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Christmas & New Year Luxury New Zealand & South Australia Discovery Voyage

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Noordam
  • Duration 29 NIGHTS
  • Departure 06 December 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS7477

Experience Christmas & New Year at Sea

Complimentary flights & Hotel Stay in Sydney

Celebrate the festive season on board Holland America Line’s illustrious Noordam as she navigates the coasts of New Zealand and southern Australia.

Encounter untamed natural beauty, tranquil coastal towns and bustling metropolises during a 28-night roundtrip voyage that begins with a one-night Sydney hotel stay. Marvel at the landscapes of Fiordland National Park and the glistening Bay of Islands. Experience a slower pace of life in Napier and Gisborne, and explore the cosmopolitan allure of Wellington and Auckland.

In Australia, embrace the island communities of Philip Island and Tasmania before sailing out to celebrate Christmas at sea, when Noordam puts on a feast for all the senses. Native wildlife awaits on Kangaroo Island ahead of a New Year’s Eve extravaganza as your ship cruises to Melbourne and finally Sydney, where your voyage concludes.

Your Saver Fare Includes

Full-Board Cruise

28 night full-board cruise on board Noordam

Complimentary Hotel Stay

1 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Mercure Sydney with breakfast

Complimentary Flights & Taxes
Saver Fare

Enjoy the same exceptional value with our holiday packages featuring hotel stays, memorable tours, and iconic rail journeys around the world, all without transfers* included – travel your way with Imagine Holidays.

*Available at an additional cost, call one of our Holiday Experts for more details.

Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Sydney: Hotel Stay

The vibrant capital of New South Wales captivates with its iconic landmarks, stunning harbour, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Sydney Opera House stands as a symbol of architectural brilliance, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views.

Overnight: Mercure Sydney

Day 2
Sydney: Embark Ship

Embark the beautiful Noordam and discover museum-quality paintings and furnishings. This remarkable ship complements its sumptuous lounges, sun-soaked decks and delicious restaurants with one of the best art collections at sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Days 3 - 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Fiordland National Park: Scenic Cruising

Towering granite cliffs adorned with lush rainforests encircle the pristine waters, creating a breathtaking landscape. Majestic waterfalls cascade from great heights, including the iconic Mitre Peak. Wildlife such as dolphins and penguins can also be spotted.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 6
Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand’s southern gem, entices with Victorian elegance and natural wonders. From historic architecture to the Otago Peninsula’s wildlife, it offers a captivating blend of culture and nature.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 7
Christchurch

Discover the captivating beauty of Christchurch, New Zealand. Immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, explore stunning landscapes, and embrace the spirit of resilience. Let Christchurch inspire your wanderlust and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 8
Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital, harmonises urban culture and natural beauty. From Te Papa Museum to Mount Victoria’s panoramic views, it’s a captivating blend of creativity, history, and coastal allure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 9
Napier

Immerse in Napier’s Art Deco charm, sip world-class wines, and stroll its sun-kissed waterfront. This vibrant city invites you to embrace its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. The unforgettable awaits.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 10
Gisborne

Embrace the beauty of Gisborne, New Zealand. With its stunning beaches, Maori culture, and laid-back atmosphere, it’s a place where the sunrise first greets the land, inspiring a connection with nature and heritage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 11
Tauranga

Tauranga, a vibrant harbor town where Pacific waves meet bustling streets. Embrace the rhythm of coastal life, forge connections, and chase dreams beneath the New Zealand sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 12
Auckland

The City of Sails. New Zealand’s largest city, boasts a stunning harbour and iconic skyline. Maori heritage, diverse neighbourhoods, and a fusion of urban and natural beauty make it a captivating Pacific destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 13
Bay of Islands

Experience the awe-inspiring Bay of Islands. Sail turquoise waters, explore secluded islands, and encounter diverse marine life. Let your wanderlust guide you to this breathtaking paradise for unforgettable adventures and everlasting memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Days 14 - 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Sydney

Unleash your senses in Sydney, New South Wales. Iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and culinary delights await. Let this vibrant city ignite your spirit of exploration and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 17
Relax At Sea
Day 18
Phillip Island

Discover the allure of Phillip Island, Victoria. Witness the captivating Penguin Parade, soak in stunning coastal vistas, and encounter enchanting wildlife. Immerse yourself in the island’s natural wonders and coastal charm for an unforgettable experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 19
Burnie

Explore the coastal beauty of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. With its pristine beaches, artistic scene, and welcoming community, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature and local creativity.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 20
Relax At Sea
Day 21
Adelaide

Adelaide, a vibrant Australian city, boasts a blend of cultural charm and modern liveliness. From its lush parks, diverse cuisine, and artsy atmosphere to a rich heritage, Adelaide offers an enriching urban experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 22
Kangaroo Island

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Encounter pristine beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. Let this island sanctuary captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 23
Relax At Sea
Day 24
Hobart

With its maritime allure, cultural festivals, and access to wilderness wonders like Bruny Island, Hobart offers an unforgettable blend of urban delights and pristine landscapes, including the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest botanical garden.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 25
Port Arthur

Uncover the haunting beauty of Port Arthur, Tasmania. Immerse yourself in well-preserved ruins, delve into dark history, and feel the echoes of the past. Let captivating landscapes and poignant stories transport you to another time.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 26
Relax At Sea
Day 27
Melbourne

