When it comes to setting off on that cruise of a lifetime, many people look forward to having the chance to explore exotic and exciting destinations that you simply cannot achieve from any other type of holiday. And with many cruise lines now branching out to far and wide locations around the world, there’s never been a better time to visit the Far East.
With oriental charm, rich heritage and much to see, a cruise to the Far East is certainly full of new and memorable experiences that will keep you entertained and captivate you from the start. Its distinct and spellbinding nature gives off a splendour that is too good to miss. From impressive Buddhist temples, to the stunning beaches of Thailand and Indonesia, the Far East has an array of amazing, must-see locations that will leave you hungry to come back for more.
Experience the burst of culture, tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of the local cuisine, and let a cruise to the Far East take you on an unforgetable adventure and beyond your wildest expectations. Hong Kong, Phuket and Singapore are just some of the amazing places you can visit when on a cruise to the Far East. Each with their own unique story to tell, and a culture that distinguishes one place from the next, you can dive into what the Far East truly has to offer.
Get off at the Port of Kobe in Japan and see the wonderful attraction it has on offer. Located right in the heart of the city, you can truly experience the wonders of Japan and everything it has to offer. You can really push your body to the limit by climbing Mount Fuji, or delve into some Japanese culture by visiting the Tokyo National Museum.
The Port of Singapore is another must-see location, as once you get off there’s so much to see and do. If nature is your thing, you can visit the beautiful National Orchid Garden, or maybe you fancy an activity-packed day in the form of Universal Studios, Singapore. The possibilities are endless.
Hong Kong also has a lot to offer so if you find yourself visiting this destination, be sure to get off at the Port of Hong kong. From here you can venture to Disneyland, visit the Big Buddha if historic landmarks are more your taste, or experience the ‘ever changing’ Hong Kong skyline.
Danang Port is a major port system located in Central Vietnam at the mouth of the Han river on the South China Sea. If you happen to be cruising across Vietnam you simply must visit Ha Long Bay. It is one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.
If you are visiting China, it’s worth getting off at the Port of Tianjin. From here you can make a trip to the famous Great Wall of China. You can also visit the Forbidden City, located in the heart of the China. It is China’s largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings, and the largest palace complex in the world. This is definitely not to be missed.
Thailand also has two major ports: Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. Here you can visit the Elephant Home where you can both bathe and ride an elephant, taking you through the scenic jungle trails up to the beautiful Mae Taeng Mountains.
This is a once in a lifetime experience that will become an unforgettable memory for you to treasure forever. You can also take part in the Thai Experience where you will try a selection of food and drink, engage with the entertaining hosts and meet new people in the friendly and lively atmosphere.
Make your way to the Royal Phuket Marina and you could experience some of Phuket’s most amazing things to see and do. From the aqua waters of Phang Nga Bay to the wonderful history of Old Phuket Town, there’s much to experience her
Port Klang in Kuala Lumpur allows you to visit the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, or you can choose from over 15 sightseeing tours including an elephant sanctuary, an activity-packed DragonBack Trek and much more.
Your nationality will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit the Far East. If you are unsure, it’s a good idea to speak to your cruise line to get more information. From this they can help you decide what kind of visa you need and where to get it from.
To enter China, a passport with at least six months' validity is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. To enter Hong Kong, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by nationals in the chart above.
In order to keep safe on your travels it’s a good idea to research the areas in which you are visiting and how you can protect your health whilst you are there. Areas in the Far East may require you to receive an injection in order to prevent Hepatitis A and Japanese Encephalitis. Contact your cruise line and your GP for more information on how to stay safe whilst exploring the Far East.
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