Information for cruise visitors going to Asia

The gates to the temple, only the Emperor goes through the middle
From excursion from Qingdao – only the Emperor goes through the middle door.

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An unforgettable journey awaits cruise visitors calling on ports in Asia.  Cruising the largest of the seven continents includes calls to destinations in Japan, South Korea, China, Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Southeast Asia, India and the Emirates.

Once the decision has been made to take a cruise vacation around Asia, the hardest decision is figuring out where to go.

Cruise Asia destination highlights:

  • Invite destination immersion and learn about Asia’s history that spans over 5,000 years
  • Explore historic cities like Beijing and Shanghai
  • Take a river cruise to the back country
  • See temples
  • Take an excursion to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors
  • Experience at The Great Wall
  • Take a rickshaw

Cruise planning tip

If time is not an issue, then consider taking a long voyage starting in the north (like in South Korea or Japan) and then plan on cruising to Southeast Asia. For those wanting to get on the famous rivers in China and Cambodia, consider taking a river cruise. Whatever the decision, one thing is for sure: an adventure awaits.

When is the best time of year to cruise Asia?

Peak Season: January—May. Shoulder Season: Late March—May

What cruise visitors can expect on a cruise in Asia

  • Port-intensive itineraries.
  • Onboard programs designed for showcase the history, culture, landscapes, and people of the countries visited.

Popular ports and destinations in Asia


Officially, there  are major 13 cruise passenger terminals along China’s coastline.





  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kuching, Malaysia
  • Penang, Malaysia



South Korea

Sri Lanka


  • Taipei (Keelung)



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