Price: From $2,299
Stay: 13 nights
Travel Dates: Tuesday 27th of November 2018 until Monday 10th of December 2018
Description: Ready, Set, Sail - Asia - 13 Nights aboard ms Westerdam - from $2299* per person.
YOUR BONUS:* Cruise Gratuities included* Reduced Deposit* Suite Bonus - Book a Suite and receive US$200 Shipboard Credit per Suite!
13 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:
SingaporeSingapore 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.
BangkokLaem 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 MinhThe 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.
Halong BayHa 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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Prices shown are Cruise only, share double/twin, based on Inside Staterooms & include Port Taxes & Govt Fees, please see website for Oceanview, Balcony & Suite pricing & further details. Prices include all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus inclusions: Valid new bookings only. Offers are per stateroom based on double/twin occupancy for 1st and 2nd guests only. Cruise Gratuities included for stateroom & restaurant staff, & are not included for bar, dining room wine accounts & spa/salon services. Reduced deposit not available on all sailings, and is applicable against cruise fare only. Suite Shipboard Credit amount varies per sailing and is per suite, please enquire. Prices are NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Offers may not be available on all stateroom categories and capacity restrictions apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Name changes not permitted. Sales to 14 June 2018. Prices correct as of 05 April 2018 & are subject to change without notification. Other conditions may apply.