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Journey to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan

19 Nights featuring Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Taipei, Nagasaki, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo

Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

Start Date: Feb 28, 2026
(Sailing Mar 3, 2026)

About This Journey

Journey with us from Singapore to Tokyo, where modern innovation and rich cultural heritage await at every turn. Begin your Journey in Singapore, the lively city-state that is brimming with colonial charm and cutting-edge architecture. Stroll through the storied streets of Chinatown, visit the National Orchard Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and savor the panoramic vistas atop of Singapore’s most eye-catching work of modern architecture. Onboard the Celebrity Millennium, you’ll discover the enchanting blend of cultures and landscapes as you voyage to Japan. Explore the historic streets of Ho Chi Minh City or local villages of the Mekong Delta. Relax at the serene shores of Nha Trang and discover the electrifying energy of Hong Kong and Taipei. Delve into the history of Nagasaki and learn about samurai heritage in Kagoshima. Then, disembark in bustling Tokyo where a new set of exciting experiences await you! Encounter the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji during an excursion to Hakone, stroll through Tokyo’s famous gardens and temples, learn culinary secrets from a sushi chef, and try your hand at Taiko drumming during a demonstration. Join us on this Journey of exploration, where each destination unveils its own unique charm and allure, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Visits: Celebrity Millennium, 38696, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh(phu My), Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Taipei (Keelung), Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Tokyo

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Itinerary

Start Date: February 28, 2026
(Sailing March 3, 2026)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Singapore – Transfer to Hotel; Welcome Dinner
2 Singapore – Cultural and City Tour
3 Singapore – Cultural and City Tour
4 Singapore – Transfer to the Port for Embarkation 6:00 PM
5 At Sea
6 Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
7 Nha Trang, Vietnam 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
8 At Sea
9 Hong Kong, China 4:00 PM
10 Hong Kong, China 6:00 PM
11 At Sea
12 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
13 At Sea
14 Nagasaki, Japan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
15 Kagoshima, Japan 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
16 At Sea
17 Tokyo, Japan – Disembarkation and Tour to Hakone and Mt. Fuji 6:30 AM
18 Tokyo – Cultural and City Tour
19 Tokyo – Cultural and City Tour
20 Tokyo – Transfer to Airport for Return Flight Home

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Singapore

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Singapore, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add a night to your hotel stay.

Day 2 – Singapore

Merlion Park

Enjoy the morning at leisure to adjust to the new time zone and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. This afternoon, join your guide for a tour of Singapore’s highlights. We will drive past the Parliament House and the National Gallery, landmarks of Singapore’s colonial past and journey to independence, and the Padang field at the Cricket Club, one of the world’s more picturesque sports grounds. We will then stop at the Merlion Park for great views of Marina Bay and a picture-taking opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish.

 

Singapore Sling

We will explore the Kampong Glam, a Malay enclave with a blend of history, culture and trendy lifestyle. 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 the tour with dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 3 – Singapore

Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Today will continue our tour of Singapore. Spend the morning at 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. We will then visit Little India where you will be enthralled with the scent of spices, jasmine, orchid garlands and exotic fruits.

 

 

Thian Hock Keng Temple

After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the breathtaking views from the Skypark observation deck, located 57 stories above the city, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. We will then venture to Chinatown with its traditional turn-of-the-century shophouses and a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island. We will end the day with a traditional tea ceremony demonstration, as your host expertly creates an experience of aroma and flavor. Enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 4 – Singapore Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Millennium for a 13-night cruise to Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. (B)

Day 5-16 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Millennium (see below for cruise highlights)

 

Day 17 – Tokyo Disembarkation

Ashi Lake

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Celebrity Millennium and set off on your tour of Hakone, a famous day-trip destination for Tokyo’s city dwellers. Upon arrival, we’ll take a cable car up the mountain to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills, forests, and lakes. We will then proceed to Owakudani Valley, a result of volcanic activity over thousands of years. Here you’ll observe the steam vents from the geothermal areas while enjoying scenic views of the surrounding mountains. After lunch, we will continue our visit to Hakone with a relaxing boat ride along the Ashi Lake. The lush greenery of the surrounding hillsides and the imposing image of Mt. Fuji in the distance (weather permitting), is a captivating scene. During the cruise you’ll view the famous Torii Gate from Hakone Shrine, which stands in the water, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Finish the day at the Okada Museum, known for its extensive collection of Japanese and East Asian art and its architectural design that harmoniously blends in with the natural surroundings. Immerse yourself in the beauty and creativity of the region at the museum. We will then make our way to our hotel in Tokyo for check in. (L)

