ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 2279 reviews

Phoned me back straight away very helpful

20 Sep 2018

Full information quick call back

Helpful service

20 Sep 2018

Helpful. Understanding of the product and explained in detail.

Easy to do

20 Sep 2018

I will recommend the company and certainly look again if I decide to cruise in 2020.

Very helpful and informative looking forward to my cruise

20 Sep 2018

Very helpful and informative looking forward to my cruise

great service

19 Sep 2018

very friendly and helpful sales assistant

Would highly recommend

19 Sep 2018

Excellent service as usual

They really know their stuff

19 Sep 2018

Quickly understood what we were looking for and steered us carefully through the options. Very helpful and informed advice. Of course we will continue to do business with ROL

First booking

19 Sep 2018

My first booking with ROL. My call was answered quickly and in a friendly manner. However, when I asked about whether there would be choices for dinner on the ship booked for the expedition voyage (not my experience on previous voyages with Hurtigruten), I was told that there would be. I have since rung Hurtigruten who say that most dinners will be set menus, so they will need to be informed about any specific food needs by ROL. I have now informed ROL. I trust they will pass it on. It's best for staff to admit they don't know the answer to a question, but will find out, rather than misinform customers, no matter how well-intentioned. A payment receipt was sent immediately, but I was warned that it might take up to 14 days to received my booking confirmation documents, which is fair enough, but I've not experienced such delays with other companies. There was no mention of the size of the deposit required (30%) until I was asked for payment. It would have been useful to have this information in the brochure, as it is considerably bigger than I have been used to with other companies.

Book ROL the dependable specialists

19 Sep 2018

Worry free booking as usual

Excellent customer service

19 Sep 2018

Easy to deal with in relation to cabin size and cabin situation. I forgot to confirm that my cabin was in a quiet area (no noise from disco or theatre) so I rang back. There was just a message so I decided not to leave my number, but a lady picked up my call and rang me yesterday evening. She confirmed that any cabin problems are highlighted on your system so that customers can be advised in advance. I thought this was excellent. In he past we had a cruise with Cunard with a cabin that was right above the entertainment area and no peace until after 1 am every morning!

The Best!!!

19 Sep 2018

Having used ROL many times for Cruises and recently booked another, ROL have consistently provided excellent service. Thoroughly recommended.

Discover Borneo & South East Asia

Cruise Code: 1211657

Treasures of the Far East

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Suite from:

£4,150pp

Single from:

£8,300

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 8,300 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible launch savings of up to £3,800
  • Complimentary Private UK Chauffeur Service for Medallion Suites and above
  • Two night pre-cruise hotel stay at a 5★ hotel in Singapore, including breakfast
  • Complimentary on board spend of up to $500 for Veranda Suites and above
  • Two night post-cruise hotel stay at a 5★ hotel in Hong Kong, China, including breakfast
  • Beverages in Suite and throughout the ship, including Champagne, select wines & Spirits
  • Open-seating dining
  • Multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine
  • Spacious, ocean-view suites, up to 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service for all suites
  • All on board gratuities
  • Free unlimited WiFi throughout the ship
  • In-suite 24 hour dining
  • Complimentary transport into town in most ports
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your choice of beverage
  • Bvlgari bath amenities
  • Pratesi fine bed linens and down duvet covers
  • Pillow menu
  • Plush Etro slippers and bathrobes
  • State-of-the-art flat-screen HD TVs
  • Interactive media library
  • On board entertainment and enrichment lectures
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service on selected suites
  • Superlative service, with a staff to guest ratio of nearly one-to-one
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine and open seating dining
  • Enrichment programmes and sophisticated entertainment

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


From the beating heart of the Philippines, Manila, with her panoramic charms and her modern edge, to the spectacular vistas of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the diversity of this journey is rich in emotion and sensation. An unmissable ride into the underground river of Puerto Princesa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will thrill and astound while a penultimate day at sea allows for gentle contemplation

Your Itinerary


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  • Singapore

    Day 1

    Singapore

    19 Jan 2019

    Diamond-shaped Pulau Ujong is Singapore's main island and it's bursting with colour, energy and culture.

    Destination guide
  • Day 3


    Kuching, Malaysia

    21 Jan 2019

    The port of Kuching lies in the western part of Sarawak, known as the land of the hornbill. Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, covering an area of 48,737 square miles in northwest Borneo. The history of Sarawak as a state began in the 1840s when the English adventurer James Brooke helped to crush disturbances during the Brunei rule over what is now Kuching. Brooke was installed as the Rajah to reign over the territory from Tanjung Datu to the Samarahan River, followed by his nephew, Charles Brooke, in 1868. Charles Brooke ruled until 1917 and was succeeded by his son, Charles Vyner Brooke. As the third White Rajah, he enacted a new constitution in 1941, establishing self-government for Sarawak. This initial effort for political independence was nullified by the 1942 Japanese invasion of Borneo. In 1946, after the Japanese surrender, the Rajah and his council voted to cede the country to the British Crown. In 1963, Sarawak, together with Sabah, Singapore and the Federation of Malaya, joined the Federation of Malaysia. Kuching escaped bombing in World War II and has retained much of its old charm. It is by far the largest city in the state of Sarawak. Kuching is divided by the Sarawak River; the south is a commercial and residential area dominated by Chinese while the north shore is predominantly Malay, characterized by old kampong houses lining the river. The recently renovated riverfront area provides a pleasant area for strolling, dining and taking boat rides. The ship will be docked at the Port of Senari, a distance of 11 miles from Kuching city.

