STAR COLLECTOR: EPIC EAST ASIA

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Star Collector: Epic East Asia

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FRI FEB 8
TO 4:00 PM Bangkok

day 1 Bangkok, Thailand


Known for its beautiful ornate shrines and temples and vibrant street life, Bangkok is one of the top cities in the world to visit. Your ship is docked as close to Bangkok as any ship can get. Highlights include the Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, and the Floating Market. Extend your stay to include the overland Angkor Wat/Cambodia tour.
SAT FEB 9
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ko Kut

day 2 Ko Kut, Thailand


Far less developed and more idyllic than many other Thai islands, Ko Kut is rather flat and covered almost entirely by native forest or coconut and rubber plantations. You will find a number of pristine beaches here.  We will anchor and tender to a private pier for a signature beach barbecue.
TUE FEB 12
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Malacca

day 5 Malacca, Malaysia


Malacca Malaysia
Malaysia’s history permeates this UNESCO World Heritage Site city. The older part of the city has, in addition to the old palace and large buildings, many private houses and shops from nearly a century or more ago, built by Chinese traders. Exploration here includes temples, churches, old Dutch houses and a village of traditional Melakan houses. The Jejak Warisan Heritage Trail features many historic sites. It goes into the Baba Nyonya Museum, temples, St. Paul’s and the Porta de Santiago monument.
WED FEB 13
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Kuala Lumpur

day 6 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur
This is a city of many faces, from the aboriginal village on Carey Island to the sweeping 360° views from one of the world’s highest towers. It’s hard to know where to begin. Some sights are hard to miss – the soaring KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, for instance. Others are less apparent but every bit as fascinating. The British colonial buildings of Merdeka Square and the Royal Selangor Club. Like a crazy quilt, somehow it all blends together in a harmonious whole that is a thrill to explore.
THU FEB 14
1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Langkawi

day 7 Langkawi, Malaysia


Langkawi Malaysia
The question here is not if you will spend your day enjoying nature but how. Explore this UNESCO Global Geopark of the mangroves by kayak or launch, or take a gondola up the mountain for outstanding views of the rainforest. Sea eagles and hornbills fly overhead, jungle and rice paddies cover 80 percent of the island, and most of the rest is covered by beautiful black or white beaches. What an ideal place to spend the day.
FRI FEB 15
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Phuket

day 8 Phuket, Thailand


Known as the pearl of Thailand, Phuket is famous for pristine beaches, lush vegetation and natural beauty and is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. Discover the busy markets and ancient shophouses, the fabulous food and some of the finest resorts and spas in Thailand.
SAT FEB 16
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Phuket

day 9 Phuket, Thailand


Known as the pearl of Thailand, Phuket is famous for pristine beaches, lush vegetation and natural beauty and is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. Discover the busy markets and ancient shophouses, the fabulous food and some of the finest resorts and spas in Thailand.
SUN FEB 17
9:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Penang

day 10 Penang, Malaysia


Penang Malaysia
The culture, the cuisine, even the language here is a mishmash of Malay, English, Chinese, Indian, and more. Learn to speak a few words of Manglish (Malaysian English) to earn smiles from the friendly people in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its eclectic 200-year-old architecture.
TUE FEB 19
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Singapore

day 12 Singapore


Say hello to Stamford Raffles’ engaging city, a modern metropolis which is blended with the traditional historic towns of the founders. These include Chinatown, Little India and the Malay community of Kampong Glam. The Singapore River meanders through the center of the island with vistas of skyscrapers and historic shop houses, often side-by-side. Singapore is a tropical garden city with flowers and greenery everywhere. Among the attractions are the domes at Gardens by the Bay located near Marina Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Botanic Gardens. Orchard Road is the epicenter for shopping some of Asia’s leading retailers and includes both international brands and local shops.
THU FEB 21
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Kuching

day 14 Kuching, Malaysia


Kuching, Malaysia
Once a part of the Brunei empire, Kuching (translated means cat) is the cat lover's capital of the world.  You will find cat statues and cat monuments throughout the city. The natural beauty of the tree-lined waterfront and the Sarawak River running through the city, is also found at the Sarawak National Park, Bako National Park, and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, an orangutan rehabilitation facility.
SAT FEB 23
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara

day 16 Bandar Seri Begawan/Muara, Brunei


The vast oil fields and oil production of Brunei have made it one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Not to be missed here is the Sultan Omar Saifuddin Mosque, with its gold domes.  You might also venture by water taxi to the water village and discover the maze of wooden boardwalks there. Brunei is also filled with many beautiful markets, including the famous Pasar Gadon Night Market.
SUN FEB 24
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Kota Kinabalu

day 17 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Situated on the coast of Borneo bordered by the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is your gateway to Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exceptional array of functioning ecosystems. You will see over 1,200 species of orchids, and more than half of Borneo's plants, birds, mammals and amphibians live here.  In Kota Kinabalu itself you will get an idea of the numerous indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo at the Mari Mari Cultural Village, including the local culture that lives in stilt villages along the coast.
TUE FEB 26
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Palawan Puerto Princesa

day 19 Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines


Voted the "Best Island in the World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2016, this island is a center for eco-tourism and home to multiple natural UNESCO sites including the coral reef Tubbataha and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the longest navigable underground river in the world. Other highlights of Puerto Princesa include the Palawan Heritage Centre, Iwahiq Penal Colony and Immaculate Conception Church.
WED FEB 27
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Boracay

day 20 Boracay, Philippines


Another day in tropical paradise. The beaches of Boracay are the feature on this small island only 4 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Sunbathe on the powdery white sand of White Beach, consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the world, or spend some time snorkeling the pristine waters.
THU FEB 28
7:30 AM TO 3:00 PM Coron/Busuanga Island

day 21 Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines


Coron is famous for divers and snorkelers due to the numerous well-preserved Japanese shipwrecks from WWII that are found there. Sought-after snorkeling sites include Siete Pecados, the Twin Lagoons and Atuwayan Beach.  Coron itself is very small but offers beautiful beaches and is the jumping off place for island tours and boat trips.
FRI MAR 1
11:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Manila

day 22 Manila, Philippines


Manila Philippines
Manila is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a delightful blend of cultures and flavors. It has experienced Spanish, British, Japanese and American rule as evidenced in the variety of architecture. Sights to see in Manila include the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and San Agustin Church.  The city's Binondo neighborhood is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world. Rizal Park is home to many museums, themed gardens and other interesting sights. Overnighting in Manila will allow for plenty of time for the great shopping found there.
SAT MAR 2
12:01 AM TO 12:00 PM Manila

day 23 Manila, Philippines


Manila Philippines
Manila is considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with a delightful blend of cultures and flavors. It has experienced Spanish, British, Japanese and American rule as evidenced in the variety of architecture. Sights to see in Manila include the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and San Agustin Church.  The city's Binondo neighborhood is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world. Rizal Park is home to many museums, themed gardens and other interesting sights. Overnighting in Manila will allow for plenty of time for the great shopping found there.
SUN MAR 3
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Hundred Islands

day 24 Hundred Islands, Philippines


There are actually 124 islands at low tide, 123 at high tide in Hundred Islands National Park. Very few of the islands are inhabited but you will find lots of marine life, including crab-eating macaques, civets, dolphins, the occasional dugongs and a number of sea turtle species.  Today is a day for island hopping, swimming, lounging on the beach or snorkeling.
TUE MAR 5
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Hong Kong

day 26 Hong Kong, China


Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
WED MAR 6
12:01 AM TO 4:00 PM Hong Kong

day 27 Hong Kong, China


Our ship docks right in the heart of Hong Kong’s harbor, putting you at the center of all manner of attractions. Watch sampans and junks glide through the waters of Aberdeen. Soak in the towering skyscrapers, peaceful green hillsides and world-famous Harbour from the top of Victoria Peak. Pursue bargains at Stanley Market. Have your fortune told at the Temple Street Night Market. Visit Lantau Island where a giant bronze Buddha holds court.
FRI MAR 8
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Taipei (Keelung)

day 29 Taipei (Keelung), China (Taiwan)


The modern metropolis and capital city of Taiwan is an interesting mix of Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cultures. The skyline is dominated by the 1,671-foot, 101-storied, bamboo-shaped skyscraper, Taipei 101. Other highlights of Taipei include the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park, Martyrs’ Shrine which is an excellent example of classical Ming Dynasty architecture, and the Confucius Temple.
SAT MAR 9
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Ishigaki Island

day 30 Ishigaki Island, Japan


Ishigaki City is the southernmost Japanese city located closer to Taiwan than the main islands of Japan. Well known by Japanese tourists for the clear waters and coral reefs, the island is ringed by beaches offering excellent snorkeling, swimming and diving. The emerald-green water of Kabira Bay, a top sightseeing spot famous for the cultivation of black pearls is here, which you can view on a glass bottom boat trip as swimming is not allowed.
MON MAR 11
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Shanghai

day 32 Shanghai, China


Welcome to the “Pearl of the Orient” and the center of China’s industry and trade.  Built on the edge of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is an impressive mix of old and new.  The colorful skyline features many skyscrapers including the recognizable Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1,535 feet high and the tallest TV tower in Asia.  Old City Shanghai is a maze of streets with small shops, restaurants, and street vendors.  A visit to Nanjing Road will introduce you to over 600 shops along a 3.4-mile road.  Also see the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple.
TUE MAR 12
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Shanghai

