ms Volendam

ms Volendam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
61,214 grt
781 feet
23 knots
November 1999
Tennis Professional Chris Evert

Latest Post

Apr 2016

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team

Exotic Halong Bay, Vietnam, is a highlight of the 14-Day Far East Explorer cruise.
Exotic Halong Bay, Vietnam, is a highlight of the 14-Day Far East Explorer cruise.

For many travelers, the word exotic conjures up images of shorelines fringed with lush landscapes and swaying palms, mystical scenery enhanced by bold colors, uncharted culturals and striking tastes that delight the palate. At Holland America Line, cruises to exotic locales take our guests to places like the Far East, South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, and South America. If you’re looking for a cruise that ignites the senses and leaves you with unforgettable experiences that touch your inner explorer, these voyages are the ideal exotic getaway. The Magic and Mystery of the Far East The Far East is an enchanting part of the world where golden buddhas and glistening temples tell the tales of long ago. The entire region features exciting ports of call — from major cities bustling with activity to quiet villages that show off the allure of the Orient. Cruisers looking for an adventure that explores several countries should join one of Volendam’s 14-Day Far East Explorer cruises that sail between Hong Kong, China, and Singapore. During the journey, the guests will discover nine ports in five countries over two weeks, including an overnight at Bangkok. Visits to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore provide a great glimpse into this beautiful part of the world. Head to the Land Down Under Australia and New Zealand continue to be among Holland America Line’s most popular cruise destinations. Over time, this culturally rich part of the world has increased its cruise capacity because more travelers want to explore its emerald landscapes, cuddle with cute koalas, cruise its amazing fiords (yes, Down Under fiords are spelled with an “i”!) and see the largest coral reef in the world. In addition to longer voyages around the continent, Holland America Line features Maasdam and Noordam on 13-, 14- and 15-Day Australia & New Zealand itineraries that cruise between Auckland and Sydney. New Zealand is the star on these exotic itineraries, with calls at Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Port Chalmers and Picton, not to mention scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park. Depending on the length and ship, the cruises also call at […]

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