People talk about the "trip of a lifetime". Well, this one qualifies. The basic
trip shown in the map below
is a 45 day cruise on the Holland America ship Volendam carrying about 1350 passengers.
We flew first into Hong Kong and spent two days there and then to Singapore for three days
before joining the cruise. And what a cruise with visits to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong (again)
Shanghai and Beijing in mainland China, South Korea and Japan. And then to top it off, we took a
north Pacific crossing to Kodiak and Sitka in Alaska. The Inside Passage cruise shown on the map
is a lie - we were never close enough to the coast in daylight to enjoy the inside passage.
We flew into Hong Kong from Toronto - fifteen and a half hours - and stayed in
Hong Kong for two days.
Then we flew to Singapore and spent three days there before picking up our Holland America cruise on
the MS Volendam, a smallish ship of 1350 passengers. The cruise was actually three cruises taken back-to-back.
In some places on the map you will see two names. Mostly these are the names of
the ports that give access
to the cities. In South Korea, they are the Korean names and the English names for the same city.
You can either click on the map or use the links provided in text below.
To see our second visit to Hong Kong, you have to use the text link.
Or, you can use the Hong Kong link on the second leg map below.
01 Hong Kong 02
06 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam 07 Nha Trang 08 Da Nang 09 Halong Bay - Hanoi 10 Hong Kong Again
14 Jeju, Korea 15
Busan (Pusan) Korea
16 Nagasaki 17 Kobe & Osaka
18 Mount Fuji 19 Tokyo 20 Hakodate 21 Kushiro 22 Kodiak 23 Sitka
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