Holland America Increases Capacity in Asia for 2013-14

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Holland America Line will position ms Volendam and ms Rotterdam in Asia for the 2013-14 season, increasing capacity and adding more robust itineraries in the popular region. New expanded Singapore sailings make it easier to sail round-trip from the bustling port and experience exotic calls at destinations like Myanmar and India.

The diverse 14-day itineraries and longer Collectors’ Voyages — that combine back-to-back itineraries into longer cruises — also feature extended and overnight stays at some of Asia’s most iconic cities and provide travelers with ample time to explore the region’s diverse historical and notable landmarks. Two extensive 51- and 53-day Collectors’ Voyages in January and March, respectively, provide comprehensive explorations of the region with visits to Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia while sailing from and to Europe.

New 14-Day Asian Adventure Voyage

Departing Feb. 17, 2014, from Singapore, Volendam sails on a new round-trip itinerary that stretches up to Myanmar and explores Malaysia, Thailand and India.

New 14-day Indonesian Discovery Voyages

Rotterdam will sail a series and Volendam will offer one departure of new round-trip Singapore itineraries in 2014.

14-day Far East Discovery Voyages

Volendam’s 14-day Far East Discovery voyages sail between Hong Kong, China, and Singapore and feature calls at Koh Samui and Bangkok (overnight), Thailand; Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and Phu My, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Halong Bay, Vietnam.

14-day China and Japan Voyages

For Volendam’s China and Japan voyages, guests can choose to sail between Hong Kong and Kobe (Osaka), Japan, or round-trip from Kobe.

19-day Great Barrier Reef

Travel Melbourne to Singapore on the Volendam departing Nov. 20, 2013.  Featuring two days of scenic cruising in The Great Barrier Reef with stops at Sydney, Burnie (Tasmania), Hamilton Island, Cairns and Darwin, Australia; Komodo Island, Bali and Semarang, Indonesia before arriving Singapore. 

28-day Far East Adventure Collectors’ Voyage

Volendam’s 28-day Far East Adventure Collectors’ Voyage from Hong Kong to Singapore departs Feb. 3, 2014, and combines back-to-back Far East Discovery and Asian Adventure itineraries.

51-day Spice Route to Singapore Collectors’ Voyage
Departing Jan. 8, 2014, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, or Jan. 9 from Southampton (London), England, Rotterdam sets course for Singapore on a 51- or 50-day Collector’s Voyage that calls at ports in Portugal, Spain, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

53-day Indonesia, Arabia and India Discovery Collectors’ Voyage

Departing March 14, 2014, Rotterdam will sail a 52- or 53-day day Collectors’ Voyage from Singapore back to Southampton (London) or Rotterdam visiting ports in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, including a daylight transit of the Suez Canal.

Source: HAL

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