Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Gateway to Asia’s Wonders and Mysteries

Exciting experiences and extraordinary adventures await in the dynamic ports of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Embark on a journey with Princess and discover the mystical beauty, ancient traditions, lush tropical forests, beautiful beaches, mythological legends and tranquil retreats of these destinations. Embrace all the magic these hidden gems have to offer and you just may find enchantment that will stay with you for a lifetime.


UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Bulguksa Temple, which means "Temple of the Buddha Land," is home to seven Korean national treasures built by King Pob-hung in the 8th century as a quiet place for his queen to pray. You can admire the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya – the former capital just miles from Bangkok, which boasts grand pagodas and palaces – just as ancient travelers once did.

Onboard Enrichment

There’s a reason why Princess® is acclaimed as “Best Cruise Line for Enrichment” by Cruise International (UK). We create a completely immersive experience from the moment you step aboard. Throughout your cruise, you’ll have the chance to embrace the colors, flavors and traditions of your vacation destination with programs such as a Hong Kong variety show or Chinese Crosstalk Comedy. Our enrichment programs offer enlightening courses and regional offerings, like the opportunity to learn more with local experts with our Encounters with Discovery at Sea speaker series.


Delve into the mythical beauty of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and discover the world’s largest religious temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed between the 9th and 12th centuries, the site reveals intricately carved architecture, including the pink sandstone reliefs of the Banteay Srei Temple. Learn about Dutch colonialism with a visit to Ujung Pandang’s 230-year-old Fort Rotterdam, one of the best examples of Dutch architecture in Asia. For a bird’s-eye view of Kuala Lumpur, journey to the top of its sky-scraping Petronas Twin Towers.

Art and museums

Admire the prayer hall and gilded domes of the great Sultan Mosque, considered one of the most important and sacred mosques in Singapore. Behold the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and soak up China’s incredible 8,000-year history at the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

Lifestyle and Culture

Behold the graceful art form of Thai dancing in Bangkok. Observe fishermen and their traditional sailing boats in Ujung Pandang’s Paotere Harbor. In Incheon, get a closer look at traditional Korean life with a visit to the Folk Village, an open-air museum that authentically recreates the best of everyday life in Korea. Learn Vietnamese cooking in Ho Chi Minh City.

Natural Wonders and Landscapes

Witness sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald green water in Phuket’s Phang-Nga Bay. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Ujung Pandang’s spectacular Bantimurung National Park. Discover the cultural charms of Ubud, Bali’s renowned center for art, music and dance.

Unique Experiences

Travel like a local in a rickshaw, tuk-tuk, pedicab or sampan. Walk in the footsteps of royalty with a tour of Lombok’s 18th century Mayura Water Palace, a beautiful floating pavilion once used by Bali’s princes as a court of law. The enchanting palace is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the island as it sits in the middle of an artificial lake surrounded by groves of trees. Browse Hong Kong’s famed Stanley Market, one of the world’s great bazaars. Explore Ho Chi Minh City, home of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of connecting underground passageways used by Viet Cong guerrillas during the Vietnam War.

Explore the Wonders of Southeast Asia

Exciting experiences and extraordinary adventures await in the dynamic ports of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Embark on a journey with Princess and discover the mystical beauty, ancient traditions, lush tropical forests, beautiful beaches, mythological legends and tranquil retreats of these destinations. Embrace all the magic these hidden gems have to offer and you just may find enchantment that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Shore Excursions

Go on an elephant safari in Phuket. Be dazzled at the views from Hong Kong’s funicular railway as it transports you to the summit of Victoria Peak. Sip a Singapore Sling at the famed Raffles Hotel. Catch some rays on the sun-drenched beaches of Nha Trang.

Cruise Tours

Borneo Wildlife & Kuala Lumpur

Behold creatures great and small like orangutans and sun bears during your stay in Sandakan at the Borneo Nature Lodge. Explore Kuala Lumpur and see the Petronas Towers – Malaysia’s pride and joy. In the heart of the city, take photos at the Old Railway Station, one of the region’s most photographed landmarks.

Ancient Angkor Wat & Cambodia

Soak up the magical atmosphere of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, with visits to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda as well as the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. A flight takes you to Siem Reap where the culture and history of the Angkor Thom Complex is sure to be a highlight. Take in the stunning sight of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. In Singapore, pass by iconic places such as Chinatown and the Financial District before boarding your ship.


Hong Kong, China

Take in the spectacle of one of the world’s great travel destinations at dusk from the seat of a vintage double-decker tram. Journey to Tai O, “Hong Kong’s Little Venice,” for a look at a fishing village built atop stilts. Pay homage to the extraordinary bronze Tian Tan Buddha statue at the Po Lin Monastery; at 111-feet high, it’s the world’s largest outdoor Buddha and draws visitors from all over the world.


Skyscrapers form a glistening forest of steel and glass, junks and sampans ply the busy harbor waters, and the green, dragon-crested hills of Kowloon beckon. Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world’s great travel destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China, Hong Kong - literally "Fragrant Harbor" - has lost none of its charm, excitement or exoticism. Modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels climb the slopes of Hong Kong Island. Narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortunetellers and bonesetters. The endless array of shops offer the visitor everything from hand-tailored suits and ancient porcelain to the latest consumer electronics. And everywhere more than seven million people are moving at a breathtaking pace in one of the world’s great monuments to capitalism, commerce and enterprise.

The former Crown Colony has enough attractions to last a lifetime. To take in the entire spectacle, head to Victoria Peak for panoramic views. Enjoy lunch on one of the city’s floating restaurants. Walk down one of the crowded streets to take the city’s rapid pulse. And whether you think you are in the mood or not - shop. After all, you are in the duty-free capital of the world.

