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Captain Jack Sparrow

When Is The Best Time To Go Cruising In The Far East

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We would love to go cruising to the Far East and would really like to know if there is a good time of the year to visit this area to get the most out of it and any other information that might be useful to help with our planning.

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Good afternoon Captain.

Cruising around the Far East is an amazing experience and I cannot blame you for your desire to cruise in that part of the world.

I think the UK World Cruise timetables get it perfectly right, which is January to April. Otherwise October to December. Both periods avoid the monsoon and rainy seasons.

I well remember on one of Aurora's world cruises calling into Manila. Being a retired Military man we took the ship's excursion to Coregidor...

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Had it rained that day I would not have been amused.

Similarly when visiting Hanoi on another occasion...

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Another reason why my Far East scuba trips are always in April/May. Once the rainy season sets in the water visibility becomes considerably impaired.

Hope that helps.

Richard

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