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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 23 NIGHTS
  • Departure 22 February 2026
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code ASA2243

COMPLIMENTARY TOUR OF MOUNT FUJI

INCLUDES 5-NIGHT 5★ FULLY ESCORTED TOUR OF CHINA

Witness China’s Terracotta Army and the Great Wall, cruise the highlights of the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan on Holland America Line’s Westerdam, and experience Mount Fuji in bloom.

Be swept away in China’s extraordinary ancient past during this all-encompassing trip. Follow in the footsteps of emperors in Beijing’s Forbidden City and Summer Palace, and see the Great Wall of China. Meet Xi’an’s 8,000 terracotta warriors, every one unique.

Fly to Hong Kong for a one-night stay before embarking Holland America Line’s elegant Westerdam. Be awed by Boracay’s powdery white-sand beaches before exploring vibrant Manila. From port in Keelung, discover Taipei, the bustling capital of Taiwan. Witness the tranquil beauty of Japan’s Ishigaki Island ahead of Osaka, home to sacred shrines and sushi dens. Disembarking in Tokyo for a two-night hotel stay, you’ll experience a full-day Mount Fuji tour at the height of cherry blossom season.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Fully Escorted Tours

Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

Great Wall of China and Summer Palace

Fast Train to Xi’an

Terracotta Warriors

Complimentary Tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car

Complimentary Boat trip across Lake Ashi

Complimentary High-speed bullet train to Tokyo

Hotel Stays

3 night five-star stay in Beijing at the NUO Hotel Beijing with breakfast

2 night five-star hotel stay in Xi’an at the Gran Meliá Xian with breakfast

1 night five-star hotel stay in Hong Kong at the Harbour Grand Kowloon with breakfast

2 night four-star hotel stay in Tokyo at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The cherry blossom season is subject to changes based on weather conditions that may accelerate, delay or shorten the cherry blossom season.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Beijing

Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to your destination.

Day 2
Beijing: Hotel Stay

Beijing is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks and iconic attractions. See modern marvels like the futuristic architecture of the Olympic Park and bustling shopping streets of Wangfujing, as well as bustling markets and serene parks.

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 3
Beijing: Tour & Hotel Stay

Visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of heaven and Earth, together with the scarlet-walled Forbidden City – home to imperial rulers. Then on to the remarkable Tiananmen Square and the heart of the People’s Republic.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 4
Beijing: Tour & Hotel Stay

Get ready for the Great Wall of China – the longest wall in the world and the only manmade structure visible from space! Discover its 2,000 year history, then explore the breathtaking Summer palace and imperial gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: NUO Hotel Beijing

Day 5
Xi'an: Hotel Stay

Take the fast train to Xi’an, one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation, for a two-night stay. Appreciate the Bell Tower of Xi’an, built in 1384. Stroll the Muslim Quarter, packed with tasty local cuisine.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 6
Xi'an: Tour & Hotel Stay

See the 8,000 life-sized soldiers of the imposing Terracotta Army, each one unique. Discovered in 1974, they form part of the necropolis built for China’s first emperor. In the afternoon, visit Xi’an’s historic city wall.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Gran Meliá Xian

Day 7
Hong Kong: Hotel Stay

Hong Kong seamlessly blends Eastern traditions and Western modernity. Its iconic skyline contrasts ancient temples and vibrant markets. You’ll be captivated by everything from Kowloon’s bustling streets to Victoria Peak’s serene viewpoint.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Harbour Grand Kowloon

Day 8
Hong Kong: Embark Ship

Today you’ll embark Holland America Line’s Westerdam. A ship that combines the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the art amenities, Westerdam promises the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and dazzling entertainment venues.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 9 - 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Puerto Princesa

Embark on a journey to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, where turquoise waters meet lush jungles. Dive into the beauty of the underground river, island-hop through pristine islets, and bask in the serenity of this tropical paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 12
Boracay

Discover the tropical haven of Boracay Island. With its white sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, and warm Filipino hospitality, it’s an island that invites you to unwind, explore, and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 13
Manila

Embrace Manila, Philippines’ dynamic energy. From diverse neighbourhoods to historical sites and bustling markets, this city reflects the heart of Filipino culture, inviting exploration, indulgence in local cuisine, and a fusion of past and present.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Kaohsiung

