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27-night Japan, China, & Taiwan Collectors' Voyage

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Westerdam
Destination:
Yokohama/Hong Kong
Departure Date:
10/13/2019
Length:
27
Offer ID:
1307030
from
$2859

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Yokohama (Tokyo)
10/13/2019
10/13/2019 8:00:00 PM

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

Shimizu
10/14/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/14/2019 2:00:00 PM

Shimizu is located on the northwest coast of Suruga Bay on the island of Honshu. Protected by a sandspit, it is a major commercial port and fishing centre. Places of scenic and historic interest include the Pine Groves of Miho, the Ryuge Temple, containing a fern palm believed to be more than 1,000 years old, and the nearby Nippon-Daira plateau.

Osaka
Suggested Private Excursion
10/15/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/15/2019 11:00:00 PM

This large, bustling port is the starting point for tours to the ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, the cultural fountainheads of classical Japan. Kyoto's Old Imperial Palace and the shogunal Nijo Castle remain glorious symbols of the power the city held for over 1,000 years. Until 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, filled with elegant timber buildings and, perhaps more than any other Japanese city, imbued with Kami, the divine spirit. You'll sense it everywhere, for there are hundreds of Shinto shrines and over a thousand Buddhist temples, as well as sacred treasure-houses of religious sculpture, painting and exquisite gardens. Nara, City of the Seven Great Temples, lies in an idyllic setting.

Suggested Private Excursions

OSAKA - Osaka Castle, Shitennoji and Den Den Town - 4 hours

At Sea
10/16/2019
10/16/2019

No information currently available.

Pusan (Busan)
10/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/17/2019 11:00:00 PM

Korea's "museum without walls" is akin only to China in its depth and cultural wonder. From Pusan, you can journey to the ancient Silla capital of Kyongju, a dynasty which reigned in Korea for almost a thousand years. Today this small provincial town is virtually a museum without walls, dotted with many splendid ruins. Nearby, the forested mountains and valleys shelter hundreds of beautiful Buddhist shrines including the renowned Sokkuram Grotto, and Tongdosa and Pulguksa Temples. Pusan is also a shopper's mecca and Korea's vital southern link to Japanese and American trade.

Hakata
10/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

Hakata is a port city that merged with Fukuoka city, and is now one of the largest cities in the northern part of Japan. There is a fantastic shopping and entertainment complex on the water at Hakata Wharf . Inside the building there is a beautiful aquarium, which contains about 500 fish from the local sea. There is also a museum, a year-round indoor snowboard facility, and the Hakata Port Tower. The wharf is also the boarding point for many sightseeing cruises and passenger ferries. And if that were not enough there is also Canal City Hakata, where the canal has been turned into a nature garden, with plants, live fish and even fireflies. The complex contains two hotels, office space, a movie theater with 13 screens, a Sega amusement park, a theater for musicals and plays, and a variety of shopping and dining.

At Sea
10/19/2019
10/19/2019

No information currently available.

Dalian
10/20/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/20/2019 5:00:00 PM

Dalian is a place of stunning beauty, comfortable climate, stylish architecture, beautiful beaches and summer tourist resorts. Gardens and circuses decorate the city. Along the southern coast, a road travels through scenic spots of Bangchui Island, Tiger Beach, Fujia Village, Baiyunshan Park, and Xinghai Park. To the southwest, there are worldly famous Lushunkou. Taiyanggou (Sun Valley), and Baiyu Mount (White Jade Mount) and natural wonders such as Snake Island and Sea Cat Island. To the north, there is Golden Pebble Beach Holiday Resort, with typical sea-corroded landscape and landform of coastal cast, and the Almighty's master piece - the unique "turtle-shell rocks." In Dalian there is also Bingyu Valley's scenic attractions in the north of the Zhuanghe city, which boasts soothing green mountains and clear rivers.

Tianjin (for Beijing)
10/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/21/2019

Besides being a business and trade center, Tianjin is also a famous historic and cultural city. The principal sights are: Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dagukou Emplacement, Dule Temple, Mt. Panshan, Haihe Park, Water Park, Central Line Scenic Area, and Culture and Food Streets.
The visitor can also enjoy the varied and beautiful architectures of the old concessionary areas where various objects and antiques can be found in the winding streets of the antique market. Food in Tianjin is quite different from other regions in China. The famous Tianjin-style braised creamed cabbage (steamed stuffed buns called "goubuli") are definitely worth a try. Fish and seafood are also very common. In the Chinese custom, fish is brought live to the table before being prepared according to your taste in either a local or a more cosmopolitan style. A discussion with the waiter on how to cook the meal is one of the pleasures of eating in China.

