Includes: Roundtrip Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!
Start Date: January 23, 2024
(Sailing January 28, 2024)
The mystique of Bali awaits. From spectacular ancient temples to a lush tropical rainforest housing some of the world’s most unique and exotic wildlife, to emerald rice terraces and brilliant, pristine beaches, Bali is a destination unlike any other. Experience the welcoming and spiritual culture of this captivating Indonesian island in between soaking up the sun on top-rated beaches like Sanur, Jimbaran, Kuta and others. This Enrichment Journey starts with plenty of free time to put your toes in the sand, stroll alongside cerulean waters and take a dip in the pool of your 4-star resort. Savor the national dish Nasi Goreng (fried rice), fresh tropical fruit, locally made noodles, crisp spring rolls or a refreshing watermelon slushie. Then explore the inner island as we venture to volcanos, lakes and the Ubud Monkey Forest. Along the way, you’ll visit several local villages to learn about Balinese culture and daily life. Visit a coffee plantation, peruse the local market and witness a performance of Barong, a traditional storytelling dance. Of course, no trip to Bali would be complete without admiring some of its more-than-20,000 magnificent temples—like Tirta Empul, Tanah Lot and Pura Ulun Danu Beratan—that are scattered along picturesque shorelines, atop sky-scraping mountains and shrouded in lush forests. Then, board the Celebrity Millennium and set sail for some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful islands, including Lombok, Langkawi and Phuket. End your Journey in Singapore, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, colonial treasures and enjoy the view from atop one of Singapore’s most eye-catching works of modern architecture.
Visits: Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Millennium, SPID 35319, Bali, Benoa, Lombok, Celukan Bawang, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang, Langkawi, Malaysia, Phuket, Thailand, Singapore
Start Date: January 23, 2024
(Sailing January 28, 2024)
|1||Arrive Bali – Transfer to Hotel & Welcome Dinner|
|2||Bali – Day at Leisure & Village Dinner|
|3||Bali – Full-day Tour to Lake Beratan|
|4||Bali – Full-day Tour to Ubud|
|5||Bali – Full-day Tour to Mt. Batur|
|6||Bali – Transfer to Benoa Port for Embarkation||4:00 PM|
|7||Lombok, Indonesia||7:00 AM||9:00 PM|
|8||Celukan Bawang, Indonesia||7:00 AM||4:30 PM|
|11||Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia||10:00 AM||8:00 PM|
|12||Penang, Malaysia||10:30 AM||—|
|13||Penang, Malaysia||—||10:00 PM|
|14||Langkawi, Malaysia||8:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|15||Phuket, Thailand||7:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|17||Singapore – Disembarkation and City Tour||6:00 AM|
|18||Singapore – Transfer to Airport|
Interested in the Bali land program without the cruise? Pricing including Airfare is $3,199 per person.
Day 1 – Arrive Bali
Upon arrival at the airport, a private transfer will take your hotel in Sanur, known for its beautiful beaches. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)
Note: if you wish to spend more time in Bali, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about an optional hotel extension.
Day 2 – Bali
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a welcome drink in the morning and spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beach and hotel amenities. In the evening, transfer from your hotel to dinner where you will try a Balinese Rijsttafel menu. Experience authentic Balinese cuisine in a traditional crafted village setting. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel. (B, D)
Day 3 – Bali
Rise early for a morning meditation at the hotel and feel the fresh morning breeze of Bali. After breakfast, set off to learn the about the culture and way of life of the Balinese people. First, we will visit a typical Balinese village where you will see how many families live within a traditional Balinese community. They build several homes around a communal patio and temple facing Mount Agung. While visiting a local family, you will also learn how to make typical Balinese offerings and will be given the opportunity to create your own.
