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Japan’s Cherry Blossom & Mount Fuji Discovery
Includes a Fully Escorted Tour of Mount Fuji and Hotel Stays in Hong Kong and Tokyo
Mount Fuji & Cherry Blossom Experience
Price from
R59,999pp
Duration
18 nights
Departing
16 Mar 2019

Your Experience:

  • 1 night stay at the Metropark Hotel Kowloon in Hong Kong
  • 14 night full-board cruise from Hong Kong to Tokyo on board ms Westerdam
  • 3 night hotel stay at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba in Tokyo
  • Fully escorted tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Sky Gondola
  • Fully escorted boat trip across Lake Ashi
  • High-speed Bullet Train to Tokyo
  • All flights, taxes & transfers

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Cruise Code: ASA6244 Call: 0861 100 400
Mon to Fri 9am to 7pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 3pm

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Hong Kong Hotel stay
  • Day 2 Hong Kong Embark ship
  • Days 3 - 4 At Sea
  • Day 5 Shanghai
  • Day 6 Shanghai
  • Day 7 At Sea
  • Day 8 Qingdao
  • Day 9 At Sea
  • Day 10 Tianjin
  • Day 11 Tianjin
  • Day 12 At Sea
  • Day 13 Nagasaki
  • Day 14 Kagoshima
  • Day 15 At Sea
  • Day 16 Yokohama Disembark ship
    Hotel Stay
  • Day 17 Tokyo Hotel stay
  • Day 18 Tokyo Hotel stay
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    Day 1
    Hong Kong - Hotel Stay
    Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port. The harbour is the lifeline of the city, with its deep, sheltered waters and constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.
    Aerial View of Hong Kong

    Day 1

    Hong Kong - Hotel Stay

    Diverse and delicious with an insatiable appetite, Hong Kong – also called the 'City of Life' – is bursting with energy. Experience the excitement, vibrancy and colour of this unforgettable duty-free port. The harbour is the lifeline of the city, with its deep, sheltered waters and constant parade of vessels – modern and traditional – all set against a stunning backdrop.

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    Day 2
    Hong Kong - Embark ms Westerdam
    In Hong Kong you’ll embark the wonderful ms Westerdam, a ship that successfully blends the finest elements of cruising heritage with a selection of modern innovations. It’s a superb choice for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea in exquisite surroundings, yet with stimulating activities and high-quality entertainment available.
    ms Westerdam

    Day 2

    Hong Kong - Embark ms Westerdam

    In Hong Kong you’ll embark the wonderful ms Westerdam, a ship that successfully blends the finest elements of cruising heritage with a selection of modern innovations. It’s a superb choice for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea in exquisite surroundings, yet with stimulating activities and high-quality entertainment available.

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    Days 3 - 4
    At Sea
    During your days and nights at sea, you’ll find plenty on board to entertain you. The Vista Show Lounge lights up at night with superb live entertainment while Holland America’s Dancing with the Stars at Sea lets passengers get involved with the fun! Night owls will love the classy casino, open until late.
    Entertainment on Board

    Day 3

    At Sea

    During your days and nights at sea, you’ll find plenty on board to entertain you. The Vista Show Lounge lights up at night with superb live entertainment while Holland America’s Dancing with the Stars at Sea lets passengers get involved with the fun! Night owls will love the classy casino, open until late.

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    Day 5
    Shanghai (overnight in port)
    Art Deco buildings squeeze between climbing skyscrapers in the fast-paced city of Shanghai. This unique cosmopolitan metropolis is a city of contrasts. You’ll find yourself surrounded by cool modern architecture one moment, before stumbling upon old Jewish synagogues and rickety street stalls the next.
    City Skyline

    Day 5

    Shanghai (overnight in port)

    Art Deco buildings squeeze between climbing skyscrapers in the fast-paced city of Shanghai. This unique cosmopolitan metropolis is a city of contrasts. You’ll find yourself surrounded by cool modern architecture one moment, before stumbling upon old Jewish synagogues and rickety street stalls the next.

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    Day 6
    Shanghai
    Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai museum.
    Yuyuan Garden District

    Day 6

    Shanghai

    Bright neon meets ancient tradition in Shanghai. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai museum.

