The "Far East" is a term that came into use in European geopolitical discourse in the 19th century, denoting Eastern Asia as the "farthest" of the three "easts", beyond the Near East and the Middle East. For the same reason, ancient Chinese people called western countries "Tàixī" which means anything further west than the Indian subcontinent.
Travel to Asia and the Orient and open yourself up to a world of diverse experiences. You will discover ever-expanding cities like Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong with their spectacular glistening skyscrapers dominating the shorelines.
Behind these dominating skylines lies the rural beauty of provinces, where remote villages embody a simpler way of life. Huge expanses of paddy fields are lovingly tended and fishing methods employed that have stood the test of time. Welcome to an intoxicating blend of exotic cultures, varied landscapes and ancient treasures.
Savour the intense aroma of spices that fill the warm air. Sink your toes into talcum soft sand. Immerse yourself in the electric environment of city life. The Far East’s spectacular combination of ancient and modern day development is the perfect backdrop for a cruise holiday to stir the senses.
Cruising in the Far East is rapidly becoming a very popular choice with the combination of fine weather, fascinating cities, beautiful beaches and charming people. Destinations range far & wide including Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam & Indonesia.