To start off our huge 2 month journey, we fly to Beijing, China on April 6th (tonight!) with a couple of hour stop over in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After spending a few days shopping and checking out the sites of Beijing we fly over to Shanghai on the 10th to continue the shopping and site seeing trend.
After a week in China we move on to the cruise, boarding the Ocean Princess on April 13th. This will be the biggest part of our overseas adventure, taking up a whopping 44 days! We'll port hop across 15 different countries, docking in a total of 20 ports. The map below shows our complete route (however, due to the current issues in Eqypt, we are now stopping at Aqaba, Jordan instead of Cairo, Egypt).
|April 13th||Depart Shanghai, China|
|17th||Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan|
|19th||Hong Kong, China|
|20th||Hong Kong, China|
|22nd||Da Nang/Hue (Chan May),Vietnam|
|24th||Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam|
|26th||Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand|
|27th||Ko Samui, Thailand|
|30th||Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia|
|May 1st||At Sea|
|7th||Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India|
|10th||Muscat (Mina Qaboos), Oman|
|11th||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|12th||Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates|
|18th||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|20th||Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan|
|22nd||Cruising through the Suez Canal, Egypt|
|24th||Athens (Piraeus), Greece|
|27th||Final Port Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy|
To end a busy 44 days of port hopping, we finish in Italy. After docking in Rome on May 27th, we move to Cinque Terre on the northwestern coastline of Italy. After spending a few days there, we return to Rome on the 31st to explore.
Then finally after 2 months of globe trotting, we return home to Brisbane on June 4th.