Across The Bay of Bengal (19 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Singapore, Singapore to Mumbai, India
Dates: 28 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018

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28 Mar 2018
Singapore, Singapore
29 Mar 2018
Singapore, Singapore
5:00 PM
30 Mar 2018
Port Kelang, Malaysia
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
31 Mar 2018
Phuket, Thailand
4:00 PM
01 Apr 2018
Phuket, Thailand
5:00 PM
02 Apr 2018
Andaman Sea (Cruising)
03 Apr 2018
Yangon, Myanmar
4:00 PM
04 Apr 2018
Yangon, Myanmar
05 Apr 2018
Yangon, Myanmar
4:00 PM
DAY 10
06 Apr 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 11
07 Apr 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 12
08 Apr 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
12:00 PM
DAY 13
09 Apr 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
4:00 PM
DAY 14
10 Apr 2018
Kochi, India
12:00 PM
DAY 15
11 Apr 2018
Kochi, India
6:00 PM
DAY 16
12 Apr 2018
Mangalore, India
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 17
13 Apr 2018
DAY 18
14 Apr 2018
Mumbai, India
7:00 AM
DAY 19
15 Apr 2018
Mumbai, India
Across The Bay of Bengal map

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For 28 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Barbara Stein, Ted Cookson

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Best of Kochi with Lunch at Taj Malabar - Kochi - 2018 ( 7 Hours )
Kochi, India | 11 Apr 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Affectionately known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, Kochi is situated on the west coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala. Rich in history, culture and archaeological treasures, Kochi also has the distinction of being the commercial capital and most cosmopolitan city in Kerala.

Our day begins with a traditional welcome of flowers and “Aarti" at the pier after which we will enjoy a guided tour of Fort Kochi starting with a visit to Mattancherry Palace, locally known as the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. The palace is an architectural masterpiece with a blend of colonial and Kerala architecture and features murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas (Kings) of Kochi. We then make our way to Jew Town to visit local stores that include antiques, embroidered garments and many more.

Re-boarding our coach we drive past the famous Chinese Fishing Nets which were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by the traders of Kublai Khan. We then visit the Church of St. Francis, the first European church set up in India and also where the famous explorer, Vasco de Gama was buried in 1524 before his body was taken back to Portugal. We will then proceed to the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a short walk from St. Francis Church. This Cathedral is one of the eight Basilicas in India and also a heritage edifice of the state of Kerala. It is a place of worship as well as a center of historic significance with architectural and artistic grandeur of the gothic style.

Next, we attend a Kalarippayattu performance, the traditional martial art of Kerala, considered to be the oldest and most scientific in the world.

Later, we will be greeted by costumed Kathakali Dancers at the beautiful Hotel Taj Malabar where a delicious feast of local specialties and wine awaits us. The hotel is situated on Willingdon Island and has a lovely view of Kochi Harbor.

After lunch we will return to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual wear with comfortable shoes. There will be moderate walking with some inclines and steps.

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What's Included


  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

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Shore Excursions

Singapore, Singapore - 28 Mar 2018

Singapore, Singapore - 29 Mar 2018

Port Kelang, Malaysia - 30 Mar 2018

Phuket, Thailand - 31 Mar 2018

Phuket, Thailand - 01 Apr 2018

Colombo, Sri Lanka - 09 Apr 2018

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