Singapore

Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of five million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.

Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

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Points of Interest

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Orchard Road
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Singapore River Cruise
  • Little India & Sultan Mosque
  • Singapore Zoo
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  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple

    Shop and dine on authentic dishes in lively Chinatown after immersing yourself in Hindu culture at the 19th-century Sri Mariamman and Thian Hock Keng Temples, the oldest and most popular in Singapore.

  • Botanic Gardens

    The Gardens epitomize the tropical island's luxuriant parks. Spread over 52 hectares, they offer a combination of untouched primary forest and specialty gardens, including the National Orchid Garden.

  • Raffles Hotel

    See the hotel that's been immortalized in novels and history books. Visit the Long Bar, home of the famed "Singapore Sling" and the Bar & Billiard Room, with its "Tiger under the Billiard Table."

  • Orchard Road

    Welcome to the shopping and entertainment hub of the city. Named after the orchards that covered the area until the 19th century, today you could spend hours shopping, eating and people-watching.

  • Jurong Bird Park

    With over 8,000 residents representing 600 species, this bird sanctuary is the largest in the world. Don't miss the huge walk in aviaries (one with giant waterfall) in a lush jungle setting.

  • Singapore River Cruise

    Climb aboard a bumboat and sail along the river that was once the city's main commercial lifeline. Today, the modern world combines with the idyllic charm of the quays, a union that is Singapore.

  • Little India & Sultan Mosque

    Inhale the spicy aromas of Little India, strolling past awe-inspiring structures like Veeramakaliamman Temple, and admire the prayer hall and gilded domes of Masjid Sultan, the great Sultan Mosque.

  • Singapore Zoo

    Considered among the best in the world, the zoo sits in a rainforest environment. Its "open concept" offers the opportunity to fully experience the animals and be inspired by the wonders of nature.

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City Drive, Chinatown & National Orchid Garden

3.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-200
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Orchard Road
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Botanic Gardens

Explore some of the most beautiful sights in Singapore. Climb aboard your motorcoach for a scenic ride through the streets of Singapore, passing the Istana (Presidential Palace), the world-famous Raffles Hotel, Parliament House and Shenton Way, the "Wall Street of Southeast Asia." After a photo stop atop Mt. Faber, you'll explore some of the country's more natural wonders at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden, the world's largest collection of orchids displayed in their full splendor. Your next stop is Chinatown where you'll can explore the shops and stalls as well as visit the 19th century Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in the city. Afterwards, you're free to remain in town, or simply return to your ship.

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River Cruise & Chinatown Walking Tour

3.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-380
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Singapore River Cruise

Explore Singapore's Chinese history and culture in a unique way. You begin by climbing aboard a bumboat for recorded narrated 30-minute cruise that offers you the history of the city as you cruise past the modern skyscrapers and restored shop-houses lining the riverbank. Docking at Calrke Quay, you'll take a short drive to the Fu Tak Chi Museum. At 184 years old, this temple and museum, one of the oldest temples in Singapore, now holds artifacts that depict the immigrant life of early Singaporeans. Reboard your motorcoach and journey to the center of Chinatown to the Sri Mariamman Temple. Built in 1827, it's the oldest Hindu Temple in the city. After your visit, you'll walk towards the Chinatown Heritage Centre to learn about Chinese people outside China, from their past to the present. Then enjoy free time to shop in Chinatown.

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Battlefields of Singapore

4.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-235

Specially trained guides will conduct this historic side of Singapore - The fall of Singapore marked one of the darkest days of World War II.
The fall of Singapore marked one of the darkest days of World War II.
Visit the Kranji War Memorial which is dedicated to the Allied servicemen and women who died defending Singapore, the Memorial's shape reflects the contributions made to the Allied cause by members of the navy, air force and army and the Memorial's 12 columns are inscribed with the names of over 24,000 servicemen missing in action.

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Debark Tour - Discover Singapore

4.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-960
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Singapore River Cruise

Maximize your cruise experience with a colorful, whirlwind city tour of spectacular Singapore that concludes at the airport. Board your motorcoach and begin your action-packed day at the city's pride and joy, the spectacular Singapore Botanic Gardens, a lush 129-acre oasis blooming with fragrant flowers, lush jungle and manicured lawns and home to the National Orchid Garden. Continue to the newly restored shops in Chinatown; a treasure trove cultural and historic sights. Within Chinatown, you'll find the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, the dramatic Sri Mariamman. Next, board a bumboat for a cruise along the Singapore River and drift past a showcase of beautiful colonial architecture. Reboard the motorcoach and travel to Merlion Park followed by a photo stop at the world-famous Raffles Hotel. Your last stop is exotic "Little India" with her various shop stalls before transfering to the airport.

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Night Safari

4 hours | Singapore | SIN-860
  • Singapore Zoo

enjoy a scenic drive to Singapore's Night Safari, the world's first wildlife park devoted to nocturnal animals, which opened in 1994. Upon arrival, you'll have time to stroll the property and meet some of the local residents up close. Then climb aboard the animal-themed tram where a guide imparts fascinating facts and in-depth information on the nocturnal animals you will encounter. The tram traverses a number of "geographic regions," so you are able to observe a variety of different animals from around the globe. The fun continues when your tram ride winds up at the spectacular Creatures of the Night Show. The show is interactive; so don't be surprised if you are chosen to get into the act! Complete your evening with a walk along the interlinked foot trails then browse the gift shop before heading back to the ship via motorcoach.

