Why cruise to Asia?
Home to some of the world's oldest civilizations, Asia is a harmony of countless cultures and histories, frenetic cities, tranquil landscapes, and mesmerizing temples and shrines. A Princess® cruise to Asia is not just a journey from one exotic port to another, it's an invitation to explore some of the world's most remarkable destinations on one unforgettable vacation. Glide over Tokyo's famed Hakone National Park in a gondola, discover Hong Kong's vibrant nightlife, or cruise along Singapore's scenic river with stops at two of the city's oldest temples. Let Princess whisk you away to some of the world’s most intriguing destinations.
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A world of mystical islands with spellbinding names like Bali and Lombok, and beaches where you can wiggle your toes in the golden sands of Phuket and Langkawi await. Cities like Singapore – with its modern high-rises, lovely Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars – is just as enticing. For a glimpse into Old Korea's imperial history, take a stroll among the courtyards of Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul; Commune with nature on a thrilling tour of Komodo Island – home of the endangered Komodo dragon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Stretching out over 1,860 miles, the Japanese archipelago is a place of beauty, mystery and history with cities as diverse as its landscape. Marvel at the exhilarating sights and sounds of Tokyo. From its intricate architecture to its beautifully maintained gardens, shrines and temples, Tokyo consistently delights and inspires. Walk in the footsteps of the samurai in Akita's well-preserved Kakunodate Samurai District. Learn the art of "washi," Japanese papermaking, in Toyama. Soak up the awe-inspiring vistas of Otaru's mountainous Shakotan Peninsula and join in Akita's enchanting Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Photo: Shimabara Castle in Nagasaki
Sailings from the ports of Singapore, Tokyo, Kobe, Beijing and Hong Kong offer an easy and convenient way to discover Asia's stunning landmarks, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and meet friendly villagers and city dwellers. From Taiwan’s hallowed temples and Shanghai’s idyllic gardens, to Beijing's majestic Great Wall and Tokyo's dizzying collection of skyscrapers, a world of life-enriching adventures awaits.
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Photo: Akihibara District in Tokyo, Japan
Food & beverage
When it comes to dining on board, you get the best of both words — delicious regional dishes to try and familiar favorites you'll love. Sip and savor local delicacies, such as fresh sushi, a variety of authentic noodles and fine Japanese whiskeys.
Our cuisine is prepared from scratch, using regionally sourced ingredients — from the stocks that make up the soups and sauces in the main dining room, to fresh sashimi at Kai Sushi, Tako Sunomono (mirin-marinated octopus, wakame and sliced cucumber), the delicious desserts, and hand-tossed pizza named “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA TODAY. You'll be able to taste the freshness and care that goes into every dish.
Photo: Freshly prepared Japanese cuisine at Kai Sushi
Day or night, there are plenty of opportunities to discover unique experiences that provide you with a new perspective on the region. On select Princess® cruises, your immersion in Asia continues on board with a mix of Western and Asian entertainment, including Chinese Crosstalk Comedy, astounding Magic Illusion shows, and visually impactful guest entertainers and production shows.†
†Available on select itineraries.
Photo: Musical concert featuring Chinese drums
Discover More Ashore with Princess
Whether you prefer your activities fast and furious or slow and steady, Princess® offers a vast array of award-winning excursions that provide unique experiences you'll never forget. Take a ride on an aerial ropeway up the sacred and snow-capped Mount Fuji, or a trek inside the mystical Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur.
With our More Ashore program, select destinations include a host of late night departures and overnight adventures so you'll have even more opportunities to experience the colors, cultures and flavors of the region. In Hong Kong, take in the “Symphony of Light” multimedia spectacle that lights up the night, or learn the art of Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking and food decorating class in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Photo: A Symphony of Lights light and sound show in Hong Kong
Princess Cruisetours offer the ultimate adventure, combining a cruise with a multiple-night land tour. Enjoy ample time exploring such iconic sights as China’s Great Wall, Tokyo’s Mount Fuji or Kyoto’s stunning castles.
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Photo: The Great Wall of China
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Princess offers affordable flights & ground transportation options to make planning easier
CONVENIENT TRANSFER OPTIONS FROM YOUR AIRPLANE TO THE SHIP
We want to make your cruise as smooth as possible so you can relax, and explore the world. That's why we offer Princess airport-to-ship transfers, a secure and worry-free way to start and end your vacation with reliable and courteous Princess staff transporting you and your luggage via comfortable motorcoach.
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