CHINA

Unmask China’s millennia-old culture and customs on an Asia cruise with Holland America Line. Bustling Xingang opens the door to Beijing and its Forbidden City; China’s capital is also a short train ride from Tianjin, although the cruise port boasts its own treasures like the Confucius Temple. Witness Shanghai’s dynamic skyline from the sea, then “float” above it on the futuristic Maglev train. Sip pale lager at the Tasingtao Brewery in Quingdao, and meet a local family in their Dalian home.