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    Day 7
    At Sea
    Explore a wide range of delicious on board dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across the Holland America fleet.
    Dining Options

    Day 7

    At Sea

    Explore a wide range of delicious on board dining options - everything from a burger and fries by the Lido pool to the Pan-Asian flavors of Tamarind to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at Pinnacle Grill. A team of world-class celebrity chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across the Holland America fleet.

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    Day 8
    Qingdao
    Known as China’s sailing city, this attractive town looks out over the sea on two sides and features long, sandy beaches. There’s a distinctive European feel to the city with its red roofed villas and German-style architecture - a legacy of occupation just before the First World War. The Germans also inspired a passion for beer and today Qingdao produces the famous Tsingtao lager and hosts a renowned international beer festival.
    Qingdao City Center

    Day 8

    Qingdao

    Known as China’s sailing city, this attractive town looks out over the sea on two sides and features long, sandy beaches. There’s a distinctive European feel to the city with its red roofed villas and German-style architecture - a legacy of occupation just before the First World War. The Germans also inspired a passion for beer and today Qingdao produces the famous Tsingtao lager and hosts a renowned international beer festival.

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    Day 9
    At Sea
    Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends or somewhere to dance the night away you’ll find it on board the ms Westerdam. Sip cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views in the Crow’s Nest and then head to the dazzling Northern Lights Nightclub for a boogie.
    Crow's Nest

    Day 9

    At Sea

    Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends or somewhere to dance the night away you’ll find it on board the ms Westerdam. Sip cocktails while enjoying spectacular ocean views in the Crow’s Nest and then head to the dazzling Northern Lights Nightclub for a boogie.

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    Day 10
    Tianjin, Beijing (overnight in port)
    Beijing is the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. Here you could visit the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park, where locals practice Tai Chi, for an authentic taste of Beijing life. Or you could visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares, and the Forbidden City, the former home to 24 emperors.
    Haihe River

    Day 10

    Tianjin, Beijing (overnight in port)

    Beijing is the beating heart of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. Here you could visit the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park, where locals practice Tai Chi, for an authentic taste of Beijing life. Or you could visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares, and the Forbidden City, the former home to 24 emperors.

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    Day 11
    Tianjin, Beijing
    During your visit to Beijing, you could visit the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest landmark weaves majestically between the East and West of China, through dry and dusty deserts and lush mountains, carrying with it a tragic, yet triumphant history that spans more than 2,000 years.
    Chinese Lantern

    Day 11

    Tianjin, Beijing

    During your visit to Beijing, you could visit the magnificent Great Wall of China. China’s greatest landmark weaves majestically between the East and West of China, through dry and dusty deserts and lush mountains, carrying with it a tragic, yet triumphant history that spans more than 2,000 years.

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    Day 12
    At Sea
    When it comes to activities on board ms Westerdam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while more recent introductions such as informative digital workshops and the brilliant Culinary Arts Centre add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.
    Greenhouse Spa

    Day 12

    At Sea

    When it comes to activities on board ms Westerdam, much-loved favourites such as the Greenhouse Spa and fitness centre will ensure guests are well looked-after, while more recent introductions such as informative digital workshops and the brilliant Culinary Arts Centre add a new twist to the cruise holiday experience.

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    Day 13
    Nagasaki
    Nagasaki is beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. You’ll see Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese influences all over this vibrant, bustling city. The Atomic Bomb Museum gives you an insight into the devastation of the war and highlights the strength of the Nagasaki people who have rebuilt their city.
    Confucius Shrine in Nagasaki

    Day 13

    Nagasaki

    Nagasaki is beautiful city, set on a plain between the active harbour and a backdrop of stunning mountains. You’ll see Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese influences all over this vibrant, bustling city. The Atomic Bomb Museum gives you an insight into the devastation of the war and highlights the strength of the Nagasaki people who have rebuilt their city.

