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Cruising with Legacy Family Tree 2014

We are doing two Back-to-back cruises this year.

  The first cruise will be packed with Genealogy Classes on each sea day.

The second cruise is for those who want to continue on and see more of Asia.


Legacy Asia 1st Cruise Oct 26 – Nov 9, 2014

Legacy Asia 2nd Cruise Nov 9 – Nov 23, 2014


Celebrity Millennium®


Celebrity Millennium®

Indulge in world-class restaurants, Broadway-style shows, a luxurious spa and amenities that rival the grandest hotel on land. Stride her decks and see for yourself that she's more than just a ship.  Ship Facts: 2138 Passengers


Feel the exhilaration of Asia as you pull into port

Celebrity adds Asia to Their list of exciting destinations. From bustling, modern cities to quiet, mist-shrouded jungles, the Far East is a place of beauty, history and mystery. Celebrity Millennium® will now transport you to Asia in magnificent, luxurious style.  Celebrity explores this graceful and mystical area of the world for the first time She’ll visit twelve breathtaking locations if you travel with us on Asia 1 and Asia 2 sailing, including Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, China and more. Sail between Singapore and Hong Kong with overnight calls in Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the majestic Halong Bay, Vietnam. Each stop will take you about as far away from the everyday as you can get. Each destination is special and varied with its own rhythm, cuisine, culture and flavor. 


Celebrity Cruises Asian Cruise



Legacy Asia 1 Cruise Oct 26 – Nov 9, 2014

Back to Back with Celebrity Millennium

Start out in your stateroom and continue on next sailing.

(Legacy Genealogy classes are on the days we are at sea)


(Map to be added when available)

Sailing Itinerary

 Day  Port of Call Arrive Depart
 Sunday, 26 Oct 2014  Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan   8:30 PM  
 Monday, 27 Oct  Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan 7:00 AM   3:00 PM  
 Tuesday, 28 Oct  Kobe, Japan  --   overnight  
 Wednesday, 29 Oct  Kobe, Japan overnight   8:00 PM  
 Thursday, 30 Oct  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes) --    --  
 Friday, 31 Oct  Kagoshima, Japan 8:00 AM   5:00 PM  
 Saturday, 1 Nov 2014  Nagasaki, Japan 8:00 AM   5:00 PM  
 Sunday, 2 Nov  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes) --   --  
 Monday, 3 Nov  Shanghai (Boashan), China 7:00 AM   ?  
 Tuesday, 4 Nov  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes) --   --  
 Wednesday, 5 Nov  Taipe (Keelung), Taiwan ?   overnight  
 Thursday, 6 Nov  Taipe (Keelung), Taiwan overnight   6:00 PM  
 Friday, 7 Nov  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes) --   --  
 Saturday, 8 Nov  Hong Kong, China ?   overnight  
 Sunday, 9 Nov 2014  Hong Kong, China    


Legacy Asia 2 Cruise Nov 9 – Nov 23, 2014

Back to Back with Celebrity Millennium

Same stateroom you started out in.

(note: there are no Legacy Genealogy classes during this cruise)



Sailing Itinerary

 Day  Port of Call Arrive Depart
 Sunday, 9 Nov 2014  Hong Kong, China   overnight  
 Monday, 10 Nov  Hong Kong, China overnight   8:00 PM  
 Tuesday, 11 Nov  Fun Day At Sea  --    --  
 Wednesday, 12 Nov  Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam 7:00 AM   overnight  
 Thursday, 13 Nov  Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam overnight    1:00 PM  
 Friday, 14 Nov  Hue / Danango (Chan May), Vietnam 8:00 AM   5:00 PM  
 Saturday, 15 Nov  Fun Day At Sea  --    --  
 Sunday, 16 Nov  Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam 7:00 AM   8:00 PM  
 Monday, 17 Nov  Fun Day At Sea  --    --  
 Tuesday, 18 Nov  Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand ?   overnight  
 Wednesday, 19 Nov  Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand overnight   6:00 PM  
 Thursday, 20 Nov  Fun Day At Sea  --    --  
 Friday, 21 Nov  Fun Day At Sea  --    --  
 Saturday, 22 Nov  Singapore ?   overnight  
 Sunday, 23 Nov 2014  Singapore overnight    


