Christmas & New Year Voyage Around New Zealand

14 Night Fly, Cruise Holiday With $2000 Bonus Value including Private Transfers, Sightseeing & More

Deal Code: MC-92601

from $... per person
Book by April 30, 2021

My Cruises Package Inclusions

Your 14 Night Fly, Cruise Holiday Includes

  • Return economy flights to Sydney (where applicable & surcharge applied)
  • Return Private Transfers between your home* or Sydney Airport & the Sydney Port
  • 14 Night New Zealand Christmas & New Year cruise from Sydney onboard ms Oosterdam in an interior cabin
  • Onboard Dining across a Selection of Venues
  • Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
  • BONUS Auckland City Sightseeing tour with traditional Maori Performance
  • BONUS Wine Trails of New Zealand sightseeing tour
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings

General Sail Date Information

Set sail on Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to an Outside Cabin from only $499 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $999 per person

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 ships activities can be found on the vessels 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: Fjordland National Park (Cruising)

Explore the stunning glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful and Milford Sounds. You’ll cruise in glass-like waters, enabling beautiful reflections of the towering fjords. Depending on the weather, it may have added theatrics with thick fog blanketing the region at sporadic moments, perfect ambience for some winter cuisine.

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: Gisborne, New Zealand

On the east coast of New Zealand's North Island is Gisborne, known for its wineries & beaches perfect for surfing. Visit the Tairawhiti Museum filled with indigenous exhibits & colonial history. For more cultural experiences visit Te Poho-o-Rawiri a Maori meeting house filled with traditional cave carvings of ancestral figures.

Day 9: 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 10-11: 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 12: Whangarei, New Zealand

Whangarei is a city in the Northland region of New Zealand's North Island. It's home to the Whangarei Falls, which tumble over cliff into a natural pool. Overlooking the city, volcanic Mount Parihaka features a war memorial and the remains of Maori villages. By the Hatea River, the Town Basin is a boat-dotted marina with restaurants, shops and galleries.

Day 13-14: 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 ships activities can be found on the vessels 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 15: 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.

ms Oosterdam is a Vista Class ship in the Holland America Line fleet, holding up to 1964 guests and measuring 936ft in length. She has recently emerged with refreshed suites as well as new lounge, dining and entertainment quarters! Music Walk, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard to name a few. Guests onboard can choose from a range of specialty restaurants, finessing their culinary skills with Port to Table classes and learn about their incredible environments with thrilling BBC Earth Experiences.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 22 December 2021

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 – 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 in the scenic Fjordland National Park
  • Ring in the New Year in Auckland Harbour
  • Enjoy traditional Maori performance in Auckland
  • Discover the best of NZ ashore

Highlights

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: ms Oosterdam
Departs: Sydney, Australia
Countries Visited: New Zealand
Sail Date:
22 December 2021

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