  • Day 5


    Muara, Brunei

    23 Jan 2019

    The microscopic Sultanate of Brunei lays claim to one of the most dramatic rags-to-riches stories.Thanks to oil, the Sultan of Brunei is one of the richest men in the world, and the Sultanate is often dubbed a Shell-fare-state. Brunei's citizens do not pay income tax; they enjoy free education, medical care and old-age pensions. The government employs a third of the workforce, who are probably the best-paid bureaucrats in the world. Brunei Darussalam, as the country is officially called, is the rump of what was once a sprawling empire that occupied a land area of about twice the size of Luxembourg. On January 1, 1984, after nearly 100 years as a British Protectorate, Brunei became a fully independent sovereign nation. In August of 1967, Hassanal Bolkiah was crowned the 29th Sultan of Brunei. He succeeded his father, Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien III, who started to modernize the capital and is known as the architect of modern Brunei. Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital and the only town of any size in the country. It is a neat, modern city, split into three main areas. The “old” sector, built in the 1950s, is being redeveloped with new buildings around the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque; the Seri Complex, a commercial area dates from the 1970s, and Gadong boasts a recently shopping center and numerous restaurants. Bandar or, simply BSB, as the capital is commonly called, still features a sprawling maze of wooden houses built on stilts along the Brunei River. Its residents, the Kampong Ayer, have retained their traditional lifestyle despite all the trimmings of capitalism. They provide one of the more interesting elements in an otherwise modern city.

  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Day 6

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    24 Jan 2019

    Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, is a relatively new town; the original one was destroyed during World War II. Strung out along the coast with jungle-clad hills as a backdrop, Kota Kinabalu, or KK for short, is home to a population of about 300,000. It was known as Jesselton before the war. The state of Sabah occupies the northern part of Borneo and is about the size of Ireland. After World War II, the British declared Sabah a Crown Colony. In 1963, Sabah gained her independence and joined the Federation of Malaysia. The old seafarer's name for Sabah was “Land Below the Wind,” referring to the state's location just below the typhoon belt. Kota Kinabalu's deep-water harbor gave the town strategic significance, evoking a Japanese invasion in 1942 and heavy bombing by the Allies. Following the war, the capital was moved from Sandakan to Jesselton and renamed Kota Kinabalu after the mountain. The pride of Sabah is Mount Kinabalu. With 13,431 feet, this is the highest mountain in Malaysia and a spectacular sight. For centuries, the Dusuns, Sabah's largest ethnic group, regarded the mountain as the final resting place of their departed. High priests still perform annual rites to appease the spirits.

  • Sandakan, Borneo

    Day 7

    Sandakan, Borneo

    25 Jan 2019

    The town of Sandakan, once claimed to have the greatest concentration of millionaires anywhere in the world during its heyday as a timber centre, began on its present site in 1879, after an earlier settlement accidentally burned down. The region had been known for centuries for its pearls, camphor, bee's wax, sea cucumbers and edible birds' nests. This attracted traders from the nearby Sulu sultanate and from as far away as China.

  • Day 8


    Puerto Princesa, Pulawan, Philippines

    26 Jan 2019

  • Day 9-10


    Coron, Philippines

    27 Jan 2019 to 28 Jan 2019

  • Day 11


    Romblon Island, Philippines

    29 Jan 2019

  • Day 12


    Manila, Philippines

    30 Jan 2019

    The city sprawls eastward from Manila Bay. Its streets range from multi-lane boulevards to maze-like alleys. In this metropolis of 12 million, the contrast between spacious well-maintained elite communities like Forbes Park and overcrowded slum areas such as Tondo is immense. Occupied over the decades by the Spanish, Americans, British and Japanese, East now meets West, giving the city its unique character. The Walled City, a medieval fortified town, was the heart and soul of the country for more than 300 years. This city fortress, surrounded by moats and turreted walls 30 feet thick, was known as Intramuros. Only members of the Castilian upper class, friars, soldiers and government administrators were privileged to live inside the walls; natives had to live in the outlying boroughs.

  • Hong Kong, China

    Day 14

    Hong Kong, China

    01 Feb 2019

    From the exceptional views across its famous harbour to the sizzling dishes in its glamorous restaurants, you’re sure to fall in love with Hong Kong.

    Destination guide

The Ship


Silversea’s Millennium Class ships – Silver Shadow and her sister ship Silver Whisper – are built with proportions slightly larger in size than the two earlier ships, yet retain the same level of genuine hospitality. Third in the Silversea fleet, the Silver Shadow cruise ship introduced guests to the next generation of Silversea cruising while maintaining Silversea’s award-winning, all-suite luxury and trademark intimate ambience.

Silver Shadow


Launched: September 2000 | Occupancy: 382 passengers

Tonnage: 28,258 tons | Length: 610 ft (185.93 m)

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