Thailand Island-hopping Cruise

november, 2019

06feb(feb 6)1:45 pm15dec(dec 15)1:45 pmThailand Island-hopping Cruise Special EBD 10% OffApplies to bookings made by 15 Dec 2019

Don't miss...

  • 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

The Weather

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

Phuket

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.

Phuket

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.

Koh Yao Yai to Ao Nang

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

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

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

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.

Phuket

Early morning arrival in Phuket for disembarkation between 7 and 9.30 am

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Departure Dates

Please choose year and month from the above calendar to view our departures

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.

Panorama II

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • 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
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Panorama II Category c

Category C:

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).

Panorama II Category B

Category B:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds or Triple Beds)

The category B cabins are located on the lower deck featuring portholes  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).
Panorama II Category A

Category A:

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).

Panorama II Category P

Category P:

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).

Panorama II Lounge Area

Lounge Area

The public areas include a main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas.
Panorama II Dining Area

Dining Area

The bar and restaurant area at the Lower deck is the perfect setting for your meals or drinks, with generous buffet space and seating. Special meal programmes (e.g. vegetarian meals) are available on request.
Panorama II Sun Deck

Sundeck

The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas with loungers & chairs.
Panorama II Upper Deck Outside Bar and Lounge

Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The Upper Deck provides generous semi covered or sun exposed areas where passengers can enjoy meals “al fresco” with magnificent views of each destination visited.
Panorama II Swim Platform

Swimming Platform

The swimming platform on Panorama II stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Optional Cruise & Stay

A cruise in this area would not be complete without a land extension, as there is so much to see and do. We can tailor make arrangements for you in Thailand, Malaysia or nearby Vietnam, so just tell us what you would like to do and we can arrange everything for you. Here are some ideas for you to consider.

Bangkok

2 nights from £99pp

Most flights will be via Bangkok which is a fascinating city, well worth exploring with its lively culture and rich history. Stay for 2 nights pre or post cruise at the 5* Peninsula Bangkok, a sophisticated hotel in a great location with river frontage and great city views.

Phuket

5 nights from £399pp

Phuket is a sophisticated resort with excellent beaches and a range of fine hotels to chose from so ideal for a few days to relax, whilst there is also plenty to see in the area. Stay at the 5* Movenpick Resort located at fabulous Karon Beach

Penang

5 nights from only £275pp

Ultra modern and very different to Thailand, though the weather and the beaches and hotels are every bit as good. Stay at the Park Royal Penang Resort

Touring

call for details

The area has endless possibilities whether within Thailand or Malaysia or further afield such as Vietnam. We have teamed up with Intrepid Travel for a great range of accompanied small group tours in these destinations.

Prices

Cruising Thailand - Thailand Island-hopping Cruise

2020 Cruise only prices (£) per person


EBD 10% Off
Applies to bookings made by 15 Dec 2019
Departure DateRuteCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEBD 10% Off

Applies to bookings made by 15 Dec 2019
29/02/2020Phuket to Phuket£1,590£1.772£2.272£2.63610%
07/03/2020Phuket to Phuket£1,590£1.772£2.272£2.63610%
14/03/2020Phuket to Phuket£1,590£1.772£2.272£2.63610%

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Cruising Thailand - Thailand Island-hopping Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements

  
Port charges£382
Flights inc luggage from£610
Transfers from£40
Single supplement50%
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).

Terminal Information

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.

Practical Information

We recommend arriving at the airport at least two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

 

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Road transfer to yacht  in approximately 30 minutes.

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