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Best Of India - Sri Lanka - U.A.E - Thailand
Singles Cruise
Norwegian Spirit - November 22 - December 6, 2021

Stunning architecture, fascinating history, breathtaking landscape, and picturesque views are waiting for us on this exotic singles cruise. This fascinating cruise sails between Dubai and Singapore for 16 days of exploration. Join Best Single Travel as we sail the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean - dock in amazing ports of call including Dubai and Oman, four different stops in India, Phuket in Thailand and Colombo in Ski Lanka.

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Best Of India - Sri Lanka - UAE - Thailand Singles Cruise Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Monday: November 22, 2021 / Departs 7:00PM)Dubai

Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world "souks," or markets. Dazzling skylines, super malls, souks with an array of goodies, amazing beaches all packed into one mesmerizing place. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinctive blend of modern city amenities and the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings.
Board the Norwegian Spirit: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Cruise Day 2: Day At Sea (Tuesday: November 23, 2021)
As we depart the Middle East it is time to explore our cruise ship, the Norwegian Spirit with your singles hostess and all your new cruise friends. Join the Best Single Travel Triva Team as we compete against the cruisers.

 

Cruise Day 3: Day At Sea (Wednesday: November 24, 2021)
A day to relax before we reach our next four ports in India. Lounge by the pool or solarium, get a work-out at the gym or enjoy an optional spa treatment. Don't miss the fun activities just for the singles group.

 

Cruise Day 4: Mumbai (Bombay), India (Thursday: November 25, 2021 / 8:00AM to 6:00PM)
The Gateway of India MumbaiBombay, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from upscale to urban, cosmopolitan to traditional, and is always fascinating. A beautiful harbor studded with hilly islands and a palm-fringed shore rises gradually to the peaks of mountain ranges. from a fine waterfront for Bombay, and the Gateway of India; Besides being the major port of India, Bombay is also a great industrial center. A cosmopolitan city, it owes its prosperity to the industry and enterprise of its population of about eight million. It is the commercial capital of India. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small authentic markets, and sample local street foods like kebabs.
Elephanta CaveIncluded Shore Excursion: Mumbai City Tour and Elephanta Caves - We transfer to The Quay for our one hour boat ride to Elephanta Island, a small island dotted with numerous archaeological remains. The Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. Upon arrival walk less than a mile to the cave temples, (there is an optional small train to the base of the hill), climb the 120 steps to the plateau where the caves and small museum are located.
After free time for lunch in Mumbai we stop at the Gateway of India, a 262 feet high gateway overlooking the sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Then we drive past the Hanging gardens, built on top of water tanks, past Victoria Railway Station, Crawford Market to the Flora Fountain, the center of all business activities. Visit the Mani Bhawan Gandhi Museum, a simple, two-story building where Gandhi lived, now a museum, library and research center. "Not-to- be missed is Dhobi Ghats, a well known open air laundromat, where the washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals

 

Cruise Day 5: Goa (Mormugao), India (Friday: November 26, 2021 / 9:00AM to 7:00PM)
Goa IndiaThe magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India's smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.
Included Shore Excursion: Goa City, Temples and Shopping - Our first destination today is Shri Manguesh Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 400-year-old Shri Manguesh Temple is considered one of the most beautiful temples in Goa, and features a 7-story Deepa Stambha (decorative lamp tower) at the gates of the temple complex. shri manguesh templeThen we continue to Shree Shantadurga Temple, famous for its statue of the Hindu goddess Shree Durga.
Time for lunch and a quick tour of an Indian Spice farm. Then we travel back to Goat to visit the World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, completed in 1605 and home to Saint Francis Xavier, who is said to have brought Christianity to the region. Continue on to Se Cathedral, a magnificent 16th-century monument and the largest church in Goa.

