Colours of the Far East Cruise

Su Dillon on 11 December 2019
So we set off from Hull by first class train All Ken knew was we were to be cruising again

I’d done an itinerary of what was in store Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and more

A night over in London staying in Cricklewood A few hours at bingo I thought would be good

Starting at the airport in the lounge like a VIP A bite to eat and a few drinks are included free

The flight was a long one, some food and drinks A couple of films and forty winks

Short trip from the airport, we boarded Marella Discovery Shown to our lovely cabin where the next 2 weeks would be

Bad news on board there has a been a technical hitch Itinerary was changed and couple of ports ditched

Still, we decided to crack on, enjoy and have some fun We'd still be celebrating Christmas in the Far East sun

Never much to see around where the ship is in dock We booked on a trip to see the sights of Bangkok

Few drinks on board and going over the days joys Then treated to a show by the Bangkok Ladyboys

Next port of call Vietnam’s Hoh Chi Minh City We didn’t see it last time, which was a pity

Book a different excursion, a local cookery school First shopping in the market which was rather cool

Cutting flowers and some slow roast pork Our own spring rolls, eating with chopsticks, no fork

Few days at sea, sun and entertainment galore An extra stop over in a pretty wet Singapore

Exploring the local transport jumped in the MRT Headed to spend a little time over at Clarke's Quay

Days at sea are relaxing it has to be said If not in the pool or Jacuzzi it’s on a sunbed

A few activities like dancing or archery are the biz Or chill at the bar with a cocktail or fizz

Next port of call the beautiful port of Langkawi We opted for a catamaran sunset cruise by sea

Penang was our next stop and this trip was grand A hop over to see the beautiful Orangutan Island

Kuala Lumpur was next a trip up Petronas Towers Sights and shopping avoiding the showers

Final port of the trip was back to Singapore A special treat today was in store

Marina Bay Sands on the roof with the stunning infinity pool We had lunch at Wolfgang Puck which was pretty cool

A beautiful meal and not something every day you would do Fabulous meal and surrounding with amazing view

Sail away party on deck, Chinese dragon and laser show All good things come to an end as we had to now go

Two last days to follow: Christmas eve and day at sea This sure is the life, how much more relaxed can we be

Xmas day was a fun day a lazy start with breakfast in bed Then a drink or two before dinner or should we say lunch instead

Crew put on a pantomime, oh yes they did A last go on the bingo and casino and lost a few more quid

Entertained by Leon on guitar, sax guy and boys for beat Then a version of strictly watching other passengers' dancing feet

Ken won't get away with this next time, that will be us having a go A Christmas complete with carols, mince pies and laughter and even some snow

Met some lovely people on board as you usually do on a cruise holiday And served by lovely crew, and had a fabulous stay

Now its come to an end, ready for home to see in 2020 Planning next years trips I hope there is plenty!