Cruising is better in Asia: The best sailing destinations

Looking to cruise in the new year? Asia is the place to do it! These cruising deals and destinations will have you itching to jump on board.


Fiji’s Blue Lagoon Cruises is offering a free night at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa with any four night cruise booking for two adults or two free nights with each seven night booking from now until December 15 for travel until March 31, 2016.

Every adult booked also receives a free set of travel luggage. Travellers should use the promotional code PACKBLC15 when booking. See


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Star Clippers is cruising into Asia, Greece and Turkey in its 2016-17 season with voyages that will include Phuket, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand with seven nights sailings priced from $1995 per person, twin share.


Save 10 per cent on Indian river cruises with Active Travel,

The offer is valid for any Assam Bengal Navigation river cruise in India if 2016 booked before December 23, 2015.

The seven-night Historic Hugli cruise travels along the lower Ganges side stream, the River Hugli, from US$1272 per person twin-share, including the 10 per cent discount.

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Other cruises include six or eight-night Holy Ganges cruises from US$1454 per person, twin-share, including the 10 per cent discount.

See or call 1300 783 188.


All new worldwide bookings excluding China made with Royal Caribbean by December 5, 2015 will receive up to 50 per cent off the cruise fare of the second guest.

As well, guests who book an Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, trans-Pacific or Asia repositioning voyage and opt an Oceanview stateroom on any cruise between January 1 and April 23, 2016 will also receive a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom.

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Fares start from $1499 for the first guest and $749.50 for the second in an Oceanview stateroom including free upgrade to a balcony stateroom on board Radiance of the Seas sailing from Sydney on January 31.

Call 1800 754 500 or visit


Spend 36 nights on Diamond Princess from only $5839 per person twin share and receive up to $600 in on board credits sailing from Sydney to Tokyo.

Departing on March 23, 2016, the cruise visits Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle before sailing to Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and Japan.

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On sale until March 21, 2016, the package includes a one way airfare from Tokyo to Sydney (packages with flights to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are slightly more expensive), 33 nights cruise accommodation, three nights luxury at The Shangri-La Tokyo, transfers in Japan and port and government taxes.

Call 1300-369-848 or visit


Tell us, where would you love to cruise in Asia?