9 Night Vietnam & Philippines Cruise on Quantum of the Seas from Hong Kong, China Subic Bay, Philippines Volcano
The 9 Night Vietnam & Philippines Cruise from Hong Kong, China visits Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines; Manila, Philippines; Subic Bay, Philippines; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam; Singapore, Singapore. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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9 Night Vietnam & Philippines Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Quantum of the Seas
Day 1 - Hong Kong, China
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines
Day 4 - Manila, Philippines
Day 5 - Subic Bay, Philippines
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Nha Trang, Vietnam
Day 8 - Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam
Day 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Singapore, Singapore
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Subic Bay, Philippines Volcano
View of a volcano from Subic Bay, Philippines
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9 Night Vietnam & Philippines Cruise

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Leaving from
Hong Kong, China
Quantum of the Seas
Day Port
Hong Kong, China
Departs at 5:00 PM
Day at sea
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Manila, Philippines
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Subic Bay, Philippines
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Day at sea
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam
From 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Day at sea
Singapore, Singapore
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Side View of Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Destinations in China and Japan
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Quantum of the Seas
Discover everything this vacation visionary has to offer, from 300-foot-high views in the North Star®, to jamming out at an impromptu parade. In between thrills, fuel up on dining designed to please your palate, like family-style favorites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated fare at Chef's Table.


The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas® is real a game changer. Defy gravity on RipCord® by iFLY® — the first skydiving simulator at sea. Soak up 360 views 300 feet above deck in the North Star®. Practice riding waves on the FlowRider® surf simulator. And take in transformative entertainment at Two70®.


You'll find plenty onboard to tease your taste buds, like cocktails mixed by robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar® and five courses of gourmet goodness at Chef's Table. Not to mention family-style favorites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated Mediterranean fare at Coastal Kitchen.


Craving some futuristic sounds? Take in an epic fusion of music and innovation at Sonic Odyssey. Or dive into the mysteries of the sea in the spellbinding production, Starwater.

Day 1: Hong Kong, China

Day 1
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, China Red Bridge Garden
A red bridge leading to a temple Chinese architecture in a garden in Hong Kong, China
Things to do in
Hong Kong
Departs at 5:00 PM
Although it's officially part of China, Hong Kong is a world unto itself. This bustling city is full of ancient and modern architecture, lots of people and — of course — the best dim sum around. Head to the Kowloon Peninsula for Golden Mile shopping along Nathan Road. Then, make your way to Hong Kong Island to admire the views from the top of Victoria Peak — you can see the skyscrapers of the financial district as well as the fishing village of Stanley Harbour. Cruise to Hong Kong and trek out to mountainous Lantau Island to see the famous Tian Tan Buddha, standing a full 112 feet tall. Or score some quiet time at Hong Kong Park, full of contemplative rock gardens and tree-lined paths.
Hong Kong, China Victoria Peak Tram
The Victoria peak tram arriving at a station overlooking the skyline in Hong Kong, China

Peek From the Peak

The Peak Tram takes you up to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's 1,800-foot-high mountain. Less expensive buses will get you there, too. Once you're up top, admire the views over the city from the hiking trails. The Peak also offers an escape from the subtropical climate below — the air here is cooler and less humid.
Hong Kong, China Harbor Pier Ferry Dock
Boats out on the harbor alongside a rocky coast in Hong Kong

Scenic Ride to Stanley

Stanley Harbour, on the other side of Hong Kong Island, will give you a taste of a different Hong Kong. It's a fishing village on Repulse Bay with a lovely seaside walk (snap some photos of the fishing boats) as well as a famous street market. There's lots of British history, a boardwalk and even a few beaches. You can take the bus from Central for a scenic trip, though the express bus is faster.
Hong Kong, China Victoria Harbor Sailboat
Tourist sailboat crosses Victoria Harbour to the Hong Kong Island with skyscrapers in the background

Out on the Harbor

Use an Octopus card for a ride on Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry for inexpensive views of Hong Kong's harbor. The tour makes a scenic circular route between Kowloon Peninsula and Hong Kong Island, stopping at three piers. Skyscrapers are everywhere, but look closely for the smaller Golden Bauhinia near the Wan Chai Pier, a golden flower statue where the handover of Hong Kong took place in 1997.
Hong Kong, China Dim Sum
Delicious array of dim sum in bamboo steamers in Hong Kong, China

