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29-night Legends of the Pacific Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Maasdam
Destination:
Yokohama/Sydney
Departure Date:
8/28/2019
Length:
29
Offer ID:
1299206

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Yokohama (Tokyo)
8/28/2019
8/28/2019 11:00:00 PM

Yokohama is located on the southern part of Honshu Island, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay, and is our gateway to Tokyo. It has excellent harbour facilities and is one of the leading ports industrial centres of Japan. There are numerous shrines, temples, and Christian churches and a number of beautiful parks. A small fishing village in 1854, Yokohama was almost totally destroyed in 1923 by an earthquake. Gradually reconstructed the city is now among the most modern in Japan. It was heavily bombed in 1945, during World War II.

At Sea
8/29/2019
8/29/2019

No information currently available.

Hiroshima
Suggested Private Excursion
8/30/2019 8:00:00 AM
8/30/2019 6:00:00 PM

Hiroshima in southwestern Honshu has grown rapidly as a commercial city, and after 1868 it was developed as a military base. Every August 6 since 1947, thousands participate in multidenominational services in the Peace Memorial Park built on the site where the bomb exploded. After the war the city was largely rebuilt, and commercial activity gradually resumed. Visit the Peace Park but also explore Miyajima Island and its colourful shrines and mysterious forests.

Suggested Private Excursions

HIROSHIMA - Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum - 4 hours

Kanmon Straits
8/31/2019
8/31/2019

No information currently available.

Nagasaki
Suggested Private Excursion
9/1/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/1/2019 11:00:00 PM

One of Japan's most historic cities, Nagasaki was a major port, trading with the Portuguese and Dutch in the 16th century. You can still see this colonial legacy in the brick buildings, old forts, canals and curving cobblestone streets. On a hill overlooking the bay, beautiful Glover Mansion, the setting of Madame Butterfly, is typical of the fine homes built by wealthy foreign residents. But Nagasaki's ties with Korea and China are equally apparent in the famous Chinese temple, a large Chinese colony and the numerous fine Korean and Chinese restaurants.

Suggested Private Excursions

NAGASAKI - Essential Nagasaki - 8 hours

At Sea
9/2/2019
9/2/2019

No information currently available.

Amami Oshima (Naze)
9/3/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/3/2019 5:00:00 PM

Situated off the coast of Kagoshima, this picturesque island is blessed with a subtropical climate, beaches with "star sand," and an abundance of flora and fauna. But there is more to this island than just its scenic beauty. Amami Oshima has inspired an arts and crafts culture that is as rich as its heritage. The cultural center at Amami Park is usually one of the first places visitors come to, as it contains the Museum of Amami where you can find detailed information about local customs, traditional culture, and the history of the Amami Islands. Another popular site is the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum, which celebrates this famed Japanese painter's career and his ties to the island. Other artistic endeavors woven into the culture include the richly dyed tsumugi textiles, which date back more than 1,300 years. These fabrics are famous for being used to make high-quality kimonos. Music is a large part of the island's identity and it is known for its shimauta (island songs), accompanied by the sanshin, a three-stringed musical instrument. A mouthwatering variety of tropical foods can be found in the restaurants and local markets, particularly the passion fruit and mango, cultivated in the warm southern climate, are exceptionally delicious.

Okinawa (Naha)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/4/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/4/2019 6:00:00 PM

Naha is the port for Okinawa Island lying southwest of the main Japanese islands. Landmarks in the city include the Commodore Perry Memorial, the 16th-century Sogen-ji Ishimon Gates and Tsuboya pottery quarter. Explore Shuri the 500 year old former capital that contains various shrines, temples and ceremonial gates including the famous Shurei Gate. The island, tropical and encircled by coral reefs, also houses Japan's largest sub tropical park (Okinawa Memorial Park) that includes an Aquarium, Museum and amusement park. It is also possible to visit the Okinawa Battle Sites and a number of war memorials recording the American victory in 1945.

Suggested Private Excursions

OKINAWA NAHA - Underground Former Navy Headquarters and Makishi Market - 4 hours

At Sea
9/5/2019
9/5/2019

No information currently available.

Iwo Jima
9/6/2019 2:00:00 PM
9/6/2019 6:00:00 PM

During the winter of 1945, the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, part of Japan, was an attractive target for the Allied command in World War II. Iwo Jima was seen as an ideal staging area for expanded bombing runs with fighter cover and a key location for damaged bombers to land in emergency situations. The most famous image from the Battle of Iwo Jima is the photograph of the flag raising at the summit of Mount Suribachi that was taken by AP's Joe Rosenthal. Ira Hayes, Franklin R. Sousley, Michael Strank, John Bradley, Rene A. Gagnon, and Harlon Block were killed in the battle on Iwo Jima. The remaining three flag-raisers returned to the U.S. as reluctant heroes. The picture, which won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in News Photography among other awards, is one of the most reproduced photograph in history. On Nov. 10, 1954, a bronze monument of the famous flag-raising, sculpted by Felix de Weldon and located in Arlington National Cemetery, was dedicated. Iwo Jima was occupied by the U.S. until 1968, when it was returned to Japan.

