- The three temples of Phang Nga Bay
- Khuan Khaeng Hots Springs
- Bamboo rafting through the rainforest
- Ton Pling waterfall
- The fishermen of Moken Village
- Mu Koh Surin National Park
Where the Straits of Malacca merge with the Andaman Sea you find Phuket – a rain-forested mountainous island whose legendary beaches have made it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. For sure we’ll spend some time on the wonderful sands – but there’s so much more to see than that. Spend a week cruising with us and, from Thai dancers to baby turtles, we’ll show you all the very best bits.
The Thais are wonderful friendly and polite people who take great pride in a national culture, religion and heritage which they’re more than happy to share. It starts with sheer natural beauty – the greens of the high canopy of trees melting into translucent waters, the shorelines and hills studded with caves. It’s the perfect backdrop to the amazing architecture of the Temples and Pagodas. However, the real beauty of our cruise is the fact that, travelling these coasts the traditional way, by sea, we manage to pack so much into a seven-night itinerary!
Ports of Call – Phuket – Hong Island – Ko Rok Nok/Ko Kradan – Haa Tanwa/Khao Lak – Kho Surin Tai – Phuket
Is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.
In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north. The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter.
Day-by-Day Itinerary Phuket to Phuket
Embarkation between 2.30 to 4 pm and settle in prior to cocktails and dinner followed by a Thai dance show. Late evening, we sail for Phang Nga Bay with overnight at sea.
Phang Nga Bay to Hong Island Phang Nga Bay
Morning arrival in port with an optional morning excursion to the 3 Buddhist Temples of Phang Nga province. Rieng Temple, the largest, is set high upon a mountain and affords breath-taking views across the province. Next, Dragon Cave Temple sits in stunning stalagmite and stalactite caves. Finally, in an even bigger cave, Temple Suwan Khuha, one of the most historic of Phang Nga’s Temples, houses a 15-metre long reclining Buddha. We return to the ship for a late lunch whilst we sail to Hong Island for a late afternoon swim stop.
Hat Chao Mai to Ko Rok Nok or Ko Kradan Island
An optional morning excursion to Hat Chao Mai National Park and of the Khuan Khaeng Hot Spring. This afternoon we sail to nearby Ko Rok Nok or Ko Kradan Island for an afternoon of swimming, snorkeling and sea activities, later sailing to Similan Island. Tonight we’re at sea en route to Haa Tanwa Beach or Khao Lak.
Haa Tanwa or Khao Lak
Today’s optional excursion is a Raft Expedition to the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre – just hop on a bamboo raft and float along the waters and relax and enjoy the stunningly beautiful rainforest around you as your craft is pulled by local boatmen. At the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre small turtles are introduced at young age and nursed until being released into the wild. We finish our trip amidst the lovely atmosphere and beauty of Ton Pling Waterfall, for a swim in the small ponds under the cascade. Overnight at anchor.
Ko Surin Tai
After a morning sailing we offer an optional walking tour to Moken Village, home of the Moken people. Experienced fishermen, they are sometimes known as Sea Gypsies for the fact that they roamed all the way North to Myanmar and have no citizenship. Look out for their colourful “labong” poles that honour their ancestors. This afternoon at leisure on the beach. Overnight at anchor.
Ko Surin Tai
We spend the day enjoying this little paradise on earth which part of the Mu Koh Surin National Park. Enjoy a deck BBQ lunch, make use of the kayaks and Paddle boards the Panorama II has to offer or swim and snorkel to one of the most famous marine life viewing sites in the world. Manta ray, whale shark, and pick-handle barracuda are only few of many exciting species sighted. Overnight at anchor.
Captain’s Island choice
Your last day will be at your Captain’s choicem and he will drop anchor at some island for a day of sea activities including a deck BBQ. After our Captain’s dinner we will sail for Phuket.
Early morning arrival in Phuket for disembarkation between 7 and 9.30 am
Your vessel: The M/S Panorama II
Panorama II was launched in 2004 and fully renovated in 2012, offering the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety. In 2015,the main lounge and bar area have been completely refitted followed by a redecoration.
The swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
Home at Sea
- Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
- Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Swimming Platform
- Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
- Portholes: lower deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- Individually controlled A/C
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
Lower Deck – (Double Bed)
The category C cabins are located on the lower deck featuring portholes and bathrooms with showers. The cabins are equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).
Lower Deck – (Twin Beds or Triple Beds)
Main or Upper Deck – (Twin or Double Bed)
Category A cabins are located on the main or upper deck offering windows and bathroom with showers. The cabins are equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).
Upper Deck – (Double Bed)
Category P cabin is located on the upper deck offering a large window and bathroom with showers. The cabin is equipped with individual controlled A/C, piped music, TV (Satellite channels), telephone for internal use, mini safe box, mini fridge and hairdryer adapters (voltage: 220 V).
Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area
Optional Cruise & Stay
Cruising Thailand - Thailand Island-hopping Cruise2020 Cruise only prices (£) per person
EBD 10% Off
Applies to bookings made by 15 Dec 2019
|Departure Date||Rute||Category C||Category B||Category A||Category P||EBD 10% Off
Applies to bookings made by 15 Dec 2019
|29/02/2019||Phuket to Phuket||£1,590||£1.772||£2.272||£2.636||10%|
|07/03/2020||Phuket to Phuket||£1,590||£1.772||£2.272||£2.636||10%|
|14/03/2020||Phuket to Phuket||£1,590||£1.772||£2.272||£2.636||10%|
Book your flights with us to ensure full ATOL protection for your holiday.
Cruising Thailand - Thailand Island-hopping Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements
|Flights inc luggage from||£610|
|3rd person reduction||-30%|
- 7 nights accommodation on board in your chosen cabin grade, each with private ensuite SH/WC & individually controlled air conditioning. Also mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
- Full-board including: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, The programme includes a Welcome Cocktail, a themed Greek Night, a fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
- Professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
- Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
- Shore excursions on the islands or other arrangements.
- Crew gratuities (optional – recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day)
- Passenger personal expenses.
- Wi-Fi (available at charge).
- Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)
ndirect flights are available through Singapore Airlines (via Singapore), Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Emirates (via Dubai), Thai (via Bangkok), Philippine Airlines (via Manila), Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Korean Air and Asiana (via Seoul).
From Gatwick: Emirates fly from the North Terminal while Cathay Pacific fly from the South Terminal. If you’re flying with Emirates and arriving at the airport by train you will need to take the free inter-terminal shuttle to reach your terminal. Both of Gatwick’s terminals have a wide selection of shops, eateries and lounge options to choose from.
From Heathrow: Singapore Airlines, Asiana and Thai depart from Terminal 2; Emirates and Cathay Pacific fly from Terminal 3; Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Korean Air and Qatar Airways fly from Terminal 4. Heathrow Airport is known for its designer stores and celebrity-run restaurants. Each terminal also has high-street stores and down-to-earth snack-bars, if you want to save your spending money.
This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.
We recommend arriving at the airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.
ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511
Road transfer to yacht in approximately 30 minutes.