 

Cruise Day 6: New Mangalore, India (Saturday: November 27, 2021 / 8:00AM to 6:00PM)
Kadri Manjunath TempleDeriving its name from Goddess Mangala, the Port city of Mangalore, has for long been a hub of maritime trade and today is a major commercial and business center in South India. Feast your senses on the sights, sounds, and scents of New Mangalore. You can admire the work of craftsmen in the artisan village and browse local markets for photo ops. Explore a 17th-century Christian church, a 15th-century temple with a thousand carved pillars, and a former Buddhist temple dating to 1068. Go nuts for cashews, a major crop, and learn all about the tasty kernels.
Included Shore Excursion: Mangalore City & Cashews Tour - Explore the landmarks of Mangalore (Mangaluru) on our private full-day tour. Visit the vibrant Central Market, the city's main vegetable market and experience the colorful bustle of locals shopping. Then we stop at the Kadri Cashew FactoryManjunath Temple, an ancient temple believed to be built during the 10th century and converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. We continue to St Aloysius Church, an architectural gem built by Jesuit missionaries in 1899. The walls of the church and chapel are covered with paintings. Clean, serene, and set in the middle of Mangalore, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple has traditionally provided calm and comfort for the lower castes treated as untouchables. Many colorful statues occupy the inner courtyard and add to the visual appeal of this spiritual place.
Mangalore is the birthplace of the cashew processing industry. Many innovations in processing this delicious nut have been spawned right here. During our tour we will learn about the production process where cashew kernels, shells, husks and rejects are separated from the sale-able product.


Cruise Day 7: Cochin, India (Sunday: November 28, 2021 / 7:00AM to 4:00PM)
Fort Kochi NetsThe "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Cochin is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Stroll Fort Kochi beach at sunset, framed by the Chinese fishing nets, visit St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was buried, and take in a Kathakali dance performance that will leave you spellbound.
Included Shore Excursion: Backwater Cruise and Heritage Tour - Get an up close look at rural life and stunning nature as we travel the famous Alappuzha waterways. Experience the beauty and tranquillity as we float along the network of waterways aboard a traditional house boat. Get an up close look at rural life and stunning nature as we cruise kerala backwaters tourslowly through the backwaters and villages. Marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. In the early 20th century, the Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon, was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty that he declared that Alleppey was “The Venice of the East.” Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine onboard the houseboat.
Next we drive to Fort Kochi city where we will be instantly transported to a different time period. View the famous Chinese fishing nets, visit Paradesi Synagogue and Dhobi Khana. The nets are big, bamboo teak nets which are fixed installations attached to the beach by a system of wooden beams. The net hangs 65 feet or more over the sea and large stones are suspended from ropes as counterweights. The Paradesi Synagogue was built in 1568 and houses many rare antiques. In 1662, it was destroyed by the Portguese and then reconstructed, two years later, by the Dutch.

 

Cruise Day 8: Colombo, Sri Lanka (Monday: November 29, 2021/ 10:00AM to 7:00PM )
colombo sri lankaOld world meets new in the capital of Sri Lanka. Stroll past colonial architecture and lush gardens in the Fort district, shop a traditional marketplace in Pettah, then step into the modern era at Colombo's many stylish restaurants, galleries and museums. From the city, it's a short trip to visit an elephant orphanage or ornate Buddhist temple.
Included Shore Excursion: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Visit - A drive through Colombo taking us through the busy commercial areas as well as the tree lined residential Cinnamon Gardens. See a Hindu Temple, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal dating back to 1794 and the historical Davatagaha Mosque. Then we travel to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, established in 1975 as a shelter for wounded elephants or abandoned babies. Enjoy our drive through the beautiful countryside, view the rice paddies and pineapple plants as we pass through very scenic Pinnawala Elephant Orphanagevillages and colorful towns.
Upon arrival at the orphanage notice the female and young elephants in Pinnawala roam freely during the day. Then watch as the elephants are herded to nearby Ma-Oya river for their daily baths. The elephant will lie down on the riverbed and allow the Mahout who looks after them to scrub and clean their body.
After lunch overlooking the river, witness the feeding of the baby elephants with milk in bottles fixed with large teats. Calves born in Pinnawala are not bottle fed, but a few from the Elephant transit home are kept here and bottle fed. Large quantities of Jackfruit, Coconut, Kitul (sugar palm), tamarind and grass are brought in daily to form the bulk of the Elephants food.