Day 18 – Tokyo

Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Begin the day with a visit to Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. Travel back in time as you enter through the iconic gate at the entrance, stroll through the sacred grounds, explore the enormous temple and marvel at the intricately carved five-story pagoda. Then, head to a special venue to learn about Taiko, a traditional Japanese drum which has been used in festivals for over 2,000 years. You will learn how to play Taiko from a professional performer while learning about its origin and influence on Japanese culture.

 

Japanese Taiko Drum

After lunch at a local restaurant, board a river boat and enjoy an afternoon cruise along the Sumida river, providing you with a new perspective from which to appreciate the ancient and modern aspects of the city. We will then take a stroll in the peaceful setting of a traditional Japanese garden. In the evening, visit the Roppongi Hills Observatory to take in a breathtaking view of the city skyline. Then, finish the night with a special dinner with savory Japanese food. (B, L, D)

Day 19 – Tokyo

Meiji Jingu Shrine

This morning we will start our tour at the Meiji Jingu Shrine, Japan’s most famous Shinto shrine. Nestled within a lush forest in the middle of the city, this peaceful oasis will make you forget that you’re in bustling Tokyo. Back in the city, we will witness Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing, and explore the upscale Aoyama district. Our next stop is a renowned culinary studio, where you’ll try your hand at making traditional Japanese sushi. After this fun, interactive experience, sit down to a delicious lunch of your own creations. We will then visit Ginza, Tokyo’s upscale shopping and entertainment district, before returning to the hotel to enjoy the evening at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 20 – Tokyo

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B).

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Tokyo, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one or two nights to your hotel stay.

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.

Port Highlights

Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam: Few cities evoke the same mystery and glamor as Vietnam’s Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City, where its historic past mingles with an effortless edginess to form a modern city on its way to being a top destination. You might know more about Ho Chi Minh City than you think, whether you’re intrigued by the area’s elaborate underground tunnel system used throughout the 20th century or know of the famous Reunification Palace from history books and photographs.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam: Located in South Central Vietnam, this coastal paradise is one of Vietnam’s under-the-radar gems. While visiting Nha Trang, you’ll find the town is made for lounging beachside along the crystal clear waters of the Nha Trang Bay. It’s also perfect for treating yourself. Take a one-of-a-kind mud bath at Thap Ba Hot Springs Center, where the local mud and mineral waters are said to have restorative properties and can soothe the body. Thap Ba is less than an hour from Nha Trang City, so you’re never too far from the action.

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China: You will immediately be swept away in the boundless energy of Hong Kong. This once-sleepy harbor town has blossomed into an international trade hub and fascinating departure port for cruises to Asia. The city is globally renowned for its rich culture, Confucian traditions, and incredible Michelin-star rated restaurants.

Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan: Taipei, Taiwan is a melting pot of Chinese and Japanese influence all wrapped into one conveniently located port city. Historic sites like the Longshan Temple and the expertly curated National Palace Museum make it easy for history enthusiasts to get swept up in the magic of Taipei, while the outdoorsy types can head out for hiking at Yangmingshan National Park or waterfall chasing at Shifen Waterfall.

Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki, Japan: It’s easy to get swept up in the lure of this glittering city. Nagasaki is known for its nature and closeness to the sea, making it both an important harbor city for trade and a seaside destination. Filled with history and a commitment to world peace following the atomic bombing, Nagasaki is a city of charm and character with a rich history and a must-see stop.

Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima, Japan: Sunny Kagoshima lives in the shadow of Sakurajima, an active volcano that last erupted in 2016. Kagoshima balances an air of mystery with a seaside approachability thanks to its location in Southern Japan along the coast and proximity to Sakurajima. In addition to being the capital of the Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan, the city is home to ancient castles and traditional Japanese Gardens that delight locals and visitors alike.

