Far East cruises

Far East cruises offer an intoxicating mixture of non-stop cities and peaceful incense-scented temples, of lush jungle and stunning beaches. From China, Japan and Korea to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, holidays in this part of the world are a treat for all the senses – leaving you both invigorated and relaxed.

Experiences

Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is simply stunning, not least when you see it at night during the Symphony of Lights, a regular light display set to music. In Japan, you can contrast the country’s ancient traditions with its dazzling neon-lit modern face. The dreamy palaces, spires and Buddhist statues of Bangkok also live long in the memory, so too a stroll along The Bund, Shanghai’s famous promenade.

History

Cruises to Asia embrace routes that have been followed for centuries. The Far East has long been associated with trade, with European countries craving the spices, tea and coffee that were produced in this part of the world. It was these commodities that drew the attention of colonial powers, with the likes of the British and French trying to establish trade enclaves in the region – remnants of European influences can be seen throughout the Far East in cities like Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Culture

The Far East has been influenced by a wide variety of cultures to create the exciting melting pot it is today. Along with indigenous people who have lived off the land and sea for millennia, surrounding Asian countries have also left their own impression on Far Eastern culture. From further afield, European powers influenced many Far Eastern countries as they set up trading posts. This heady mix has created a wonderful atmosphere that blends the best of east and west.

Cuisine

Far Eastern food is wonderfully fragrant and makes use of fresh local ingredients and aromatic spices. Many of the tastiest dishes, whether served in a fine restaurant or from an exciting street food stall, are prepared in a sizzling wok right in front of your eyes.

  • Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Hong Kong bay

Location

Featured cruises to the Far East

  • Fort Lauderdale To Southampton

    Featured Cruise

    Mon 21 Jan to 27 Apr 2019

    Fort Lauderdale To Southampton

    Queen Victoria

    96 nights from $18,359 per person

  • Southampton To Shanghai

    Featured Cruise

    Thu 10 Jan to 23 Feb 2019

    Southampton To Shanghai

    Queen Mary 2

    44 nights from $7,469 per person

  • New York Far East Round Trip

    Featured Cruise

    Thu 3 Jan to 21 Apr 2019

    New York Far East Round Trip

    Queen Mary 2

    108 nights from $18,029 per person

Far East

Available cruises: 76

Wonderful places to visit

Destinations across the Far East combine a pride in strong traditional roots with an enthusiastic approach to future development, most evident in the region's striking architecture and highly distinctive cultural mix.

Brunei

Remarkable for the warmth of its people, Brunei's appeal also lies in its well-preserved ancient rainforests as well as its exotic cuisine. In Brunei you'll discover an intriguing juxtaposition of traditional water villages with modernist architecture.

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