Heading north, you will begin to see the rice terraces along the hillsides. After lunch in a beautiful setting, continue north where you will stop to see the colorful market at Candi Kuning. From here, it is a short drive to Lake Beratan to see the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a water temple located along the lakeshore. Relax and admire the countryside as you ride to the southwestern coast to perhaps the most photographed temple in Bali, Tanah Lot. One of seven sea temples infamous for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops, Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks. (B, L, D)
Day 4 – Bali
In the morning, drive to the village of Batubulan to see the best-known dance in Bali, the Barong. Telling the tale of the fight between good and evil, the lion-like Barong battles the demon queen Rangda, while all the dancers wear beautifully decorated masks. After that we will visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, where 14th century temples have been taken over by the jungle and long-tailed macaques. We will then visit a local market before continuing to the Ubud Palace, still used by the Royal family. We will then stop for a well-deserved lunch at Cafe Wayan, known from the book Eat Pray Love.
In the afternoon we will visit the Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy water, where Balinese worshippers have been drawn to for more than a thousand years. We will then drive along some small, scenic roads to view some of the most photographic rice terraces on the island. Along the way we will stop at a coffee plantation where you will not only learn about the traditional method of preparing coffee, but also enjoy a sample while looking out at the spectacular view to the valley below. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of your evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 5 – Bali
After breakfast at the hotel, set off on a day of discovery to see even more natural beauty. You will drive to Kintamani where you will have panoramic views of the mountains and the semi-active volcanoes from a distance. Clouds permitting, you will see Mt. Batur standing majestically over the beautiful Batur Lake. Next, travel to Penglipuran, a traditional village where you can see the Balinese architecture that has been passed down through the generations. Enjoy lunch in the village of Guliang with a view of the local rice fields. After lunch, return to your hotel where you will have some free time to stroll, relax, shop or maybe even indulge in a spa treatment before gathering for your farewell dinner at the resort. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Bali Embarkation
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Millennium for an 11-night cruise to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. (B)
Day 7—16 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Millennium (see below for cruise highlights)
Day 17 – Singapore Disembarkation
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking and starting your tour. Today, you will drive past Padang field at the Cricket Club, one of the world’s more picturesque sports grounds. At Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall, glimpse at landmarks of Singapore’s colonial past and journey to independence; these buildings have borne witness to many pivotal events in the nation’s history. The tour continues with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island, built with donations from the early Chinese immigrant workers before driving past Chinatown.
You will continue to the National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Botanic Gardens boast a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants comprising of 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. You will also visit Chinatown with fascinating temples and traditional turn-of-the-century shophouses before continuing on to Little India where you will be enthralled with the scent of spices, jasmine, orchid garlands and exotic fruits.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before taking in the breathtaking views from the Skypark observation deck, located 57 stories above the city, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Your last stop will be at the Long Bar inside the fully restored historic Raffles Hotel for a taste of Singapore’s unofficial national drink that was invented here in 1915, the “Singapore Sling.” As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore”. Conclude at your hotel for check-in this afternoon. (L)
Day 18– Singapore
Check out of the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Note: if you wish to spend more time in Singapore or Bali, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about an optional hotel extension.
For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The always exciting, sprawling Malaysian capital is brimming with energy, life, and culture, and cruises to Kuala Lumpur offer you a chance to enjoy the atmosphere. This is a great starting point for urban exploration, world-class dining, and plenty of nearby attractions to explore while in port during your Southeast Asia cruise. The city blends Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, the ultra-modern skyscrapers interspersed with mosques, palaces and temples, as well as leafy parks.
Penang, Malaysia: See the best of Southeast Asia and the beautiful Malaysian coast on a Penang cruise with Celebrity. The island of Penang is a vibrant mix of the many layers of culture and history that make Malaysia so unique. The region is known for its tropical setting, Hindu-inspired Buddhist temples, historic forts and villages, and its bustling port city of George Town. Penang boasts European colonial, Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian cultural influences that seep into every part of its colorful charm.
Langkawi, Malaysia: Cruises to Langkawi are the perfect way to see and experience the magic of Malaysia while exploring this nature-filled region’s 100 or so myth-shrouded islands and tropical splendor. Langkawi, also known as the “Jewel of Kedah”, is an archipelago off the northwest coast of Malaysia, famous for its breathtaking beaches, lush tropical rainforests, mouth-watering local cuisine, and biodiversity. Langkawi also offers fantastic duty-free and market shopping options, as well as hand-made artisan gifts at places like the Atma Alam Batik Village in the city of Kedah. Be sure to visit cultural heritage sites like Eagle Square, the Sri Murugan Temple, and the Mahsuri Tomb and Museum.