Tianjin (for Beijing)
10/22/2019
10/22/2019 6:00:00 PM

Besides being a business and trade center, Tianjin is also a famous historic and cultural city. The principal sights are: Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dagukou Emplacement, Dule Temple, Mt. Panshan, Haihe Park, Water Park, Central Line Scenic Area, and Culture and Food Streets.
The visitor can also enjoy the varied and beautiful architectures of the old concessionary areas where various objects and antiques can be found in the winding streets of the antique market. Food in Tianjin is quite different from other regions in China. The famous Tianjin-style braised creamed cabbage (steamed stuffed buns called "goubuli") are definitely worth a try. Fish and seafood are also very common. In the Chinese custom, fish is brought live to the table before being prepared according to your taste in either a local or a more cosmopolitan style. A discussion with the waiter on how to cook the meal is one of the pleasures of eating in China.

At Sea
10/23/2019
10/23/2019

No information currently available.

Qingdao
10/24/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/24/2019 5:00:00 PM

Qingdao (Tsingtao) is a major industrial city, a large fishing port, and an important cultural and educational center. It is also famous for its parks and beaches. Once a small fishing village, its prime strategic position led to maritime trade from the 17th century and Chinese, German and Japanese naval control of the city.

At Sea
10/25/2019
10/25/2019

No information currently available.

Shanghai
10/26/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/26/2019

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

Shanghai
10/27/2019
10/27/2019 6:00:00 PM

Shanghai is a teeming metropolis of 11 million, bustling with energy, towering skyscrapers, art deco buildings, honking traffic, and shopping crowds. Once here, visitors will find Eastern ways abound: Tai Chi along the Bund, the serenity of exquisite ponds and gardens, and an endless flotilla of sampans edging along the Huangpu River. Explore Shanghai old and new: the busy bazaars and alleyways of the Old Town, Yu Garden, Wuxingting Tea House, Long Hua Temple and more.

At Sea
10/28/2019
10/28/2019

No information currently available.

Hakata
10/29/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/29/2019 5:00:00 PM

Hakata is a port city that merged with Fukuoka city, and is now one of the largest cities in the northern part of Japan. There is a fantastic shopping and entertainment complex on the water at Hakata Wharf . Inside the building there is a beautiful aquarium, which contains about 500 fish from the local sea. There is also a museum, a year-round indoor snowboard facility, and the Hakata Port Tower. The wharf is also the boarding point for many sightseeing cruises and passenger ferries. And if that were not enough there is also Canal City Hakata, where the canal has been turned into a nature garden, with plants, live fish and even fireflies. The complex contains two hotels, office space, a movie theater with 13 screens, a Sega amusement park, a theater for musicals and plays, and a variety of shopping and dining.

Kagoshima
10/30/2019 9:00:00 AM
10/30/2019 6:00:00 PM

Kagoshima, a seaport on Kyushu Island, Japan, is shelterd within Kagoshima Bay and is the commercial and cultural center of southern Kyushu. Products manufactured here include a famous type of earthenware known as Satsumaware. Sights of interest include the Iso Garden and the local Theatre.

Amami Oshima (Naze)
10/31/2019 9:00:00 AM
10/31/2019 6:00:00 PM

Situated off the coast of Kagoshima, this picturesque island is blessed with a subtropical climate, beaches with "star sand," and an abundance of flora and fauna. But there is more to this island than just its scenic beauty. Amami Oshima has inspired an arts and crafts culture that is as rich as its heritage. The cultural center at Amami Park is usually one of the first places visitors come to, as it contains the Museum of Amami where you can find detailed information about local customs, traditional culture, and the history of the Amami Islands. Another popular site is the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum, which celebrates this famed Japanese painter's career and his ties to the island. Other artistic endeavors woven into the culture include the richly dyed tsumugi textiles, which date back more than 1,300 years. These fabrics are famous for being used to make high-quality kimonos. Music is a large part of the island's identity and it is known for its shimauta (island songs), accompanied by the sanshin, a three-stringed musical instrument. A mouthwatering variety of tropical foods can be found in the restaurants and local markets, particularly the passion fruit and mango, cultivated in the warm southern climate, are exceptionally delicious.

