There a few places in the world where old meets new to such dramatic effect as the Orient, and Fred Olsen Far East cruises are the perfect way to explore the most captivating sights of this most exotic of regions for an amazing price.
In this intoxicating land of contrasts, you can drink in the calming atmosphere of a Buddhist temple one minute and enjoy a sizzling street-side snack in the shadow of an ultra-modern skyscraper the next. Take time out in a sweet-smelling Singapore city garden, visit the Great Wall of China or take in the ultra-modern metropolis of Tokyo from atop the towering Skytree. Whatever you want to do, with Fred Olsen, the Far East is yours to explore.
When it comes to Fred Olsen's Far East cruises there’s a massive choice of itineraries to choose from. Because Asia is such a large continent, many of the line’s world cruises and extended sailings call at a wide number of Far Eastern destinations. There is, of course, a number of Far East cruises dedicated to exploring certain parts of the region, which owing to the very warm climate, usually set sail in the winter and early spring.
There are simply so many amazing experiences to enjoy as you travel across the Far East with Fred Olsen. You could begin with a day to explore the many sights Japan’s ultra-modern capital Tokyo, before setting sail for bustling Kobe, which serves the contrasting city of Osaka, then the historic city of Nagasaki. South Korea is another unforgettable calling point, with Jeju city and capital Seoul available to visit. When it comes to Chinese ports of call, Tianjin with the Great Wall of China as an excursion is a must-see. Scenic Dalian is also enchanting, as is the vibrant city of Shanghai and world-famous Hong Kong, where you'll have chance to appreciate one of the world’s most memorable skylines.
Vietnam is the another exotic country to visit with Fred. Olsen, with the ports of call including Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City - former Saigon and cultural hub of the country. You’ll enjoy a little Far Eastern beach life in Cambodia’s top seaside town Sihanoukville as well as the chance to head to Laem Chabang, the gateway for Thailand’s iconic capital Bangkok. You could even begin or end your utterly immersive Far East experience in the cultural melting pot of Singapore, where a host of exciting experiences await.
A world cruise departing from the UK port Southampton offer a particularly exciting way to see the Far East with Fred. Olsen. Many of the line's amazing world cruises call at a wealth of Asian ports including Port Klang in Malaysia, Semarang in Indonesia, and the Japanese ports of Naha, Tokyo and Osaka. Also on the agenda is China, with stops at Tianjin, Dalian and Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Vietnamese ports of Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City and Chan May. Days in Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia are also reguarly featured on the line's incredible worldwide itineraries.
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