The liberty of the open ocean, quiet life along the river’s edge, mysteries of the world below – luxury cruises can take many forms, but they speak to the same spirit: a longing for peace and indulgence.
For those who fancy freshwater, some of the most historic and evocative rivers are found in Asia. The Mekong winds through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and more – best experienced via the Aqua Mekong, a five-star boating experience from Saigon to Siem Reap. Perhaps even more famous is China’s mighty Yangtze, best seen from the private balconies of the Sanctuary Yangzi.
The pull of the open ocean, however, is strong and few experiences match the feeling of stretching out on a comfortably lounge chair on an expansive sundeck as salty ocean waves lap at the vessel. A private ocean cruise among Indonesia’s 17,500 islands or bursting through the Maldives on a chartered speed boat are experiences that simply can’t be matched. A favorite route takes travelers from Indonesia’s gorgeous Bantam Island to the animated lights and nights of Singapore on a five-day luxury yacht trip.
The Ganges or the Andaman Sea, Asia has the answer to your boating daydream.
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The Lion City of Singapore has a wealth of nearby yachting options, from the private islands of Nikoi in Indonesia to the clear diving waters of Malaysia.
A luxury river cruise carries passengers west and north on the Mekong: across countless villages, through bucolic scenery, to two countries, and with so, so much Southeast Asian culture.
Travel is a true joy aboard a luxury yacht just about anywhere you go, but there are five Asian yachting destinations that stand out to us in particular.
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