28-DAY FAR EAST & ASIAN ADVENTURE COLLECTOR 

Holland America MS Volendam 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Singapore

Departure 4:00pm

It's an island city-state, a World War II battleground, a global economic superstar, and a crossroads of the world. Cruise to Singapore with Holland America Line and in the space of a few hours you can relax in a Chinese teahouse, purchase a colorful sari in Little India and visit the gold-domed Sultan Mosque. 

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Malacca, Malaysia

Arrive 8:00am Departure 5:00pm
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Penang, Malaysia
Arrive 10:00am Departure 7:00pm

Miles of golden sand beaches entice. But save time to ride a trishaw to Georgetown, its capital, to shop for exquisite batiks and to visit the Khoo wall, pillar and roof is elaborately decorated with intricate carvings by master craftsmen from China. Or tour to Kek Lok Si, reputed to be the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Phuket, Thailand
Arrive 8:00am Departure 4:00pm

Beach after beach bejewels Phuket's fractal coastline. And what isn't beach is mainly mountainous jungle, town, or gothic cliff face. The Thai island sits on the Andaman side of the Malay Peninsula. To swim in its cerulean waters is to risk reordering your life's priorities, with equanimity bumped to the top of your to-do list. Cruise visitors can take in the beaches along western Phuket, visit Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island; plug into the energy of Patong town; or the feel calm of Phra Taew National Park. Prom Thep Cape, at the southern tip of the island, is the place to watch the sun drop into the Andaman Sea. 

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

At Sea
 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thilawa (Rangoon), Myanmar
Arrive 7:30am

 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thilawa (Rangoon), Myanmar

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thilawa (Rangoon), Myanmar
Departure 5:00pm

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

At Sea

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
At Sea

 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Porto Malai, Langkawi, Malaysia
Arrive 8:00am Departure 5:00pm

Delight in this Mediterranean-inspired marina and resort, located in a secluded corner of Langkawi Island, a UNESCO World Geopark. Delight in endless beaches of soft sand, and the beauty of the surrounding islands. Discover spectacular gardens and distinctive migratory birds, as well as marine and animal life, including sea otters, brown winged kingfishers, monitor lizards and swimming macaque monkeys. With its striking limestone backdrops and unforgettable sunsets, this secluded respite offers an unforgettable experience.

Friday,February 13, 2015

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
Arrive 8:00am Departure 11:00pm

Port Kelang is your portal to the "Garden City" of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia's famous Batu Caves. Discover Kuala Lumpur's diverse architecture in giant sky scrapers, Malay mosques, Hindu temples, and impressive municipal buildings; marvel at the colorful displays of Hindu deities in the limestone Batu Caves; and visit the 222-acre Lake Gardens with its Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Bird Park. 
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

 At Sea

SundayTuesdayT, February 15, 2015​
Singapore
Arrive 7:00am 

 

 

Monday, February 16, 2015
Singapore

Departure 6:00pm
 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

​​​At Sea

Wednesday, February 18, 2015​
Nathon (Koh Samui), Thailand 
Arrive 7:00am Departure 3:00pm
Looking at the water, the palms, and the plants, you might think the color green was invented on Koh Samui, and then reinvented. Everywhere you look are shades of celadon, smaragdine, and viridian. Located in the Gulf of Thailand about 400 miles south of Bangkok, Koh Samui is an island of towering coconut trees, generous sun, and powdery white beaches. Cruise visitors will enjoy the Big Buddha, an important symbol for the locals, the Na Muang waterfall, and the beaches. Chaweng is the island's high-energy beach. Lamai is less busy. Maenam is quiet, and closest to port. 

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand  
Arrival 7:00am
Once a small Khmer trading center, Bangkok has grown into one of the world’s most populous and cosmopolitan cities. Bustling streets and markets stand side by side with serene golden temples and glitzy nightclubs. Explore the architectural marvel of the Grand Palace. Discover Bangkok's largest Buddha at Wat Pho and shop the spectacular Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.


Friday, February 20, 2015
Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand  
Departure 3:00pm

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sihanoukville, Cambodia 
Arrival 8:00am Departure 11:00pm
Known for its white sand beaches, warm Gulf of Thailand waters, and laid back atmosphere, Sihanoukville is a premiere beach lovers' destination. Built in the late 1950s, the town is much newer and more cosmopolitan than most Cambodian provincial cities. Spend the day exploring miles of unspoiled beaches or chose one and swim, snorkel or simply relax under a beach umbrella. 

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015
At Sea

 

Monday, February 23, 2015
Phu My, Vietnam
Arrival 6:00am Departure 5:00pm
Whether you are on a wide boulevard admiring the French Colonial architectural influence, or in a bustling market haggling with a street vendor, you cannot escape the culture and history of this bustling city. Ho Chi Minh City is home to many colorful pagodas, cathedrals and palaces-including one of the city's oldest, Giac Lam Pagoda, dating from 1744. Sample shore excursions: Cambodia & Angkor Overland Adventure or Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Arrival 10:00am Departure 11:00pmWhite sand beaches, turquoise waters, beachfront cafés. Nha Trang's days as an underappreciated treasure are over. Still very much intact since the 7th century are the venerated towers of the Cham Ponagar Temple complex. Sample shore excursions: Nha Trang City Tour; Nha Trang Countryside.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
At Sea


Thursday, February 26, 2015
Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam
Arrival 7:00am Departure 5:00pm
Located on the South China Sea, Da Nang is a major port city and your gateway to the natural and ancient wonders of Vietnam. Gaze upon the five peaks of the Marble Mountains - long a source of inspiration for Vietnamese artisans; visit the palace and pavilions of Hue, the Imperial City of the Nguyen emperors; and explore the charming merchant town of Hoi An and nearby China Beach.

Friday, February 27, 2015
​At Sea

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Arrival 7:00am Departure 11:00pm
The great Vietnamese poet and statesman Nguyen Trai called it the "rock wonder in the sky." In designating it a World Heritage Site, UNESCO describes it as "spectacular seascape of limestone pillars." It's name translates as "Descending Dragon Bay." Geologists call it karst topography, and say it's what happens when soluble bedrock wears away over millions of years. Halong Bay, located on Vietnam's northeast coast, is otherworldly no matter what words you choose. About 2,000 limestone islands stipple the vast bay, most of them rising hundreds of feet sheer from the sea. If, as you cruise along, you find words fail to capture the beauty of the place, be at ease. They never do. 


Sunday, March 1, 2015
At Sea

Monday, March 2, 2015
Hong Kong, China
Arrival 7:00am 
This is Hong Kong – have you rested? City-state, deep-water harbor, darling of empires, engine of global finance, shopper's paradise, cinematic trend-setter, world's most vertical city. Whew. Cruise to Hong Kong with Holland America Line and join the parade into one of the city's countless markets. Watch the hardworking world of Aberdeen's junks and sampans. Rise above it all on the tram ride to the top of Victoria Peak. Hong Kong is where ancient herbal remedies mix with designer fashions, Buddhist monks mingle with businessmen, and Chinese traditions meet modern international capitalism.

 

 


   

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