  • Victoria Peak & Tram

    Accessed via one of the world’s oldest funicular railways, this peak (located 1805 feet above sea level) offers panoramic views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbor and the Kowloon Peninsula.

  • Harbor Cruise

    The beauty of Hong Kong reveals itself during this magnificent cruise through the glistening waters of Eastern Harbour to the Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and North Point waterfronts.

  • Stanley Market

    One of the world’s great bazaars, this fabled market features a dazzling array of stalls and shops that sell handcrafted souvenirs and jewelry, fashions, cameras and toys at reasonable prices.

  • Lantau Island & Po Lin Monastery

    Twice the size of Hong Kong Island, this sparsely populated island features a traditional fishing village as well as the popular Po Lin Monastery featuring the world’s largest outdoor buddha.

  • Macau

    An exotic blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, this former colony features an ancient temple honoring a goddess, a sky tower offering stunning views and a cultural museum.

  • Man Mo Temple

    The smell of incense pervades this oldest and most famous of Hong Kong’s temples, dedicated to Man, God of Literature and Mo, God of Martial Valor.

  • Dim Sum

    Enjoy the lively nature of a traditional dim sum meal, served by wait staff in mouthwatering small plates of dumplings, spring rolls and tarts.

Beijing (Tianjin), China

Beijing is rightfully acclaimed as one of the world’s great cities for its mix of rich traditions and modern adaptations. Nowhere else can you experience the majesty of the Forbidden City, an enormous 250-acre compound of palaces, pavilions and courtyards, or journey to the Great Wall and stroll along a restored section of its battlements. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 600-year-old treasure is considered a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design.


Literally the "Northern Capital," Beijing has been the seat of power in China since the days of Kublai Khan. At the heart of this immense, fascinating metropolis is the Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of palaces, pavilions and courtyards where the Emperor ruled from his Dragon Throne. Even the most seasoned travelers will experience a sense of awe as they approach the Forbidden City’s 25-feet high walls and enter through the magnificent Meridian Gate, a symbol of the sun at its zenith - and of imperial power and splendor.

The capital of The People’s Republic of China covers a staggering area of some 6,336 square miles and boasts a population of over 20 million people.

  • Forbidden City

    This 720,000-square mile complex of intricate pavilions, gardens, buildings and courtyards is the largest imperial palace in China, and was home to 24 emperors between 1420 and 1923.

  • Great Wall

    Dating back to 453 B.C., the largest wall in the world is really comprised of several walls made of varying materials and stretches from the Bo Hai Sea to the Gobi Desert.

  • Tiananmen Square

    This world’s largest public square holds 300,000 people and is equal to 90 football fields. A 121-foot pillar called the Monument to the People’s Heroes stands in the center of the square.

  • Temple of Heaven

    This round temple with black-tiled roof features a huge park built to promote bountiful harvests and favor with heaven. Opposite sections of the park symbolize Earth and heaven.

  • Summer Palace

    Stately gardens, walking paths and promenades surround pavilions and temples along a massive lake. Built from 1749 to 1764, the palace was twice destroyed in the next century, and made public in 1924.

  • Lama Temple

    Second only to the Temple of Heaven, this complex has an impressive structure of buildings with bright gold-tiled roofs. Built in 1694, today it is a place of worship for Tibetan Buddhism.

  • Panjiayuan Market

    This giant flea market sells everything: jewelry, furniture, antiques and reproductions, paintings and calligraphy, Buddhist statues, porcelain and ceramics, and more. It’s the place to bargain.

  • Tour Sites at Guests Discretion


Relish the convenience of sailing roundtrip from one of the world’s great cities, where the primary language is English. These engaging voyages take you to some of the continent’s most exciting ports in Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and more. Singapore’s mixed culture is a mesmerizing mix of Buddhist temples, British-inspired Victorian buildings, Arab souks and ultra-modern skyscrapers, and is easily accessible via Changi Airport, a well-connected airhub.


Singapore - the very name summons visions of the mysterious East. The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company, the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious hotels and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.

Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island was a haven for Malay pirates and Chinese and Arab traders.

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple/Chinatown/Sri Mariamman Temple

    Shop and dine on authentic dishes in lively Chinatown after immersing yourself in Hindu culture at the 19th-century Sri Mariamman and Thian Hock Keng Temples, the oldest and most popular in Singapore.

  • Botanic Gardens

    The Gardens epitomize the tropical island’s luxuriant parks. Spread over 52 hectares, they offer a combination of untouched primary forest and specialty gardens, including the National Orchid Garden.

  • Raffles Hotel

    See the hotel that’s been immortalized in novels and history books. Visit the Long Bar, home of the famed "Singapore Sling" and the Bar & Billiard Room, with its "Tiger under the Billiard Table."

  • Orchard Road

    Welcome to the shopping and entertainment hub of the city. Named after the orchards that covered the area until the 19th century, today you could spend hours shopping, eating and people-watching.

  • Jurong Bird Park

    With over 8,000 residents representing 600 species, this bird sanctuary is the largest in the world. Don’t miss the huge walk in aviaries (one with giant waterfall) in a lush jungle setting.

  • Singapore River Cruise

    Climb aboard a bumboat and sail along the river that was once the city’s main commercial lifeline. Today, the modern world combines with the idyllic charm of the quays, a union that is Singapore.

  • Little India & Sultan Mosque

    Inhale the spicy aromas of Little India, strolling past awe-inspiring structures like Veeramakaliamman Temple, and admire the prayer hall and gilded domes of Masjid Sultan, the great Sultan Mosque.

  • Singapore Zoo

    Considered among the best in the world, the zoo sits in a rainforest environment. Its "open concept" offers the opportunity to fully experience the animals and be inspired by the wonders of nature.