Far East Cruises In Far Out Luxury

27 March 2017
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Cruising the Far East rightly evokes images of experiencing a variety of exotic locations that boast bustling metropolises full of colour like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. From the energy of the cities, sailing through Asian waters also holds promise of tropical paradises like Bali, Vietnam or Papua New Guinea – locations that are bound to excite the senses and relax the mind, body and soul.

Seek out the sights in Singapore. (Image courtesy of Getty)

Asian Cruises – Close to Home

Asian cruises cater to all – young or old, first-timer or seasoned mariner – there are routes to a huge list of stunning destinations that will be sure to make Asian cruising your preferred style of holiday. With its close proximity to Australia, itineraries range from a few days to a few weeks with the opportunity to depart or arrive in the local ports of Perth, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

New routes include cruises to Japan. (Image courtesy of Getty)

Dream Cruises launched in late 2016 as the first-ever Asian luxury cruise line. Based in home-ports of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, the cruise line aims to redefine vacation travel. Its first ship, the Genting Dream, debuted in November 2016 and received high acclaim for its fantastic blend of immersive in-destination experiences with on board luxury. Cruisers are spoilt for choice of accommodations, with over 70 per cent of staterooms offering private balconies with ocean views.  Take the trip of a lifetime and opt for the ultimate luxury cruise experience, in the Dream Palace, where guests receive a highly-personalised European Butler service and special privileges.

New Luxury Cruising

Beyond the elite luxury board experience there are plenty of offerings for a variety of cruisers that include a waterslide park, relaxing spa, kids club, and an onboard cinema.  Guests will enjoy discovering an eclectic array of over 35 restaurant and bar concepts for them to indulge in the finest Asian and international dining. With Dream Cruises, the heavenly onboard experiences are just the beginning because they have also introduced as part of their launch, some fantastic itineraries like the Hong Kong Weekend Getaway, and the Vietnam Reflections cruise, where guests can experience the best of places like the fabulous Hong Kong and neighbouring islands, or the stark and spectacular Hanoi Bay.

Indonesian still has untouched beauty - Raja Amat. (Image courtesy of Getty)

New Itineraries

Another exciting very new itinerary is through the islands of southern Japan on board the new Genting Dream. From 2 April 2017, guests can experience the scenic and cultural wonders of the land of the rising sun, all from the luxurious comfort of their own floating, luxury integrated resort at sea. Singapore will be the home-port for Genting Dream from the end of 2017. This location will open up new ports-of-call for guests to experience the very best of tropical and urban attractions, in premium style, and in exciting Asian destinations, like Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

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Halong Bay limestone cliffs, a once in a life-time experience. (Image courtesy of Getty)

If one destination isn’t enough, the proximity of places to see when cruising Asia enables itineraries that can have a bit of everything. From beach retreats and exclusive designer stores, to gourmet cuisine and offbeat cultural escapes – these are all options within the Dream Cruises’ itinerary selection.

Exotic scenery is up for grabs when cruising Japan. (Image courtesy of Getty)

So why not cruise this beautiful part of the world for 2 nights or for 2 weeks and return with new dreams to share. 

Featured image courtesy of Getty.

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Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.