Destination:

Asia

Destination:

Asia

Discover the Beauty of Japan

Japan is a study in contrasts: tranquil retreats of profound beauty lay just outside cities where skyscrapers soar over stunning temples and shrines. Neon-bright architecture and pink cherry blossoms vie for attention amid the colorful Harajuku district and traditional kimonos. As the No. 1 North American cruise line in Japan with the “Best Asia Itineraries,”† you can be assured that Princess® will be your guide to the colors, cultures and flavors that define this exciting country.

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.

Activities

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.†

Food and 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.

Shore Excursions

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.

Cruises

Japan Cruises

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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Southeast Asia Cruises

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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Borneo Wildlife & Kuala Lumpur

Behold creatures great and small like orangutans and sun bears during your stay in Sandakan at the Borneo Nature Lodge. Explore Kuala Lumpur and see the Petronas Towers – Malaysia’s pride and joy. In the heart of the city, take photos at the Old Railway Station, one of the region’s most photographed landmarks.

Highlights of Japan

Embark on a magical voyage that leads you along the shores of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. Visit Nara’s impressive Todaiji Temple and the breathtaking Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Gaze out over the city from Tokyo’s Skytree Tembo Deck perched 1,148 feet. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Kyoto with stops at Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Nijo Castle.

Temples andTraditions of Japan

Delve into Japan’s rich heritage with an adventure that features a full day of sightseeing in Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city of Kanazawa and visit the Higashi Chaya (Geisha) district, or relax in a hot spring spa. In Tokyo, awe in wonder at the majestic splendor of Mount Fuji, the ancient Asakusa Sensoji temple, or take in the beautiful Meiji Jingu Shrine.

Ports

Beijing (Tianjin), China

Beijing is rightfully acclaimed as one of the world’s great cities for its mix of rich traditions and modern adaptations. Nowhere else can you experience the majesty of the Forbidden City, an enormous 250-acre compound of palaces, pavilions and courtyards, or journey to the Great Wall and stroll along a restored section of its battlements. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 600-year-old treasure is considered a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design.

Hong Kong, China

Take in the spectacle of one of the world’s great travel destinations at dusk from the seat of a vintage double-decker tram. Journey to Tai O, “Hong Kong’s Little Venice,” for a look at a fishing village built atop stilts. Pay homage to the extraordinary bronze Tian Tan Buddha statue at the Po Lin Monastery; at 111-feet high, it’s the world’s largest outdoor Buddha and draws visitors from all over the world.

Kobe, Japan

This prominent port may be famous for its succulent beef, but it’s also renowned as the gateway to the splendid sights of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Kobe was once considered the cradle of Japanese art and culture during the 8th century. Through Kobe, you can access Nara, home to the immense Todaiji Temple, which holds a bronze Buddha statue that is nearly 50 feet tall and weighs 500 tons!

Singapore

Relish the convenience of sailing roundtrip from one of the world’s great cities, where the primary language is English. These engaging voyages take you to some of the continent’s most exciting ports in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and more. Singapore’s mixed culture is a mesmerizing mix of Buddhist temples, British-inspired Victorian buildings, Arab souks and ultra-modern skyscrapers, and is easily accessible via Changi Airport, a well-connected airhub.

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan

There’s probably no other city on earth that embraces the future while honoring its beloved past the way Tokyo does. From its captivating architecture to its meticulously maintained gardens, shrines and temples, Tokyo never fails to delight and inspire. Here, you can learn the miraculous legend surrounding Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple; savor the perfect cup of tea during a traditional tea ceremony; or peer into steaming sulfur springs inside Japan’s famed Hakone National Park, home of Mount Fuji.