This 9-night journey offers the perfect balance of land adventures and time at sea on one of the world's most innovative ships, Ovation of the Seas®. Begin your holiday with a stay in Beijing, China's incredible capital, taking in iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square. It's then onwards to Hong Kong where you will join Royal Caribbean for a five-night round-trip cruise to beautiful Vietnam.
• Beijing, China
• Hong Kong
• Hué/Danang, Vietnam
• Nha Trang, Vietnam
• Hong Kong
Beijing The capital of China and a treasure trove of incredible ancient and modern sights, Beijing is a unique destination that needs to be seen to be believed. From Tiananmen Square and the National Stadium to the Forbidden city and the Great Wall, the city highlights are all iconic in their own right. We recommend spending at least two nights in the city to really get the most out of this incredible city.
Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class The third of three Quantum Class ships, the Ovation of the Seas plays host to an incredible array of facilities and technological wonders. A highlight on board include the state-of-the-art video projection show Two70 – a laid-back lounge during the day and a state-of-the-art entertainment venue with projection screens and a Vegas-style entertainment, featuring robotic and live performers at at night. Another favourite is the North Star capsule, one of the ship's most noticeable attractions. Rising up to 300 metres above the sea it offers 360-degree views of the open sea or of your port of call.
Guilin If you have the time, why not extend your stay in China with a visit to Guilin. While a stay in Beijing focuses on taking in the many man-made attractions, your time here will be focused on the natural landscapes. Situated on the banks of the Lijang River and four lakes, Guilin is known for the strikingly beautiful limestone karst hills that rise up dramatically from the water's edge and at various spots throughout the city. A must do is a river cruise as some of the best, untouched landscapes can be seen in the region surrounding the city.
Good to know
• Shore excursions are not included in your fare but can be pre-booked
• Gratuities are included.
What to expect
• Royal Caribbean's dress code is casual during the day
• Evenings fall into three categories – casual, smart casual and formal. The smart casual dress code is a jacket and tie for men and a dress or trouser suit for women. For formal nights men should wear suits or tuxedos and women should wear cocktail dresses.
• The cruise season in Asia typically runs from September to April; there is a 2017 date available alongside alternative Asia itineraries with Royal Caribbean. Speak to a Personal Travel Expert to tailor make your stay and cruise holiday • This five-night cruise perfectly complements a land adventure in China where we recommend you spend a few nights exploring the iconic sights of the capital.
Tailor made cruises
We hope this hand-picked itinerary will provide you with some inspiration of how you can tailor make your stay and cruise holiday. The land-based section of your holiday – whether pre or post-cruise – is fully flexible allowing you to choose where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. Please speak to a Personal Travel Expert who will help you create your perfect itinerary.