Luxury Japan & Far East Voyage with Mount Fuji & Vietnam

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Noordam
  • Duration 29 NIGHTS
  • Departure 24 October 2024
  • Cruise type Cruise & Touring
  • Cruise code ASA2222

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Complimentary Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

COMPLIMENTARY FULLY ESCORTED TOUR OF MOUNT FUJI

Explore the majestic Mount Fuji then embark on a Holland America Line cruise before the ultimate tour of Vietnam.

Your holiday begins with a two-night hotel stay in Tokyo, paired with a fully escorted Mount Fuji tour. From here, you’ll embark Noordam and delight in a variety of treasures, including spending an overnight in port in vibrant Osaka, and exploring the bustling streets of Taipei. In the idyllic Philippines, discover the historical treasures of Manila, and lounge on the beaches of Boracay.

Your cruise ends in Hong Kong where you’ll fly to Vietnam to begin your immersive 11-night tour. Explore the bustling streets of Hanoi, imperial wonders of Huế, and charming UNESCO World Heritage site of Hội An. Take an awe-inspiring rail journey on the Hải Vân Pass and delve into the historic Cù Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruises

14 night full-board cruise on board Noordam

Overnight in port in Osaka

1 night full-board luxury cruise on board the Indochine Junk Boat visiting Lan Ha Bay, Hạ Long Bay

Explore the Ao Ech area

Tai Chi class on board

Cooking demonstration

Fully Escorted Tours

Complimentary tour of Mount Fuji including the Hakone Ropeway cable car

Complimentary boat trip across Lake Ashi

Complimentary high-speed bullet train to Tokyo

Hanoi city tour featuring Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Duong Lam Ancient Village and Thay Pagoda tour

Huế city tour

Hội An city tour with Bánh xèo cooking demonstration and tasting

Củ Chi Tunnels

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star stay in Tokyo at the Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

3 night four-star stay in Hanoi at the Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture with breakfast

2 night five-star hotel stay in Huế at the Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa with breakfast

3 night four-star stay in Hội An at the Hội An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa with breakfast

2 night four-star stay in Ho Chi Minh City at the Hotel Grand Saigon with breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Auckland departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

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.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Tokyo

Your holiday begins as you fly from New Zealand to your destination.

Day 2
Tokyo: Hotel Stay

Land in the vivacious city of Tokyo to officially begin your holiday. You will have two nights here – gifting you plenty of time to sample authentic sushi and sip tea in one of its tearooms.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 3
Mount Fuji: Tour & Tokyo Hotel Stay

Today your fully escorted tour will take you to the stunning Mount Fuji. You’ll also ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car and take a boat across Lake Ashi before the high-speed bullet train whisks you back to Tokyo.

Overnight: Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel

Day 4
Tokyo: Embark Ship

Combining the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the-art amenities, the beautiful Noordam prioritises artistry. Holland America Line’s Noordam exemplifies a classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements added in.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Days 5 - 6
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: Noordam

Day 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8
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: Noordam

Day 9
Ishigaki Island, Japan

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: Noordam

Day 10
Keelung, Taiwan

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: Noordam

Day 11
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: Noordam

Day 12
Relax At Sea
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: Noordam

Day 14
Boracay, Philippines

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: Noordam

Day 15
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: Noordam

Days 16 - 17
Relax At Sea
Day 18
Hong Kong: Disembark & Hanoi Hotel Stay

Transferring from the airport to the elegant Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture, you’ll begin a three-night stay in Vietnam’s charming capital city. Explore the vibrant street markets, sip Vietnamese coffee at sidewalk cafes, and savour local dishes like pho.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture

Day 19
Hanoi: Tour & Hotel Stay

Following a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, today you’ll experience a fascinating tour of Hanoi, a city that remains a symbolic representation of Vietnam’s resilience and cultural heritage, reflected in its ancient temples, colonial architecture, and vibrant streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture

Day 20
Hanoi: Tour & Hotel Stay

Today, you’ll visit quaint Duong Lam. You’ll stop by the Mia pagoda where you’ll find fascinating golden statues and intricate stone carvings. Thầy Temple then awaits. Known as the ‘Temple of Heavenly Blessings’, this 11th-century spectacle is Vietnam’s oldest Buddhist temple.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture

Day 21
Hanoi: Embark Ship

This morning, you’ll embark on your cruise in Lan Ha Bay, within the revered UNESCO Hạ Long Bay. This world-famous bay is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Indochine Junk Boat