Local Cuisine

Hong Kong is famous for dim sum, a meal of bite-sized foods with various selections brought to your table. Traditionally eaten for brunch, you'll find it at other hours, too. Choose from steamed buns, dumplings or fried rolls filled with spinach, crab or chicken. You'll likely need to share a table — but then you'll have help deciding what to order. Restaurants with lots of locals are a sign of quality and good prices.
Hong Kong, China Traditional Jade Necklaces
Traditional Jade necklaces sold in markets while souvenir shopping in Hong Kong, China


Head to Causeway Bay for modern retail therapy: This stretch of Hong Kong is virtually covered in malls and shops. Central is the district to go to for upscale designer clothes, shoes and other items. But don't overlook the markets for local handicrafts during your Hong Kong cruise. Pick up an inexpensive but distinctive jade necklace or ornament, or look for poetry-inscribed paintings and bamboo handicrafts from the antique dealers on Cat Street.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
At Sea
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North Star Pool Deck Aerial
North Star Raised Above Rear of the Ship
North Star Lounge Chairs
North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck

North Star®

It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule — winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.
Ripcord by iFly by Night
Guest Enjoying the iFly at Night

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving — and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.
Bumper Cars at the Sea Plex
Bumper Cars at Night


The largest indoor active space at sea is only on Royal Caribbean®. Basketball and bumper cars — it's the first time you'll ever play like this on a cruise.  

Day 3: Ilocos, Philippines

Day 3
Salomague, Philippines
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Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines City Center
City center street scene in historic colonial town with horse and carriage in Ilocos, Philippines
Things to do in
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
You may not have heard of a little region called Ilocos in the Philippines, but once you visit it, you will never forget its beauty. After docking at Salomague, the main port of Ilocos Sur province, you can lounge on the secluded beaches of nearby Cabugao. The island's isolation makes these beaches perfect for a brisk coastal trek. For a more urban excursion, head about an hour south to historic Vigan City, which is home to eclectic Spanish colonial architecture with dramatic Baroque accents. Whether you sip sweet coconut water on the sands of a castaway island, or marvel as the horse drawing your carriage trots through town squares that remain unchanged since colonial times, Ilocos is like nowhere else you've ever seen.
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines Pagudpud Beach
Tropical beach of Pagudpud in Ilocos, Philippines

Cabugao to the Beach

The waters off of Salomague port itself are clear and blue, but a quick taxi ride to nearby Cabugao will allow you to experience stretches of coastline unobscured by ships. Pug-os Beach, which is home to several beach resorts, is a popular option with white sands just waiting to be tread upon. Surf in turquoise waters or sip on fresh mango juice in a comfy lounge chair with your favorite book.
Insider tip
The Philippines' rainy season runs from May to October. Always carry an umbrella or a raincoat to be ready for anything.
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Stairway leading up to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos, Philippines

Find Nostalgia in Vigan

If you have at least four hours in Ilocos, consider a day trip to Vigan, a city that's home to dozens of colonial architectural treasures. Ride a horse-drawn calesa buggy past landmarks such as St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral and the Spanish-era archbishop's residence. The bright orange roofs reflect the afternoon sun and the clip-clop of hooves on cobblestone streets draws travelers back to simpler days.
Insider tip
Salomague is far away from the other cruise port of the Ilocos region, Laoag. Make sure you don't accidentally choose attractions in Laoag instead of Salomague.
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines Blue Boat
Blue boat docked by the shore in Ilocos, Philippines

Sail to Salomague Island

An alternative way to hit the beach from Salomague is to take a five-minute ride on a traditional banca boat and head to Salomague Island. Here, you'll escape to deserted white-sand beaches and the kind of solitude you can't find in urban areas. Cruise to Ilocos, Philippines and take a quick dip with a snorkel to enjoy the world-class diving these clear waters boast.
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines Crispy Bagnet
Crispy bagnet, a deep fried crispy pork belly dish, served with onion and fresh tomatoes and a side of rice, in Ilocos, Philippines

Local Cuisine

South Iloco is a surprising culinary hot spot, especially when you consider how low-profile it is compared to other regions of the Philippines. Fried food is king here, from melt-in-your-mouth bagnet pork belly, to fatty but sweet and spicy longganisa sausage, which is the Philippines' answer to pan-Latin chorizo sausage.
Ilocos (Salomague), Philippines Clay Pottery
Clay pottery for sale in Ilocos, Philippines


Even if you can't make it down to Vigan to visit the workshops where super-strong and smooth-to-the-touch Pagburnayan pottery is made by hand, you can still take some home with you. Several vendors around Salomague's cruise port sell pieces large and small, including sizes you can take back on the ship with you.

