Cruise Ports

A Look Inside the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

January 29, 2015

Toward the end of our 14-day Asian Holiday cruise on Holland America’s Volendam, our itinerary included an overnight stay in Port Kelang, Malaysia, which is the cruise ship port for Kuala Lumpur. Known as KL locally, Malaysia’s capital city of 1.6 million people is about a 32 mile, heavy-traffic drive from Port Kelang. To maximize our stay, […]

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Exploring Yangon, Myanmar on Our Own via a Shore Ex Transfer

January 22, 2015

On the recent 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam, we spent three days in Myanmar, with our ship docked at the Thilawa Port, about 20 miles outside of Yangon. For our last day in Myanmar, we decided to join the “Transfer to Yangon” shore excursion at the last minute. The shore ex folks hand-wrote us […]

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Traditional Myanmar Dance and Dinner at La Planteur from the Port of Thilawa, Myanmar

January 21, 2015

We recently returned from a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise  on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. One of the highlights of the itinerary was a 3-day stay in Myanmar, with the ship docked at the Port of Thilawa about 20 miles outside of Yangon. On our first day in port we booked two shore excursions through Holland […]

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Getting an Introduction to Yangon via a Shore Excursion from Thilawa, Myanmar (Burma)

January 20, 2015

Last month we sailed on a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise from Singapore on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. One of the highlights of the cruise itinerary was a 3-day port call in Myanmar.  The ship was docked in the Port of Thilawa, an industrial port with no traveler facilities or shops. Depending on traffic, the […]

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