Ornate ancient temples, vibrant village markets, verdant jungle coastlines, and endangered exotic wildlife beckon throughout this diverse and far-ranging 49-day cruise with unforgettable stops in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia. Stand on the riverbanks of the quiet Motoyasu River, steps away from the stark skeletal girders of the Atomic Bomb Dome, the closest surviving structure to Hiroshima’s atomic attack. Savor a delicious overnight stay beneath glowing paper lanterns in the midst of a thriving evening market in Keelung, Taiwan. Ride skyward aboard the Peak Tram funicular railway to lush, green Victoria Peak high above Hong Kong’s contemporary skyline. Lose yourself in the serenity of remote Indonesian islands. Sample rich and crunchy lumpia, spicy garlic adobo and sip tart, ginger-infused fish tinoloa broth served up by Manila’s street vendors. Meet oceanographers and gain insights on the future of Great Barrier Reef and Pacific Ocean marine life at the Lizard Island Research Station in Australia.