Day 4: Manila, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines Catholic Church
San Agustin, a Roman Catholic Church in Manila, Philippines
Things to do in
From 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
One of the world's most populous metro areas, Manila is packed to the brim with historic and cultural heritage. Start your day in Intramuros, the oldest part of the city — stroll along the 16th-century walls, or take a horse-drawn carriage tour to see the quaint colonial architecture. See the Baroque style and highly decorated interior or St. Augustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Philippines' oldest stone church. Cruise to Manila and take in the ocean views while you walk down the palm-tree-lined Manila Baywalk, a bustling harborside promenade. Or take a day trip to nearby Mount Taal and take the one-hour hike to the summit of one of the world's smallest active volcanoes.
Manila, Philippines Ancient Fort Intramuro
A stoned wall entrance to the Intramuros from the Spanish conquest in Manila, Philippines

Walled-In Wonders

The walled city of Intramuros will take you back in time to the Spanish conquest of Manila in the late 16th century. See the Fort Santiago Citadel itself and the treasures within, like the Spanish Colonial San Agustin Church and Bahay Tsinoy Museum, which is dedicated to the Philippines' Chinese immigrant community.
Insider tip
Manila is famous for its traffic, so be conservative with the distance you plan to travel during your stop. If you have less than 3-4 hours here, you shouldn't leave the city center.
Manila, Philippines Garden City
Garden and modern skyscraper in the city center of Manila, Philippines

Modern Manila

Manila isn't just about the past. The vibrant Makati district is pulsating and futuristic. Its tree-lined boulevards are home to modern architectural landmarks like the Ayala Museum and contemporary shopping malls, like Glorietta and the Greenbelt, which are marvels of architecture (and air conditioning) in their own right.
Insider tip
Carry an umbrella! While the Philippines' rainy season only officially last from May to October, showers can happen at any time of the year and at any time of day.
Manila, Philippines Food Cuisine
Traditional food in the Philippines with noodles, vegetables, and lime served on the side

Local Cuisine

Whether you opt for outdoor stalls around Intramuros or upscale Makati restaurants such as Sentro 1771 in Makati, make traditional Filipino cuisine your priority. Manila cruises offer you the opportunity to try pancit bihon guisado, fried noodles with soy sauce, citrus and veggies. Tuck into sisig, a crispy pork casserole spiced with chilies and flavored with calamansi, a local citrus fruit.
Manila, Philippines Colorful Handmade Purses
A bunch of colorful handmade purse made out of Manila hemp sold on the streets in the Philippines


If there's one thing Manila's got plenty of, it's shopping. From the shopping malls, to souvenir stalls both inside and outside the walls of Intramuros, you'll be spoiled for choice. Buy "Jeepney" keychains that depict the rural Filipino vehicle for a high kitsch factor, or choose colorful Banig crafts made from traditional Manila hemp grasses for a more rural, traditional souvenir.

Day 5: Subic Bay, Philippines

Day 5
Subic Bay
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Subic Bay, Philippines Lighthouse
Lighthouse on the coast of Subic Bay, Philippines
Things to do in
Subic Bay
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If Subic Bay seems like a natural port of call, that's because it was purpose-built to be one. A former U.S. naval base, Subic Bay today hosts a number of attractions, from ecotourism adventures on land and sea to world-class dining and shopping. Explore Pamulaklakin Forest, with its trail that takes you through lush rainforest past streams and a traditional village of the Aetas, the people native to Subic. If you're SCUBA-certified, discover the world beneath Subic Bay, where you'll find kaleidoscopic reefs and spellbinding shipwrecks. Cruise to Subic Bay and take a dip in the clear waters at quiet Dungaree Beach, or see bearcats, camels, ostriches and tigers at Zoobic Park.
Subic Bay, Philippines Dolphins
Twin dolphin show in Subic Bay, Philippines