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A favorite of many vacationers, Celebrity Millennium® will be "Solsticized"in May of 2012 and emerge with many award-winning Solstice Class favorites. The Main Restaurant is the centerpiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences. We're proud to present an unparalleled wealth of choices every evening. Working literally around the clock, the galleys delight in sending out artfully presented dishes, every delicate micro-green garnish perfectly in place.

Designed for the traveler who settles in nicely to veranda staterooms where little details make a big difference. Savor unexpected delights such as fresh flower arrangements, personalized stationery, and complimentary shoeshine service. The attention to detail will amaze you, even as you sleep on the perfect pillow you've selected from our pillow menu. If personalized Concierge service, priority check-in and early disembarkation appeal to you, Concierge Class is your clear choice.

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Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan Tokyo City Drive Tour

The sheer level of energy is the most striking aspect of Japan's capital city. While it's true this exciting vibe has a somewhat depressing flip-side - shoebox housing estates and office blocks traversed by overhead expressways crowded with traffic - Tokyo remains a glittering example of the 'miracle' of post-WWII Japan. Despite mega-construction, the average Tokyo suburb hasn't fallen prey to supermarket culture yet: streets are lined with tiny specialist shops and bustling restaurants, most of which stay open late into the night. Close to the soaring office blocks exist pockets of another Tokyo - an old wooden house, a Japanese inn, an old lady in a kimono sweeping the pavement outside her home with a straw broom. More than anything else, Tokyo is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Tokyo Imperial Palace
Completed in 1888, the palace was erected on the site of the 15th-century Edo Castle. It’s since been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1968, and is still the official residence of Japan's royal family. Tours (by appointment only) of the surrounding landscaped gardens, moat, and original castle ramparts are led in Japanese, although English audio guides are available.

Tokyo National Museum
This museum in Ueno Park is the largest repository of Japanese art and artifacts in the world, with collections spanning thousands of years that include textiles, ceramics, armor, paintings, sculptures, and calligraphy. This vast collection is spread over five buildings, incorporating the Toyokan Gallery of Asian Art, which has works from all over Asia.

Senso-ji Temple
This temple in central Tokyo was built in 645 A.D. dedicated to Kannon, the bodhisattva of compassion. Its five-storied pagoda is dramatically lit at night, but daytime can be just as enticing: continuing a centuries-long tradition, stalls along the temple’s Nakamise Street peddle food and souvenirs to visitors—who number some 30 million each year.


·         Meiji Shrine

Dedicated to the Emperor Meiji, the father of modern Japan, the Meiji Shrine stands in a dense forest glade at the very heart of Tokyo. Its setting symbolizes the separation of the spiritual from the worldly.

·         Tokyo Tower

Taller than the Eiffel Tower by approximately 30 feet, Tokyo Tower is in the record books as Japan's 2nd highest self-supporting iron structure at 1,092 feet.

·         Great Buddha of Kamakura (Diabutsu)

This monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha is located at the Kôtoku-in Temple in Kamakura. According to temple records, it probably dates back to 1252 in the Kamakura period.

·         Hakone Ropeway-Owakudani-Lake Ashi

Japan's famed Hakone National Park, a ropeway journey that promises such spectacular views as the crystal-clear waters of Lake Ashi and the volcanic fumes of Owakudani.

·         Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,389 feet, and one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains." Its exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan.

·         Sankeien Gardens

Once the private gardens of a wealthy silk merchant, Sankeien Gardens features sculpted trees, lily ponds, graceful bridges and historic buildings collected from around Japan.


