Taking Singapore as the home-port, here are six cruises you can go on, ranging from four to 17 nights that won’t burn a hole in the pocket.
Five-night getaway to Malaysia and Thailand
Indulge in some freshly prepared pasta onboard the Diamond Princess with a glass of wine in hand, as you sail to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, from Singapore. Then stop in Penang, an island known as a heaven for foodies. Take a dip in the pool or burn off those calories at the fitness centre while cruising further north to Phuket, Thailand. After feeling the sand between your toes, relax as you’re brought back home in style. Prices start from SGD$778. For more information, click here.
Four-night Malaysia cruise
Here’s an option for a quick escape to neighbouring Malaysia. From Singapore, step onboard the Diamond Princess for an island-hopping journey – first to Penang, and then to Langkawi for a bit of sand and sunshine, spending the nights in between at sea beneath the stars. On the final cruise day, you’ll be given the day to browse through the shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur for some retail therapy before sailing back to Singapore. The cruise is priced from SGD$622. For more information, click here.
Cruise for island lovers
If you love the sound of waves crashing in or the carefree vibes of the seaside, embark on this four-night discovery cruise to Phuket, Thailand, and Penang, Malaysia, with Costa Victoria. Hop on the elegant beauty knowing that all your holiday needs are taken care of. With three pools and four jacuzzis on deck, you’ll never get bored of the water. The cruise starts from SGD$280 and you can travel from October this year. For more information, click here
One week on a Vietnam and Thailand cruise
If you’ve got a week to spare early next year, go on a seven-night cruise up north to Vietnam and Thailand on the Diamond Princess, where you will first stop at the beautiful Ko Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, before arriving at Bangkok, where you can shop and indulge in all the mango sticky rice you want. Spend the next day at sea before docking at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a city known for its French colonial architecture. Relax on your final day at sea, before arriving back in Singapore. The cruise is priced from SGD$1,103. For more information, click here.
Cruise to Japan from China
Planning to visit Japan some day? The Celebrity Millennium goes on a spectacular route on this six-night cruise, starting from the Yangtze River in Shanghai, across to Sakaiminato, Kanazawa, and Maizuru, in Japan, before giving you a day at sea as you head back to Shanghai, China. The cruise starts from SGD$909 per person. Click here for more information.
Cover Asia in 17 nights
If you can’t decide where to go but want to stay within Asia, then this may be the cruise for you. Over 17 days, you’ll embark from Singapore and disembark in China, stopping by Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan in between. Prices start at SGD$2506. More information here.