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Bustling modern cities. Mysterious ancient temples. Mist-shrouded mountains. You’ll discover it all and more on one of our Asia cruises. Allow us to introduce you to a rich land defined by contrasts.
Our stunning destinations.
Retrace the footsteps of the last Emperor through the maze of corridors in the Forbidden City. Be inspired and make a pilgrimage to the Great Wall, visible from space.
Way more than just a shopping mecca, you’ll be entranced by this neon-lit mix of old and new, east and west. Save room for a tasty Dim Sum lunch.
A birds-eye view of the iconic colonial riverfront promenade, The Bund, from the Shanghai World Financial Centre will surely be one of the highlights of your Asia cruise.
In the Land of the Rising Sun, prepare for breathtaking views of majestic snow-capped Mount Fuji, ancient temples, parks full of cherry blossom and high-rise cities.
Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu. The triangular Aspam Tourism Centre has an observation deck that offers spectacular views of the harbour and city.
Often called the most beautiful place in Japan, part of Okinawa Prefecture, Ishigaki Island is where many Tokyoites come to escape the big city. They seek the warm weather, great food, and friendly people.
Hakodate occupies a long strip of land, providing a southern route to Hokkaido. One of the first port cities to accept international trade, Hakodate has a rich history.
Hiroshima dates back to 1589. The Peace Memorial Park serves to commemorate its tragic past, but Hiroshima has once more become a lively, bustling and promising place.
The city of Kagoshima is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples, due to a similarly mild climate, streets lined with palm trees, and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's version of Vesuvius.
At 354ft, Kobe Port Tower is an iconic landmark offering heart-stopping views from its upper deck. If heights are not your thing, sample the local speciality – teppanyaki-grilled kobe beef.
The meeting point between India and China, Kochi has been an intriguing and fascinating mix of cultures for over 600 years, drawing the most intrepid travellers to its shores.
On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away. When capped with snow, it’s a picture-perfect volcanic cone.
Revisit WW2 at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum or take a boat trip to Hashima Island, inspiration for the ghost island in the Skyfall Bond movie.
Okinawans have grown accustomed to sharing their distinctive customs with visitors from all over the world. Shuri Castle should be at the top of your list of places to go.
Otaru is nicknamed 'the town of hills', and it’s true to its name. The observation point on Mt. Tenguyama offers unforgettable, panoramic views of Otaru and its port area.
Located in western Hokkaido, Sapporo is the largest city on the island. Odori Avenue Park is a stunning space filled with beautiful sculptures, fountains and 92 species of trees.
Tokyo may be among the largest cities in the world, but it still maintains its charm. In the towns and villages you'll get a glimpse into Japan's rich culture.
The compact Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu is home to a thriving cultural scene and a bustling waterfront, and also offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife and water adventures.
This northern gateway to Malaysia is the country's oldest British settlement. Along with breath-taking beaches, Khoo Kongsi, a well-preserved ancestral Chinese clan house, is a must-see.
It may be small in size, but the island of Boracay in the Philippines is weighty in both beauty and reputation. Don’t miss the picturesque White Beach.
Known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, Manila has so much to offer. Once you’ve experienced its chaotic streets, futuristic skyscrapers and creative edge, there’s no going back.
Petropavlovsk is one of the oldest towns in the country. Located in Avacha Bay, it offers remarkable scenery throughout the peninsula as it's framed by a multitude of mountains and volcanoes.
A medley of sights, tastes and colours awaits you in Singapore. The food’s legendary: you’ll detect Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Work it off walking through the Botanic Gardens.
Get the big picture of the world’s fifth largest port atop the 387ft Busan Tower, or head for the shores of Gwangalli Beach for vistas of the iconic Gwangan Bridge.
This tropical island enchants with its sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. Need a break from your beach towel? Waterfalls, scuba diving, hiking and festivals galore will keep you busy.
This city is a mix of modern skyscrapers, ancient palaces, Buddhist temples and tranquil gardens. Go sport fishing by day then be dazzled by silk-covered lanterns at night.