Discover the vibrant tapestry of Kaohsiung, where ancient traditions blend with modern innovation. Stunning temples to bustling night markets, this enchanting city offers a captivating journey of culture and endless possibilities.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 16
Keelung

Discover the captivating allure of Keelung (Chilung), Taiwan’s vibrant port city. Immerse yourself in its bustling markets, indulge in delectable street food, and witness the mesmerizing beauty of its coastal landscapes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 17
Ishigaki Island

Escape to the tropical paradise of Ishigaki, where azure waters meet pristine white sands. Indulge in world-class snorkeling, explore lush jungles, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of this enchanting island getaway.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 18
Naha

Unveil the captivating allure of Naha, Okinawa. Immerse yourself in its turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. Let Naha’s tranquil beauty and warm hospitality transport you to a paradise of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Osaka

Discover the vibrant energy of Osaka, Japan. From culinary delights to ancient temples, this city offers a captivating blend of tradition and innovation. Explore bustling street markets and serene gardens in this enchanting destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Yokohama: Disembark & Tokyo Hotel Stay

Disembark in Yokohama, Japan’s maritime treasure, harmonizes modernity and history. From the waterfront Minato Mirai district to traditional temples, it offers a captivating blend of culture, innovation, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Day 23
Tokyo: Tour & Hotel Stay

Tour Mount Fuji, a sacred site looped with walking trails and dotted with shrines. Ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car and see steam spiralling from the active hot springs, before travelling by boat along Lake Ashi.

Overnight: Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Day 24
Tokyo: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Your Tour Highlights

Mount Fuji
More than 200,000 people climb the snow-capped summit of Mount Fuji every year. Its elegant shape has long been depicted in art and literature and visitors can hike to the top or take the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car, admiring the view often shrouded by an atmospheric layer of cloud.
Lake Ashi
In Lake Ashi you’ll take a boat across the still and peaceful water, enjoying the serene natural beauty of the Crater Lake. This picturesque lake offers incredible views of Mount Fuji, and your boat trip will also take you to see many of the shrines and museums that are dotted around the lake’s shores.
Hakone Ropeway Cable Car
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Hakone like never before with the Hakone Ropeway Cable Car. Soar above lush forests and witness the iconic Mount Fuji in all its glory. This unforgettable journey offers a unique perspective of Japan's natural wonders. Don't miss this chance to elevate your Hakone adventure.
Great Wall of China
Admire the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world that bends and twists over hills and valleys like a giant dragon fiercely guarding its borders. During your tour you’ll explore the quieter Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, a 2.5-kilometre stretch which features 22 watchtowers.
Terracotta Warriors
Xi'an, birthplace of Chinese civilisation, houses the astounding Terracotta Warriors. Unearthed accidentally by farmers, these life-sized warriors, boasting intricate details, including hair, expressions, and armour, encircle the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. A remarkable and enigmatic discovery.
Forbidden City
Experience the awe-inspiring Forbidden City Tour, a journey through China's imperial history. Wander through the majestic halls and courtyards, where emperors once ruled in splendour. Discover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a testament to China's rich culture and heritage.

Westerdam

Westerdam has been trusted by more than one million guests since its launch in 2003. Allow this splendid Vista-class vessel to carry you in comfort to some of the world’s must-see destinations.

With its abundant range of high-class dining options, Westerdam satisfies almost every conceivable gastronomic preference. Travellers on board can also delight in duty-free shopping and luxuriate in world-class spa facilities.

Infuse your evenings with magic, courtesy of Westerdam’s Broadway-style shows and movies under the stars, as well as the very best in live music.

With its three enticing swimming pools, a basketball court, and an impressive fitness centre offering daily classes, Westerdam serves up seemingly infinite opportunities for thrills.

Whatever activities you enjoy on your cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy Westerdam’s renowned stabilised cruising technology, as you decompress on your journey across the ocean to your next captivating destination.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,348 tons
  • Length 951 ft (290.00 m)

Life on board Westerdam

This Vista-class ship presents guests with everything that they will require in order to enjoy their time on board, encompassing the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and entertainment venues, to cite just a few of the vessel’s attractions.

dining

The dining options on board Westerdam are diverse, and sure to please almost every imaginable palate and nationality. Whether you require a quick bite to eat or are in the mood for a multiple-course formal dinner, you can be sure of finding the right eateries for the occasion.