Phuket, Thailand: When you cruise to Phuket, you’ll uncover a celebration of Thai culture and traditions you must experience for yourself. Historic temples and 24-hour beach life coexist in beautiful harmony in Phuket, where locals welcome tourists with a friendly smile. In Phuket, the influence of Portuguese settlement is best seen in Old Town’s colorful shophouses, many of which are still being used today.
Head to Patong Beach when you’re ready for a day of partying or an all-night adventure. Venture out to Sirinat National Park for snorkeling in crystal-clear waters and spend hours admiring the vibrant coral reefs beneath you. Don’t miss the city’s most famous attractions, like the Big Buddha or the Wat Chalong, one of the biggest temples in all of Thailand. It’s a city that lives for good food, so even the tiniest street vendors make some of the most delicious Thai snacks you’ll ever eat. When stopped in the “Land of Smiles” from your Asia cruise, you’ll find yourself impressed by Phuket’s abundant nature, diverse food, and cultural sights.
Most days during the land portion will include full-day tours. The overall pace is rather quick, as there is much to see in these regions, however there is a healthy mix of both visits to historical sites and time to enjoy the landscape and scenery. Most days include two meals, allowing the third meal to be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine, then have the rest of the evening to relax. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.
During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.
The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators, or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.
The pre-cruise program will include visits to numerous temples and local villages, a performance of a traditional dance, and delicious local dishes. You will encounter food and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches, and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.
Although Bali and many other ports of call during the cruise are beach destinations, please remember to dress conservatively when visiting the temples. If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.
International Airfare: included international airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.
Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.
All guests must choose the same package type. View Celebrity Terms and Conditions. Offer expires May 2, 2023 or when sold out.
Want an extra day to relax on the beach and adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Bali a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel. Note: tours are not included. Price of $85 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:
Although everyone on the Enrichment Journey will enjoy a post-cruise tour in Singapore, the itinerary ends just as the Lunar New Year celebrations are beginning. With this optional extension, you will stay for 2 nights in Singapore after your included full-day city tour, giving you time to enjoy the city all decorated for the celebration and join in the festivities on your own before flying home. Note that while many tourist sights and restaurants will remain open, some businesses will be closed on New Year’s Day (February 10, 2024). BOOK EARLY to ensure availability. Note: tours are not included. Price of $400 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:
Travel to Siem Reap, the gateway to the temples of Angkor, on this optional extension. Discover some of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia while touring the Angkor region and the magnificent remains of the capitals of the Khmer Empire dating from the 9th to the 15th century. Explore the famous Temples of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Enjoy the charming tree-lined boulevards of Siem Reap with its old French stop-houses and jovial locals. This extension includes:
Price: $1999 per person based on double occupancy
Day 1 – Singapore to Siem Reap
Check out of your hotel in Singapore before transferring to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a professional, local guide and taken to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Siem Reap
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, begin your day by touring the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a city of priests, military officials and residents of the Royal Palace. Pass through the South Gate, one of the four gates of Angkor Thom, before exploring the magnificent Bayon Temple. As you pass through the jungle, this sacred site emerges as one of the most impressive and mysterious temples. Visit the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of Leper King, courtyards of magnificent statues that date back to the 12th century.
After a leisurely lunch, begin your tour of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s ancient temple city and one of the wonders of the Oriental world. The awe-inspiring ruins survive as a testament to the spectacular achievements of Southeast Asia’s greatest civilization. Etched and carved in the temple facades are stories of Khmer epics and myths. The inside walls are adorned with stone images of celestial Apsara dancers. Angkor Wat’s five famous towers rise into the sky, a geometrical symbol of the peaks of Mount Meru. Take time to savor the intricacies and significance of Angkor Wat and witness a breathtaking sunset over the ancient ruins before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.
After dinner, visit Angkor Night Market, the first and only true night market in Siem Reap. Finish your day by browsing an assortment of handicrafts, raw-silk fabrics, hand-made jewelry and custom art from over 100 vendors and shops. Perhaps, purchase a keepsake to remind you of your travels before returning to your hotel.
