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Shanghai, China Luxury Cruises

Overview

With towering skyscrapers, world-class attractions and lush, green parks, Shanghai is likely to be the busiest city that you'll visit on your cruise. Despite its reputation as an over-crowded metropolis, you'll find that an excellent public transport system makes it easy to get around. You're likely to dock in the city's port, which is one of the busiest in the world and is close to downtown Shanghai. If you're on a particularly large cruise ship, then you'll dock at Shanghai Waigaogiao which is 18 miles from the centre of the city.

Sightseeing in Shanghai

The city's modern attractions are the main draw for tourists, though historic buildings are the hidden gems that you might want to find on your excursion. Shanghai grew from a small fishing village to a luxury destination with something for everyone. The Shangai Metro takes you underground and overground to all of the city's main points of interest, yet amongst the expected hustle and bustle you'll find quiet places of reflection including the Shanghai Botanical Garden. This city is the birthplace of Chinese cinema, and its museums offer a spectacular insight into its rich and diverse history. Whether you're looking for modern entertainment or an ancient pagoda or temple, you'll find that there's so much to see on your Shanghai shore excursion.

Yuyuan Gardens

These peaceful gardens are the perfect place to enjoy your surroundings. You might decide to stop for a picnic, to walk by the lake or to visit the old temple which looks impressive during the day and is beautifully lit at night. Filled with a variety of native trees and plants, the Yuyuan Gardens may be the most romantic place you see on your cruise.

Shanghai Zoo

If you're a fan of animal attractions, then you'll love the city's conservation zoo. More than 6,000 animals are housed in this well-maintained and beautifully landscaped city zoo, complete with a large lake and educational exhibits about native and non-native species.

Jinjiang Action Park

Thrill seekers can indulge their wild side at this impressive Shanghai theme park. Rides include roller coasters, carousels and a giant ferris wheel that takes 20 minutes to complete a full rotation.

Shopping in Shanghai

A city as big as Shanghai inevitably has everything you could wish to purchase. Its shops range from bright and modern shopping centres to smaller independent shops where you can buy antiques, souvenirs and collectables. If you're looking to buy an authentic gift or item of memorabilia, then carvings of jade or wood are sure to be a favourite.

Silk, paintings, jewellery and examples of Chinese calligraphy are some of the items marketed towards tourists, as well as stuffed panda toys. Alternatively, visit any of the high-end fashion shops that stock designer clothes and accessories from well-known international names. The shops surrounding the Jing'an Temple are the best for luxury brands, though antiques are best purchased from the Dongtai Road Antiques Market.

Eating Out in Shanghai

Despite being influenced by cities all over the world, Shanghai's cuisine is still largely focused around traditional regional favourites. You'll find a great selection of rice-based dishes, many of which are flavoured with sugar, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Noodles, dim sum and other more typical Chinese dishes are served in authentic Shanghai restaurants, as well as those that have modified their dishes to suit the tastes that tourists are used to. There are whole food streets lined with restaurants, takeaways and fast food stands, where you'll find any food you could possibly want at a price that you're willing to pay. Alternatively, close to the main cruise port, the Bund Brewery includes an on-site bar and restaurant where you can savour local beers, buy traditional Western food or experiment with more creative regional specialities.

You'll struggle to find a restaurant that doesn't serve an abundance of dishes that in some way incorporate pork. It's a favourite with locals, and is included in sandwiches, stir-fry and soup. Fish and shellfish are available at the city's popular seafood restaurants, and are usually steamed or braised, whilst vegetarian cruisers will be able to find tofu and soy dishes of every possible variety. Steamed breads are a fast food option, mostly sold by street vendors, and are ideal if you're looking for a tasty local snack before returning to your cruise ship.

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1 Shanghai to Singapore
22 March 2019 - 18 nights

Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa, Japan | Kaohsiung | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hue | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Ko Samui | Singapore more

OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included
Fly Cruise£4989pp
Cruise Only£4579pp
2 Hong Kong to Tokyo
03 April 2019 - 13 nights

Hong Kong | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Karatsu (Kyushu Island), Japan | Hiroshima | Osaka | Osaka | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£6959pp
Cruise Only£7469pp
3 Singapore to Shanghai
10 April 2019 - 18 nights

Singapore | Kuantan, Malaysia | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hainan | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Magong | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Shanghai more

Fly Cruise£6459pp
Cruise Only£4939pp
4 Gems Of China, Korea & Japan
28 April 2019 - 18 nights

