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Dec 3rd, 2017, 05:15 AM
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My husband and I are going on a Princess cruise to south east asia. The cruise starts and ends in Singapore. The ports on our itinerary are: Ko Samui, Thailand; Bankok, Ho Chin Minh City, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket and back to Singapore.

I would appreciate any tips you can give on excursions especially since y husband has problem walking.
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Dec 3rd, 2017, 11:20 AM
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If it was me, I'd arrange a private car and driver for each port.
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Dec 4th, 2017, 09:45 PM
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Bangkok and HCMC are far from where the ship ports, about 2 hrs. In Bangkok you can get a govt regulated taxi in the cruise terminal and it’s quite reasonable. Beyond that like Kathie suggested search for private companies on line.
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Dec 6th, 2017, 07:13 AM
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Thank you for your comments.

What will the weather be in mid February to beginning of March?

Also, do we need visa for Vietnam if we are going to be there only for a few hours?

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Dec 6th, 2017, 08:06 AM
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It will be warm!

Yes you need a visa for VN,
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Dec 7th, 2017, 03:01 PM
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Both HCMC and Hanoi are crammed with people, motor scooters, car traffic and broken sidewalks. The first three bump together on the fourth (parked scooters can take up all the walkway.) And crossing a busy street without traffic lights is Vietnam's answer to whitewater rafting, or bullfighting. So I hope you can calculate just how much your husband can take on if walking. By the way, I love Hanoi despite (and because) of its challenges.
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Dec 8th, 2017, 02:52 AM
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Have you looked on the Cruise Critic Forums?

If you hook a private tour make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to the ship before it sails [without you].

Concur about the need for a Vietnam Visa, unless you passport is one with a 15 day exemption, eg. British.
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Dec 11th, 2017, 07:06 AM
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Your comments are very helpful. Thank you.

any suggestion on travel insurance for our trip?
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Dec 16th, 2017, 02:37 PM
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Insuremytrip.com
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Dec 18th, 2017, 09:37 AM
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Post cruise, we will have two nights in Singapore. Any recommendation on hotels will be greatly appreciated.
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Dec 19th, 2017, 09:34 PM
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Depends on budget of course. After our cruise we spent the day in Singapore pore ahead of our night flight back at the M.

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/..._term=external

It was not as expensive as the Pan pacific Marina where we spent 5 days prior to cruising but for about $100.00 less per night it was quite nice with China town w/i walking distance and they had a great buffet breakfast too.
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Dec 26th, 2017, 11:30 AM
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thank you for all your input. It was very helpful.
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