Silversea Cruises’ Far East Cruise and the vessel that carried us, Silver Whisper, exceeded my expectations.
Of the destinations, Ho Chi Minh City certainly was the highlight for many passengers, although for others the pre-cruise night in Bangkok (at The Peninsula) and the post-cruise night in Singapore (at the Ritz-Carlton) ranked high.
Brunei was interesting but I don’t think I would return there. I’m glad I got to visit, however. The Malaysian ports of Kuching and Malacca were well worth a day ashore.
You might ask if the long flight is worth the effort, and that’s certainly a fair question. I spent more than 30 hours once wheels were up at my hometown airport in Asheville, North Carolina, to touchdown at Bangkok. I flew United Airlines from Asheville to Charlotte to San Francisco to Tokyo to Bangkok.
How do you minimize the jetlag and make the most of the trip? Silversea Cruises’ Director of Corporate Communicaitons Brad Ball (pictured) has some advice in this audio broadcast:
In another interview, Ball discusses the popularity and growth of Asia cruises.
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- Vintage Video: Silversea Cruises Far East Cruise On Silver Whisper (day one)
- Vintage Video: Cruising To Ho Chi Minh City (day two)
- Vintage Video: Motorbike Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City (date two)
- Vintage Video: In Brunei, A Visit To The Sultan’s Palace (day three)
- Vintage Video: Cruising To Kuching, The Cat City (day four)
- Vintage Video: Cruising To Musical Malacca (day five)
- Vintage Video: Truly Asia Galley Buffet On Silver Whisper In The Far East