Shanghai, the Yangtze River, Gilded temples, and the Great Wall â€“ these are just a few of the attractions youâ€™ll enjoy on an Asia Cruise. Not only this, but you will also witness ancient traditions, become a part of Asiaâ€™s modern culture, and tour other fascinating historic structures.
Most veteran cruisers would agree that the best way to see Asia is on a cruise. An Asia cruise will allow you to hop from port to port, experience many different cities, and do an unlimited amount of sightseeing.
One of the most popular Asia cruises is Princess’s Asia cruise tours. Princess cruise tours typically range from 15 to 25 nights. These cruises offer everything tours of Beijing and Xian to sailing down the Yangtze River and the famous Three Gorges. These adventures can be paired with a 12-night Orient/China cruise or a 16-night Southeast Asia cruise on the Regal Princess as well. While Princess cruise tours range from 1 to 25 days, most Asian cruises are 10 to 18 days.
Depending on a variety of factors such as season, cruise line, length of cruise, accommodations, itinerary, cruise ship, excursions, etc., an Asia cruise may cost several hundred dollars up to $1,000 or more.
If you want to save on Asia cruises, there are a several tricks and tips that can help you maximize savings. Cruise lines love advance booking, so you may enjoy special incentives, credits, and cash back just for booking far in advance. If youâ€™re one to procrastinate â€“ no worries, there are benefits for you too! If a cruise isnâ€™t completely booked several weeks or so before the cruise is set to sail, prices are slashed. If you book last minute, you may enjoy savings up to 75 percent. Cruise lines will do anything to fill up those last few rooms!
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. Keep in mind that Asia is a seasonal destination and the cruising season typically lasts from October to May.
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. The only drawback is, to lock in the special rates you canâ€™t book online. You must call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Keep in mind that proof of age is required.
River Cruises Visiting 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, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, Oceania, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, and Silversea.
For more discounts and deals on Asia cruises, visit: Kayak.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, or VacationsToGo.com. 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. A plus — cruise travel specialists typically do not charge for their services as they are compensated by the cruise line.