HAL sailing to 50+ ports for 2025/2026 Asia season

Holland America Line’s Westerdam is heading to Asia, where it will explore 11 countries from September 2025 through April 2026.

The itineraries have a strong focus on Japan with 24 different ports around the country, as well as visits to Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South KoreaTaiwanThailand and Vietnam.

Cruises depart from Hong Kong, ChinaYokohama (Tokyo), Japan; and Singapore to some of Asia’s most iconic cities — with up to 12 ports in a single cruise. Late departures and overnight stays allow extra time for guests to sample the nightlife, local cuisine and rich cultures of the region.

“For travellers looking to discover Asia, our 2025-2026 season provides an opportunity to explore the region in-depth via cruise,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “We have diversified the number of ports to more than 50 across several itineraries. We want to ensure our guests have an authentic glimpse into the diverse cultures of each country, creating immersive moments and deeper connections to those destinations.”

Highlights of the 2025-2026 Asia season

Westerdam will explore Asia from September 2025 through April 2026. The cruises visit a combined 51 ports in the region, including 24 in Japan.

More than 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites are sprinkled throughout the itineraries, giving guests on every cruise the chance to visit these spectacular sites that represent the best of human heritage, as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Overnight calls include Shanghai, China; Laem Chabang (Bangkok), ThailandManillaPhilippinesHiroshima, Japan; and Incheon (Seoul), South Korea. Late-night departures on select itineraries include Hakodate, Osaka and Kobe, Japan; Halong Bay and Da Nang, Vietnam; Lembar, Indonesia; and Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

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