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Luxury Cruises to Shanghai, China

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Eastern Endeavor - Hong Kong To Tokyo

Eastern Endeavor - Hong Kong To Tokyo

11 Mar 2023
12 nights
Nautica
Asia & Indian Ocean
Includes Flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 6 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $600 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD* | Call us to add transfers and hotel stays

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£3719

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15
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Yokohama (Tokyo) To Hong Kong

Yokohama (Tokyo) To Hong Kong

27 Oct 2022
14 nights
Silver Shadow
Asia & Indian Ocean
BLACK FRIDAY | EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXTRA 5% off - ONLY WITH SIXSTARCRUISES - discount included in the advertised prices | <br> Includes private door-to-door transfers, flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £7499pp

£6219

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14
Nha Trang
Sydney to Tokyo

Sydney to Tokyo

24 Feb 2023
34 nights
Silver Whisper
Asia & Indian Ocean
Combination cruise - save up to 20%! | Includes private door-to-door transfers, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£10559

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13
Keelung
China & Gems of Japan

China & Gems of Japan

08 Apr 2023
14 nights
Seabourn Odyssey
Asia & Indian Ocean
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | Includes flights, private overseas transfers and a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Hong Kong

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was £8119pp

£6999

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10
Nha Trang
Cairns to Osaka

Cairns to Osaka

12 Feb 2023
31 nights
Silver Muse
Asia & Indian Ocean
Combination cruise - save up to 20%! | Includes private door-to-door transfers, flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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£10729

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9
Singapore
Yokohama (tokyo) to Singapore

Yokohama (tokyo) to Singapore

27 Oct 2022
28 nights
Silver Shadow
Asia & Indian Ocean
Combination cruise - save up to 20%! | Includes private door-to-door transfers, flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - book and pay in full to receive these prices

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was £10399pp

£8879

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12

Luxury Cruises to Shanghai, China

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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