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  • Snickel Lane, Auckland. Credit: Visit Auckland

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17 Day New Zealand & Tasmania Cruise

  • Explore the North & South Islands by luxury cruise
  • Visit Wellington, Tauranga, Napier, Hobart & more
Includes 4.5 star Holland America Line cruise

Holland America Line is one of the world’s leading cruise lines - icons of the high seas from wild Alaska to the glittering waters of the South Pacific. This 17 day odyssey from Auckland to Sydney via historic Hobart, sailing aboard the 4.5 star Noordam ship, is the perfect showcase for all they have to offer. Stellar dining, memorable service, artistic interiors and diverse ports are just the start.

Begin with a night at leisure in Auckland, and then embark on thrilling discovery cruise taking in some of New Zealand’s most famous destinations, together with a few Aussie icons too. Soak up the sun in Tauranga on the gorgeous Bay of Plenty, admire the Art Deco style of Napier, and stretch your legs in picturesque Picton in the Marlborough Sounds. The vibrant cities of Christchurch and Wellington are next, each offering a chance to get out and embrace the local culture, while the distinctly Scottish city of Dunedin will have you feeling as if you’ve somehow stumbled into the streets of Edinburgh. From there, the wildlife and natural wonder of the renowned Fiordland National Park will leave you utterly speechless. Ducking across the Tasman Sea, the historic streets of Hobart, the multicultural mecca of Melbourne, and the harbour city of Sydney round out the journey in spectacular fashion.

Package includes a sensational 14 night cruise aboard the 4.5-star Holland America Line ‘Noordam’ ship, one night pre-cruise hotel in Auckland, one night post-cruise hotel in Sydney, and 38 meals.

Alternate sailing with 15 night cruise and one night hotel also available

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today make your own way to Auckland and check in to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the cosmopolitan city of Auckland.

Overnight: President Hotel or similar
Meals included: None

Experience New Zealand's most cosmopolitan city—a melting pot of British, Asian, Pacific, and Māori cultures. Your cruise from Auckland allows you to sample their diverse arts, entertainment, and traditions.

In the afternoon, make your way to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your exciting 14-night New Zealand cruise aboard the ‘Noordam’ ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm this evening

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Dinner

The curved shoreline of the Bay of Plenty—known in Maori as Te Moana-a-Toi—is home to incredible surfing, white-sand beaches and New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Tauranga, with 130,000 residents, is the largest city on the Bay of Plenty and fifth largest in New Zealand. The city offers visitors a number of water-focused activities, like sailing and kayaking, as well as drier alternatives such as shopping and people-watching at a café in the Historic Village.

Tauranga is also a great jumping-off point for exploring nearby beaches and Te Puke, the kiwifruit capital of the world, as well as a wealth of Maori cultural sites. The world-famous geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, nicknamed Sulfur City, has been a major Polynesian spa resort town since visitors first arrived in the late 1800s. In Maori, roto means lake and rua means two, but Rotorua actually comprises 18 lakes—plus an incredible redwood forest.

For the best views, take the gondola up to Skyline Rotorua, a recreation complex atop Mount Ngongotaha. Other day trips you should consider are a boat ride through the incomparable glowworm caves of Waitomo or an unforgettable tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata—a must for all Tolkien fans.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Southern Hemisphere's answer to Miami Beach—at least when it comes to Art Deco architecture—Napier has a perfect mix of natural and manmade beauty. The historic district, which was mostly constructed in the 1930s after a massive earthquake and subsequent fires destroyed the city in 1931, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. As a delicious bonus, there's a thriving food and wine scene, too.

Surrounded by the rolling vineyards of the Hawke's Bay wine region and edged by pristine waters, Napier has attracted a host of culinary innovators that has put it on the foodie map over the past two decades. Nature lovers, too, are drawn by this North Island city's scenic splendour and abundant wildlife.