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Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 3-night pre-cruise land program in Singapore
    • Singapore: 3-night hotel stay
      • Welcome Dinner
      • Full-day city tour
      • Full-day cultural tour
  • 3-night post-cruise land program in Japan
    • Tokyo, Japan: 3-night hotel stay
      • Full-day tour to Hakone and Mt. Fuji
      • Full-day city tour
      • Full-day cultural tour
  • Tour Leader throughout Singapore and Japan land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 13-night sailing aboard the Celebrity Millennium
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • Drinks and Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises
  • Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Memorial Day Sale Ends 5/21!
    • Sail with up to $1,700 Onboard Credit and a $400 Visa Gift Card with Exclusive Tips on 2024 Sailings + Drinks and Wi-Fi—All Included. Learn More ➤

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What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

 

5 out of 5 – Land program Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

The overall pace is active, as most days include a full-day tour. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals will be included, while other meals may be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. 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.

Physical Activity

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. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. 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.

Cultural Focus

This Journey includes historical, cultural and culinary experiences throughout Singapore and Japan. In Singapore, you will explore the gardens, delight in cultural experiences and taste traditional cuisine. In Japan you will learn about another unique culture, including a variety of traditional and cultural activities during your tour in Tokyo. You will encounter dishes 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.

Unique Factors

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.

Transportation

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 $100 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $100 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

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Ask about receiving 10% off all shore excursions from Shore Excursions Group!

Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Memorial Day Sale Ends 5/31!

Sail with up to $1,700 Onboard Credit and a $400 Visa Gift Card Exclusively from Us.

Drinks & Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises. 2024 departures also receive Exclusive Tips from Enrichment Journeys!

 

All guests must choose the same package type. View Celebrity Terms and Conditions. Offer expires May 31, 2024 or when sold out.

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1-night Singapore Extension (pre)

Want an extra day to adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Singapore a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $165 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Singapore with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

1-night Tokyo Extension (post)

Want more time to explore Tokyo? With this optional extension you will stay for an additional night in Tokyo after your tour ends, giving you more time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $165 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Tokyo with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport

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Dates & Prices

MM/DD/YYYY Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Obstructed – Veranda – Partial View (V3) $10,932 $8,199 $2,733 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (V2) $10,999 $8,249 $2,750 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C2) $11,732 $8,799 $2,933 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $12,132 $9,099 $3,033 CALL FOR DETAILS
Suite CALL TODAY TO REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $450 Houston Intercontinental $400 Philadelphia $400
Boston $400 John F. Kennedy $300 Phoenix $300
Chicago $400 Los Angeles $0 Toronto $400
Dallas-Ft. Worth $400 Vancouver $300 Seattle $200
Newark $350 Miami $450 San Francisco $200
Washington – Dulles $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.

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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.

Accommodations

Orchard Hotel Singapore

442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879, Singapore

Telephone: 011 65 6734 7766

Enjoy the vibrancy of the famous Orchard Road in the heart of the city’s premier shopping and entertainment district when you stay at the 4-star Orchard Hotel in Singapore. Blending style and sophistication, the Orchard Road hotel is home to 656 rooms and suites, well appointed with contemporary conveniences including Wi-Fi access in characteristically unique twin buildings-the Orchard Wing and the Claymore Wing.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba Hotel

Tel:+81 3-5500-6711
2-6-1 Daiba, Minato 135-8701, Tokyo, Japan

Located not far from both the Haneda Airport and the heart of Tokyo, the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba Hotel is conveniently located and has all the amenities a traveler could want. Lounge by the pool, make an appointment at the spa, or take a run at the gym during your down time. The Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba also has a beautiful view of the Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. It’s only a few miles from the center of Tokyo and the Imperial Palace.

Celebrity Millennium

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 contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by their Michelin-starred chef. Where their staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled Relaxed Luxurysm resort at sea experience. Celebrity’s 15 award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

Ship: Celebrity Millennium®

Celebrity Millennium® is making even more waves in the cruise world with its breathtaking upgrades, and now as one of the first cruise ships in the world to receive a Four-Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat®, an exclusive experience including The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, the change is phenomenal. These new venues combined with our award-winning Luminae are sure to please. Slip into new eXhale® bedding featuring Cashmere™ 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. Shop in new retail boutiques. Change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium.