Mt Fuji (Shimizu) Japan


Shimizu Port is one of Japan’s three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt. Fuji and Miho no Matsubara, renowned for as the legend of Hagoromo. To enhance the scenic landscape and make the port more pleasant for local residents, the Shimizu Port Color Plan is being promoted and the area is being developed as an attraction.  Mt. Fuji’s magnificent scenery in winter surpasses description. And moreover, you will be entertained with various cultural presentations, such as performances of Geisha dances and Japanese tea ceremony, which are to be presented for passengers. In addition, many souvenir shops.

Kobe, Japan Highlights of Osaka The Glory of Mt. Rokko


Kobe, is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately 30 km west of Osaka on the north shore of Osaka Bay. Kobe


Cinatown in Kobe, Japan is one of only three designated Chinatowns in Japan. It is located south of Motomachi station adjacent to the Daimaru Department Store and is a major tourist attraction.


Arima Onsen is an onsen, or hot springs in Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan. This Onsen is still a hidden treasure of modern Kobe, behind Mount Rokko.


Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya, the symbols of Kobe, have been loved by the locals as great mountain leisure areas through the ages. At night, they are popular spots to view Kobe's pride--the lights of the city sparkle like an enormous jewelry box.


Kagoshima, Japan


Take a quick ferry ride to Mount Sakurajima, a smoldering volcano, Or, if you prefer to view active volcanoes from a more comfortable distance, stop at one of the many lookout points around the city. (Siroyama Observatory is a good choice.) Finally, if there’s anything better than a foot bath after a long day of sightseeing, it’s a free foot bath after a long day of sightseeing… and you can enjoy one at Sakurajima Nagisa Foot Bath Park.


Located on the southern tip of Kyushu, Kagoshima has a territory extending about 600km from the prefectural border in the north to the boundary in the south bordering Okinawa. It is endowed with the most spectacular scenery that includes beautiful seas, mountains, rivers, numerous hot springs and a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are also many cultural sites and places of historical interest. There are about 30 islands out at sea far beyond to the south, including Yakushima Island, which was registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, the Tokara Islands, a chain of twelve isles of different sizes stretching over a distance of about 162km.


Taking a closer look at the prefecture, it comprises volcanic areas such as the Kirishima mountain range and Sakurajima, the Kirishima-Yaku National Park which encompasses Yakushima Island and Kuchinoerabujima Islands, and the Nichinan Kaigan Quasi-National Park, which is known for its abundance of subtropical plants like Livistona, a type of fan-leafed palm. There is a large number of natural parks and abundant nature in Kagoshima extending from the temperate to the subtropical zones. The Koshikijima Islands, located about 30km away from the western shore of the Satsuma peninsula, are famous for the natural growth of Japanese lilies, covering the islands in pink during full bloom after the rainy season.


Nagasaki, Japan


Nagasaki suffered the same fate as Hiroshima in August 1945. The bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th was the last major act of World War Two and within days the Japanese had surrendered. For most travelers, Nagasaki is a symbol of the horror and the inhumanity of war. An estimated 75,000 people perished in 1945 when the city became the second target of a nuclear attack. Today, Nagasaki's Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum draw visitors from around the world.

But this beautiful city on Kyushu offers other sights. Often described as the San Francisco of Japan, the city occupies verdant hills surrounded by a deep-water bay. For three centuries, Nagasaki was Japan's sole window on the world. The city is also celebrated as the setting for Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly."

The Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the atomic bombing of Nagasaki of August 9, 1945, which destroyed wide parts of the city and killed ten thousands of inhabitants.

·         Peace Memorial Park

The massive "Peace Statue," erected in memory and a symbol of world peace, dominates this thoughtful park commemorating the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

·         Atomic Bomb Museum

Above Peace Memorial Park stands the sobering Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Here you can view displays of photographs and artifacts and watch videos detailing this tragic event in world history.

·         Glover Garden

This hilltop, open-air museum exhibits mansions from the Meiji era, belonging to former Western residents of Nagasaki. Enjoy panoramic views of Nagasaki harbor from the beautifully landscaped grounds.

·         Oura Catholic Church

Constructed in 1864 during the Edo Period, the church was designed to appeal to the growing community of foreign merchants and is the only Western building designated as a national treasure.

