Luxury Australia Circumnavigation Voyage

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 36 NIGHTS
  • Departure 16 November 2024
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2269

COMPLIMENTARY FLIGHTS & HOTEL STAY IN SYDNEY

COMPLIMENTARY OCEAN VIEW TO BALCONY UPGRADE

Discover Australia’s astonishing coastline with this extraordinary 35-night circumnavigation cruise on board Holland America Line’s illustrious Westerdam.

As your ship heads north from Sydney, uncover Newcastle’s historic allure before reaching the vibrant city of Brisbane, and Airlie Beach, home to the enchanting Whitsunday Islands. Prepare for the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and a scenic cruise through the Torres Strait, then immerse yourself in the tropical charm of Darwin before venturing to Indonesia for a shore excursion on the mythical Komodo Island.

Western Australia then unfolds with stops in Broome, Exmouth, historic Geraldton, and cosmopolitan Perth. South Australia then beckons with Port Lincoln, Adelaide, and the wildlife paradise of Kangaroo Island. Explore Melbourne’s cultural tapestry and Tasmania, delving into Hobart’s historical landmarks and the beautiful Port Arthur.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

35 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Complimentary Ocean View to Verandah upgrade

Overnight in port in Perth and Hobart

Complimentary Hotel Stay

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

Complimentary Flights & Taxes
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*Prices shown include discount and savings 2 passengers sharing a Verandah or Suite, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Sydney: Hotel Stay

Sydney is a city that 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

Today you’ll embark Holland America Line’s Westerdam. A ship that combines the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the art amenities, Westerdam promises the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and dazzling entertainment venues.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 3
Newcastle, New South Wales

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Newcastle, NSW. With stunning beaches, a thriving arts scene, and a warm community, this coastal gem invites you to create unforgettable memories and unleash your spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Brisbane, Queensland

Embrace the lively energy of Brisbane, Queensland. With its sunny climate, riverfront beauty, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to explore the best of Australian urban and outdoor living.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 6
Relax At Sea
Day 7
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a paradise of palm-fringed beaches and the gateway to the sublimely beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Beyond the boutiques, cafes and markets, Airlie Beach’s true allure is the plethora of Great Barrier Reef adventures available.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 8
Relax At Sea
Day 9
Cairns, Queensland

Experience the tropical wonders of Cairns, Queensland. With its stunning Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforests, and vibrant city life, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature’s beauty and indulge in unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 10 - 12
Relax At Sea
Day 13
Darwin, Northern Territory

Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, is a vibrant gateway to the Outback. Tropical landscapes, multicultural markets, and indigenous heritage coexist, creating an adventurous blend of nature and culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 14 - 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Komodo Island

Experience Komodo Island’s extraordinary adventure. Encounter majestic dragons, pristine beaches, vibrant reefs. Immerse in untamed wilderness, ancient wonders. Create lasting memories in this captivating paradise, where nature’s grandeur and untold treasures await your discovery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 17
Relax At Sea
Day 18
Broome, Western Australia

Discover Broome, Australia’s coastal gem. With stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sunsets, this enchanting destination invites you to immerse yourself in its beauty, history, and warm embrace that will leave you captivated.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 19
Relax At Sea
Day 20
Exmouth, Western Australia

Exmouth, Western Australia, stuns with the Ningaloo Reef’s vibrant underwater world. Pristine beaches, marine life encounters, and Cape Range National Park offer an extraordinary blend of coastal and outback experiences.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Geraldton, Western Australia

Embrace the laid-back coastal charm of Geraldton, Western Australia. With its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant marine life, and rich indigenous heritage, this hidden gem invites you to unwind, explore, and connect with nature’s wonders.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 23 - 24
Perth: Overnight in Port

Discover the captivating allure of Perth, Western Australia. Bask in its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant cityscape, and thriving arts scene. Let the laid-back atmosphere and natural wonders ignite your spirit of adventure and create unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 25
Albany

Uncover the enchantment of Albany, located in Western Australia. With its rugged coastlines and ancient forests, this coastal gem promises awe-inspiring beauty. Let Albany’s natural wonders ignite your spirit of adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 26 - 27
Relax At Sea
Day 28
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln, South Australia: Dive with great white sharks, savour fresh seafood, and immerse yourself in stunning coastal beauty. Let this destination awaken your senses and create lasting memories that will ignite your wanderlust.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 29
Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide is a treasure trove of culture, flavours, and entertainment. Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural and artistic heritage at the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum, or venture to the beach at historic Glenelg.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 30
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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 of natural

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 31
Relax At Sea
Day 32
Melbourne, Victoria

