Voyage Of Asia - Ms Westerdam
- Departs from Singapore, Singapore
- On 27th Nov 2018 for nights
- Onboard Westerdam
- Prices from AU $4,819*
Pricing per person
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WESTERDAM'S VOYAGE OF ASIA - Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Singapore, return from Hong Kong
- Transfer in Singapore from Airport to Hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Singapore
- Transfer in Singapore from Hotel to Port
- 23 night Far East Asia Collector cruise aboard ms Westerdam from Singapore to Hong Kong
- All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants)
- All port/govt. charges
- BONUS!* US$50 per twin cabin ONBOARD CREDIT!
- BONUS!* Pinnacle Grill Lunch for Two (Specialty dining experience)
- BONUS!* Caneletto Dinner for Two (Specialty dining experience)
- Transfer in Hong Kong from Port to Hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Hong Kong
- Transfer in Hong Kong from Hotel to Airport
- Air Taxes
23 Night Cruise sailing from Singapore to Hong Kong aboard Westerdam.
The ms Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandahs.
The theme of ms Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.
Highlights of this cruise:
Singapore is an island-state in Southeast Asia. Singapore City is by far the largest and most significant island alongside 63 others that make up Singapore state. Located at the mouth of the Singapore River, it is a modern, affluent city and the world's busiest port.
A blend of the ancient and modern can be seen from the gleaming skyscrapers to Chinese and Hindu temples. Combining a lush tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a happening, vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.
Laem Chabang is a city (thesaban nakhon) in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It is home to Thailand's largest port by the same name, about 25 kilometres north of Pattaya, and south of the city Chon Buri. It serves as a gateway to nearby Pattaya and further out, Bangkok.
Bangkok is divided into 50 districts and 154 subdistricts. In central Bangkok is the Siam Square district, a modern commercial area full of shopping malls and hotels. Sukhumvit is an exlusive district, while Silom is a primary party area by night. In Rattanakosin visitors will find ‘Old Bangkok”, home to Bangkok’s best known sights such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
Ho Chi Minh
The port of Phu My is the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the seaside resort of Vung Tau. From Phu My you can discover the fascinating tunnel network at Cu Chi, used by the Viet Cong during the war. At their height they stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border.
Vung Tau is a beach resort about an hour and a half by road from Ho Chi Minh City. From Vung Tau you can visit the Mekong Delta, Yagon and the Temples of Bagan as well as Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong River delta. The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 km from the South China Sea.
Most places of interest are located in the central District. A walk along the riverfront is an ideal way to enjoy the constant activity on the Saigon River, as small and large boats ply to and from the opposite bank. The rooftop bar of the Majestic Hotel gives the best bird's eye view of the river. The main shopping street in the city is Dong Khoi Street, which is full of gift shops, tailors, jewellers and restaurants. At one end of this street are Notre Dame Cathedral and the huge central Post Office, with its enormous portrait of the former President, Ho Chi Minh. Just off this busy shopping area on Dong Du is the Saigon Central Mosque. A cyclo ride through the busy streets to the Botanical Gardens is worth it, as is a trip to the small pagodas in Cholon.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay is famous for its scenic rock formations and features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. The best way to see Ha Long Bay is aboard a junk boat.
The many limestone karsts are topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes cave) is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites (as well as 19th century French graffiti). There are two bigger islands, Tuần Châu and Cat Ba, that have permanent inhabitants.
Ishigaki is an island west of Okinawa Hontō and the second-largest island of the Yaeyama Island group. It is within the City of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture. The city functions as the business and transport center of the archipelago. There are a limited of must-see attractions, however Ishigaki’s beaches are among the most spectacular in Japan.
Kabira Bay, located at the northwest corner of the island is a stunning emerald blue bay with a perfect yellow-white beach, dotted by craggy islands. There is no swimming allowed, so the closest you can get is a glass-bottom boat tour. The view of the bay from nearby Kabira Park is spectacular.
Sukuji beach is 2km west of Kabira and boasts one kilometer of white sand beach, equipped with changing rooms, showers, toilets and other essentials. The view from the beach is stunning and on a clear day Uganzaki lighthouse is visible in the distance.
Yonehara offers nice sand and better coral reefs within easy snorkeling distance. The reef begins within meters of the beach and hosts enough life to interest experienced snorkelers and beginners alike.
Hong Kong is a city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. It is a major tourist destination as well as being one of the world's major business centres. It is also a bustling port and commercial centre with many luxury hotels and a highly developed transport system.
Places worth visiting include Tsimshatsui complex – shops, restaurants and a space museum, the harbour and its magnificent skyline, The Peak – take a tram to the 'top' of Hong Kong Island for exceptional views and the Peak Tower, night markets, Ocean Park, with performing dolphins and killer whales, the floating restaurants, Repulse Bay, with the Tin Hau Temple overlooking the beach, Stanley Market, the New Territories countryside, the Chinese markets; Miu Fat Monastery, Chinese temples, Aberdeen, Lantau Island and the splendid Po Lin Monastery. There are delightful beaches on the islands of Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau.
|25/11/18||Fly Australia to Singapore, transfer to hotel|
|26/11/18||Time at Leisure in Singapore|
|27/11/18||Transfer to Singapore port, embark ms Westerdam|
|29/11/18||Ko Samui, Thailand||08:00AM||04:00PM|
|30/11/18||Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand||08:00AM||overnight|
|01/12/18||Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Thailand||04:00PM|
|04/12/18||Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Vietnam||06:00AM||06:00PM|
|06/12/18||Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam||07:00AM||11:00PM|
|08/12/18||Halong Bay, Vietnam||07:00AM||08:00PM|
|20/12/18||Disembark ms Westerdam, transfer to Hong Kong hotel|
|21/12/18||Time at Leisure in Hong Kong|
|22/12/18||Transfer to airport, fly Hong Kong to Australia|