·         Shimabara Castle and Village

Visit this charming, well-preserved, 16th-century town featuring a samurai village and a superbly reconstructed feudal castle. Tour the elegant, five-story white structure, now a historical museum.

·         Arita

The birthplace of porcelain manufacturing in Japan, Arita is a quaint mountain town with 400 years of history producing ceramic treasures. Tour a working kiln and shop for pieces to take home.

·         Dejima

Originally built for Portuguese missionaries in the 17th century, this fan-shaped island and National Historical Site became a Dutch trading center, introducing beer, coffee and chocolate to Japan.

·         Mt. Inasa

Nearly 1,100 feet high, this hill to the west of Nagasaki is known for its "10 Million Dollar Night View" - also spectacular in daylight - which you can see if you ride to the summit by cable car.

Shanghai (Baoshan), China

This fabled port on the Huangpu River has played a pivotal role in the history of modern China. One of seven treaty ports inflicted by the West on Imperial China, the city was famed for the Bund, an elegant section of riverbank lined with European mercantile houses and elegant mansions. Shanghai was also the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party, and it is here that the People's Republic created its vast commercial and industrial bastion. Shanghai is also one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the earth. Its streets are packed with individuals, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet serenity and beauty are always present, be it a class practicing early morning tai chi or the serene repose of the city's jade Buddha.


Shanghai's attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to the Bund's elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the legendary city of Suzhou.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

The Bund
Shanghai’s iconic riverfront promenade is lined with restored Art Deco, Neoclassical, and Beaux-Arts façades, as well as numerous shops and bars. The low buildings allow for optimal views of Pudong’s space-age towers.

People’s Park
A respite from the city’s crowded streets, this park (which incorporates part of an old racetrack) is also home to the Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, whose striking glass structure once served as a greenhouse.

Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory
On the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center, the top level of the three-tiered observation deck is the world’s highest within a building—1,555 feet above ground. As if that weren’t enough, the deck sits within the building’s most distinctive feature: the rectangular cutout that gives the structure the appearance of a futuristic bottle opener.

·         Yu Gardens

One of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in Shanghai. Established in 1559, the gardens feature five acres of spellbinding cliffs, winding caves and gorges, ponds, and glorious pavilions and pagodas.

·         Jin Mao Tower

At 88 stories, this stunning skyscraper reaches almost 1380 feet tall. Jin Mao, which means "Golden Prosperity Building" in Chinese is a splendid combination of traditional Chinese architecture and modern technology.

·         Jade Buddha Temple

The temple houses two rare cultural relics. Carved out of solid white jade, the Sitting Buddha measures over 6 feet tall and is adorned with semi-precious stones, the Recumbent Buddha measures 3 feet high.

·         Pearl TV Tower

Situated on a field of grass, the entire 1,500-foot structure gives the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate. The top of the tower contains shops, restaurants and breathtaking views of Shanghai.

·         Shanghai Museum

Located in the center of Shanghai in the People's Square, the museum's eleven galleries include 120,000 pieces of bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jade, ancient coins, seals and more.

·         Suzhou/The Humble Administrator's Garden

Often called the "Venice of the East," Suzhou is renowned for its waterways and elegant gardens, many of which are UNESCO-designated, including the Ming Dynasty Humble Administrator's Garden.

·         Water Village

Glide aboard your boat through the interwoven canals of historic Zhujiajiao and take in the distinctive style of its bridges, including the dragon-adorned Fangsheng Bridge, built in 1571.


Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan
Half Day Chiufen Village Tour Half Day Taipei Tour Half Day Yeliu Tour Taipei Full Day Tour


Surrounded by mountains and crisscrossed by rivers, Taipei is the center of Taiwan's (Republic of China) government, economy and culture. Discover Taipei, a modern and cosmopolitan city infused with ancient culture and traditions.


TAIPEI is mnemonic for Technology, Art, Innovation, People, Environment, and Identity. The colorful Lungshan Temple is an outstanding example of classic Chinese architecture in Taiwan.