Okinawa (Naha)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/1/2019 7:00:00 AM
11/1/2019 6:00:00 PM

Naha is the port for Okinawa Island lying southwest of the main Japanese islands. Landmarks in the city include the Commodore Perry Memorial, the 16th-century Sogen-ji Ishimon Gates and Tsuboya pottery quarter. Explore Shuri the 500 year old former capital that contains various shrines, temples and ceremonial gates including the famous Shurei Gate. The island, tropical and encircled by coral reefs, also houses Japan's largest sub tropical park (Okinawa Memorial Park) that includes an Aquarium, Museum and amusement park. It is also possible to visit the Okinawa Battle Sites and a number of war memorials recording the American victory in 1945.

Suggested Private Excursions

OKINAWA NAHA - Underground Former Navy Headquarters and Makishi Market - 4 hours

Ishigaki
11/2/2019 8:00:00 AM
11/2/2019 6:00:00 PM

Ishigaki Island is the main island of the Yaeyama Islands. The island offers visitors calm beaches, snorkeling, and diving in the surrounding coral reefs.  Visitors can also explore the jungle like scenery around the rivers by taking a river kayak tour. At Tamatorizaki Observation point the platform offers lovely views of the cape.  Ishigaki also has the highest mountain in the region, which afford visitors great hiking trails throughout the island's hilly interior.

Taipei (Keelung)
11/3/2019 7:00:00 AM
11/3/2019

Keelung is situated along East China Sea on Taiwan's northeast tip and has been an important Taiwanese seaport. It is gateway to the island's most magnificent coastal scenery and a convenient location to begin a journey overland to Taipei.

Taipei (Keelung)
11/4/2019
11/4/2019 4:00:00 PM

Keelung is situated along East China Sea on Taiwan's northeast tip and has been an important Taiwanese seaport. It is gateway to the island's most magnificent coastal scenery and a convenient location to begin a journey overland to Taipei.

Kaohsiung
11/5/2019 8:00:00 AM
11/5/2019 5:00:00 PM

Kaohsiung is home to many green parks, temples, and museums for visitors to enjoy. At night visitors can take a relaxing river tour and take in the charming sights along Love River. Along the river you will find a variety of cafes and restaurants with unique themes and excellent service. The most scenic spot in the city is Lotus Lake, with it's Panping Mountain in the center, pavilions, and pagodas.

At Sea
11/6/2019
11/6/2019

No information currently available.

Manila
11/7/2019 8:00:00 AM
11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM

Manila is the heartbeat of the Philippines. Multi-faceted, multi-layered, lusty and lively, it is the seat of government and center of arts and education. It is a city of contrasts and contradictions. Here streets pulsate with life at all hours; within its boundaries live the richest and poorest in the country. Occupied over decades by Spanish, Americans, British and Japanese, East meets West, giving the city a unique character. The Walled City, a medieval fortified town, was the heart and soul of the country for more than 300 years. This city fortress, surrounded by moats and turreted walls 30 feet thick, was known as Intramuros and comprises Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church - suggested priorities on any visitor’s itinerary. Manila attracts migrants who arrive from throughout to study or seek work. The cosmopolitan air in this fascinating city comes from its substantial Chinese and other foreign communities, busy port, multi-national corporations and constant flow of tourists. Other sights to see include Manila Cathedral, the Coconut Palace, and the National Museum.

At Sea
11/8/2019
11/8/2019

No information currently available.

Hong Kong
Suggested Private Excursion
11/9/2019 8:00:00 AM
11/9/2019

As Asia’s premier gateway to China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong offers a great travel experience. Visitors will find everything from hiking, horse racing and sailing to internationally renowned art galleries and lively art festivals. Some of the best hotels, dining and shopping in the world are found in this metropolis. Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cities and a delightful realm of natural wonders and serene rural villages. With its wealth of cultural attractions, Hong Kong invites exploration and inspires interest to even the most experienced traveler. Sights include Museum of History – which houses a collection of archaeological finds and historic photographs providing an introduction to Hong Kong’s history. Cultural Center is the city’s newest performing arts venue. The Space Museum’s dome, where Omnimax shows and astronomy exhibits are featured, is nearby. Adjacent is the Museum of Art. Stanley Market is an open-air market for browsing and finding bargains in fashions, leather, porcelain, and linens. Jade Market is a specialty market featuring 450 stalls with jade items.

Suggested Private Excursions

Hong Kong New Territories Museum, local market, temple and walled village - 4 hours

Hong Kong Heritage Tour - 4.5 hours - Hong Kong

Lamma Island Tour - 8.5 hours

Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience - 2.5 hours

Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class - 3.5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $588 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
10/13/2019
Number of Nights
27
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 27-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1307030

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Company Info

Pride Family Cruises
7723 La Mirada Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 939-1387