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Experience the beach holiday destination of Waikanae, Kapiti Coast.
Step onto Hawaii's world-famous Waikiki Beach and swim in the translucent waters that lap the shore.
Board Holland America's 'Westerdam' for a 23-night Transpacific voyage.
Soak up the sun from the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Lifou, New Caledonia.
Swim in the translucent waters of the South Pacific.
Enjoy the mountain beauty of Mt. Rainier National Park on a full-day tour.
Try to capture a photo of Mt. Rainier stunningly reflected in the Reflection Lake.
See the pretty Narada Waterfall in Mt. Rainier National Park
Shop among the boutiques of Honolulu on the island of Oahu.
Practice your Hula on the shores of Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
Take yourself sightseeing and swim among the marine-life in Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.
Keep your camera handy for breaching Humpback Whales in the waters near the Hawaiian Islands.
The captivating BBC Earth in Concert that combines a live music performance with wonders of nature.
Indulge in a culinary journey among Holland America's many renowned onboard dining venues.
Experience live music performances in the Billboard Piano Bar aboard the 'Westerdam'.
Each sea-day gives you the opportunity to lounge by the pool and soak up the South Pacific sun.
Upgrade to the opulence of a spacious Signature Suite onboard 'Westerdam'.
The upgraded Ocean View cabin offers a spacious retreat with a sea view.
Arrive in Apia, Samoa where a rich traditional culture and Polynesian heritage unfolds.
Lautoka, is the gateway to Fiji's lush highlands and traditional villages.
The Polynesian fire dance is performed throughout the South Pacific, from Hawaii to Fiji and beyond.
'Westerdam' sails to Fiji's capital, Suva, one of the gateway ports to Fiji’s popular attractions.
Head for a tropical beach to lounge on sun-kissed shores and swim among colourful corals.
Stroll beside palm-fringed beaches and translucent turquoise seas.
Admire the sunsets and serene natural beauty of Lifou’s unspoiled paradise.
Get a taste of New Caledonia’s vibrant fusion of French sophistication and Pacific island charm.
Sail into Sydney Harbour with its iconic landmarks on show.
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Grand Transpacific Voyage

Operated by TripADeal
Cruise aboard Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship
Step into paradise on the islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji & New Caledonia
Journey across the Pacific Ocean on an iconic crossing
Date: 21 Oct 2024
Earn & Use Qantas Points
One-way international full-service flight
23-night Transpacific cruise aboard Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship
3 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation and sightseeing in Seattle, USA
71 meals including all while cruising
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Overview

Embark on an unforgettable voyage to paradise aboard Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship. Sail from Seattle on the USA’s west coast to the iconic Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island. You’ll be captivated by horizon-wide ocean views on sea-days and the delightful South Pacific islands of Samoa, Fiji & New Caledonia, before arriving in Sydney, Australia.

Your journey begins in Seattle, USA where you’ll join a half-day city tour including the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market and more. Then, venture out on a full-day tour to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Rainier National Park. Immerse yourself among lush forests and snow-capped mountain landscapes, crowned by the majestic Mt Rainier, before continuing your own leisurely exploration of Seattle.

Board Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship for 23 nights sailing in 5-star luxury to Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji & New Caledonia. Begin with the lush island landscapes of Oahu, world-famous Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and more. Cruise on to Kona on the fiery Big Island of Hawaii before embracing the ocean horizon on relaxing sea-days. 

Each day brings opportunities to perhaps enjoy fitness classes, craft and cooking demonstrations, rejuvenating spa treatments, wine tastings and more (additional charges may apply). Make sure not to miss the captivating BBC Earth in Concert that combines a live music performance with wonders of nature audiovisual event. Indulge in a culinary journey among the international flavours and menus of Holland America's renowned dining venues. Enjoy Broadway-calibre shows, live music performances and engaging enrichment programs.

Arrive in Apia, Samoa where a rich traditional culture and Polynesian heritage unfolds. Sail on to Lautoka and Suva, both gateway ports to Fiji’s popular attractions, lush green highlands and palm-fringed shores. Go sightseeing, opt for a shore excursion offered onboard (additional charges may apply), or head for the beach to lounge on sun-kissed shores and swim among colourful corals.

Cruise on to the serene natural beauty of Lifou’s unspoiled paradise, then visit the port of Noumea, for a taste of New Caledonia’s vibrant fusion of French sophistication and Pacific island charm. Enjoy your final sea-days indulging in all of your onboard favourites, before sailing into Sydney Harbour with its iconic landmarks.

