Hong Kong is a major melting pot that is filled with modern design and big-city hustle. Its tourism infrastructure is solid, making it a bucket list destination for many cruisers. Brimming with profound shopping malls, museums, and cultural experiences, Hong Kong is an incredible city to take your next cruise from. Despite being such a metropolitan city, you will also be able to find beaches in Hong Kong on the other side of Victoria Peak, located on Hong Kong Island. With an easy-to-use public transportation system, great cuisine, and so much to do, spending a day or two in Hong Kong before or after your cruise can only make your vacation even better! Many cruises depart from Hong Kong, but a large selection visit during the cruise itinerary.
There are many cruise lines that offer cruises departing from Hong Kong! Whether you are looking to take a mainstream, premium, deluxe, luxury, or specialty cruise, you will discover an excellent choice in cruise ships. Whether your vacation goals are to do as many onboard activities as possible or revel in the true spirit of yachting, you are certain to find what you are looking for if you want to take a cruise from Hong Kong.
For a cruise from Hong Kong that has many exciting onboard features such as water slides, theatres, and youth clubs, and is a great value for your money, you might consider booking with Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, or Royal Caribbean. Norwegian features a wide variety of Asia cruises from Hong Kong aboard Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Spirit, ranging in length from 5- to 15-nights. Princess offers a similar selection of cruises onboard Diamond Princess, Majestic Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Sun Princess. Royal Caribbean does cruises from Hong Kong ranging in length from 4- to 17-nights onboard the featured-filled Quantum of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, and Voyager of the Seas.
Cruises from Hong Kong with a country club casual atmosphere, elegant accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and unique itineraries are available through Azamara, Oceania Cruises, and Viking Ocean cruises. Azamara’s Azamara Quest does 12- and 18-night one-way Asia cruises from Hong Kong. Oceania features a few 12-night + Asia voyages onboard Insignia and Nautica. Viking Ocean’s Viking Sun and Viking Orion offer a number of 14-night itineraries from Hong Kong to Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Bali, Mumbai, or Singapore.
For the finest cruises available from Hong Kong, you can book with Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, or Silversea. The all-inclusive Crystal Cruises offers a few 15-night Asia cruises onboard Crystal Symphony, plus a few other sailings on Crystal Serenity and their brand-new expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor. Regent Seven Seas features a number of 12+ night cruises to Asia from Hong Kong onboard Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager, plus a 61-night world cruise from Hong Kong to Vancouver. Seabourn’s all-suite ships Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Sojourn do a handful of 14-night and higher Asia cruises from Hong Kong, while Silversea offers a collection of 10- to 32-night cruises from Hong Kong to Asia or Australia and New Zealand.
Specialty cruise lines Ponant and Windstar Cruises offer truly unique cruises from Hong Kong. Ponant’s mid-sized yacht Le Laperouse does a 13-night voyage from Hong Kong to Osaka, while Windstar’s beautiful Star Breeze features a couple 12+ night sailings to Bali, Kyoto, Queensland, or Melbourne.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Hong Kong, China. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Hong Kong, China. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Hong Kong, China:
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury 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.
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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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.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, along with a brief description:
♦ Local Cuisine
Local cuisine is the highlight of Hong Kong and a special delight for foodies! Dim sum, duck, pig ears, chicken feet, dumplings, seafood, and even traditional fast food – you name it, and Hong Kong’s got it. Restaurant Tim Ho Wan (located in the Kowloon District), is among the best and cheapest restaurants in the city, and well worth a try. Dim sum restaurants Jade Garden is located nearby the cruise port, if you are looking to experience local cuisine without having to wander too far. Another cool establishment not too far from port to check out is Whampoa Gourmet Place, where you can experience traditional Hong Kong dining in a nostalgic 1940’s setting.
♦ Local Markets
Hong Kong is well known for its shopping opportunities! As soon as you arrive in port you will discover large shopping malls filled from top to bottom with department stores, boutiques, and specialty shopping opportunities. You can even find delectable chocolates and tasty treats, a food court (like any traditional mall), and a Starbucks for those who need their onshore coffee fix. There are also many shops located right outside of the city’s two cruise ports, where you can find craft items, jewels, and just about anything you can dream of!
If you are looking for something else to do in between all of the eating and shopping, there are several museums located in Hong Kong that you can visit before or after your cruise. Some of the more popular museums you can check out while in Hong Kong include The Science Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of History, the Space Museum, and the Cultural Center. There is truly a museum to suit everyone’s interests!
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