The one where Holland American increased Asia deployment…

ms Volendam. Image: virginholidayscruises.co.uk

ms Volendam. Image: virginholidayscruises.co.uk

ms Volendam and ms Rotterdam will be positioned in Asia for Holland America Line’s 2013-14 season.

The ships will offer expanded Singapore sailings out of the city’s new cruise terminal along with 14-day itineraries and longer ‘Collector’s Voyages’ combining back-to-back itineraries, extended and overnight stays.

“Asia continues to flourish as a popular cruise destination, so the timing is right to increase our capacity in the region and provide our guests with a variety of exciting travel options to this magical area of the world,” Holland America Line executive vice president marketing, sales and guests programs Richard Meadows said.

The 51-day Spice Route to Singapore Collectors’ Voyage will offer segments of 25-, 36-, 37- and 39- days and will feature a daylight transit of the Suez Canal, late departure from Safaga, Egypt and overnight calls at: Muscat, Oman; Mumbai, India; and Bali, Indonesia.

A 53-day Indonesia, Arabia and India Discovery Collectors’ Voyage will sail out of Singapore and offer shorter segments of 25-, 38- and 39-days.

Passengers will travel to: Java and Komodo Island, Indonesia; Port Kland, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand, Colombo, Sri Lanka; and call in overnight to Bali, Mumbai and Muscat.

Originally written by Natalie Aroyan for e-Travel Blackboard.

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