Expect a warm welcome when your Holland America Line ship calls in Thailand, the “Land of Smiles.” Laem Chabang leads you to Bangkok with its Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple. Explore ancient Ayutthaya — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — or get a hands-on Pad Thai lesson while helping disadvantaged youth. Holland America Line also cruises to Nathon on Koh Samui, where you can ride elephant-back through the jungle, gaze at a 40-foot golden Buddha, and plant yourself on powdery Chewang Beach.