South and East Asia Cruise Maps

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    Asia Cruise Map

    Asia Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Asia Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps

    South and East Asia are rapidly becoming popular cruise ship destinations. The ports are exotic and interesting, the culture and history are fascinating, and the area is an excellent choice for cruises in the winter, spring, and fall.

    Many cruise lines base ships in South and East Asia for a part of the year, and others include Asian ports on world or extended-length cruises. Some river cruises sail the Mekong River of Cambodia and Vietnmam, and others sail the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma). 

    These 19 maps will help cruise travelers plan their cruise to South or East Asia and also help identify the ports of call.

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    Burma or Myanmar Cruise Map

    Burma or Myanmar Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Burma or Myanmar Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Cruises to Myanmar usually stopover at the capital of Yangon, which was once called Rangoon when the country was a British colony and called Burma. Ocean-going ships often over-night in Yangon, and river ships sail the Irrawaddy River, which runs through the center of the country.

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    Cambodia Cruise Map

    Cambodia Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Cambodia Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Cruise passengers often do a cruise extension in Cambodia to visit the famous ruins at Angkor Wat.

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    China Cruise Map

    China Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps China Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    China is a marvelous cruise destination, with ocean-going ships visiting Shanghai or Beijing. In addition, river ships sail the Yangtze River from Chongqing.

    Cruise lines visiting China include Costa, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania, Azamara, Silversea, Princess, Holland America, Cunard, Crystal, P&O and Seabourn. River cruise lines such as Viking River Cruises, Grand Circle Travel, Tauck, Uniworld, and Victoria Cruises sail the Yangtze River.

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    Hong Kong Cruise Map

    Hong Kong Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Hong Kong Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Hong Kong is an amazing city and a great place to spend some time before or after your SE Asia cruise. Here are some Things to Do with Two Days in Hong Kong.

    One good thing for cruise travelers -- several cruise lines visit Hong Kong each year, including Crystal, Silversea, Costa, Regent Seven Seas, Cunard, P&O, Princess, Holland America, Seabourn, Azamara, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, and Star Cruises.

    Information on Hong Kong Travel from the About.com Guide to Hong Kong

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    India Cruise Map

    India Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia Countries Map India Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    India is often visited by cruise ships when they are sailing between Europe and Southeast Asia or are sailing world cruises.

    Many cruise lines visit India, with Mumbai (Bombay) being the most popular port of call. Cruise lines visiting Mumbai or other ports in India are Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal, Seabourn, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Silversea, Voyages of Discovery, Azamara, Cunard, P&O, Holland America, and Costa.

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    Indonesia Cruise Map

    Indonesia Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Indonesia Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    The island of Bali is one of the most popular Indonesian ports of call.

    Cruise lines visiting Indonesia include Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Costa, Holland America, Voyages of Discovery, Oceania, Seabourn, Crystal, and Princess.

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    Laos Cruise Map

    Laos Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Laos Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Laos is land-locked, but is very near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Some cruise travelers schedule overnight visits and cruise extensions to Laos.

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    Japan Cruise Map

    Japan Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Japan Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    The island nation of Japan has several ports that are popular with cruise ships including Yokohama (Tokyo), Osaka, Nagasaki, Kobe, Kagoshima, and Shimonoseki.

    Cruise ships visiting Japan include Regent Seven Seas, Cunard, Azamara, Princess, P&O, Silversea, Crystal, Costa, Holland America, Seabourn, and Oceania.

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    Malaysia Cruise Map

    Malaysia Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Malaysia Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Cruise ships usually port at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

    Cruise lines visiting Malaysia include Princess, Costa, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Silversea, Voyages of Discovery, Cunard, P&O, and Holland America

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    Northern Marianas Cruise Map

    Northern Marianas Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Northern Marianas Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

     The northern Marianas are an island group in SE Asia near the Philippines. Saipan is the most popular cruise ship port of call.

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    Papua New Guinea Cruise Map

    Papua New Guinea Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Papua New Guinea Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Cruise ships either visit Madang on the north shore of Papua New Guinea or the capital at Port Moresby. 

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    Philippines Cruise Map

    Philippines Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Philippines Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    The island nation of the Philippines is often included in cruises to southeast Asia.

    Cruise lines visiting the Philippines include Costa, Silversea, Voyages of Discovery, and Regent Seven Seas.

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    Russia in Asia Cruise Map

    Russia Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Russia Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Russia is such a large country that it crosses two continents - Europe and Asia.

    Ports in southeast Russia are visited by cruise ships repositioning between the warmer countries of south and southeast Asia and Alaska or North America. Princess Cruises stops over at Vladivostok, Russia. Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, and Holland America port at Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia when moving between Asia and Alaska.

    River cruises sail on the Russian waterways linking St. Petersburg and Moscow.

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    Singapore Cruise Map

    Singapore Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Singapore Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Singapore is a very small country at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula.

    It is one of the cleanest countries in the world, and qualifies as a "first world" nation in a "third world" area. Most cruise lines sailing in Asia or on world cruises stop over in Singapore including Crystal, Costa, Regent Seven Seas, Princess, Holland America, Seabourn, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Voyages of Discovery, Azamara, Star Clipper, Cunard, and P&O.

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    South Korea Cruise Map

    South Korea Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps South Korea Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Some cruise ships sailing between Alaska and Asia stop over in South Korea. The country is also included on some China and Japan itineraries.

    Cruise lines porting in Inchon, South Korea include Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Oceania, and Azamara. Note: The "Sea of Japan" on the eastern side of Korea is also called the "East Sea".

    Article on Sea of Japan vs East Sea from the About.com Guide to Geography

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    Taiwan Cruise Map

    Taiwan Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Taiwan Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Taiwan is an island located off the coast of China and cruise ships stop over in the capital of Taipei.

    Cruise lines stopping over in Taipei, Taiwan include Oceania, Costa, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Azamara, Silversea, Holland America, and Seabourn.

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    Thailand Cruise Map

    Thailand Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Thailand Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Bangkok is located inland from the sea, so cruise ships dock in Klong Toey or Laem Chabang.

    Cruise ships visiting Thailand include Crystal, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Holland America, Voyages of Discovery, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, P&O, Cunard, Oceania, and Silversea.

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    Vietnam Cruise Map

    Vietnam Cruise Map
    ••• South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia Countries Maps Vietnam Cruise Map. South and East Asia Cruise Maps Source: CIA Factbook

    Vietnam is a beautiful country visited by cruise ships sailing south and west from Hong Kong. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is the most popular port.

    Cruise ships visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or other Vietnamese ports include Crystal, Costa, Princess, Holland America, P&O, Azamara, and Cunard.

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