Your Transpacific voyage includes one-way international full-service flights, 23-night Transpacific cruise aboard Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship, 3 nights of 4-star hotel & sightseeing in Seattle, 71 meals, including all while cruising and more.

Want more? Indulge with a cabin upgrade, Business Class flight, or an Arrive Early option.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Seize the day in Seattle to admire innovative architecture, stroll the waterfront and visit Queen Anne Hill
  • Join a half-day guided tour of Seattle's highlights including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square Historic District, Chinatown and more
  • Admire views of Seattle from 184 metre high at the Space Needle observation tower
  • Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip
  • Embark on a journey of luxury and adventure aboard Holland America's ‘Westerdam’ ship
  • Experience the awe-inspiring wonders of nature while cruising with the captivating BBC Earth in Concert audiovisual event
  • Seek out historical sites, the boutiques of Honolulu and relax on Hawaii's popular Waikiki Beach
  • Discover the allure of Kailua-Kona where volcanic landscapes meet coffee fields
  • Journey to Apia, capital of Samoa's picture-postcard paradise Upolu island, enveloped by azure seas and lush volcanic landscapes
  • Uncover Fiji's vibrant city of Lautoka, gateway to this tropical paradise with warm temperatures year-round
  • Roam Suva, Fiji's capital where laid-back vibes, stunning scenery and warm hospitality offer a refreshing urban escape
  • Lay on sandy beaches, enjoy tribal dances and discover local markets in Lifou's capital, Easo
  • Dock in New Caledonia's Nouméa where a fusion of French elegance and Polynesian charm awaits
FLIGHTS
  • One-way international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
CRUISE
  • Cruise for 23-nights aboard Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ ship on a Transpacific crossing from Seattle, USA to Sydney, Australia
  • Discover the South Pacific islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji & New Caledonia
ACCOMMODATION
  • 3 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation & sightseeing in Seattle, USA
DINING
  • 71 meals, including all while cruising
TRANSFERS
  • Day 1: Airport to hotel
  • Day 4: Hotel to cruise terminal
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise port and taxes 
  • Entrance fees to Seattle’s Space Needle
  • Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Cruise Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Preferred Airline: Fly with a preferred airline (see checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply, see the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Seattle, USA

Today, at the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport to board your flights to Seattle.

Upon arrival into Seattle you will be met at the airport by a local tour director and transferred to your hotel. Once checked in, this city is yours to enjoy.

Overnight: Renaissance Seattle (or similar)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Seattle, USA

Start the day with a guided tour of Seattle, known as the “Emerald City,” a reference to the lush evergreen forests of the area. You will discover Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square Historic District and Chinatown. Your tour will end with a trip to the observation deck of the Space Needle, Seattle’s most recognisable icon. From the top of the Needle, you will view the downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, and surrounding islands.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight: Renaissance Seattle (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Seattle, USA

This morning, leave the city and discover the region’s scenic beauty on a trip to Mt. Rainier National Park. Ascending to 4,390 metres above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.

An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous USA, spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore the park. Return to Seattle in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Renaissance Seattle (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Seattle, USA - Embark 23-Day South Pacific Crossing

Departs: 15:00

Enjoy your last morning soaking up the atmosphere of Seattle.

You will be met at the hotel in the morning and transferred to the cruise terminal to check in for your cruise with Holland America aboard ‘Westerdam’.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 5 Cruising

Embark on a day of boundless enjoyment aboard the luxurious Holland America ‘Westerdam’. Begin your day on the right note with a sumptuous breakfast experience at the main dining room, boasting flagship dining and a wide array of cuisines. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you're assured of a culinary delight.

Relax and unwind throughout the day with a choice of indoor or outdoor pool lounging, soaking in the soothing ambiance and refreshing waters. You might like to treat yourself to a pampering session at the opulent Greenhouse Spa and Salon, where rejuvenating treatments await to elevate your senses and soothe your soul.

For a casual and satisfying lunch, head over to the poolside area and indulge in delectable burgers, hot dogs, and other tempting offerings. Keep your energy levels up by engaging in a game of pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the US, or opt for a refreshing workout at the onboard fitness centre.

As the sun begins to set, immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife aboard ‘Westerdam’. Groove to the rhythm of classic hits at the Rolling Stone Lounge or enjoy the musical ambiance at Billboard Onboard, featuring two pianos and a repertoire of chart-topping tunes spanning six decades. Alternatively, experience captivating live performances at the World Stage, showcasing a diverse array of shows including BBC Earth in concert and more.