Day 22
Huế: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Arriving in Huế, you’ll check into your hotel before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. You could seek out the magnificent Perfume River, a tranquil and picturesque river on a clear day and an intriguing, atmospheric sight in sullen weather.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Day 23
Huế: Tour & Hotel Stay

This morning, you’ll start your guided tour with a visit to the Imperial Citadel and its gardens. Come afternoon, discover Tu Duc Mausoleum, a model of traditional Vietnamese art before exploring Từ Hiếu Pagoda.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Days 24 - 26
Hội An: Tour & Hotel Stay

You’ll begin a mesmerising rail journey to Hội An, crossing the incredible Hải Vân Pass. Savour enthralling views before arriving in Hội An for a hotel stay. On your second day, revel in a full-day city tour with delicious food tastings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hội An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa

Day 27
Ho Chi Minh City: Hotel Stay

Your adventure continues with a two-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Wander down Le Duan Boulevard towards Reunification Palace; stroll through colourful Chợ Lớn or visit Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda, known for its detailed interiors.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Grand Saigon

Day 28
Ho Chi Minh City: Tour & Hotel Stay

Discover hidden trapdoors, secret kitchens, and compact living areas all beneath the jungle floor. At the end of your tour, you’ll have the chance to taste a culinary specialty, eaten daily during the war.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hotel Grand Saigon

Days 29 - 30
Ho Chi Minh City: Fly Home

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.
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.
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.
Indochine Junk Boat Cruise
There is no better way to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Hạ Long Bay than with a luxurious overnight Indochine Junk Boat Cruise, one of the newest and largest cruises in this area. On board, you’ll savour beautiful Vietnamese landscapes brimming with giant rock islets overlooking the waters.
Hải Vân Pass Scenic Rail Journey
Affording magnificent panoramas, the Hải Vân Pass takes you through the Trường Sơn which separates Central Vietnam from Northern Vietnam. Here you’ll marvel at fantastic views of sweeping coastline, dramatic drops, mountains and secluded canopied areas.
Củ Chi Tunnels
Renowned as one of the most spectacular tunnels in the world, you’ll delight in a fascinating tour of the Cù Chi Tunnels. Legendary for its tunnels system of over 200km long, complete with several stories, consisting of innumerable trap doors, living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, a command centre, and kitchens.

Noordam

Providing the utmost luxury for over 15 years, this majestic vessel offers an unforgettable experience. Featuring a unique blend of modern elegance and authentic Dutch heritage, this premium cruise ship was designed with comfort in mind, boasting plush cabins and spacious public areas that give passengers plenty of room to explore.

On board Noordam, you will have access to numerous high-end facilities, ranging from several world-class restaurants and a well-stocked library to alluring shops and an adult-only casino. And even when the sun goes down, there is still plenty to do on board Noordam, allowing you to curate your perfect vacation.

Noordam also offers a variety of unparalleled onshore excursions for guests wishing to make the most of the destinations they visit. From snorkelling and kayaking in the pristine waters of the Caribbean to tasting the fine wines of Europe, this remarkable vessel truly offers something for everyone.

  • Occupancy 1972
  • Tonnage 82,897 tons
  • Length 3,071 ft (936.00 m)

Life on board Noordam

Life on board Noordam epitomises luxury and provides the perfect getaway for travellers seeking the optimal balance between adventure and relaxation. On board, guests can participate in various physical activities, or relax and soak in the sunset on one of many decks before indulging in delectable dining.

dining

Noordam takes pride in offering truly exceptional cuisine and the finest wines at sea. With both sophisticated and more relaxed options available on board, there are gastronomic possibilities to suit the tastes of even the fussiest and most discerning guests.

From avantgarde speciality restaurants to casual and modern marketplaces, you can be sure of only the most alluring eateries and the most utterly rewarding culinary experiences on board this impressive Vista-class ship.

  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto
  • Dive-in
  • Explorations Café
  • 24-hour room service

Facilities

Noordam offers a complement of on-board facilities that has very few rivals for breadth, depth, and sophistication. When you don’t want to compromise with your choice of luxury cruise, and wish to be satisfied whether you are in the mood for active sports or relaxing spa treatments, you can scarcely hope to make a finer choice of cruise ship than Noordam.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Explorations Central
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Two pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Holland America Line Navigator
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whether you’re on the lookout for the finest in live music and shows, casino action, a sports bar, or interactive games, you can be sure of the remarkable Noordam having the amenities to satisfy you. Noordam offers a practically peerless array of on board entertainment, even after the sun sets, so your days and nights will rush by even quicker than you expect.

