Pacific Odyssey & Polynesian Crossing

28 March - 8 May 2019


41 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


24 Ports

28 March

Setting sail from Brisbane

As Queensland's largest city, Brisbane is often used as a gateway to the excellent (although very popular) beaches of Australia's Gold Coast, which lie south of the city, or the more upmarket Sunshine Coast to the north. The modern city, on the banks of the Brisbane River, has plenty of shopping malls and, with great weather, a fantastic café culture. Amongst the steel and glass skyscrapers are some interesting historic buildings, and with plenty surrounding the city there's enough on offer to make for an interesting short stay.

Our tip

Stroll through the South Bank Parklands. An inviting stretch along the river with barbecue areas, pockets of rainforest, cafés and bars, and even man-made beaches and tropical swimming pools.

29-30 March

At sea

31 March

New Caledonia: Nouméa

1 April

New Caledonia: Mare

2 April

At sea

3 April

Vanuatu: Vanuatu

4 April

Vanuatu: Port Vila

5 April

Vanuatu: Mystery Island

6 April

At sea

7 April

Fiji: Lautoka

8 April

Fiji: Vanua Levu

9 April

Fiji: Dravuni

10-11 April

At sea

12 April

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

13 April

New Zealand: Tauranga

14 April

New Zealand: Auckland

15-16 April

At sea

17 April

Tonga: Nuku'Alofa

18 April

Tonga: Vava'u

18 April

Niue: Niue

19 April

At sea

20 April

Cook Islands: Rarotonga

21 April

At sea

22 April

French Polynesia: Bora Bora

23 April

French Polynesia: Mo'orea

23-24 April

French Polynesia: Papeete

25 April

French Polynesia: Rangiroa

26 April

French Polynesia: Fakarava (Tuamotu Islands)

27 April

At sea

28 April

French Polynesia: Tahuata

29 April

French Polynesia: Nuku Hiva

30 April - 6 May

At sea

7 May

Arriving in San Francisco

Renowned for its food, its misty mornings and its vertiginous streets, cosmopolitan San Francisco is quite unlike any other American city. The birthplace of the hippie movement and the centre of the dot-com bubble, it's an open-minded and forward-looking place with an undeniably European feel. Highlights include the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the delightful waterfront and the bohemian quarter of Haight Ashbury, while a boat trip across to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz makes for a fascinating half-day excursion.

Don't miss

Obviously you can’t miss the cable cars, but even if it feels touristy, make sure you ride them.

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
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
Spicers Balfour Hotel, Brisbane

Where to stay in Brisbane

Although not super luxury, we like the Spicers Balfour.

Beach on Moreton Island, Australia

Around Brisbane

Moreton Bay is home to a great diversity of marine life, with stunning beaches and excellent wreck diving, and offers exciting 4x4 adventures.

Argonaut Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Where to stay in San Francisco

It depends where you want to be, but we love the hip Argonaut at Fishermans Wharf.

Truck carrying wine barrels in the Napa Valley, California

See more around San Francisco

Get out of the city – Napa Valley, Yosemite, Carmel…

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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