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: Westerdam

Day 33
Relax At Sea
Days 34 - 35
Hobart: Overnight in Port

Discover pure bliss on Cosmoledo Atoll. With untouched coral reefs, turquoise waters, and pristine white sands, this remote paradise invites you to indulge in a tropical sanctuary of unrivaled beauty and serenity.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 35
Port Arthur, Tasmania

Leave Hobart to cruise to 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: Westerdam

Day 36
Relax At Sea
Day 37
Sydney: Disembark & Fly Home

The sight of Sydney’s iconic harbour marks the end of your circumnavigation of Australia. Today you’ll bid farewell to your captain, staff and fellow guests, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Westerdam

Westerdam has been trusted by more than one million guests since its launch in 2003. Allow this splendid Vista-class vessel to carry you in comfort to some of the world’s must-see destinations.

With its abundant range of high-class dining options, Westerdam satisfies almost every conceivable gastronomic preference. Travellers on board can also delight in duty-free shopping and luxuriate in world-class spa facilities.

Infuse your evenings with magic, courtesy of Westerdam’s Broadway-style shows and movies under the stars, as well as the very best in live music.

With its three enticing swimming pools, a basketball court, and an impressive fitness centre offering daily classes, Westerdam serves up seemingly infinite opportunities for thrills.

Whatever activities you enjoy on your cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy Westerdam’s renowned stabilised cruising technology, as you decompress on your journey across the ocean to your next captivating destination.

  • Occupancy 1964
  • Tonnage 82,348 tons
  • Length 951 ft (290.00 m)

Life on Board Westerdam

This Vista-class ship presents guests with everything that they will require in order to enjoy their time on board, encompassing the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and entertainment venues, to cite just a few of the vessel’s attractions.

dining

The dining options on board Westerdam are diverse, and sure to please almost every imaginable palate and nationality. Whether you require a quick bite to eat or are in the mood for a multiple-course formal dinner, you can be sure of finding the right eateries for the occasion.

  • The Pinnacle Grill
  • Tamarind
  • The Dining Room
  • Rudi’s Sel De Mar
  • Nami Sushi
  • Club Orange
  • Canaletto
  • Taste of De Librije (European Sailings)
  • Lido
  • New York Deli and Pizza
  • Dive-in
  • Grand Dutch Cafe
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Gelato
  • The Culinary Arts Centre

Facilities

Make the most of a wide range of facilities on board the stunningly appointed Westerdam, from an extensive library to sports activities and a relaxing spa. It’s all about making the kinds of memories that you might rarely get to make in your lifetime – so whatever catches your eye, why not throw yourself in?

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Three pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Westerdam makes available only the very best in evening entertainment for all guests, including such highlights as a stimulating casino, thrilling theatrical shows, and a welcoming nightclub at which to dance the night away.

  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Nightclub

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Cabins and Suites

When it comes to picking from a wealth of utterly pleasurable and generously equipped staterooms and suites, you could scarcely make a finer choice of ship for your upcoming luxury cruise than Westerdam. Cabins are on offer that are suitable for single travellers and larger groups alike, catering to almost every possible preference and demand.

inside Prices from $6,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Inside Stateroom

As the name suggests, these are elegantly appointed and cosy inside staterooms, all with ample space to relax, and a variety of amenities of which to take advantage. An Inside stateroom on board Westerdam really does present almost everything you could really require on your luxury cruise.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
Cruise Code: AUS2269
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Ocean View Prices from $11,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Outside Stateroom

It’s called “ocean view”, and that’s exactly what this large and high-specification stateroom provides. These cabins vary in their exact configuration, but you can certainly expect the kinds of views of the open ocean that will have you and your fellow travellers whipping out your cameras – not to mention approximately 174 to 180 square feet of space in which to stretch your legs.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
Cruise Code: AUS2269
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Verandah Prices from $11,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Balcony Stateroom

Westerdam’s Veranda staterooms are elegantly designed and furnished, with many comfort-enhancing amenities, although these are far from their only attractions. That’s because they also offer plentiful natural light, thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private veranda, giving passengers head-turning views of the ocean or port.

  • Signature Marine’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Separate seating area
  • Private verandah
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS2269
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suite Prices from $15,999pp

Holland America Westerdam Suite Stateroom

Westerdam offers guests an almost unrivalled luxury experience with its Signature Suites. Each spacious suite is exquisitely decorated and includes state-of-the-art amenities. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, a private verandah, two lower beds that can be converted to a single queen-size bed, and a formidable 372 to 384 square feet of space in which to unwind.

  • Mini bar
  • Sofa bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Choice of firm, medium, or soft pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, full-size whirlpool path and additional flower stall
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Deluxe bathrobes
  • Generous storage
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elemis Aromapure bath amenities
Cruise Code: AUS2269
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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.

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