Thankyou both for replies. Cruisesnet, I appreciate your HongKong vantage point. I know we would be vastly outnumbered by Chinese and because my brother is in HK I know to what you are referring in the way of bad habits. I haven't found a ship out of Singapore that would be within our budget. and I think it would still be primarily Chinese. That's okay, as Canadians we enjoy, accept and appreciate other cultures more than our American counterparts seem to do sometimes.
Captain, thankyou for the positive note. Hard to find a positive review on
Costa, particularly Allegra. If it would allow us to see Vietnam, Singapore, Phillipines etc. we can be the 'foreigners' on a lesser ship for a change.