Thursday, 7 February 2013

Tauck’s “Treasures of Southeast Asia” Cruise To Sail Aboard New Luxury Ship, Le Soléal


11-Day Cruise Is Combined With Land-Based Explorations of Both Hong Kong and Singapore

Tauck has announced a new 16-day land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore centered around an 11-day cruise aboard the new luxury small ship, Le Soléal.  Scheduled to launch this summer in Italy, the 466-foot ship has a capacity of 264 passengers and will also be featured on selected 2013 sailings of Tauck's cruise exploration of Iceland.

Tauck's new "Treasures of Southeast Asia" itinerary will kick-off with an included two-night exploration of Hong Kong featuring accommodations at the Kowloon Shangri-La and guided sightseeing, and it will conclude with a two-night stay in Singapore (also with in-depth guided sightseeing) and accommodations at the Marina Bay Sands.

Between stays in Hong Kong and Singapore, Tauck guests will spend 11 days cruising aboard Le Soléal with ports of call including Hai Phong, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).  Throughout their journey, Tauck guests will enjoy a wide array of unique experiences highlighting the history and culture of Southeast Asia, beginning with a dim sum culinary experience, market visits and other activities in Hong Kong.

In Vietnam, guests will travel on a day trip to explore Hanoi, sail on Ha Long Bay aboard a traditional junk, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son.  Guests will also tour the Cao Dai Temple in Da Nang, experience daily life at a Vietnamese school and a local farmer's home, and explore historic, sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.  Tauck's guests will also learn about Singapore's rich multiculturalism during tours of its Chinatown, Little India and Little Arabia neighborhoods, and explore its history during a visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Tauck's "Treasures of Southeast Asia" journey is priced from $9,990 per person (double occupancy, plus air), with southbound departures scheduled for October 28th and November 19th, and a reverse-itinerary, northbound departure slated for November 8th.  Each departure is virtually all-inclusive, with all shore excursions, gratuities, port charges, airport transfers, luggage handling, onboard alcoholic drinks and much more built into the price.

TAUCK AND COMPAGNIE DU PONANT

The "Treasures of Southeast Asia" itinerary is the latest collaboration between Tauck and Compagnie Du Ponant, the French small ship cruise line that owns Le Soléal and a number of other ships featured on Tauck's ocean cruises, including Le Soléal's sister ships L'Austral and Le Boréal, as well as the 60-passenger Le Ponant.  Tauck is Compagnie Du Ponant's largest single customer, and Kiki Tauck Mahar, wife of Tauck CEO Dan Mahar, is serving as the official godmother to Le Soléal.

For further information on TAUCK please contact Travel the World on 1300 950 622 or visit www.traveltheworld.com.au