Asia is a land of contrasts - the largest continent, the tallest mountains, the longest coastline and three-fifth's the world's population.

Cruising is a wonderful way to see the region which extends from Burma and Thailand in the west through Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore through to Vietnam and Cambodia, China and Japan. Clearly with this range of countries and cultures there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

Ancient temples, great Buddha statues, bustling cities, forests and wildlife are just some of the experiences to be enjoyed.

Cruise types

There are now cruise ships based in the region , predominantly in Singapore, that offer year round cruises. The Singapore cruises sail the Straights of Malacca up to Thailand or across the South China Sea to Vietnam and China.

Many of the major cruise lines position a ship here for a few months each year, the timing based on the location they cruise – for example ships visiting Japan tend to be there in the northern spring to enjoy the famous Cherry Blossom period.
Round the world cruises also pass through the region and these also are in the region early in the year.

Cruise seasons

Cruises are available year round in the region as weather in the South East part is warm all year round – though both cruising and weather are better in the non monsoon period. Cruises to China and Japan tend to be in the northern Spring, ie from March to May.

Main Ports

While the number of different ports visited by the cruise ships is substantial the key embark ports in the region are Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka and Beijing. Note that the port for Beijing is Tianjn which is an hour and a half away.

Weather

Weather in the south east of the region is tropical so it is warm and humid all year round. The Tropics don’t have seasons as such, they have the wet and dry periods. The wet season or monsoon period is from June to September.

The more northerly ports in China and Japan are seasonal and cruises here are in the northern spring ans summer.

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Asia Cruises

Majestic Princess - Asia & Australia

Departure: 29 Aug 2020 From: Hong Kong Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Majestic Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 18 nights with Majestic Princess ex Hong Kong to Sydney

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AU$2,399

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Diamond Princess - Circle Hokkaido & Sea Of Japan

Departure: 01 Sep 2020 From: Yokohama, Japan Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Diamond Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 17 nights with Diamond Princess ex Yokohama return

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AU$4,049

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Golden Princess - Southeast Asia Japan

Departure: 12 Sep 2020 From: Yokohama, Japan Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Golden Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 12 nights with Golden Princess ex Yokohama to Singapore

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AU$2,049

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Sea Princess - Treasures Of South East Asia 2020

Departure: 21 Sep 2020 From: Perth (Fremantle), WA Australia Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Sea Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 14 nights with Sea Princess ex Perth to Singapore

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AU$2,299

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Diamond Princess - Southeast Asia & Circle Hokkaido

Departure: 01 Oct 2020 From: Yokohama, Japan Cruise line: Princess Cruises Cruise Ship: Diamond Princess.

BONUS CREDIT^ Cruise 23 nights with Diamond Princess ex Yokohama return

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AU$5,739

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