Thailand highlights: flavour, friendliness and culture
Our guests cite the friendly locals, world class food and diverse range of natural attractions as their favourite aspects of this ever-popular destination. Our Thailand cruises will take you sailing to the vibrant city of Bangkok, where climate-controlled shopping malls compete for space with sacred Buddhist sites, and also to Phuket - where the paradise beaches in your imagination find a home.
Our Thailand cruise recommendations? Immerse yourself in the chaotic food markets of Bangkok. If you’re feeling bold, try your hand at haggling for local produce. Then gaze in wonder at the Wat Traimit - a famous religious site, boasting a solid gold Buddha statue, 3m tall and 5.5 tonne in weight.
And in Phuket, the Shrine of Serene Light temple may just be enough to steal your attention from the endless unspoilt beaches characterising the region.
Weather & what to pack
Controlled as it is by tropical monsoons, weather in Thailand is typically hot and humid for the majority of the year. The hottest months are between March and May, with the most popular months to visit being between November and February; the “Cool Season”, when the heat is less oppressive.
On your Thailand cruise, it’s a good idea to bring summer clothes in light fabrics, comfortable walking shoes and something waterproof – just in case you get caught in a downpour!