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China & Japan Explorer, Featuring Borneo

From £6,599pp

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Complimentary Stateroom Upgrades*

Exclusive Complimentary On Board Spend Of Up To $800*

7 Night Borneo Land Tour With Orangutans & Sun Bears*

3 Night Post-Cruise Japan Land Tour With Snow Monkeys & Nara Deer Park*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 28 nights
  • Departs 03 Mar 2021
  • Sails from Hong Kong, China
  • Ship Noordam
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1452569‍
  • Voyage code ‍N119‍

Your Itinerary

Fly overnight from London to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Wed 03 Mar 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Three night hotel stay in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia ★Borneo Land Tour★ Thu 04 Mar 2021

Upon arrival transfer to a hotel for your three night hotel stay and begin your 7 night Borneo land tour. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. (B)

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Fri 05 Mar 2021

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Poring Hot Spring, en route stopping at Nabalu village to taste the local fruits and shop for local handicrafts. On arrival, observe the wildlife on the canopy walkway and take a dip in one of the soothing, hot mineral springs set in the beautifully landscaped gardens. Afterwards, proceed to the World Heritage site of Kinabalu National Park. Here, explore the mountain gardens with your guide, home to many species of orchids, pitcher plants, birds, insects and butterflies. (B,L,D)

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Sat 06 Mar 2021

After breakfast enjoy a half-day tour of Kota Kinabalu. Begin by visiting Sanah Museum, with its fine collection of artefacts on natural history, ceramics, and native handicraft. Next, head to Phu Thou Se Chinese Temple, the Sabah State Mosque and the Sabah Museum, home to fine exhibits that chronicle Sabah's fascinating historical past and rich cultural heritage. Later today, return to your hotel for the remainder of the day free at leisure. (B,L,D)

Fly to Sandakan, Malaysia Sun 07 Mar 2021

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Sandakan

Sandakan – Sepilok, Malaysia Sun 07 Mar 2021

Upon arrival visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where captive orangutans are reintroduced into the wild. You will be able to observe them at their feeding stations. Watch the feeding session at 10am. Then proceed to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). This centre rescues captured sun bears and is involved in sun bear conservation, welfare rehabilitation and education. Over 30 sun bears live at the centre in the bear house and outdoor enclosures.

One night stay at the Abai Jungle Lodge Sun 07 Mar 2021

Afterwards, depart Sepilok and proceed to the boat jetty in Sandakan. You will then enjoy an hour boat cruise up the Lower Kinabatangan River, passing pristine mangrove forests and searching for wildlife. Arrive at Abai Jungle Lodge and have lunch. Enjoy some free time before embarking on another cruise in search of proboscis monkeys, birds, reptiles and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, go on a guided night walk around the Lodge’s nature boardwalk and search for insects, birds and other wildlife. (B,L,D)

Pitas Lake – Abai Village – Sukau – Menanggul River, Malaysia Mon 08 Mar 2021

Early this morning, take another boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Pitas Lake. Then return to the lodge for breakfast. Later this morning visit nearby Abai village and enjoy a local-style lunch prepared and served by the villagers. After lunch, cruise upriver to Sukau, searching for wildlife along the way.

Two night stay at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Mon 08 Mar 2021

Arrive Sukau and check-in to Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. Later this afternoon, embark on a river cruise up Kinabatangan River to Menanggul River in search of proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner. (B,L,D)

Oxbow Lake – Sukau – Menanggul River, Malaysia Tue 09 Mar 2021

Early this morning, take a boat trip for bird watching and wildlife viewing at the nearby Ox Bow Lake. Then return to the lodge for breakfast. Enjoy some time at leisure before later this afternoon taking another river cruise down the Menanggul River in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge at dusk. Spending your evening at leisure. (B,L,D)

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Wed 10 Mar 2021

After an early breakfast this morning, depart the lodge and drive to Sandakan. On arrival, enjoy an early lunch before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu

One night hotel stay in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Wed 10 Mar 2021

Once you arrive in Kota Kinabalu, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. This evening, transfer to a local restaurant for a traditional meal of Sabah Indigenous foods, accompanied by a cultural performance. (B,L,D)

Fly to Hong Kong, China Thu 11 Mar 2021

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Hong Kong

Two night hotel stay in Hong Kong, China Thu 11 Mar 2021

On arrival in Hong Kong, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your two night stay including breakfast. (B)

Hong Kong, China - City Tour Fri 12 Mar 2021

After breakfast enjoy a half-day Hong Kong Island City tour, browsing the stalls at Stanley Market, experiencing the fantastic panoramic views at the top of Victoria Peak. For lunch, head to Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant for a Dim Sum lunch. In the afternoon, explore more of the city with a Ding Ding ride on the Hong Kong Tramway. Finally, end your day with a ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. After, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure. (B,L)

Transfer to the port and embark the ship Sat 13 Mar 2021

Embark Noordam for your 28 explorer voyage of Japan and China in 5★ luxury

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China Sat 13 Mar 2021

Hong Kong

From the exceptional views across its famous harbour to the sizzling dishes in its glamorous restaurants, you’re sure to fall in love with Hong Kong.

At Sea Sun 14 Mar 2021

Shanghai Dancers

Shanghai, China Tue 16 Mar 2021

Shanghai Dancers

China’s second most populous city embraces its history, future – and visitors – in an equally delightful fashion. Architectural treats from centuries past remain, with influences from all corners of the globe.

