Christmas & New Year in New Zealand

14 Night Cruise Holiday with $2000 Bonus Value including Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-100444

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

Your 14 Night Cruise Holiday Includes

Cruise your way with MyCruises – Bonus your choice of
Luxury overnight hotel stay in Sydney before you cruise OR
Luxury Return Private transfers to/from your home in Sydney to the Cruise Port (60km radius) OR
Flight Credit from Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Sydney

Your 14 Night Holland America Cruise
14 Night Christmas & New Years’ Cruise from Sydney Onboard ms Noordam in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus US$600 per stateroom onboard credit

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on 17 December 2022

Day 1: Sydney, Australia

Explore the famed Opera House and drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge right next door! Sydney is one of the highlights of the world; mixing museums, world-class restaurants, galleries, and beautiful beaches. The city is full of wondrous sights so you’ll certainly be kept busy for the day.

Day 2 – 3: 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 4: 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 head nearby to see the Earl Mountains reflecting in the pristine surface of Mirror Lakes.

Day 5: Dunedin, New Zealand

Embodying a Scottish heritage while shaped by a Victorian and Edwardian influence, you can feel right at home in the heart of this culturally rich city.

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: Wellington, New Zealand

Explore the charm of one of New Zealand’s most well-known cities, it may be compact but there is an abundance of activities to partake in. Step out of the city to the embrace of green hillsides or venture further to see the countryside and rugged coastline.

Day 8: Picton, New Zealand

You’re in wine country now, a short drive will find you in the midst of the Marlborough wine region. Otherwise, you can spend the day embracing the shoreline in a kayak and swimming in the pristine waters.

Day 9: At Sea

Celebrate Christmas Day at Sea

Day 10: 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 11: 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 12 – 13: 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!

Day 14: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands is the first place in New Zealand to be settled by the Europeans. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like dolphins and other marine life that are often spotted in this area! Walk through the forest to visit caves full of glow worms, go kayaking through the mangroves, or take a historical tour of Kerikeri and Waitangi.

Day 15 – 16: At Sea

Sit back, soak in ship life and bring in the New Year at sea.

Day 17: Sydney, Australia

Farewell Sydney today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

Noordam derives its name from the ‘Northern compass point’ and is filled with stunning art, most notably an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842. She also carries contemporary pieces including photograph series of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King. Whilst onboard you will be treated to cooking shows and in-depth workshops, undoubtedly showing you some new tricks in the kitchen. Enjoy a fine selection of dining options including the luxurious Pinnacle Grill, authentic Italian at Canaletto, or casual dining at Dive In. As for onboard activities, you’ll never run out of options with relaxing treatments at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, take part in a Digital Workshop for valuable movie-making knowledge, swimming pools, fitness center, sports areas, boutique shops, and immersive BBC Earth Experiences session. There is an abundance of entertainment and nightlife options such as B.B. King’s Blue Club, Vista Show Lounge, Piano Bar, Casino, Ocean Bar, and Pinnacle Bar.

Upgrade to a Guarantee Oceanview Stateroom from only $299 per person
Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom from only $499 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Stateroom from only $1,399 per person

Upgrade to Have it All Onboard – Beverage Package, Signature Dining Experience, Shore Excursion Credit & Wifi Package for only $1199 per person extra

Travel based on Cruise Departure 17 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.
Advertised price is based on choosing only 1 of the options – either flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth OR Luxury pre night of accommodation OR Luxury Transfers in Sydney. Surcharge applies if you wish to take the hotel stay or the transfers along with the flights from other cities.
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 – 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.

Celebrate Christmas as only Holland America knows how – Christmas at Sea
Bring in the New Year as you sail the waters of the Pacific
Scenic cruising of the picturesque Fiordland National Park

Highlights

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: ms Noordam
Departs: Sydney, Australia
Countries Visited: Australia, New Zealand
Sail Date: 
17 December 2022

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