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Too many places to see and too little time? Asian cruises open the world

Too many places to see and too little time? Asian cruises open the world

Jim Kaiser was cooling off at a thatched-roof bar on the white-sand beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, when I struck up a conversation with him.

Like me, he was exploring Southeast Asia on a cruise. He would be in port only a day, but he was making the most of his time.

"There's so much to see in the world and too little time," said Kaiser, who lives in New Canaan, Conn. "A cruise helps you maximize the time you have."

Kaiser's weeklong cruise introduced him to Bangkok and Koh Samui, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Singapore, where he embarked and from which he would fly home.

The May 5

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