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Southeast Asia Cruises

Gateway to Asia's Wonders and Mysteries

Explore the Wonders of Southeast Asia

Exciting experiences and extraordinary adventures await in the dynamic ports of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Embark on a journey with Princess and discover the mystical beauty, ancient traditions, lush tropical forests, beautiful beaches, mythological legends and tranquil retreats of these destinations. Embrace all the magic these hidden gems have to offer and you just may find enchantment that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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The Peak Tram, a 120-year old funicular railway to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Shore excursions

Go on an elephant safari in Phuket. Be dazzled at the views from Hong Kong’s funicular railway as it transports you to the summit of Victoria Peak. Sip a Singapore Sling at the famed Raffles Hotel. Catch some rays on the sun-drenched beaches of Nha Trang.

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Photo: The Peak Tram, a 120-year old funicular railway to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Starting in 2017 our newest ship, the Majestic Princess, will be sailing her maiden season on voyages in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia

New Majestic Princess

The new Majestic PrincessSM offers the Princess experience and signature favorites you've always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. Come on board during her 2017 maiden season and enjoy new food and dining options, with expanded selections from China, Southeast Asia and around the world in addition to favorite internationally-inspired Princess dishes that our guests love. On board, communications are in both English and Mandarin. Experience a taste of Chinese culture as you sail.

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south east asia culture and lifestyle

Lifestyle & Culture

Behold the graceful art form of Thai dancing in Bangkok. Observe fishermen and their traditional sailing boats in Ujung Pandang’s Paotere Harbor. In Incheon, get a closer look at traditional Korean life with a visit to the Folk Village, an open-air museum that authentically recreates the best of everyday life in Korea. Learn Vietnamese cooking in Ho Chi Minh City.

Photo: Folkloric dancer in South Korea
James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay National Park

Natural Wonders & Landscapes

Witness sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald green water in Phuket's Phang-Nga Bay. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Ujung Pandang's spectacular Bantimurung National Park. Discover the cultural charms of Ubud, Bali's renowned center for art, music and dance.

Photo: James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay National Park
Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Unique Experiences

Travel like a local in a rickshaw, tuk-tuk, pedicab or sampan. Walk in the footsteps of royalty with a tour of Lombok's 18th century Mayura Water Palace, a beautiful floating pavilion once used by Bali’s princes as a court of law. The enchanting palace is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the island as it sits in the middle of an artificial lake surrounded by groves of trees. Browse Hong Kong's famed Stanley Market, one of the world's great bazaars. Explore Ho Chi Minh City, home of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of connecting underground passageways used by Viet Cong guerrillas during the Vietnam War.

Photo: Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Solo performer singing on stage

Onboard Enrichment

There’s a reason why Princess® is acclaimed as “Best Cruise Line for Enrichment” by Cruise International (UK). We create a completely immersive experience from the moment you step aboard. Throughout your cruise, you’ll have the chance to embrace the colors, flavors and traditions of your vacation destination with programs such as a Hong Kong variety show or Chinese Crosstalk Comedy. Our enrichment programs offer enlightening courses and regional offerings, like the opportunity to learn more with local experts with our Encounters with Discovery at Sea speaker series.

Photo: Solo performer singing on stage.

Landmarks & cultural masterpieces

unesco logo - Angkor Wat in Cambodia was constructed in the 12th century


Delve into the mythical beauty of Cambodia's Angkor Wat and discover the world's largest religious temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed between the 9th and 12th centuries, the site reveals intricately carved architecture, including the pink sandstone reliefs of the Banteay Srei Temple. Learn about Dutch colonialism with a visit to Ujung Pandang’s 230-year-old Fort Rotterdam, one of the best examples of Dutch architecture in Asia. For a bird’s-eye view of Kuala Lumpur, journey to the top of its sky-scraping Petronas Twin Towers.

Photo: Angkor Wat in Cambodia was constructed in the 12th century
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

Art & museums

Admire the prayer hall and gilded domes of the great Sultan Mosque, considered one of the most important and sacred mosques in Singapore. Behold the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and soak up China’s incredible 8,000-year history at the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

Photo: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand
unesco logo - Ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Bulguksa Temple, which means "Temple of the Buddha Land," is home to seven Korean national treasures built by King Pob-hung in the 8th century as a quiet place for his queen to pray. You can admire the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya – the former capital just miles from Bangkok, which boasts grand pagodas and palaces – just as ancient travelers once did.

Photo: Ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand


The terracotta warriors in Xian, China

Cruisetour vacations

Some of Asia's most fabled places lie further inland, which is why we're pleased to present our Land & Sea Vacations so you can pair your voyage with a land tour for the ultimate adventure. Enjoy visits to Xian, where you'll experience the famous Terra Cotta warriors, the Great Wall and Summer Palace, with its many pavilions and temples set amidst the natural landscape of green hills and open water.

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Photo: Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian, China

Let Princess get you there

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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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