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China Explorer, Japan, Taiwan & The Philippines - N214A

Ship: Noordam  
Departure: Monday, January 31, 2022
Nights: 28 nights
Departs: Hong Kong
Returns: Hong Kong
Return Trip
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trip
Duration
28
Nights
Days at Sea
10
Sea Days
Ports
15
Ports
Countries Visted
5
Countries
  • Itinerary

    China Explorer, Japan, Taiwan & The Philippines - N214A

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, January 31, 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Embark 9:00 PM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    2 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 At Sea
    3 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 At Sea
    4 Thursday, February 3, 2022 Shanghai, China 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    5 Friday, February 4, 2022 Shanghai, China 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    6 Saturday, February 5, 2022 At Sea
    7 Sunday, February 6, 2022 Qingdao, China 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Qingdao, China

    Qingdao is a sub-provincial city in eastern Shandong province of the People's Republic of China. Lying across the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula, located in Jiao Zhou Bay, facing the Yellow Sea, Qingdao today is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It boasts a vibrant expatriate community – mostly Koreans – and is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, which German settlers founded in 1903. Attracting many tourists due to its seaside setting and temperate weather, it is of interest to note the unique German and modern architecture that lines the shore. Read more about Qingdao, China

    8 Monday, February 7, 2022 At Sea
    9 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Beijing (Tanggu), China 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Beijing (Tanggu), China

    Beijing, in Tanggu Province, northern China, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It is also China's most important centre for international trade and communications. Each year sees about 4.4 million international visitors join with 140 million Chinese tourists to visit this popular tourist destination. Renowned tourist attractions include the: Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, the National Stadium, and not least Tiananmen Square. Read more about Beijing (Tanggu), China

    10 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Beijing (Tanggu), China 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Beijing (Tanggu), China

    Beijing, in Tanggu Province, northern China, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It is also China's most important centre for international trade and communications. Each year sees about 4.4 million international visitors join with 140 million Chinese tourists to visit this popular tourist destination. Renowned tourist attractions include the: Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, the National Stadium, and not least Tiananmen Square. Read more about Beijing (Tanggu), China

    11 Thursday, February 10, 2022 Dalian, China 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Dalian, China

    Dalian is a port of the Republic of China, lying in the Yellow Sea midway between Tanggu (the port for Beijing) to the west, and the coastline of North Korea to the east. The city’s history in modern times included occupations by Britain, Russia (as a port and rail terminal), and Japan. Post WWII, Russia passed the peninsula to the Chinese and it was renamed Dalian in 1981. Much of the occupational heritage architecture remains. Read more about Dalian, China

    12 Friday, February 11, 2022 At Sea
    13 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Nagasaki, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nagasaki, Japan

    Nagasaki City, on the island of Kyushu in Japan, lies at the heart of Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries. This is a port city that developed up the steep slope of a mountain, while also stretching horizontally to hug the Nagasaki Gulf. For an excellent view of the city one should go to the top of Inasa. Read more about Nagasaki, Japan

    14 Sunday, February 13, 2022 At Sea
    15 Monday, February 14, 2022 Yokohama, Japan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Yokohama, Japan

    Yokohama is located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay, less than half an hour's train journey directly south of Tokyo. It is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most visited by foreigners. Despite being devastated by bombings in WWII it remains a maritime city and retains an international flavour. Nissan and city of Yokohama have launched Japan’s first-ever car-sharing program with ultra-compact EVs (electric vehicles). Read more about Yokohama, Japan

    16 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Osaka, Japan 4:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Osaka, Japan

    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

    17 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Osaka, Japan 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Osaka, Japan

    Osaka, the heart of the Greater Osaka Area, is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, and is the third largest city in Japan. Historically it is also regarded as the commercial capital of Japan, as evidenced by its daytime population being over a million greater than its night time population. From above ground and underground shopping malls and specialised shopping complexes, to the unusual America Mura which offers both new and used clothing, as well as flea markets, and the Asia Pacific Trade Centre with its international wholesale market, shopping here truly is a fascinating experience. Read more about Osaka, Japan

    18 Thursday, February 17, 2022 At Sea
    19 Friday, February 18, 2022 Naha, Japan 8:00 AM 6:30 PM
    View of Naha, Japan

    Naha is the capital and main city of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, and is located on Okinawa Island, the largest of a long stretch of islands between mainland Japan and Taiwan. With the only sub-tropical climate in all of Japan it is a major tourist destination for the Japanese. Till recently there were not many foreign tourists to these shores, but this is quickly changing. The city's main street, Kokusai-dori, or International Avenue, is a 1.6 km stretch of fascinating stores, restaurants, and bars. Read more about Naha, Japan

