Windstar Cruises’ Latest Asia Itineraries
Explore China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand on four new voyages
BY KATE WAHNSCHAFFE — Fall 2018
1. Visit four of China’s major cities — Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei — on the new 11-day “Comprehensive China Exploration” trip, with overnights in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. Highlights include climbing the Great Wall, shopping on Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, and visiting Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Departs Oct. 27, 2018, and March 5, 2019. From $2,339 per person.
2. Travel from Singapore to Bali on the first of two 11-day “Comprehensive Indonesia Exploration” cruises this winter and spend Christmas Day in Jakarta and New Year’s Eve in UNESCO World Heritage Site Komodo National Park, home to 5,700 Komodo dragons. Stop along the way for beach days on the small Pulau Bawean and Pulau Menyawakan islands. Departs Dec. 22, 2018, and Jan. 2, 2019. From $2,899 per person.
3. Mix pop culture and cultural heritage on the 11-day “Pop Culture Kings of Asia” trip, venturing from Tokyo to Beijing. Along the way, stop to shop in the largest underground mall in Seoul, admire local artwork in Karatsu, Japan, and overnight in Busan, South Korea. Departs March 16, 2019. From $1,499 per person.
4. Sail along the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia, and China on the “Thai Temples, Malaysian Monarchs” itinerary. The 11-day cruise includes an overnight in Phuket, a trip to Bangkok’s Grand Palace, and a stop at Singapore’s UNESCO World Heritage Site botanic gardens. Departs Feb. 8, 2019. From $2,899 per person.
More info: 844-577-9725; windstarcruises.com
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