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Discover a patchwork of cultures, landscapes, ancient traditions and an unspoilt bounty of beauty on an Asia river cruise. Journey along the Yangtze in China taking in the stunning Three Gorges, explore Vietnam & Cambodia along the lively Mekong, cruise the Ganges in India or get to know Myanmar on a voyage along the Irrawaddy. With 87 river cruises through Asia, the choice is yours.

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Uniworld
Once you step onboard the world’s finest and most awarded river cruise line for the first time, we are quite sure the refined luxury onboard our fleet...more will sweep you off your feet. We draw our inspiration for the design philosophy of every one of the 17 ships in our fleet directly from the destination in which they sail. The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, the art onboard, the handcrafted furniture and intricacy of the fabrics are lovingly assembled to be a masterpiece in and of itself. Stepping onboard is to step into a world of beautiful colours and one-of-a-kind details that truly bring your destination to life. Crafting experiences you can’t find anywhere else, means continuing to elevate Uniworld to new heights year after year. From the addition of four new Super Ships in Egypt, Vietnam, Portugal and Italy, to the award winning service that comes from the heart, we’re putting even more emphasis on what’s onboard to enhancing several itineraries to accommodate guest’s diverse tastes for the future. We truly look forward to welcoming our Australian guests onboard.
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Emerald Cruises
From culture-rich cities to world-famous wine regions, Emerald Cruises represents a new chapter in the world of river cruising. Our deluxe fleet of revolutionary...more Star-Ships promise contemporary comfort and unique on-board innovations, while our generous offering combines affordability with great dining, exceptional service and immersive itineraries across Europe and Asia. With return flights, transfers, all on-board meals, complimentary drinks, tips and much more included in the price of an Emerald Cruises river cruise, we’ve taken care of everything. Our attentive team of crew, sommeliers and personal butlers are available day and night to ensure every minute on-board the Emerald Cruises fleet is as enriching, enjoyable and relaxing as possible.
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Travelmarvel
Make the most of Europe’s waterways on Travelmarvel’s three new European river ships: Polaris, Capella and Vega. Combining state-of-the-art design with...more more dining options and social spaces, the contemporary-class ships will offer a relaxed new standard of cruise. Or perhaps a river cruise on the life-giving Ganges or Mekong to get to the heart of these colourful and spiritual nations. Experience life in their small villages, whose communities have much to teach us about their local culture and customs.
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Mekong River Cruises

Explore the contrasts of Cambodia and Vietnam on a Mekong river cruise.

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China River Cruises

Cruise the Three Gorges and onto the Three Gorges Dam on a Yangtze river cruise.

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India River Cruises

Incorporate a luxurious river cruise along the Ganges to your holiday in India.

Discover Must do experiences and highlights along the rivers of Asia

Kalna's Terracotta Temples

Kalna's Terracotta Temples

Don’t miss Naba Kailash, otherwise known as 108 Shiv Mandirs, when you stop in at the terracotta temple town of Kalna on your Ganges river cruise.

The Three Gorges – Damn!

The Three Gorges – Damn!

Drift through the Three Gorges region where the Yangtze carves its way between dramatic cliffs and the iconic Three Gorges Dam boasts its engineering prowess.

Temples of Bagan

Temples of Bagan

Explore the temples of the Bagan Archaeological Area and marvel at the assembly of stupas dotting the horizon, a highlight of your Irrawaddy river cruise.

Historical Phnom Penh

Historical Phnom Penh

Mourn Cambodia’s turbulent past with a visit to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and marvel at its monuments including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

The Local Life

The Local Life

River cruising in Asia lets you get a different insight into the regions you travel through, sometimes visiting remote villages inaccessible by road and getting to know the floating life along these tributaries.

Recent Asia River Cruise Reviews What our clients are saying about their river cruises and tours through Asia

A wonderful insight to the history of Vietnam and Cambodia   , VIC, Australia, Dec 2022
This was our first river cruise and was a wonderful experience. Thanks to Hannah at Global Journeys and the helpful, attentive and friendly guides and crew. Oh so much better than a large cruise ship. The itinerary was varied and encompassed some truly magical spots, the varied cultures and history of the region, even if it was confronting from time ...read more to time. Top marks to Emerald!
Nice small group cruise   , QLD, Australia, Jan 2020
This cruise is really well organised and goes where a lot of the bigger cruise boats do not go. G Adventures supports small local operators for their day trips and this was evident in a number of places as other tourists were not to be seen e.g. brick making, mule ride, hand made pottery, lunch at training restaurant, etc. Tour Leader (or Chief Experience ...read more Officer, CEO, as they are officially called) was very helpful and efficient especially when I had an unexpected trip to hospital. The cabins are a reasonable size for a small boat and there is a great sun deck upstairs which could be used anytime. Staff were helpful and most spoke enough English to be understood. Food was simple, varied and plentiful. Dinner was 4 course and special diets catered for, breakfast was a hot and cold buffet with your choice of cooked eggs, so plenty of options. Omelettes were best I’ve had. Would certainly travel with them again.
Mekong River Cruise with Travelmarvel   , QLD, Australia, Jan 2020
The whole trip was a very enjoyable experience - there is no better way to explore Cambodia and Vietnam than by river boat! Global Journeys made the whole booking process simple and stress free - all information was readily available and any questions I had were answered promptly and professionally by Hannah. I will definitely book future trips through ...read more Global Journeys.

Travelmarvel exceeded my expectations. The pre and post accommodation was of a high standard and the cruise itself outstanding. The cabins on La Marguerite were larger than expected and the included excursions extensive. The highlight of the trip was the amazing tour director, guides and crew - all locals with their own stories to tell.

We had many opportunities to visit local communities and explore places outside the normal tourist sites. The tour group (79 people, mainly from Australia and Britain) was divided into three smaller groups for each excursion which made disembarking and embarking the river boat a very organised process. We look forward to future trips with Travelmarvel.
Enjoyable Vietnam and Cambodia Tour     , New Zealand, Sep 2019
Great handling by Jodie and very enjoyable trip. APT tour Director Dom stands out as outstanding and professional. All went well and me and my son made some wonderful memories for life!

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10 Reasons to Take a Mekong River Cruise

14 September, 2018

10 Reasons to Take a Mekong River Cruise

The Mekong Delta is a hub of scenery, history, culture and cuisine. The Mekong River winds its way through the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia and is the perfect gateway to uncover the deep traditions, moving archaeological sites and remnants of a tumultuous past that sit beyond...

Georgie's 11 Day Highlights of China & the Yangtze with Uniworld

23 August, 2018

Georgie's 11 Day Highlights of China & the Yangtze with Uniworld

My sister and I ventured off for a trip of a lifetime with Uniworld to China (although I’m definitely going back for more). We decided on the 11 Day Highlights of China & the Yangtze itinerary, beginning in Shanghai and ending Beijing. I loved China, every day was full of intrigue, history and...

Irrawaddy vs Mekong

17 August, 2018

Irrawaddy vs Mekong

When you are thinking about planning a river cruise in South East Asia you might wonder whether you should choose the Mekong or Irrawaddy. Of course there is no comparison – they are two very different rivers running through different countries and landscapes. However, if you are travelling...

The Best Time to River Cruise the Mekong

14 August, 2018

The Best Time to River Cruise the Mekong

Mekong River cruises through Cambodia and Vietnam operate for most of the year but not between early May and late-June. The rest of the year sees a varied climate from hot and dry in March through to May, a wet season spanning from July through to October, and a cooler patch between November...