    20 Saturday, February 19, 2022 Ishigaki, Japan 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Ishigaki, Japan

    Ishigaki is the largest city for the Yaeyama Island Group, and is located on Ishigaki Island, as is the area's major boat terminal, Ishigaki Port. It is the southernmost of the Ryukyu (or Nansei) Islands chain, of which the largest is Okinawa. The island enjoys a thriving culture steeped in traditions that are a mixture from Japan, China, nearby Taiwan (230km to the west), and its former trading partners. Much of the island and surrounding waters including Mount Omoto and Kabira Bay are protected as part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Read more about Ishigaki, Japan

    21 Sunday, February 20, 2022 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    Taipei, located on the Danshui River, is the largest city and the capital of Taiwan, in the Republic of China. It lies 25 km SW of the Pacific Ocean port Keelung in northern Taiwan. Now a sprawling metropolis, for those who love the hustle and bustle of a big city, it truly is a great place to visit. It is renowned for its Shopping Malls, among the most popular being Core Pacific City. Read more about Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    22 Monday, February 21, 2022 Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China

    Kaohsiung is located in SW Taiwan facing the Taiwan Strait. It is home to a major port, is Taiwan's second largest city, and its largest industrial centre. Interestingly, ferries play a key role in everyday transportation. Of particular interest to visitors are the temples, such as the Tiger-dragon Temple in a park filled with a variety of pagodas and a pleasant lake, and the Official God of War Temple where you can see their belief system in progress. Read more about Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China

    23 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 At Sea
    24 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Manila, Philippines 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Manila, Philippines

    Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city in the world, is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, on the western side of the island of Luzon. This metropolis has certainly come a long way from being a fortified settlement and renowned trading centre in the 13th century. The city attracts over one million visitors from all over the world annually. For those interested in history, Intramuros, which was a walled Spanish settlement, and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which includes the graves of thousands of Americans who died there in WWII, are well worth visiting. Read more about Manila, Philippines

    25 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Boracay, Philippines 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Boracay, Philippines

    Borocay is a small island of the Philippines, located approximately 315 km south of Manila. This long (7 km) thin island is a tourist resort, one of the world's top destinations for relaxation. The island has long white talcum-fine beaches that rival many of the world’s best. Boracay's main tourism area, the 3.5 km long White Beach strip, is on the western side of the island and is sheltered from the wind, and subsequently the water is often as smooth as glass. Read more about Boracay, Philippines

    26 Friday, February 25, 2022 Puerto Princesa, Philippines 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

    Puerto Princesa City (pop. 255,000) is the westernmost city of the Philippines, situated on the island of Palawan. Spanish colonisers founded the city in 1872, and since then it has passed through administrations of the US and Japan. The port at Puerto Princesa is located approximately 1.5 km from the city centre. Read more about Puerto Princesa, Philippines

    27 Saturday, February 26, 2022 At Sea
    28 Sunday, February 27, 2022 At Sea
    29 Monday, February 28, 2022 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 6:30 AM Disembark
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Ship

    Noordam Overview

    Noordam

    4.2
    (from 90 verified customers)

    Taking her maiden voyage in 2006, the Noordam can carry up to 1924 passengers with a 82,318 GT. Hallmarks of HAL include spacious staterooms and public areas, rich timber furnishings set with museum-quality paintings and antiques, discreet personal service, and artful itineraries that allow for overnights in key cities.

  • Inclusions

    Noordam Inclusions

    • B.B. King's Blues Club
    • BBC Earth In Concert
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Cabins

    Noordam Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Noordam Inside on the Noordam

    Cabin Types

    I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 15.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Size approx.: 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C, D, DD, E, F, G, H, HH, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 15.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Size approx.: 180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Noordam Balcony on the Noordam

    Cabin Types

    VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VH, X

    Average Cabin Size – 18.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 5.0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Size approx.: 212-359 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Noordam Suite on the Noordam

    Cabin Types

    PS, SA, SB, SC, SS, SY, SZ, W

    Average Cabin Size – 39.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 13.5 m2

    Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1150 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the suite amenities, plus: •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Noordam

    Legend

    • 2 lower beds do not convert to queen-size
    • Connecting rooms
    • Fully obstructed view
    • Partial sea view
    • Quad (two lower beds, one sofa bed, one upper)
    • Shower only
    • Staterooms have solid steel verandah railings (instead of clear Plexiglass railing)
    • Triple (two lower beds, one sofa bed)
    • Wheelchair accessible staterooms
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    China Explorer, Japan, Taiwan & The Philippines - N214A

    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Noordam Departure: Monday, January 31, 2022 Nights: 28 nights Departs: Hong Kong Returns: Hong Kong

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