 

Cruise Day 9: Day At Sea (Tuesday: November 30, 2021)
We hope you enjoyed India as we cruise todwards to Sri Lanka. The cruise staff and our singles hostess will have plenty of activities to keep us busy. 

 

Cruise Day 10: (Wednesday: December 1, 2021)
Solstice SolariumSleep late today as tomorrow we arrive in Thailand. Hopefully our Trivia Team is doing well as today is another chance for us to win.

 

Cruise Day 11: Phuket, Thailand (Thursday: December 2, 2021 / 11:00AM to 8:00PM)
Big BudhaThailand's largest and most visited island, Phuket, offers gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees, plus fabulous coves and bays. Water sports include sailing, diving, and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature lovers will be thrilled by the tropical forests and waterfalls.
Included Shore Excursion: Island Tour and Cooking Class - Discover Phuket’s highlights and hidden sights as we drive past the island's most famous beaches to the Chalong Big Buddha. The huge Buddha sits on top of Nakkerd Hills, is 147 feet tall and offers the best 360-degree views of the island, with sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Chalong Bay and more.
Thai CookingNext, enjoy our Introduction to Thai Ingredients Cooking Class and learn how to cook 6 different Thai dishes. Of course after all that hard work.. we get to eat what we cooked.
Time for a guided stroll through Phuket's Old Town, an historically rich part of the capital filled with shrines, temples (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved 'shophouses', quaint cafes, tiny printing shops, impromptu private and public museums and even a mini ex-red light district. Thalang, a quarter mile shopping street has a mix of Baba (Chinese migrants who settled in the beginning of the 20th century during the tin mining era), Thai Muslim and Indian shops. Phuket Walking Street is a great place to get our last minute souvenirs and local handicrafts.

 

Cruise Day 12: Langkawi, Malaysia (Friday: December 3, 2021 / 7:00AM to 5:00PM)
Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.

 

Cruise Day 12: Penang, Malaysia (Saturday: December 4, 2021 / 7:00AM to 5:00PM)
Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia comprising mainland Seberang Perai and Penang Island. On the island, the state capital of George Town is home to landmarks such as colonial Fort Cornwallis, the ornate Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all testaments to centuries of foreign influence. To the west, a funicular ascends Penang Hill, with its trails, flower gardens and panoramic views.

 

Cruise Day 15: Port Klang Kuala Lumpur (Sunday: December 5, 2021/ 6:00AM to 4:00PM)
Port Klang is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. Known during colonial times as Port Swettenham but renamed Port Klang in July 1972, it is the largest port in the country. It is located about 6 kilometres southwest of the town of Klang, and 38 kilometres southwest of Kuala Lumpur.

 

singapore flyerCruise Day 16: Singapore (Monday: December 6, 2021 / Arrival: 7:00AM)
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and a multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall.
Disembark: Make your way to the airport and your flight home. Suggested flights should be after 11am.

 

  • Singles Cruise Pricing
Inside Cabin

Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Ocean View

The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and each destination! * Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views

Private Balcony

Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.


I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Free Roommate Match Program
Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

$550 $3473.37

Oceanview

$550 $3863.37

Balcony

$550

$4763.37

Amounts are in US Dollars and Includes Shore Excurions and All Taxes and Surcharges

I want my own cabin
Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

$1000 $5192.37

Oceanview

$1000 $5972.37

Balcony

$1000 $7772.37
Amounts are in US Dollars and Includes Shore Excurions and All Taxes and Surcharges

All prices are subject to availability and may be increased or withdrawn by the cruise line as the ship fills. Book now to avoid disappointment!

**Free Roommate Matching**

Best Single Travel provides roommate matching on all our vacations as a courtesy to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 days before departure. If you request a match within 70 days of your sail date, we cannot guarantee you a roommate.


Best Of India - Sri Lanka - U.A.E - Thailand Singles Cruise

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