South Pacific Crossing

28 April - 6 May 2018

Duration

8 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

4 Ports

28 April

Setting sail from Honolulu

If the word Honolulu makes you think of deserted beaches and dusky maidens, think again! Despite its remote location in the North Pacific, Honolulu is busy busy, in particular the boisterous, touristy Waikiki beach. If you prefer to get away from the crowds, tour the rest of the island, or choose one or two of the other islands in this volcanic and contrasting island group for a change of scenery and a completely different pace. Asian influences are strong here, as you might imagine - the perfect stopping off point en route from the Far East to America.

Our tip

We would always recommend spending some time exploring the Hawaiian Islands: choose Kauai for dramatic natural beauty, Maui for great hotels and beaches, and excellent golf, or the Big Island for the amazing volcanoes.

29 April

United States: Lahaina

30 April

United States: Nawiliwili

1-5 May

At sea

6 May

Arriving in Vancouver

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is a city that rewards exploration, an eminently liveable place and an easy gateway to the natural beauty of British Columbia. The culinary scene here is a particular draw, with seafood galore and some fantastic Asian restaurants, and the city has also been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Verdant Stanley Park is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, while Kitsilano's beaches and wooden houses are wonderfully picturesque. Cultural attractions tend to be on a smaller scale than you'd expect from a city of this size, but the thrill of stumbling across one of Vancouver's quirky little galleries is all part of the city's appeal.

Don't miss

Grouse Mountain – just minutes from the centre, and reached via the Grouse Mountain Skyride, a one-mile aerial journey for amazing panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains.

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
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii

Where to stay in Hawaii

Very difficult to choose from the fantastic resort hotels on offer, but we think the Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island edges in front.

Bus tour of Kualoa

Recommended tours in Hawaii

If you grew up on a diet of Hawaii Five-0 (we can hear the music now!), then take the tour!

Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver

If you’re not committed to the waterfront where the ships come in, we love the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Grizzly bear at Knight Inlet, Canada

Stay a little longer in Canada

If you’ve time, set aside a couple of days to travel to Knight Inlet Lodge for bear viewing.

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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