Make 2016 the Year That You Set Sail on the Ultimate Cruise Adventure to Asia
Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
The Great Wall of China is a site not to be missed on voyages that feature the opportunity to visit.
A cruise to the Far East is an incredible awakening of the senses. Spices linger in the air, markets bustle with an eclectic array of sounds, and the eyes dance looking at the abundance of golden Buddhas and colorful temples. Holland America Line knows that the Orient is on the bucket list of many travelers, and increased sailings in 2016 will allow even more guests to experience this magical and mysterious part of the world while exploring in pampering comfort and style. Both Rotterdam and Volendam will spend significant time in Asia this year, with Rotterdam currently sailing an epic 89-Day Passage to the Far East voyage roundtrip from Southampton, England, and Volendam sailing a series of fall cruises. So if you’re looking for a memorable adventure that will introduce you to one of the most culturally rich and fascinating parts of the world, join us in the Far East this year. Rotterdam’s 89-Day Passage to the Far East Voyage Although Rotterdam’s 89-Day Passage to the Far East voyage is departing today, there’s still plenty of time to book a segment on this amazing adventure. Sailing roundtrip from Southampton, the journey will take guests to 34 ports in 18 countries. Highlighting the cruise are two transits of the Suez Canal, several late-night departures and an astounding eight overnight calls at some of Asia’s most iconic cities, allowing for more time ashore to take overland and visit the region’s extensive collection of historical and notable landmarks. In addition to port favorites like Malaga, Spain; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Dubai, U.A.E.; Cochin, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; guests also will visit lesser-known jewels like Mangalore, India; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; Komodo Island, Indonesia, home of the infamous Komodo Dragon; and Ajaccio, Corsica, France. Overnight calls include Thilawa (Rangoon), Myanmar, offering enough time for a visit to the Bagan Temples; Bali, Indonesia; Surabaya, Indonesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka, with its amazing Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage; Mumbai (Bobay), India; and Aquaba, Jordan, where a visit to Petra is an unforgettable experience. Guests on the full voyage will have the pleasure of two overnight calls at […]