At Sea Thu 18 Mar 2021

Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki Fri 19 Mar 2021

Nagasaki, Japan

City of melancholy memories. Visit Glover House, where Puccini's Madame Butterfly reputedly awaited her errant Lt. Pinkerton; pay tribute to lives lost in WWII at Peace Memorial Park. Sample shore excursions: Nagasaki Half-day Tour; Sakai Bridge & 99 Islands;Arita, Birthplace of Ceramics.

Busan, Japan

Busan Sat 20 Mar 2021

Busan, Japan

At Sea Sun 21 Mar 2021

Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa Mon 22 Mar 2021

Kanazawa, Japan
Sakaiminato, Japan

Sakaiminato, Japan Tue 23 Mar 2021

Sakaiminato, Japan
Japan Holidays

Fukuoka (Hakata), Japan Wed 24 Mar 2021

Japan Holidays

Cruises to Japan

Kagoshima Thu 25 Mar 2021

Cruises to Japan

At Sea Fri 26 Mar 2021

Tokyo, Japan

Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan Sat 27 Mar 2021

Tokyo, Japan

A city where you’ll find centuries-old culture jostling for position next to cutting-edge technology – a fabulous blend of history and modernity that has to be seen to be believed.

Disembark the ship Sat 27 Mar 2021

Three night hotel stay in Tokyo, Japan ★Tokyo Land Tour★ Sat 27 Mar 2021

After you disembark you will be met and transferred to Tokyo for your city tour. Start the tour with a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza, residence for the Imperial Family. Next, visit Sensoji, Tokyo’s oldest temple and make a stop at Nakamise Shopping Street. After, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Jigokudani Monkey Park - ★Snow Monkeys★ Sun 28 Mar 2021

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Yudanaka by public transport. On arrival in Yudanaka, visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park, home of the famous Japanese Snow Monkeys, where you will walk through the forested valley. From the bus park you will walk 30 minutes along snowy paths on an incline, to the main pool where the monkeys bathe. Accustomed to humans, the monkeys can be observed from very close and almost completely ignore their human guests. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After, you will be transferred back to your hotel. (B,L)

Take a bullet train to Shin Osaka, Japan Mon 29 Mar 2021

This morning, you will be met and transfer on foot or by hotel shuttle bus with your English-speaking guide to Shinagawa station. On arrival, take a JR bullet train to Shin Osaka.

Shin Osaka - Nara, Japan Mon 29 Mar 2021

Transfer by private vehicle to Nara. Here, visit Todaji Temple, Nara Deer Park and Kauga Shito Shrine. Enjoy some time for lunch. After, you will be transferred to your hotel in Osaka for check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure. (B,L)

One night hotel stay in Osaka, Japan Mon 29 Mar 2021

Later transfer to your hotel in Osaka for check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure. (B,L)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Tue 30 Mar 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Wed 31 Mar 2021

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS of up to £2,600
  • SEVEN NIGHT pre-cruise Wendy Wu Tours land tour of Borneo - Featuring Orangutans & Sun Bears, including:
  • – All internal flights
  • – Hotel stays in Grandis Hotel, Abai Jungle Lodge & Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
  • – Incredible guided tours
  • TWO NIGHT stay at the Dorset Wanchai, Hong Kong, including breakfast & a City Tour
  • 14 night full board 5★ voyage on board Noordam including:
  • COMPLIMENTARY on board spend of up to $800 for Oceanview Stateroom and above
  • EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY stateroom upgrades^
  • COMPLIMENTARY Beverage Package for Veranda Staterooms and above
  • THREE NIGHT post-cruise Wendy Wu Tours land tour of Japan - Featuring Snow Monkeys & Nara Deer Park, including:
  • - Hotel stays in Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa & ANA Crowne Plaza
  • Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request), overseas flights and transfers
  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas
  • All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early evening
  • All evening entertainment, including Broadway-style shows and live music in many of the lounges
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • A choice of daily on board activities
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes and Elemis skincare and spa therapy products
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 27th November 2019 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Standard Interior Stateroom

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 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. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.

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These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft. Note: This category available in both Large & Standard. 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. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.

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Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Obstructed View)

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. 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. Note - Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Room measurements are approximate. Please confirm before booking.

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Large Ocean view Stateroom

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These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

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These large staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The view is fully obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Ocean view Stateroom (Partial Sea View)

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These staterooms feature a partial sea view and include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus premium massage shower heads and a variety of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Verandah Stateroom

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Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Signature Suite

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These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Neptune Suite

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With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Pinnacle Suite

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Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave and refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with whirlpool. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a separate dressing room and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower as well as an additional shower stall. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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The Ship - Noordam

Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art—from 19th oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy cooking shows and hands-on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in our Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of our specialty restaurants.

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Booking conditions of Holland America Line, Wendy Wu and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single staterooms, may increase or be withdrawn at any time, offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. On board spend is per stateroom, for Ocean View Staterooms and above and tiered depending on grade booked. ^Upgrades are subject to availability. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. Drinks Package is for Veranda Staterooms and above and is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Selected grades may have restricted views, please enquire at time of booking. Named hotels are subject to change for operational reasons. Meals on the tour are included as stated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Case of Six Fine Wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 27th November 2019. 

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