2024 Spice Route Cruise with Larry Gelwix

Dates November 7 - 21, 2024
Destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Day at Sea Mumbai (Bombay), India; Cochin, India; Phuket, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore;
Duration 15 days 14 nights
Price From 1,981

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Cruise with Getaway Guru® - Hosted by Larry and Cathy Gelwix!

Join Larry Gelwix on a journey of a lifetime with our 14-night Spice Route Cruise aboard the Anthem of the Seas. Delve into the allure of Muscat, Oman, where ancient traditions harmonize with modern elegance. Experience the vibrant energy of Mumbai, India, a city that seamlessly blends history and progress. Explore the enchanting city of Cochin, India, where the aroma of spices fills the air and the past dances with the present. From there, your adventure continues to the tropical paradise of Phuket, Thailand, where turquoise waters and lush landscapes invite you to unwind and explore. Discover the vibrant culture and heritage of Penang, Malaysia, as you wander through its charming streets and savor its tantalizing cuisine. Finally, your voyage concludes in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Singapore, where modern skyscrapers and cultural treasures intertwine seamlessly.

To book this cruise contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel Advisor or click the Book Now button below:

Tour ID # 9224K07

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email - calegre@morrismurdock.com

Day 1: Wednesday, November 6, 2024

U.S.A. to Dubai

Depart the U.S. for an overnight flight to Dubai.

**Pre-Cruise Dubai extension will be available soon.

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Thursday, November 7, 2024


Dubai, one of the seven territories that make up the United Arab Emirates, is a sprawling multicultural city that has grown enormously in recent decades. Here, you'll find everything you could possibly ask for in a modern metropolis: world-class shopping, architectural triumphs and luxurious ways to dine and relax. Cruise to Dubai and stroll along the Dubai Marina waterfront past the many large yachts and futuristic high-rises. Relax on the sandy beach at Kite Beach or Sunset Beach, overlooking the iconic sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab. Explore the charming Souq Madinat Jumeirah village, with its network of canals that pass Arabian-style hotels and lush gardens. Then, check out the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood and its distinctive sand-colored traditional buildings. Overnight in Dubai, aboard the Anthem of the Seas.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Friday, November 8, 2024


Stroll around the nicely restored Al Fahidi Historical District, where you can get an impression of life in this emirate before oil was discovered in the 1960s. Explore the narrow walking lanes with their sand-colored houses, cafes and galleries. Then visit Dubai Museum, built in 1787 and the oldest existing building in Dubai. Afternoon departure.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Saturday, November 9, 2024


In Muscat, Oman's attractive capital, you'll find a city steeped in the medieval heritage of the Middle East. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront Mutrah Corniche, with the brilliant blue sea on one side, eastern-style white buildings lining the street on the other and the arid Hajar mountains in the background. Stop at the Mutrah souq, a traditional Arab market (closed in the afternoon) where you can buy Omani and Indian artifacts and antiques. Don't miss the stately Grand Mosque — the immense Persian carpet in the main prayer hall took a whole four years to weave. Cruise to Muscat and check out the Al Alam Palace with its blue and gold facade, and see the sand-colored 16th-century Portuguese forts nearby.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Sunday, November 10, 2024


It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule — winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship. Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist. Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Monday, November 11, 2024


If you’re looking to treat your tastebuds, Anthem of the Seas® is home to one of the best food scenes at sea. Savor flavors from Japan, Italy, and beyond — or go all out with an exclusive multi-course tasting menu at Chef’s Table.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Tuesday, November 12, 2024


Known as Bombay in colonial times, Mumbai today is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities. Marvel at the towering Gateway of India, the enormous arch that's one of India's most recognizable symbols. Cruise to Mumbai and head to Shri Mahalakshmi temple and pay homage to the garland-adorned statues of three goddesses within, and take in the bright white facade of the 15th-century mosque Haji Ali — you have to take a narrow walkway only accessible at low tide to get there. Drive 45 minutes out to the Elephanta Caves, where both Hindu and Buddhist prayer sites are carved out of rock. Then, wind down with views of both the city and the sea at Chowpatty Beach.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Wednesday, November 13, 2024