Wonder at the Wildlife

Wildlife abounds in Subic Bay, and you don't have to go far from civilization to see the local fauna. Get up-close-and-personal with marine animals at Subic Bay Ocean Adventure. Or see the creatures of the land at Zoobic Safari, a 25-hectare wildlife sanctuary where you can glimpse tigers, camels, ostriches, wild boars and other animals native to the rainforests here.
Insider tip
Jeepneys aren't permitted within the Subic free zone. If you want to ride one, make sure you have time to exit the free zone.
Subic Bay, Philippines Scuba Diving Corals
Scuba Diving on coral reef with tropical fish in Subic Bay, Philippines

Dare to Dive

Are you SCUBA-certified? If so, there's no shortage of dive companies around Subic Harbor to escort you on an underwater adventure. Swim through magnificent reefs, or see shipwrecks up close and personal. Even if you have only a short time to spare, diving in Subic is an accessible activity.
Insider tip
Check fixed taxi rates before hiring one. Taxis here don't use meters, but they are legally required to charge set prices for every journey.
Subic Bay, Philippines Tropical River
Tropical river running through rainforest in Subic Bay, Philippines

Take to the Trails

Get to know the stunning landscapes of Subic Bay the old-fashioned way: on two foot. Head to Pamaulaklakin Forest, where you can hike the trail through the rainforest and learn ancient survival methods from the Aetas, the native people who preserve their traditional ways here.
Subic Bay, Philippines Halo-halo
Popular ice cream dessert Halo-halo in Subic Bay, Philippines

Local Cuisine

Subic retains a lot of American character, but seek out the Filipino favorites. Cruise to Subic Bay to try pancit, the regional rice noodle stir fry with chicken, cabbage and carrots. Spice it up with tambakol, local yellowfin tuna with chopped chilies, cooked in coconut milk. For dessert, indulge in colorful halo-halo, shaved ice sweetened with evaporated milk and mixed with sweet beans, coconut, fruit or other toppings.
Subic Bay, Philippines Shell Souvenirs
Souvenir shells from a marketplace in Subic Bay, Philippines


Shopping malls have become a favorite Filipino past-time, largely due to their promise of free A/C in this typically humid climate. But you can also find classic souvenirs in modern shopping centers such as Harbor Point and Royal Subic during your Philippines cruise vacation. Pick up seashells from the local shoreline or kitschy key chains shaped like Jeepneys — the Jeeps-turned-buses that are the Philippines' most famous form of public transport.

Day 6: Cruising

Day 6
At Sea
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Jamie's Italian Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Plank
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Jamie's Italian Chicken Porcini Bruschetta
Chicken Porcini Bruschetta with Zesty Lime

Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, you’ll enjoy Tuscan-inspired dishes like the crowd-pleasing Famous Plank and pastas made in-house — all crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs.
QN Culinary, specialty dining, Nitro chocolate, Wonderland, culinary, cuisine


Our Wonderland chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes, inventing elaborate dreamscapes of never-before-seen fare. The story begins as you "brush" the menu and find your element— Sun, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth and Dreams.
Izumi Sushi Specialty Roll
Izumi Sushi Specialty Roll


Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

Day 7: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Day 7
Nha Trang
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Nha Trang, Vietnam Buddha Statue
Giant white buddha statue at the top of a wide stair case in a temple in Nha Trang, Vietnam
Things to do in
Nha Trang
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The easy-going city of Nha Trang is known for its six-mile palm-lined sandy beach with clear turquoise water. Spend some time relaxing by the bay at Nha Trang Beach or the more secluded but arguably even more beautiful Bai Duong Beach, shaded by lushly forested mountains. See the picturesque boulders overlooking the waters at Hon Chong. Then, check out the ancient Po Nagar Cham Towers, with its sand-colored temples that date back to the 700s. Head to the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area for scuba diving and snorkeling, or take the 45-minute drive past rice paddies and coastline and hike to the contemplative Ba Ho Waterfall and its three swimmable pools.
Nha Trang, Vietnam Cable Car
Aerial cable car over ocean in Nha Trang, Vietnam

High in the Sky

The gondola ride over the sea leading to Vinpearl and Hon Tre, or Bamboo Island, is the world's longest. Here, you'll find the Vinpearl Amusement Park, a waterpark with a lazy river, a wave pool, an aquarium and a golf course. The cable car entrance is close to the cruise port.
Insider tip
Don't be surprised if you see Russian signs and menus; Nha Trang is a popular beach holiday for Russians.
Nha Trang, Vietnam Sleeping Buddha
Sleeping Buddha at the Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Buddha Basics

