Japan, Taiwan, and China Collectors' Voyage (30 Days)

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: Westerdam  |  62 Reviews
Hong Kong, China to Shanghai, China
Dates: 02 Feb 2019 - 03 Mar 2019

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02 Feb 2019
Hong Kong, China
03 Feb 2019
Hong Kong, China
6:00 PM
04 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019
Manila, Philippines
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
06 Feb 2019
07 Feb 2019
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
08 Feb 2019
Keelung, Taiwan
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
09 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
Naha, Japan
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
11 Feb 2019
Ishigaki Island, Japan
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 11
12 Feb 2019
DAY 12
13 Feb 2019
Kagoshima, Japan
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 13
14 Feb 2019
Nagasaki, Japan
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
15 Feb 2019
Pusan, South Korea
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 15
16 Feb 2019
DAY 16
17 Feb 2019
Shanghai, China
8:00 AM
DAY 17
18 Feb 2019
Shanghai, China
6:00 PM
DAY 18
19 Feb 2019
DAY 19
20 Feb 2019
Qingdao, China
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 20
21 Feb 2019
DAY 21
22 Feb 2019
Tianjin, China
8:00 AM
DAY 22
23 Feb 2019
Tianjin, China
6:00 PM
DAY 23
24 Feb 2019
DAY 24
25 Feb 2019
Seoul, South Korea
8:00 AM
DAY 25
26 Feb 2019
Seoul, South Korea
4:00 PM
DAY 26
27 Feb 2019
Cheju, South Korea
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 27
28 Feb 2019
Hakata, Japan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 28
01 Mar 2019
Nagasaki, Japan
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 29
02 Mar 2019
DAY 30
03 Mar 2019
Shanghai, China
7:00 AM
Japan, Taiwan, and China Collectors' Voyage map

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About Us

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

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The Holland America Line Culinary Council® is an innovative team of top-name chefs from around the world assembled to guide and enhance all aspects of the shipboard culinary experience.

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Shore Excursions

Shanghai, China - 18 Feb 2019

Offered by: Context Travel
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Accelerated City

While the rest of the world struggles with recession, China explodes with growth. Cities spring up overnight. Or, as the case of Shanghai, are transformed weekly. During the course of this three-hour tour of Shanghai we'll look at the forces shaping China's economic growth and how this is playing out on the ground here. We'll explore the extreme contrasts of the emerging metropolis and have a local scholar frame some of the major issues for us.

Our walk begins at Qufu road in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Strolling through the tangle of old alleyways and dense housing we will pass through vibrant street markets that trade in food and fabric. This area is slated for destruction, and life exists amidst the rubble of half demolished structures. This provides the perfect backdrop to discuss some of the major themes that are emerging from Shanghai's high speed growth: the role of planning versus the unplanned, relocation and urban development, and the stark gaps between old and new.

Our discussion will carry us towards the Hangpu River. Along the river’s edge we will visit a recently refurbished industrial zone known as ‘Old Docks’. While exploring the new boutique restaurants and designer hotels we will discuss the enormous boom in Shanghai’s ‘creative clusters’ and the role they play in city’s ambition to become a key cultural hub of the 21st century.

Crossing the river by ferry, we'll visit Pudong, an area that, until Deng Xiaoping’s famous 'tour of the south’ in 1992 was largely undeveloped. Twenty years later Pudong boasts an eye-popping array of skyscrapers bearing the names of major global financial firms. We will get a close up view of the cluster of super tall towers that dominate the science fiction skyline of Shanghai. In the canyons of Pudong we'll grapple with the seeming contradictions of China's state-managed enterprises and the interrelationship between Communism and free-market enterprise. Although full explanations may elude, our expert will attempt to frame and contextualize the questions.

To conclude we'll visit the tallest building in Shanghai for a wrap-up refreshment in the skyline bar on the 91st floor, with amazing views over the city that provide a meaty backdrop to our ongoing and lively discussion.

Offered by: Context Travel
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Custom Walk of Shanghai

We can design a wide variety of private itineraries for people with special interests, lasting from 2 hours to 3 days. Drawing on our network of docents and range of other services, the limits of a custom itinerary are circumscribed only by the bounds of our collective imagination.

Please contact us at info@contexttravel.com with details about your request. Once we receive your request we will reach out to you to discuss its feasibility and provide a quote.

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