Shore Excursions

Exploring Langkawi, Malaysia by Taxi

January 27, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit Langkawi, Malaysia during a recent a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. Since we had researched Langkawi before our arrival, we decided that we did not need a tour, and would just take a taxi to the attractions that we wanted to see, with a ride on […]

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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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