Golden Buddhas, Khmer palaces, pristine beaches… Holland America Line’s Far East Discovery voyage through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand has it all. Aimed at discerning travellers who dream of exploring Asia in style and comfort – while only unpacking once – a voyage on Westerdam or Noordam is the ideal experience. These two elegant, perfectly sized hotels-at-sea each carry just under 2,000 guests and come with spacious rooms and suites (many with their own private balcony), fine dining with casual and formal options, and entertainment included, making this a premium value holiday choice.
The itinerary has been thoughtfully designed so guests can enjoy long days and overnight stays in incredible cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong (you can also bookend a trip with stays in both at the start and finish of your trip). As with all Holland America Line cruises, you can explore in-depth through a wealth of tours, talks and cultural experiences (which can be booked in advance if you prefer). Highlights of this voyage include tuk-tuk rides through Bangkok to a bustling night market and blue lagoon swimming in Ko Samui. Foodies, meanwhile, will love tasting pepper crab in the Cambodian town of Kampot or Vietnamese cooking classes in Nha Trang. Then soak up the region’s variety with visits to the temples at Angkor Wat and the magical seascapes of Halong Bay.
Equally as enthralling are Holland America Line’s many other Asia cruises, which immerse guests in countries such as Taiwan, Japan and China. All feature regional cuisine from the heart of the continent (such as sushi with yuzu-flavoured tuna and guacamole), sophisticated cocktails in the Gallery Bar and world-class entertainment in the evenings, from Memphis blues to a performance of classical strings or astonishing footage from the BBC’s Planet Earth II, accompanied by a live orchestra. This is a brilliant and enriching way to experience some of Asia’s most exotic, bucket-list destinations in comfort, style and ease.
To learn more about Holland America Line’s worldwide cruises, visit hollandamerica.com or call 0344 338 8605