January 19 – January 29, 2023

Ancient Temples and Treasures of the Southeast Asia

Luxury Ocean Cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore Aboard Silver Spirit, a Silversea Expedition

Join Ryan & Malaka Hilton on this journey East from Hong Kong, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh, and Singapore on an immersive cruise through Vietnam’s most celebrated attractions.

For most accurate rates & cabin availability, please call our office. (scroll down for journey details)

Embarkation: Hong Kong

January 19, 2023Hong Kong
A spectacular, serrated skyline of soaring towers and neon lights, Hong Kong is a vibrant, immersive metropolis and cultural hub. Dramatic harbour-front light shows transform the waterfront’s gleaming buildings into a colourful canvas – best seen from the Star Ferry, when the Symphony of Lights blares into life each evening. A city where future and tradition collides – perhaps best illustrated by the skyscrapers that feature gaping holes, designed to allow spirit dragons to soar from the hills to the waterfront unimpeded. Wander flowing shopping streets, wade through sprawling markets, and soak up the neon glory of this one-of-a-kind city – which continues to reach for the sky. Hong Kong’s dense jumble of activity is one of its main appeals, but once you’ve felt the thrill of rising to towering observation decks, to see the soaring city from above, it’s surprisingly easy to find peace among Hong Kong’s intense urban wonders. Victoria Peak is the highest point and it offers staggering views down over the city and harbor.

You’ll discover the real Hong Kong to the east of Central, too, in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and beyond. Amid the residential towers are restaurants, shopping malls, bars, convention centers, a nice smattering of museums, and—depending on fate and the horse you wager on—one of Hong Kong’s luckiest or unluckiest spots, the Happy Valley Racecourse.

January 20, 2023 – Day at Sea
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do.

Aboard Silver Spirit

The all-new Silver Spirit has never looked better, nor felt cozier. Fully refurbished for a superlative onboard adventure, she retains our world-famous standards of service and home away from home feel.

Silversea’s ocean-view suites are some of the most spacious in luxury cruising. All include the services of a butler thanks to the highest service ratio at sea and almost all have a private teak veranda so that you can breathe in the fresh sea air by merely stepping outside your door. Select your suite and Request a Quote – guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and the ability to select their desired suite.

Refurbished and augmented in 2018, Silver Spirit is Silversea’s largest ship. Her guest capacity of 608, her large, open spaces, her many dining options, and her all-suite accommodation make her a modern answer for ultra-luxury cruising.

With one of the highest space to guest ratios in the business and eight superlative luxury dining options, Silver Spirit offers its guests one of the most complete cruise experiences available. Spacious decks leave plenty of room for relaxation, yet the cozy niches make sure that there is something for everyone. Meet like-minded friends; enjoy first-class dining and relax in what is possibly the best place between sea and sky.

January 21 & 22, 2023 – Ha Long Bay

The extraordinary, mossy limestone mountains that rear from the waters of Ha Long Bay form one of the most spectacular natural landscapes on the planet. At least 1,600 green islands rise over a flotilla of strung-together fishing boats and floating villages. Spectacular at any time, sunset bathes the remarkable limestone formations in warm, honey-colored light, adding an extra layer to the seascape’s heart-stirring beauty. Emerald green sea washes around this immense network of islands and limestone outcrops, which you can explore at leisure on junk boats and by sea kayak. Local legend says the islands were formed when a dragon descended, spitting fire and emerald and jade jewels across the water to deter invaders. The sheer scale points to the supernatural – but scientists stubbornly maintain that this collection of towering sculptures was the result of various forms of erosion and a flood of seawater following the ice age. The water continues to chip away at the islands, and you can venture into the mouths of caves hollowed out by the relentless wash of the waves. Venture into the mouths of caves hollowed out by the relentless waves. Dau Go Cave and Sung Sot Caves are adorned with rows of spectacular stalactites, descending like dragon teeth from above. Investigate via boat, and find island jewels like Ti Top – a sharp, slope of land decorated with a crisp fringe of gleaming sand.

January 23, 2023 – Da Nang
Halfway between Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An, Da Nang often gets overlooked on the traveller trail. However, as the third largest city in Vietnam (with a population of 1 million), Da Nang packs a punch that other puts other Vietnamese cities in the shade. 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 24, 2023 – Day at Sea
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Ho Chi Minh

January 25, 26, & 27, 2022 – Ho Chi Minh City
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.

Ho Chi Minh City is a place of incense-infused temples, colonial architecture, warm people and delicious street food. Afternoons here drift by lazily on the gentle chaos of the River Saigon, as taxi boats and motor canoes flit up and down, and parks fill out with locals playing jianzi, kicking shuttlecocks back and forth. Taste the street food to get under Ho Chi Minh City’s skin, with humble restaurants serving up rich flavors – from the Vietnamese take on the baguette, a banh mi sandwich – to the local staple of pho, a delicious noodle soup. Journey out to learn more of the Vietnam War at the Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnels. Offering a vivid glimpse of conditions, and the ingenuity and resilience of the soldiers, you’ll learn of the guerrilla war campaign raged from within this claustrophobic, 70-mile network of war tunnels.

January 28, 2022 – Day at Sea

Whether you choose to go to the gym, visit the spa, whale watch, catch up on your reading, or simply work on your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring the shoreside.

Disembarkation: Singapore

January 29, 2023 – Disembarkation in Singapore
Advanced, airy and elevated, Singapore is a spectacular, futuristic vision of utopian city life. A healthy population of almost six million call it home, but this is a city designed with space to breathe, and gorgeous outdoor parks, massive indoor greenhouses and beautiful recreational spaces spread between the City of Gardens’ skyscrapers and soaring structures. Once a quiet fishing village, now a glistening island city-state and an international beacon of science, education and technology. Singapore is almost intimidatingly clean – and the hyper-efficient public transport system whips residents and visitors across the city’s neighborhoods in a heartbeat.

 

 

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

  • FineButler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard entertainment
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines, and spirits
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Personalized service – nearly one crew member for every guest

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.