Asia Cruises | Best Far East Cruise and Asia Cruise Deals | UK

Asia Cruises | Best Far East Cruise and Asia Cruise Deals | UK

Cruises in Asia

M408A

Singapore To Southampton, 36 Nights

  • 23 Mar 2024 - 28 Apr 2024
  • Singapore
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Mary 2

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Q412

Japan Circumnavigation, 10 Nights

  • 28 Mar 2024 - 07 Apr 2024
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo
  • Cunard
  • Queen Elizabeth

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Q415

Japan Circumnavigation, 9 Nights

  • 26 Apr 2024 - 05 May 2024
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo
  • Cunard
  • Queen Elizabeth

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Q416

Southern Japan, 9 Nights

  • 05 May 2024 - 14 May 2024
  • Tokyo
  • Tokyo
  • Cunard
  • Queen Elizabeth

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H503B

Maiden World Voyage, 111 Nights

  • 07 Jan 2025 - 29 Apr 2025
  • Hamburg
  • Hamburg
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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H504C

Maiden World Voyage, 107 Nights

  • 09 Jan 2025 - 27 Apr 2025
  • Southampton
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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H505B

New York To Southampton, 98 Nights

  • 18 Jan 2025 - 27 Apr 2025
  • New York
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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H506B

Grand Voyage, San Francisco To Southampton, 81 Nights

  • 04 Feb 2025 - 27 Apr 2025
  • San Francisco
  • Southampton
  • Cunard
  • Queen Anne

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Introducing the Wonders of Japan

Japan is a mesmerizing archipelago located in East Asia, known for its bustling cities, peaceful countryside, and centuries-old traditions. This culturally rich nation is home to more than 126 million people stretching across nearly 378,000 square kilometres of diverse topography – from snowy mountains to tropical beaches.

Cruisers are drawn to the charm of Japan's ancient temples, its picture-perfect landscapes, vibrant cityscapes, such as Tokyo and Osaka, and popular ports like Yokohama and Nagasaki. The allure is not just limited to sightseeing; from the moment you dock, you'll feel a wave of enchantment that only the Japanese culture can provide.

Top cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line sail to Japan. These cruise operators offer unmatched amenities, world-class service, and tailored itineraries highlighting the most scenic routes by the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Japan.

Average cruise pricing falls within £1,000 to £3,000, with the ideal cruising season stretching from April to November. The ‘Golden Route,’ covering Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka becomes particularly charming in April with the blooming of Cherry Blossoms.

Cruise Prune's Highlight: Fall in love with Japan's Cherry Blossom season, particularly in the country's historic capital, Kyoto. This natural spectacle transforms the city into a pink paradise, making it a must-see for any cruiser visiting in April.

Majestic Wonders & Marvelous Sights in Asia

For those booked on a delightful Asian cruise with Cruise Prune, there are an abundance of must-see attractions waiting to be discovered. Each destination, drenched in centuries of history, distinctive cultures, and breathtaking landscapes, invites cruise travellers to embark on an unforgettable journey.

The charm of Asia's attractions lies in the glorious mix of the ancient and the new, the serene and the vibrant. Every corner of Asia, from its cosmopolitan cities to its serene villages, unravels a unique story that captivates and enchants its visitors.

▪️ The Great Wall of China

Open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, the majestic Great Wall stretches over 13,000 miles. Don't miss this colossal wonder while docked in China, and feel free to take the cable car ride for an awe-inspiring view of this serpentine structure.

▪️ The Petronas Towers

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Petronas Towers are a sight to behold. They're open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and a skip-the-line tip: book your tickets online for smooth entry. The breathtaking view from the skybridge is simply unforgettable.

▪️ Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The largest religious monument in the world, open from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM, is a must-visit for any cruiser docking in Cambodia. Explore the incredible labyrinthine complex at dawn to capture an exquisite sunrise.

▪️ Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, with its ethereal beauty of towering limestone islands, is reachable by a short cruise from the mainland. Time your visit for either sunrise or sunset to witness the bay in all its magical splendor.

Cruise Prune's Pick: Often under the tourist radar, the tranquil charm of the ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam is our top pick. Immerse yourselves in the warm glow of hundreds of lanterns lighting up the town every evening, while appreciating its well-preserved architecture that tells a compelling story of the town's past foreign influences. Perfect for cruise walkers!

