If the Far East or Asia has always fascinated you, if its food, lifestyle, people and culture ignites a thrill of anticipation in you or images from movies on these destinations stay in your mind longer than your best date, perhaps its time you treated yourself to an Asia Cruise.
Among the top picks of most passengers keen on booking Asia cruises, trips covering Nagasaki, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore holidays by boat reign supreme.
For those with leisure foremost on their mind and lots of cash to burn, the exclusive 16-day Southeast Asia & China sailing vacations provide an ideal balance of lots of port expeditions with plenty of relaxing days at sea.
But, the most indulgent Asia cruises may extend across 25 sailing days with port-stops across Asia, with 2-day stop over programs for touring Hong Kong by day and night, hikes to rich historic sites like Great Wall of China (UNESCO declared heritage site) the Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Warriors besides opportunities to book land-and-sea trips for other fascinating Asian destinations. Depending on personal holiday preferences, vacationers can book Asia cruises to South Korea (discover enchanting local hospitality and immense natural beauty), Thailand (amazing floating markets), Japan (stunning pagodas and exotic cuisines), Vietnam (warm friendly local and wholesome oriental food), Malaysia (best shopping experiences) and Cambodia (ancient historical wonders like lost city of Angkor Wat) for a sea-faring experience like none other!
Many Asia cruises tour Sri Lankan waters and port-stops to offer intimate views of island culture close-up via exotic India, a land of equal historical importance and variety of ethnicity and cuisines, religions and norms that make it as difficult to get out of your heart as visiting Japan, Shanghai and China’s striking beauty and mysticism. Explore myriad customs and unique traditions of any or all of these intriguing Asian destinations and live life to the fullest on board luxurious cruise liners offering all-year round trips to top Asian cities, with a short cut-off for hurricane season, when sea-travel is avoided for safety reasons.
As cruise lovers seek ever more exotic onboard and offshore experiences, Japan and China are emerging as two of the most popular destinations – and for good reason.