Down the coast, colonies of Australasian gannets thrive at Cape Kidnappers. Within the city, Norfolk Island pines line the seafront Marine Parade, a half dozen parks and gardens bloom from September to March (spring and summer Down Under), there are forested hiking trails and active pursuits range from cycling to golf. It's easy to enjoy yourself while soaking up Hawke's Bay's spectacular landscape.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tucked into the northeastern end of the South Island—just 29 kilometres (18 miles) north of Bleinheim and 109 kilometres (68 miles) east of Nelson—the petite and picturesque port town of Picton is your starting point for exploring the region of Marlborough. This seaside gateway with ferry service to the North Island connects the majestic maritime beauty known as Queen Charlotte Sound to the luscious wine country of Marlborough, heaven for sauvignon blanc lovers.

From the gluttonous to the active, there’s something for everyone, be it traversing a portion of the 70-kilometre (43-mile) stretch of the extraordinary Queen Charlotte Track—New Zealand’s greatest coastal cycleway—on foot or by bike, going on a cycle winery tour or tasting the famous green-lipped mussels that are indigenous to Marlborough Sounds. Naturalists should dust off their binoculars and explore the nearby wildlife sanctuaries, or if inclined to luxury, get up close and personal to a falcon while sipping on a glass of wine at the Brancott Estate.

Don’t neglect the tiny harbour town of Picton (population 4,000) itself either, which has quaint cafés and shops and boasts unique aquatic-themed museums, like the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, dedicated to a historic ship that has seen most of the world in its more than 150 years.

Overnight: Holland America Cruises -'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

New Zealand's cool little capital is located at the southern tip of the North Island, meaning it's blessed with a beautiful waterfront, fresh seafood and unpredictable weather. So famously tempestuous is Windy Welly that visitors quickly learn not to go outside without an umbrella and will spend more time than usual talking about the weather. Politics is a hot topic too, with government workers buzzing about the Beehive, as the distinctive Parliament building is colloquially known.

Wellington is also known for its culture and cuisine. Learn about Maori history and Kiwiana at Te Papa, the national museum; go behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings movies made in Wellywood, and wash down a plate of chilled bluff oysters with a crisp sauvignon blanc at a Cuba Street restaurant.

Gourmands are spoiled for choice with the city's many coffee micro roasteries, craft breweries, innovative chefs and artisanal markets. Fortunately for your waistline, it’s also a terrific city for walking, hiking and cycling, with a compact historic core hugged by green hills and dotted with impossibly perched houses. They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day—but visitors will soon discover that even if it's wet and windy, it's always a good day to be in Wellington.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The South Island’s biggest city, Christchurch is now inextricably linked with the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, which levelled the planned city centre and many historic buildings. The city has shown resilience and ingenuity by erecting new projects such as the Re:START mall, a shopping centre and public space made up of colourful shipping containers outfitted as boutiques and cafés. Deserted buildings and gaping holes left by the quakes have been replaced by pop-up restaurants, art installations and even a cardboard cathedral. In spite of the many original buildings lost, Christchurch maintains its classic English feel, with lush botanical gardens and Edwardian punting boats cruising along the Avon River.

Outside the city, the Canterbury region stretches from the ocean to the Southern Alps, with opportunities for adventure sports, wildlife viewing and wine tasting. Whether you want to ski or swim, Christchurch is an ideal jumping-off point from which to enjoy all the South Island has to offer. Like Christchurch on the other side of the Port Hills, Lyttelton was devastated and redefined by earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The historic port town is still reinventing itself as a sustainable community, with an eclectic mix of eateries and a lively Saturday farmers market. Historically, Lyttelton has served as a gateway to Canterbury and the South Island and as an important commercial seaport, and additionally as a launching point for expeditions to Antarctica.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Much of New Zealand feels like England, by way of Polynesia. There are a few exceptions, though, such as the town of Akaroa, a former French settlement, and the distinctly Scottish city of Dunedin, named after the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh. After Dunedin was founded in 1848, city surveyor Charles Kettle attempted to impose Edinburgh's New Town grid plan on the growing city. But the Otago Peninsula's hilly landscape proved challenging—for evidence, note that Dunedin has one of the world's steepest streets (Baldwin Street). The volcanic remnants around the harbour make for a dramatic backdrop.