Celebrity Millennium is sailing with Starlinkthe world’s most advanced broadband satellite internetto bring you high-speed connectivity for a better onboard experience.

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Before You Go

Money Matters

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.

ATM Machines

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.

Foreign Banks

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.

Credit Cards

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.

Incidentals

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.

Packing Guidelines

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:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

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.

Labeling

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.

Carry-on items

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

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.

Cell phones

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.

Briefing sessions

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.

Hotels

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.

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

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. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

Vaccinations

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.

Electric Current

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.

Local Currency

Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar ($ or S$), currency code SGD

Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong (₫), currency code VND

Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Dollar (HK$), currency code HKD

Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), currency code TWD

Japan uses the Japanese Yen (¥), currency code JPY

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 Guidelines

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.

While it is common to tip in Southeast Asia, it is not customary to tip in East Asia (including China and Japan) and may even be considered an insult. Your tip may be politely refused, or end with a staff member chasing you down the street because they thought you forgot your change. In the hospitality industry (hotels, etc) it is sometimes acceptable, however if you would like to tip a bellman or other hotel staff member it is best to do it discreetly (preferably in an envelope). Tipping a tour guide is more accepted and probably the only occasion where you will provide a tip.

Tipping is customary in Southeast Asia (including Hong Kong). 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 $10-$12 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. To view the gratuities policy for Celebrity Cruises, please visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/faqs/gratuity-program.

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.

Time Differences

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.

Climate

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:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Singapore 87/75 89/76 90/76 90/76 90/78 89/77 89/77 89/76 89/76 89/76 88/76 87/75
Ho Chi Minh 88/70 90/70 92/73 95/75 91/75 88/73 88/73 88/73 88/73 88/73 85/72 88/70
Hong Kong 67/58 67/59 71/63 77/69 83/75 86/79 89/81 89/81 87/79 83/75 76/67 70/60
Taipei 64/57 64/57 68/59 75/66 79/70 86/75 91/79 90/79 86/75 79/72 73/66 68/59
Tokyo 50/36 51/37 57/42 66/51 73/59 78/66 85/73 88/76 82/70 72/59 63/50 55/41

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:

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.

Chinese Mandarin

  • nǐ hǎo (Knee how): Hello
  • Zài jiàn (Zi gee’en): Good Bye
  • Shì (Shr): Yes
  • Bú shì (Boo shr): No
  • Qǐng (Ching): Please
  • Xiè xiè (Sheh sheh): Thank you
  • Bú yòng kèqì (Boo yongsheh): You’re welcome
  • Duì bu qǐ (Dway boo chee): Excuse me
  • duō shǎoqián (Dor sheowchen): How much?
  • Wǒ tīng bù dǒng (Wore ting boo dong): I don’t understand
  • kuài zǐ (Kwhy za): Chopstick

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/chinese/ for more phrases with sound.

Malay

  • Halo (Ha lo): Hello
  • Terima kasih (terima ka say): Thank you
  • ya (ya): Yes
  • tidak (ti dak): No

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/malay/ for more phrases with sound.

Vietnam: Vietnamese

  • Xin chào. (Seen chow): Hello
  • Khỏekhông? (Kwehkohng?): How are you?
  • Không sao đâu (Kohng sao doh): You’re welcome
  • Tôi khônghi ểu (Toy kohnghee-oh): I don’t understand
  • Biết nó itiếng Anh không? (Byet noy tyeng ang kohng): Do you speak English?
  • Tôi bị lạc. (Toi bee lack): I’m lost
  • Làm ơn. (Lam uhhn): Please.
  • Tắc xi! (Tuck see): Taxi!
  • Bao nhiêu (tiền)? (Bahwngew tee-uhn?): How much is this?
  • Sẽ quay lạisớm (Se-ay kway lie-ay sohm): Be back soon

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/vietnamese/ for more phrases with sound.