Savor the Magic of Asia in a Single Day: Unforgettable Cruise Itineraries

Cruise Prune's specially designed one-day itineraries give passengers a tantalizing taste of the local spirit of {destination}. Our itineraries are not just lists of popular sites; they're carefully curated experiences that highlight the region's personality. Convenient and tailor-made, they demystify the exploration of the continent. These perfectly planned day trips allow you to immerse yourself, hassle-free, in the unique charm, customs, and flavors of the locale from the comfort of your cruise holiday.

Family 🧡

Begin your day in Asia with a trip to a child-friendly museum or an interactive science center before diving into a local pastry workshop for some hands-on family fun. Post-lunch, amble through a charming animal park followed by a relaxing beach-side ice cream treat. End your day at a kid-approved bistro.

Active 🎒

Let adrenaline be your guide in Asia. Start with a rejuvenating morning hike followed by a quick plunge in a hidden waterfall. After a hearty local lunch, spend your afternoon sea-kayaking or zip-lining. Finish your day at a rustic campfire eatery known for its exotic BBQ grilled delicacies.

History 🏦

Step into the past of Asia with a guided tour of its oldest quarters. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of local monuments, sip history-steeped tea at a centuries-old cafe, and taste tradition in time-honored lunch recipes. An afternoon museum visit and a culturally themed dinner round off an immersive historical journey.

⭐Cruise Prune's Pick: We give our seal of approval to the "Active 🎒" itinerary. Asia's natural beauty comes to life in the great outdoors, and this thrill-filled itinerary does justice to its awe-inspiring terrain. Whichever itinerary you choose, your trip in Asia will be unforgettable.

A Taste of Asia: Unique Flavors and Delights

Voyagers aboard a Cruise Prune journey to {destination} are in for a flavourful treat. {Destination} is known for its delicious local fare, an enchanting blend of traditional recipes intertwined with fresh, local ingredients. As a holidaymaker sailing into the luscious culinary landscape of {destination}, loosen your taste belts for a unique gastronomic journey.

Asia's national dish, a heartwarming staple, is a perfect embodiment of the country's food ethos: wholesome, comforting, and flavorful. Devouring this dish alone is worth the cruise. Besides, be ready to savor an exotic mixture of dishes, each holding a distinct flavor of {destination}, that makes every bite a delightful revelation for your taste buds.

🥑Cruise Prune's Food Pick:

  • Food 1:Famous in Japan, Sushi is a mouthwatering blend of vinegared rice typically accompanied by fresh fish, seafood, or vegetables. Wrapped in seaweed and served with a side of soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger, sushi is a delight to the palate. A must-try for cruise holidaymakers.
  • Food 2: Unique to the locals of Thailand, Pad Thai is a feast for the senses made out of flat rice noodles, stir-fried with tofu or chicken, bean sprouts, peanuts, and egg, all tossed in a tangy-sweet tamarind sauce. Its spice level can sometimes be adjusted to suit your preferences.
  • Food 3: Nothing speaks of China's culinary culture better than Peking Duck, a rich combination of succulent roasted duck, served with crispy skin, and pancakes. Paired with spring onion, cucumbers, and plum sauce, this indulgent dish absolutely shouldn't be missed.

When it comes to libations, Asia doesn't disappoint either! Renowned for their alcoholic beverages like Japan's comforting Sake (rice wine), Korea's vibrant Soju and China's potent Baijiu, the region offers a variety of choices. Whether you favour traditional drinks or the more adventurous and colourful cocktails, such as the Singapore Sling, the beverage scene is a journey of discovery in itself. Highlighting the evening sky and the charming ocean waves, these local drinks would perfectly complement your meal.

Cruise Prune's Pick: We absolutely recommend trying the national dish of Vietnam, Pho. This Vietnamese soup dish, steeped in traditional methods and subtly nuanced flavours, offers you a taste of the genuine local culture. With ingredients including flat rice noodles, herbs, and meat, typically beef or chicken, it's simmered in a savoury bone broth that has been carefully cooked for hours. Its distinct flavours, which include star anise, ginger, and cinnamon, resonate with every bite, making it a culinary experience not to be missed.

The Rich Tapestry of Culture in Tokyo, Japan

As your cruise liner approaches the vibrant city of Tokyo, prepare to immerse yourself in a delightful blend of culture that is both timeless and futuristic. This bustling capital of Japan is a tantalizing showcase of juxtaposed contrasts, where the serene temples and verdant gardens make peace with high-speed bullet trains and state-of-the-art skyscrapers.