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Safari Breakfast at the Zoo

4.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-315
  • Singapore Zoo

Board your motor coach and drive through Singapore's suburbs to the Singapore Zoo. Singapore Zoo was a pioneer in the "open zoo" concept where animals inhabit large spaces reminiscent of their native habitat. Recognized as a conservation leader, the Zoo is home to a social group of 24 orangutans. Meet these amazing forest dwellers up close on your early morning visit and have your photo taken with one of these shy yet gentle creatures. After breakfast, enjoy free time to explore the zoo on your own. Don't miss the zoo's rare white Bengal tigers.

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Debark Tour - Singapore Sojourn

6 hours | Singapore | SIN-965
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Orchard Road

Dynamic Singapore comes alive on this cultural and historic tour that includes a city drive, photo stops, lunch and visits key attractions. The tour concludes at your Princess post-cruise hotel. Board your motorcoach and drive through the streets of Singapore on your way to Mt. Faber, the highest part of the town and enjoy the views. Then, it's on to the National Orchid Garden located in the spectacular Singapore Botanic Gardens. Continue to Orchard Road, Singapore's most fashionable shopping district. Next stop is Merlion Park, where you'll "meet" Singapore's tourism mascot. Then travel to the exotic "Little India", followed by a family-style Chinese lunch. Refreshed, you're off to Chinatown, filled with quaint and cultural sights and wonderful traditional stores that you can browse. At the completion of your exciting day, the motorcoach will return you to the Princess post-cruise hotel or Singapore airport.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens & Time On Your Own

5.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-180
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Orchard Road

Explore the spectacular, 129-acre Singapore Botanic Gardens home to over 12,000 orchids and a dizzying array of exotic plants and blooms. Arrive via motorcoach at this beautiful living monument, where you'll be greeted by a nature guide who'll impart detailed information on the history of the native flora and its impact. You'll stroll through untouched forests as well as themed specialty gardens. The National Orchid Garden is the jewel in the crown, displaying the world's largest collection of orchids in full splendor. It houses over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. A break for morning tea or coffee is served picnic-style. Refreshed, re board to motorcoach for a city drive to Orchard Road, Singapore's most renowned hotel and shopping district. You'll have 1.5 hours to explore and to purchase wonderful souvenirs and mementos of your day before returning to the ship.

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Crazy Rich Singaporeans

5.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-225

Specially designed to celebrate the opulent lifestyle depicted in the blockbuster movie Crazy Rich Asians, this excursion spotlights the stylish, fun and 'crazy' sights and sounds featured as locations in the film. Your adventure begins at the Gardens by the Bay, a dazzling 250-acre horticultural wonderland that was the scene for the wedding for the characters Colin and Aramanta. Drive past Thian Hock Keng Temple, followed by a quick stop at Ann Siang Hill to stroll along the walkway as Eleanor Young did prior to her mahjong session. Next stop is Bukit Pasoh, where Peik Lin and Rachel had coffee. Then, drive through the wealthiest areas and past the schools of Nick and Colin. Pause for a beverage at Newton Food Centre. Continue past a series of local landmarks and final stop at Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the surrounded opulent shops. Return to port after this star-studded day.

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City Drive, Chinatown & Jurong Bird Park

7.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-105
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Orchard Road
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Jurong Bird Park

Explore some of the country's more natural wonders at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden, the world's largest collection of orchids. Your next destination is Chinatown, where you'll find the old streets with shops and temples surrounded by towering modern skyscrapers. You'll visit Sri Mariamann Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple. After a delicious lunch, you'll arrive at your final stop, the Jurong Bird Park. With over 3,500 residents representing 400 species, it's the largest in the world.

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Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

3.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-215

Beauty abounds as far as the eye can see on this thrilling half-day adventure that takes in two of Singapore's top attractions. Grab your camera to immortalize this stunning day, which begins at the impressive Gardens by the Bay, a dazzling 250-acre horticultural wonderland that showcases over 250,000 rare plants housed in domed conservatories. Stroll leisurely through various landscapes, floral pavilions, sparkling water features and the spectacular and futuristic Super Trees that stand 16 stories high. A mysterious cloud forest, complete with a 115-foot 'mountain' and the world's tallest indoor waterfall, is surrounded with tropical plant life. You'll also find attractions dedicated to Singapore's heritage and colorful culture. Next, ride to the top of the exquisite Marina Bay Sands, an iconic addition to Singapore's skyline. The wood-decked observation platform hovers 650 feet above ground, offering panoramic vistas. Return to port with wonderful memories and photographs of this lovely day.

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Chinatown, Little India & Raffles

6.5 hours | Singapore | SIN-115
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Little India & Sultan Mosque

In Singapore's Chinatown you'll get to spend some time exploring the maze of awning-draped shops and market stalls and visit the Sri Mariamman Temple located here. In a Chinese tea house, listen to a talk on how the Chinese brew tea, take in the flavors and aromas of the tea leaves, and take time for tea tasting. Next, visit exotic Little India, to be charmed by the many shops selling spices, snacks, colorful saris, glittering jewelry, accessories, brassware and other exotica. At the famous Raffles Hotel, enjoy a Singapore Sling at the historic Long Bar where the drink was invented in 1915. A sumptuous Chinese set lunch will be served during your tour.

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