AZURE ocean, exotic islands fringed with white-sand beaches, welcoming fishing villages, colonial-era towns and bustling high-rise cities are just a few of the experiences awaiting you on a cruise of a lifetime to the Islands of the Indian Ocean.
The Senior and Travelrite International have teamed up to offer readers this amazing, fully-escorted 24 night tour Islands of the Indian Ocean from Singapore to Dubai, with 20 nights aboard the luxury cruise ship Norwegian Jade.
From the very first day of your holiday, when you arrive in the amazing city of Singapore and check into your luxury 4-star hotel, you will find yourself immersed in the exotic cultures of South East Asia and the Middle East.
A comprehensive tour of Singapore will include a visit to historic China Town, the magnificent Orchid Gardens and the Marina Bay Precinct before boarding the magnificent cruise ship Norwegian Jade.
Calling into Port Kelang, Malaysia, you will tour the city of Kuala Lumpur and see the Petronas Towers, once the highest buildings in the world, the historic colonial areas and the beautiful Lake Gardens with its botanical and bird parks.
Cruising into the Andaman Sea, 30km from the mainland coast of Northwestern Malaysia, you visit Langkawi an archipelago of 99 islands where you can visit a working rubber plantation and see typical Malay houses built on stilts for protection from flooding. Later you visit the site of one of Langkawi's time-honoured legends - the tomb of Princess Mahsuri.
Next port of call is Phuket which has some of Thailand's most popular beaches. A relaxing boat journey will transport guests to Phang Nga Bay where you explore pristine beaches, mangroves, lagoons and caves and see the famous James Bond island featured in the movie the Man with the Golden Gun.
There is also a visit to Phuket Town and the Thalang National Museum.
The next day dawns and it's a visit to Sabang, a part-traditional fishing village, part colonial era town, located on Weh Island off the northern tip of Sumatra.
The cruise also visits Male, the capital of the beautiful Maldives and one of the world's smallest national capitals with a population of only 150,000 people. The spectacular islands of the Maldives are explored by boat revealing pristine beaches and abundant wildlife.
Day 14 sees the Norwegian Jade arrive at Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, located on the island of Mahe with its jungle-clad mountains that rise up from the Indian Ocean.
Mahe's palm-fringed beaches are among the world's most beautiful and this gorgeous island is a highlight of the cruise.
On the morning of Day 19 the Norwegian Jade sails into the port of Muscat in Oman where you can see the Al Alam Palace and drive along the Corniche to visit the Muttrah Souk.
Muscat is followed by Khasab in Oman the most northern city in the Emirates and then on to Abu Dhabi to visit the recently opened Louvre Museum and the Falcon Hospital where you will have the opportunity to hold a falcon and see them swoop though the sky.
The final destination is Dubai, a city which has undergone an amazing transformation from desert town to sophisticated and wealthy centre of Arab influence. A visit to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, will include a lift ride to the top to see spectacular views of the city. Then it's a trip to the reclaimed Palms to see the new Atlantic development and a stop at the famous Mall of the Emirates where you can see indoor skiing.
Of course a visit to Dubai wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Gold Souk one of the oldest and most fascinating traditional markets in the Emirate, renowned for its gold, jewellery and gems.
The Norwegian Jade cruise ship recently underwent extensive upgrades with new modern venues, decor and design; and refurbished staterooms.
Enjoy O'Sheehan's Neighbourhood Bar & Grill, a 24 hour pub serving up your favourite comfort foods or stop by The Pit Stop, a new concept that combines poolside fun and fare.
When it comes to entertainment on Norwegian Jade, there's never a dull moment.
Enjoy a magical evening with a magician and comedy show or get mesmerized by the awe-inspiring acrobatics in Elements.
Blazing Boots is a dazzling full scale production show that blends eye popping music video visuals, hot vocals, and innovative choreography into an evening that is part rock concert and all fun.
The tour from February 26 to March 21, 2020, begins with flights from Australia to Singapore.
Prices begin at $8490ppts. Single prices from $11,700. Including port and handling; and air taxes as at January 1, 2019.
Don't worry about coming alone - guests can be matched in twin-share cabins when available. Every evening you will dine with the group at reserved tables.
Prices include more than $2000 per person value in sightseeing, tours, entrances, transfers and gratuities.
To find out more call 1800-630-343 or here