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Thursday, November 14, 2023


Kerala is the talk of the town when it comes to travel in India, and the city of Cochin gives you a glimpse into why people love the state so much. Walk the streets of Cochin Fort — here, you'll find the St. Francis Church, India's oldest colonial-built place of worship, as well as bustling Princess Street, with its colorful architecture displaying Dutch, Portuguese and British influence. See the Chinese fishing nets at the bay, purportedly brought here in the 14th century by emissaries of emperor Kublai Khan. Cruise to Cochin and explore the ornate Paradesi Synagogue and learn more about Kerala's historic Jewish community, or feast on a paratha flatbread at a local eatery.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Friday, November 15, 2024


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Saturday, November 16, 2024


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Sunday, November 17, 2024


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Monday, November 18, 2024


The island of Phuket (pronounced "Poo-ket") is often called the Pearl of Thailand — and once you set foot on pristine beaches and see its crystalline blue water, you'll understand why. Cruise to Phuket, Thailand and start your day by diving right in — literally — at Kata Noi Beach, a smaller, more secluded spot where you can soak in the sun and sand and unwind. Then, head to the nearby Karon Viewpoint for unparalleled views of the Andaman Sea and the area's lush mountainous landscape. In town, see the Big Buddha of Phuket — the white marble likeness of the holy figure stands 45 meters tall. Then, see the elaborate temple of Wat Chalong and its Grand Pagoda, where it's believed a splinter of bone from the Buddha himself resides.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Tuesday, November 19, 2024


An island state just off the coast of northwest Malaysia, Penang is rich in diverse cultural influences thanks to its history as a trading center between India, China, Britain and the Middle East. Head to historic George Town, the island's capital city, where bicycles and trishaws (three-wheeled, pedal-powered vehicles) dart along narrow streets lined with mural-adorned buildings and varied architecture. Cruise to Penang to step into the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia at St. George's, or check out the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Then, take the tram up to the cooler, minty-fresh air of Penang Hill — walk through the bird sanctuary or one of the nature trails, and take in views of the city below and the mountains in the distance.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15: Wednesday, November 20, 2024


Singapore is small in size but big on excitement. Discover the multicultural medley of this city-state through its neighborhoods: Check out the statue-adorned temples of Little India and the colorful pagodas of Chinatown. Cruise to Singapore and explore the city's Malay section on the Kampong Glam Heritage Trail, which will take you past Arabic-influenced mansions and the gold-dome-topped Masjid Sultan mosque. Experience the contrast between the lush rainforest flora of the Singapore Botanic Garden and the high-tech "supertrees" and biodomes of Gardens by the Bay. Complete your Singapore adventure with a panorama from the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands or a Singapore Sling cocktail at the historical Raffles Hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16: Thursday, November 21, 2024


Singapore has four official languages and even more ethnicities that have influenced its culture. Discover the city's Muslim heritage at Sultan Mosque along Arab Street and its Chinese character (and food!) in Chinatown. Little India is the heart of the city's Tamil Indian community, while Kampong Glam is the epicenter of Malay-speaking Singapore.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 17: Friday, November 22, 2024

Arrive your home city.


TOUR # 9224K07

Meals : In-flight

All This Is Included:

  • 14-night-13-day cruise on the Anthem of the Seas
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Cruise Hosted by Getaway Guru®, Larry Gelwix

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and home from Singapore, Singapore-- rates subject to availability call for pricing
  • Government taxes and fees or $138.77 per person
  • Shore Excursions
  • Cruise gratuities $224
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Travel insurance 

Optional Pricing:

  • Call for the best rate!
  • Inside with Virtual Balcony Cabins Starting at $1,981.00 pp ** subject to availability at time of booking
  • Balcony Cabins Starting at $2,551.00 pp ** subject to availability at time of booking
  • Triple, Quad, and Single Supplement/Private room 
  • Private Group Shore Excursions coming soon
  • Pre-Cruise Dubai Extension coming soon
  • Post-Cruise Singapore Extension coming soon

Payment Terms:

  • $500 per person deposit at the time of booking
  • Final Payment due August 9, 2024
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