Sailing from Japan
Before you board
One night in Tokyo
On arrival in Tokyo you will transfer to the Park Hotel for an overnight stay, allowing you to recover after a long flight and perhaps explore this fascinating city. The following day you will be transferred to the port to board the ms Westerdam.
Setting sail from Yokohama
Shimizu is one of the most spectacular ports in Japan, a sweeping bay in the shadow of the iconic Mount Fuji. You can spend some time admiring the views and wandering through peaceful pine groves, or visit the unique Shimizu Sushi Museum at the S-Pulse Dream Plaza shopping mall.
Osaka, Japan’s third largest city, is a pulsating commercial hub, famous for its food, and the cityscape rivals Tokyo for neon-lit futurism. If you need respite from the urban sprawl seek out Osaka Castle and the surrounding Nishinomaru Garden, a particularly pretty spot during the cherry blossom season.
The small, laid back city of Kochi is situated on the south coast of Shikoku island, an important place of pilgrimage for Japanese Buddhists. Three of the 88 temples on the pilgrimage route are in Kochi, and the city is also known for its elegant 17th century hilltop castle.
The charming port town of Otaru has a notable history, playing an important role in the herring trade during the 19th century, and this is reflected in the stone warehouses alongside the picturesque canal.
Japan: Hakodate, Aomori
Arriving in Yokohama
Before returning home
One night in Tokyo
On arrival in Tokyo you will transfer to the Park Hotel for a final one night stay, allowing you more time to explore Japan's scintillating capital before flying back to London.
Your fare includes: 14 nights in an Ocean View Stateroom; All meals, 24-hour room service & taxes; 1 night pre-cruise & 1 night post-cruise stay at the Park Hotel Tokyo (BB); Return flights & all overseas transfers.
Your home from home
Sister ships Oosterdam and Westerdam, each carrying just under 2,000 guests as part of Holland America’s Vista class series, are a combination of traditional comfort with modern technology, ensuring a smooth ride and a warm welcome.
What we love
We love the distinctive gallery style décor on board the Holland America ships, ranging from classic oils to contemporary photography. The eclectic mix of fascinating art works and sculptures can be toured and enjoyed, or simply appreciated as the backdrop to your leisurely cruise.
|Crew||817 International Staff|
An appealing combination of contemporary relaxation and classic traditions mean that you can choose the venue on board to suit your mood, from formal dining to lots of more casual options, and a wide choice of entertainments and activities.
|Year Built||2003 (Oosterdam) / 2004 (Westerdam)|
|LAST REFURBISHED||2016 (Oosterdam) / 2010 (Westerdam)|
|Tonnage||82,305 grt (Oosterdam) / 82,348 grt (Westerdam)|
|Cruising Speed||24 knots|