Cobbled alleyways resounding with traditional folk music lead you into the heart of the Tokyoite lifestyle, whileold teahouses sit comfortably alongside revolutionary technology hubs. The Japanese might lean on their traditions, but they never shy away from the future.

Now, allow me to introduce you to Tokyo's 'Culture Snapshot', a curation of distinctive cultural elements that paint a vivid picture of this mesmerizing city.

🏮 Traditional Tea Ceremony

Traverse the depths of Tokyoite culture through its revered tea ceremonies. Originating in the centuries-old Zen practice, these ceremonies are a sublime blend of precision, mindfulness, and aesthetics, offering locals and visitors alike a moment of tranquility amidst the fast-paced city life.

🎎 Hanami ('Cherry Blossom Viewing')

In early spring, Tokyo bursts into a radiant spectacle of cherry blossoms. Hanami, a symbol of life’s ephemeral beauty, evokes joy and camaraderie as people gather beneath these blooming trees, enjoying sake, songs, and the tantalizing Sakura-mochi treats.

🎑 Sumo Tournaments

Sumo, an ancient form of wrestling, holds a significant place in the hearts of Tokyoites. Witness the sheer power of the Rikishis (sumo wrestlers) in the traditional dohyō ring as they enthrall you with their hefty physique and sturdy maneuvers, accompanied by the dramatic Kiyome-no-shiki ceremony.

For cruisers seeking immersive cultural experiences, the city has myriad offerings. Don a kimono, ignite your senses with Sanshin (a traditional musical instrument) lessons, or learn the art of Ikebana (flower arrangement), all while experiencing Tokyo's warm hospitality.

Steering towards the finale of your cultural journey through Tokyo.

Cruise Prune's Culture Highlight: Tokyo's enchanting Gion Matsuri festival, a month-long celebration involving intricate processions, musical performances, and vibrant Yama and Hoko floats, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. As Cruise Prune guests, you have the unique opportunity of joining in the festivities and appreciating the city's dynamic culture, making your cruise voyage truly one-of-a-kind.

Savor the Tokyo Flavor: Local Delicacies

As your cruise ship sails into Tokyo, prepare your palate for an exciting odyssey. Tokyo, being the city holding the world record for the most Michelin-star restaurants, takes its food seriously. From humble street-food carts to lavish vibrant stalls in Tsukiji Market, Tokyo's culinary landscape is as diverse as its skyline.

In particular, do not miss out on Tokyo's sushi, impeccably prepared with freshest catches. Yakitori (grilled skewers) and tempura also add to Tokyo's gastronomic buffet, each bite making a memento that ties you closer to Tokyo's culinary heritage.

🍣Cruise Prune's Food Pick:

  • Ramen: Dine as the Tokyoites do - enjoy a bowl of Ramen! This beloved noodle soup, rich with fragrant broth and various ingredients (pork, green onions, and more), is an emblem of Tokyo's culinary landscape.
  • Sushi: Crafted with precision by sushi masters and freshest of seas, this iconic dish of vinegared rice topped with seafood is a Tokyo must-have.
  • Takoyaki: Taste Tokyo's vibrant street food scene with Takoyaki, a crispy deep-fried octopus ball glazed with tangy sauce and garnished with bonito flakes and seaweed.

While exploring Tokyo's food extravaganza, don't forget to toast with Sake ('rice wine') or Shōchū, a distilled spirit. The tradition of 'Kanpai!' (cheers) with an Izakaya (Japanese pub) as your backdrop is a quintessential Tokyo experience, and the perfect way to end a food-tasting tour on your cruisetrip.

Navigating Niftily in Asia: A Cruise Goer's Manual

A cruise to the mystic lands of Asia can be incredibly exciting. For the discerning cruise-goer, practical advice can not only enrich the overall holiday experience but also ensure peace of mind while exploring different stops. Understanding the local nuances of your destination can save time, avoid unnecessary complications and allow for a more immersive adventure.

Presenting our 'Survival Kit for Cruisers', a collective of invaluable tips to guide you through local currency use, safety protocols, transport options, and cultural etiquette. This handy toolkit will transform your cruising experience into a seamless voyage.

Each tip, illustrated in the neat, compact format of our Cruise Prune styled card layout, is designed to neatly fit into your travel assimilation process:

💡 Navigating Currency

Local currency is king in most parts of Asia. Most vendors prefer cash transactions, so keeping a modest amount handy is practical. Consider splitting your cash among various personal items for safety. Don't forget to check currency exchange counters at the terminal before disembarking.

