We were thinking of a cruise with UniGlobe on the Y.R. but I've read some other reports and they were also disappointed. What other type of trip would you suggest to the Orient? We've always wanted to go there and thought a cruise would be the best way. We can also obtain a timeshare throughout Asia for a week or two. Any tips on cruise vs. flying and stay? Areas that are better than others? Places to avoid? Thanks for your help!!
IN1999 SPENT 4 DAYS IN SINGAPORE,1 WEEK CRUISE ON STAR CRUISE LINE,&5 DAYS IN THAILAND..THAILAND WAS HIGHLIGHT OF TRIP...SINGAPORE ALSO GOOD...STAR CRUIE LINE WAS PRETTY DISAPOINTNG..GOOD PORTS,BUT SHIP NOT UP TO STANDARDS AMERICANS EXPECT.. E MAIL ME IF YOU WANT MORE SPECIFICS &HELP
We are seeking tour guides at port stops on a cruise in Kuantan, Malaysia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh,and Nha Trang, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China;and Nagasaki,Japan. We are looking for reliable guides as options to the ship's tours. We would appreciate any information that you can provide.
We are leaving the third week in March and would appreciate your early reply.
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I am very interested in the YR cruise and tour. We are thinking of the uniworld 21 day tour, which includes 6 days on the Victoria cruise line. I have taken the Columbia River tour and understand the difference in Ocean cruising and River cruising. I have concerns after reading cruise critic boards and hearing of disappointment with uniworld. We're booking through AAA and our agent says they have not had any problems with uniworld trips, but its still a worry. We would really like to hear from anyone who has used uniworld or done a simular cruise. Thank you.
We went on the Yangtze river downstream cruise with the Victoria cruise on Victoria Princess. The scene was very good, land excursion, which are included with the cruise price, are excellent, except the ghost city & the Dam. I think they have already discontinue the ghost city excursion, but instead visit another old town up the hills (White Emperor City). This place has a lot of history and there is a museum there too. If you can do more research before going, it will be very nice.
The scenes of the "Tthree Gorges" and the "Three Lessor Gorges" are incredibly beautiful. Mind you, after the chinese government flood the river valley, everything will be gone. Not a lot of people go on downstream to LuShan & HuangShan. However, these are the places my husband and me enjoyed most. HuangShan has got pine trees, rocks that form so very special landscapes that makes the whole trip unforgetable. However, if you are not in good health, you should just walk a bit and turn back. The most fit should go all the way and you will be so surprise and what you see. It's exactly like what you've seen in a traditional chinese painting.
The ship - Victoria Princess - is a real old lady, and needs to be refurblished. The crew works very hard to please the passengers, from the Crew Director to the waitress/room service staff. Food is still very greasy, and not fit for European/American taste.
Steve, we hope to spend a week (or two?) in Thailand next spring, on our own, in conjunction with a Yangtze River cruiiise. What do you suggest? Where did you stay in Bangkok? for how long? did you go up north? by rail? DO TELL! Sue (not really "cleo")
We too need names of private guides for seol,hiroshima,kyoto,okinawa,shanghai, taipe...................Lila Lidsky wrote:
> We are seeking tour guides at port stops on a cruise in
> Kuantan, Malaysia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh,and Nha
> Trang, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China;and Nagasaki,Japan.
> We are looking for reliable guides as options to the ship's
> tours. We would appreciate any information that you can
> We are leaving the third week in March and would appreciate
> your early reply.