If you’ve been dreaming about exploring Southeast Asia, the Malaysian Peninsula and Japan with simplicity and ease, while embracing authentic experiences, you can count on Princess Cruises to take you to temples, bustling cities and timeless villages during Princess’s newly announced 2022-2023 season.
Each destination tells a story by showcasing celebrated landmarks, local markets, culinary secrets and traditions that have been passed down for generations. New for the 2022-2023 season, MedallionClass Diamond Princess sails a seven-day Southeast Asia with a Malaysian Peninsula itinerary that includes the cruise line’s first call to Melaka in more than a decade, as well as visits to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi in Malaysia, and to Phuket, Thailand.
Also featured are holiday voyages that sail over Christmas and New Year’s, including a 10-day Southeast Asia excursion to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia and a seven-day Southeast Asia to the Malaysian Peninsula, that can be combined for an epic 17-day cruise.
Princess Cruises has carefully crafted itineraries and offerings with area tourism boards to showcase the best of local culture, featuring award-winning shore excursions and late-night “More Ashore” stays in Sihanoukville in Cambodia and Kobe in Japan. Sacred sites include the Blue Mosque in Shah Alam (Kuala Lumpur), Temple of the Big Buddha in Ko Samui and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (the oldest and largest Buddhist Temple in Bangkok). Guests return to Diamond Princess to dine on world-class, regional cuisine, plus enjoy signature amenities and entertainment.
For the 2022-2023 season, Diamond Princess cruises to 19 destinations in eight countries on eight unique itineraries and 21 departures. Those guests looking for a more in-depth experience will enjoy the Wonders of Cambodia and Laos on a six-day, five-night land adventure showcasing the jewels of Indochina and the attractions of the new and ancient capital of Laos, including colorful Angkor Wat. Also available is the Best of Cambodia & Laos cruisetour, combined with a seven-day Southeast Asia excursion on a Malaysian Peninsula cruise or 12-day Southeast Asia & Japan cruise.
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