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Southeast Asia Cruises and Cruises to the Far East

Southeast Asia and the Far East are popular cruise destinations because of their exotic cultures, interesting sites, and fascinating ports of call. Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong are all exciting cruise destinations.
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South and East Asia Cruise Maps
South and East Asia Cruise Maps - South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Country Maps

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Tour
Pictures from a tour of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), including the History Museum, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon River, Cholon Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, Reunification Palace, and a lacquer box factory

Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam - Crystal Symphony Shore Excursion
Description of a Crystal Symphony shore excursion and photos from the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City,. Vietnam, which was formerly called Saigon.

Saigon - Street Scenes from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Photos of Saigon people and street scenes. Saigaon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 1975 after North Vietnam took over South Vietnam.

Da Nang, Vietnam - Day Trip to Da Nang from the Crystal Symphony
A day in Da Nang, Vietnam from the Crystal Symphony that included a visit to the Cham Museum, an embroidery workshop, the local Da Nang (also spelled Danang) market, the Marble Mountains, and China Beach

Vietnam Countryside near Chan May, Vietnam
Photos of the Vietnamese countryside between Chan May and Da Nang, Vietnam, including photos of the lagoon at Lang Co

Mekong River Cruises
Information on Mekong River cruise tour options, including those with AmaWaterways, Avalon Waerways, Pandaw Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises

Bangkok - Southeast Asia Crystal Symphony Cruise Journal
Cruise travel journal from two days spent in Bangkok and Pattaya Beach, Thailand, while on an exotic Asia cruise on the Crystal Symphony cruise ship

Singapore - Travel Journal from Three Days in Singapore
Cruise travel journal from three days spent exploring Singapore following a southeast Asia cruise on the Crystal Symphony cruise ship

Southeast Asia Cruise on the Crystal Symphony
Cruise travel log of a 12-day southeast exotic Asia cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore on the luxury mid-sized cruise ship the Crystal Symphony.

Iwo Jima, Japan - Site of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima
Photos of Iwo Jima, Japan taken on a Seven Seas Voyager cruise from Sydney to Shanghai. The Seven Seas Voyager commemorated the battle of Iwo Jima with an onboard ceremony.

Kyoto, Japan Photo Gallery
Photos of three major tourist sites in Kyoto, Japan - Nijo-jo Castle, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and the Kiyomizu Temple

Things to Do With Three Days in Beijing, China
Marvelous sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and Tiananmen Square are all found in or near Beijing. Since Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Olympics, the next few years are a good time to visit Beijing.

Osaka, Japan - Modern Japanese City Rebuilt After World War II
Photos of Osaka, Japan including pictures of Osaka Castle and the Shitennoji Buddhist Temple

Kagoshima, Japan - Home of Mount Sakurajima
Photos from Kagoshima, Japan, which is home to Mount Sakurajima, a large active volcano and Sengan-en, the summer home of the Shimadzu clan

Nagasaki, Japan - Cruise Ship Port of Call - Pictures from Nagasaki
Nagasaki, Japan is the site of the second atomic bomb blast in 1945, and it is also a beautiful Japanese city that is often compared to San Francisco.

Japan Cruise Photo Album
The island nation of Japan is a wonderful cruise destination. The country is exotic, the people are friendly, and the sites are spectacular. Here are some cruise photos I made while on a cruise on the Silversea Silver Shadow in Japan.

Saipan - Northern Marianas Islands of the Pacific
Photos of Saipan taken on a day ashore from the Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship, which was in Saipan for a day while enroute from Sydney to Shanghai

Madang, Papua New Guinea
Photos from a day ashore in Madang, Papua New Guinea, which included a visit to the BilBil village and snorkeling at Pig Island

Silversea Silver Shadow Far East Cruise
Five-page article on cruise from Shanghai up the Yangtze River to Nanjing on the ultra luxury cruise ship the Silversea Silver Shadow. Information on the ship and the Chinese ports of call.

About.com Southeast Asia Travel
The About.com Southeast Asia for Visitors site has lots of useful information for those traveling to or cruising in SE Asia.

About.com Thailand Travel
The About.com guide to Thailand travel provides in-depth information on visiting the beautiful country of Thailand.

About.com Japan Travel
The About.com Guide to Japan Travel provides in-depth information on travel to Japan.

Cruising Japan on the Silversea Silver Shadow
A cruise to the Far East might include ports of call in the fascinating island nation of Japan. We visited Nagasaki and Shimonoseki, and found both to be interesting and thought-provoking.

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