Asia: A Blend of Tradition and Modernity

Set off to encounter age-old civilisations during an all-new 15-day cruise in Asia aboard Le Lapérouse. A PONANT itinerary taking you from Japan to Vietnam via China.

You will embark in Osaka, a modern, forward-looking city, in the heart of the Japanese archipelago.

We will call at Hiroshima, the gateway to the Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto Shrine, whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermilion torii.

In Nagasaki, don’t miss out on the visit of the Peace Memorial, built in tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb in 1945.

Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Shanghaia futuristic city with a thousand faces. In this Chinese megalopolis with contrasting architecture, the spirit of the 1930s still seems to reign over certain streets, particularly in the Bund waterfront area. 

A former British colony, Hong Kong is unlike any other city. Hiding behind the crowds and the neons are temples and markets, a strange mix of modernity and tradition.

Finally you’ll discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise.