Sailing through Asia: 6 Incredible Cruise Adventures to Book in 2024!


The earth is made up of 71% water, and while the blue abyss may seem daunting to explore, it holds within it some of the most breath-taking destinations and experiences. Asia, being the largest continent in the world, offers a plethora of options for those seeking to explore its waters.

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From tropical paradises to ancient civilizations, each destination offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Being on a cruise in Asia provides a perfect blend of luxury and adventure, with activities both on and off the ship. With expert guides and organised onshore explorations, these cruises promise the adventure of a lifetime. So, pack your bags, and get ready to set sail on one of these six incredible cruises in Asia.

Penang Cruise by Royal Caribbean

Those looking for a quick cruise trip can hop aboard the three-night Penang Cruise, which A thrilling voyage awaits on the Spectrum of the Seas, a ship that truly lives up to its name. Setting sail from Singapore, this cruise adventure includes a stop in Penang before bringing you back to the bustling city-state. The ship itself boasts an array of exhilarating attractions, from the futuristic Bionic Bar to the record-breaking 300ft high viewing deck. But the excitement doesn't stop there, as guests can also enjoy a surf simulator, adults-only retreat, and even a free falling simulator onboard. With visits to iconic Singapore landmarks and a chance to explore the charming streets and delectable food of Penang, this is a journey you won't want to miss.

Price: Rs. 28,600 onwards

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Bali, Malaysia and Thailand with Celebrity Cruises

The luxurious Celebrity Millenium ship is back and better than ever! Get ready to set sail on the revamped vessel, complete with new staterooms, revamped wine and dine spaces and lounges, and even a picturesque terrace with a bar and al fresco movie theatre. Embark on an unforgettable 12-night Indonesian adventure, starting off in Bali where you can swim, snorkel, and explore the stunning reefs of Celukan Bawang and witness cascading waterfalls in Lambok. Spend a dreamy overnight stay in Penang, where you can uncover the mysteries of hidden caves and visit the captivating Pulau Payar Marine Park for its vibrant underwater coral gardens. In Phuket, bask in the beauty of its turquoise beaches, go diving in crystal-clear waters, try your hand at golf on championship courses, and wander through lush tropical forests. Finally, end your extraordinary journey in the vibrant city of Singapore.

Price: Rs. 87,500 onwards

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Mekong River Cruise by Aqua Expeditions

The Mekong River—a majestic waterway that winds through ancient lands, steeped in history and brimming with culture. Along its course, one can witness the incredible sight of the elusive Irrawaddy dolphins, gracefully gliding through the waters. Experience the wonder of this region aboard the Aqua Mekong, an award-winning river cruise ship that offers an unparalleled journey through the lower Mekong basin. As you sail down the mighty river, expert guides will enthral you with stories of the Khmer Empire and its enduring artistic legacy. From traditional crafts to age-old temples and vibrant indigenous tribes, you will discover the vibrant diversity of this region. A highlight of the journey is a visit to Tonle Sap Lake, where the wetlands come alive with an abundance of wildlife. Embark on private skiffs from the Aqua Mekong and witness the colossal lesser and greater adjutant storks, the striking milky stork, and the majestic spot-billed pelican. Explore the picturesque countryside by tuk-tuk or bicycle, and discover hidden gems along the way. Kayak to floating villages and witness the intricate art of silk-weaving by local artisans. And when you're ready to unwind, return to the ship for a delectable meal crafted by renowned Michelin-starred chef David Thompson. Relax in the ship's plunge pool, indulge in a spa treatment, or catch a movie in the onboard home theatre.

Price: Rs. 3,79,700 onwards

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Japan round-trip by Norwegian Cruise Line

If you're dreaming of exploring the enchanting and exotic destinations of Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has just the ticket for you. Setting sail in September 2024, the newly refurbished Norwegian Spirit will embark on a thrilling eight-month season in the Asia Pacific, featuring stunning itineraries and unforgettable experiences. Starting from five departure ports including Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Seoul, travellers can choose from 14 immersive trips ranging from four to 14 days. One standout voyage is the 12-day excursion from Tokyo, taking you through Osaka, Sapporo, Busan, and offering unbeatable views of the breathtaking Mt. Fuji. And with luxurious staterooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, guests can soak up every breathtaking view and enjoy exclusive perks like priority dinner reservations and invitations to cocktail parties.

Price: Rs.1,44,000 onwards

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India’s Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges by Uniworld

This 13-day adventure is truly a journey of contrasts. You will start your trip by immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur—known as the Golden Triangle—with luxurious stays at The Oberoi hotels and visits to iconic landmarks like the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort. Then, you will board the Ganges Voyager II, a luxurious cruise ship that will take you along the sacred Ganges River, offering a unique perspective on India's rich history and culture. Onboard, you will have the choice of indulging in a range of luxurious suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking views of the river. As you glide along the Ganges, you will embark on a series of excursions to explore the hidden treasures and fascinating traditions of the region. From walks through temple complexes to horse-drawn buggy rides and visits to historic sites, there is something for everyone on this journey. And the adventure doesn't end there. With the option of adding on pre- and post-cruise extensions, you can extend your experience to the enchanting cities of Udaipur and Varanasi, where you can delve deeper into India's captivating culture and history. Truly a trip of a lifetime, this 13-day itinerary combines luxury, adventure, and the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration.

Price: Rs. 5,99,496 onwards

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Brahmaputra Maximum by Assam Bengal Navigation

Imagine the thrill you'll experience as you leisurely float down the Brahmaputra River, taking in the sights and sounds of the enchanting Assamese culture. This 10-night cruise promises an immersive journey through the heart of Assam, starting from the bustling Neamati Ghat and continuing to the majestic Kaziranga National Park. Along the way, you'll stop at historic temples, visit a traditional tea estate, and even catch a glimpse of the rare one-horned rhinos that call the park home. But the adventure doesn't stop there - you'll also get to explore local markets, discover ancient ruins, and witness the intricate art of silk weaving in Sualkuchi. And with comfortable accommodations and delicious local cuisine on board, you can relax and soak in the beauty of this unique and captivating destination. Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey and let the Brahmaputra Maximum cruise take you on a magical ride through Assamese history and culture.

Price: Rs. 1,49,500 onwards

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With the wind in your hair and the salty sea spray on your skin, these cruises in Asia promise a journey filled with wonder, excitement, and relaxation. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, these cruises have something for everyone. So, hop on board and let the beauty of Asia steal your heart, one cruise at a time.

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