At Cruise Asia by Destination Asia we create experiences that mesmerize clients through the spiritual and natural wonders of Asia. These encounters are delivered through exemplary services and attention to the finest details. Each experience connects with the local culture, heritage and people of the destination, providing direct insight into the natural and man-made wonders of the world’s most enchanting continent. Here we highlight just a few of the countless possibilities available to you. Our extensive experience allows us to reveal lesser known destinations that your clients can visit to gain a deeper understanding of Asia.
One of the best views of Hong Kong is from the top deck of the ship. At night the lights dance on the water’s surface and the vibrancy of the city can be consumed from the comfort of the vessel. Hong Kong is a fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where old and new meet face to face. We introduce guests to these ancient values with an early morning, hour-long lesson in tai chi.
This takes place on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, allowing practitioners to enjoy fantastic views across Victoria Harbour to Hong Kong Island. Once complete and in our new-found state of relaxation, we continue on to a tea house and learn about the intricate rituals involved in drinking it.
For passengers visiting Singapore, they discover a truly remarkable destination that exceeds every expectation. One of the lesser known qualities is the opportunity to entwine with the state’s rich cultural heritage that stems from a wave of Chinese immigrants who settled in Southeast Asia.
We reveal the unique aspects of their life and legacy which lives on. Heading into the suburbs we pass residential areas and the quaint ‘shop houses’ of Katong. Admire the painstakingly restored Peranankan (Malay-Chinese) homes decorated with distinctively styled floral designs before visiting a Katong Antique House or similar.
Few people know that Bangkok is riddled with bike pathways and green corridors that lend themselves to excellent cycling adventures. We transfer guests from their ship and into the heart of Bangkok within a couple of hours. Here they can jump on their bikes and ride along lively streets to Wat Traimit and the Gate of Chinatown. The streets here are a hive of activity, with shophouses presenting an array of precious golden treats while fragrant food is prepared roadside.
Exiting Chinatown we follow a historical and cultural route, passing by the temple of Wat Po with its huge reclining Buddha. We also see the majestic Royal Palace, glimpse life along the Chao Phraya River, and stand next to the Giant Swing.
Allowing for greater customization and flexibility, our product portfolio is categorised into eight travel styles. This provides a more succinct online journey for our partners exploring products while aligning our offering with current travel trends. Our travel styles also allow for greater innovation in categories such as Offbeat and Self-guided tours, while providing exceptional experiences within growing segments such as Family, Luxury, and Wellness. In line with our commitment to being a more responsible DMC, Responsible Travel has been integrated across all travel styles. Our responsible travel products are promoted within all styles and aim to contribute towards a sustainable society and planet.
To assist in the creation of meaningful and sustainable products, four themes help guide product development to ensure these experiences can be put into practice on the ground. For a product to represent one of the themes, it must fulfil the requirements of at least one criteria – and within a single product, it is possible to have multiple themes. The themes are: Local Engagement (engaging at local grass-roots level within the community); Reduced Footprint (lessening our impact on the planet by limiting harmful emissions and waste); Giving Back (making tourism a positive force by providing support where it is needed most); and Immersive Conservation (protecting wildlife and the natural world through ethical experiences).