New Zealand & Southern Ocean Holiday

8 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Duration

29 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

8 December

Setting sail from 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.

9-10 December

New Zealand: Tauranga

11 December

At sea

12 December

New Zealand: Chatham Islands

13 December

At sea

14 December

New Zealand: Wellington

15 December

New Zealand: Kaikoura

16 December

New Zealand: Akaroa

17 December

New Zealand: Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

18 December

New Zealand: Fiordland National Park

19-20 December

At sea

21 December

Australia: Sydney

22 December

At sea

23 December

Australia: Melbourne

24 December

At sea

25-27 December

Australia: Hobart, Port Arthur (Tasmania)

27 December

At sea

28-29 December

Australia: Adelaide

30 December

Australia: Kangaroo Island

31 December

Australia: Port Lincoln

1-2 January

At sea

3-5 January

Australia: Esperance, Albany, Bunbury

6 January

Arriving in Fremantle (Perth)

The capital of Western Australia, Perth sits in glorious isolation on the shores of the Indian Ocean, where the Swan River meets the sea. Laid back and relaxed, this must be one of the most easy-going capital cities in the world, with everything within easy reach. It's great for a short visit, or you can use it as gateway to Margaret River's glorious vineyards to the south, and to the great wilderness of the Kimberley to the north. Swim and surf from its extraordinary clean and uncrowded beaches - or just sit and watch the sunset.

Don't miss

Take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island, separated from the mainland some 7,000 years ago with remains dating back 6,500 years, when the Nyungah Aboriginal people inhabited the area.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam dining room
Holland America Line cruises - MS Maasdam spa

The classic Maasdam is an inviting size – spacious, but carrying just over 1,200 guests. Her stylish take on the Holland America traditions make her an excellent choice for those who enjoy a distinctive and cosy ambience.

What we love

Every Holland America ship boasts a wealth of artworks and artefacts, and on Maasdam the theme is the Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th to 19th Centuries - a great trading era. This is an excellent backdrop to the high levels of service and attention on board.

Capacity 1,259 Guests
Crew 580 International Staff
Style The Holland America style is warm and welcoming, with a charming crew and attentive smiling service. A stimulating onboard programme keeps guests busy at sea, and they enjoy the sociable contrast to their time exploring ashore.
Year Built 1993
LAST REFURBISHED 2011
Tonnage 55,575 grt
Length 719 feet
Breadth 101 feet
Cruising Speed 22 knots
More about MS Maasdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

The Richardson, Perth

Where to stay in Perth

We love The Richardson – intimate and contemporary.

Fremantle beach, Australia

Sightseeing in Perth

Historic Fremantle is great to see, and further enhanced if you go with a story telling guide.

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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