Five of the best luxury cruises in Asia
If asked to describe Asia in one word, you would find yourself clutching at thin air – Asia weaves an intricate and remarkable tapestry that is simply indescribable – perhaps it is simply that delving into a destination so vastly different to our own is an all-consuming, awe-inspiring experience.
When journeying to such a sublime destination, it is best to do so in the lap of luxury. Fran Hayden, Marketing Assistant at ROL Cruise, looks at the luxury cruises on offer that will take you to the very best destinations in Asia.
Scenic’s Luxury Mekong – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
Scenic are a river cruise line that will surpass all your expectations. As a 5★-luxury line, they go above and beyond to ensure that all your needs are met: from your luggage unpacked by a personal butler, to a choice of gourmet cuisine and level of personalised service that will delight. Scenic Spirit is akin to a floating hotel and there is no better way to see the gems that the Mekong has to offer than this. On this voyage, you will visit the ‘Gateway to the Ancient World’, Siem Reap; arrive in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh and experience high-octane Ho Chi Minh City. You can experience destinations that absolutely pulse with energy, safe in the knowledge that you can retire to your opulent suite at the end of the day.
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The Timeless Wonders of Vietnam with Pandaw Expedition River Cruises
There are few experiences that are more authentic than a river cruise through Vietnamese and Cambodian waters, and this Pandaw itinerary is simply flawless. Pandaw Expedition River Cruises pride themselves on transiting waters that are often difficult to navigate, but they manage to do it – and they do it in seamless style. Each of the Pandaw ships are hand-crafted in brass and teak and their staterooms are the most celebrated feature on the ships – combining colonial-era character with exceptional comfort. So, whilst you experience ancient and modern destinations such as culturally diverse Chau Doc and beautifully situated hilltop pagoda, Wat Hanchey, your Pandaw ship will be ready and waiting to glide across the waters of the Mekong River and onwards to the Asian adventure of your dreams.
Discover the Timeless Wonders of Vietnam here.
Hong Kong to Singapore in Ultra-Luxury
In the beautiful urban spectacle of Hong Kong, you will embark your ultra-luxury Silversea ship. From here, you will; voyage, to the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Manila and onwards to Kota Kinabalu – a hidden gem packed with ancient monuments worth exploring – before arriving in the ultimate Asian metropolis, Singapore. Your ship, Silver Shadow will introduce you to the next generation of Silversea cruising, encapsulating Silversea’s award-winning, all-suite luxury. As you voyage the seas of Asia, you can take advantage of spacious suites, butler service, fine dining and sumptuous amenities. Infinite possibilities exist with a Silversea voyage, and when combined with an exceptional Asian voyage, your desire for an exotic, ultra-luxury cruise will be met.
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AmaWaterways Riches of the Mekong
Award-winning AmaWaterways are at the pinnacle of luxury river cruising, not only providing you with a link to unforgettable destinations, but also presenting their guests with some of the finest cuisine and service on the world’s rivers. The thoughtfully chosen Riches of the Mekong itinerary, showcases some of the best destinations that border the mighty Mekong. On a voyage that provides no shortage of original experiences your stops in Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau and Sa Dec will prove no less astounding. Your AmaWaterways stateroom is artfully crafted to a luxury standard and is complete with innovative design. Stepping aboard is almost like entering a luxurious floating hotel and with a choice of two private balconies, you can take flawless panoramic views with you everywhere that you go.
Discover the Riches of the Mekong, here.
The 6★ Gems of East Asia – Featuring the Eastern & Oriental Express
When embarking on a unique journey to Asia, sometimes it’s better to go all out and make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. As masters of the art of luxury train travel, the Eastern & Oriental Express is as grand and opulent as you’d expect – enjoy panoramic views from the teakwood Observation Car; dine on exceptional cuisine and relax in your Japanese-built carriage, evocative of a bygone Colonial-era. As you journey along the railway, you will encounter some humbling and unforgettable destinations such as the River Kwai and Kuala Kangsar. Picturesque landscapes, poignant lifestyles and effervescent locals will be the cherry on top of your exclusive rail experience. But that’s not all – combine this lavishness with a 6★ voyage to South East Asia from Seabourn, and you can guarantee that you will holiday in the lap of luxury. Seabourn are proud of their 6★ status and it is more than deserved: award-winning personalised service, complimentary fine dining, spacious all-suite accommodation and exquisite décor make this cruise experience affluent, extravagant and above all, unforgettable.
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