It is the final week of Plan a Cruise Month and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is shining a spotlight on cruise travel throughout Asia.
From diverse destinations to off-the-beaten-path adventures, CLIA is helping those with wanderlust navigate cruise travel options throughout Asia – the fastest growing cruise region in the world.
“Asia has seen the largest influx of cruise travellers over the past few years, and it isn’t difficult to see why – with Asia’s distinct cultural experiences and breathtaking destinations,” said CLIA president Cindy D’Aoust. “Cruise itineraries throughout Asia are captivating travellers ranging from those simply looking for an exotic, unique destination, to those wanting to fulfill a bucket-list vacation of a lifetime.”
- Highlights of cruising through Asia
Diverse Destinations: Travellers can visit popular sites and find secret treasures while cruising through Asia, including Isle of Pines; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore, Asia; and Mystery Island, Vanuatu.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures: Asia is home to a variety of unique experiences and activities for everyone from adventure-seekers to literature lovers. Included: Thai Cuisine; Malaysian Batik Making; One-on-One with Orangutans at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center; Overnight in Temples at Bagan; Sea Caves in Phuket.
CLIA travel tips when cruising Asia:
- Enlist an Asia Expert: Travellers can enlist the help of a cruise-certified travel agent specifically knowledgeable about Asia in order to create a tailored cruise vacation based on personal preferences, travel style, and must-dos.
- Keep the Culture: Asian culture and customs may differ greatly from what travellers are accustomed to at home. Cruisers can purchase guidebooks or download apps to familiarize themselves with what to do, and what not to do, visiting Asian destinations. Travel agents can also offer cultural tips as well.
- Dine Deliciously: Whether planning to hit the buffet or spend time in onboard cafes, travellers can ensure their dietary needs – be it gluten-free, vegan, or low carb – are met by discussing requirements upfront with a travel agent or ship staff.