be sure that your voyage will be extraordinary.

Day 39 - Walvis Bay

Arrive: Tue 24 May 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Tue 24 May 2022 at 19:00

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy.

Day 40 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 41 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 42 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 43 - Sao Tome

Arrive: Sat 28 May 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 28 May 2022 at 17:00

Off the beaten path, São Tomé and Principe is a tropical paradise that offers lush rainforests, birdwatching, secluded waterfalls and pristine, isolated beaches. Enjoy spectacular views on a hike to the peak of Pico de São Tomé, go in search of the 109 species of orchid that decorate the landscape, or marvel at the impressive Boca do Inferno blowhole.

Day 44 - Cruising the Gulf of Guinea

Day 45 - Lome

Arrive: Mon 30 May 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 30 May 2022 at 19:00

Wedged between a lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Togo's convivial, beach-rich capital of Lomé has emerged from its colonial past as pure African. For a glimpse of its history and unique Togolese art, visit the National Museum. The spired Lomé Cathedral is also noteworthy.

Day 46 - Takoradi

Arrive: Tue 31 May 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Tue 31 May 2022 at 19:00

The twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi was Ghana's first deepwater seaport and has prospered greatly. Still, the ambiance is rather laid-back, especially in the inviting beach areas. Monkey Hill, a tropical reserve for primates, lies in heart of city. Nearby Fort Orange was built by the Dutch in the 17th century and now serves as a lighthouse.

Day 47 - Abidjan

Arrive: Wed 01 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 01 June 2022 at 17:00

The Ivory Coast's largest city and former capital, skyscraper-studded Abidjan curves around placid Ebrié Lagoon. Being one of the world's largest French-speaking cities, it's often referred to as the "Paris of Africa." Abidjan's more affluent Le Plateau and Cocody neighborhoods exude a palpable European ambiance.

Day 48 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 49 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 50 - Banjul

Arrive: Sat 04 June 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Sat 04 June 2022 at 19:00

Although the capital of Gambia, Banjul remains one of Africa's smallest cities. Nestled on St. Mary's Island at the mouth of the Gambia River, it exudes a village-like atmosphere. Spend a carefree day admiring the 19th century architecture in MacCarthy Square or visiting the landmark King Fahad Mosque with its twin minarets.

Day 51 - Dakar

Arrive: Sun 05 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 05 June 2022 at 18:00

After three centuries of French rule, Dakar can't help but exude a certain French flair, especially architecturally. Senegalese attire tends to be rather formal and conservative, but the city is full of life. Art galleries are plentiful, the beaches inviting, and the views fantastic from the Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

Day 52 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 53 - Sao Vicente

Arrive: Tue 07 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 07 June 2022 at 18:00

Enjoy charming São Vicente and the amazing landscape here and on nearby Santo Antão. Stroll through town past vibrant markets and the replica of Lisbon’s Belem Tower. Visit the stark but lovely lunar-like beach at Catfish Bay. On Santo Antão see lush and rugged landscapes and picturesque villages.

Day 54 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 55 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 56 - Tenerife

Arrive: Fri 10 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 10 June 2022 at 21:00

Volcanic in origin, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. While in port, you'll notice the Auditorium of Tenerife, an amazing, organic structure that instantly became an icon when completed in 2003. Another modern landmark is the Oscar Domínguez Institute, a contemporary art gallery named after the 20th century surrealist. For a respite from the urban environment, visit the Palmetum, a botanical garden with more than 400 species of palms.

Day 57 - Lanzarote

Arrive: Sat 11 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 11 June 2022 at 17:00

Soft breezes caress this small volcanic island just 79 miles off the west coast of Africa. A land of contrasts: you can explore some of the world's most spectacular caves in the morning and relax on a white sand beach in the afternoon.

Day 58 - Agadir

Arrive: Sun 12 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 12 June 2022 at 18:00

Agadir is the capital of the Agadir Ida-U-Tanan Prefecture and of the Souss-Massa economic region. The majority of its inhabitants speak Amazigh language, one of the two official languages of Morocco. It was the locale for the Agadir Crisis of 1911 between France and Germany that presaged the First World War.

Day 59 - Atlantic Ocean Cruising

Day 60 - Lisbon

Arrive: Tue 14 June 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 14 June 2022

Visit the ornate Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery and stroll the narrow, winding streets of the charming Alfama district. Enjoy marvelous old Sintra, a royal country retreat, and Cascais, a beautiful seaside resort. Explore medieval Obidos or make a pilgrimage to Fatima, where the Virgin Mary appeared repeatedly to three shepherd children in 1917.

Insignia From Oceania Cruises

Following a dramatic re-inspiration, Insignia is now a completely transformed ship without peer. Each luxurious suite and stateroom is entirely new from floor to ceiling, including the bathrooms. The public spaces have been tastefully refreshed with a soft sea and sky palette of fabrics, designer furnishings and custom light fixtures that exquisitely showcase the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises. Insignia features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. From the bejeweled new chandeliers in the gracious Grand Dining Room to the beckoning Reception Hall, Insignia invites you to celebrate a rejuvenation so sweeping, you will find it positively unimaginable to resist her welcoming embrace.

Ship Cabins

Inside Stateroom

Beautifully re-designed with a modern flair, these private retreats boast 160 square feet of luxury. Highlights include a comfortable seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated minibar and plenty of storage. The ingenious use of space is complemented by the re-inspired decor. Inside Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Security safe

Ocean View (Obstructed View)

Centrally located on deck 6, these elegant 143-square-foot staterooms offer stylish furnishings and a panorama window with obstructed views. Features include a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, small breakfast table and an ample closet. Ocean View Stateroom Amenities: Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens Bulgari amenities Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Complimentary 24-hour room service Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe

Ocean View (Porthole)

The light from a classic porthole illuminates the stunning decor in these 165-square-foot staterooms, tastefully designed to maximize space and convenience. Enjoy a comfortable seating area with a sofa on which to stretch out, as well as a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini-bar. Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Complimentary 24-hour room service Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

Veranda Stateroom

Custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone finishes, supple upholstered headboards and chic lighting are just a few of the enhancements within these 216-square-foot staterooms that also boast our most popular luxury – a private teak veranda for watching the ever-changing panoramas. Conveniences within each stateroom include a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table and spacious seating area. Veranda Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Private teak veranda Twice daily maid service Complimentary 24-hour room service Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Bulgari amenities Handheld hair dryer Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu Security safe

Penthouse Suite

Our collection of 322-square-foot Penthouse Suites has been completely transformed with splendid new decor and exquisite furnishings in serene shades of the sea and sky. Spacious enough for private in-suite dining, the living area features a refrigerated mini-bar a vanity desk and the granite-clad bathroom is large enough for an indulgent walk-in shower. Relax on the beautifully furnished private teak veranda. Penthouse Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery 24-hour Butler service Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace Complimentary iPad Variety of Bulgari amenities Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++
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