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Japan Explorer - W317

Ship: Westerdam  
Departure: Monday, March 13, 2023
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Yokohama
Returns: Yokohama
Return Trip
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Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
10
Ports
Countries Visted
3
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Japan Explorer - W317

    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, March 13, 2023 Yokohama, Japan Embark 7:00 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

    2 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Shimizu, Japan 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Shimizu, Japan

    Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay, 140km SW of Tokyo, on the island of Honshu, facing the Pacific Ocean. Shimizu-ku is actually a ward or sub-division of the city of Shiuoka. The Kakita River flows through the town. It is one of Japan's three most beautiful ports because of nearby Mt. Read more about Shimizu, Japan

    3 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 At Sea
    4 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Takamatsu, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Takamatsu, Japan

    The modern Japanese city of Takamatsu, facing the Seto Inland Sea, is the main gateway to Shikoku Island. While the downtown is relatively easy to navigate on foot, many visitors choose to rent a bicycle. Takamatsu has a number of long arcade-style shopping streets, giving the city's shopping a more traditional feel. You'll find shops of all sorts on these streets, much as you would at a mall. Read more about Takamatsu, Japan

    5 Friday, March 17, 2023 Kobe, Japan 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    6 Saturday, March 18, 2023 Kobe, Japan 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    7 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Kochi, Japan 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Kochi, Japan

    Kochi is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku Island, Japan. The city is small and friendly, with a casual atmosphere and a dose of southern flair. It boasts several attractions of interest to travellers. A well-preserved, original, elegant, hilltop castle from the feudal period is designated Important Cultural Property, and also provides great views of all of Kochi city. Read more about Kochi, Japan

    8 Monday, March 20, 2023 Scenic Cruising Kanm
    9 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Tsuruga, Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Tsuruga, Japan

    Tsuruga is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It faces west to Wasaka Bay and the Sea of Japan. On the other side of the island is Tokyo, 330 km distant. To the south are Nagoya and Osaka. Read more about Tsuruga, Japan

    10 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    Sakaiminato is an important fishing port facing Mihio Bay and the Sea of Japan to the east, and inland Lake Nakaumi to the west. It lies in the middle of West Japan. South of the port is the sweeping 15km Yumi-ga-Hama Beach, and 30km to the ESE rises the great snow-capped summit of Mt. Daisen, considered one of the four most scenic mountains in all Japan. Read more about Sakaiminato (for Matsue), Japan

    11 Thursday, March 23, 2023 Busan, South Korea 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Busan, South Korea

    Busan (formerly Pusan), the second largest city and principal port of South Korea, is situated in the SE of the peninsula on the Korea Strait. The city has many steep hills, creating a delightful mix of mountains and ocean. While Busan was relatively untouched during the Korean War, the flood of refugees has shaped the city. Tourists often come to this region to hike and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region's mountains. Read more about Busan, South Korea

    12 Friday, March 24, 2023 Cheju, South Korea 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Cheju, South Korea

    Cheju (Jeju), a city on an island of the same name, is a beautiful destination located off the SW coast of South Korea, 90km off the Korean Peninsula. Cheju is a well-known resort with hotels and casino facilities, and welcomes over ten million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan, and China every year. A volcanic island, with good rainfall and mild climate, Cheju is known as 'Korea's Hawaii'. The locals call their home the Island of the Gods. Read more about Cheju, South Korea

    13 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Kagoshima, Japan 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kagoshima, Japan

    Kagoshima lies on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the picturesque capital of the Prefecture of the same name. Due to its active stratovolcano Sakurajima – Kagoshima's Vesuvius, seen east of the port – and its 'excitable' inhabitants, it is often compared to its Italian sister city, Naples. It also has a similar mild climate and palm-lined streets. Read more about Kagoshima, Japan

    14 Sunday, March 26, 2023 At Sea
    15 Monday, March 27, 2023 Yokohama, Japan 6:30 AM Disembark
    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

  • Ship

    Westerdam Overview

    Westerdam

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    Taking her maiden voyage in 2004, the Westerdam can carry up to 1916 passengers with a 82,348 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

    Westerdam Inclusions

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

    Westerdam Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Westerdam Inside on the Westerdam

    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. Approximately 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

    Oceanview on the Westerdam Oceanview on the Westerdam

    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. Approximately 174-180 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 Westerdam Balcony on the Westerdam

    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. Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. including verandah. 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 Westerdam Suite on the Westerdam

    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 1,150 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 Westerdam

    Legend

    • Connecting rooms
    • Fully obstructed view
    • Partial sea view
    • Quad (two lower beds, one sofa bed, one upper)
    • Shower only
    • Single sink vanity
    • Staterooms have solid steel verandah railings (instead of clear Plexiglass railing)
    • Triple (two lower beds, one sofa bed)
    • Two lowers beds (convert to queen size bed)
    • Wheelchair accessible staterooms

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    Cruiseline: Holland America Cruises Ship: Westerdam Departure: Monday, March 13, 2023 Nights: 14 nights Departs: Yokohama Returns: Yokohama

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