Going on a cruise vacation has traditionally meant going to places such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Europe. While these destinations have their own appeal, why not explore something unique and unconventional this time? Asian cruises would be the best way to start, as you can travel to fascinating countries, marvel at the breathtaking natural attractions, and learn about the many interesting cultures. After all, it is the largest continent of all and is home to a wide range of ethnic groups, cultures, and languages.
Asian cruises usually have ports of call in Singapore, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia. Although not as popular as cruises to traditional destinations, Asian cruises have been gaining an increasing number of takers of late as these countries have something of interest for everyone—be it seniors, families, or couples. If you are still on the fence about going on a cruise to this exotic continent, here are 10 reasons that might convince you to go ahead and book your tickets:
1. Abundant Adventure
If you are planning on Asian cruises, you already know that you are interested in the offbeat. But Asia also packs a lot of thrill for adventure seekers with its lush green forests, islands, active volcanoes, and a host of water bodies. In addition, Asia is home to some of the highest mountains on earth, including Mount Everest. Be it trekking, motor biking, river cruising, or scuba diving—you will never run out of adventurous activities on Asian land.
2. Diverse Attractions
Asia is simply too vast a land to be predictable— be it the weather, the people, or landmarks. If you are traveling to Asian countries for the first time, you will be amazed at the sheer diversity in the land. You do not need a tour guide to take you a long way via commonly-seen landscapes to witness a landmark or attraction. In Asia, even a stroll in the neighborhood can be an enriching experience with the variance in religions, customs, languages, and captivating landscapes. Just venture out of your hotel or the ship, and you will be surprised at what you can find.
3. Value for Money
If you have been primarily traveling in Western countries, a trip to Asia will feel a lot cheaper. Once you take in the currency exchange value, everything including meals and accommodations, and travel is way cheaper than what they are in the more popular cruise destinations like the Caribbean or Europe. So you can have a more luxurious stay, eat out more often at nice restaurants, and explore the place any way you want—all for an amount that is well within your budget. No need to skip that activity or resist the urge to buy that souvenir any more—in Asia, you definitely get more for less.
4. Places of Historical Significance
There are 31 World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia alone. With a history that spans over 5,000 years, Asia is rich in places that are of historical importance. From the Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Great Wall of China, to Ho Chi Minh trail in Vietnam and the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu) in Tokyo—lovers of history will find exploring the numerous historical landmarks in this continent irresistible.
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