Ocean Cruises:
Borneo Adventure

Cruise 606a(MA)
Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam
30 Dec 2001-15 Jan 2002, 16 days
Fares from £2845

Cruise 606a
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam
4-15 Jan 2002, 11 days
Fares from £2150
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult (£):
  606aMA 606a
owner's suite Owner's Suite 4840 4145
suite Suite 4625 3930
deluxe Deluxe 4085 3390
superior Superior 3760 3065
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 3490 2795
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 3385 2690
deck outside B Deck outside 3275 2580
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 3115 2420
deck inside A Deck inside 2900 2205
deck inside B Deck inside 2845 2150
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 4868 3913
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 4721 3766
deck outside B Deck outside 4567 3612
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 4343 3388
deck inside A Deck inside 3822 2867
deck inside B Deck inside 3750 2795
Minerva deck plans
for location of cabins

Themed Cruise:

Choose a refreshing start to the New Year on our health and lifestyle cruise. Enjoy a gentle stretch with our experts as they take you through a range of Tai Chi and Yoga positions, relax in the hands of our natural therapists and listen to talks on topics such as nutrition and feng shui.

Enjoy the richness of the pan-tropical flora and fauna including the unique and fragile ecology of Borneo.

A classical ensemble will provide your musical entertainment.


The Revd RG Holloway
Roger Holloway is Priest-Vicar of St Margaret's Church, Westminster, and Preacher to the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Ordained towards the end of his career in the wines and spirits business, he has lived or travelled in Asia for more than twenty years. He will be approaching the religions of the East from a very personal standpoint. issues which threaten them.

Professor VT King
For the last 20 years, Victor King has been conducting and supervising research in Malaysia and Singapore. Modern history of the region and the unity and diversity of South Asian cultures will be a feature of his talks. He has published widely and serves on the international advisory boards of a number of Asian Studies journals.

Sonia Lightfoot
NADFAS lecturer of St Hilda's College and Ashmolean Museum, her talks will discuss the status of Chinese Artists in the 20th century and the relationship between philosophy and techniques in Chinese painting.

Martin Sandst
He will be discussing the variety of flora and fauna on this cruise, as well as his special interest, the significance of the rain forests in the area. Botanist and Principal Scientific Officer, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.
First Timers Cruises, 
click for details Between the sophistication of Singapore and the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, discover the extraordinary natural treasures of Borneo. You'll see traditional ways of life and remarkable painted caves, rescued orang-utan, exotic birds and vividly coloured butterflies.
606a(MA) Tour & Cruise
Sun 30 Dec-Mon 31 Dec    London - Kuala Lumpur - Penang
'Tour & Cruise' pasengers fly from London to Penang via Kuala Lumpur.
Tue 1 Jan    Penang - Cameron Highlands
Travel through rainforests to the spectacular Cameron Highlands, visiting the royal town of Kuala Kangsar en route.
Wed 2 Jan    Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur
Explore this hill station and visit a tea plantation before continuing to Kuala Lumpur.
Thu 3 Jan    Kuala Lumpur
Sightseeing of KL includes the new Islamic Museum, the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
Fri 4 Jan    Kuala Lumpur - Malacca
After lunch in the imposing KL Tower, travel through lush countryside to historical Malacca.
Sat 5 Jan    Malacca - Singapore
Your exploration includes the Stadhuys Museum and Dutch Square. Drive to Singapore to join Minerva.
606a Cruise Itinerary
Fri 4 Jan-Sat 5 Jan    London - Singapore
'Cruise Only' passengers fly from London to Singapore to join Minerva.
Sun 6 Jan    Singapore
A city tour takes in the highlights or visit notable World War II landmarks, including Kranji. In the afternoon, explore the renowned shops of Orchard Road.
Mon 7 Jan    At Sea
A day to settle in and discover Minerva's many facilities. Welcome Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner this evening.
Tue 8 Jan    Kuching
Your morning tour of Kuching includes Fort Margherita. Alternatively, explore Bako National Park or a local wildlife centre.
Wed 9 Jan    Miri *
From Miri, you can visit Niah National Park to view the prehistoric rock graffiti in the remarkable Painted Cave.
Thu 10 Jan    Bandar Seri Begawan
Discover the city this morning or explore the Sungei Liang tropical reserve.
Fri 11 Jan    Kota Kinabalu
Explore Kinabalu National Park this morning or relax on a warm tropical beach.
Sat 12 Jan    At Sea
Take the opportunity to listen to one of our Guest Speaker's talks.
Sun 13 Jan-Mon 14 Jan    Ho Chi Minh City
Your tour of Ho Chi Minh City includes Thien Hau pagoda, the Reunification Palace and the complex of tunnels at Cu Chi.
Tue 15 Jan
Arrive in London after an overnight flight.
* Land by ship's boat or local tender

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