Dunedin's prominence during the gold rush in the late 19th century resulted in many grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings. Thanks to the beautiful University of Otago (the country's oldest), there's a large student population to keep the city vibrant and modern. But Dunedin's heritage is always proudly on display: The magnificent Dunedin Railway Station and Larnach Castle have been restored to their full glory, and the fascinating Toitu Otago Settlers Museum provides a glimpse into the lives of early residents. Outside the city, the Otago Peninsula is lined with scenic beaches and home to rare birdlife like the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguin.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Every year, visitors flock to New Zealand in search of landscapes straight out of Middle Earth. They find what they're looking for in Fiordland National Park, on the southwestern coast of the South Island. This stunning 12,000-square-kilometre (4,633-square-mile) park encompasses mountains, lakes, fjords and rain forests. The area was once the home of Maori hunters; later, European whalers established small settlements here. But mostly, this region has seen a notable lack of human activity—the steep peaks and wet landscape deterred all but the hardiest people. That changed around the end of the 19th century when travellers discovered the beautiful scenery of Fiordland. The national park was formally established in 1952.

Countless plant and animal species find a haven here. Among the park's rare birds is the flightless takahe, thought for decades to be extinct until it was spotted in the area in 1948. The natural wonders continue offshore: Seals, dolphins and whales frequent these waters.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tasmania, once the butt of many jokes, is finally cool. The little Australian island is home to stunning landscapes, old-growth forests and exceptional local produce. Lording over all this goodness is Hobart, the island’s creative capital. Although its remoteness might once have made it feel provincial, the city has truly come into its own in recent years. It’s got one of the world’s best museums of contemporary art, vibrant markets, a cosmopolitan dining scene and eclectic music festivals. It’s also achingly beautiful, with a natural harbour setting and rugged Mount Wellington looming in the background.

The city is compact enough to easily explore on foot. Start at the sandstone area of Salamanca Place with its hip galleries, artist studios and bustling cafés and bars, and then roam the quaint streets of Battery Point, one of Hobart’s oldest neighbourhoods. Immerse yourself in nature at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens or head out of town to learn more about Tasmania’s dark—but fascinating—past. Fuel up on the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean down at the waterfront, or feast on gourmet Tassie produce at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. Whatever you choose to do, we promise you won’t be bored.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Melbourne is consistently voted one of the world's most liveable cities—and for good reason. This is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museums, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets and bars. It's renowned for its sporting culture, home to the esteemed Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australian rules football teams.
 
The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden bars and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. It’s a melting pot of cultures and a city of gourmands who demand excellent food and find it everywhere—from modern Australian cuisine and delicious Asian fusion fare to low-key cafés serving the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on board before disembarking and making your own way to your Sydney Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure visiting the beautiful city of Sydney. You could perhaps stop by Circular Quay, stroll around Darling Harbour, or enjoy some city shopping.

Overnight: Park Regis Sydney City Centre, or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a last morning at the hotel before checking out and making your own travel arrangements.


Meals included: None

Itinerary - 2

Today make your own way to Auckland and check in to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the cosmopolitan city of Auckland.

Overnight: President Hotel or similar
Meals included: None

Experience New Zealand's most cosmopolitan city—a melting pot of British, Asian, Pacific, and Māori cultures. Your cruise from Auckland allows you to sample their diverse arts, entertainment, and traditions.

In the afternoon, make your way to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your exciting 15-night New Zealand cruise aboard the ‘Noordam’ ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm this evening.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Dinner

The small town of Gisborne, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, claims several firsts: As the easternmost town in the country, it’s the first to see the sunrise, and it was the first place in New Zealand spotted by the British explorer Captain James Cook, in 1769. (Polynesian sailors had arrived centuries earlier).