day 33 Shanghai, China


Welcome to the “Pearl of the Orient” and the center of China’s industry and trade.  Built on the edge of the Huangpu River, Shanghai is an impressive mix of old and new.  The colorful skyline features many skyscrapers including the recognizable Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1,535 feet high and the tallest TV tower in Asia.  Old City Shanghai is a maze of streets with small shops, restaurants, and street vendors.  A visit to Nanjing Road will introduce you to over 600 shops along a 3.4-mile road.  Also see the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple.
THU MAR 14
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Qingdao

day 35 Qingdao, China


Home of the longest bridge in the world (16.6 miles) and the famous Tsingtao Brewery, Qingdao is an important seaport due to its close proximity to Korea and Japan and hosted the sailing competitions for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The official symbol of Qingdao is the Zhanqiao Pier which features the picturesque Huilange Pavilion and the Wu Si Guangchang. Nearby is the Taiqing Palace, the birthplace of Taoism and over 2,000 years old.
SAT MAR 16
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Beijing (Tianjin)

day 37 Beijing (Tianjin), China


Your ship will dock in Tianjin, the nearest port city to Beijing, located 105 miles away. As the capital of China Beijing is the main political, economic and cultural center for China.  Highlights here include the UNESCO Sites of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Huangyaguan Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs, and also historic Tiananmen Square.
TUE MAR 19
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Karatsu

day 40 Karatsu, Japan


Karatsu, Japan
Located on the island of Kyushu, Karatsu is one of the closest Japanese cities to the Korean Peninsula. Karatsu Castle is the main attraction here. Built in 1608, it houses a museum of the castle’s history and Karatsu ceramics. Karatsu is also known for its pottery which can be viewed at the Karatsu-yaki Pottery Gallery. Also worth visiting is the Karatsu Hikiyama Exhibition Hall which displays the 14 floats used in the annual Karatsu Kunchi Festival in November.
WED MAR 20
5:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Busan

day 41 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
THU MAR 21
12:01 AM TO 1:00 PM Busan

day 42 Busan, South Korea


The second largest city in South Korea is a popular leisure destination due to the nearby hot springs. It is home to many famous beaches that lure visitors from around the world and the UNESCO site of Gyeongju an outdoor museum that was once the capital of the Silla Kingdom and holds many architectural points of interest including ornate temples.   Also of interest is South Korea’s largest temple, Tongdosa Temple, renowned for having no outdoor statues.
FRI MAR 22
10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Hiroshima

day 43 Hiroshima, Japan


Largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during WWII, Hiroshima today is a modern city on the island of Honshu. The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Arch, a UNESCO site commonly referred to as the Atomic Dome, commemorates the 1945 event.  One feature is a colorful memorial to Sadako Sasaki, a young woman whose dying wish for peace was told in the story A Thousand Paper Cranes. Also worth seeing is the Hiroshima Museum of Art displaying paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Fujishima and Asai and the UNESCO red torii of Miyajima.
SAT MAR 23
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Tamano

day 44 Tamano, Japan


Tamano Japan
Today will be memorable as you cruise the Inland Sea to Tamano. Very few ships cruise here so you’ll be able to spot the art that seems to be everywhere. Visit the nearly 8-mile-long Seto Ohashi double-decker bridge, the longest one in the world. And find Korakuen Garden, considered one of the three best landscaped gardens in Japan, or take the short ferry ride to Naoshima Island, known for its modern art museums.
SUN MAR 24
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Osaka

day 45 Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the gateway to Kyoto with great street food, bright lights and delightful night life. Its main historic landmark is the 16th century Osaka Castle surrounded by a moat and many flowering trees. Kyoto is famous for its numerous Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It is also known for formal traditions like kaiseki dining (multiple courses of precise dishes) and geisha entertainers.
TUE MAR 26
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Shimizu

day 47 Shimizu, Japan


Most notably known as the city you can see  the UNESCO site of Mount Fuji from.  This small port city considered one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan has many historical building like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Sumpugo Park, and Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. The 65-foot Shiraito Waterfall, located near Mount Fuji looks like it could be silk. Enjoy tuna from Japan’s largest fishery here or a cup of maccha, a Japanese green tea.
WED MAR 27
7:00 AM TO Tokyo

day 48 Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo Japan
There are so many interesting things about Tokyo it is not possible to list them here and you will want to plan to extend your stay. This is the place for excellent and unlimited shopping choices and from where new fashion trends seem to spring. It offers excellent cuisine and has earned mention on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Even though Tokyo’s neon-lit streets make it seem modernistic, it also prides itself on retaining its shogun past, carrying on sumo tournaments and kabuki productions. Tokyo is also committed to providing green spaces in the city or on the outskirts, quickly reached by train.

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