Wonders of the Far East
Onboard Marella - Discovery 2
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Includes flights and overseas transfers
  • Enjoy All Inclusive cruising with tips included
  • Upgrade to an Outside cabin from £126pp
  • Adult only cruising
Why book…
  • Drop by the Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary or take a trip to the uniquely popular Orangutan House museum to browse the local artwork
  • Travel on the cable car up Penang Hill or climb the 500 steps to Waterfall Hilltop Temple for stunning views
  • Journey to the Singapore Botanical Gardens with 120 acres showcasing some weird and wonderful plants or head to the world famous Raffles Hotel and relax with a Singapore Sling Cocktail
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Marella Discovery 2 sailed into the Marella Cruises' fleet in summer 2017. The ship offers the all inclusive concept and eleven decks featuring a five-storey high atrium, six restaurants and seven bars, and luxury cabins and suites. Days at sea are all about relaxing by the two large pools and built-in hot tubs or escaping to The Veranda for adult-only sunbathing. Shape up in Oceans Gym or indulge in a massage at Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon. The Baby Centre, Kids' Club, and The Hide Out entertain tots to teens. Play a round on the mini golf course or scale the heights of the rock-climbing wall. Visit Break Out & Escape puzzle room or play video games in Gamerzone. The fun continues after dark with a vibrant bar, dining, and entertainment scene. Step ashore at your ports of call and explore the sights independently or join an organised excursion.

Food
The stylish 47 eatery spans two decks and serves up a waiter-served menu of traditional culinary fare and sea views. Step up to the upper floor to savour Italian-inspired dishes at Gallery 47. Islands restaurant is the spot for buffet-style dishes and live cooking stations serving omelettes at breakfast and carvery roasts at dinner. Stop by the British beach huts and festival food stalls in Snack Shack to tuck into everything from bacon butties to sweet chilli chicken wings. The Glass House has a dual personality; offering deli-style snacks and freshly-squeezed juices by day and tapas and steaks cooked over hot stones in the evening. Treat yourself to gourmet culinary experiences at the a la carte eateries - Kora La serves pan-Asian specialities to your table or sashimi, nigiri, and Asian beers at the Sushi Bar; Surf & Turf Steakhouse specialises in marbled steaks, succulent lobster tails, and vegetarian options.

Drink
Soak up the laid-back atmosphere over fresh-brewed Lavazza coffee and a slice of cake at The Coffee Port. Sip refreshing poolside drinks at Deck Bar or take a seat in Atrium Bar for a glass of bubbly. Visit Bar Eleven — at the ship's highest point on Deck 11 — to enjoy contemporary cocktails and a late-night disco. Live Room is the ship's flagship bar, with an impressive selection of draught beers and cocktails.

