50th Anniversary Cruise March 2019 | Craig Travel

50th Anniversary Cruise March 2019

50th Anniversary Cruise
Spice Island Explorer
ms Maasdam
March 3, 2019 to March 31, 2019
29 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

Email specialist Mayrela Donis to discuss your travel plans

2019 will mark our 50th Anniversary and to celebrate the occasion we have arranged this wonderful cruise to Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Starting with 3 nights in cosmopolitan Singapore, we will embark on the beautiful ms Maasdam to explore exotic ports in Borneo, the Philippines, Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea as we make our way to Brisbane, Australia. We promise to make this an event that you will long remember and urge you to make your plans to join us as soon as possible. This exceptionally unique itinerary is sure to fill very quickly.  This is our opportunity to celebrate this special anniversary with old friends and welcome those new to Craig Travel. We look forward to seeing you on board. As in the past, we plan to operate our own private excursions in most ports visited.  

Alternate Departures

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Travel Info - Cruise

CT Rating 1 Leisurely

1 Leisurely

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel. Note: this rating does not cover optional shore excursions. 

Inclusive Features
  • 21 night cruise on the ms Maasdam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in category selected
  • 3 nights in both Singapore and Brisbane including breakfasts, sightseeing, transfers and 1 dinner in each city
  • All meals and entertainment while on board
  • Services of our cruise escorts, guides and cruise director
  • All gratuities for included services
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Estimated return economy airfare from cities listed; Transfers between the airports, the hotels and the ship; All current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Maasdam

The beautiful ms Maasdam offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, priceless antiques and the friendly gracious staff for which Holland America is justly famous. At just over 62,000 tons, she carries just 1,258 passengers in spacious and pampered luxury.
Fifteen different lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy. Appreciate the spacious Mainstage with stage shows, the gracious Dining Room with floor-to-ceiling windows, the redesigned Lido Market for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill for elegant alternative dining (supplemental fee applies), the full-size theatre and numerous other lounges. A complete Promenade deck, two pools and a superb fitness spa with beauty parlour are all ours to enjoy. New features include the Explorations Café featuring the Library, internet service and a coffee bar, the Culinary arts Centre with cooking classes and presentations and the upgraded Greenhouse Spa.
All staterooms feature two beds which can convert to a queen, a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning, telephone, ample closet space, flat-panel television and DVD player plus multi-channel music. Recent enhancements include new plush Euro-Top mattresses, fine Egyptian cottons, personal terry cloth robes and more. All staterooms feature a separate sitting area plus vanity and the average size is over 180 square feet. Most outside staterooms feature a picture-window. Deluxe mini-suites and suites have a whirlpool bath, private veranda, mini-bar/fridge, plus floor-to-ceiling windows.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
K Inside (Main)
J Inside (Main, A Deck)
I Inside (Navigation, Veranda)
E Outside (Various)
DA Outside (Main)
D Outside (A Deck, Lower Promenade)
C Outside (Main)
CA Outside Lanai (Lower Promenade)
BB Vista Suite (Navigation)
B Vista Suite (Veranda, Navigation)
A Vista Suite (Veranda)
SA Neptune Suite (Navigation)

Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen and include all of the applicable inclusive features and land arrangements. See deck plan for full details on various categories available. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes, and fees effective February 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Shore Excursions are not included in your cruise cost, allowing you to decide how you will use your time ashore. As with past President’s Cruises, we will be operating exclusive Shore Excursions for travellers of our group. Details will be available approximately six months prior to departure.
Optional Excursions will be available to enhance your journey during our stays in Singapore and Brisbane. Details and pricing will be available approximately six months prior to departure.
Single rates are available on our website or by contacting our office. Passengers wishing to share, please call our office.  


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon / Winnipeg
Ottawa / Montreal
St. John’s

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares shown are estimated and to be used as a guideline only. Air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Should you have specific flight preferences or wish to upgrade, please advise us at time of initial booking. 

Pricing Details

Our special group prices are guaranteed once booked. If better rates become available, you will automatically be rebooked to take advantage of the new lower fares.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost and length of the journey and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $422 to $869 pp plus
applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75- 85 will range from $238 to $575 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario – please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries
limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.  

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 3, 2018