12 day boutique small ship Thailand Islands cruise with Phuket beach break and flights

12 day boutique small ship Thailand Islands cruise with Phuket beach break including return international flights, accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, tour guides and more.

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  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
  • 12 day small ship Thailand Islands cruise with flights
 

Highlights

 

Cruise the best of Thailand’s beautiful islands with a 12 day boutique small ship Thailand Islands cruise with Phuket beach break and flights.

Hop on board the MS Panorama II as you set sail for Ko Miang, one of the gorgeous Similan Islands. Enjoy time swimming, snorkelling and kayaking around this island, before continuing on to the main group of the Similan Islands. Arrive in Ko Surin Tai and visit Moken Village, home to the Moken people and learn about their culture and traditions. 

Journey to Khao Lak, a village that is located among a collection of beaches along Phang Nga’s coastline. Wander through town, grab a bite to eat or explore the local nightlife. Visit Baan Talay Nok village, a town that was destroyed by the infamous 2004 tsunami. Sit down for lunch with the local families, try your hand at soap-making and learn to prepare a local dish of grilled coconut wrapped in leaf, before arriving in beautiful Phuket, where you can shop, eat and relax at leisure.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, English speaking tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff– Phuket, Thailand 

Depart New Zealand for Phuket to begin your small ship adventure cruise. On arrival at Phuket airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Phuket – embark cruise  cruise-icon (B,D)

Enjoy the morning at leisure. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the port greeting your shipmates as you board MS Panorama II in the late afternoon.

Attend a welcome meeting and safety briefing to go over the finer details of your upcoming journey. After dinner on-board with your fellow travellers, set sail at around 9 pm, heading for Ko Miang overnight.

Cruise in style on-board MS Panorama II, a state-of-the-art motor sailer. Fully renovated in 2015, the Panorama II is your home at sea. Accommodating 49 guests in 25 cabins, with a crew of up to 18 and a cruising speed of 10 knots. There are a range of indoor and outdoor options for dining and lounging. The lower deck restaurant is the perfect setting for your regionally inspired meals while the upper deck offers al fresco dining with sunset views. The swimming platform at the rear allows you to swim right off the boat wherever we drop anchor. You will also enjoy the free use of the following on-board inclusions, kayaks, snorkels, stand-up paddle-boards and fishing equipment, mini library, board games, central music and CD and DVD player.

All cabins are finished with handsome wood trims and equipped with modern amenities including ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, mini fridge stocked with bottled water, TV, hairdryer and safety deposit box. A daily evening turn down service is provided along with towels for swimming.   

Day 3: Ko Miang – cruise-icon – Similan Islands (B,L,D)

Arrive nice and early in Ko Miang, one of the gorgeous Similan Islands. Renowned among divers for good reason, these islands combine rainforest, white sands and clear blue water to dazzling effect. Enjoy a morning of swimming and snorkelling, or make use of the stand-up paddleboards and kayaks. Then depart mid-afternoon for the short sail to the main group of the Similan Islands, where the boat will remain at anchor overnight.

Day 4: Similan Islands (B,L,D) cruise-icon

After breakfast, enjoy a full day of exploring the Similan Islands. You’re free to hike the rainforest interior, scramble over huge boulders on pristine beaches or go snorkelling in search of tropical fish and coral. These islands, constituting a national park, were made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, and it’s not hard to see why. Later, it’s off for a late-night sail to Ko Surin Tai, and the night is spent at sea.

Day 5: Ko Surin Tai (B,L,D) cruise-icon

After an early-morning arrival, visit Moken Village for a tour with a local guide. This is the home of the Moken people, a Sea Gypsy ethnic group of Austronesian origin who still mostly live a seminomadic hunter-gatherer life (despite Thai and Burmese attempts to assimilate them into the wider culture). Notice their colourful poles, known as labong, which represent their ancestors. Later, in the afternoon, enjoy some snorkelling and relaxing on the beach.

 Day 6: Ko Surin Tai (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Enjoy another day basking in the beauty of Surin Tai. Explore its incredible ecosystem, perhaps watching for a nesting turtle if it’s the season. Otherwise, enjoy the sun and sand of this beautifully off-track location while you can. In the evening, settle into a leisurely barbecue on deck with fellow travellers. The night is spent at anchor here.

Day 7: Khao Lak  (B,L) cruise-icon

Make the journey to Khao Lak, a village among a collection of gorgeous beaches along Phang Nga’s coastline. If the conditions are right, you might enjoy some old fashioned sailing, with the sails up and the engine off for a little while. After arriving in the afternoon, you’re free to explore Khao Lak Town as you please. In the evening, perhaps seek out some fresh seafood in one of the restaurants and explore the local nightlife. This laidback haven is a nice escape from the glitzier side of Phuket.

Day 8: Khao Lak (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today we enjoy a full day tour to Baan Talay Nok village. We travel by bus to the village then take a guided tour around the village, which was destroyed by 2004 tsunami. You’ll hear some eye-opening stories of survival and how the village has recovered. For lunch, sit down with local families and dine on some tasty local dishes. Try your hand not only at soap-making but also at some cooking, preparing a local dish of grilled coconut wrapped in leaf. After returning by bus to Ko Pra Thong, join the Panorama II once again. Enjoy a farewell dinner on-board as the boat sails for Phuket.

Day 9: Phuket – disembark cruise (B)

This morning your adventure comes to an. Arrive Phuket early in the morning, then disembark after breakfast. Transport will be waiting at the port to drive you to your Phuket hotel for the next two nights.

Day 10: Phuket (B)

Enjoy a full day of leisure.

Day 11: Phuket  – airplane-takeoff–  New Zealand (B)

At the appropriate time, please make your own way to the airport for your homeward flight.

Day 12: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • All port transfers
  • 7 night small ship adventure cruise on-board MS Panorama II
  • All shore excursions
  • Most meals while on your cruise including a welcome and farewell dinner with your fellow travellers
  • Free use of on-board activities and equipment including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, snorkelling and fishing gear  
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Phuket at a 4-star resort including breakfast

Highlights

  • Enjoy 7 nights sailing in style on-board the state-of-the-art MS Panoram II
  • Explore the Similan Islands a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Unrivalled access to snorkelling spots around the Andaman islands 
  • Enjoy the laid back nightlife of Khao Lak
  • See how the seafaring Moken people live
  • Hear first-hand stories of survival in Baan Talay Nok Village, devastated by the 2004 tsunami
  • Free time in Phuket to relax or explore at your own pace 
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, visas, tipping and gratuities, personal expenses and drinks while on the cruise. 

Single Supplement:

Lower Deck – $3,199 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.
Main Deck – $3,849 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Triple Share: Not available

Group Size: up to 48 people

Accommodation: 

Phuket – Mangrove Panwa Phuket Resort or similar
Ship – Panorama II

Main Deck Cabins: each cabin has porthole windows with a choice of double or twin beds. 10–13 sqm in size. 

Lower Deck Cabins: each cabin has double beds only and porthole windows. 10.5–11 sqm in size.

Land Only: To purchase land only (no flights) please click here 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

25 January 2019
1 February 2019 

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 
  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways or similar
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only

 Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Flexi Flights – Arrive early and/or extend your stay with no fees post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after final payment has been paid.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • All port transfers
  • 7 night small ship adventure cruise on-board MS Panorama II
  • All shore excursions
  • Most meals while on your cruise including a welcome and farewell dinner with your fellow travellers
  • Free use of on-board activities and equipment
  • 3 nights 4-star accommodation in Phuket including breakfast
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