Taipei is Taiwan’s largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center.  A City of Smiles

From the world’s tallest building to the biggest collection of Chinese art, Taipei invites you into a world of fascinating contrast-a mix of the modern and traditional, with generous dash of energy and friendly smiles to make this one of the most memorable trips to Asia. 


The Polarities of Taipei are vividly present as well in the joining of the urban and natural.  Just a few minutes from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin.  And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks, and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.


·         Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Situated in renowned Liberty Square, Taipei's impressive monument honoring the former President of the Republic of China features a blue tile roof with a gleaming gold apex and fascinating artifacts pertaining to the late president.

·         Lungshan Temple

Built during the Ching dynasty, Taiwan's ornate Lungshan Temple is devoted to worshipping the Goddess of Mercy. Marvel at the serene temple's beautifully crafted wooden doors and its stone and bronze beams and dragon-shaped poles.

·         National Palace Museum

Discover one of the world's largest collections of ancient Chinese art and artifacts at the Republic of China's national museum whose amazing collection spans over 8,000 years and includes precious objects amassed by ancient emperors.

·         Martyr's Shrine

Over 350,000 square feet of grass surround this stately shrine to the 330,000 brave men who sacrificed their lives during historic Chinese battles. Stoic military officers trained to remain absolutely composed guard the main gate.

·         Confucius Temple

The Taipei Confucius temple modeled after the original Confucius Temple in Qufu, China was constructed in 1925 at the initiative of two of Taipei's leading citizens along with donations from others. The temple is renowned as a home for the scholarly in the past, with a distinctive history, cultural conservation, and sightseeing value as well as a vital site of Confucian learning.

·         Pao An Temple

Dedicated to the God of Medicine, the striking Pao-An Temple, completed in 1830 and fully restored in 2002, amazes with intricately carved dragon pillars, imposing stone lions and historic tablets inscribed by famous Chinese scholars.

·         Taipei 101

The world's second tallest skyscraper wows with its bold postmodern design that seamlessly marries high-tech and traditional elements. The landmark features 101 floors aboveground, 5 below and a chic multilevel mall off to one side.

·         Yang Ming Shan National Park/Yehliu/Hot Springs

Yangmingshan National Park offers a postcard-perfect volcanic landscape and attracts tourists to its soothing hot springs, while Yehliu Geographic Park is known for its otherworldly rock formations.

Hong Kong, China  Kowloon Highlights Tour Kowloon Highlights Tour with Airport Drop OffCultural & Heritage Tour

This former British colony is where East meets West. Soaring skyscrapers and modern malls compete with lively street markets.  The city is extremely tourist friendly with signs in both English and Chinese, signposts pointing the way to nearby attractions, and maps of the area both on the street and in MTR stations. Only the older generation generally will not understand English. Skyscrapers are the norm here and can be considered vertical extensions of street level. You will find offices, residences, hotels, restaurants mixed together on different floors of many buildings with only a doorway as an entrance. Floors are numbered ground floor (G/F), first floor (1/F) and up. There may be no fourth floor since four sounds like "die" in Cantonese. In many buildings, the entrance may be on the side street of the actual address. 

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Happy Valley Racecourse
Even if you have zero interest in horses or gambling, attending a race gives you unique insight into Hong Kong culture. The upper boxes at the racetracks are filled with local movers and shakers (whose bets are often higher than the average resident’s yearly salary); below, in the cheap seats, the masses alternately yell, cheer, and pray.

Star Ferry
This vessel, used by commuters every day, connects Central Hong Kong to the Kowloon Peninsula. The ride provides glorious views of the city skyline—and costs about 30 cents.

Victoria Peak
The 1,800-foot-high mountain is the address for Hong Kong’s wealthiest residents. The funicular tram ride to the summit tops many travelers’ lists (go early to avoid lines), although it’s not for acrophobes: you’ll head for the peak at what seems like an impossibly steep angle.


