If you’re looking for somewhere different to visit in Asia, then a cruise to Busan in South Korea could be exactly what you’re looking for. Offering a different taste of Asian culture with a westernised feel, South Korea will give you plenty of experiences to remember.
You can see some of our best cruise deals visiting Busan on our China cruise deals page. But for now, read on to find out what you’ll see and do during your trip.
A bit about Busan
The city of Busan is South Korea’s second-largest metropolis after the capital city Seoul. It has a population of around 3.6 million and is the country’s largest port city, making it a popular stop on many cruise itineraries in the area.
As an added bonus, the city has Korea’s largest beach and longest river, both of which are great places to visit during your trip. Haeundae Beach (meaning ‘sea and clouds’) is decorated with colourful parasols and is often very busy during the summer months. It is also host to a number of cultural events throughout the year.
Also popular is the Gwangwan Bridge (sometimes known as the Diamond Bridge), which extends some 7.42 miles and connects Haeundae-gu with Suyeong-gu. At night time the bridge is lit up beautifully, and as such looks great from a distance or up close.
Beomeosa Temple is a 1,300-year-old relic of South Korea’s rich history – fantastic for history buffs. And Taejongdae is famous for its beautiful rock beach, where on a clear day you can see the Japanese island of Tsushima.
And don’t forget that as one of the most advanced societies on the planet, you’ll also be able to enjoy some truly fine dining and a great shopping experience if that’s your thing.
Cruise lines visiting Busan currently include Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.
Book a Busan cruise deal
Probably the best way to cruise to Busan is on a China cruise, which will also take you to fantastic cities like Shanghai and Beijing. You can see all the latest deals on our China cruise deals page.
Here are some of the best deals currently on offer:
Grand Asia with Singapore Grand Prix
Cruising on Sapphire Princess
1st September 2014 for 21 nights
Starting from Shanghai, this cruise stops off at Nagasaki, Busan, Taipei, Hong Kong, Chan May, Phu My, Laem Chabang and Singapore. This trip includes hotel stays in Shanghai and Singapore, as well as 2 days’ entrance to the Singapore Grand Prix.
China & Japan from Sydney
Cruising on Sun Princess
29th April 2015 for 42 nights
This 7-week cruise starts at Sydney and visits Airlie Beach, Darwin, Benoa, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Busan, Nagasaki, Osaka, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, Guam, Rabaul, Brisbane and back to Sydney.
Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Sang yun Lee