Learn about Buddhism by visiting the Hai Duc and Long Son pagodas. The latter has a giant white Buddha statue which can be seen from anywhere in Nha Trang. Look for dragons and other mythical animals in the temple designs, inside and out.
Insider tip
Bargaining is par for the course in the markets here, so it's OK to haggle on price.
Nha Trang, Vietnam Po Ngar Towers
Po Ngar Cham Towers in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Rejuvenate Mind and Body

The Po Nagar Cham Towers are less than two miles north of the city. Only four of the eight towers built in the 7th to 12th centuries remain. Find your inner calm at this ancient worship site, which blends Buddhist and Hindu traditions in its statues and architecture. Then, head to the hot springs and mud baths at nearby Thap Ba to refresh your body, too.
Nha Trang, Vietnam Seafood Beach
Seafood sold on the beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Local Cuisine

Nha Trang is well-known for its excellent seafood. Locals farm lobster just offshore — have a feast on the beach or at one of the city's many restaurants. Or try the Vietnamese version of steak and eggs, bo ne, traditionally served on a hot plate for breakfast with lime and chili sauce.
Nha Trang, Vietnam Silk Scarves
Silk vietnamese scarves o fall sorts of colors


Check out street markets like Dam or Vinh Luong. Here, you'll find souvenirs like pearl jewelry, clay pots painted with Champa designs or hand-embroidered artwork. Peruse Tran Phu Street along the beach — look for silk clothing in the form of shirts, skirts and scarves.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 8
Ho Chi Minh City
Phu My, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Buu Long Pagoda
The Buu Long Pagoda at District 9 ornated with gold finishings on a sunny day in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Things to do in
Ho Chi Minh City
From 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Officially named Ho Chi Minh City in 1976 to celebrate the reunification of Vietnam, many in the country's largest city still call it Saigon, especially when talking about the city center. Cruise to Vietnam to get to know the immense, bustling metropolis that is HCMC, as its commonly abbreviated, by visiting Cholon (Chinatown) in District 5 — wander its narrow streets and picturesque pagodas, and step foot in the incense-filled Thien Hau Temple. Then, fill up on spicy beef noodles at Ben Thanh market. See the massive dragon carpet inside Independence Palace, the former home of South Vietnam's president before reunification, or learn more about what the Vietnamese call the American War at the War Remnants Museum.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Elephant Garden
Topiary elephant in a botanical garden, Saigon, Vietnam

Escape the Traffic

Saigon's one million motorbikes don't make for calm explorations, but you can escape the fray at the 130-year-old Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Wander the vast green park with its bonsai trees and orchid collection, and check out elephants and tigers in the zoo.
Insider tip
Crossing the street in Vietnam is not for the timid. But just keep a steady pace with no sudden moves and traffic will weave effortlessly around you.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Remembrance Musem
American military planes on display at Vietnam Remembrance Museum

Get a History Lesson

The War Remnants Museum in District 3 has immaculate tanks and planes outside, as well as sobering exhibits detailing the realities of the war. Note it's closed for an hour and a half starting at noon. Outside town, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to learn how the Viet Cong moved underground.
Insider tip
Always be clear whether you're negotiating for prices in Vietnamese dong or U.S. dollars. Double-check when paying with dong, as some bills of vastly different denominations look similar.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam, view from below looking up

Architecture Old and New

See District 1's ultra-modern Bitexco Tower with its sky deck and extending helipad, or the actively used Jade Emperor Pagoda with its fertility goddess statue in District 3. Also in District 1 is the 1975 time capsule of the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War ended when a North Vietnamese tank drove through its gate.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Noodle Soups
Traditional vietnamese noodle soups pho in bowls

Local Cuisine

Try pho in the birthplace the now-popular soup, made with a rich, long-simmered broth and flavored with cloves, cardamom and other spices. During your Vietnam cruise, feast on a banh mi sandwich, which integrates Vietnam's French colonial past with pork, pickled vegetables and herbs on a crusty baguette. Or try banh tam bi, thick noodles with pork in a coconut cream sauce.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Souvenir Lacquer Bowls
Souvenir lacquer bowls with cover in Vietnam


Lacquerware, in the form of bowls, trays and vases, is a popular souvenir in Vietnam. You'll see it everywhere, but head for the An Dong Market, Binh Tay Market and Ben Thanh Market. Dong Khoi Street is considered the main shopping street with a mall and the Parkson Department Store.

