Explore the Best of New Zealand with Holland America in 2023
16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday With $1000 Bonus Value including City Stay, Sightseeing, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Deal Code: MC-105697
Your 16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes
One Way Flight to Sydney (where applicable)
One Way Flight from Auckland to Home Capital City
Your Auckland City Stay
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Auckland
Bonus Auckland Wine Country with Lunch Tour
Your 14 Night Sydney to Auckland Cruise
14 Night Cruise from Sydney to Auckland onboard 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 My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit $199pp*
General Travel Date Information
Set Sail on 11 March 2023
Day 1: Sydney, Australia
Embark your 14 Night Ocean Cruise from Sydney to Auckland Onboard Noordam.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Burnie, Australia
Situated on the Northwest coast of Tasmania, Burnie is known for their cheese, whisky and ceramics. Keep an eye out for adorable penguins and an Australian icon, the platypus.
Day 5-6: At Sea
Enjoy your days at sea. Explore all that your cruise ship has to offer as you relax onboard.
Day 7: 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 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: Timaru, New Zealand
Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand. Sitting midway between Christchurch and Dunedin. Caroline Bay provides a safe swimming beach with links to the main shopping area and restaurants. If you’re thirsty, consider a tour of the local brewery. The city’s excellent museum has moa-hunter artifacts and all kinds of whaling relics; the art gallery holds the third largest public art collection on the South Island.
Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: Scenic Cruising Bay of Plenty & Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Welcome to Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, where you’ll discover an abundance of dramatic volcanic and geothermal formations, lush rainforests and golden sand beaches. Be sure to grab your binoculars and keep your camera at the ready, as you’re sure to sail past incredible wildlife, including dolphins, orcas, pilot whales, manta rays and native birds.
Day 15: Auckland, New Zealand
Welcome to Auckland! Disembark from the cruise ship today and make your way to your 2 night hotel stay. 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 16: Auckland, New Zealand
Leave behind the lively city life of central Auckland and head out on a bonus day tour exploring Auckland’s Wine Country with Lunch included.
Day 17: Auckland, New Zealand
Farewell Auckland today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.
Upgrade to Ocean View Stateroom from only $399*pp
Upgrade to Balcony Stateroom from only $699*pp
Upgrade to Signature Suite from only $1999*pp
Upgrade to have it all onboard – Beverage Package, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursion Credit & Onboard Wifi from only $65*per person per day
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 on board 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 on board 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, sport areas, boutique shops and an immersive BBC Earth Experiences session. There are 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.
Travel based on Cruise Departure 11 March 2023
“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.
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