The world’s original international city, many people ask what country is Hong Kong in? The answer isn’t as simple as it may seem; with its own money, passports and legal system Hong Kong isn’t quite Chinese, but with Chinese flags flying from its buildings and Beijing appointing its chief executive it isn’t quite independent. We unravel exactly what country Hong Kong is in.

Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam
Hanoi In A Day Red River Delta Tour Halong Bay (Hanoi), Vietnam 


Thousands of limestone karsts and islets are sprinkled across this exquisite emerald green bay, protrusions in fantastical shapes, many with whimsical names. Spend a relaxing day exploring by sailing junk, and stop to visit one of the caves adorned in stalagmites and stalactites. Or travel to the capital city of Hanoi, with its French colonial architecture, a Temple of Literature dedicated to Confucius, a simple old cottage that belonged to Ho Chi Minh, and the lively and fascinating old quarter of 36 Streets, developed long ago in a type of guild system, with each lane named after the wares that were traditionally sold there.

Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam Hoi An Merchant Town Countryside by Bicycle and Hoi An Town

Hue was the seat of power of the Nguyen dynasty – feudal lords of much of Vietnam in the 17th to 19th centuries. Here they built a forbidden city, designed along the lines of the one in Beijing, with a fortified citadel and monumental entry gates. In contrast is the charming small town of Hoi An, its old quarter filled with two-story shop houses, their elaborately carved wooden facades and tile roofs reminders of a once flourishing international marketplace. Danang is also a take off point for visits to countryside villages, surrounded by the brilliant green of rice fields, and best reached by bicycle.


Ho Chi Minh (Phu My) Vietnam



This city, still familiarly referred to as Saigon by many, has an infectious energy all its own. You can feel the buzz generated by the mass of motorbikes and scooters that have all but replaced the traditional cycle rickshaw called a cyclo, and in nightclubs with names like Apocalypse Now that don’t really get hopping until midnight. French colonial architecture mixes with modern and Asian influences, and many fine old houses have become trendy restaurants serving up fine Vietnamese cuisine. One or two of the colorful pagodas, heavy with the scent of incense burned to bring good fortune, and the huge Ben Thanh market, crammed with everything under the sun, are definitely worth a visit.


You can see and  trace the history of the tunnels, their origins, explaining the underground network and the display of the tools and weapons utilized by the guerrillas.


Over three decades have passed since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns. Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm greetings meet you.


·         Notre Dame Cathedral

Admire the 19th-century red brick construction of the Roman-Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, then recall the historic end of the Vietnam War at Ho Chi Minh's stately Reunification Palace.

·         Dong Khoi Street/Ben Thanh Market

The best places to shop in Ho Chi Minh City are bustling Dong Khoi Street, with its artisan stores and cafes, and Ben Thanh Market, a historic symbol of Saigon, full of souvenirs and tempting cuisine.

·         National Museum of Vietnamese History

This French Colonial building houses a collection of Vietnamese relics, from prehistoric artifacts and carvings, to excavations of Han tombs, Buddhist statuary and everyday items.

·         Cholon (Chinatown)

A predominantly Chinese district, Cholon was historically filled with brothels and opium dens. Today it is filled with restaurants, temples, jade stores and medicine shops.

·         Jade Emporer Pagoda

Just over 100 years old, this elaborately decorated Taoist pagoda, also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, features a spectacular statue of the Jade Emperor, revered as the god of the heavens.

·         Mekong Delta

This waterway filled with nutrient-rich silt is the "rice basket" of Vietnam, growing a majority of the country's rice and produce, as well as a major rice exporter. Don't miss the floating markets.

·         Cu Chi Tunnels

During wartime, this underground network of tunnels stretched to Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and first-aid units. Today it features a museum and model of bunkers and snares.

·         Home Visit

There's no better introduction to Vietnamese culture than to be welcomed into a traditional home, which often houses three generations. See the family altar and learn customs of the Mekong Delta.