Shanghai | Dalian | Beijing | Beijing | Beijing | Yantai, China | Nagasaki, Japan | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Busan, South Korea | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe, Japan more

Fly Cruise£7289pp
Cruise Only£6459pp
5 Japan & China Autumn Voyage
18 September 2019 - 16 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Takamatsu, Japan | Hiroshima | Busan, South Korea | Yeosu | Beijing | Beijing | Dalian | Shanghai | Shanghai | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise£4649pp
Cruise Only£3299pp
6 Far East Discovery Hong Kong to Beijing
20 September 2019 - 14 nights

Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Ishigaki | Okinawa, Japan | Shanghai | Shanghai | Qingdao | Dalian | Beijing | Beijing more

Fly Cruise£4590pp
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7 Far East Discovery- Beijing to Hong Kong
04 October 2019 - 14 nights

Beijing | Beijing | Dalian | Qingdao | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa, Japan | Ishigaki | Xiamen | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise£4640pp
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8 Tokyo to Hong Kong
21 October 2019 - 14 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Hososhima, Japan | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Shanghai | Shanghai | Hong Kong more

Fly Cruise£6369pp
Cruise Only£6519pp
9 Grand Expedition
08 January 2020 - 195 nights

Miami | Key West | Havana | Cartagena, Colombia | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto | Manzanillo | Puerto Vallarta | Los Angeles | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry | Lima | Pisco | Coquimbo | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Recife | Natal | Fortaleza | Sao Vicente | Dakar | Banjul | Abidjan | Takoradi | Lome | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa | Mossel Bay | Durban | Richard's Bay | Maputo | Pointe Des Galets, Reunion | Port Louis, Mauritius | Male | Cochin | Colombo | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Phuket | Penang | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Hue | Hanoi | Hanoi | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing | Beijing | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Oarai, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Juneau | Sitka | Prince Rupert | Victoria | Astoria, Oregon | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Cabo San Lucas | Acapulco | Puerto Quetzal | Corinto | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Cartagena, Colombia | Miami more

Fly Cruise£38379pp
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10 Around the World in 180 Days
08 January 2020 - 180 nights

Miami | Key West | Havana | Cartagena, Colombia | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto | Manzanillo | Puerto Vallarta | Los Angeles | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry | Lima | Pisco | Coquimbo | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Recife | Natal | Fortaleza | Sao Vicente | Dakar | Banjul | Abidjan | Takoradi | Lome | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa | Mossel Bay | Durban | Richard's Bay | Maputo | Pointe Des Galets, Reunion | Port Louis, Mauritius | Male | Cochin | Colombo | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Phuket | Penang | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Hue | Hanoi | Hanoi | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing | Beijing | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Oarai, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Aleutian Basin | Aleutian Basin | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Juneau | Sitka | Prince Rupert | Victoria | Astoria, Oregon | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California more

Fly Cruise£34799pp
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11 Global Quest
08 January 2020 - 200 nights

Miami | Key West | Havana | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Corinto | Manzanillo | Puerto Vallarta | Los Angeles | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry | Lima | Pisco | Coquimbo | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Recife | Natal | Fortaleza | Sao Vicente | Dakar | Banjul | Abidjan | Takoradi | Lome | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa | Mossel Bay | Durban | Richard's Bay | Maputo | Pointe Des Galets, Reunion | Port Louis, Mauritius | Male | Cochin | Colombo | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Phuket | Penang | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Hue | Hanoi | Hanoi | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing | Beijing | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Oarai, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Juneau | Sitka | Prince Rupert | Victoria | Astoria, Oregon | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Cabo San Lucas | Acapulco | Puerto Quetzal | Corinto | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Cartagena, Colombia | Miami | Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral) | Charleston, South Carolina | Charleston, South Carolina | New York, New York more

Fly Cruise£38349pp
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12 Connoisseur's Collection
26 January 2020 - 182 nights

San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry | Lima | Pisco | Coquimbo | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Recife | Natal | Fortaleza | Sao Vicente | Dakar | Banjul | Abidjan | Takoradi | Lome | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa | Mossel Bay | Durban | Richard's Bay | Maputo | Pointe Des Galets, Reunion | Port Louis, Mauritius | Male | Cochin | Colombo | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Phuket | Penang | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Hue | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing (Tianjin) | Beijing (Tianjin) | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Oarai, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Aleutian Basin | Aleutian Basin | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Juneau | Sitka | Prince Rupert | Victoria | Astoria, Oregon | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Cabo San Lucas | Acapulco | Puerto Quetzal | Corinto | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Cartagena, Colombia | Miami | Charleston, South Carolina | Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral) | Charleston, South Carolina | New York, New York more