The Gisborne region, also known as Tairawhiti, has one of the largest populations of Māori people in the country, and it offers many opportunities for visitors to learn about the indigenous culture of these descendants of the Polynesian settlers and see their art. While most New Zealand residents speak at least some phrases in the Māori language—travellers are often greeted with “Kia ora,” a welcome that means “Have life and be well”. Here it is the primary language for many residents.

Overnight: Holland America Cruises -'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The curved shoreline of the Bay of Plenty—known in Maori as Te Moana-a-Toi—is home to incredible surfing, white-sand beaches and New Zealand's only active marine volcano. Tauranga, with 130,000 residents, is the largest city on the Bay of Plenty and fifth largest in New Zealand. The city offers visitors a number of water-focused activities, like sailing and kayaking, as well as drier alternatives such as shopping and people-watching at a café in the Historic Village.

Tauranga is also a great jumping-off point for exploring nearby beaches and Te Puke, the kiwifruit capital of the world, as well as a wealth of Maori cultural sites. The world-famous geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, nicknamed Sulfur City, has been a major Polynesian spa resort town since visitors first arrived in the late 1800s. In Maori, roto means lake and rua means two, but Rotorua actually comprises 18 lakes—plus an incredible redwood forest.

For the best views, take the gondola up to Skyline Rotorua, a recreation complex atop Mount Ngongotaha. Other day trips you should consider are a boat ride through the incomparable glowworm caves of Waitomo or an unforgettable tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata—a must for all Tolkien fans.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The Southern Hemisphere's answer to Miami Beach—at least when it comes to Art Deco architecture—Napier has a perfect mix of natural and manmade beauty. The historic district, which was mostly constructed in the 1930s after a massive earthquake and subsequent fires destroyed the city in 1931, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. As a delicious bonus, there's a thriving food and wine scene, too.

Surrounded by the rolling vineyards of the Hawke's Bay wine region and edged by pristine waters, Napier has attracted a host of culinary innovators that has put it on the foodie map over the past two decades. Nature lovers, too, are drawn by this North Island city's scenic splendour and abundant wildlife.

Down the coast, colonies of Australasian gannets thrive at Cape Kidnappers. Within the city, Norfolk Island pines line the seafront Marine Parade, a half dozen parks and gardens bloom from September to March (spring and summer Down Under), there are forested hiking trails and active pursuits range from cycling to golf. It's easy to enjoy yourself while soaking up Hawke's Bay's spectacular landscape.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

New Zealand's cool little capital is located at the southern tip of the North Island, meaning it's blessed with a beautiful waterfront, fresh seafood and unpredictable weather. So famously tempestuous is Windy Welly that visitors quickly learn not to go outside without an umbrella and will spend more time than usual talking about the weather. Politics is a hot topic too, with government workers buzzing about the Beehive, as the distinctive Parliament building is colloquially known.

Wellington is also known for its culture and cuisine. Learn about Maori history and Kiwiana at Te Papa, the national museum; go behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings movies made in Wellywood, and wash down a plate of chilled bluff oysters with a crisp sauvignon blanc at a Cuba Street restaurant.

Gourmands are spoiled for choice with the city's many coffee micro roasteries, craft breweries, innovative chefs and artisanal markets. Fortunately for your waistline, it’s also a terrific city for walking, hiking and cycling, with a compact historic core hugged by green hills and dotted with impossibly perched houses. They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day—but visitors will soon discover that even if it's wet and windy, it's always a good day to be in Wellington.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tucked into the northeastern end of the South Island—just 29 kilometres (18 miles) north of Bleinheim and 109 kilometres (68 miles) east of Nelson—the petite and picturesque port town of Picton is your starting point for exploring the region of Marlborough. This seaside gateway with ferry service to the North Island connects the majestic maritime beauty known as Queen Charlotte Sound to the luscious wine country of Marlborough, heaven for sauvignon blanc lovers.