Bankok/Laemchabang, Thailand
Bangkok on Your Own Elephant Experience Essence of Old Bangkok


Enjoy an unforgettable experience to locations off the beaten path or not your average tourist location, but stunningly beautiful temples of significant importance to Buddhism. This includes Wat Ratchanadda with it's simple beauty and Loha Prasart, the only of its kind left in the world; Wat Suthat with its Viharn and gorgeous Big Buddha. A visit to Wat Po with reclining Buddha shouldn't be missed out though. Enjoy a local community atmosphere on the world famous tuk tuk along Bangkok's old street.


This is a great opportunity for soft adventure and elephant lovers. This fun day at an elephant village will give you a chance for a good enjoyable ride on the back of the lovely gigantic beasts. Enjoy also a nature walk in this tropical jungle and meet up with jungle creatures along the way. Enjoy rafting and an elephant show and learn about silk weaving.


Bangkok, Asia's most interesting city. A vibrant, colorful, exciting but still culturally alive city. The blend of old and modern offers the visitor plenty of surprises. Highlights: Explore some amazing canals and waterways of old Bangkok, where people live over the water in stilted houses. Pass by the Royal Barges, recently used on the river to celebrate the Kings 60th Year on the throne. Visit three of Bangkok's most famous temples: Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), Wat Trimit with it's 5½ tons solid gold Buddha image and Wat Phra Keow (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) at the Grand Palace and Wat Po


·         Grand Palace

Bangkok's most famed landmark, this grand royal complex sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The former residence of the royal Siamese court, it's a masterful example of architectural design.

·         Temples

Admire striking temples such as Wat Phra Kaeo (known for its Emerald Buddha), Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn).

·         Chao Phraya River Cruise

Dubbed "Venice of the East," float along Bangkok's canals for a majestic view of the city's vibrant shoreline. Glimpse Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn and Phra Prang, a 260-foot high pagoda.

·         Wat Po

The oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Temple of the Reclining Buddha houses the third largest most awe-inspiring Buddha in Thailand as well as more than one thousand Buddha images.

·         Jim Thompson's House

Discover an array of South East Asian artifacts at the former residence of American entrepreneur Jim Thompson, then immerse yourself in Thai culture within Vimanmek Mansion, the world's largest teakwood building.

·         Vimanmek Mansion Museum

Visit the world's largest teakwood building, a restored former palace commemorating King Rama V and displaying everything from ancient artifacts of Thailand to his personal photographs and art.

·         Ayutthaya

The former capital of the Siamese kingdom, this Thai city feature several temples, palaces and museums as well as a UNESCO-designated historical park filled with ancient ruins.

·         Nong Nuch Gardens

Give your camera a workout in this enchanting botanical park, which features trained elephants and some tigers (for photos only). Enjoy a presentation of traditional music, various Thai dancse and more.




In its own way, Singapore is an oasis in Southeast Asia. It's crime free, and its infrastructure -- from road and mass-transit systems to a state-of-the-art airport at Changi -- is outstandingly sophisticated. The city itself is clean -- so much so that, for years, people were forbidden by law to chew gum in its streets, and eating on the subway can result in a heavy fine! As well, Singapore is modern and dynamic. This could be a pro or con, depending on individual sensibilities: Singapore is more sterile than any city in the world. Singapore is to cities like Disney is to theme parks. 

Technically a city-state, Singapore, connected with manmade bridges to Malaysia, is actually an island -- and not just one. It includes a main island and more than 60 surrounding islets. The mainland is 42 kilometers east to west and 23 kilometers north to south. In the north, it shares a border with Malaysia; in the south, islands belonging to Indonesia can be visited via a short ferry ride. Singapore is located just north of the equator and is sultry, tropical and humid year-round. 

Singapore is one of the biggest banking and transportation hubs, not only in the region, but also in the world. It's one of the most popular stopovers for folks traveling between Europe and Australia. Yet, Singapore is among the 20 smallest nations in the world -- though with four million people (6,430 per square kilometer), it's also the second most densely populated country in the world. There are a lot of people in the streets and shopping areas and on public transportation, but it normally does not feel as crowded as large city centers in the United States. As a matter of fact, the modern design of the city has helped to eliminate any feeling of congestion. 

