Crystal Cruises Launches New Tour to Thailand and Cambodia

Crystal Cruises is offering a new, complimentary inclusive three-night Extended Land Program to Thailand and Cambodia with its March Asia-to-Africa World Cruise segment. Prior to sailing from Singapore to Cape Town aboard Crystal Serenity, guests will embark on an overland journey, first exploring Bangkok’s markets, nightlife and temple spires beforeflying to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where they will visit landmarks such as:

·        Angkor Wat – The world’s largest religious monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 12th century.

·        The Grand Palace – A complex of buildings, pavilions and gardens, the palace has been the primary residence and official ceremonial site for Kings of Siam since 1782.

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·        Temples of the Emerald, Golden and Reclining Buddhas – The most sacred temple in Thailand, the world’s largest solid gold statue (nearly six tons!), and one of the largest overall Buddha statues in the world, respectively.

·        Angkor Night Market – Open until at least midnight with more than 100 shops and merchants.

·        Khmer Ruins – An array of ancient Cambodian architectural masterpieces, from Bayon Temple, known for its forest of heads and maze of dark rooms and galleries, to Ta Prohm, a lost temple in the jungle, entwined in tree roots.

·        Apsara Dance Performance – Prima ballerinas from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia will perform this traditional dance, exclusively for Crystal guests.

Included for guests sailing on the single “Temples & Safaris” itinerary (the fourth segment of Crystal’s 2014 World Cruise), the land program begins on March 7 with meals, inter-Asia transportation and a night at fellow Travel + Leisure World’s Best honoree Peninsula Bangkok, followed by two nights at the five-star Sokha Angkor Wat Resort.  The cruise voyage begins March 10 with an onboard overnight in Singapore, then sails to Jakarta, Indonesia; Mauritius/Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius; and Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa (overnight).

“Together, this land/cruise program offers the best of all bucket lists: a fully hosted immersion into the ancient, artistic and spiritual history of Thai and Cambodian cultures, a choice of several optional safaris in Africa, a mix of unusual destinations, and a substantial piece of Crystal’s coveted World Cruise, filled with glorious days at sea,” says Thomas Mazloum, Crystal’s SVP, operations.

With $700 in savings if booked by Oct. 31, 21-day land/cruise fares begin at $7,520/person.

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