Ocean Cruises:
A Taste of Vietnam

Cruise 606b
Vietnam, China, Hong Kong
11-20 Jan 2002, 9 days
Fares from £1345

Cruise 606b(CN)
Vietnam, China, Hong Kong
11-23 Jan 2002, 13 days
Fares from £2340
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult (£):
  606b 606bCN
owner's suite Owner's Suite 2455 3450
suite Suite 2335 3330
deluxe Deluxe 2035 3030
superior Superior 1855 2850
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 1705 2700
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 1645 2640
deck outside B Deck outside 1585 2580
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 1495 2490
deck inside A Deck inside 1375 2370
deck inside B Deck inside 1345 2340
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
deck outside A Deck outside 2387 3502
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 2303 3418
deck outside B Deck outside 2219 3334
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 2093 3208
deck inside A Deck inside 1788 2903
deck inside B Deck inside 1749 2864
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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 Margaretís Church, Westminster, and Preacher to the Honourable Society of Grayís 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 Discover some of the stunning beauty and historic splendours of Vietnam, from fascinating Ho Chi Minh City to Hue's Forbidden Purple City or the ornamented ancestral halls and temples of Hoi An.
606b Cruise Itinerary
Fri 11 Jan-Sat 12 Jan    London - Ho Chi Minh City
Fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the Hotel Majestic for two nights.
Sun 13 Jan-Mon 14 Jan    Ho Chi Minh City
Explore this exciting and colourful city before joining Minerva on Monday. Join our tours to the Reunification Palace, the Cu Chi Tunnels or stroll through the many street markets.
Tue 15 Jan    At Sea
Enjoy a gentle tone up in Minerva's gymnasium or simply laze away the day under the warm, tropical sun.
Wed 16 Jan    Danang (for Hoi An or Hue)
This morning take a walking tour of Hoi An, or join a full-day excursion to Hue, visiting the Imperial Citadel and the impressive Tien Mieu Pagoda.
Thu 17 Jan    Hainan *
Minerva anchors off the Chinese island of Hainan, known for its natural beauty, tropical landscapes and white sandy beaches.
Fri 18 Jan    At Sea - Hong Kong
Relax on deck, swim in the pool or perhaps enjoy one of our Guest Speakers talks. You sail into Hong Kong this evening.
Sat 19 Jan    Hong Kong
Asia's busiest metropolis awaits you today. Journey to the heights of 'The Peak', then to the floating village in Aberdeen Harbour. Alternatively, take our excursion to the Mai Po marshes.
Sun 20 Jan
'Cruise Only' passengers arrive in London after an overnight flight.
606b(CN) Tour & Cruise
Sat 19 Jan    Hong Kong - Xian
'Cruise & Tour' passengers fly from Hong Kong to Xian and transfer to the Hyatt Regency.
Sun 20 Jan    Xian
The unique Terracotta Army will be the highlight for many. We also visit the Wild Goose Pagoda and the impressive city walls.
Mon 21 Jan    Xian - Beijing
Fly to Beijing this morning and visit the Great Wall and the legendary Summer Palace.
Tue 22 Jan    Beijing
Your sightseeing in China's capital includes the magnificent Forbidden City, infamous Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.
Wed 23 Jan    Beijing - London
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London.
* Land by ship's boat or local tender

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