Entertainment
Marella Discovery 2 really comes to life after dark. Make yourself comfortable in the 800-seater Broadway Show Lounge to enjoy a choice of elevent unique show performances on stage. There's also high-tech entertainment with family-friendly game shows, Splash! Live, and virtual band performances on the LED screens at the Venue. Snuggle under a blanket with popcorn and hot chocolate as you watch movies by moonlight at the open-air cinema. Or why not risk a few pounds on the fruit machines and blackjack tables at Live Casino?
Day 1: UK to Langkawi, Malaysia
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Langkawi and be transferred to the port to board Marella Discovery 2 for your fourteen night cruise.
Day 2: Penang, Malaysia
Penang is located alongside the Strait of Malacca on the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Comprising two parts - Penang Island with its capital George Town and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. Ride a trishaw around the bustling streets and discover authentic local cuisine at the China House shophouses in Road Town. Travel on the cable car up Penang Hill or climb the 500 steps to Waterfall Hilltop Temple for stunning views. Explore the tropical oasis of herbs and spices at the Tropical Spice Garden or admire the winged beauties at the Butterfly Farm. While away a few hours at Batu Ferringhi beach or enjoy outdoor activities at ESCAPE theme park. Say a prayer at the Street of Harmony or gaze in awe at Wat Chayamangkalaram - Asia's largest reclining Buddha.
Day 3: Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. The city's most famous landmarks - the 451 metre tall Petronas Twin Towers and also the 421-metre high Menara KL Tower – both offer city-wide views from their observation decks. Spend a few hours at the Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district or enjoy the 7000 artefacts on display at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Kuala Lumpur Bird Park or admire the Hindu temple at Batu Caves. Kuala Lumpur's British colonial past comes to life at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Day 4: Singapore
Singapore is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for tourism and it is very easy to see why. A modern day metropolis with a wide range of cultural diversity and a huge emphasis on technology all coming together to attract people the world over. Take a shopping trip down Orchard Road, a shopper’s paradise of designer shops and department stores you will be spoilt for choice for what to buy, journey to the Singapore Botanical Gardens with 120 acres showcasing some weird and wonderful plants or head to the world famous Raffles Hotel and relax with a Singapore Sling Cocktail. Singapore is a city that you will want to visit again and again.
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Koh Samui, Thailand
Explore Thailand's second-largest island — Koh Samui. Formerly known for its coconut plantations, the island is now famous for its white-sand coastline and exciting water sports. You can see Wat Phrayai and its 39-foot Buddha monument or head further inland to admire the stunning Na Muang Waterfalls. Pay a visit to the unique Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks (the Grandpa and Grandma rocks). Get up close to indigenous marine and animal life at Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show. View the most famous poisonous snakes in Asia at the Snake Farm.
Day 7: Laem Chabang, Thailand
Laem Chabang is located two hours south of Bangkok. It is Thailand's largest and busiest industrial port, handling millions of tons of cargo each year. Most passengers head straight to Bangkok to discover the golden temples and sacred statues of Buddha. Have lunch at one of the world's top Michelin-starred restaurants. Be dazzled by the neon lights of downtown Bangkok where you will find the main shopping centres around Siam Square. Shopping in Bangkok is something to behold; with a combination of shopping centres and markets, you can pick up some of the finest souvenirs. Jump in a tuk-tuk and explore Bangkok's temples, palaces and markets.
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Phu My, Vietnam
The Vietnamese port of Phu My is the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to Ho Chi Minh to discover cultural landmarks including the famous temples of Jade Emperor Pagoda or Tran Hung Dao Temple. Visit the Reunification Palace - the site of the end of the Vietnam War - and learn more about the Vietnam War with astonishing historic exhibitions at the War Remnants Museum. Be amazed by the spectacular views whilst indulging in the finest food and drinks at one of the most famous luxury hotels, The Rex Rooftop Bar. Get amongst the hustle and bustle of the city by visiting the Ben Thanh Market and pick up souvenirs in the form of clothing, luggage, and handicrafts, or try the delicious spring roll and crispy pancake street food.
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Singapore
Singapore is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for tourism and it is very easy to see why. A modern day metropolis with a wide range of cultural diversity and a huge emphasis on technology all coming together to attract people the world over. Take a shopping trip down Orchard Road, a shopper’s paradise of designer shops and department stores you will be spoilt for choice for what to buy, journey to the Singapore Botanical Gardens with 120 acres showcasing some weird and wonderful plants or head to the world famous Raffles Hotel and relax with a Singapore Sling Cocktail. Singapore is a city that you will want to visit again and again.
Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: Malacca, Malaysia
Malacca City is located in South West Malaysia and is a UNESCO world heritage site known for its charm and rich trading history. This tranquil city is best explored on foot and Jonker Street in Chinatown is where you'll come across the vibrant night market complete with a wide selection of stalls and a buzzing street party atmosphere. One of Malacca's most defining structures is the Christ Church with its iconic red bricks and the huge white cross. Pay a visit to the remains of the 15th-century A'Famosa Fort and explore the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple and the 18th-century Kampung Kling Mosque. Drop by the Malacca Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary or take a trip to the uniquely popular Orangutan House museum to browse the local artwork.
Day 14: Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, just 30km off the north-western shore of Malaysia. Ride the SkyCab to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang before taking the mountain walk to the SkyBridge for awesome views. Pay a visit to the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and the Beach of Black Sand. Take a boat trip to Tasik Dayang Bunting Lake and the Gua Cerita and Gua Langsir caves. Go snorkelling amongst colourful fish and coral at Pulau Payar Marine Park; enjoy a mangrove tour at Kilim Geopark; or encounter 5000 marine species at Underwater World Langkawi.
Day 15: Langkawi, Malaysia to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
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Terms and Conditions Apply. Offers are based on 2 sharing an inside cabin. Single supplements apply. Prices and availability can change without notice and may go up or down. Offers include flights and oversea transfers. Selected cruises are adult only sailings. Further terms and conditions may apply.
Price per person from only
£2399
January 2021 - 14 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Langkawi
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