Southern Ocean & East Indies Holiday

21 December 2018 - 26 January 2019

Duration

36 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

24 Ports

21 December

Setting sail from Sydney

One or our favourite cities in the world, we love pretty much everything about Sydney. Offering outdoor living at its best, the city is known for the excellent beaches but offers so much more, including a thriving and varied food scene inspired by Asian and European flavours. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and admire the amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the cafés and bars in The Rocks district, walk across the top of the Harbour Bridge (or enjoy the easier option of a view from the top of one of the stone towers) or just relax on the beach.

Our tip

Rather than go to Bondi, take a local ferry from Circular Quay (an attraction in itself) to the relaxed northern beaches for a (slightly) less crowded experience.

22 December

At sea

23 December

Australia: Melbourne

24 December

At sea

25-27 December

Australia: Hobart, Port Arthur (Tasmania)

27 December

At sea

28-29 December

Australia: Adelaide

30 December

Australia: Kangaroo Island

31 December

Australia: Port Lincoln

1-2 January

At sea

3-5 January

Australia: Esperance, Albany, Bunbury

6 January

Australia: Fremantle (Perth)

7 January

Australia: Geraldton

8 January

At sea

9 January

Australia: Exmouth

10 January

At sea

11 January

Australia: Broome

12 January

Australia: Kuri Bay

13 January

At sea

14 January

Australia: Darwin

15 January

At sea

16 January

Timor-Leste: Dili

17 January

At sea

18 January

Indonesia: Komodo Island

19 January

Indonesia: Ujung Pandang

20 January

At sea

21 January

Indonesia: Celukan Bawang (Bali)

22 January

Indonesia: Probolinggo

23 January

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

24 January

Indonesia: Semarang

25 January

At sea

26 January

Arriving in Singapore

Singapore is one of the world's richest cities, with a standard of living to match, and in recent years it has moved on from its image as a sterile, overly officious nanny state to become one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the region. Singapore's heritage as an important trading post means that there is a real cultural mix, with four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Step away from the gleaming towers and you'll find yourself transported into another world amongst the intoxicating streets of Chinatown and Little India.

Don't miss

There’s some serious green space in Singapore and it always feels as if the jungle is just waiting for us to turn our backs for a moment to take over. Seek out the parks and the gardens.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam dining room
Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam spa

The classic Maasdam is an inviting size – spacious, but carrying just over 1,200 guests. Her stylish take on the Holland America traditions make her an excellent choice for those who enjoy a distinctive and cosy ambience.

What we love

Every Holland America ship boasts a wealth of artworks and artefacts, and on Maasdam the theme is the Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th to 19th Centuries - a great trading era. This is an excellent backdrop to the high levels of service and attention on board.

Capacity 1,259 Guests
Crew 580 International Staff
Style The Holland America style is warm and welcoming, with a charming crew and attentive smiling service. A stimulating onboard programme keeps guests busy at sea, and they enjoy the sociable contrast to their time exploring ashore.
Year Built 1993
LAST REFURBISHED 2011
Tonnage 55,575 grt
Length 719 feet
Breadth 101 feet
Cruising Speed 22 knots
More about MS Maasdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Park Hyatt Sydney

Our favourite hotel in Sydney

So many to choose from, but we love the Park Hyatt – make sure you upgrade to a room with a view.

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Around Sydney

The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area of hikes, waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and a place to learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime.

The Fullerton hotel, Singapore

Our favourite hotel in Singapore

So many wonderful hotels. We like a lot of them, but our choice is the Fullerton.

Eastern and Oriental Express

Leave Singapore in style

If you’ve got time and the dates work, take the Eastern and Oriental Express train to Bangkok.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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