From the relaxed to the active, there’s something for everyone, be it traversing a portion of the 70-kilometre (43-mile) stretch of the extraordinary Queen Charlotte Track—New Zealand’s greatest coastal cycleway—on foot or by bike, going on a cycle winery tour or tasting the famous green-lipped mussels that are indigenous to Marlborough Sounds. Naturalists should dust off their binoculars and explore the nearby wildlife sanctuaries, or if inclined to luxury, get up close and personal to a falcon while sipping on a glass of wine at the Brancott Estate.

Don’t neglect the tiny harbour town of Picton (population 4,000) itself either, which has quaint cafés and shops and boasts unique aquatic-themed museums, like the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, dedicated to a historic ship that has seen most of the world in its more than 150 years.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Strolling along the city’s hilly streets and past its Edwardian and Victorian buildings and green spaces, you might not guess that Timaru was built on the lava flows of a now-extinct but vividly named volcano, Mount Horrible. Timaru’s own name comes from the Maori Te Maru, which means "place of shelter”. Chief among Timaru’s charms are its parks and gardens.

As if the backdrop of the Southern Alps wasn't enough, a rose garden, boardwalk and beach also enliven the already beautiful waterfront of Caroline Bay, named for a 19th-century whaling ship. Up the hill, the scenic reserve of Centennial Park offers picturesque picnic spots and walking and biking trails. Timaru showcases New Zealand and Maori culture at the stellar Aigantighe Art Gallery and South Canterbury Museum. 

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Much of New Zealand feels like England, by way of Polynesia. There are a few exceptions, though, such as the town of Akaroa, a former French settlement, and the distinctly Scottish city of Dunedin, named after the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh. After Dunedin was founded in 1848, city surveyor Charles Kettle attempted to impose Edinburgh's New Town grid plan on the growing city. But the Otago Peninsula's hilly landscape proved challenging—for evidence, note that Dunedin has one of the world's steepest streets (Baldwin Street). The volcanic remnants around the harbour make for a dramatic backdrop.

Dunedin's prominence during the gold rush in the late 19th century resulted in many grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings. Thanks to the beautiful University of Otago (the country's oldest), there's a large student population to keep the city vibrant and modern. But Dunedin's heritage is always proudly on display: The magnificent Dunedin Railway Station and Larnach Castle have been restored to their full glory, and the fascinating Toitu Otago Settlers Museum provides a glimpse into the lives of early residents. Outside the city, the Otago Peninsula is lined with scenic beaches and home to rare birdlife like the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguin.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Every year, visitors flock to New Zealand in search of landscapes straight out of Middle Earth. They find what they're looking for in Fiordland National Park, on the southwestern coast of the South Island. This stunning 12,000-square-kilometre (4,633-square-mile) park encompasses mountains, lakes, fjords and rain forests. The area was once the home of Maori hunters; later, European whalers established small settlements here. But mostly, this region has seen a notable lack of human activity—the steep peaks and wet landscape deterred all but the hardiest people. That changed around the end of the 19th century when travellers discovered the beautiful scenery of Fiordland. The national park was formally established in 1952.

Countless plant and animal species find a haven here. Among the park's rare birds is the flightless takahe, thought for decades to be extinct until it was spotted in the area in 1948. The natural wonders continue offshore: Seals, dolphins and whales frequent these waters.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tasmania, once the butt of many jokes, is finally cool. The little Australian island is home to stunning landscapes, old-growth forests and exceptional local produce. Lording over all this goodness is Hobart, the island’s creative capital. Although its remoteness might once have made it feel provincial, the city has truly come into its own in recent years. It’s got one of the world’s best museums of contemporary art, vibrant markets, a cosmopolitan dining scene and eclectic music festivals. It’s also achingly beautiful, with a natural harbour setting and rugged Mount Wellington looming in the background.