Day 9: Cruising

Day 9
At Sea
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Sonic Odyssey Broadway Cruise Show Performer on stage with lights Royal Caribbean
Performer on stage with lights during the Sonic Odyssey Cruise Show by Royal Caribbean
Sonic Odyssey Broadway Cruise Show Three Men Drums Performers Royal Caribbean
Three drum performer men on stage during the Sonic Odyssey Cruise Show by Royal Caribbean

Sonic Odyssey

Take your seat for an immersive musical journey, where instruments envelop you in the next dimension of global sound.
Two Couples Enjoying the Jazz Bar Lounge
Performer in the Jazz Bar Lounge Performing for Guests

Live bands

Pick the genre you please and you're likely to find a band of talented musicians onboard to match, from live jazz to cover bands, quartets, Latin, and acoustic performers across the fleet nightly.
Ice Skating Shows Performers Tent Bright Lights
Performers skating under a tent with bright red lights during ice skating shows onboard.

Ice Skating Shows

Royal Caribbean is the first and only cruise line with ice-skating rinks right onboard, plus complimentary ice spectaculars with amazing jumps, lifts, and spins performed by professional skaters .

Day 10: Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore City View
Beautiful city view of Singapore from Skyway
Things to do in
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Singapore is small in size but big on excitement. Discover the multicultural medley of this city-state through its neighborhoods: Check out the statue-adorned temples of Little India and the colorful pagodas of Chinatown. Cruise to Singapore and explore the city's Malay section on the Kampong Glam Heritage Trail, which will take you past Arabic-influenced mansions and the gold-dome-topped Masjid Sultan mosque. Experience the contrast between the lush rainforest flora of the Singapore Botanic Garden and the high-tech "supertrees" and biodomes of Gardens by the Bay. Complete your Singapore adventure with a panorama from the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands or a Singapore Sling cocktail at the historical Raffles Hotel.
Singapore, Singapore Masjid Sultan Street View
View of the street with Masjid Sultan in the background in Singapore

Multicultural Medley

Singapore has four official languages and even more ethnicities that have influenced its culture. Discover the city's Muslim heritage at Sultan Mosque along Arab Street and its Chinese character (and food!) in Chinatown. Little India is the heart of the city's Tamil Indian community, while Kampong Glam is the epicenter of Malay-speaking Singapore.
Insider tip
Although Singaporeans speak English natively, the accent (lovingly called "Singlish") can sometimes be tricky to grasp at first. If you don't understand what someone says to you, politely ask them to repeat.
Singapore, Singapore Gardens By The Bay Park
Sculptural vegetation towers from Gardend by the Bay in Singapore

Two Sides of Nature

Singapore's tropical landscape is as diverse as its culture. The Singapore Botanic Garden (and adjoining Orchid Garden) approach horticulture from a more traditional perspective, while the spacey Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay would seem more at home in "Avatar" than an issue of "Better Homes and Gardens."
Singapore, Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

Zoom In, Zoom Out

Head to the rooftop of the massive Marina Bay Sands to enjoy a panorama of the Singapore skyline, which is also beautiful as seen from the city's symbolic Merlion statue on the other side of the bay. Or visit a more inward-looking Singapore icon when you order an original Singapore Sling cocktail at the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel.
Singapore, Singapore Wantan Mee
Wantan Mee, popular street food noodles with bbq pork, in Singapore

Local Cuisine

The best way to get a cross-section of Singaporean cuisine is to visit its street vendors, or hawkers, in hubs like Tiong Bahru. Jump onboard a Singapore cruise to try Cantonese-derived wantan mee noodles, with dumplings and yellow egg noodles topped with slices of char siu pork. Snack on chai tow kway, also called carrot cake, even though it's made from rice flour and daikon radish fried with eggs in pork fat.
Singapore, Singapore Chopsticks
Colorful variety of chopsticks in a small shop in Chinatown, Singapore


Singapore is a shopper's paradise, whether you stick to the high-end boutiques of Orchard Road or the local shops throughout the city. One way to guarantee a special souvenir during your Singapore cruise vacation is to shop in the city's ethnic neighborhoods: Seek out chopsticks and lacquerware in Chinatown or incense and South India dolls in Little India.