On this decadent cruise on board the brand new Seabourn Ovation, you’ll discover ancient relics, beautiful islands and diverse cities.
• Beijing, China
• Xi'an, China
• Hong Kong
• Xiamen, China
• Hundred Islands, Philippines
• Manila, Philippines
• Boracay, Philippines
• Coron, Philippines
• Puerto Princesa, Philippines
• Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Peking Duck Formerly the food of emperors, this sweet, glazed, crispy-skinned, tender-on-the-inside delicacy is a must-try dish while in Beijing*. Cruise Exclusive to Seabourn Ovation and her sister ship Encore, the Sushi restaurant serves lovingly-crafted sushi and sashimi and traditional bento boxes for lunch.
Hilton Xi’an Experience first-class service complemented by opulent surroundings within Xi’an’s ancient city walls. Cruise Veranda Suites are among the most spacious entry-level ship staterooms. Each suite features a private balcony, a whirlpool bath and Molton Brown toiletries.
Wangfujing Snack Street, Beijing Browse the stores and food stalls of this famous street, where the delicacies on offer range from tasty skewered treats to more exotic options*. Cruise Sip on cocktails from an exclusive menu, crafted especially for Seabourn® by renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern.
Tiananmen Square, Beijing Visit the sprawling square, among the largest in the world and the site of the tragic student protests of 1989. Terracotta Army Gaze at one of the most remarkable discoveries in recent history – the life-size army made of terracotta that was buried with China’s first emperor*.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
Small, intimate ships, unrivalled service, hand-picked itineraries and gourmet dining are just a handful of features that combine to create the unique Seabourn experience. Regularly voted the best small ship cruise line, ultra-luxurious and all-inclusive Seabourn sail to seven continents allowing you to explore the world in true comfort and style.
Scheduled to launch in spring 2018, the Seabourn Ovation joins sister ship Seabourn Encore in promising supreme all-inclusive luxury. Ship highlights include a dedicated sushi restaurant and one of the highest space and crew-per-guest ratios at sea today.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Beijing, China Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Beijing.
Days 2-3 Beijing, China On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. Your time here is free to explore at your own pace. Find out how emperors lived in the Forbidden City and the Palace Museum or experience Beijing’s renowned cuisine by sampling authentic Peking duck. This method of cooking duck creates a sweet, crispy and succulent delicacy that is a quintessential food of Beijing. The Summer Palace is a popular stop for travellers and is an example of stunning Chinese architecture within immense grounds. If you want to tick off one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, you should visit the legendary Great Wall of China, located just an hour away from the city. The most famous and picturesque sections of the wall are Badaling and Mutianyu; the former has impressive views while the latter usually has fewer crowds.
Days 4-5 Xi’an, China Fly to Xi’an and transfer to your hotel where you’ll stay for two nights. The main attraction here is the impressive Terracotta Army. Over 8000 life-sized warriors, horses and chariots have been discovered buried with Qin Shihuangdi, China’s first emperor who ruled from 221 to 210 BC. Discovered in 1974 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, this mausoleum is an eye-opening relic of Chinese history.
Days 6-7 Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong and begin your cruise on board the Seabourn Ovation.
Day 8 Xiamen, China
Day 9 At sea
Day 10 Hundred Islands, Philippines
Days 11-12 Manila, Philippines
Day 13 Boracay, Philippines
Day 14 Coron, Philippines
Day 15 Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Day 16 At sea
Day 17 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Days 18-19 At sea
Day 20 Singapore
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.
Departing 28 January 2019; alternative Far East itineraries are available, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Opt for a Signature Suite on board the Seabourn Ovation for a spacious separate seating area, wrap-around balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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