Gems of South-East Asia

17 days / 16 nights
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    Gems of South-East Asia

    Cruise Asia

    from 11 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
    17 days / 16 nights

    Departure Port : Benoa, Bali
    Arrival Port : Hong Kong

    Ship : LE LAPEROUSE

    • Ref : R110919

    Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines: Set out to visit the mysterious lands of South-East Asia with this exclusive itinerary covering six countries! From Bali to Hong Kong, embark aboard Le Lapérouse for an exceptional 17-day cruise with PONANT.

    Your trip will begin on the Island of the Gods. Renowned for the kindness of its inhabitants, Bali offers beautiful discoveries including lush paddy fields, sacred ceremonies, and abundant marine life.

    From Semarang, you will visit the incredible Borobudur site. Listed as a UNESCO Word Heritage site, this monumental Buddhist temple compounds from the 8th and 9th centuries is home to some 240 temples.

     You will also discover Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. The city is home to beautiful museums as well as the largest village built on stilts in the world.

    Le Lapérouse will then chart a course towards Kota Kinabalu. Located on the Malaysian island of Borneo, the city is dominated by Mount Kinabalu, tout près d’un sublime parc naturel classé à l’Unesco.

    Before reaching the fascinating city of Hong Kong, you will visit Puerto Princesa and its underground river, which weaves its way through a cave of giant stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the secret paradise of El Nido with its sumptuous landscape of turquoise lagoons, deserted beaches and limestone cliffs.

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    Highlights

    • UNESCO sites: the Borobudur temple from Semarang, the Kinabalu park, the Puerto Princesa underground river in the Philippines.
    • A cruise sailing to six Asian countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and China.
    • A highly varied cruise offering a combination of major historical and cultural landmarks, nature, and idyllic islands.
    • The diverse and multicultural city of Singapore with its futuristic architecture, colonial districts, and artistic vitality.
    • From Kuching, encounters with the orangutans, majestic primates with flame-coloured fur.
    • Discovery of El Nido, a secret paradise composed of lagoons and idyllic beaches.

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    Prestige stateroom Deck 4

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 2 staterooms of 27
    • 5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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    Prestige stateroom Deck 5

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 5%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 5%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Prestige Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
    Price Ponant Bonus
    Book now and get the guaranteed best price. 5%off the public rates, per person,  based on  double occupancy.   
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    Privilege Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    •  1sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
    Price Ponant Bonus
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    LE LAPEROUSE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    11 September 2019 – At sea

    Benoa, Bali

    Embarkation 11/09/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 11/09/2019 at 18H00 .

    If it's a taste of exotic authenticity you're after, prepare to be spell-bound by the island of Bali, tucked away in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. The beauty and diversity of its landscapes, the depth and richness of its cultural heritage and the plethora of activities on offer here make Bali a little slice of heaven on Earth. The island's southern coast enthrals with its white sand beaches, its picturesque little fishing villages such as Benoa, and its hills patchworked with terraced rice paddies further inland. Nicknamed 'the Island of Gods' for its sumptuous temples, Bali is the beating heart of Indonesian Hinduism.

    12 September 2019 – At sea

    12 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 12/09/2019. Departure 12/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    13 September 2019 – Semarang

    13 September 2019 – Semarang

    Arrival 13/09/2019 early morning. Departure 13/09/2019 early evening.

    Semarang enjoys a strategic location on the northern coast of Java, making it a cosmopolitan port town and a melting pot of Chinese, Indo-Arabic and European cultures. Before setting off to explore the region's treasures, take a tour of the old town and its smattering of old colonial buildings. Here in Indonesia's most Chinese town, don't miss a trip to the Chinatown districtナ If it's culture you're after, journey deeper into the green, rolling inland region, passing by volcanoes and rice paddies until you reach the royal town of Yogyakarta and one of its ancient kingdoms, the Borobudur : this Buddhist temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's largest temples.

    14 September 2019 – At sea

    14 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 14/09/2019. Departure 14/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    15 September 2019 – Parai Beach

    15 September 2019 – Parai Beach

    Arrival 15/09/2019 early morning. Departure 15/09/2019 late morning.

    The Indonesian Bangka Belitung archipelago, off the eastern coast of Sumatra, is renowned for its beautiful unspoilt beaches and superb diving. Protected by immense granite rocks, Parai Beach, north-east of Bangka Island, is a tropical Eden. Once youメre comfortably installed in the shade of palm trees at the waterメs edge, youメll succumb to the ease and tranquillity of this picture-postcard setting.

    16 September 2019 – Singapore

    16 September 2019 – Singapore

    Arrival 16/09/2019 early morning. Departure 16/09/2019 late afternoon.

    Nicknamed the Garden City, Singapore stretches across Malaysia's southern-most region. Experience the vibrant hustle and bustle of this city-state for yourself at the Marina Bay. No too far away is the historic centre, offering up a unique smorgasbord of neoclassical buildings and contemporary towers. Decked out in topiary, the pavements of Orchard Road are also home to countless shopping centres. The colourful markets in Chinatown and Little India are the perfect opportunity to quell hunger pangs in a hawker centre, one of the city's traditional snack bars. Between the two districts, get a slice of history with a trip to the Raffles dock. It was here that Englishman Sir Raffles, the founder of the city, is said to have arrived one fateful day in January 1819.