The possibilities are endless aboard ‘Westerdam’, where every moment is filled with excitement and indulgence.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Docked: 08:00 - 20:00

This vibrant city is synonymous with enchanting tropical melodies and stunning beaches, including the renowned Waikiki. But that's not all - it's a bustling hub filled with world-class shops, restaurants, and a plethora of captivating historical, cultural, and scenic treasures.

Begin your day of leisure in Honolulu by basking in the radiant sunshine at the world-famous Waikiki Beach or venturing into history at the Aloha Tower. Another delightful option is to immerse yourself in the expansive Kapiʻolani Regional Park, the second-oldest public park in Hawaii.

Alternatively, indulge in a morning of retail therapy, strolling through the myriad shops and cafes at Ala Moana shopping centre - don't miss the free hula performance on centre stage!

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Tendered: 08:00 - 17:00

Both culturally and geographically, Hawaii's Big Island divides into exact halves. The east is jungly, dark and prone to lava flows. The other side, the Kona side, grows all the coffee, and everyone wakes up really, really early.

Much of this drier region almost resembles a desert. But the shapes of the hills and the way rain snags on ridges means Kona holds hundreds of microclimates. That's how the coffee growers have flourished: Variations of only a few feet in altitude can result in very different brews. Some farms cover barely an acre; others sprawl enough to encompass two or three varieties. Either way, the beans are cultivated—from bush to cup—by hand.

Thankfully, plenty of places exist to play and burn off a little caffeine around Kona. History lies thick on the ground, from the ancient heiaus (temples) to the sacred buildings of Pu’uhonua O Honaunau ('The Place of Refuge') to the bay where Captain Cook breathed his last. Whales love the Kona side, spinner dolphins live up to their names, and giant mantas slowly barrel roll up from the depths.

Please note this port is accessed by tender boats. Boarding and disembarking tender boats may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different tender ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in tendering activities.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Cruising - Cross International Date Line

Travellers flying or cruising across the Pacific Ocean get to experience the only-one-place-in-the-world feeling of adding or losing a day within the span of a second. The International Date Line is the longitudinal boundary between where one day starts (to the west) and another day ends (to the east). It runs roughly along the 180th meridian of longitude in the middle of the ocean - with some exceptions in the southern Pacific, where sovereign islands opted for one side over the other for commercial reasons.

Please note: As you travel west, your clocks will be wound forward 24 hours and you’ll effectively jump forward a calendar day as you cruise towards Samoa. 

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Apia, Upolu, Samoa

Docked: 07:00 - 16:00

The remote Polynesian nation of Samoa, surrounded by dragonfly-bright seas, boasts a dramatic volcanic landscape with vibrant green jungles.

The country has two major landmasses: Upolu, the most populous of the Samoan islands, and Savai'i, the third-largest Polynesian island. Samoa's capital, Apia, sits midway along Upolu's north coast. This sprawling metropolitan area features a waterfront promenade and Beach Road, an avenue curving along the harbour where the Royal Samoa Police Band marches and hoists the national flag at Government House on weekday mornings. Check out their sharp ensembles, which feature navy lavalava (kilts) and robin's-egg-blue dress shirts.

Adventurers will want to make a splash at Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve near Apia harbour, while bookworms may wish to make a beeline to the home and grave of Robert Louis Stevenson (approximately 5 kilometres from Apia harbour). But perhaps the best way to experience Fa'a Samoa (‘The Samoan Way’) is by visiting the small villages scattered throughout the two islands. Here, you'll see locals still living in traditional fales - round thatched homes with no walls, all the better to enjoy the ocean breeze - and cooking on umus, 'ovens' of hot stones placed in shallow holes in the ground.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

Docked: 10:00 - 19:00

Perched on the west coast, Lautoka, is the second largest city among Fiji's 332 islands and the second gateway, after the capital city Suva, to Fiji's experience of tropical paradise. Visitor will enjoy the year round warm temperatures in Lautoka on the island of Viti Levu. ‘Spear hit’ is the literal translation of the name Lautoka from the native Fijian language, giving an insight into the history and culture of this town. During a duel between two chiefs, one was hit in the chest by a spear and supposedly cried out “Lau-toka” as he died. Tribal traditions are still important in Fijian culture, with life centred around the local villages.

