If you’re considering traveling abroad, you are already in for one of the most exciting vacations of your life. If you want to add even more excitement to your overseas vacation, book a cruise! One of the most exciting overseas cruises on the market today is an Asia cruise. With more than 50 ports of call and dozens of itineraries to choose from, you will have a tough time deciding what to do and where to go first.
During an Asia cruise passengers may visit exotic places such as Shanghai, Osaka and Bali, and on smaller ships, passengers will have the opportunity to explore the Yangtze River. Excursions run the gamut from the Great Wall and gilded temples to historic tours and shopping sprees. Wherever your Asia cruise takes you, you will experience Asia’s ancient traditions, become a part of Asia’s modern culture, and visit numerous structures that most can only dream of.
The most popular Asia cruise is Princess Cruise Lines Asia Cruisetour. Princess cruisetours feature a unique combination of a cruise and land tour. The tour typically lasts anywhere from 15 to 25 nights. These special cruisetours offer everything from tours of Beijing and Xian to sailing down the Yangtze River and the famous Three Gorges. Passengers will also visit Cambodia’s temples of Angkor Wat and more.
Depending on a variety of factors such as season (Asia is a seasonal destination and the cruising season typically lasts from October to May), cruise line, itinerary, accommodations, cruise ship, excursions, etc., an Asia cruise may cost several hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars.
If you want to save on Asia cruises, there are a several ways to score big discounts and deals. Cruise lines prefer advanced booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If you don’t mind waiting until the last minute, you can also enjoy major savings for booking several weeks before the sail date. If a cruise is not completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise departs, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75%. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few cabins!
Other ways to enjoy additional savings on Asia cruises include: booking off-season, booking with a group/family, taking advantage of package deals, booking online, and booking with popular cruise lines that sail the Asia. Besides special rates for groups and families, just about every cruise line has special rates for seniors. A senior is typically defined as a person who is 55 or older. To lock in the special senior rates, simply contact a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
River Cruises for Shanghai include: Viking River Cruises, Abercrombie & Kent, Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises, INTRAV, Tauck, Uniworld, and Victoria Cruises. Cruise lines visiting Shanghai include: Azamara, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean International, The Yachts of Seabourn, and Silversea Cruises.
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You can also contact a cruise travel specialist. A cruise travel specialist can help you search through specials, and the different pricing options, airfare add-ons, and pre and post-cruise packages. An added benefit is that cruise travel specialists typically do not charge for their services — the cruise line compensates them.
Asia Ports of Call
·Anchorage (Whitter), Alaska
·Bali (Padang Bay), Indonesia
·Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
·Bangkok (Unithai Port), Thailand
·Beijing (Xingang), China
·Cairns (Yorkey’s), Australia
·Cape Town, South Africa
·Chennai, India (formerly Madras)
·Chuuk Island (Truk), Micronesia
·Cid Harbour, Australia (Great Barrier Re…
·Colombo, Sri Lanka
·Durban, South Africa
·East London, South Africa
·Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska(Scenic…
·Goa (Mormugao), India
·Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (Scenic Cru…
·Guam, Mariana Islands
·Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam
·Ho Chi Minh City (Vung Tau), Vietnam
·Hong Kong, China
·Iwo Jima, Japan (Scenic Cruising)
·Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia
·Marshall Islands (Majuro Atoll)
·Nha Trang, Vietnam
·Port Elizabeth, South Africa
·Port Louis, Mauritius
·Pusan (Busan), South Korea
·Rabaul, Papua/New Guinea
·Saipan, Mariana Islands
·Sihanoukville (Angkor Wat), Cambodia
·Taipei (Keelung), China
·Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
·Vancouver, British Columbia