On the Pacific Ocean, coastal Asia inspires: ancient, futuristic, sacred, industrial, peaceful, riotous, and breathtaking. A trip through East Asia usually includes port stops in the busy urban centers of China, take a walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s famous promenade, Japan, you can contrast the country’s ancient traditions with its dazzling neon-lit modern face, and South Korea. Southeast Asia cruises, traditionally sailing between Singapore and Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is stunning, especially when you see it at night during the Symphony of Lights, a regular light display set to music, provide opportunities for ecotourism and beach time in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

The Far East has been influenced by a wide variety of cultures to create the melting pot it is today. Along with indigenous people who have lived off the land and sea, surrounding Asian countries have also left their own impression Far Eastern culture. European powers influenced many Far Eastern countries. This mix has created a wonderful atmosphere that blends the best of East and West.

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

Ports visited in the Far East:
Bali, Indonesia Bangkok, Thailand (from Laem Chabang) Chan May, Vietnam Cochin, India Colombo, Sri Lanka Da Nang, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam (from Halong Bay) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (from Phu My) Hong Kong, China Kobe, Japan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (from Port Kelang) Langkawi, Malaysia Mumbai, India Nagasaki, Japan Nha Trang, Vietnam Penang, Malaysia Shanghai, China Tokyo, Japan (from Yokohama) Singapore Xiamen, China Bitung, Indonesia Kagoshima , Japan Bandar S Begawan, Brunei Sihanoukville, Cambodia Phuket, Thailand Port Klang, Malaysia Sanya, China Jeju-do, South Korea Chennai, India Cebu, Philippines Hiroshima, Japan Keelung, Taiwan Okinawa, Japan Osaka, Japan.

The following cruise lines are currently operating in the Far East:
Azamara Club Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruises
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Silversea