💡 Safety First

While Asia is generally safe for tourists, it's best to stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas. Travel insurance is recommended for cruise-goers. Avoid dark, deserted places at night, keep your belongings close and always travel in groups when possible.

💡 Accessible Transport

Navigating through the cities in Asia is a breeze with numerous public transport options. From affordable cabs and tuk-tuks to buses and trains, you'll have a myriad of modes to explore. Just remember to have the addresses of your destinations written in the local language to show drivers and locals.

💡 Social Etiquette

Each Asian culture has its unique etiquette. A general tip: be respectful, refrain from public displays of affection, dress modestly at religious sites, and seek permission before snapping photos of locals. Your sensitivity to these nuances will be appreciated by the residents.

With every new trip comes new experiences. But seasoned cruisers who abide by Cruise Prune's practical tips significantly streamline their voyage. As you prepare to embark on your cruise journey in Asia, remember our words:

Cruise Prune's Golden Rule: Make a conscious effort to learn a few common phrases in the native language of your destination. A simple 'Thank You', 'Please', or 'Hello' can go a long way in establishing friendly relations with locals, making your cruise experience more rewarding.

Sailing Responsibly: Your Guide to Mindful Travel in Asia

Welcome to the enchanting lands of Asia! Cruising is all about adventures, relaxation, cuisines, cultures, and creating unforgettable moments. Given the magic of your voyage, it's essential to travel with a dash of responsibility. As cruisers, the joy you cultivate on these mesmerising trips garners lifetime memories and matters deeply to the communities and ecosystems you visit.

Embrace eco-friendly practices while wandering through Asia's breathtaking landscapes. Reducing plastic use is key - consider reusable water bottles, which also come handy in Asia's tropical climate. Respect wildlife by refraining from feeding or touching them, conserving the biodiversity. A simple step like turning off lights when leaving your cruise cabin contributes to energy conservation, crucial in our collective journey towards sustainability.

Supporting local businesses is an incredible way to experience Asia intimately. Enjoy authentic street food, buy handcrafted souvenirs, or choose local tour guides for your excursions. It's not just about the economy; your engagement will offer a wealth of knowledge about Asian heritage and craft richer, more authentic experiences.

Let's unlock the 'Responsible Travel in Asia' secrets! I've packed three vital tips to help you tread safely and gently through your Asian cruise adventure.

✅ Embrace Local Norms and Customs

Every Asian society has its customs and traditions. Observing and respecting these helps you blend and ensures congeniality. Dress modestly while visiting sacred places, understand the do's and don'ts in each location, and stay courteous to everyone you meet - a process richly rewarding!

✅ Stay Vigilant of Your Belongings

Take care of your personal belongings in crowded places. Store valuables safely in your cabin during shore excursions. It's about being mindful of your surroundings and taking preventative measures, which ensures a hassle-free and enjoyable cruise experience.

✅ Stick to Designated Paths

Wandering off trails can be dangerous and may have severe consequences, such as impacting local wildlife habitats. By sticking to marked tracks, you respect the environment while also ensuring your safety, making your cruise journey a truly enriching experience.

Being a conscious cruiser will uplift your travel experience. Your sustainable choices and the wake of positivity spreading behind you gives a new meaning to cruising. So, step aboard with a mindful heart, leave nothing but memories and impact Asian communities positively!

Cruise Prune's Must-Know Tip: Be a conscious consumer! While shopping souvenirs, opt for local products made from sustainable materials. You'll be contributing to local economies and promoting ethical craftsmanship.

Anchoring in Asia's Gems: The Port Experience

Embarking to Asia's breathtaking destinations, our local ports play an inspiring prologue to your immersive journey. They are not simply points of embarkation but gateways that unravel the enchanting allure of each Asian adventure.

Abreast with modern facilities, our closest port is the epitome of convenience and luxury. From streamlined docking procedures to diverse dining options and duty-free shopping corners, there's a touch of comfort and exhilaration even before setting foot ashore. Furthermore, the port's architectural brilliance festooned with local elements offers a captivating welcome to your chosen Asian destination.

Beyond the ship, an array of shore excursions unveil Asia in all its glory. Engage in water sports, walk through bustling local markets, or participate in skillfully guided craft workshops. New experiences, vivacious sights, intriguing sounds, and pervasive local charm await at every turn.

The inviting public spaces around the port extend your exploration. Coastal walkways, local cuisine markets, pristine beaches and serene parks provide an opportunity for you to delve deeper into the living tapestry that makes every Asian destination distinct.

