A cruise in Asia will bring you alive! The continent is so varied and vibrant as each destination is a paradise in its own right.
A few of the ports of call are: China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Sailings to and from Asia often depart from Australiaor from within Asia itself. Cruises around Asia will be either sea voyages or inland cruises up rivers. At-sea voyages on large ocean liners give you the chance to visit a couple of countries and their respective capitals, which is great for those looking to experience a variety of cultures in one trip. On the other hand, the upriver sailings take place on smaller vessels with shallow drafts, which allows passengers to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations and undertake considerable inland exploration. This option is ideal for a more relaxed and specialised trip on a smaller vessel. This is why at CruiseAway we feel that a cruise is the only viable way to explore this dynamic place. It could take several lifetimes to scratch the surface of Asia’s treasures.
So discover the world of stunning skylines in Tokyo or Singapore or connect with your organic side by visiting quaint farming villages in India. We have a wide range of cruise deals and specials in addition to some fly options available to make your cruising experience in Asia easier. Be sure to call our service team for more information! We would love to help you realise your dream holiday in this vibrant part of the world.
Some Oriental Cruising Options
The diverse cultures of Asia all share an ethereality which stems from Asia’s role as an ancient spiritual hub. Spread out over the vast continent are relics of this tradition. From the idols of Christianity and Hinduism, the teachings of Buddhism to the traditions of Islam, cruisers are sure to be enthralled by the air of history pervading the land.
Asia’s ultra-modern cities are somewhat at odds with its past but they are equally as awe-inspiring. Energy pervades global hubs such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Bangkok. These metropolises rival their European and American counterparts such as New York, London and Istanbul.
China has it all –tranquil areas of exceptional natural beauty as well as cities bustling with people and flashing with neon signs. A cruise in China allows you to take in breath-taking lakes and mountains one day and be shopping in a colourful bazaar the next. In the midst of the frenetic pace of life in China’s cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, oases of calm can still be found in sheltered cafés and ancient temples. Which is a feat seeing as Shanghai boasts an impressive 23 million inhabitants!
Cruise to Thailand
If you cruise to Thailand, your ship may well dock at Laem Chabang. This city of almost 62,000 residents contains Thailand’s largest port and also some world-class golf courses. Laem Chabang is in close proximity to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Bangkok is well worth a visit. Its residents will charm you with their playfulness and its mazes of streets will invite you further in to explore.
Dock in Dubai
Dubai is a markedly different country to the other Asian destinations that you might sail to. Dubai is a city of dazzling lights and luxury. You can lose yourself amongst the soaring skyscrapers and shop to your heart’s content one day and the next swim in azure waters or have a go on the Mall’s huge ski slope. Cruises from Dubaican take you to the Red Sea and through the famous Suez Canal, which adds a great variety to your cruise.
Sail to Japan
Some say that Japan was meant to be seen from the sea. Whether that’s true or not, the country’s location certainly lends itself to being seen from the water. Japan has a rich culture, with its ancient traditions and particular cuisine. The country is a fascinating fusion of the high-tech and the traditional.
Cruise fans in Australia are perfectly sitauted to travel to this wonderous continent.