Day 3 – Siem Reap
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before visiting Ta Prohm temple. Swallowed by the jungle, Ta Prohm was a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII. The temple is cloaked in tree roots and moss, creating a poetic picture of nature reclaiming the ruins. Enjoy a visit to Les Santeurs d’Angko for some shopping before enjoying lunch.
This afternoon you will visit Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples. Banteay Srey is the fabled “Pink Temple of Women,” so-called because it is made of pink sandstone and a tribute to the beauty of women. Its small size, delicate carvings, and remarkable state of preservation make this temple one of the most revered. Dedicated in 987, Banteay Srey is also one of the oldest temples in the region.
At one time, Banteay Samre was no more than ruins lost in the forest, but anastylosis restoration has transformed it into one of the finest monuments of the Angkor group. Its ornamentation, exceptional quality and preservation makes it one of the best representations of classic art from the finest period in Southeast Asian history. This evening, enjoy a special dinner with an Apsara Dance performance. This traditional dance style has been a part of local culture since the 7th century and is famous for its exquisite costumes.
Day 4 – Siem Reap to Singapore
Enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Day 5 – Singapore
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure until check out. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Note: While visiting the temples and ruins during days 2 and 3 of your extension, please dress respectfully by covering your arms and legs. We suggest wearing loose, breathable pants and shirts with long sleeves or 3/4-length sleeves.
|01/23/2024||Retail Value||EJ Price||Savings Per Person||Single Rates|
|Veranda (V2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Prime Veranda (V1)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Concierge Class (C2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|Aqua Class (A2)||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.
Interested in the Bali land program without the cruise? Pricing including Airfare is $3,199 per person.
This Journey is sold out. Please call to inquire about being added to the waitlist.
|Boston||$450||John F. Kennedy||$350||Phoenix||$450|
|Denver||$350||Los Angeles||$0||San Diego||$350|
|Washington – Dulles||$450||Chicago||$400||Tampa||$450|
|– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.
All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.
The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.
Jl. Cemara 35, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Telephone: 62 – 361 – 288009
The Puri Santrian Resort Hotel Sanur is situated along the coast of upscale Sanur on the tranquil south eastern end of the island. This family owned and operated hotel keeps within the Balinese tradition of warmth and generosity of spirit with our courteous and attentive staff devoted to making your stay one to remember.
Cruise Line: Celebrity
Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous—high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all providing an un-matchable vacation experience.
Ship: Celebrity Millennium®
As part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, Celebrity Millennium® is now making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat®, an exclusive suite class experience including The Retreat® Sundeck and The Retreat® Lounge, the change is phenomenal. These new venues combined with Celebrity’s award-winning Luminae are sure to please. Slip into new eXhale® bedding featuring CashmereSM mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. The Celebrity RevolutionSM will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium®.
How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.
These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.
Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.
During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.
Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.
Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.
What to pack
Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.
Here are a few key items to take on your trip:
Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.
Luggage Screening Process
To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.
Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.
In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into the states, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.
Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.
Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless internet for free.
Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment
Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.
The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.
Medical Issues and Handicaps
As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.
Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.
If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.
A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.
All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.
Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.
Passport and Visa
To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.
You may also use a third-party visa service, such as CIBTvisas. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.
Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.
For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.
You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip. To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.
You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).
Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.
Indonesia uses the Indonesian rupiah (Rp) currency code IDR
Malaysia uses the Malaysian Ringgit (RM), currency code MYR
Thailand uses the Thai Baht (฿), currency code THB
Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar ($ or S$), currency code SGD
Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.
How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.
Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.
Tipping is customary in Southeast Asia. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.
Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. Onboard the ship, gratuities are already included when sailing with Celebrity Cruises.
For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.
Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.
With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.
Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:
-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F
High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:
Practice the Local Language
Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:
Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/malay/ for more phrases with sound.
Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/thai/ for more phrases with sound.
Singapore: While English is one of the official languages of Singapore and many of its residents are bilingual, Chinese Mandarin and Malay are also very common.
Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/chinese/ for more phrases with sound.
Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/malay/ for more phrases with sound.
Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.
Recommended Reading List
Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.
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