Towering temples, colorful tropical birds and raucous seafood markets captivate your senses throughout this remarkable 26-day cruise that meanders along the islands and coastlines of Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Explore the Kuching fortifications of Sir James Brooke, a former British soldier who crushed pirates and a rebellion to become a Rajah. Float past shadowy limestone outcroppings sculpted during an underground cave exploration of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Board an outrigger bound for lush Hundred Islands shorelines and then snorkel amid a Giant Clam Sanctuary. Sample grilled tuna, fried seaweed and crunchy local cashews in an aromatic open market in Coron Town, Philippines. Stretch out in soothing hot spring waters surrounded by lush plants and aromatic flowers in Miyakojima, Japan. Savor an exceptional French-themed 5-course meal infused with local Japanese ingredients and artfully prepared by an executive chef at the prestigious Sankara Hotel and Spa near Yakushima.