The lagoon that surrounds the island like a turquoise-encrusted ring is the perfect place for snorkelling, paddle boarding or simply idling in the warm waters, watching marine life dart in colourful schools beneath the surface.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

Docked: 08:00 - 17:00

It may be Fiji’s capital with about 90,000 inhabitants, but Suva’s laid-back atmosphere, spectacular scenery and village-style hospitality is something of an antidote to the typical perception of city life.

What’s more, it may be on Fiji’s famed coast, but it’s not a beach resort. Suva is lined by mangroves, giving it a lush backdrop. The closest beach is 40 kilometres away, but there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Wandering around Suva’s streets reveals an intriguing blend of colonial and modern architecture, painting a picture of the city’s history. Government House was once the home of Fiji’s colonial governors, but it is now the Presidential Palace.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Easo, Lifou, New Caledonia

Tendered: 08:00 - 18:00

Easo is the capital of Lifou, the largest and most populated of the Loyalty Islands. Home to around 10,000 Kanak people, it’s a simple, relatively undeveloped and largely unspoiled place, famed for two things: a sandy palm-fringed beach that fans out on either side of the main dock, and a very friendly atmosphere. Cruise ships are often welcomed to this island paradise with traditional tribal dances as well as a colourful local market that pops up to sell food, drinks and crafts.

The island itself offers a diverse landscape that ranges from the steep cliffs of the northern coast to the pristine white-sand beaches and stunning turquoise waters along the southern coast. The island’s many walking paths and trails take in pretty churches - including the famous missionary chapel, the Chapelle Notre Dame de Lourdes - and pass scenic observation points, not to mention a wide variety of wildflowers and plants. Visitors can also tour vanilla plantations to learn about this venerable spice and its production, or make day trips to the nearby island of Tiga.

Please note this port is accessed by tender boats. Boarding and disembarking tender boats may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different tender ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in tendering activities.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 Noumea, New Caledonia

Docked: 08:00 - 17:00

Nouméa is a French city with Polynesian accents, cooled by ocean breezes and set among tropical flowers the size of dinner plates. With one of the healthiest reef systems left on earth, the island’s lagoons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hold more than 9,000 species of fish and marine life. The Kanaks, the native people to whom the French first gave cooking lessons, already lived lives rich with fish, taro and coconuts fresh from the tree. And, although the two cultures didn’t always get along, they agreed on one thing: Stick with the prettiest real estate you can find.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 26 Cruising

Enjoy your final sea-day aboard Holland America's 'Westerdam'.

Overnight: Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Disembark Sydney, Australia

Arrives: 07:00

Enjoy your final breakfast onboard as you sail back into Sydney.

When the time is ready, disembark the ship and make your own plans for your onward journey.

Please note: Due to crossing the international dateline, you will arrive +1 day on 17 November 2024.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Important Info

Booking information 

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21st October 2024.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• Inside Stateroom: $2,500 per person.
• Ocean View Stateroom: $3,000 per person.
• Verandah Stateroom: $3,500 per person.
• Signature Suite: $5,500 per person.
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates
2024
October: 21
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Flights


Departure Cities


Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth or Auckland.

 
Departure City Surcharges
• Melbourne: $150 per person.
• Brisbane: $150 per person.
• Adelaide: $250 per person.
• Perth: $250 per person.
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Qantas, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Delta, United, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and partner airlines (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Qantas: $165 per person. 
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners.
 
Arrive Early Options
• Seattle, USA - $300 per person.
• San Francisco, USA - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone).
• Los Angeles, USA - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone).
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
If selecting an arrive early package to a different city from where the tour starts, the package will include an internal flight to your destination. If you wish to forfeit this flight, please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight; the cost does not change.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business or Premium Economy Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.
• Premium Economy Class only available for departures from Sydney and Melbourne.
 
Cruise


Holland America’s ‘Westerdam’ Ship


Step aboard the contemporary ‘Westerdam’ ship, refurbished in 2017 with a cosy capacity of only 1916 guests. Indulge in culinary delights at Lido Market, Dive In, The Dining Room plus indulge in 24-hour room service. For an extra special treat, check out specialty restaurants like Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto (a small cover charge applies).

Entertainment options abound with Billboard Onboard offering lively piano performances of 60 Years of Chart Toppers. The World Stage hosts captivating performances day and night, including BBC Earth in Concert and Step One Dance Company. Stay active with Pickleball at Sea, Holland America's exclusive partnership with the Professional Pickleball Association, or hit the professionally staffed Fitness Centre for a workout. Relax at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon (additional cost) or take a dip in one of the pools. Rock out at the Rolling Stone Lounge, where classic hits come to life. With so much to do, a day on board Holland America's ‘Westerdam’ is never boring.

