Cruise to Japan for the amazing cherry blossom season and Mount Fuji from $353pp per night.

This is your chance to embrace one of Japan’s most iconic spectacles – the pink cherry blossom season – with a Holland America Line’s cruise of Asia’s exotic coastal destinations. The magical journey includes a […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 15 2022

Set sail on an extraordinary 17-night cruise holiday to Japan from $352 pp per night

Like Marco Polo who described Japan as a magnificent country abundant in gold, silver and silk, the western world has, for centuries, been lured by the mystic of the Far East. In particular, the west […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 25 2022

Embark on a 17-night cruise holiday with FREE tours to see the amazing cherry blossoms in Japan from $352 per person per night.

With Japan finally reopening its borders, this is your chance to reacquaint yourself with the Land of the Rising Sun. And what better time to embrace the marvellous joys of travelling to Japan than during […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 5 2022

Westerdam cast adrift amid hysteria over coronavirus

The ship which has been turned away from multiple Asian ports is now sailing for Sihanoukville, Cambodia where she will end her cruise Thursday morning, February 13. The Westerdam has no passengers with the coronavirus […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 11 2020

Westerdam resumes services after a fire onboard

Holland America’s ms Westerdam has returned to service after a fire broke out in one of the boiler rooms. The ship was heading from Seattle to Sitka, Alaska when the fire occurred on Saturday. The […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 30 2014

Holland America’s Westerdam hits ice in Alaska

Vessel sustains damage but Holland America insists the hull wasn’t breached.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 13 2011