Holland America Line: Maasdam

 

19-night Papua New Guinea & Philippines Adventurer Cruise from $2598


 

Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, the Maasdam is the fifth Holland America ship to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah. The centerpiece of this elegant ship features Luciano Vistosi's "Totem," a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 glimmering pieces of glass, prominently displayed in a soaring three-story atrium. Other intriguing art featured on the Maasdam are two abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam Dining Room and a collection of seven iron teapots and a charcoal brazier from Japan, which date from the end of Edo period.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Singapore

2/13/2021

2/13/2021 5:00:00 PM

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

Singapore Paddle & Pedal Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Sentosa Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Night Safari Tour - 4 hours

Singapore Cultural Tour - 4 hours

Half Day Singapore City Tour – 4 hours - Singapore

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru

Full Day Singapore Tour – 8 hours - Singapore

Singapore - Gardens By The Bay (3.5 Hours)

Singapore - Heartlands Tour (3.5 Hours)

 

At Sea

2/14/2021

2/14/2021

No information currently available.

Bintulu

2/15/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/15/2021 5:00:00 PM

Bintulu is located in Sarawak, Malaysia. Bintulu is a part coastal, part river town, and currently holds one of the leading liquified natural gas production facilities. Similajau National Park and nearby Sarawak Agricultural Park have amazing spots for jungle trekking and wildlife viewing, and Temasya Beach boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Enjoy local Bintulu cuisine, with unique local seafood specialties.

At Sea

2/16/2021

2/16/2021

No information currently available.

Puerto Princesa

2/17/2021 7:00:00 AM

2/17/2021 6:00:00 PM

A lagoon of emerald and blue framed by dense ancient forests greets you as you approach Puerto Princessa's most renown attraction: the Subterranean River National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site. Tour the 8.2 kilometers of underground river by boat through otherworldly, spectacular caves. For mountain hiking and trekking, ascend to the Cleopatra's Needle, where wild rivers, lush forest and vibrant meadows all wait to be explored. Hop on a boat and spend an afternoon on the white beaches of the Honda Islands, with dive sites along Pandan Island and Arreceffi Island, and the Panglima Reef to see large coral masses and reef sharks. Remains left from WWII can also be visited, such as the Plaza Cuartel. Experience local and regional culture at the Vietnamese Village or by visiting the Palawan Museum, where artifacts of from Tabon Cave may be found.

 

Coron

2/18/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/18/2021 5:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

At Sea

2/19/2021

2/19/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea

2/20/2021

2/20/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea

2/21/2021

2/21/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea

2/22/2021

2/22/2021

No information currently available.

Jayapura

2/23/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/23/2021 5:00:00 PM

The capital of Irian Jaya (Papua), this busy seaport was founded by the Dutch in 1910. Surrounded by steep hills and the Teluk Yos Sudarso Bay, this picturesque town is a perfect place to stop for lunch while watching the ships come into harbor.

At Sea

2/24/2021

2/24/2021

No information currently available.

Madang

2/25/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/25/2021 5:00:00 PM

Madang is a port on the northeastern coast of New Guinea lying on Astrolabe Bay near the mouth of the Gogol River. It is the centre for a large timber industry based on the Gogol forest about 25 miles (40 km) inland. Nearby is an island studded lagoon, coral reefs and a rainforest with fruit bats. Abandoned by the Germans in 1899 because of the prevalence of malaria, it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. Kalibobo lighthouse at the harbour entrance commemorates the New Guinea coast watchers who aided the Allies during WW2.

At Sea

2/26/2021

2/26/2021

No information currently available.

Alotau

2/27/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/27/2021 5:00:00 PM

Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay province, a province of Papua new Guinea.  Renowned for its friendly people and amazing tropical islands, it is a very well kept secret and sees very few tourists each year. The whole of Milne bay offers some of the worlds best scuba diving and coral reef experiences.

Conflict Group, Louisiada Islands

2/28/2021 8:00:00 AM

2/28/2021 5:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

At Sea

3/1/2021

3/1/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea

3/2/2021

3/2/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea

3/3/2021

3/3/2021

No information currently available.

Sydney

3/4/2021 7:00:00 AM

3/4/2021

Sydney

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.


Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:


1. Explore the historic Rocks

Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.


2. Hit the world-famous harbour

Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.


3. Visit Manly on the ferry

Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.


4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington

Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.


5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee

Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour

Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour

Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours

Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours

 

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Inside

Cruise Only Price

 

L - Interior Stateroom

$2598

K - Interior Stateroom

$2638

J - Interior Stateroom

$2678

I - Interior Stateroom

$2718

MM - Interior Stateroom

$3149

N - Interior Stateroom

$3149

M - Interior Stateroom

$3169

IQ - Interior Spa Stateroom

$3269

 

Obstructed View

Cruise Only Price

 

H - Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View

$3249

HH - Oceanview Stateroom - Obstructed View

$3249

 

Porthole

Cruise Only Price

 

G - Oceanview Stateroom

$3309

 

Oceanview

Cruise Only Price

 

FF - Oceanview Stateroom

$2898

F - Oceanview Stateroom

$2938

EE - Oceanview Stateroom

$2978

E - Oceanview Stateroom

$3018

DD - Oceanview Stateroom

$3058

DA - Oceanview Stateroom

$3098

D - Oceanview Stateroom

$3138

C - Oceanview Stateroom

$3178

CQ - Oceanview Spa Stateroom

$3829

CA - Lanai Stateroom

$3998

 

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

BB - Vista Suite

$5998

BA - Vista Suite

$6098

BC - Vista Suite

$6099

B - Vista Suite

$6198

BQ - Vista Spa Suite

$6298

A - Vista Suite

$6598

SB - Neptune Suite

$7998

SA - Neptune Suite

$8498

PS - Pinnacle Suite

$15998

 

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $200 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

 

 

Departure Date: 2/13/2021
Number of Nights: 19
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 19-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

 

 

 

Offer ID:

1352384

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