    17 September 2019 – At sea

    17 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 17/09/2019. Departure 17/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    18 September 2019 – Kuching, Sarawak

    18 September 2019 – Kuching, Sarawak

    Arrival 18/09/2019 early morning. Departure 18/09/2019 late afternoon.

    On the island of Borneo, the state of Sarawak invites you to live out your dreams of adventure. The largest state in Malaysia is home to some of the oldest forest on the planet and we can easily understand why this little corner of paradise inspired Somerset Maugham, the British writer and traveller, to write one of his novels - The Casuarina Tree. We invite you to follow in the footsteps of the writer and set off to discover the colonial capital of the State: Kuching, which is known as ”Cat City” in Malay, where a feline languor does indeed permeate this tantalizingly elusive city. Lying nonchalantly on the banks of the Sungai Sarawak, this little city is proud of its romantic past and its quaint charm and beauty. 

    19 September 2019 – At sea

    19 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 19/09/2019. Departure 19/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    20 September 2019 – Bandar Seri Begawan

    20 September 2019 – Bandar Seri Begawan

    Arrival 20/09/2019 early morning. Departure 20/09/2019 early evening.

    21 September 2019 – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

    21 September 2019 – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

    Arrival 21/09/2019 early morning. Departure 21/09/2019 late afternoon.

    Located on the north-east coast of the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is an excellent jumping-off point for exploring the natural attractions of the region. It is close to Mt Kinabalu, but before you head off to climb the holy mountain check out the heart of the old city, nicknamed KK by locals. Although there isnメt much left of its colonial heritage, ᅠits multi-cultural restaurants, shops and friendly atmosphere is immensely appealing. Donメt miss a stroll along the KKメs busiest promenade, the colourful Waterfront.

    22 September 2019 – At sea

    22 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 22/09/2019. Departure 22/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    23 September 2019 – Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    23 September 2019 – Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    Arrival 23/09/2019 early morning. Departure 23/09/2019 late afternoon.

    Puerto Princesa, in the centre of Palawan island, is a great place for exploring many of the regionメs natural attractions. You wonメt have to go too far before donning your snorkelling kit and swimming with the abundant and richly diverse sealife: off Puerto Princesa, youメll enjoy the breathtaking coral islands of Honda Bay. If youメd like to experience nature in her most spectacular finery, make sure you see the karstic topography of the underground river in Puerto Princesaメs national park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    24 September 2019 – El Nido, Puerto Princesa

    24 September 2019 – El Nido, Puerto Princesa

    Arrival 24/09/2019 early morning. Departure 24/09/2019 late afternoon.

    To the far north of Palawan island, El Nido is famous for its black rock cliffs where the nests of モsalanganesヤ, a kind of sea lark, are harvested and eaten as a delicacy. This village opens its doors onto the magnificent Bacuit archipelago, a drawcard for marine adventurers. Among the most beautiful spots for snorkelling in the Philippines are the deep blue lagoons from which vast, steep rocks rise. Postcard-perfect beaches and deserted bays ring the island.

    25 September 2019▸26 September 2019 – At sea

    25 September 2019▸26 September 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 25/09/2019. Departure 26/09/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    27 September 2019▸26 September 2019 – Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    Disembarkation 27/09/2019 at 07H00 .

    Hong Kong, known as the “Fragrant harbour”, bordered by the South China Sea, is a heady place attracting tourists from the world over. This former British colony today combines ultramodern shopping malls and authentic markets like the Ladie’s Market or the night market on Temple Street. At first sight, you’ll be overwhelmed by the city’s architecture which, because of lack of ground space, reaches skywards, with its 1,250 skyscrapers and other towers. Believing is seeing, so if you go up to Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island, you’ll see a dizzying and unforgettable view of the bay.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Indonesia: Bali is an official entry port and airport, therefore citizens of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States are visa exempt, with the condition that their stay does not exceed 30 days. You will be asked to show your return ticket or proof of exit of the Indonesian territory.

    • Hong Kong: a visa is not necessary for Hong Kong. However, should you plan on staying in China before or after your cruise, you will need to obtain an individual visa for China. 

    • Brunei: citizens of Canada, United Kingdom and the United States are visa exempt. Australian citizens will be charged onboard for a visa-on-arrival (15€ subject to change).

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      10/09/2019 – Discover Bali (1 night)

      590.00 AU$ **

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    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
    Travellers are advised to check all the information with the authorities concerned prior to the departure date. Ponant advises Travellers to consult the country factsheets relating to the chosen destinations. Ponant specifically draws Travellers' attention to the fact that the information provided may change up until the departure date, and they are advised to consult that information up until the time of departure. CDP invites Travellers to adjust their behavior to the visited country, to exercise vigilance and to avoid carrying valuable objects during their travel.

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