Holland America Line Asia Cruises

See the Far East in style and climb aboard for a journey of epic proportions during a cruise to Asia and the Pacific with Holland America Line. Test your culinary limits and discover a culture filled with traditions you’ll want to be a part of when you spend some time in Thailand. Visit Patong while at port in Phuket and find unique food like designer sushi and Kao Tom. See the wonders of Saigon or the Indian-influenced ruins of My Son while in Vietnam. Each day is an exciting adventure on a Holland America Line Asia and Pacific cruise.

 

Things to Do on an Asia Cruise with Holland America Line

 

The wonders of Asia come to life on a Holland America cruise to the Far East where you can see ancient temples in Bali, attend an acrobatic show in Shanghai and spend some time with wise elephants in Thailand.

 


Holland America Line Hirosaki Japan at Hirosaki Castle dates from 1611
  • Hirosaki: The Castle Town (Aomori, Japan)
    Learn about the peaceful beauty of Japan on this excursion to the Hirosaki Park, where you’ll see a castle and some of the most splendid cherry blossom spots in the world. After spending a beautiful morning here you’ll travel to the nearby Tsugaruhan Neputa-mura village, which offers you the chance to take in a variety of art forms, including ceramics and woodblock painting. Lastly, visit the Zenringai, an area marked by 33 Zen temples, among which is the Saishoin Temple which dates back 300 years.
     

 


Holland America Line Tanah Lot Temple Bali Indonesia
  • Royal Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot Pagoda (Bali, Indonesia)
    After a visit to the Royal Temple and its beautiful shrine, you’ll enter the monkey forest, which is actually a sacred space for the local Balinese people. The tall trees are littered with macaque monkeys who are always good for a great laugh. After this exciting adventure, head to the Tanah Lot Temple which is perched on a rock overlooking the coastline.
     

 


Holland America Line bird view at Shanghai China Bund Pudong area
  • Chinese Acrobat Show (Shanghai, China)
    The Chinese take their gymnastics seriously; they are almost always on the medal stand during the Olympics. Partake in their athletes’ amazing feats of gravity-defying tumbling and tossing at a 90-minute show. This show also features artistic gymnastics that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
     

 


Holland America Line limestone islands in Halong Bay Vietnam
  • Highlights of Hanoi (Halong Bay, Vietnam)
    A mix of Asian and French influences combine in Hanoi to create a stunning city with wide tree-lined streets and a district of narrow alleyways squashed together. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, also houses the country’s first university, the Temple of Literature. At Thirty-Six Streets you’ll find shops that sell traditional Vietnamese crafts and foods like roasted fish, silk and bamboo products.
     

 


Holland America Line thai elephants at Ayutthaya Elephant Camp  Thailand
  • Elephant Village Fun (Laem Chabang, Thailand)
    Travel to the elephant village in Pattaya, which is a sanctuary for older elephants that can no longer work in the Thai jungles. Here you can spend some time with these memorable creatures as you explore pineapple, tapioca and rubber plantations on the back of an elephant. In Pattaya you’ll also see silk processing on handlooms and take a raft trip in the river.
     

 


Holland America Line church in Seopjikoji Mount Jeju Island South Korea
  • Sangumburi Crater, Folk Village and Haenyeo Museum (Jeju City, South Korea)
    Jeju is actually a volcanic island; you can walk around one of the craters, Sangumburi, with more than 400 plant species to get an idea of the ecology of this land. At the Seongup Folk Village you can learn about the people of Jeju and visit a Confucian temple. For lunch, its pork barbecue and then you’ll visit the Haenyeo Museum dedicated to the area’s female divers who bucked their male-dominated culture.
     

 

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