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The PASSHE Alumni & Friends Travel Program presents...

Bali to Bangkok & Beyond

21-Day Cruise-Tour with Voyages to Antiquity
January 21 - February 10, 2013
INCLUDING 3-nights pre-cruise in BALI, 3 nights post-cruise in BANGKOK
and Shore Excursions in Every port
PLUS 2-day air excursion to ANGKOR WAT
Starting at only $4995* per person!
Bali to Bangkok


Take a journey from the "Island of the Gods" to vibrant Bangkok.  Enjoy 3 nights in Bali, followed by Semerang and a visit to Borobudur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, a 3-night hotel stay in Bangkok & an overnight excursion to Angkor Wat.  This is a trip of a lifetime!

The origins, construction and demise of the magnificent temple of Borobudur in Java are shrouded in mystery.  There is no written record of who built Borobudur or why it was built. It was likely founded as a religious site in the 8th century and the construction is thought to have taken a period of 75 years and completed in about 825AD.  Borobudur lay abandoned and hidden for centuries under layers of volcanic ash and thick jungle growth. Nobody knows for sure why it was abandoned but it was never forgotten entirely though with folklore ensuring that stories of the great monument lived on. What is certain is that your visit to this spectacular site will be a highlight of your trip.

Your journey also takes you to the magnificent temple complex at Angkor in Cambodia, the fascinating cities of Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City and Thailand’s vibrant capital, Bangkok. It begins, however, on Bali, the famed “Island of the Gods”, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, sandy beaches and lush rice terraces all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture.

About Voyages to Antiquity:  Voyages to Antiquity has created a cruise experience that is not only for the amateur or professional historian but also for people who simply want to understand the history, art, myths and culture of the ancient world.  The people at Voyages to Antiquity are pioneers of cruising in the Far East. Using this local knowledge, they have created a cruise-tour program which reveals the fascinating past and exotic landscapes of this extraordinary part of the world.  Their journeys, however, are not only about history. As well as visiting breathtaking archaeological treasures you will also see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  

In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of Southeast Asia, Voyages to Antiquity has a mid-sized ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors and sail closer the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views. Our ship's size also allows the navigation of the great rivers of Southeast Asia and berth in the heart of Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

The Aegean Odyssey carries only an average of 350 passengers. It is ideal for those who dislike traveling around with hordes of people. Boutique-style cruising with Voyages to Antiquity is an extraordinary value, as fares include over $2,000 per person in out-of-pocket expenses, making the experience very inclusive. If you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship.

Voyages to Antiquity combine the best of cruising and land tours which are the ideal way to explore these fascinating sites and to get the most from your trip.

Shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise packages are included in all major ports where suitable, including an overnight visit to the wonder of the temples of Angkor.  During all shore excursions, the expert guides will share their knowledge with the group using Quiet Vox. Through your individual headset, this remarkable device allows you to hear the tour leader clearly.   The sightseeing itineraries are outstanding but can be strenuous therefore a reasonable level of fitness is recommended and some passengers may decide to take a break on certain days. The daily program will always indicate the level of walking required on excursions. Comfortable shoes and light clothing are advised.

The lecturers and celebrated speakers who accompany you on the cruise are all first class. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas you will visit and their ability to bring the history of these remarkable civilizations and cultures to life. Their informative and enlightening talks will also charm and entertain you.   Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be their team of young and keen classical history graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the guides on sightseeing trips.

This is a different type of cruising - one that will enrich you in many ways.

Itinerary
Monday, January 21, 2013
DEPARTURE
Depart your home city for exotic Bali.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
BALI, Indonesia
Arrive in BALI and transfer to hotel.

Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts and performing arts.  Your extended hotel stay on this magical island will give you plenty of time to explore its many charms, both cultural and sybaritic.  Your tour will include an experience of this unique culture: you will be see a Barong Dance performance at Batubulan, a dance that describes the fight between good and evil where all the performers wear unique masks, visit the village of Mas, renowned for its woodcarvings and also travel to the pilgrimage site of Gunung Kawi, known for its bathing pools and holy springs.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
BALI, Indonesia
BARONG DANCE performance, visit the village of MAS. Afternoon tour to the pilgrimage site of GUNUNG KAWI, known for its bathing pools and holy springs.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
BALI, Indonesia
Free day to explore & optional tours.

Friday, January 25, 2013
BALI, Indonesia
Free day to explore & optional tours.
Transfer to your ship, the Aegean Odyssey.
Ship sails at 6:00 PM.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Day at Sea.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
SEMERANG, Indonesia
Arrive 6:00 AM Travel to the ancient site of BOROBUDUR - the Mountain of Statues
Situated on the north coast of Java, Semerang is a former Dutch colonial port. From here you will travel inland to the central mountains and the temple complex of Borobudur.  Said by the historian Arnold Toynbee to be the equal of the Parthenon, Borobudur, the Mountain of Statues, is a truly breathtaking sight and one of the world’s great treasures
Ship sails at 9:00 PM.

Monday, January 28, 2013
Day at Sea.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Day at Sea.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
SINGAPORE, Singapore
Arrive at 6:00 AM.

A fascinating tour of the city will give you a flavor of both modern and the historical Singapore. It Sir Stamford Raffles built. It was his vision that identified Singapore as the perfect port for British trade and in 1819 he persuaded Sultan Hussein to cede it to the British. Singapore’s fortunes flourished until it fell to the Japanese in World War II but, after post-war independence, the energy and dynamism of Singapore’s people created one of the great modern cities of Asia.
Ship sails at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Day at Sea.