Fly Cruise£35519pp
Cruise OnlyCall
13 Continental Passage
26 January 2020 - 177 nights

San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry | Lima | Pisco | Coquimbo | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Islands | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Punta Del Este | Rio Grande | Porto Belo | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Parati | Ilha Grande | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Recife | Natal | Fortaleza | Sao Vicente | Dakar | Banjul | Abidjan | Takoradi | Lome | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Cape Town, South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa | Mossel Bay | Durban | Richard's Bay | Maputo | Pointe Des Galets, Reunion | Port Louis, Mauritius | Male | Cochin | Colombo | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Phuket | Penang | Kuala Lumpur | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui | Bangkok, Thailand | Bangkok, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hanoi | Hanoi | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing | Beijing | Jeju Island | Busan, South Korea | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Oarai, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate | Petropavlovsk | Aleutian Basin | Aleutian Basin | Dutch Harbor, Alaska | Kodiak, United States | Seward | Juneau | Sitka | Prince Rupert | Victoria | Astoria, Oregon | San Francisco, California | San Francisco, California | Cabo San Lucas | Acapulco | Puerto Quetzal | Corinto | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Cartagena, Colombia | Miami more

Fly Cruise£35549pp
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14 Hong Kong to Shanghai
01 March 2020 - 12 nights

Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Naha | Kyoto (Osaka) | Kyoto (Osaka) | MIYAZAKI, JAPAN | Nagasaki, Japan | Shanghai | Shanghai more

Fly Cruise£7929pp
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15 Shanghai to Bangkok
13 March 2020 - 14 nights

Shanghai | Shanghai | Xiamen | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Ha Long Bay | Chan May | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£7719pp
Cruise Only£5999pp
16 Dynasties & Rising Suns
18 March 2020 - 16 nights

Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Beijing | Dalian | Seoul (Inchon) | Jeju Island | Fukuoka, Japan | Hososhima, Japan | Tokyo, Japan more

Fly Cruise£5339pp
Cruise Only£4059pp
17 Eastern Revelations - Tokyo to Singapore
13 April 2020 - 18 nights

Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Shimizu | Osaka | Hiroshima | Shanghai | Shanghai | Ishigaki | Taipei (Keelung) | Hong Kong | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Singapore more

Fly Cruise£5799pp
Cruise Only£4629pp
18 Singapore to Yokohama
18 April 2020 - 16 nights

Singapore | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Da Nang, Vietnam | Hong Kong | Shanghai | Shanghai | Nagasaki, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£4849pp
Cruise Only£4869pp
19 Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders
05 January 2021 - 139 nights

Miami | Cartagena, Colombia | Panama Canal | Panama Canal | Puerto Caldera | Acajutla, El Salvador | Puerto Vallarta | San Diego, California | Los Angeles | Honolulu, Hawaii | Honolulu, Hawaii | Maui (Lahaina) | Tabuaeran (Fanning Island), Kiribati | Mystery Island | Noumea | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia | Townsville, Australia | Port Douglas, Australia | Banda Neira | Ambon | Kota Kinabalu | Bandar Seri Begawan (Muara) | Manila, Philippines | Manila, Philippines | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Hualien | Ishigaki | Hososhima, Japan | Hiroshima | Kochi, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Shimizu | Tokyo, Japan | Tokyo, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan | Seoul (Incheon) | Beijing | Beijing | Beijing | Shanghai | Shanghai | Shanghai | Okinawa, Japan | Taipei (Keelung) | Hanoi | Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Singapore | Singapore | Yangon | Yangon | Yangon | Chennai | Colombo | Mumbai, India | Dubai | Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Muscat, Oman | Santorini | Amalfi/Positano | Civitavecchia, Rome | Sardinia (Alghero) | Ibiza | Tangier | Lisbon | Lisbon | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Dover more

Fly Cruise£40619pp
Cruise Only£38599pp
20 Great Wall to Iconic Shrines
21 March 2021 - 16 nights

Hong Kong | Taipei (Keelung) | Ishigaki | Shanghai | Shanghai | Dalian | Beijing | Seoul (Incheon) | Hososhima, Japan | Kyoto (Osaka) | Tokyo, Japan more

Exclusive to six star cruises
Fly Cruise£8599pp
Cruise Only£7299pp
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