Spice Island & Pacific Odyssey

7 March - 14 April 2019

Duration

38 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

22 Ports

7 March

Setting sail from 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.

Our tip

Food is a passion, almost a religion, in Singapore. So plan ahead, ask the locals and make sure you don’t miss out – street food or super-fancy, either is great.

8 March

At sea

9 March

Malaysia: Bintulu

10 March

Malaysia: Kota Kinabalu

11 March

At sea

12 March

Philippines: Puerto Princesa

13-14 March

At sea

15 March

Indonesia: Ujung Pandang

16 March

At sea

17 March

Timor-Leste: Dili

18-20 March

At sea

21 March

Australia: Cairns

22 March

At sea

23 March

Papua New Guinea: Alotau

24-25 March

Papua New Guinea: Trobriand Islands, Conflict Islands

26-27 March

At sea

28 March

Australia: Brisbane

29-30 March

At sea

31 March

New Caledonia: Nouméa

1 April

New Caledonia: Mare

2 April

At sea

3 April

Vanuatu: Vanuatu

4 April

Vanuatu: Port Vila

5 April

Vanuatu: Mystery Island

6 April

At sea

7 April

Fiji: Lautoka

8 April

Fiji: Vanua Levu

9 April

Fiji: Dravuni

10-11 April

At sea

12 April

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

13 April

New Zealand: Tauranga

14 April

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Don't miss

It’s not all about the city; there is stunning natural beauty within easy reach, including black sand beaches, islands and extinct volcanic cones.

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
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.

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

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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