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About Singapore

Cruises to Singapore have much to offer. The city's glorious parks have earned it a reputation as the Garden City of the Far East but you will also be cruising into one of the world's busiest ports.

Once ashore, Singapore cruise guests can enjoy a stroll through the famous Tiger Balm Gardens with its statues of characters from Chinese legend peeping out from the trees. Ornithologists will love the Jurong Bird Park, with its elaborate aviaries, waterfalls and restaurants, while East Coast Park offers hiking and cycling tracks, a marine theme park and beach water sports.

This vibrant city is also heaven for shoppers, as you will discover on our Singapore cruises. Head for Orchard Road for bargains on international brands, or soak up some local atmosphere and sample foodie treats while you browse the craft and souvenir stalls of Chinatown, Little India and Mosque Street.

For fake designer bargains, haggle your way around Bugis Street market. But don't forget to leave time for a Singapore Sling amid the colonial splendours of the famous Raffles Hotel.

 

Shore excursions in Singapore

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Battlefields

Activity high

Duration: 4½ hours

Visit some of World War II’s main historic sites to gain an insight into life in war-torn Singapore.

The hardship and brutality, which both Singapore and prisoners of war suffered during World War II, will never be forgotten. See the main battle sites of Singapore with stops at Labrador Park, Kranji War Memorial and the newly restored old Ford Motor Company factory – now known as the Former Ford Factory, the site of the British surrender to the Japanese.

At the Former Ford Factory, there is a permanent World War Two exhibition presented by the National Archives of Singapore at the historic Former Ford Factory. The exhibition presents the events and memories surrounding the British surrender, the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, and the legacies of the war.

The Kranji War Memorial includes the graves of thousands of Allied troops. The walls are inscribed with the names of those who died in the region during World War II and a register is available for inspection.

Continue to Labrador Park, a nature reserve on the southern edge of Singapore that has a very rich history. The extensive complex of concrete bunkers and tunnels was started by the British as early of 1864 and was completed in 1878 with its primary objective to defend Singapore’s waters. Nowadays, it houses the remains of Fort Pasir Panjang, which saw action during World War II when the Fort’s guns were used to try and surpress the Japanese army once they were in Singapore.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is a 10 minute uphill walk to the War Memorial and approximately 15 steps to reach the upper level. The terrain is mostly paved with some uneven ground in places. There is lots of walking at Labrador Park and so guests must be physically feet and able.

City Sights, Dinner and Rhapsody Show

Activity highMeal included

Duration: 6 hours

Take a river boat ride along Singapore River followed by a delicious Chinese dinner and a spectacular audiovisual show at ‘Gardens of the Bay’.

Set off from the port for a leisurely drive through Singapore. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with an orientation of this beautiful city as you pass through the city centre, Arab Street, Little India and the Colonial area.

Enjoy some free time to explore Chinatown before heading to Merlion Park for a photo stop and to board your ‘bumboat’ for the Singapore River cruise. As you glide along the river, keep an eye out for the magnificent colonial buildings, the century old ‘shop houses’ and the modern skyscrapers that dominate the skyline.

Disembark the boat at Clarke Quay then proceed on a short walk to a nearby Chinese restaurant for a splendid Chinese dinner. Enjoy some local Chinese dishes accompanied by Chinese tea.

Next, visit the award-winning ‘Gardens by the Bay’, one of the best indoor gardens in the world. Here, you’ll visit either the Flower Dome or the Cloud Forest before making your way to the open space for the Rhapsody Show, the garden’s signature light and sound show.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. There is approximately 2½ hours of walking involved on this tour. There is a short walk and approximately 7 steps to negotiate to board the boat. The Rhapsody show lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Gardens by the Bay with Afternoon Tea

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Visit one of the best indoor gardens in the world and enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea on this small-group tour.

The famous ‘Gardens by the Bay’ feature more than 500,000 plants and over 2,200 species.

You’ll start your visit at the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist; A 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, showcases plant life from tropical highlands. Ascend to the mountain top in comfort by lift before descending via 2 walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below. Learn about unique biodiversity and the geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the 9 unique zones in this cool-moist conservatory.

Next, enter the Flower Dome and you’ll be standing in awe of nature. Spectacular and innovative in design, it is one of the icons of Bay South Garden. The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean and semi-arid regions. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. Stop and smell the flowers in the colourful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons, festivals and themes.

Round off your visit with a delicious afternoon tea served at the exquisite SuperTree by IndoChine restaurant, situated 50 metres above ground, at the top of one of the iconic Super Trees. Sit back, relax and marvel at the 360-degree view of the entire Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Central Business district.

Enjoy some time for shopping in the gift shop, before the return journey to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2 hours of total walking involved on this tour over mainly flat ground.

High Tea at Raffles

Activity lowRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Enjoy a delicious high tea in the stylish surroundings of the Tiffin Room located in the world famous Raffles Hotel.

Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore's most graceful landmarks. This luxury Singapore hotel celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 120 years and has welcomed celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin, Queen Sophia of Spain and Joseph Conrad. The Hotel’s colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance.

Upon arrival, you’ll be given a tour of the Hotel including the shopping arcade before being taken to the famous Tiffin Room for a delicious high tea. The Tiffin Room’s décor and ambience reflects the Hotel’s glory days from the turn of the century to the 1930s. Admire your lavish surroundings as you enjoy your tea in one of the world’s most famous hotels.

On the return journey, a stop will be made at the waterfront to photograph Raffles landing site. The site is thought to be where the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, landed in 1819 and is marked by a grand white statue.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The high tea is set up buffet style in the Tiffin Room. The dress code is smart casual. Shorts, t-shirts and sandals are not permitted. The order of highlights may vary.

Highlights of Singapore

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Visit the main sights of Singapore and discover the cultural influences which have contributed to this vibrant city.

Embark on a drive along Orchard Road, the heart of Singapore’s shopping and entertainment district, through the colonial area and the Civic District to view the Supreme Court, the old Cricket Club and the Anglican Church of St Andrews. There will be a stop at the Sri Mariamann Temple to admire the city’s oldest Hindu temple, dedicated to a manifestation of the Great Goddess, worshipped for health and prosperity.

Further on, in the cultural area of Chinatown, you’ll commence a guided walking tour amidst the narrow streets containing picturesque ‘shophouses’ and restaurants. You’ll see the tradition of temple carvers, herbalist and calligraphers enabling you to get a real feel for life as it was in the early 20th century.

After your Chinatown visit, you’ll stop at Merlion Park, located at the mouth of the Singapore River, to photograph the iconic Merlion statue, before visiting the fragrant Orchid Gardens.

The National Orchid Gardens, located within Singapore Botanical Gardens, are part of 183 acres of parkland containing lakes, waterfalls, a rainforest and a wealth of tropical plants and trees. These beautiful gardens are an area of tranquillity away from busy city life. Take some time to admire the many different colours and varieties of orchids as you wander around the peaceful gardens or just relax in the café and watch the world go by.

Essential information

This excursion shall be by coach and on foot. Shoulders and knees must be covered and shoes removed before entering the Sri Mariamann Temple. There is a fee of S$3 for photography and S$6 for video filming inside the Temple. 20 Singapore cents may be required to use the public toilets in some places. The walk around Chinatown will take approximately 30 minutes over some uneven surfaces. There will be around 45 minutes spent at the Orchid Garden. There are a few steps at the Botanical Gardens. Please carry local currency (Singapore Dollars) for any additional purchases.

 

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