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

Make the most of a wide range of facilities on board the stunningly appointed Westerdam, from an extensive library to sports activities and a relaxing spa. It’s all about making the kinds of memories that you might rarely get to make in your lifetime – so whatever catches your eye, why not throw yourself in?

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Westerdam makes available only the very best in evening entertainment for all guests, including such highlights as a stimulating casino, thrilling theatrical shows, and a welcoming nightclub at which to dance the night away.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Nightclub

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Cabins and Suites

When it comes to picking from a wealth of utterly pleasurable and generously equipped staterooms and suites, you could scarcely make a finer choice of ship for your upcoming luxury cruise than Westerdam. Cabins are on offer that are suitable for single travellers and larger groups alike, catering to almost every possible preference and demand.

inside Prices from $7,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Inside Stateroom

As the name suggests, these are elegantly appointed and cosy inside staterooms, all with ample space to relax, and a variety of amenities of which to take advantage. An Inside stateroom on board Westerdam really does present almost everything you could really require on your luxury cruise.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: ASA2243
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Ocean View Prices from $8,699pp

Holland America Westerdam Outside Stateroom

It’s called “ocean view”, and that’s exactly what this large and high-specification stateroom provides. These cabins vary in their exact configuration, but you can certainly expect the kinds of views of the open ocean that will have you and your fellow travellers whipping out your cameras – not to mention approximately 174 to 180 square feet of space in which to stretch your legs.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: ASA2243
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Verandah Prices from $9,699pp

Holland America Westerdam Balcony Stateroom

Westerdam’s Veranda staterooms are elegantly designed and furnished, with many comfort-enhancing amenities, although these are far from their only attractions. That’s because they also offer plentiful natural light, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private veranda, giving passengers head-turning views of the ocean or port.

  • Signature Marine’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA2243
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Signature Suite Prices from $10,699pp

Holland America Westerdam Suite Stateroom

Westerdam offers guests an almost unrivalled luxury experience with its Signature Suites. Each spacious suite is exquisitely decorated and includes state-of-the-art amenities. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, a private verandah, two lower beds that can be converted to a single queen-size bed, and a formidable 372 to 384 square feet of space in which to unwind.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium, or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool path and additional flower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: ASA2243
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Your Hotel Stays

Beijing

Included Hotel

NUO Hotel Beijing (Or Similar)

The NUO Hotel Beijing, located in the Chaoyang District, is a luxury hotel known for its exquisite design, elegant accommodations, and commitment to Chinese art and culture. The hotel offers a range of spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites, all designed with a blend of contemporary luxury and traditional Chinese elements.

Xi’an

Included Hotel

Gran Meliá Xian (Or Similar)

Located next to Tang Paradise, Gran Meliá Xian offers private gardens, a lake, and even a big-name shopping mall amidst its welcoming grounds. Guests can enjoy meals at a choice of five restaurants, or work off the calories in the well-equipped fitness centre. There’s also a beautiful indoor pool beneath a panoramic roof as well as a hot tub and spa. Every room comes with a TV, air conditioning, and a balcony offering views of wither the lake or the city. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Hong Kong

Included Hotel

Harbour Grand Kowloon (Or Similar)

Adorned with magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and ample natural lighting, Harbour Grand Kowloon offers state-of-the-art facilities and modern comforts in a wonderful embodiment of luxury and convenience. You’ll also find five distinctive dining options here offering a marvellous array of gastronomy from refreshing international buffet to authentic Japanese cuisine to premium grill. Rooftop pool with unique glass walls – even underwater there’s magnificent views – peripheral view of the ocean, and the skyscrapers in the distance. Enjoy Spectacular views of the city skyline whilst you sip your favourite cocktail at the pool deck. Alternatively enjoy a cosy nightcap at the Waterfront Bar & Terrace.

Tokyo

Included Hotel

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (Or Similar)

Situated on Tokyo’s scenic waterfront, the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba offers a peaceful and sophisticated retreat to return to after thrilling days exploring Tokyo. This hotel satiates all your dining desires with nine charming restaurants to choose from, including Teppanyaki Icho, which serves expertly crafted Japanese cuisine prepared from authentic seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy a serene swim in the tranquil rooftop swimming pool, followed by a return to your elegant room boasting some of the best panoramic views of the city.

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