 
Staterooms & Suites
Inside Stateroom
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed with the signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities featured in these comfortable staterooms.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Complimentary 24-hour room service.
• Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion and shampoo.
• Luxurious bathrobes.
• Hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
• Generous storage.
• Fresh fruit upon request.
• Safe.
• Ice service.
• Shoeshine.
• TV with On Demand movies and programming.
 
Ocean View Stateroom
These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed with Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Complimentary 24-hour room service.
• Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion and shampoo.
• Luxurious bathrobes.
• Hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
• Generous storage.
• Fresh fruit upon request.
• Safe.
• Ice service.
• Shoeshine.
• TV with On Demand movies and programming.
 
Verandah Stateroom
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds that are convertible to one Queen-size bed with signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses and a bathtub with premium massage shower heads.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Complimentary 24-hour room service.
• Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion and shampoo.
• Luxurious bathrobes.
• Hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
• Generous storage.
• Fresh fruit upon request.
• Safe.
• Ice service.
• Shoeshine.
• TV with On Demand movies and programming.
 
Signature Suite
These large comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed with signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses and one Murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, a full-size whirlpool bath and shower plus an additional shower stall.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Complimentary 24-hour room service.
• Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion and shampoo.
• Luxurious bathrobes.
• Hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
• Generous storage.
• Fresh fruit upon request.
• Safe.
• Ice service.
• Shoeshine.
• TV with On Demand movies and programming.
• Binoculars.
• Whirlpool bath.
Please note: All cabins are subject to availability, some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cruise Arrival & Departure Times
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.
 
Accommodation


Accommodation Used


4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)

• Seattle, Washington, USA: Renaissance Seattle (or similar).

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.

 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Minors under 21 years old must be accompanied by and share a cruise cabin with a responsible adult 21 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin/Double (subject to availability).
 
General information.


Optional Tours/Activities


Please note:

• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.

• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability).

• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).

• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements.
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• City tax (if applicable).  
• Optional gratuities/tipping.
• Mandatory cruise gratuities/tipping. 
• Optional activities/tours. 
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Seattle
In October, Seattle transitions into its colourful autumn season, characterised by mild temperatures and changing foliage. The average daily temperatures typically range from around 9 to 15°C, offering pleasant conditions for outdoor activities.
 
Hawaii
In October, Honolulu and Kailua-Kona typically experience warm and pleasant weather with temperatures ranging from approximately 24 to 31°C during the day. Both cities enjoy relatively consistent temperatures throughout the month, making it an ideal time to visit for outdoor activities and beach relaxation.
 
South Pacific
In November, Fiji, Samoa, and New Caledonia typically experience warm and humid weather with temperatures ranging from approximately 25 to 30°C during the day. These South Pacific destinations enjoy the beginning of their summer season, characterised by longer days and plenty of sunshine. November is a great time to visit the South Pacific islands of Fiji, Samoa, and New Caledonia, offering warm temperatures and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures and relaxation. However, travellers should be prepared for occasional rain showers, particularly in Fiji.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation/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.
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
Meals
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements.
Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility.
Please note:
• If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
• Some of the ports may be accessed by tender boats. Boarding and disembarking tender boats may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different tender ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in tendering activities.
 
Yellow Fever
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival. You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities/Tipping
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for tour leader and driver is US $4-$5 per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the cruise staff's services throughout this tour's cruise component. Holland America is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a tipping culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at USD$17.00 per guest per day for staterooms USD $19.00 per guest per day for suites.  If you have any questions regarding the gratuities on your cruise, please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas


United States of America


An ESTA Visa Waiver is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires, (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. Apply via this link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommends all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection.

 
Fiji Islands
Citizens of Australia are not required to obtain a Fiji visa when travelling to Fiji and are issued with a visitor's permit on arrival. When entering Fiji, you need to show your travel documents and passport.
 
Samoa
Visitors may enter and stay in Samoa on a visitor’s visa issued on arrival at the airport. The following is necessary to facilitate travel: Passport must be valid for 6 months; Provide information on departure and accommodation arrangements in Samoa.
 
New Caledonia
You do not need a visa to enter and stay in New Caledonia for three months in any six-month period. A passport issued less than 10 years ago, valid for at least three months beyond your planned departure from New Caledonia, with a minimum of two blank pages, is required.
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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 that 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.
 
Travel insurance 

Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance
 
Schedule of fees


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 AUD per booking and 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 provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour 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. 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 we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.