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NORWEGIAN’S OFFICIAL TRAVEL BLOG 2025 Asia Cruises: Explore Singapore & Japan

Is Asia on your travel bucket list? Make 2025 the year you visit this magnificent continent. Cruising to Asia on Norwegian Cruise Line allows you to visit multiple countries on a single trip. Whether you want to relax on idyllic islands, delight your taste buds with new flavors, or immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of the region, you can plan your perfect Asian cruise vacation with Norwegian.

Learn more about the different places to visit when you book a Norwegian cruise to Asia in 2025.

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Norwegian’s 2025 Asia Ports of Call
On your Asian cruise vacation, visit ancient temples in historic cities, explore bustling street markets, and bask in the warm sun on pristine beaches – all without booking your own transportation or finding separate accommodations in different cities. In 2025, Norwegian cruises to Asia will include these exciting ports of call:

Bali, Indonesia: Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali blends ancient and modern cultures, offering an unforgettable experience on this vibrant Southeast Asian island.

Bangkok, Thailand: After docking in Bangkok, you can spend hours exploring the famous golden temples, shopping in the markets, and sampling delectable foods in the bustling capital of Thailand.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: In Kuala Lumpur, get a bird’s-eye view of the Malaysian capital with a trip to the impressive Petronas Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers.

Manila, Philippines: A stop in Manila allows you to explore the city’s rich historical significance or expand your palate in one of its many first-class restaurants.

Papeete, French Polynesia: Located on the island of Tahiti, Papeete offers stunning natural beauty and a variety of outdoor experiences, including surfing in the Pacific Ocean and hiking the island’s mountain peaks.

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Port Louis, Mauritius: You’ll be charmed by the colorful seaside town of Port Louis, where you can stroll the city streets to view French colonial architecture or taste distinctive culinary flavors from local vendors.

Seoul, South Korea: There’s never a dull moment in Seoul, a sprawling metropolis offering something for everyone — history buffs, foodies, and thrill seekers.

Singapore, Singapore: This cosmopolitan city in Southeast Asia is full of contrasts, where you’ll find ancient Hindu temples amid modern skyscrapers.

Taipei, Taiwan: The capital city of Taiwan offers a unique blend of cultural influences, which you can explore by visiting the city’s world-class museums, ancient temples, and historic landmarks.

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo has grown from a fishing village to one of the largest cities in the world, offering an array of traditional and modern Japanese experiences.

Norwegian’s Asian Shore Excursions
A cruise vacation isn’t complete without some once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions. These experiences allow you to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and traditions of each Asian country you visit. Here are some excursions to enhance your dream vacation when you book a Norwegian cruise to Asia in 2025.

Ayutthaya
Travel from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded in 1350 A.D., was the country’s capital for over 400 years. You’ll learn about Ayutthaya’s history while exploring its vast ruins during your visit. You can also experience what it meant to live like royalty at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, a former retreat for Thai kings.

Kagoshima Spiritual Tour
Travel back in time on the Kagoshima Spiritual Tour in Japan to visit a 12th-century shrine and a breathtaking natural waterfall, both untouched by time. From there, explore the preserved Tatsumonjikaza Street in the city’s Aira District, gaining a unique perspective on Japanese traditions

Singapore Island Tour
Enjoy the beauty of Singapore on an exciting island tour. As part of this excursion, you’ll visit a wet market with produce, fish, and other cooking essentials. After your market trip, pay your respects at the 1957 Kranji War Memorial, honoring Allied soldiers and others who died during World War II. Other highlights of your Singapore island tour include visiting a Chinese temple and enjoying free time in a residential town to experience life like a local.

The Garden City
Known as the Garden City, Kuala Lumpur offers beautiful landscapes and spectacular scenery to enjoy on a city tour. You’ll visit the renowned Butterfly Park, a tropical sanctuary for over 6,000 butterflies. Stroll through the city’s lush streets and admire the unique plants in this region of the world. Finally, get an incredible view of the city at the Petronas Twin Towers, which are nearly 1,500 feet tal

Gyeongbokgung Palace and Folk Museum
If your cruise vacation ends in Seoul, make plans to finish your trip with a special excursion to the Gyeongbokgung Palace and Folk Museum. You’ll visit a royal palace with ties to the 14th-century Joseon Dynasty. Inside the complex, the National Folk Museum houses historical artifacts from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. By the time you leave for home, you’ll have gained an important perspective on the history and traditions of Korea.

Lagoon Cruise
Asia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, featuring white sand and crystal-clear waters. On Bora Bora, a French Polynesian island, hop on a boat and enjoy some time on the water. Before relaxing on the beach, you’ll visit a pristine lagoon and snorkel in the sparkling water.

Don’t let another year go by without visiting the breathtaking continent of Asia. Experience the history and magic of this notable region with a Norwegian cruise.

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