Experience the dynamic allure of Melbourne, Victoria’s cultural capital. Immerse yourself in a vibrant arts scene, indulge in world-class cuisine, and explore hidden laneways. Let Melbourne’s energy and creativity ignite your passion for discovery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 28
Relax At Sea
Day 29
Eden

Eden, New South Wales, unveils coastal splendour on Twofold Bay. Whales, historic sites like the Seahorse Inn, and unspoiled beaches create a serene and scenic escape along Australia’s Sapphire Coast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 30
Sydney: Disembark Ship & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Noordam

Providing the utmost luxury for over 15 years, this majestic vessel offers an unforgettable experience. Featuring a unique blend of modern elegance and authentic Dutch heritage, this premium cruise ship was designed with comfort in mind, boasting plush cabins and spacious public areas that give passengers plenty of room to explore.

On board Noordam, you will have access to numerous high-end facilities, ranging from several world-class restaurants and a well-stocked library to alluring shops and an adult-only casino. And even when the sun goes down, there is still plenty to do on board Noordam, allowing you to curate your perfect vacation.

Noordam also offers a variety of unparalleled onshore excursions for guests wishing to make the most of the destinations they visit. From snorkelling and kayaking in the pristine waters of the Caribbean to tasting the fine wines of Europe, this remarkable vessel truly offers something for everyone.

  • Occupancy 1972
  • Tonnage 82,897 tons
  • Length 3,071 ft (936.00 m)

Life on board Noordam

Life on board Noordam epitomises luxury and provides the perfect getaway for travellers seeking the optimal balance between adventure and relaxation. On board, guests can participate in various physical activities, or relax and soak in the sunset on one of many decks before indulging in delectable dining.

dining

Noordam takes pride in offering truly exceptional cuisine and the finest wines at sea. With both sophisticated and more relaxed options available on board, there are gastronomic possibilities to suit the tastes of even the fussiest and most discerning guests.

From avantgarde speciality restaurants to casual and modern marketplaces, you can be sure of only the most alluring eateries and the most utterly rewarding culinary experiences on board this impressive Vista-class ship.

  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto
  • Dive-in
  • Explorations Café
  • 24-hour room service

Facilities

Noordam offers a complement of on-board facilities that has very few rivals for breadth, depth, and sophistication. When you don’t want to compromise with your choice of luxury cruise, and wish to be satisfied whether you are in the mood for active sports or relaxing spa treatments, you can scarcely hope to make a finer choice of cruise ship than Noordam.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Explorations Central
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Two pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Holland America Line Navigator
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whether you’re on the lookout for the finest in live music and shows, casino action, a sports bar, or interactive games, you can be sure of the remarkable Noordam having the amenities to satisfy you. Noordam offers a practically peerless array of on board entertainment, even after the sun sets, so your days and nights will rush by even quicker than you expect.

  • Casino
  • Step One Dance Company
  • BBC Earth in Concert
  • Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage
  • Pickleball at Sea
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

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Cabins and Suites

Accommodation on board Noordam offers every inch of luxury that you would expect from a high-end cruise. So, the only challenge you will have is selecting the stateroom that is perfectly suited to you and any other members of your travelling party. The ship’s world-class suites are equipped with the finest amenities so that you can truly pamper yourself during your downtime on your cruise.

inside Saver Fare Price From $5,999pp

Holland America Noordam Inside Stateroom

These pleasant and cosy staterooms are equipped with modern and generous amenities so that you can truly spoil yourself during your time on board Noordam. They have ample room for two to four people, and incorporate every feature and perk you could really need for a luxury cruise.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
Cruise Code: AUS7477
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Ocean View Saver Fare Price From $7,299pp

Holland America Noordam Outside Stateroom

For views of the sea that will utterly entrance you at every stage of your journey, there’s only one thing for it: booking one of Noordam’s Ocean View cabins. Choose between an expansive ocean view, a partial view, or a fully obstructed view in your comfortable and spacious suite.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
Cruise Code: AUS7477
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Verandah Saver Fare Price From $8,699pp

Holland America Noordam Balcony Stateroom

Benefitting from plenty of light thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private verandah, these undeniably luxurious staterooms include a comfortable sitting area and two lower beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS7477
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Signature Suite Saver Fare Price From $10,999pp

Holland America Noordam Suite Stateroom

Offering approximately 372 to 384 square feet of space, Noordam’s Signature Suites simply epitomise luxury. Featuring spacious cabins and contemporary decor, this cabin offers its own private verandah, enabling you to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea every morning, noon, and evening – not a sight you will ever get bored of. The large bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, additional shower, and toilet
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS7477
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Your Hotel Stay

Sydney

Included Hotel

Mercure Sydney (Or Similar)

The Mercure Sydney is a stylish and contemporary hotel in the heart of Sydney. With its prime location, it offers easy access to major attractions like Darling Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and the iconic Harbour Bridge. The hotel features modern rooms, equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Enjoy delicious dining options at the on-site restaurant, relax at the rooftop pool, and stay fit at the fitness centre.

Saver Fares

Enjoy the same exceptional value with our holiday packages featuring hotel stays, memorable tours, and iconic rail journeys around the world, all without transfers* included – travel your way with Imagine Holidays.

*Available at an additional cost, call one of our Holiday Experts for more details.

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