Join CMV's newest ship in Singapore for her maiden voyage through Asia, where exotic Malaysia contrasts with the heady ambience of India and Oman. Discover ancient wonders at Luxor, Petra and Cairo during calls to Egypt and Jordan. Sail through the Suez Canal to Israel, Greece and Italy. The South of France, Spain and Portugal, bring added glitz while the final port of Amsterdam ends this voyage on a high.
The splendid Amy Johnson will soon become a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet. This impressive mid-sized cruise is beautifully stylish with contemporary decor, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. Amy Johnson offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests.
Fly UK to Singapore to join CMV's Amy Johnson
Arrive in Singapore and transfer to the ship. Explore the ship and all its facilities and then as you are in Singapore overnight, you can explore Singapore too!
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and South East Asia’s oriental star. Retaining its heritage of colonial buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars, this modern island is today more about contemporary art and hi-tech architecture. Victorian buildings and Chinese shop-houses with their red tiled roofs make for striking state-of-the-art conversions.
The ‘Historic State’ of Malaysia, Malacca is a melting pot of culture and history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its well-preserved architecture the city proudly showcases its Dutch, Portuguese and English heritage.
The British made Kuala Lumpur the capital of Peninsular Malaysia in the late 19th century, erecting grand colonial buildings that continue to stand proudly today. Since then, a virtual ‘race to the sky’ has seen the graceful buildings and mosques surrounded by steel and glass towers. As well as museums and temples to visit, there’s an elephant sanctuary and rainforest canopy walk.
The ‘jewel in the crown’ of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. George Town, the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, boasts a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. This paradise island has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Enjoy these days at sea relaxing before you arrive in India.
Beautifully situated in Kerala, Cochin has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. If you’re not tempted by an overland excursion to Delhi or Agra and the Taj Mahal, take in some of Cochin’s fascinating cultural legacy, which includes a synagogue, churches, mosques, temples and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Don’t miss the Mattancherry Palace or a stroll along the lovely beach, scattered with unique Chinese fishing nets.
Your first glimpse of Mumbai, a densely populated and intoxicating city, will be the iconic Gateway of India that sits on the waterfront. A trip to Elephanta Island visits the temple carved out of rock. Visit too, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus whose exterior is a jungle of stone. Be sure to experience the furious energy of Mumbai’s markets.
The second city of the Sultanate of Oman, after Muscat, Salalah is a place of antiquity with a heritage dating back to 100 B.C. and a number of natural attractions such as the nearby mountains, lush wadi areas and an attractive coastline with beautiful beaches. An abundance of Frankincense trees in the area give rise to the epithet ‘Perfume Capital of Arabia’.
Reached across the Eastern Desert from Safaga, Luxor, in the celebrated Valley of the Kings, is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum. Nothing in the world compares to the scale and grandeur of the ancient monuments.
The port of Aqaba has been an important strategic and commercial centre since Roman times. It presents the opportunity to visit the lost city of Petra, which lies in the surrounding desert - a city that is estimated to date back to 6,000 B.C. - and Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence found his destiny as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
Home to the northern point of the Suez Canal, Port Said’s impressive 56m high lighthouse has safely guided ships in and out of the canal since 1869 and from the boardwalk you can watch as ships queue to enter the canal. From Port Said take an optional shore excursion to Egypt’s pulsating capital city, Cairo, home to the famous pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
The ancient port to Tel Aviv, Ashdod is the gateway to the sacred city of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. There’s much to see and do – optional tours will give you a broad view but be sure to see the gold-plated Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the City of David.
Santorini, or Thira, is a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea approximately 120 miles south east of the Greek mainland and is home to a rich variety of landscapes and villages.
Perched 900ft high on the dramatic cliffs overlooking the bay is the Island’s capital, Fira. A short cable car ride from the port brings you to this quaint old town with whitewashed buildings lining narrow cobblestoned streets bursting with shops, tavernas, hotels and cafes.
Beyond the town there is a beautiful countryside where tradition still survives. Cave houses, gardens, vineyards and tiny churches are all waiting to be discovered.
Piraeus is the gateway to Athens, the city of Plato and Socrates. Visit the Acropolis with its mighty Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. In the heart of the city there’s the National Archaeological Museum and the Olympic Stadium used for the first modern games.
Nestled between the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, Catania is a delight of wide boulevards, lush parks and vibrant piazzas. Ensure you take an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Etna the most active volcano in Europe.
Naples is Italy’s third largest city located on the beautiful Amalfi Peninsula. Spend time, on an optional excursion, walking through the desolated streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which were covered in ash after the fateful eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome, Italy's capital and 'Eternal City'. Steeped in a 3000 year history, Rome is a living monument to explore and discover. From the wonderfully preserved Pantheon to the impressive Colosseum, Rome is full of monuments. Be sure to visit the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain and the famous Spanish Steps, and stop by the designer boutiques, pavement cafes and inviting restaurants. Rome also incorporates the independent state of the Vatican City, which is the seat of the Pope. The dome of St. Peter's Basilica here dominates the skyline.
Villefranche is perhaps one of the most picturesque towns on the Cote d’Azur with its backdrop of wooded hills and stunning villas. Opt to visit Nice, the highlight of any visit to the French Riviera, with its splendid promenade which wraps around its vibrant harbour.
Barcelona is home to some of the most stunning works of art in the world. From Gaudi’s imposing Basilica and Temple of the Sagrada Família to the Spanish Steps, the city is alive with colours. Perhaps visit the 1992 Olympic Games site or wander through Las Ramblas.
The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years. Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today. Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline. Cadiz also has a fine collection of ancient and contemporary art in its many
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.
Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets. In Oporto’s São Bento Station traditional tile panels depict the history of Portugal. Oporto is home to the Museum of the Tram giving insight into this traditional and often preferred mode of transport.
A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules. Beautiful old streets and squares are found in Ciudad Vieja. The heart of this old town is the colonnaded Maria Pita Square surrounded by delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.
With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.
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