Asia Cruises

Bustling modern cities. Mysterious ancient temples. Mist-shrouded mountains. You’ll discover it all and more on one of our Asia cruises. Allow us to introduce you to a rich land defined by contrasts.

 

 

WHY CRUISE IN ASIA?

What Asia has to offer.

Asia combines natural wonders – such as lush rainforests, soaring peaks and spectacular beaches – with some of the world's most prosperous and impressive cities. When you set sail with us, we'll take you to some of the most exciting destinations in Asia. Discover a new world of history and culture every morning, from Vietnam’s iconic Halong Bay to the frenetic Hong Kong.

Other ports of call include Beijing, where you can make a pilgrimage to the Great Wall, and Tokyo with its ever-changing skyline. You’ll have the chance to soak up the sun on a beach in the Philippines, and stroll through botanic gardens in Singapore.

How could we not mention the food? Asian cuisine is revered around the world. Don’t leave without sampling traditional South Korean street food.

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ASIA CRUISES

Discover the heart of your destination with our unparalleled itineraries.

Culture

From vibrant and fast paced cities to historic architecture and sacred temples, Asia is a vast continent bringing with it a myriad of ancient cultures and traditions. In south-east Asia, explore the iconic Golden Bridge in Vietnam and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, now a Buddhist temple, it’s known as the world’s largest religious building. From Beijing you can visit the Great Wall of China, snaking along the mountains, the scenery is breathtaking. Discover what it takes to become a Geisha in Japan, before immersing yourself in the bright lights of Tokyo. Head to Solamachi for boutique shopping and for unrivalled views over the city, scale the 634-metre high Skytree. On a far east cruise there’s always exotic new sights and sounds to discover.

Cuisine

Asian food is renowned for its incredible variety and exotic mix of flavours and ingredients. No wonder it’s popular worldwide. From fine dining restaurants in Singapore to street food markets which are a way of life in Asian cities, many chefs have perfected their recipes over years, meaning it’s the perfect way to get an authentic flavour of the region. From pad thai in Thailand, Chinese dim sum, sushi in Japan, fiery noodle soups and aromatic curries, it’s a delight for the senses. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, finish the day with a Singapore sling at Raffles. Tea also has ancient roots in China and as well as being a symbol of welcome for visitors, it’s often also used for medicinal purposes.

Natural Wonders

From tropical coastlines to rolling hills and snow-capped mountains, being the world’s largest continent, Asia is a land of dramatic yet incredibly beautiful landscapes. In Northern Asia visit the Hakone national park in the shadow of Mt Fuji with its bubbling thermal springs, whilst in Kyoto walk amongst the soaring Arashiyama bamboo forest. If visiting in April, don’t miss the Cherry Blossoms. World renowned for their beauty, they signal new beginnings. On Jeju Island in South Korea discover waterfalls, botanical gardens and sandy beaches. On a south-east Asia cruise kayak or take a boat tour through the tranquil waters and distinctive limestone pillars of Halong Bay and when in Singapore, explore the awe-inspiring Gardens by the Bay.

Asia Destinations

Our stunning destinations.

Asia Ports of Call

Asia Cruise Departure Ports

  • Singapore is where East meets West, a vibrant city where futuristic architecture is intertwined with a melting pot of cultures. Before departing on your Asia cruise visit the Gardens by the Bay or indulge in some retail therapy before stopping for a Singapore sling. When you cruise Singapore not only will you experience this spectacular city but the beauty of South East Asia from Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. 

  • Yokohama to Tokyo is approximately 40 minutes by train, so it’s well worth arriving a day or two early to explore both cities before departing on your Asia cruise. Tokyo is a city full of energy, amongst the neon lit skyscrapers immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture at its excellent museums and temples. Back in Yokohama explore its many beautiful gardens before satisfying your appetite in Chinatown.

  • Beyond Hong Kong’s iconic skyline, this vibrant city is a fascinating place to explore. Wander its lively street markets, visit Po Lin Monastery to see the world’s tallest outdoor Buddha. Kowloon Walled City Park is also not to be missed, it’s one of the city’s most historic sites. Cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore to discover South East Asia or head north to China, Japan and Taiwan.

     

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Asia FAQs

Answering your questions about Asia.

Wondering what you should expect from your Asia cruise? Read on to find out our answers to some of your most frequently asked questions, including what to pack.

Asia encompasses a rich variety of countries, cultures and histories. Tropical terrain meets fascinating architecture to create a region that’s as diverse as it is intriguing.

On a cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a range of destinations without having to worry about connecting flights or tricky travel arrangements. After a full day of exploring, you’ll have the luxury of your Celebrity Cruises ship to return to.

In terms of cities, you can’t miss the ultra-modern Tokyo or the futuristic-meets-sustainable architecture of Singapore. There are plenty of natural wonders to explore, too, such as Vietnam’s Halong Bay or Thailand’s string of idyllic islands.

Weather in Asia is typically hot and humid, so pack shorts and plenty of loose, lightweight tops to keep you cool. If you plan on visiting temples and other religious sites, make sure to bring layers which cover your arms and legs. Rain is common so bring waterproof gear, and insect repellent to help protect against mosquito bites.

Asia has a number of different time zones. Thailand, for example, follows ICT (Indochina Time), which is seven hours ahead of GMT.

Asia is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, and so the cuisine varies drastically from place to place. In Thailand, you can enjoy fragrant and aromatic dishes such as pad Thai and tom kha kai. In Tokyo, try sushi and teppanyaki, where meat is cooked on a sizzling iron griddle. 

Asia is generally considered a safe region to travel.

A whopping 2,197 languages are currently spoken in Asia. 

ASIA HIGHLIGHTS

The best of Asia, handpicked by us.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so let us stir your imagination with these photographic highlights of some of our favourite spots in Asia.

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  • Typical cherry blossom lines a canal in Tokyo.
  • Tokyo's iconic skyline.
  • The idyllic floating mosque at Kota Kinabalu.
  • A traditional junk in Hong Kong's harbour.
  • The Great Wall of China.
  • Vietnam's famous Halong Bay.

WHEN TO VISIT ASIA

The best time to visit Asia, with Celebrity Cruises.

The best months to go on an Asia cruise are between January and March, and June to September. During these months, rainfall and humidity are generally low (rainy season tends to be between October and December).

Time your Asia cruise to coincide with Chinese New Year to enjoy a range of events and celebrations across the region. In Singapore, the occasion is marked by a three-day party, which features parades, fireworks and the releasing of lanterns. Speaking of lanterns, don't miss the Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is held on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year.

SHIPS VISITING ASIA