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    Day 14
    Kagoshima
    This friendly city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. Kagoshima is often described as a Japanese version of Naples with a warm and sunny climate and its very own active volcano that towers over the city. Here you can sample some of Japan’s best sake, brewed from the Satsuma sweet potatoes.
    Sakurajima Volcano at Dusk

    Day 14

    Kagoshima

    This friendly city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. Kagoshima is often described as a Japanese version of Naples with a warm and sunny climate and its very own active volcano that towers over the city. Here you can sample some of Japan’s best sake, brewed from the Satsuma sweet potatoes.

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    Day 15
    At Sea
    Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents performances and presentations that are sure to entertain and inform throughout your voyage. These include Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.
    Live Entertainment

    Day 15

    At Sea

    Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents performances and presentations that are sure to entertain and inform throughout your voyage. These include Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.

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    Day 16
    Yokohama - Disembark ms Westerdam and Tokyo Hotel Stay
    In Yokohama you’ll disembark ms Westerdam for your hotel stay in Tokyo. You arrive in Japan’s mega-city at the perfect time to experience the mystical scents and colour of its iconic cherry blooms. The whole metropolis turns pale pink at this time of year. To immerse yourself in this enchanting symbol of Japanese culture, make your way to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Ueno Park for the perfect viewing points of hundreds of flowering trees.
    Sensoji Temple

    Day 16

    Yokohama - Disembark ms Westerdam and Tokyo Hotel Stay

    In Yokohama you’ll disembark ms Westerdam for your hotel stay in Tokyo. You arrive in Japan’s mega-city at the perfect time to experience the mystical scents and colour of its iconic cherry blooms. The whole metropolis turns pale pink at this time of year. To immerse yourself in this enchanting symbol of Japanese culture, make your way to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Ueno Park for the perfect viewing points of hundreds of flowering trees.

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    Day 17
    Tokyo - Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour
    During your Tokyo stay, you’ll enjoy a tour of the sacred Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. You’ll admire the symmetrical beauty of its near perfect volcanic cone and take in stunning panoramic views from halfway up the mountain. You’ll also take a sky ride on the Hakone gondola and a boat trip across the serene Lake Ashi before the Bullet Trains whisk you back to Tokyo.
    Mount Fuji

    Day 17

    Tokyo - Mount Fuji & Lake Ashi Tour

    During your Tokyo stay, you’ll enjoy a tour of the sacred Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain. You’ll admire the symmetrical beauty of its near perfect volcanic cone and take in stunning panoramic views from halfway up the mountain. You’ll also take a sky ride on the Hakone gondola and a boat trip across the serene Lake Ashi before the Bullet Trains whisk you back to Tokyo.

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    Day 18
    Tokyo - Hotel Stay
    Take time to explore this bustling, clean and easy to navigate city. It’s a place of contrasts – skyscraper skylines and ancient temples, edgy bars and Shinto shrines. Head for Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple, and cross the Nijubashi Bridge on your way to the Imperial Palace. Go shopping in the Ginza district, and be sure to stop off for some nigiri-zushi and tempura – in Tokyo you’ve reached foodie heaven.
    Tokyo City Centre

    Day 18

    Tokyo - Hotel Stay

    Take time to explore this bustling, clean and easy to navigate city. It’s a place of contrasts – skyscraper skylines and ancient temples, edgy bars and Shinto shrines. Head for Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple, and cross the Nijubashi Bridge on your way to the Imperial Palace. Go shopping in the Ginza district, and be sure to stop off for some nigiri-zushi and tempura – in Tokyo you’ve reached foodie heaven.

ms Westerdam

The wonderful ms Westerdam offers the very finest elements of cruising heritage with the addition of some neat modern innovations that today’s passengers will love. 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. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait. The Westerdam is a superb choice of ship for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea, yet with interesting activities and high-quality entertainment available whenever you want them.

Key Facts

Entered service: 01/04/2004

Number of Decks: 11

Passenger Capacity: 1,916

Total Crew: 817

Number of Cabins: 958

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 2

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

The Explorer’s Lounge

Enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favourite liqueur in this elegant and refined space.

America’s Test Kitchen

This culinary programme includes live cooking workshops and hands-on workshops.

Pinnacle Grill

Celebrate the day’s adventures at this intimate restaurant with signature recipes.

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