According to Fodor’s Travel, Southeast Asia is “the new destination du jour for luxury-minded travelers who appreciate great value”—and here at Azamara Club Cruises®, we couldn’t agree more. Southeast Asia is also a treat for all five senses, where you’ll see colorful and vibrant market places, feel the warmth of beautiful beaches, enjoy the peaceful silence of mountain temples, and smell and taste some of the best food on Earth.

Once you journey to Southeast Asia, we think you’ll fall in love with the fascinating juxtaposition of old and new. Plus, when you stay longer and experience more in a greatest hits line-up of cities like Manila, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh (to name just a few), you’ll have even more time to embrace this fascinating region.


  • Go to Penang, Malaysia, to visit KekLok Si, the largest Chinese temple in Southeast Asia. (And for a taste of what to expect, read Ann Tran’s guest post Penang’s Kek Lok Si: The Real Stairway to Heaven?.
  • Discover more than 400 eye-catching Buddhist temples in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. Don’t miss the big three: Wat Pra Kaew, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho.
  • Explore the thousands of temples that dot the verdant island of Bali, Indonesia, where on any given day you should be able to find a colorful festival or event in full swing.


  • Soak up the sun while relaxing on the beaches of the tropical island of Lombok (Senggigi and Mangsit beaches are the most popular) and indulge in a traditional Sasak massage.
  • Learn about the healing practices of Myanmar’s traditional medicine doctors on a unique Cruise Global, Meet Local tour with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide.
  • Immerse yourself in indigenous life at the Mari Mari Cultural Village near Borneo in Malaysia and get a glimpse of the captivating lost world of tribal life.


  • Sample Peranakan or Nonya cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. This delightful Asian fusion cuisine is a delicious blend of Chinese ingredients and wok cooking techniques paired with Malay spices.
  • Explore new cities with your taste buds—and thanks to our Cruise Global, Taste Local guide, you can find great local restaurants in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Phuket, and more.
  • Feast your senses on the complex flavors and variety of spices, fresh seafood, and veggies that define Balinese cuisine in Celukan Bawang, Indonesia.

Southeast Asia Featured Shore Excursions

Cruise Global, Nights Local Series: Old Fashion Night
Singapore, Singapore (SP65)
Experience an evening of Singaporean market shopping, a trishaw ride, and a whiskey tasting at the grand Raffles Hotel.
Cruise Global, Meet Local Series: Charming Dining Experience at Royal Home
Saigon, Vietnam
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime evening of expertly prepared Vietnamese food fit for a king—or at least hosted by royalty—in the meticulously restored home of Mr. Pham Ba Vinh and his wife Ton Nu Cam Tu.
Mangrove Safari and Water Village
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (C204)
Board an open deck local wooden boat and cruise along the Brunei River and discover both the modern wonders of the capital, and the nostalgic serenity of the largest Water Village in the world.

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