Visions of Indochina
18 Jan-2 Feb 2002, 15 days
Fares from £3725
18 Jan-6 Feb 2002, 19 days
Fares from £4820
Sir Peter Heap KCMG
A former British Ambassador who has lived and worked in the Far East, Sir Peter will talk about the many issues the countries we explore are facing today, together with aspects of their modern history.
Author and a member of the Department of South East Asian studies at the University of Hull. She regularly teaches on art and culture, and publishes on topics relating to textiles and architecture in the region. Several years of fieldwork, including the making of a film distributed by the Royal Anthropological Institute, will be reflected in her talks.
Canon Robin Protheroe CMG
One-time Director of Education for the Diocese of Bristol and senior lecturer in Religions studies, he will introduce the rich variety of cultures and beliefs which will be encountered on this cruise, and comment on some current issues facing the countries of the region.
Kim Jane Saunders
Cultures, crafts, exquisite textiles and the importance of trade in South East Asia will be among the topics explored in her talks. Having lived for many years in the region she has developed a fascination for the local people and their customs.
Savour both the tranquillity and vibrancy of Vietnam and Cambodia on a memorable coastal voyage. You can cruise around the spectacular island-studded Halong Bay, stroll along the Perfume River to see exquisite imperial pavilions in Hue and wander around Phnom Penh, one of the most beautiful cities in French Indochina.
ANGKOR WAT EXCURSION
There is a supplementary 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat in Cambodia staying at the
luxurious Sofitel Royal Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap for two nights. Visit the awe-inspiring
temple complex built by the Khmers between the 9th and 13th centuries as well as the
modern day capital of Phnom Penh. Disembark in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday and rejoin
Minerva in Sihanoukville on Wednesday.
Twin Price £845 · Single Price £995
Please book this excursion when you book your cruise - as places are limited.