Hong Kong: Cantonese

  • néihhóu ma: How are you?
  • hóuhòisàmyihngsīknéih: Pleased to meet you
  • yātlouhseuhnfùng: Bon voyage
  • Nīgogéidōchín a: How much?

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/cantonese/ for more phrases with sound.

Taiwan: Taiwanese Mandarin

  • lí-hó (for one person) or lín-hó for more than one: Hello.
  • góathiaⁿ-bô: I don’t understand
  • to-siā, kám-siā, or lólàt: Thank you
  • biánkheh-khì: You’re welcome
  • chhiáⁿ: please
  • lōa-chōe/chēchîⁿ: how much is this
  • piān-so tītó-ūi?: Where is the toilet?
  • gâu-chá: Good morning
  • gō-an: Good afternoon
  • àm-an: Good evening
  • chài-kiàn: Goodbye

Japan: Japanese

  • Yaa (Yah): Hi
  • Sayōnara (Cy-o-na-ra): Good Bye
  • Hai (Hi): Yes
  • Īe (E-yah): No
  • Onegaishimasu (O-neg-I-she-mas): Please
  • Arigatou (Ah-re-ga-to): Thank you

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/japanese/ for more phrases with sound.

Fun Facts

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

Singapore

  • Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands with a population of 4.6 million people. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
  • Although English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore, the national anthem “Majulah Singapura” is actually sung in Malay.
  • The Singapore Sling was first served in 1915 at the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel. The ingredients are gin, Cointreau, cherry brandy, Dom Benedictine, pineapple juice, Grenadine, Angoustura bitters and limes.

Vietnam

  • In an area slightly larger than New Mexico, Vietnam has a population of more than 92 million, with the capital city of Hanoi holding 2.6 million.
  • Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, and the second largest exporter of rice.
  • There are 54 ethnic groups in the country (H’mong is one of these). The most populated ethnic group is Viet (88% of the population).
  • From elementary school to high school, students are required to wear uniforms when they go to class.
  • Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese specialty of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, allegedly can cure any sickness.
  • The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word. This makes their language somewhat difficult to learn.

China

  • One in every five people in the world is Chinese. China’s population is four times that of the United States.
  • The Chinese invented paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing.
  • Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor”.
  • Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world; double that of New York City.

Taiwan

  • 7-11 convenience stores are everywhere, and they are basically open all night with various amenities. These stores are owned by a Japanese company. In these stores, you can print a document, call a taxi, send a parcel, pay your bills and so much more.
  • There are no garbage cans outdoors. Garbage cans are usually kept inside of a house or place of business. The garbage is tossed into a garbage truck when it arrives. These trucks play loud music to indicate their arrival in the streets.
  • Politeness, honor, and respect for elders are of major concern in this culture.

Japan

  • Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside.
  • Many couples in Japan celebrate Christmas like Valentine’s Day. It is definitely more of a “lovers” holiday in Japan.
  • More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.
  • Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano (although scientists have not reached a consensus on what defines “active”).
  • A nice musk melon, similar to a cantaloupe, may sell for over $300 USD. A nice specimen of Yubari melon are often physically perfect, not like their American counterparts with dark smudges and scars.
  • There are four different writing systems in Japan: Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji.
  • Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica’s annual coffee production.

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.

Books

  • Singapore: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theoux
  • Singapore: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew by Lee Kuan Yew
  • Singapore: Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia & Singapore by Jim Baker
  • Vietnam: A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis
  • Hong Kong: The Last Governor by Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Japan: Everyday Life in Traditional Japan by Charles J. Dunn
  • Japan: A Geek In Japan by Hector Garcia
  • Japan: Travelers of a Hundred Ages: The Japanese as Revealed Through 1,000 Years of Diaries by Donald Keene
  • Japan: Ransom by Jay McInerney
  • Japan: Pictures from the Water Trade by John D. Morley

Travel Guides

Films

  • Singapore: Saint Jack (1979)
  • Vietnam: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  • Vietnam: Indochine (1992)
  • Japan: The Seven Samurai (1954)
  • Japan: Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Japan: The Harimaya Bridge (2009)

Journey to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan

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