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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.

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

South and East Asia Cruise Maps
South and East Asia Cruise Maps - South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Country Maps

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.

Hong Kong Travel Journal
Hong Kong travel journal with things to do and see with three days in Hong Kong including taking the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, touring the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong on foot, riding the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor, shopping in the souvenir shops in central Hong Kong, and riding the mid-level escalators.

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

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.

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.

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

Hong Kong - Three Days in Hong Kong
Hong Kong photo gallery of 45 photos taken on a three day pre-cruise tour of Hong Kong

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.

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.

Beijing, China's Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Pictorial tour of Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public square and the nearby Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Beijing Summer Palace Tour and Pictures
Pictorial tour of the Imperial Summer Palace in Beijing, China.

Shanghai, China - Far East Port of Call
Overview of Shanghai, China and things to do if you have a few days to tour Shanghai.

The Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs - A Day Trip from Beijing
Pictorial tour of the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs near Beijing.

Shanghai, China - Far East Port of Call
Overview of Shanghai, China and things to do if you have a few days to tour Shanghai.

China Cruise Pictures
Pictures from a cruise tour to China that included stops in Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi, and ports along the Yangtze River.

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

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.

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.

Viking River Cruises' Century Star - Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Join me on the Viking Century Star as we cruise the Yangtze River in China. Our cruisetour was all I expected and more. This five-page mega feature focuses on the cruise portion of our tour from Chongqing to the Three Gorges Dam.

Viking River Cruises' Cruise Tours on the Yangtze River in China
Overview of Viking River Cruises' Yangtze River sailings in China. The cruise line offers cruisetours that include China stopovers in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xian. Other cruise tours add-on Tibet or Thailand to the Yangtze River cruise.

Yangtze River Cruise Pictures
Photos from China made on a 17-day Trafalgar Tour that included a Yangtze River cruise to the Three Gorges on the Victoria Cruise's Victoria Rose river cruise ship. Tour also included stops at Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai.

Viking Century Star - China Yangtze River Cruise - Index to Pictures
Index to 43 Yangtze River cruise pictures from the Viking Century Star river cruise ship, Shibaozhai Temple, the Lesser Three Gorges, and the Three Gorges Dam.

Victoria Katarina - Yangtze River Cruise Ship
Pictures of the Victoria Katarina river cruise ship. The Victoria Katarina cruises the Yangtze River in China.

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 China Travel
The About.com Guide to China travel covers this fascinating country of the Far East.

About.com Hong Kong Travel
The About.com guide to Hong Kong travel focuses on both Hong Kong and Macau. If you are sailing to SE Asia, there's a good chance your ship will dock in Hong Kong.

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.

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

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