Cruises to Asia have never been so popular! With it's diverse cultures, history, geography, and itineraries to match, it's no wonder the region is the fastest growing cruise destination among Australians.
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. Metropolises like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City are bustling hubs of activity, while tropical paradises like Bali, Vietnam or Papua New Guinea relax the mind, body and soul. Meanwhile, the Indian mega-city 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 from or arrive at local ports including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Whichever Asia cruise you choose, you will fall in love with the adventure, magic and personality of the island continent! Asia is the perfect holiday destination and will leave you with enough memories to last a lifetime.
This cruise with Royal Caribbean is a very attractive short getaway for those who maybe can't take a lot of time off work, or who want to sample a cruise close to home, without breaking the bank. Royal Caribbean have proven themselves to be a reliable cruise line with flawless onboard service, making this the perfect introduction for those new to cruising.
- Singapore - Singapore
- October 2018 - December 2018
Unique to this particular cruise is three overnight stays in the vibrant Asian cities of Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Let that evening meal in the city go as late as you like, head out to the clubs and bars, or take your time returning from your shore trip, without having to worry about getting back to the ship on time!
- Sydney - Yokohama (Tokyo)
Komodo, in Indonesia is home to the Komodo dragon! Visit the Komodo National Park to see these beautiful creatures and of course a range of other diverse flora and fauna.
- Brisbane - Singapore
As a melting pot for the world's cultures and nationalities, Singapore's diversity stands out among its surrounding nations. Its cultural and religious diversity, along with the fact it has no less than four national languages (including English) give it a progressive feel. For those who appreciate architecture, the mix of colonial-era buildings and ultra modern skyscrapers and condos mean they will constantly be in awe of their surroundings. The impeccable standards of cleanliness present in the city are astonishing. Strict laws surrounding this issue mean the municipality is a joy to spend time in.Highlights of Singapore
- A visit to the Gardens by the Bay and Haw Par Villa
- Try a variety of food at the hawker centres, which reflects the diverse cultural mix of Singapore
- Shop until you drop in one of two dozen shopping centers on Orchard Road
What you may not know about Hong Kong is that an astonishing 70% of it is made up of green areas and mountains, filled with historical and natural wonders. Yes, it is well-known for being a shopper's paradise, but it is also so much more. As one of the culinary capitals of the world, Hong Kong offers you the opportunity to try the best of cuisines of the Cantonese, Sichuanese, Japanes or French variety, to name a few. Time your visit to coincide with a festival in the city, such as the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival or Arts Month for a truly memorable experience.Highlights of Hong Kong
- Journey to the top of Victoria Peak on the 125-year-old Peak Tram for spectacular views
- Discover the culture of Hong Kong at sites like the Tian Tan Buddha
- Take a ride on a Star Ferry
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, including the Saigon Skydeck on the Bitexco Financial Tower, where visitors can take in breathtaking sweeping views over the city. Ho Chi Minh is bursting with history, which can be discovered 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
- Visit the city's pagodas, including Giac Lam and Jade Emperor Pagoda
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city, is bustling and diverse with a variety of attractions, including the world famous Petronas Twin Towers. It was only in 1957 that Malaysia's first prime minister declared independence in Kuala Lumpur, and British colonial-era landmarks are still dotted around the city. 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 ensure visitors don't leave without a true taste of the best of Malaysian cuisineHighlights of Kuala Lumpur
- Visit the Petronas Twin Towers for extraordinary views
- Taste the mouth-watering mix of Asian cuisine Kuala Lumpur has to offer
- Shop till you drop in expansive shopping malls hosting upmarket labels
The Japanese city of Yokohama is known as an industrial and commercial city and is part of the metropolitan area of Tokyo. After Tokyo, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. The geographical position of the city is on the bay of Tokyo which adds to its charm. Yokohama is particularly popular due to its lively arts scene and impressive bay area.Highlights of Yokohama
- Check out the superb collection of model trains at Hara Model Railway Museum.
- Explore the beautiful landscaped garden Sankei-en.
- See how ramen was invented in Shun-Yokohama Ramen Museum.
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 variety of pop-up boutiques, contemporary designer-outlets and trendy vintage stores! From chilled-out jazz venues to lively night clubs, Shanghai's nightlife options are endless.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
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.
All your cruise options are only a short search and phone call away. Give our cruise experts a call today and talk about our range of options in Asia from last minute to cheap cruise. All our deals are waiting for you! Call today on 1300 887 590.
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