January 16 – January 30, 2023

Ancient Temples and Treasures of the Southeast Asia

Luxury Ocean Cruise from Yangon to Ho Chi Minh Aboard the Crystal Symphony

Join Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this journey East. From the glistening temples of Myanmar, journey to Thaliand’s Phang Nga Bay, Penang’s UNESCO-listed St. George Town and the Petronos Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur. Arrive Singapore for an overnight to celebrate the Chinese New Year followed by an immersive cruise through Vietnam’s most celebrated attractions.

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Embarkation: Yangon

January 16, 2023 – Yangon – Through its decades of self-isolation, the unspoiled country of Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma) has retained its charm, fascinating traditions and the irresistible politeness of its people.

January 17, 2023 – Yangon – Home to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda, colonial-era building, shophouses and jazz-age mansions, this developing city is full of traditional and modern contradictions.

The ship departs this evening at 6pm

January 18, 2023 – CRUISING THE ANDAMAN SEA

Fuel your spirit at a state-of-the-art fitness center, invigorate your mind with complimentary yoga, mat Pilates and more, try personal training or find your bliss at the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Life Spa.

January 19, 2023 Phuket – Residents call Phuket “The Pearl of the South,” and one visit to this green, sun-soaked island in the Andaman Sea will show you why. The coast is a succession of magnificent beaches, the forested interior boasts virgin rain forests and numerous cacao, pineapple, and rubber plantations. The culture is a distinctive blend of Portuguese, Chinese and indigenous Chao Naam: a proud, seafaring people.

Phuket, Thailand

Aboard Crystal Symphony

Savvy travelers the world over continue to recognize Crystal Cruises as the World’s Best, more than any other cruise line in history. Come aboard and bask in spaciously elegant interiors, revel in acclaimed six-star service and dine on cuisine of Michelin-level envy.

Come aboard and discover a place where we make you feel at home from the first moment. Where everything you want just appears, so that you feel perfectly at ease and completely yourself.

Beyond Crystal’s renowned hospitality, it is the ships themselves that uniquely define the Crystal Experience. Welcoming far fewer guests than ships of similar size, each hosts a variety of stunning public spaces from grand to intimate, and dedicated venues for fitness, enrichment, gaming and more.

Butler-serviced suites and penthouses are veritable sanctuaries at sea, as are beautifully appointed staterooms, most with private verandah. With supremely comfortable beds and lush amenities, all are the perfect place to call home on global adventures

Their award-winning staff cater to your every need with genuine hospitality and discreet attention to detail. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in cruising, there is always someone to assist you and ensure the perfect atmosphere.

January 20, 2023 – Located on the ancient spice routes, Penang is a compelling blend of Old World Asia, Sumatra, India and influences of its various European settlers over the centuries. It has been a historical link between Europe and the Middle East, and its modern identity remains a kaleidoscope of cultures. Lively markets offer adventures for the palate, its emerging art scene adds intrigue to urban jungle, and Penang Bridge and Penang Hill afford sweeping vistas.

Kek Lok Si Temple panoramic view on Penang island, Georgetown, Malaysia

January 21, 2023 – Bustling Port Kelang is the principal port of entry for Malaysia. The country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a surprisingly modern city of domes, minarets and spacious, tree-lined avenues. Her symbols of faith are visible at the Jamek Mosque, the city’s birthplace.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Petronas Twin Towers

Above: Thean Hou Temple

January 23, 2022Singapore – Singapore’s history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism, and ultimately, growth into one of Asia’s greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown, and the heady aroma of spices along Arab Street.

Singapore, Malaysia

January 23, 2022 – the ship departs tonight at 6:00 pm from Singapore

January 24, 2023 – CRUISING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Symphony at Sea

January 26, 2023 – Da Nang, Hoi An  – Beyond the majestic Marble Mountains, caves and pagoda of Da Nang itself, this fascinating city also leads you to the UNESCO-listed imperial city of Hue and its Royal Citadel near the Perfume River. The city’s bamboo-framed houses, water buffalo-powered produce carts and busy rice fields portray an ongoing spirit of tradition.

January 27, 2023 – Hue, Vietnam – As the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945, the imperial city of Hue was home to 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Here within the walled Citadel, the royal family lived in the Forbidden Purple City (yes, there is a resemblance toBeijing’s Forbidden City, too). You may also wish to explore Hoi An, Da Nang or even China Beach, where U.S. soldiers sought R&R during wartime.

Hue, Vietnam

January 28, 2023 – Cruising the coast of Vietnam

Indulge in cuisine of Michelin-level envy, crafted by Crystal’s own award-winning chefs showcasing Vintage Room wine dinners, fine Italian fare, and ever-evolving dishes from around the world.

January 29, 2023 Ho Chi Mihn –Ho Chi Minh City, known universally and affectionately by residents as Saigon, offer a glimpse into Vietnam’s eventful past and its hopeful future. The city has a prosperous air of thriving activity, as rice boats float down the waterways and streets bustle with flavorful markets. Explore the sacred temples, French colonial buildings and vestiges of pivotal events.

January 30, 2022 – Disembarkation in Ho Chi Minh

Prices starting from: $5,898 per person

Call Michelle Andersen at 941-951-1801 at extension 103 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today!  You may e-mail at mandersen@admiraltravel.com.

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office.

A $50 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply.

Inclusions

  • Fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffee
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Ocean & Crystal Endeavor)
  • Entertainment and enrichment
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi/Internet access
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Complimentary “You Care. We Care.” Voluntourism (Ocean)
  • Lavish suites and penthouses with generous private verandahs
  • Gorgeous, modern staterooms, most with private verandah
  • 360º Promenade Decks, a rarity on ships today
  • Multiple venues for fitness and entertainment
  • Butler service in every Penthouse-category accommodation (Ocean)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary launderettes

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable unless stated otherwise
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.