After two and a half years, cruising returns to Japan setting the stage for Holland America Line’s voyages.
On November 15, the federal government of Japan reported that it is able to begin receiving worldwide cruise ships once more permitting vacationers to discover the nation’s many ports, in line with a press launch.
“We’re grateful for the work that the Japanese authorities have carried out to permit for a return to cruising,” mentioned Gus Antorcha, the president of Holland America Line.
“Holland America Line’s friends love longer voyages to distinctive components of the world, and we’ll be crusing to some unimaginable places as our season in Japan and the remainder of Asia begins.”
This enables Holland America’s Westerdam to sail its 2023 itineraries which is able to embody visits to Yokohama, Kobe/Osaka, Tokushima, Kagoshima, Shimizu, Ishigaki, Kochi, and different locations in Japan.
The Westerdam will begin its Asia season in early February 2023 departing from Singapore and visiting Phuket, Thailand, Andaman Islands, India, Langkawi, Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, Malaca, Malaysia, and Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia.
The Westerdam will sail 11 and 14-day roundtrip cruises from Yokohama, Japan, or Singapore, or between Yokohama and Singapore.
5 completely different itineraries are provided together with Indonesian Discovery, Japan, Taiwan and The Philippines, Japan Explorer, Japan Discovery and Southern Japan.
The ship will finish the season on April 24 with a 14-day North Pacific Crossing from Yokohama to Seattle, Washington the place the Westerdam will homeport for its Alaska season.
The Westerdam will discover a complete of 5 nations throughout its Asia 2023 season together with Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.