Kaohsiung is a hidden gem with a storied past. The Love River is a symbol of rejuvenation for locals; linger in one of the many cafés that line its banks.
Taipei is one of Asia’s most entrancing draw-cards. Topping your list will be the National Palace Museum, a treasure-trove of Chinese artefacts – and don’t get us started on the food!
Glide by canal through the Venice of the East. Watch the sun turn the Wat Arun temple to pearl, and imagine past intrigues at the Grand Palace of the Kings of Siam.
Phuket offers gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees. Water sports include sailing and snorkelling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature buffs can get lost in tropical forests.
Savour the view of 1,600 islands dotted around the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, experience bustling Hanoi and white sands of Da Nang. Vietnam exudes character and world-class cuisine.
Think James Bond and sail in a Chinese junk past cliff-islands floating in luminous seas. The 1,000 year-old City of Lakes is a haven for foodies and history buffs alike.
Located on the edge of the Mekong Delta, this dynamic metropolis showcases the ageless beauty of an ancient culture. The History Museum houses artefacts from two thousand years of Vietnamese history.
The Nguyen Dynasty founded this former capital in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today, it is a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas and palaces.
This city is indisputably beautiful. Bordered by mountains, the beach traces a long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Topiary and modern sculptures punctuate the immaculately manicured foreshore.
What Asia has to offer.
Asia combines natural wonders – such as lush rainforests, soaring peaks and spectacular beaches – with some of the world's most prosperous and impressive cities. When you set sail with us, we'll take you to some of the most exciting destinations in Asia. Discover a new world of history and culture every morning, from Vietnam’s iconic Halong Bay to the frenetic Hong Kong.
Other ports of call include Beijing, where you can make a pilgrimage to the Great Wall, and Tokyo with its ever-changing skyline. You’ll have the chance to soak up the sun on a beach in the Philippines, and stroll through botanic gardens in Singapore.
How could we not mention the food? Asian cuisine is revered around the world. Don’t leave without sampling traditional South Korean street food.
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Answering your questions about Asia.
Wondering what you should expect from your Asia cruise? Read on to find out our answers to some of your most frequently asked questions, including what to pack.
Asia encompasses a rich variety of countries, cultures and histories. Tropical terrain meets fascinating architecture to create a region that’s as diverse as it is intriguing.
On a cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a range of destinations without having to worry about connecting flights or tricky travel arrangements. After a full day of exploring, you’ll have the luxury of your Celebrity Cruises ship to return to.
In terms of cities, you can’t miss the ultra-modern Tokyo or the futuristic-meets-sustainable architecture of Singapore. There are plenty of natural wonders to explore, too, such as Vietnam’s Halong Bay or Thailand’s string of idyllic islands.
Weather in Asia is typically hot and humid, so pack shorts and plenty of loose, lightweight tops to keep you cool. If you plan on visiting temples and other religious sites, make sure to bring layers which cover your arms and legs. Rain is common so bring waterproof gear, and insect repellent to help protect against mosquito bites.
Asia has a number of different time zones. Thailand, for example, follows ICT (Indochina Time), which is seven hours ahead of GMT.
Asia is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, and so the cuisine varies drastically from place to place. In Thailand, you can enjoy fragrant and aromatic dishes such as pad Thai and tom kha kai. In Tokyo, try sushi and teppanyaki, where meat is cooked on a sizzling iron griddle.
Asia is generally considered a safe region to travel.
A whopping 2,197 languages are currently spoken in Asia.
The best of Asia, handpicked by us.
They say a picture paints a thousand words, so let us stir your imagination with these photographic highlights of some of our favourite spots in Asia.
The best time to visit Asia, with Celebrity Cruises.
The best months to go on an Asia cruise are between January and March, and June to September. During these months, rainfall and humidity are generally low (rainy season tends to be between October and December).
Time your Asia cruise to coincide with Chinese New Year to enjoy a range of events and celebrations across the region. In Singapore, the occasion is marked by a three-day party, which features parades, fireworks and the releasing of lanterns. Speaking of lanterns, don't miss the Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is held on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year.
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