Riveting history. Engaging attractions. Intriguing people. These are just a few features of a cruise to the Far East.
Asia is a marvelous cruise destination for those looking for a unique vacation. Encounter Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine and customs, and learn culinary techniques and traditional dances you will cherish forever. Find your zen in a tranquil garden, or barter in the streets for treasures you can show your children’s children. Behold temples and shrines that will leave you in awe.
Walk a new path with a cruise vacation to the Far East.
Cruise to China for a unique vacation to ports like Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, each historically rich and visually astounding. You can visit the Great Wall, a Terracotta Army and more while enjoying a variety of enriching culinary, cultural and historical activities.
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Sail along the Volga River and enjoy an enthralling and enriching Russia river cruise. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, and everywhere in between, you will uncover the rich history of this great country while visiting incredible sites like the Hermitage, Red Square and more.
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Explore the beauty and diversity of Southeast Asia with a cruise to Benoa, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and more. You'll discover mysterious ruins, towering temples, serene gardens and unforgettable cuisine when journeying through the beautiful lands of Southeast Asia.
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Things to Do on a Cruise to Asia
The lands of China, Japan and Korea all have an air of mystery to most Americans. This is because for many years travel was restricted (or even forbidden), so Asian culture is still filled with mystery – and in many instances hasn’t been overwritten by modern technology and trends. That’s not to say that Asia is stuck in a time warp, because with one trip to Tokyo you’ll feel like you’ve been catapulted into the future. Outlined below are some of the top things to do when cruising to Asia and the Far East:
Take a stroll along the Great Wall of China. The wall was built in several pieces over time, but connected throughout the centuries. Though it’s not really visible from space, it’s still an incredibly large landmark at over 5,000 miles long.
Attend a Sumo wrestler tournament in Japan. This traditional Japanese sport has many customs attached to it, and you’ll be surprised at how exhilarating the matches can be.
The Forbidden City is the palace complex that was home to China’s emperors from 1420 to 1912. There are a number of exciting artifacts here, so take a tour to get better insight into China’s past.
Celebrate with a drink and some karaoke. Japan is the birthplace of this beloved pastime that has been adopted the world over. In Japan, most karaoke is done in a small room with just your friends.
Head to Chengdu where the giant panda’s live. You can learn all about these adorable creatures at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
Take a fun trip to the Korean Folk Village just outside of Seoul where you can see what life was like centuries ago in Korea and discover the crafts and skills for which Korea and its people are known.
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