Hong Kong to Shanghai with Taiwan and Japan – 1 to 15 Feb 2020
14 Night Cruise sailing from Hong Kong to Shanghai aboard Holland America Line's Westerdam
Optional Clay and Culture exclusive pottery and ceramics themed shore excursion programme.
Ports of Call
Hong Kong is a city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. It is a major tourist destination as well as being one of the world's major business centres. It is also a bustling port and commercial centre with many luxury hotels and a highly developed transport system.
Places worth visiting include Tsimshatsui complex – shops, restaurants and a space museum, the harbour and its magnificent skyline, The Peak – take a tram to the 'top' of Hong Kong Island for exceptional views and the Peak Tower, night markets, Ocean Park, with performing dolphins and killer whales, the floating restaurants, Repulse Bay, with the Tin Hau Temple overlooking the beach, Stanley Market, the New Territories countryside, the Chinese markets; Miu Fat Monastery, Chinese temples, Aberdeen, Lantau Island and the splendid Po Lin Monastery. There are delightful beaches on the islands of Lantau, Lamma and Cheung Chau.
Keelung is located in the northern part of Taiwan, which is a well-known harbour with Keelung islet and Ho-ping islet in front as natural defense. Keelung has rich seachores, plenty of historic sites as well as mountains and rivers.
For instance, Buddha Statue, Chung-cheng Park, Nuantung Vallery, Tai-an Waterfall, Keelung islet and Lover's Lake, all these natural creations and splendid scenes can be touched and seen all over the city. Keelung possess more fortune and privilege from nature so that tourists has more opportunities to be close to nature in this city.
Busan is a city located in the south-eastern province of South Gyeongsang, South Korea. It is South Korea's second largest metropolis after Seoul. It is the largest port city in South Korea and the fifth largest port in the world.
Busan has some historic sights, beautiful beaches, healing hot springs and inspirational nature reserves. Each autumn, the city conducts an international film festival. Visitors will also want to see the Beomeo-sa Temple, one of the country's five Great Temples. Haeundae Beach is one of Busan's most popular attractions; people come from all over the country, particularly in late July and early August.
The city is also famous for its seafood. The Busan fish market has a huge selection of fresh seafood in the early morning. Although primarily known as a port, the city has many steep hills, creating a very unusual mix of mountains and ocean.
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the People's Republic of China and the eighth largest in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Shanghai is also one of the world's busiest ports, and became the largest cargo port in the world in 2005.
Shanghai is known as the 'Paris of the East' with the best skyline in Asia, reflecting both Oriental and European influences. In recent years, a number of modern buildings have been added to the city, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Library, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City, Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum.
- 01/02 Hong Kong 06:00 PM
- 02/02 At sea - -
- 03/02 Manila, Philippines 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
- 04/02 At sea - -
- 05/02 Kao-hsuing, Taiwan 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
- 06/02 Keelung, Taiwan 08:00 AM 11:00 PM (Taipei Ceramics Museum visit and Beipu Hakka Pottery Village)
- 07/02 At sea - -
- 08/02 Naha, Okinawa Japan 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
- 09/02 Ishigaki, Japan 09:00 AM 06:00 PM (Visit to the "pottery island" of Taketomi)
- 10/02 At sea - -
- 11/02 Nagasaki, Japan 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
- 12/02 Busan, (Pusan) South Korea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
- 13/02 Sasebo, Japan 08:00 AM 05:00 PM (Imari and Arita pottery villages of Saga, Kyushu)
- 14/02 At sea - -
- 15/02 Shanghai, China 08:00 AM
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