The city is compact enough to easily explore on foot. Start at the sandstone area of Salamanca Place with its hip galleries, artist studios and bustling cafés and bars, and then roam the quaint streets of Battery Point, one of Hobart’s oldest neighbourhoods. Immerse yourself in nature at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens or head out of town to learn more about Tasmania’s dark—but fascinating—past. Fuel up on the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean down at the waterfront, or feast on gourmet Tassie produce at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. Whatever you choose to do, we promise you won’t be bored.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Melbourne is consistently voted one of the world's most liveable cities—and for good reason. This is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museums, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets and bars. It's renowned for its sporting culture, home to the esteemed Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australian rules football teams.
 
The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden bars and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. It’s a melting pot of cultures and a city of gourmands who demand excellent food and find it everywhere—from modern Australian cuisine and delicious Asian fusion fare to low-key cafés serving the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America Line - 'Noordam' ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on board before disembarking and making your own travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise across the Tasman Sea from Auckland
  • Spend a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Auckland
  • Admire the Art Deco architecture of seaside Napier
  • Dock in Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty near Mount Maunganui
  • Visit Dunedin, a city with an enduring Scottish connection
  • Enjoy the charming seaside town of Picton
  • Spend the day in Christchurch, known as the Garden City
  • Dock in Wellington, New Zealand's cool little capital
  • Cruise through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park
  • Spend a night docked in the vibrant city of Hobart
  • Visit Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable cities
  • Enjoy Australia's most cosmopolitan city of Sydney, on a day at leisure

  • CRUISE
  • 14 night Holland America Line cruise from Auckland to Sydney
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4.5-star ‘Noordam' ship

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in central Auckland
  • 1 night post-cruise hotel accommodation in central Sydney

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 38 meals including all meals while cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cruise across the Tasman Sea from Auckland
  • Spend a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Auckland
  • Dock in Gisborne famous for its wine
  • Admire the Art Deco architecture of seaside Napier
  • Dock in Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty near Mount Maunganui
  • Visit Dunedin, a city with an enduring Scottish connection
  • Enjoy the charming seaside town of Picton
  • Visit the Maori city of Timaru
  • Dock in Wellington, New Zealand's cool little capital
  • Cruise through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park
  • Spend a night docked in the vibrant city of Hobart
  • Visit Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable cities
  • Enjoy Australia's most cosmopolitan city of Sydney, on a day at leisure

  • CRUISE
  • 15 night Holland America Line cruise from Auckland to Sydney
  • Sail aboard the fabulous 4.5-star ‘Noordam' ship

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night central Auckland hotel accommodation

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 41 meals including all meals while cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges

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Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 24th February 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discount applies (twin share purchase must be made). 
 
Departure Dates (2023)
Itinerary 1 - 14 night cruise
February: 24
 
Itinerary 2 - 15 night cruise
January: 26
 
Departure City
Auckland



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 
Holland America Noordam ship

Named for the Northern compass point, Noordam features museum-quality art — from 19th-century oils to contemporary photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Guests onboard can enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Explore the world’s wonders through BBC Earth Experiences. Take yoga or Pilates in the Fitness Center. Savor the sounds of Music Walk™ and the delights of specialty restaurants.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Sydney: Park Regis Sydney City Centre, or similar

Auckland: President Hotel or similar

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Holland America Cruises: ‘Noordam’ ship

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (Not required if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
New Zealand
January is the middle of summer in New Zealand, and it is the month with (usually) the highest average temperatures.
- North Island: high 25 degrees Celsius / low 12 degrees Celsius 
- South Island: high 22 degrees Celsius / low 10 degrees Celsius
Average February high temperatures are around 19-21°C in the upper North Island, 17°C in central parts of the country (including Wellington and the upper South Island), and 15°C further south, including Queenstown and Dunedin. 
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Holland America is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx. US $14.50 per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



Australia
A tourist visa is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport.
Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.