January 2 - February 4, 2025

Spice Islands

Singapore Roundtrip

Escorted By: Pam and Nick Cannon

34 Days

Most Meals

Leader

CT Rating

In-depth exploration within the comfort of Holland America Line's ms Noordam

Embark on an exceptional Spice Islands voyage, departing from the vibrant city of Singapore. This voyage will take us through the renowned "Coral Triangle," the epicenter of global marine diversity, and introduce us to the diverse cultural heritage of coastal communities in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia. 
Developed in collaboration with a marine biologist, this innovative itinerary transcends conventional notions of exploration. From iconic themed soirées to culturally inspired gastronomy, we shall engage with these locales at a profound level.

CT RATING 1 - LEISURELY
This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel. Optional excursions are not covered by this rating and may involve considerable walking, sometimes over rough surfaces. Some ports of call require tenders to reach shore.

Tour Highlights

  • Sail the renowned "Coral Triangle," the epicenter of global marine diversity
  • Enjoy a pre-cruise stay in Singapore, including a half day tour of the amazing Gardens by the Bay
  • Experience the the Great Barrier Reef, the world's longest coral reef and also the world's largest living organism
  • Snorkel the undersea gardens of the Ribbon Reefs, bursting with corals, tropical fish, sharks, whales and dolphins
  • Visit the tropical city of Darwin, known for its relaxed atmosphere, balmy weather, fabulous fusion food and vibrant outdoor markets
  • Glide the serene Flores Sea passing remote Komba Island, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia

Inclusive Features

  • 28-night cruise on the ms Noordam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in the category selected
  • Plus 2 nights in Singapore pre-cruise including breakfast, a half day tour of Gardens by the Bay, and transfers
  • All meals and entertainment while on board
  • Services of our journey leaders, guides and cruise director
  • All gratuities for included services, all cruise line taxes and fees
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • Air-inclusive rates also include: estimated return economy airfare, transfers between airports, hotels, and the ship, all current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Itinerary

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Have any questions? Contact Roselle at rking [at] craigtravel.com or call 1-800-387-8890

Holland America Line

ms Noordam

The ms Noordam is breathtaking in every detail. It offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, and priceless museum-quality art from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs. At 82,000 tons she carries just over 1,924 passengers in comfort.


The ship provides unforgettable entertainment experiences with lounges and restaurants to enjoy during leisurely days at sea. The spacious three level World Stage theatre for colourful stage shows, the Lincoln Center Stage showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music, as well as afternoon recitals, and the B.B. King’s Blues Club that brings the best of Memphis music to the sea. The list goes on with the spacious Lido for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto for elegant alternative dining, regional cooking demonstrations with food and wine tastings, a complete casino, library, card room, and numerous intimate lounges for a quiet conversation or a pre-dinner dance. Ample deck area, a complete teak Promenade deck, three pools, a sports deck and a superb fitness centre with spa and beauty parlour are all ours to enjoy.


All staterooms feature two lower beds (which can convert to a queen) including Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, a private bathroom with premium massage shower heads, a flat-screen TV with interactive menu of programming including; on-demand movies, music stations, as well as both live and pre-recorded television.

ms Noordam Deckplan (258.27 KB)

Ports of Call

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Cruise Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

K Inside Twin (Various)

Single

$12,195

Double / Twin

$7,655

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

E Outside Twin (Main)

Single

$15,675

Double / Twin

$9,595

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

C Outside Twin (Main)

Single

$16,035

Double / Twin

$9,795

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VD Veranda (Upper Verandah, Rotterdam)

Single

$21,595

Double / Twin

$11,845

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VC Veranda (Various)

Single

$21,725

Double / Twin

$11,915

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VB Veranda (Various)

Single

$21,855

Double / Twin

$11,985

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

VA Veranda (Various)

Single

$21,985

Double / Twin

$12,045

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

SS Signature (Upper Verandah)

Single

$27,765

Double / Twin

$14,975

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

SB Neptune (Various)

Single

$36,385

Double / Twin

$19,285

Airfares in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Toronto
$2,595
Ottawa
$2,695
Halifax / Regina / Saskatoon
$2,935
Winnipeg / Calgary / Edmonton
$2,835
Vancouver
$2,045
Victoria
$2,935

Do you have any questions about this journey? Don't hesitate to contact us!

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Final payment is due August 29, 2024. Deposit is $2,500 per person.

Shore Excursions are not included in your cruise cost, allowing you to decide how you will use your time ashore.

 

The rates listed are per person based on sharing a twin-bedded cabin, and include all of the applicable inclusive features and land arrangements. See deck plan for full category details. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at the time of booking - book early for the best choice. Please inquire about single rates, or visit our website.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are estimated, subject to change, and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Should you have specific flight preferences or wish to upgrade, please advise us at time of booking. Refer to inclusive features for details. Prices are based on rates, taxes, and fees effective August 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.


Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to the enrollment form for terms and conditions.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.