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ASIA

Set Sail in Asia: Far East and Far Out Cruises

Compliments of Royal Caribbean International
 


See the Far East. Up close.
 
  Steeped in both ancient and ultramodern culture, Asia is as diverse and distinctive as its teas. From Hong Kong to Bangkok, our newest destination offers a true sensory experience. Find out more about a Far East adventure today..

 

The Far East. It's Not As Far As You Think.

 
Royal Caribbean is returning to Asia for the first time since 2001. The Far East is a kaleidoscope of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. You'll find something new and exotic in every port of call. From the beauty and tranquility of ancient temples, to the distinctive flavors of the curries and satays found in a Bangkok cafe, to world-class shopping in the bustling open-air markets of Hong Kong. We're looking forward to providing you with the opportunity to create your own adventure in one of the world's most amazing destinations.
 

SPOTLIGHT: Shanghai, reborn for the 21st century.

Shanghai was chosen in the late 1980s to spearhead China's economic progress, an effort that was furthered by the establishment of the Pudong Special Economic Zone in 1990. Since then, the government has poured millions into the city to create a glass-and-steel skyline supported by a new "Shanghai Wall Street" and foreign investment.

 
Highlights
Check out the view from the world's tallest building (1,671 ft.) in Taiwan, China 
Shop 'til you drop in one of Hong Kong's bustling open-air markets.
Treat yourself to exotic curries and satays in a post-colonial Bangkok café.
Explore some of the world's most beautiful temples in Cambodia.
Haggle over colorful batiks, silks and sarongs in Singapore's famous Arab Street.
Areas of Interest
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is a city of contrasts. You'll find Rolls-Royces parked right next to bicycle taxis, small sampans bobbing beside giant container ships, street-side food stalls alongside four-star restaurants and ultra-modern skyscrapers around the corner from bamboo huts. Most of all you'll find a bustling, cosmopolitan city that offers world-class shopping, spectacular cuisine and unforgettable scenic beauty - a combination that attracts over 13 million tourists yearly. One visit and you'll understand why.
Singapore
This is truly a city where East meets West. To the first-time visitor, Singapore's towering skyscrapers, modern shopping malls, fast-food chains and thriving economy are reminiscent of a large American city. Until, that is, you get a scent of the freshly ground spices in an open-air market, hear the cry of an imam calling the faithful to prayer, explore Arab Street's small shops by rickshaw or relax with a gin sling on the broad, shady porch of a colonial-era hotel. Then you'll see why seasoned travelers say that in Singapore, nothing is as it appears to be.
Nha Trang, VietNam
A visit to the capital of Khanh Hoa Province is a day at the beach - literally. In fact, Nha Trang is often referred to as VietNam's ocean city. And with its vast white-sand, crescent-shaped beach and crystal, clear waters, it's easy to see why. But there's more to this popular resort town than sun, sand and surf. A number of first-class cafés and restaurants can be found up and down the beach, featuring cool drinks, fresh seafood and reasonable prices. Nha Trang is also known for its lively nightlife. Its bustling nightclubs and bars feature live entertainment and dancing well into the night. If you like your days hot and your nights even hotter, Nha Trang is not to be missed.
Asia is a very large continent. Which means the weather can vary greatly from the moderate temperatures in Hong Kong (January averages 67º F and dry), to the wet tropical climate of Singapore (average high temperature 86º, with a monthly average rainfall of 9.5 inches), which sits just above the Equator. As a result, you should be prepared for almost anything. Days onboard are casual and you'll be most comfortable in sport clothes and resort wear. A sweater, light pullover or jacket will come in handy in the northern part of the itinerary. Shoes should be low-heeled for deck activities.

You'll want to bring a few swimsuits so you'll always have a dry one - especially in the warm-weather ports. You don't have to bring towels as they are provided. But don't forget your camera and binoculars, so you don't miss a thing.

For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire:
Casual: Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men.
Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men.
Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard).
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Asia  
Ship Name: Rhapsody Of The Seas
Departure Port: Shanghai, China 
Ports of Call: Shanghai, China; Seoul (Pyeongtaek), The Republic of Korea (South Korea); Cheju Island, The Republic of Korea (South Korea); Pusan, Republic of Korea (South Korea); Kagoshima, Japan ; Shanghai, China
2008 Date(s): Apr 23 , Apr 30
 
 
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Asia  
Ship Name: Rhapsody Of The Seas
Departure Port: Singapore 
Ports of Call: Singapore; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Bangkok (Laem Chabang),Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City (Veng Tau), Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Hanoi (Haipong), Vietnam; Hong Kong, China
2008 Date(s): Jan 03 , Jan 27
 
 
Stateroom:
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$1,699.00 $2,199.00 $3,699.00 $4,199.00
    
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Asia  
Ship Name: Rhapsody Of The Seas
Departure Port: Hong Kong, China 
Ports of Call: Hong Kong, China; Hanoi (Haipong), Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City (Veng Tau), Vietnam; Bangkok (Laem Chabang),Thailand; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Singapore
2008 Date(s): Jan 15
 
 
Stateroom:
Prices From*:
Interior Oceanview Balcony Deluxe & Suite
$1,799.00 $2,299.00 $3,799.00 $4,299.00
    

* Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, for cruise only on select sailings and stateroom categories. Government taxes and fees are additional. Subject to availability. For new reservations only. Certain restrictions apply. All prices are quoted in U. S. Dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Ships' Registry: Bahamas. © 2006 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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