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Asia River Cruise Travel Tips

We are very excited to have you join us on what is sure to be an unforgettable trip through Asia very soon. Below are a few key bits of information you will want to know before departing on your Asian adventure.

Before You Leave Home

Experience the sunset at Angkor Wat in Cambodia


We strongly recommend you are fully vaccinated in accordance with any Visa requirements prior to travelling with us. We recommend all guests bring proof of vaccination as some venues and attractions may ask to sight it.
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To correlate with Asian airlines strict luggage limit of 20kg, we request no more than 20kg be brought on tour. An additional charge may be imposed by your airline upon check-in if your luggage exceeds this weight.
A group of tourists standing around a local market, Myanmar


Dress on tour is casual and light. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Good walking shoes are also beneficial as some excursions involve walking over uneven ground. Some countries are very conservative, and you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline, shoulders and knees should be covered (for both men and women) when entering buildings of a religious nature and family homes. When entering temples and pagodas, shoes may need to be removed. Smart/casual clothing is acceptable when you dine at restaurants, or on board. Guests are not permitted to enter restaurants barefoot or wearing bathing attire.

Onboard your river cruise

Korean Food placed out on a table, Korea
Two Passengers holding umbrellas, Myanmar
Geisha Looking Down, Japan

All meals on board your cruise are included. Meals are served in the main dining room in a single sitting. You can also make a reservation for a for a five-course dinner at our second restaurant, once onboard the ship.
Note: No table reservations can be made at the main restaurant.
Vegetarian and Gluten free can be catered for – but please inform us of any dietary requirements well in advance of departure.

Dress Code
For excursions casual, comfortable clothing and flat shoes are recommended. Your luggage should include a breathable windproof/waterproof jacket, warm jumper, warm hat, hat with brim and walking trousers/shorts. It is also advisable to pack several smart casual outfits for evenings and a more formal clothing for the Welcome Dinner or if you are planning an evening at the theatre.

Laundry service is available onboard. Price lists will be available in your suite. Note, select suites do have complimentary laundry service, you can check your suites inclusions on your travel documents, which will be provided at least two weeks prior to departure.

The recommended currency varies with which countries you are travelling to in Asia, we recommend carrying a small amount of local currency for markets, and a credit or debit card.

Returning to Australia

Woman looking at lanterns, Vietnam


There are different restrictions for each country on which products can and cannot be imported into Australia. For up-to-date information go to the Australian Customers and Border Protection website.

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Two passengers sitting by bondhus lake, Norway

Book with Confidence

We know that now, more than ever, you want flexibility when making your holiday plans. If you’d like freedom to change your plans, our flexible booking policies allow you to cancel and move your holiday to another time.
Tokyo City Skyline, Japan


From neon-lit cityscapes to quiet backwater villages, white sand beaches to dense jungles, Asia is a world of unique possibilities.
A happy couple amongst a vineyard


To help prepare you for your travels, you can find answers to all your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions.