Holland America Line epitomises the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences, onboard a fleet of gracious mid-sized ships. Elegant lounges adorned with fine art; spacious staterooms, many with private balcony; restaurants serving gourmet cuisine and delicious snacks, state of the art leisure amenities and entertainment for all - be it blues, classical or west end theatre; all which give the company its reputation for offering authentic, personalised destination experiences visited in timeless elegance – with a modern twist. Perfect for a voyage that explores some of the world’s most stunning destinations, offering long days and overnights in port, regional cuisine, entertainment, destination guides and more.
Classic style and enriching journeys in Asia
Holland America Line specialises in leisurely itineraries that feature long days and overnights in port, bringing the spirit of the region alive for your clients via local entertainment, culture cuisine and more, enhanced through new Explorations Central (EXC) experiences.
The company will offer increased capacity in Asia for autumn 2018, with Westerdam, carrying 1,964 guests in classic style, and featuring spacious accommodation (nearly 70% with private veranda) and sumptuous suites, all refreshed in summer 2017.
Featuring a series of new enhancement and enrichment opportunities, Westerdam is the perfect way to explore Asia and experience exotic destinations in an enriching and enthralling way - whether that’s cruising the iconic limestone stacks of Halong Bay in Vietnam, exploring fascinating cities like Singapore and Hong Kong, taking in iconic UNESCO treasures such as Angkor Watt or Borobudur - or relaxing on a white sand beach in the Philippines.
Onboard, there’s even more to explore…. With Explorations Central (EXC) a new interactive centre located in the Crow’s Nest, featuring a wide range of indispensable travel resources designed to make travel more engaging, vivid and meaningful. As well as the latest technology, there’s an experienced EXC team offering tours, destination guides, TV and theatre experiences.
Each night unforgettable entertainment unfolds. Your clients will be amazed by astonishing footage from BBC Earth, accompanied by live music... from Memphis blues, classical chamber music or 50 years of chart hits at Billboard Onboard.
Holland America Line’s cuisine is inspired by five of the most influential chefs working today, encompassing a culinary journey that may take your clients from the heart of Japan (sushi with yuzu-flavoured tuna and guacamole, anyone?) to the south of France, with a choice of casual to more formal options. And that’s just for starters….!
Inspired? Take a look at this 13-Night Far East discovery cruise holiday
Pristine beaches, Khmer palaces and golden Buddhas. This in-depth exploration of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand has it all, plus a chance to linger in Singapore or Hong Kong before or after the cruise.
From scintillating Singapore, head for Thailand’s stunning resort of Ko Samui, with its blue lagoons, isolated beaches and the 48 idyllic islands of Angthong National Marine Park. A two day call into Laem Chabang for Bangkok, offers the chance to enjoy everything from the ornate Grand Palace, more than 40 temples, featuring Buddhas of every shape – to experiencing the riot of Asian city life, perhaps taking a ride in a three-wheeled a tuk tuk ride, or sampling tasty street food as you stroll at night.
Stake your claim on a pristine beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, or take an overland tour to visit the incredible UNESCO heritage site of Angkor Wat, where the base-reliefs carved into the temple walls tell tales of the Khmer Kingdom
From Phy My visit Hoh Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and marvel at streets teeming with bicycles, hawkers… and life! Relax in Na Trang in Vietnam, its beach a long, curving stretch backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants, then perhaps board a pedal cab for a whirlwind tour the Da Nang, backed by 5 limestone outcrops topped with pagodas and hide caves containing Buddhist shrines. Or visit the ancient capital of Hue.
Your final treat may be a cruise on a converted fishing junk through the iconic limestone stacks of Halong Bay, where you can hear the legend of how they were created by a dragon thrashing through the depths! Then end your cruise in vibrant Hong Kong.
If this itinerary inspired you and want to know more, speak with our travel experts to help choose your perfect cruise holiday with Holland America.