Australia & New Zealand

22 October - 6 November 2017

Duration

15 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

22 October

Setting sail from Sydney

One or our favourite cities in the world, we love pretty much everything about Sydney. Offering outdoor living at its best, the city is known for the excellent beaches but offers so much more, including a thriving and varied food scene inspired by Asian and European flavours. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and admire the amazing views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the cafés and bars in The Rocks district, walk across the top of the Harbour Bridge (or enjoy the easier option of a view from the top of one of the stone towers) or just relax on the beach.

Don't miss

The Harbour Bridge is our favourite site in the city, whether you do the Bridge Climb Experience or tour the Pylon Lookout. It's best viewed late afternoon from the east side of Circular Quay.

23 October

At sea

24 October

Australia: Melbourne

25 October

At sea

26 October

Australia: Hobart

27-28 October

At sea

29 October

New Zealand: Fiordland National Park

29 October

New Zealand: Milford Sound

30 October

New Zealand: Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

31 October

New Zealand: Akaroa

1 November

New Zealand: Picton

2 November

New Zealand: Wellington

3 November

New Zealand: Napier

4 November

New Zealand: Tauranga

5-6 November

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Our tip

Standing 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower offers the best view of the city from the observation deck or from its two restaurants.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Noordam at sea
Holland America Line cruises - MS Noordam Neptune Suite
Holland America Line cruises - MS Noordam Piano Bar

Sister ships Noordam and Zuiderdam, each carrying just under 2,000 guests as part of Holland America’s Vista class series, are a combination of traditional comfort with modern technology, ensuring a smooth ride and a warm welcome.

What we love

We love the distinctive gallery style décor on board the Holland America ships, ranging from classic oils to contemporary photography. The eclectic mix of fascinating art works and sculptures can be toured and enjoyed, or simply appreciated as the backdrop to your leisurely cruise.

Capacity 1,924 Guests (Noordam) / 1,964 Guests (Zuiderdam)
Crew 800 International Staff (Noordam) / 817 International Staff (Zuiderdam)
Style

An appealing combination of contemporary relaxation and classic traditions mean that you can choose the venue on board to suit your mood, from formal dining to lots of more casual options, and a wide choice of entertainments and activities.

Year Built 2006 (Noordam) / 2002 (Zuiderdam)
LAST REFURBISHED 2010
Tonnage 82,318 grt (Noordam) / 82,305 grt (Zuiderdam)
Length 936 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 24 knots
More about MS Noordam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Park Hyatt Sydney

Our favourite hotel in Sydney

So many to choose from, but we love the Park Hyatt – make sure you upgrade to a room with a view.

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Around Sydney

The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area of hikes, waterfalls and unusual rock formations, and a place to learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime.

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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