China cruise guide


For an experience of a truly different culture, you’d struggle to do better than a cruise to China – one of the world’s largest and most interesting nations. From the Great Wall to Tibet, this country is packed with memorable sights and experiences.

Take a look at our full range of China cruises here, or keep reading to find out more about what a China cruise has to offer.

Why should you visit China?

China is a country rich in culture and history. Home to more than 1.3 billion people and occupying an area three times the size of Australia, China features bustling modern cities like Shanghai along with sprawling rural areas.

The country has a number of stunning landmarks, such as the Great Wall, the Beijing National Stadium (also known as the ‘Bird’s Nest’, The Yellow Mountains and the Terracotta Army.

And the food is also delicious – and likely to be a lot different to anything you’re used to back home, whether you buy from one of the many local food stalls or in a restaurant.

Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll also get the chance to visit many more fantastic locations across the globe – including South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and more.

Latest China cruise deals from Cruise 1st

We’ve got a whole range of cruises that stop off at China in 2013 and 2014. Here are just a few of the highlights.

21st July 2013 for 18 nights
China, Japan & Vietnam (fly/stay/cruise)
Sun Princess

Cruising from Yokohama, you’ll stop off at Osaka, Kagoshima, Keelung, Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.

2nd September 2013 for 18 nights
Terracotta Warriors & Great Wall (tour/cruise)
Voyager of the Seas

Starting with a flight from Australia to Shanghai, you’ll stay one night in Shanghai before flying on to Xian, where you’ll stay a further two nights and visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum. You’ll then fly on to Beijing, where you’ll visit the Great Wall, followed two days later by Tianjin. From there you’ll move on to Toyama, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Busan (South Korea) and then back to Tianjin, before flying back to Australia.

14th March 2014 for 19 nights
Sydney to Hong Kong (cruise/fly)
Queen Mary 2

Starting from Sydney, you’ll embark on a cruise to Brisbane, Cairns, Yorkey’s Knob, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai and Hong Kong, before flying back to Sydney.

To see all the China cruise deals we have to offer, take a look at our China cruise deals page.

Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) photo by Chi King

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