Experience Awe-Inspiring Adventures on an Asia Cruise

View of Shanghai's city lights at night.

Explore Bali’s sea temples. Marvel at Jeju’s volcanic landscapes. Enjoy the iconic cities of Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Get ready to see the world from your doorstep on an Asia cruise with Holland America Line, full of awe-inspiring adventures in Japan, China, Thailand and beyond.

An Unforgettable Journey

Explore the best of Asia’s natural wonders, ancient traditions and captivating cities. Immerse yourself in Asia’s rich cultures during late-night or overnight stays. Journey to ports seldom visited by cruise lines, meeting local artisans and discovering remote fishing villages. Continue your enriching experiences on board by savoring regional flavors through destination-inspired menus, from dim sum to Peking duck. When you embark on a cruise to Asia with Holland America Line, you embark on an unforgettable journey. If you want to take the experience to the next level, our Overland Adventures can help you do just that.

View of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay with structures covered in multicolored lights.
Experience the many colors of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.

Elevate Your Cruise Experience on an Overland Adventure

From world wonders to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, our Overland Adventures help you explore the depths of local history, culture and cuisine for extended periods of time on land and water. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the adventures that may be calling your name:

Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh Overland Adventure (3 days/2 nights)

We have three different Overland Adventures featuring Angkor Wat – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest temple in the world with its stone volume equaling that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. This particular journey will be of interest though for Tomb Raider movie fans. That’s because multiple scenes were filmed at the Ta Prohm temple, an ancient landmark featured on the Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh Overland Adventure. Other activities include a tour of Angkor Wat by tuk-tuk and a stroll through Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly referred to as Saigon. Markets, French baguettes and an endless stream of bicycles and motorbikes create colorful street vibes. After visiting additional sites in the city, you’ll travel 1.5 hours to port to return to the cruise ship. Learn more about the Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh Overland Adventure.

Ayutthaya & Bangkok Overnight Tour (2 days/1 night)

Departing the ship in Laem Chabang, you’ll journey to Ayutthaya – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient capital of Thailand. After exploring ancient ruins in the area, you’ll continue to Wat Chaiwatthanaram – a replica of the Angkor Wat temple and Wat Mahathat, one of Ayutthaya’s oldest temples. Don’t miss the Buddha in the tree roots there! Your Ayutthaya & Bangkok Overnight Tour will also include a stay at a riverside hotel and delicious Thai cuisine. There’s another option to just visit Bangkok for an in-depth experience and overnight tour of Thailand’s capital.

Ancient sites in Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand.
Explore ancient sites in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Thailand.

Kanchanaburi Overnight Tour (2 days/1 night)

Experience the natural beauty and learn the history of Kanchanaburi, one of Thailand’s largest provinces. Rugged mountains and deep river valleys dominate the landscape, with the Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi rivers forming the Mae Klong River, leading to waterfalls and caves. This is the site of the world-renowned Bridge on the River Kwai – a landmark immortalized in books and movies. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the Krasae Cave’s relationship to World War II when visiting the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. Learn more about the Kanchanaburi Overnight Tour.

Terra Cotta Warrior & Li River Overland Adventure (4 days/3 nights)

From Shanghai, you’ll board a flight to Xi’an where you’ll witness a site often described as a world wonder – the Terra Cotta Warriors. Framed by a museum highlighting its history, these army figures were handcrafted to escort China’s first emperor into the afterlife. Next, visit the Ancient City Wall before continuing your journey to Guilin. Here you’ll embark on a river cruise along the Li River, surrounded by towering rock formations before returning to the cruise ship in Hong Kong. Note: This Overland Adventure is optional for 2025/2026 Asia Collector Voyages with Shanghai and Hong Kong on the itinerary. This story will be updated with the link to this adventure once available.

View of the terra-cotta warriors in Xi’an.

Visit a world wonder – the Terra Cotta Warriors – in China.

Yuyuan Garden, West Lake & Hangzhou Overnight Tour (2 days/1 night)

See what happens when landscape architecture is beautifully combined with traditional architecture at Yuyuan Garden. The detailed artwork throughout the site is breathtaking, from stone dragons adorning walls to lush ponds. After exploring the Old Town area of Shanghai with its cobblestone lanes, enjoy a train ride through the countryside to Hangzhou. You’ll then hop aboard a boat for scenic cruising on West Lake, taking in the fragrance of lotus blossoms. Afterwards explore the Lingyin Temple, one of the largest temples in China with more than 70 halls. The Chinese Medicine Museum will be your final stop before boarding a train to return to the cruise ship in Shanghai. Learn more about the Yuyuan Garden, West Lake & Hangzhou Overnight Tour.

Are you ready to see the world from your doorstep on an Asia cruise? Check out our YouTube video for another glimpse at the awe-inspiring adventures that await you. Don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Personal Cruise Consultants to learn more about our Overland Adventures as you start planning your epic cruise vacation.


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