4 Incredible Cruises to Take in Asia

Sail away to dreamy locales, from palm-fringed rice paddies to the alluring Mekong river.

Photo: Pandaw Cruises

1. Pandaw Cruises
Launched in March, Pandaw’s seven-night Irrawaddy delta cruise sails through an alluring tableau of palm-fringed rice paddies, wetlands, temples, and charming towns.

More information here.

Photo: SeaTrek Sailing Adventures

2. SeaTrek Sailing Adventures
This September, conservationist Gert de Jong will lead Seabirds, Cetaceans, and Spices, a 12-day expedition cruise that spotlights the wildlife of eastern Indonesia.

More information here.

Photo: Mekong Kingdoms

3. Mekong Kingdoms
Minor Hotels has introduced a series of new vessels on the Mekong, not least a 13-cabin barge that plies the river between northern Thailand’s Chiang Kong and Luang Prabang in Laos.

More information here.

Photo: Star Cruises

4. Star Cruises
From March, Manila-based voyagers can embark on SuperStar Virgo for five-night roundtrip itineraries to Naha and Ishigaki in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture. Better yet, no visas are required for Philippine citizens.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“100 Essential Experiences”).

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