'Port Hotspots' introduce you to the unique attractions near each port - sacred temples, traditional workshops, historic landmarks, and bio-diverse attractions. Accessible, poignant, and iconic, these hotspots are microcosms of the destination's broader cultural, historical, and natural ethos.

In conjunction with convenience, an extensive array of amenities grace our nearest port. The terminal is home to world-class facilities, from boutique duty-free shops, diverse dining options, to Wi-Fi hotspots. Plus, the distinctive architectural theme echoing local culture and tradition offers cruisers a taste of Asia's rich heritage.

Our local ports are not just stepping stones to your final destination, but experiences in their own right, setting the tone for your wholesome Asian adventure. The delight of cruising begins the moment you dock, creating cherished memories while still aboard the ship.

Cruise Prune's Travel Wisdom: Be mindful of your environmental footprint. Cultivate respect for local customs, immerse in the culture and lend a hand to local businesses. Responsible cruising enhances your journey and preserves Asia's colorful tapestry for generations to come.

Essential Cruise Queries about Asia's Exotic Escapades

Fear not, dear Cruisers! We've gathered your most pressing questions about your upcoming stellar adventure across Asia's magical lands. From the curious wonderment about local customs to the practicalities of getting around, we've got you covered.

Ready yourself for a bundle of knowledge below! Tap on each accordion item for a vibrant collection of FAQs.

A great question! Asia's vast expanse ensures an array of climates, making it a year-round cruise destination. Equatorial regions like Indonesia and the Philippines are warm year-round, while more northern destinations have distinct seasons. Always pack a raincoat, as monsoon rains can appear, delivering life to these lush landscapes.

Glad you asked! Most Asian ports accommodate for all levels of mobility. More remote locales may be somewhat challenging, but Cruise Prune provides support for these adventures. For peace of mind, and the best travel memories, we liaise with trusted local operators to ensure your comfort and safety at every step of your enchanting journey.

Excellent curiosity - it is the treasure-seeker's spirit! Asia is teeming with lesser-known wonders. Vietnam offers breathtaking trekking routes scattered with rustic villages, while the underwater statues of Bali's sea gardens mesmerize divers. During pre-cruise talks, our experts share secrets of each locale to ensure you don't miss out on these hidden marvels.

Most certainly! Language and local transport are precious parts of the journey. Most Asian countries have English-speaking locales within urban centers and tourist hotspots. Navigating each city is usually straightforward and affordable, with taxis, trams, and tuk-tuks. And remember, a warm smile is the universal language that unites us all!

Unraveling the Enchantment of Asia

As the curtain falls on this exhilarating journey into the heart of Asia, it is clear that the allure of this extraordinary destination is indefatigable. Pulsating with life, brimming with mesmerizing diversity, and shrouded in a magical veil of ancient traditions and futuristic dynamism, an Asia cruise is a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences. With the wind in your sails, the effervescent spirit of Asia becomes profoundly intimate and personal aboard a Cruise Prune voyage.

The appeal of Asia is as expansive as her mighty landscape. The stunning natural beauty weaves a tapestry of soaring mountains, verdant jungles, serene rice fields, and pristine beaches. Yet, nature is only the opening act in the grand theater of Asia. Dive deeper, and the entrancing narratives of history, culture, and tradition wash over you. Asia’s rich tapestry is replete not only with millenniums-old civilizations and world-class amenities but brimming with immersive experiences and the heartfelt hospitality of her people.

It is worth highlighting that Asia is increasingly recognized for her gourmet excellence. The high accolades received at the coveted Michelin Star Awards testify to a culinary feast awaiting all food-loving cruisers, based on centuries-old recipes and pioneering chef innovation. Asia’s multifaceted identity unravels through the mesmerizing hues, piquant flavors, ethereal aromas, and satisfying textures of her culinary repertoire.

And why not, venture onto uncharted paths, guided by your heart’s compass? Cruise Prune beckons you to create a canvas of memories on your Asia cruise, tinted with your unique shades of joy, curiosity, excitement, and wonder. Embrace the spirit of modern-day adventurers. Indeed, chart your voyage in Asia, and see why so many have sailed before and are seduced to return.

🌟Cruise Prune's Touch of Asian Magic: Becoming entranced by the mesmeric play of light and shadow of Asia's iconic puppetry, a tradition steeped in history and myth, promises to recast your understanding of storytelling. An Asian cruise will whisper stories, ancient, untold, and as grand as the continent itself.