Japan & South Korea to Hong Kong, 26 February 2020 (18 nights)

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Shanghai stay included

Ship:
ms Westerdam
Line:
Holland America Line
Departure:
Shanghai
Depart Date:
26th February 2020
Duration:
18 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 8 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • 2 Nts hotel stay in Shanghai
  • Private foodie walking tour
  • Overnight in Keelung (Taipei) on board
  • Hotel Included
Interior from
£1,899 pp
Oceanview from
£1,999 pp
Verandah from
£2,249 pp
Signature Suite from
£2,829 pp
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Cruise Id: 179685

Holiday Features

  • 2 Nts hotel stay in Shanghai
  • Private foodie walking tour
  • All overseas transfers
  • Return UK flights
  • 14 Nts cruising
 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Shanghai
2-3 Shanghai Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
3 Shanghai - Food Tasting tour
4-5 Shanghai - Overnight onboard
6 At Sea
7 Busan
Busan
The second largest city in South Korea and the nation's primary seaport, Pusan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples, and the city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. Pusan is, in short, a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures, to Westerners, one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures.
8 Nagasaki
9 At Sea
10 Naha
Naha
Naha is the principle city of the Japanese island of Okinawa. Check out the Bullfighting arena - Okinawa is the home of a form of bullfighting sometimes compared to sumo
11 Ishigaki
12-13 Keelung, Taipei (Overnight on board)
14 Kao-Hsiung
15 At Sea
16 Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila. Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast, and Pasay to the south.
17 At Sea
18 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. 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.
18 Fly Hong Kong/UK
19 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

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Customer reviews for ms Westerdam

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 16 May 2019

How many passengers? That's all i need to know. i was disappointed in the whinging reviews of the entertainment ~ who needs "Entertainment" when the whole of the Southern Oceans and Antarctic Seas are outside? I go on a ship to see what I can see; usually from the bridge wings.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 10 May 2019

Good cruise although Holland America overcharge for their own excursions, many of which can be undertaken for a fraction of the cost on your own. Food and service on board good. It's a shame Holland America don't publish more information on their website about the ports to be visited to enable better planning in advance.

  • ms Westerdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 05 May 2019

The ship is okay - we had a brilliant holiday, the ship was not an important factor in our decision, it was determined by the itinerary, we went to Japan and Russia (Japanese maritime law states that only vessels which are registered in Japan can sail around Japan without spending time 'abroad'. We had a day in Vladivostok which was enjoyable. The main reason for taking this cruise was the fact that - apart from the Russian trip - we had the maximum time in Japan to enjoy the cherry blossom. We loved every minute of the holiday, we had excellent guides, the excursions were great and we came back with wonderful memories. What we liked about the ship: our cabin was well appointed, we had a balcony cabin but if you wantred to save money, you could have done without the balcony. We spent so much time off the ship, we did not make good use of the balcony. The Lincoln Center classical music group was outstanding, so was the BBKings Blues band, we were looking forward to these performances every day, the stuff that happened on the main stage was not to our taste, we thought it was awful. The food caters very much to American travellers, there is a lot of stuff that I would describe as: death on a plate, I had a lot of food ashore, the fish ashore was wonderful and I would have preferred some healthy options like poached fish. The staff were friendly and efficient, no complaints. The ship looks a bit dated in places, we liked the modern reception area here. The gym is fine. There is nothing remarkable about the ship, I can't think of any 'wow' factors - but as I said, we were not that worried about the ship, we went to see the cherry blossom.

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