Friday, February 1, 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Arrive at 6:00 PM  Ship is in port overnight.
A spectacular arrival in one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting cities as Aegean Odyssey cruises up the Saigon River to berth in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Your central location is perfect for not only exploring Saigon but also gives you the chance to sample one of the world’s great cuisines (no visit to Vietnam is complete without trying a bowl of the local noodle soup, pho). You will visit the main attractions including the extraordinary market in Chinatown, the great monument to the French colonial era Notre Dame Cathedral and the moving War Remnants Museum. You can also venture outside the city to experience the Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of underground tunnels built by the Viet Minh and Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
City tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, War Remnants Museum, Chinatown market. Option to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels

Ship sails at 6:00 PM.

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Day at Sea.

Monday, February 4, 2013
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia
Arrive at 7:00 AM
Travel to PHNOM PENH for a city tour: Royal Palace and National Museum with extensive collection of Khmer art and sculpture.

From the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, you will travel to the country’s exotic capital Phnom Penh. With its fragrant markets, Royal Palace, bustling riverfront and monks in traditional saffron robes, this is a place redolent of an older Asia. After Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century, Phnom Penh on the banks of the Mekong River became the country’s new capital. The city flourished during French colonial rule and much of its current layout dates from this time. Despite horrific suffering during the time of the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodians are a resilient people and Phnom Penh is once again a thriving and charming place. Your visit will include the National Museum with its extensive collection of Khmer art
and sculpture and the Royal Palace.

Ship sails at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Day at Sea.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand
Arrive at 8:00 AM.
Disembark AEGEAN ODYSSEY, and transfer to hotel.

Here you will benefit from the advantage of small-ship cruising as Aegean Odyssey sails up the Chao Phraya River to the heart of Bangkok. From here you will disembark for a four-night hotel stay including an unforgettable trip by air to the temples of Angkor.

Founded in 1782, Bangkok is a relatively young city but it has made up for lost time. Your day in what is perhaps Asia’s most vibrant city will include visits to Wat Po with its colossal reclining Buddha, the lavishly decorated Grand Palace and Wat Traimit which is home to the Golden Buddha, a statue made from 5½ tons of solid gold. You will also have the option of experiencing Buddhist meditation techniques at a local temple and trying your hand at mastering one of Asia’s most famous cuisines at a cooking school.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand
City tour of BANGKOK including a visit to WAT PO - Grand Palace & Wat Traimit

Friday. February 8, 2013
ANGKOR WAT, Cambodia

A flight to ANGKOR and an overnight hotel stay at the Sokha Angkor Resort. Visit to ANGKOR WAT, the jungle temple of Ta Prohm, and the 54 towers of the Bayon temple in Bangkok, you will enjoy a 2-day excursion by air to the magnificent temples of Angkor. The ruins of Angkor are located amid forests and farmland to the north of the Great Lake (Tonlé Sap), near modern-day Siem Reap and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the monumental Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument. Your visit will include the famous and mysterious jungle temple of Ta Prohm, the 54 towers of the Bayon temple and, of course, the magnificent Angkor Wat.

Saturday, February 9, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand
Return to Bangkok.

Sunday, February 10, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand
Transfer to airport for a flight home





Aegean Odyssey

Pricing
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include:  3-night pre-cruise package in Bali, 3 nights post cruise in Bangkok with a 2-day air excursion to Angkor Wat (internal flights included), 12-night cruise including an overnight stop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, all transfers, excursions in each port, tours in Bali and Bangkok, onboard gratuities, $100 per stateroom onboard credit,  all meals onboard the ship with a choice of restaurant and open-seating dining so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine;  complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with your evening meal PLUS a $100/stateroom shipboard credit.

AIR:  Philadelphia and Pittsburgh $1,095 per person; Newark $995 per person.  
Other air cities available.  Please call for rates.

Standard Inside Cabins (Category N) $4,995.00
130 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower

Premium Inside Cabins (Categories M & L) $5,350.00 - $5,695.00
130 sq ft staterooms located on Columbus and Belvedere Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower

Standard Outside Cabins (Category K) $5995.00
130 sq ft staterooms located on Columbus Deck. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

Premium Outside Cabins (Categories J - H) $6350.00 - $6795.00
130 sq ft premium outside staterooms located on Columbus, Belvedere & Bridge Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower in categories J and I.  Fixed double beds in category H.  Category H cabins have partially obstructed views.

Deluxe Outside Cabins (Categories G & F) $7,250.00 - $7,550.00
200 - 215 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/Shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin or fixed double beds (a few cabins in these categories have fixed twin beds).

Deluxe Balcony Cabins (Categories D & C) $8,550.00 - $8,895.00
275 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere, Lido and Bridge Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected.

Junior Suite with Balcony (Category B) $9,650.00
310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Owner’s Suite with Balcony (Category A) $10,395.00
550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

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Not included: Visa fees and government taxes of $93.00 per person.

Deposit: A 10% deposit is due within 7 days of making your reservations.

Final Payment Date: October 15, 2012.

Special offers may exist at time of booking. You will always receive the lowest available price.
A very limited number of single cabins are available at a substantial saving over the regular single supplement. Please call for rates and availability.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO BOOK SOON FOR BEST AVAILABILITY! Reservations after that date will be accepted as long as space is still available.   Remember, Aegean Odyssey carries only 350 passengers so space is limited!

Book early to avoid disappointment!
For reservations and information call Christie (ext. 107) or Craig (ext. 103) at Cruisin’ - (610) 341-1979 or (800) 506-7447

Book now to guarantee your spot on this great trip!

Cruisin’ is not responsible for any rate and/or availability changes and we reserve the right to correct any errors



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