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For a destination with the perfect blend of glamour and tranquility, you might consider taking your next cruise from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Having originally been destroyed during a bombing in World War 2, Manila has since risen as a city filled with glitz, charm, and stylishness. Manila is filled with iconic landmarks, parks, churches, museums, and many interesting tourist attractions! There’s also a bunch of shopping malls, thought-provoking art museums, resorts, restaurants, and much, much more. With so many incredible options for activities and entertainment, if you take a cruise that starts in Manila, you may want to consider staying in Manila for an additional day or two so you can experience as much as possible.

A great time to visit Manila is between January and April, when chances of rainfall are least likely to occur.

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Destinations for Cruises from Manila

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Manila. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Manila

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Manila. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Manila:

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Crystal Crystal from Manila Huge Onboard Credits!
Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Swan Hellenic
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Things to do near Manila

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Manila, along with a brief description:

♦ Rizal Park

Hands down one of the most popular places in Manila, Rizal Park is a must-visit! This historic urban park is one of the largest in the country, and sits along the beautiful Manila Bay. Rizal Park was the site of many notable events throughout history and continues to host recurring local events. Within the park are a number of gardens, museums (the National Planetarium, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Fine Arts, and Manila Ocean Park), many pieces of art and monuments (including Rizal Monument). With s many amazing things to see and do in one central location, you can easily spend an entire day here!

♦ Fort Santiago

One must-see historical landmark in Manila is undoubtedly Fort Santiago. This 16th century citadel was constructed by Spanish governor Miguel Lopez as a defense fortress. During your visit, you can learn more about the historical significance of this fort. For instance, the fort contains a museum about national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned there prior to his execution. With so much to learn and take in, you can easily spend half a day exploring Fort Santiago. Guided tours are available to ensure you discover as much history as you can.

♦ Manila Ocean Park

Located in Rizal Park, this newer aquarium opened in 2008 and features over 14,000 marine animals of over 250 species! Unique highlights of this venue include a transparent tunnel walkway (where you can walk beneath sea creatures), exhibits on sharks, stingrays, and jellyfish, a penguin park, and a few special interactive experiences. For example, you can learn to swim in a mermaid tail costume during the Mermaid Swim Experience, or partake in a glass-bottomed boat ride. Ocean Park also has its own hotel (Hotel H2O), which features a spa, fitness center, and restaurants.

Average Monthly Weather for Manila


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