Your Ultimate Guide on Cruising in Asia

Are you toying with the idea of cruising in Asia? Well, if so, that you are on your way to one of the most remarkable cruising destinations in the world that make for an unforgettable vacation. After all, Asia, one of the most ancient civilizations of the world, boasts of wide and varied cultures and histories. The enchanted continent’ with exotic landscapes and mesmerizing temples has bewildered visitors for ages.

Some of the most sought after are Ponant cruises in Asia that take you on a memorable journey to those tranquil landscapes. You can snorkel in the Phi Phi Islands and discover the tropical paradise in Thailand or hit the streets of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur. Head from one exotic port to another as you discover expedition cruises in Asia and some intriguing destinations such as China, Japan and South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, and Hong Kong

The right to cruise in Asia

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Although Asia is a vast continent, most of its countries carry a wet and dry season. Late spring and summer months are preferred when there are fewer rains. However, temperatures can be warm and humid. Most river itineraries are planned in the month of October. Avoid the months from July through September because of the typhoon season. The best months to enjoy those cruises are at the start of autumn or at the end of spring when the temperatures are cooler.

Different cruise lines in Asia

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There is a wide range of river and ocean cruise lines that cater to Asia. Ponant cruises are the most preferred because of their exceptional itineraries that cover Asia and offer a cutting-edge cruise experience. There are also Asian-based companies that cater to Asian passengers and offer cruises on local ships. However, Ponant is a revolutionary mane when it comes to cruising in Asia and the French cruise company boasts of several cruise ships with ground-breaking modern luxury.

Asian cruises- What to enjoy

 Explore the vast and varied continent on your Asian cruise as it is a vibrant destination that offers world-class entertainment and an unparalleled adventure.  Your cruise can cover important countries and destinations like Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, and more. Explore Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia or visit the Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It would be a mistake to miss out on the temples of Myanmar and Taiwan on an Asian cruise. Asia shore excursions lead to those endless natural wonders and offer a real look at local culture.

When on an Asian cruise on famous cruise lines like Ponant, you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy delicious regional dishes and local delicacies such as the fine Japanese whiskeys or authentic Chinese noodles. You will love the freshness that goes into every dish made from the regionally sourced ingredients. Look forward to personalized services onboard and a gastronomic cuisine within a relaxed atmosphere.

Before you take the cruise to Asia

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Make sure that you have all the documents and require visas to those countries in Asia. There some countries that would need a visa, so make sure you have all the essential documents ready. As certain parts of Asia advise malaria precautions, it is best to carry essential vaccinations and medications. Pack lightweight fabrics and carry mosquito repellents and bug sprays. When you visit those famous temples of Asia like in Thailand and Bali, make sure that you cover your knees and shoulders. It would be useful if you learn a few handy phrases in the local language so that you find it easy to mingle with the locals and feel part of their culture. Look for spots where the locals crowd for local dishes, as this is where you can enjoy the most authentic dishes.

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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