Keyword: Japan Holidays

Lesser-known Asian ports are upping the ante and enticing cruisers with the promise of such unique experiences as dining with the locals, strolling through colorful markets, relaxing on white-sand beaches and gazing at elephants, waterfalls and ancient ruins.
What are the top hotels for globe-trotters seeking a dash of chic and a dash of daring? We asked tastemakers who scour the globe regularly for their input.