Christmas & New Year Celebration – Auckland to Sydney

15 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $3,000 Bonus Value Including City Stay, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-110571

from $... per person
Book by May 31, 2022

Your 15 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Auckland
One Way post cruise flight from Sydney to Home Capital City (where applicable and surcharge paid)


Your Auckland City Stay
Bonus 1 night hotel stay to discover the city of Auckland

Your Christmas and New Year Cruise
14 Night Christmas & New Year Cruise from Auckland to Sydney onboard Westerdam in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit $199pp*

General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on 20 December 2022

Day 1: Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is surrounded by 48 erupted volcanic structures which are spread around the city and present some stunning views. This is also the best spot for the shop-a-holics on-board, spanning from luxury brands to open-air markets. If you’d prefer something involving nature, Auckland also has lush rain forests, coastal trails and sparkling beaches! Enjoy 1 night hotel stay in Auckland.

Day 2: Auckland, New Zealand

Embark your Christmas and New Year’s Cruise night cruise onboard Westerdam from Auckland.

Day 3: Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand

Explore the towering extinct volcano on the island of Tauranga which boasts historic sights, picturesque waterfront views and easy access to pristine beaches, traditional culture and numerous outdoor adventures.

Day 4: Napier, New Zealand

Take your pick between fine art or fine wine, hint: both are a win! The quaint town was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 which inspired them to rebuild Art Deco style. The style is evident everywhere you look so bask in your surroundings with a stroll along Marine Parade or escape to the country to discover rolling vineyards.

Day 5: Kaikoura, New Zealand

Kaikoura is a base for wildlife experiences of all kinds. Located on the East Coast of the South Island, Kaikoura has an abundance of wildlife such as giant sperm whales, dusky dolphins, orcas, humpback whales and Kaikoura seals!

Day 6: Lyttelton, New Zealand

Southeast of Christchurch, the prominent Port Hills slope down to the city’s port on Lyttelton Harbour. Christchurch’s first European settlers landed here in 1850 to embark on their historic trek over the hills. The town’s arty, independent and bohemian vibe is stronger than ever and is a hub for great bars, cafes and shops.

Day 7: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 8: Port Chalmers, New Zealand

Welcome to Port Chalmers, the main port of Dunedin. Embodying a Scottish heritage while shaped by a Victorian and Edwardian influence, you will feel right at home in the heart of this culturally rich city.

Day 9: Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (Cruising)

Fiordland National Park is renowned for its incredible glacier-carved fiords which make up Doubtful and Milford sound. Bask in the views of Mitre Peak from the forest trail filled with beech trees or head nearby to see the Earl Mountains reflecting on the pristine surface of Mirror Lakes.

Day 10-11: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12: Hobart, Australia

With a curation of culture, arts, food and historical sites, you’ll want more than one day here! An adventure throughout the Tasman Peninsula will bless you with beautiful natural backdrops and an abundance of wildlife. Spend your afternoon with a glass of wine and local culinary delights!

Day 13: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14: Melbourne, Australia

Explore one of Australia’s most culturally rich cities with an eclectic urban edge, boasting an array of food, art and sports! A visit to Luna Park is a great way to spend your day in the beautiful city of Melbourne.

Day 15: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 16: Sydney, Australia

Disembark Westerdam in Sydney.

Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom from only $249 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom from only $599 per person
Upgrade to a Signature Suite from only $999 per person

Upgrade to have it all onboard – Beverage Package, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursion Credit & Onboard Wifi from only $899*per person

Westerdam

Westerdam recently underwent an incredible transformation. It now features new bars, entertainment and dining venues! Invigorated new music venues bring on-board entertainment to life. The Lincoln Center Stage, for example, boasts world-class acts with an array of classic and modern styles. They sit alongside the ever-popular B.B. King’s Blues Club which completes the new Music Walk experience. Feel free to relax in the comfort of your luxurious stateroom or dine in delicious restaurants, including The Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Sel De Mer and a range of enthralling activities.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 20 December 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note; Flight deviations requested by the traveller incurs a fee of $150AUD per person plus any airfare and or tax changes. Which will be advised byour Customer Service / Air department at the time of selecting your flights
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Holland America
Ship: Westerdam
Departs: Auckland, New Zealand
Countries Visited: New Zealand & Australia
Sail Date:
20 December 2022

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