STAR COLLECTOR: SAILING AMONG DRAGONS: CHINA & JAPAN

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Star Collector: Sailing Among Dragons: China & Japan

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From $ 6,699 pp September One Week Sale

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Mar 3 Sat
4:00 PM
Mar 4 Sun
At Sea
Mar 5 Mon
At Sea
Mar 6 Tue
8:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 7 Wed
12:01 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 8 Thu
At Sea
Mar 9 Fri
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
Mar 10 Sat
2:00 PM
11:59 PM
Mar 11 Sun
12:01 AM
10:00 PM
Mar 12 Mon
At Sea
Mar 13 Tue
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 14 Wed
12:01 AM
2:00 PM
Mar 15 Thu
At Sea
Mar 16 Fri
9:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 17 Sat
12:01 AM
6:00 PM
Mar 18 Sun
At Sea
Mar 19 Mon
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 20 Tue
11:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 21 Wed
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Mar 22 Thu
1:00 PM
8:00 PM
Mar 23 Fri
At Sea
Mar 24 Sat
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Mar 25 Sun
10:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 26 Mon
12:01 AM
9:00 PM
Mar 27 Tue
At Sea
Mar 28 Wed
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Mar 29 Thu
At Sea
Mar 30 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mar 31 Sat
12:01 AM
SAT MAR 3
TO 4:00 PM Singapore

day 1 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.
TUE MAR 6
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Ho Chi Minh City

day 4 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels where the Viet Cong based their insurgency. Delve into Vietnamese traditions in the villages of the Mekong Delta. Or stay close to your elegant ship enjoying the city’s French colonial flare, maybe bartering for conical hats and form-fitting ao dai at the market.
WED MAR 7
12:01 AM TO 5:00 PM Ho Chi Minh City

day 5 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels where the Viet Cong based their insurgency. Delve into Vietnamese traditions in the villages of the Mekong Delta. Or stay close to your elegant ship enjoying the city’s French colonial flare, maybe bartering for conical hats and form-fitting ao dai at the market.
FRI MAR 9
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Nha Trang

day 7 Nha Trang, Vietnam


Famed for its crystalline waters, this beautiful seaside city entices you with open air markets, scenic shorelines, and a look into the fascinating civilization of the Cham people, ancient rulers of Vietnam and Cambodia. The red-and-ochre Po Nagar Cham Towers are truly spectacular, perched on a hill overlooking the harbor.
SAT MAR 10
2:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Da Nang

day 8 Da Nang, Vietnam


We’ll stay here overnight to explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. My Son Sanctuary is Vietnam’s most important Champa ruin dating back to the 4th century. The imperial city of Hue is the spiritual heart of Vietnam and home to Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Admire the beauty of Hue’s bridges, canals, and lakes. And Hoi An is a tranquil 16th century trading town that has changed little over the centuries. Walk over the 400-year-old covered bridge, pausing to ponder the dog and monkey statues guarding either end.
SUN MAR 11
12:01 AM TO 10:00 PM Da Nang

day 9 Da Nang, Vietnam


We’ll stay here overnight to explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. My Son Sanctuary is Vietnam’s most important Champa ruin dating back to the 4th century. The imperial city of Hue is the spiritual heart of Vietnam and home to Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Admire the beauty of Hue’s bridges, canals, and lakes. And Hoi An is a tranquil 16th century trading town that has changed little over the centuries. Walk over the 400-year-old covered bridge, pausing to ponder the dog and monkey statues guarding either end.
TUE MAR 13
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Halong Bay

day 11 Halong Bay, Vietnam


Halong Bay is our gateway to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam about 3.5 hours away but well worth the visit. Hanoi boasts a fascinating blend of East and West with lots of Chinese influences and French design. Highlights include the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Thirty-Six Streets District in Old Town Hanoi, and Hoa Lo Prison, known widely as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Explore the mystical landscape of Halong Bay by charming traditional fishing junk.
WED MAR 14
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Halong Bay

day 12 Halong Bay, Vietnam


Halong Bay is our gateway to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam about 3.5 hours away but well worth the visit. Hanoi boasts a fascinating blend of East and West with lots of Chinese influences and French design. Highlights include the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Thirty-Six Streets District in Old Town Hanoi, and Hoa Lo Prison, known widely as the “Hanoi Hilton.” Explore the mystical landscape of Halong Bay by charming traditional fishing junk.
FRI MAR 16
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Hong Kong

day 14 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.
SAT MAR 17
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Hong Kong

day 15 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.
MON MAR 19
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Taipei (Keelung)

day 17 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.
TUE MAR 20
11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Miyakojima (Hirara)

day 18 Miyakojima (Hirara), Japan


Miyakojima Hirara Japan
Famous for its white-sand beaches and clear waters, Miyakojima is considered by many to have the most beautiful beaches in Japan. Visit the town of Hirara where you will see the 16th century tomb of samurai hero Nakasone Tuyumya. Other highlights include Taragawa Awamori Sake Brewery, Utopia Farm and the amazing view of Higashi Henna Cape.
WED MAR 21
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Okinawa (Naha)

day 19 Okinawa (Naha), Japan


Renowned for its scenic beauty, rich history and unique Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, Okinawa is famous for its ceramic wares. Tsuboya Potter Museum is the place to visit to learn about this beautiful artform. You’ll also want to see Shuri Castle & Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kokusai Street, the main shopping area.
THU MAR 22
1:00 PM TO 8:00 PM Ishigaki Island

day 20 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.
SAT MAR 24
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Zhoushan / ZHUJIAJIAN

day 22 Zhoushan / ZHUJIAJIAN, China


Considered the “Venice of China,” Zhujiajian is connected by 36 bridges over a series of lakes and streams. You can walk across centuries-old stone bridges and explore hidden passageways allowing you to see into China’s past. The nearby island of Putuoshan is accessible by ferry and is home to very important Buddhist sites, including 80 monasteries and gardens. The main temple has a 110-foot bronze and gold statue dedicated to Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.
SUN MAR 25
10:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Shanghai

day 23 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.
MON MAR 26
12:01 AM TO 9:00 PM Shanghai

day 24 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.
WED MAR 28
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Qingdao

day 26 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.
FRI MAR 30
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Beijing (Tianjin)

day 28 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.
SAT MAR 31
12:01 AM TO Beijing (Tianjin)

day 29 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.

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