Increasingly popular with cruise passengers and very well served by all of the major lines, Asia and the Indian Ocean offers a huge choice of unique destinations. From the sophistication of Singapore through to the melting pot of India, the traditions of Thailand and Indonesia and the sheer scale of China, you will never be short of great options – often incorporating hugely different cultural offerings and with increasingly fabulous on-shore options, this is a fascinating region to explore. Lying in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa, a visit to the paradise island nations of the Maldives and Seychelles is an absolute must, with their stunning white sands and deep blue seas.
A visit to the Far East is an experience for all the senses and it’s easy to understand why this destination is a mecca for many travellers. From Buddhist temples in Busan to exotic and otherworldly beaches such as Halong Bay in Thailand, there is an incredibly diverse landscape and range of points of interest which will be unforgettable for any visitor.
Cruisers can visit sprawling metropolises like Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo where there are points of interest around every corner from beautiful Japanese gardens and traditional temples to the Imperial Palace of the Emperor of Japan or Lantau Island which lies at the mouth of the Pearl River and is home to the 34 metre tall Tian Tan buddha as well as spectacular hiking routes
There are centuries of history to discover including impacts of wars, migration and colonisation which have shaped such colourful and vivid cultures and customs. World-class museums and art galleries reflect these changes and developments in fascinating ways, so you’ll have plenty of stories and wisdom to share on your return home.
One of the biggest experiences you’ll find in the Far East is the cuisine which is a smorgasbord of different flavours and textures. Sprawling seafood markets and floating markets are perfect for discovering local ingredients and sampling dishes like Tom Yum (spicy shrimp soup) in Bangkok or Har Gow a traditional Cantonese dumpling served in dim sum which is favoured in Hong Kong.
As a long-haul destination, we recommend adding pre or post cruise stays to your holiday so that you can make the most of your journey to Asia. Here at WOWCruise we offer a wide choice of Far East itineraries that we can enhance with land stays. Take a look at our offers below or get in touch on 0800 888 6787 if you have an idea in mind you’d like us to quote for.
The Indian Ocean offers some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic islands including Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Maldives and Madagascar. Dense jungles, picturesque white sand beaches, volcanic mountains and peaceful lagoons are part of the many awe-inspiring landscapes you have to look forward to.
If you’re seeking a holiday which offers adventure, relaxation and wildlife then the Indian Ocean is just what you’re looking for and it’s easy to see why this is a particularly popular destination for honeymoon cruises as here you’ll create memories together that will last a lifetime.
There are many mind blowing experiences to be had on a cruise here, however some of the highlights include exploring the Indian Oceans largest lagoon on Mayotte, seeing the lava tubes on Reunion Island, spotting rare black parrots in Vallee de Mai and heading off the beaten track to explore the jungles of Madagascar.
The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, is one of the main embarkation ports for an Indian Ocean cruise and it has a long history of being a main port on ancient east-west trade routes. In the city you can discover Buddhist temples, traditional Sri-Lankan cuisine and Viharamahadevi Park which sits next to the National Museum.
Here at WOWCruise we offer a wide choice of cruise holidays travelling to Central America with several different cruise lines including Princess, P&O, Fred Olsen and Celebrity Cruises so we can help you discover a holiday which is perfect for you. Take a look at our offers below or get in touch with any questions you have on 0800 888 6787.