Temples, Tombs & Tropical Islands
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Black Watch • W170251
You're sure to be enthralled from the outset on this stunning sailing, with some of the world's most recognisable sights presenting themselves in Singapore. Savour the highlights such as Raffles Hotel and the Garden by the Bay before setting sail to Port Klang. From here you can tour to the vast, bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur and discover must-visit, world-famous landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Sze Ya, Sri Mariamman Temple and the iconic Petronas Towers. Then you'll sail to Thailand and Sri Lanka where unforgettable sights and experiences await. You could top-up your tan on the palm-lined, white-sands of Phuket; visit beautiful National Parks on tours from Hambantota for the chance to see elephants up-close; and explore the bustling bazaars of Colombo. In the Maldives your dreams of pure bliss will come to life at the postcard-perfect, sun-drenched islands of Uligamu and Utheemu.
Next you’ll have the chance to haggle for souvenirs such as gold, silver and genuine frankincense in huge souks, see the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Palace and explore the archaeological sites of Al Balid and Samhuram in Salalah, Oman before sailing onwards to Egypt. Four days in the fascinating country begins with a call into Safaga, where tours to the remarkable temple of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings are not to be missed. Then after a short stay in sunny Sharm el-Sheikh, you will sail along the impressive Suez Canal – one of the great cruise experiences – to Alexandria, which is perfectly placed for tours to the Pyramids of Giza – the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before finally arriving in Southampton, you’ll also enjoy a call into Valletta – the stunning scenic capital of Malta – and the marvellous Spanish city of Malaga.
Prior to joining Black Watch, take advantage of exploring this beguiling city with our two-night hotel stay in the heart of Singapore, on our Pre-Cruise Holiday Extension. Surely the best way to start your cruise holiday!
Our Around the World Cruise Sector Tours Programme has been carefully and expertly created to offer guests the chance to experience the very best of each incredible destination on this epic voyage. View the Tours Programme now to find out more and start planning your very own tour itinerary.
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Please note, three for two and tips covered offers are not combinable with Anchor fares.
Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationMarch 2017Sun 19Singapore
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture. Try the tantalizing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 20Late PMSingapore
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cruising, arts and architecture. Try the tantalizing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 21Early AMLate NightKuala Lumpur, (Port Klang), Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, (Port Klang), Malaysia
Port Klang is the country’s largest seaport and renowned for excellent seafood. Nearby is the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. This incredibly diverse city is full of multicultural character with a backdrop of incredible urban landscapes and a skyline dominated by the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 23Early AMLate PMPhuket, Thailand
Idyllic Phuket is surrounded by clear blue waters and spectacular beaches. Edged by palm trees they are soft, clean and sandy. Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the island’s cultural heritage, including visits to the temple of Wat Chalong, the Big Buddha, Phuket Market and Old Phuket.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Phuket, Thailand must do
On this tour we can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing drive before visiting one of the island’s most famous temples, Wat Chalong, and the Big Buddha, an impressive 45-metre high statue visible from over half of the city.View all shore tours for this port >Sun 26Early AMLate NightHambantota, Sri Lanka
Hambantota, Sri Lanka
The tranquil city of Hambantota, tucked in the south east corner of Sri Lanka, is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Worth a visit are the temples at Kataragama and the Bundala National Park, home to lagoons, beaches and forestry with over 200 species of birds, including the Greater Flamingo.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 27Early AMLate NightColombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Colombo, Sri Lanka must do
Wed 29Early AMUligamu, Maldives
- Discover the colourful capital of Sri Lanka
- Admire the patchwork of markets, gardens and buildings that make Colombo a fascinating city
- Visit the Colombo Museum – home to a collection that showcases the country’s fascinating history
Famous as the home to some stunning beaches, the Maldives give a taste of paradise that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. The quiet, tranquil waters call for you to explore life under the sea, including coral reefs and tropical fish. The ideal location to relax.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 30Early AMUligamu, Maldives
Famous as the home to some stunning beaches, the Maldives give a taste of paradise that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. The quiet, tranquil waters call for you to explore life under the sea, including coral reefs and tropical fish. The ideal location to relax.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 30Early AMLate PMUtheemu, Maldives
Visit the idyllic, daydream islands of the Maldives, where palmfringed beaches and vibrant coral reefs gently call for your attention. Utheemu Island holds a special historical significance as the birthplace of the country’s greatest hero, Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu. Check out the well-preserved wooden palace that he lived in.Read more about this port and its shore tours >April 2017Mon 03Early AMLate PMSalalah, Oman
Capital of Oman’s southern region, Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’, is famous for its trade in frankincense. The city’s must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Palace and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 08Early AMLate NightSafaga
Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Safaga must do
Sun 09Early AMEarly PMSharm el Sheikh, Egypt
- Discover the old capital of Egypt, Luxor
- Admire the sacred Valley of the Kings
- Relax and take stock of the day whilst dining on a traditional wooden sailing boat
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 10Early AMLate NightCruising the Suez Canal
Cruising the Suez Canal
Taking a journey along the Suez Canal - one of the world's most impressive man-made waterways - and it may seem as if you are sailing through the heart of the desert itself. Stretching over 101 miles, the Canal crosses the Isthmus of Suez dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea and is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 11Early AMLate NightAlexandria, Egypt
In Alexandria and the surrounding area, the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Alexandria, Egypt must do
Enjoy a visit to the impressive Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx before relaxing onboard a traditional riverboat for lunch.View all shore tours for this port >Fri 14Early AMLate PMValletta, Malta
A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 17Early AMLate PMMalaga
In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 21Early AMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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