Discover the pristine beauty of Asia: With options like sailing around the islands of Indonesia, or taking a river cruise along the Mekong. Whatever your choice: Asia really 'has it all'.
Asia cruises combine the fascinating excitement of the Far East with a relaxing journey through the world’s most beautiful oceans. The sheer size of Asia is just as impressive as the variety of its cities and landscapes, all of which you can discover on a shore excursion. Metropolises like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City excite the senses, while tropical paradises like Bali, Vietnam or Papua New Guinea relax the mind, body and soul. Meanwhile Indian megacity of Mumbai or Sri Lanka’s Colombo open the mind to entirely new cultures and ways of life.
Asia cruises boast a variety of routes to a spectacular list of stunning destinations to suit your tastes. With its close proximity to Australia, itineraries range from a few days to a few weeks with the opportunity to depart or arrive in the local ports of Perth, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. Whichever Asia cruise you choose, you will fall in love – with the adventure, magic and personality of the island continent!
It's spring in northern China so take a jacket when sightseeing.
- Ho Chi Minh City - Beijing
A must visit is the well preserved, original hilltop castle from Japan's feudal period.
- Osaka - Shanghai
You'll need a visa for Myanmar before you set sail on this cruise.
- Singapore - Singapore
Singapore is one of the busiest cities in the world and is a melting pot for cultures and nationalities from all over the world. Singapore combines old and new with ancient buildings, historic churches and temples in the shadow of ultra-modern skyscrapers. The tropical beauty of Singapore can be seen in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Gardens by the Bay, while a trip to the Cloud Forest is sure to amaze all visitors. For a taste of old Singapore, the many temples and statues dotted around the city are a must-see, and they will reveal another layer of this magnificent city.Highlights of Singapore
- Relax and enjoy one of Singapores many spectacular gardens
- Try a variety of food that reflects the diverse cultural mix of Singapore
- Take in the culture of the city at the National Gallery Singapore
Hong Kong is a modern and intriguing city, and despite being compact, it is sure to amaze any visitor at all turns. The view of the bustling metropolis from Victoria Peak is phenomenal, and the Peak Tram is a great way to make the journey up, as the tram has been leading up to the mountain since 1885. The Ladies' Market is a chance to experience a typical Asian market, the perfect place to practice your haggling skills. You are sure to find an ideal location to eat in Hong Kong amongst the culinary festivals, charming street food stalls and world class restaurants.Highlights of Hong Kong
- Journey to the top of Victoria Peak for spectacular views
- Discover the culture of Hong Kong at sites like the Tian Tan Buddha
- Visit the amazing Nan Lian Garden
Shanghai, the most populated city in China, is a renowned international metropolis drawing in visitors from all over the world. Due to Shanghai's colonial history, the city is a unique fusion of East and West. Enjoy the stunning skyline views on an evening cruise, or perhaps take a leisurely stroll down the Bund promenade and watch the ships sail by. Shoppers are sure to be impressed by the Fabric Market, where you can have an outfit tailor-made for you at cheap prices. The fashionable nightclubs, bars and retaurants of the city are all waiting to be explored at night.Highlights of Shanghai
- Discover Shanghai from above at the Shanghai World Finance Center observation deck
- See the variety of architecture along the Huangpu River as you walk the Bund
- Immerse yourself in Chinese culture at the Shanghai Museum
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, and is known for it's pulsating energy, which makes it the cultural and economic centre of the country. With a vibrant mix of old and new, Ho Chi Minh City is full of colonial structures such as the Notre Dame cathedral, atmospheric temples like the Jade Emperor Pagoda and sleek modern buildings where you look out over the city, like the Saigon Skydeck on the Bitexco Financial Tower. Ho Chi Minh is bursting with history to discover, which you can do at the Cu Chi tunnels and War Remnants Museum.Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
- Learn about the city, guided by a local tour guide
- Try a range of cuisines, from typical roadside food stalls to stylish dining venues
- Learn the history of Ho Chi Minh City at a range of museums
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's main city, is a bustling and diverse city with a variety of attractions, from the world famous Petronas Twin Towers to the historic buildings all over the town highlighting the different influences on the city. The main hub of the city, known as the Golden Triangle, is full of landmarks which make it renowned the world over. The Petaling Street flea market is an authentic taste of Kuala Lumpur while the Batu Caves is a destination you cannot miss. The thousands of hawker stalls, cafes and restaurants are sure to keep everyones appetites satisfied.Highlights of Kuala Lumpur
- Visit the mall & gardens and witness an extraordinary view at the Petronas Twin Towers
- Taste the mouth-watering mix of Asian cuisine Kuala Lumour has to offer
- Shop til you drop in expansive shopping malls hosting upmarket labels
The capital of Thailand is famous for its mixture of new and old, noise and silence, and the fact one can meet people from all walks of life. Boasting temples, skyscrapers, the famous tuk tuks, numerous markets & food stalls, luxury shopping and gourmet restaurants, there is so much for everyone to experience in Bangkok. Visitors will find the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew to be peaceful places but, outside these walls, exists the typical hum-drum of a metropolis. In addition to numerous skyscrapers, Bangkok stands out for its beautiful temples in the old town.Highlights of Bangkok
- Visit one of the many temples and uncover the culture of Thailand
- Take a tour of the stunning Grand Palace
- Explore markets, temples and more in Banglamphu
Asia cruises 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. Asia cruises often depart from Australia and in particular Sydney or from within Asia itself. Asia cruises 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.
Asian 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.
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