  • Casino
  • Step One Dance Company
  • BBC Earth in Concert
  • Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage
  • Pickleball at Sea
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Cabins and Suites

Accommodation on board Noordam offers every inch of luxury that you would expect from a high-end cruise. So, the only challenge you will have is selecting the stateroom that is perfectly suited to you and any other members of your travelling party. The ship’s world-class suites are equipped with the finest amenities so that you can truly pamper yourself during your downtime on your cruise.

inside Prices from $9,999pp

Holland America Noordam Inside Stateroom

These pleasant and cosy staterooms are equipped with modern and generous amenities so that you can truly spoil yourself during your time on board Noordam. They have ample room for two to four people, and incorporate every feature and perk you could really need for a luxury cruise.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
Cruise Code: ASA2222
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Ocean View Prices from $10,999pp

Holland America Noordam Outside Stateroom

For views of the sea that will utterly entrance you at every stage of your journey, there’s only one thing for it: booking one of Noordam’s Ocean View cabins. Choose between an expansive ocean view, a partial view, or a fully obstructed view in your comfortable and spacious suite.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
Cruise Code: ASA2222
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Verandah Prices from $10,999pp

Holland America Noordam Balcony Stateroom

Benefitting from plenty of light thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private verandah, these undeniably luxurious staterooms include a comfortable sitting area and two lower beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA2222
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Signature Suite Prices from $13,499pp

Holland America Noordam Suite Stateroom

Offering approximately 372 to 384 square feet of space, Noordam’s Signature Suites simply epitomise luxury. Featuring spacious cabins and contemporary decor, this cabin offers its own private verandah, enabling you to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea every morning, noon, and evening – not a sight you will ever get bored of. The large bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, additional shower, and toilet
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: ASA2222
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Your Hotel Stays

Tokyo

Included Hotel

Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel (Or Similar)

The four-star Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient stay. With its prime location overlooking Tokyo Bay, you’ll enjoy stunning views and easy access to popular attractions. The hotel boasts modern and well-appointed rooms, ensuring a restful stay. Indulge in a variety of dining options, from Japanese cuisine to international flavours. Take advantage of the hotel’s fantastic amenities, including a fitness centre, spa, and rooftop terrace.

Hanoi

Included Hotel

Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture (Or Similar)

Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture in Hanoi is a lavish establishment where luxury meets artistic flair. Inspired by haute couture fashion, the hotel offers opulent accommodations, personalised service, and meticulous attention to detail. Its unique blend of elegance and creativity ensures a distinctive stay for guests who appreciate the finer things. With a prime location in Hanoi, Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture provides a sumptuous retreat for travellers looking to experience the city’s charm while indulging in a world of refined sophistication.

Huế

Included Hotel

Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa (Or Similar)

Pilgrimage Village in Huế is a serene retreat nestled in lush surroundings. This boutique resort offers tranquil bungalows and villas, reflecting traditional Vietnamese design. Guests enjoy a harmonious blend of nature and luxury, with amenities like a spa, pools, and fine dining. The resort’s peaceful ambiance invites relaxation, while its proximity to Huế’s historic sites allows exploration of the city’s cultural heritage. Pilgrimage Village provides an enchanting escape, where guests can immerse themselves in a tranquil oasis while discovering the captivating history and beauty of Huế.

Hội An

Included Hotel

Hội An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa (Or Similar)

Hội An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa is a charming haven in the heart of Hội An. With its central location, this boutique hotel offers easy access to the town’s historic sites and vibrant culture. The hotel’s stylish rooms and attentive service create a comfortable retreat for guests. The spa provides rejuvenating treatments, while the rooftop pool offers relaxation with scenic views. Visitors can explore Hội An’s enchanting streets and return to the hotel’s welcoming atmosphere, making Hội An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa an ideal choice for an authentic and memorable stay.

Ho Chi Minh City

Included Hotel

Grand Hotel Saigon (Or Similar)

A colonial-style, luxury hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, The Grand Hotel Saigon overlooks charming historical streets and the Saigon River. Here you’ll enjoy a cozy yet elegant stay, enhanced by a welcoming, warm atmosphere and incredible Vietnamese hospitality. With décor that will take you back to the 1920s, you’re assured an engaging and memorable stay.

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