Like Hong Kong, Singapore is a city with great cultural diversity, well-developed infrastructure and a very cosmopolitan feeling. Popular with cruise lines for day-long port calls, as well as embarkation, Singapore is easily navigable, with most tourist attractions concentrated in three areas: Orchard Road, the colonial district and Sentosa.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Singapore Art Museum
In a former Catholic boys’ school, spaces that were once devoted to history and gym class now display contemporary Southeast Asian art. Look for video works by Singapore-based artist Sima Salehi and installations by Sakarin Krue-On of Thailand. Hungry? Head to the museum’s Standing Sushi Bar for fresh (and surprisingly affordable)

Singapore Botanic Gardens
With three lakes, palm-tree-dotted lawns, pavilions with green roofs, and an orchid garden, this 183-acre oasis is akin to a tropical Central Park. In the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, a hedge maze with lots of twists and turns and a water play area with squirting jets keep little ones entertained.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Built by Indian pioneers in 1835, this house of worship is one of the oldest temples in the country. (In true Singaporean style, it has a savvy, up-to-date website). Throughout the vibrant, ornately decorated rooms, Brahmin priests perform time-honored devotions to the Goddess Kali.


Genealogy Classes - Schedule & Descriptions


On the days at sea you will be able to attend genealogy classes taught by some of genealogy's leading speakers and educators. There will be a variety of genealogy and technology classes, as well as classes specific to Legacy Family Tree taught by its developers. You will learn a lot and best of all you will have a great time doing it.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Class descriptions to be announced soon....

Sunday, 2 November 2014 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Class descriptions to be announced soon....

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Class descriptions to be announced soon....

Friday, 7 November 2014 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Class descriptions to be announced soon....




Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I’m single and want to go on the cruise?

A: No problem, just let us know as we have others just like you and we can assign you to other (same gender) to share a cabin with. This is a great way to meet new friends.


Q: What is the travel insurance and do I need it?

A: I don’t usually get it, but I’m a risk taker. If you are concerned that your health could cause you to miss the cruise then we highly recommend it.


Q: Tell me about Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship?

A: You can take a virtual tour of the Vision of the Seas at Royal Caribbean Cruise website


Q: What can we do when we reach each port?

A: You name it and it’s probably available. Great shore excursions will be announced closer to the date of the cruise.


Q: We are traveling with our family and would like pricing for 3rd and 4th guests in the cabin are they available.

A: Yes, the pricing on the cabin category’s listed above with 3rd and 4th guest capability is subject to price change.



Tours that are available through Celebrity Cruise Lines


Click here to review the tours that are available through Celebrity Cruise Lines.




Our Legacy Cruise Travel Agency


trekalot is handling all of the details.

Contact information for trekalot:  Call 1-425-222-6222 or send an e-mail to

You are going to have a spectacular time.  This will truly be a dream vacation, a trip of a lifetime.  Bring lots of film so you can show your friends back home the unbelievable beauty and amazing history that you will be enjoying. You will have so much fun on your cruise, you'll want to tell everyone you know.




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Check out our previous Legacy Genealogy Cruises


If you would like to hear all about our first Legacy Genealogy Cruise in 2004 and see some of the fun pictures then click here.  In 2005 we went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise and in 2006 cruised to Alaska and then in 2007 enjoyed a 12 day Hawaiian cruise and in July of 2008 we had a remarkable 12 day cruise of a life time to the Baltic Capitals. We wrote all about our 2009 cruise to the Mediterranean here.  In 2010 we enjoyed a spectacular 13 day cruise from Australian to New Zealand.  In 2011 we did a 9 day cruise from New York up the East Coast into Canada.  We had two of the best cruises ever on our 2012 cruises (that's right, two cruises) a 9 day British Isles and an 6 day Northern European.  And in 2013 our Panama Canal Cruise was a huge success.

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