At Sea
9/7/2019
9/7/2019

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Saipan
9/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/8/2019 5:00:00 PM

Saipan is rich in spectacular natural beauty and historical landmarks. Islan Maigo Fahang offers a breathtaking view of secluded emerald bay. Explore Banadero Cave's war relics and natural limestone cave fortress. Enjoy panoramic views from Laderan Banadera and sheer sea cliffs at Puntan Sabaneta. Take a dip in the Grotto, a limestone cavern connected to the open ocean by underwater passages, or a leisurely stroll down Marpi Pathway and visit peace memorials dedicated to the soldiers and families who gave their lives during WWII. A popular picnic area and jogging trail in central Saipan is the beautifully landscaped American Memorial Park. Visit pristine Managaha Island. Mount Tapochau, the highest point on Saipan, offers a 360-degree view of the island. CNMI Museum of History and Culture features displays of life in the Marianas before modern times. Observe interesting local creatures at Saipan Zoo. Beach Road Pathway is a perfect spot to enjoy magnificent sunsets. Spend a day exploring exotic tropical flora at award-winning Saipan Botanical Garden.

Guam
9/9/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/9/2019 6:00:00 PM

Guam, a territory of the United States, is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands in the north-western Pacific Ocean. It is 30 mi long and about 8 mi wide. The northern portion of this tropical island is a plateau of coral formation; the southern portion is hilly and of volcanic origin. Good anchorage is in Apra Harbour, on the western coast and the capital, Agana, is to the north. Guam is one of the principal US defense fortifications in the western Pacific Ocean and is the site of extensive naval, army, and air force installations.

At Sea
9/10/2019
9/10/2019

No information currently available.

Cross Equator
9/11/2019
9/11/2019

Cruise across the Equator from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.

Jayapura
9/12/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/12/2019 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.

Wewak
9/13/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/13/2019 5:00:00 PM

Wewak is the capital town of the East Sepik Province. The Sepik River snakes through vast rain forests and mountains, and along the way you might catch a wave from local fishermen, see wild birds and other rain forest inhabitants. Wewak is known for its beaches lined with palm trees and the nearby Cape Wom, where the Japanese surrendered in 1945. You can visit the war memorial there, as well as the Japanese/Papua new Guinea Peace Park. Waterfalls and diving await the curious traveler on the nearby island of Kairiru, with unspoiled, wildlife-rich waters and untouched terrain.

 

Madang
9/14/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/14/2019 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
9/15/2019
9/15/2019

No information currently available.

Rabaul
9/16/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/16/2019 5:00:00 PM

Rabaul and it's Harbor is to the New Guinea islands as the Metro is to Paris. Tokua airport is the gateway to the islands region. Rabaul is surrounded by friendly native villages and the local dialect is called Kuanua and its people are called Tolai's.

At Sea
9/17/2019
9/17/2019

No information currently available.

Gizo
9/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

A small town that consists primarily of a main street on the waterfront, Gizo is an ideal location for visitors seeking unique and diverse diving experiences.

Honiara
9/19/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/19/2019 5:00:00 PM

Known as the "Happy Isles," the Solomons are one of the best-kept secrets in the Pacific. These are islands of great natural beauty from jungle-clad peaks and active volcanoes to dashing waterfalls, misty rainforests, turquoise lagoons, and brilliant coral reefs. The islands' variety of cultures and customs is also striking. In Honiara, backstreet quonset huts and an occasional, rusty wreckage provide grim reminders of World War II; over 25,000 Japanese and American soldiers were killed or wounded on Guadalcanal. Honiara has been the capital of the Solomon Islands since Tulagi was devastated during World War II.

At Sea
9/20/2019
9/20/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
9/21/2019
9/21/2019

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Noumea
9/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/22/2019 5:00:00 PM

Noumea, New Caledonia's capital, is a city of French culture often referred to as St-Tropez of the Pacific. Noumea is a pretty city with sidewalk cafes and little bistros resembling a French provincial town. Arriving in Noumea creates a feeling of being in a France while native Kanak people dress in colorful ankle-length dresses and fish the reef with spears for the evening’s meal. Not far off the coast, the longest barrier reef in the world shelters 350 species of coral and 1,500 species of fish. It looks its best from November through January when the Poincianas, or flame trees, turn red. Sights to see include Place des Cocotiers, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Aquarium, and Botanical Garden and Zoo.

Kuto
9/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/23/2019 4:00:00 PM

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At Sea
9/24/2019
9/24/2019

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At Sea
9/25/2019
9/25/2019

No information currently available.

Sydney
Suggested Private Excursion
9/26/2019 6:30:00 AM
9/26/2019

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: 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 cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $620 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:
8/28/2019
Number of Nights
29
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 29-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

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Optional roundtrip airfare.

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Offer ID:
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