From the lush rainforests of Borneo to the neon lights of Tokyo’s skyscrapers, the port cities of the Far East are full of adventure and intrigue. For centuries, even the most experienced cruisers have been drawn to Asia- and, by booking a Silversea Cruise today, that experience can be yours. A continent rich in diversity and juxtaposition, Asia is as serene as it is exciting, traditional as it is modern, and has something to offer for just about everyone. With Silversea’s fleet of Asian cruises, guests can explore the exotic cultures and breathtaking scenery of Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and more.
On a Silversea Asian cruise, cruisers will visit some of the most exotic and captivating locations in the world, without having to worry about picking and choosing only a handful of destinations. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the steaming geysers and volcanoes of the Kamchatka Peninsula, enjoy exotic cuisine and culture in the Ho Chi Minh City, and wander through the fragrant bazaars in Singapore- all in one convenient cruise package.
Silversea Discoverer, Whisper, & Shadow
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Silversea Cruise will take you on board the Discoverer, Whisper, or Shadow. Due to its small size, the Silversea Silver Discoverer is the perfect platform for viewing the untamed landscapes of Asia- her shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, so cruisers can experience the natural beauty of the country up-close. The Silversea Silver Whisper takes Silversea’s award-winning concept of all-suite luxury to the next level with a cosmopolitan ambiance and a variety of special amenities, including boutique shopping and full-scale productions. Finally, the Silversea Silver Shadow offers the luxuries of a private yacht, the amenities of a country club, and the fine services of an exclusive hotel in one convenient package.
Things to Do in Asia
From tall mountains to white sand beaches, the Asian landscape is perfect for those who love the great outdoors. If you prefer to connect with nature while on a cruise, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Butterfly Farm in Penang, Malaysia. Here, you’ll come into contact with over 120 species of butterflies before heading to the Tropical Spice Garden, which hosts 500 species of local plants, herbs, and spices. If you find yourself needing some R&R, an elephant ride and temple visit in Ko Samui, Thailand is sure to delight. After you ride, you’ll enjoy a show where elephants perform tricks before heading to the Big Buddha Temple and Chaweng Beach.
If you’re interested in Asian culture and history, there are plenty shore excursions for you to choose from on a Silversea Asian cruise. The Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, for example, will give you the Vietnamese perspective of the Vietnam War. After traveling through beautiful rice paddies and quaint villages, you’ll arrive at a network of underground tunnels. Here, you’ll have a chance to enter one and feel what it was like to travel through them. From the pagodas in Myanmar’s capital to a trishaw experience in Singapore, there’s something for everyone on a Silversea Asian cruise.
Asian Cruise Tips
Due to its sheer size and varying weather conditions, picking the best time to cruise the Asian Pacific can be complicated. Regardless of the time of year, pack a thick sweater and long pants for the coastal cities, where temperatures will be considerably colder. Ports closer to the equator, on the other hand, are almost always humid with the chance of showers in the afternoon. While most cruise schedules avoid the hottest, stickiest months, it’s never a bad idea to come prepared with an umbrella and other weather-appropriate clothing.
Although violent crime against tourists is unusual, pickpockets are known to roam the more crowded, tourist-heavy streets in many Asian cities. Dealing with traffic can also be daunting to pedestrians. When traveling in a group, stay close together, and step out onto the street only when traffic is minimal. Walk at a slow, steady pace and follow locals as they cross the street until you get the hang of it. Be cautious, respectful, and friendly, and you’re sure to enjoy your time in the Far East.