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Departure Date: 18 January 2025 - 15 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 15 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jan 2025 - Mar 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS7473

SAVE UP TO $2,750 PER COUPLE*

COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL STAY, OUTBOUND FLIGHT & TRANSFERS

From towering green fiords to colonial coastal towns, discover the beauty of New Zealand’s coastline on a Holland America Line cruise.

Your holiday begins with an overnight stay in Auckland, a vibrant metropolis with stunning harbours, cultural attractions and a thriving culinary and bar scene. Embark the stunningly appointed Westerdam and make the most of the on-board facilities, from an extensive library to sports activities and a relaxing spa.

In the beautiful Tauranga, explore the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. Gaze upon the post-earthquake Art Deco buildings of Napier. Wander the well-preserved colonial streets of Lyttelton. Uncover Dunedin’s Scottish heritage and Victorian–Edwardian architecture. Witness the untouched natural beauty of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, a wildlife paradise. Striking out for Australia, call at Hobart, the picturesque capital of Tasmania, then Melbourne before disembarking in Sydney.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Complimentary Hotel Stay

1 night four-star hotel stay in Auckland at the Crowne Plaza Auckland

Complimentary Outbound Flight, Taxes & Transfers
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 based on 2 passengers sharing a Signature Suite departing 18th January 2025, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Auckland: Hotel Stay

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.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Day 2
Auckland: 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, the finest eateries, health and fitness facilities, and dazzling entertainment.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 3
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: Westerdam

Day 4
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. Unforgettable awaits.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Day 5
Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital, harmonizes 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: Westerdam

Day 6
Picton

Unveil the enchantment of Picton, New Zealand. Amidst breath-taking landscapes and tranquil waters, this gateway beckons with scenic trails, world-class wines, and boundless adventures. Embrace the allure of this captivating destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

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: Westerdam

Day 8
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: Westerdam

Day 9
Fiordland National Park: Scenic Cruising

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Fiordland National Park. Majestic fiords, cascading waterfalls, and ancient forests await your exploration. Lose yourself in nature’s grandeur and experience a wilderness like no other.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Westerdam

Days 10 - 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12
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: Westerdam

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
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: Westerdam

Day 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Sydney: Disembark & Make Your Way Home

Today you’ll disembark the ship, your cruise complete.

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

For prices please select your departure airport

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 $2,699pp

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: AUS7473
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Alternative Departure Dates
05 January 2025
05 Jan 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $2,999pp
02 February 2025
02 Feb 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $2,999pp
02 March 2025
02 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Timaru, Picton...
Sold Out
15 March 2025
15 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Auckland: Hotel Stay, Auckland: Embark Ship, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch...
Fr From $3,299pp

Ocean View Prices from $2,999pp

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: AUS7473
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
05 January 2025
05 Jan 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $3,299pp
02 February 2025
02 Feb 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $3,299pp
02 March 2025
02 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Timaru, Picton...
Fr From $3,299pp
15 March 2025
15 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Auckland: Hotel Stay, Auckland: Embark Ship, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch...
Fr From $3,499pp

Verandah Prices from $3,499pp

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: AUS7473
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
05 January 2025
05 Jan 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $4,699pp
02 February 2025
02 Feb 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $4,499pp
02 March 2025
02 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Timaru, Picton...
Fr From $4,699pp
15 March 2025
15 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Auckland: Hotel Stay, Auckland: Embark Ship, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch...
Fr From $4,999pp

Signature Suite Prices from $4,999pp

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: AUS7473
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
05 January 2025
05 Jan 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $5,999pp
02 February 2025
02 Feb 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Christchurch, ...
Fr From $5,999pp
02 March 2025
02 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Sydney: Embark Ship, Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound: Scenic Cruising, Dunedin, Timaru, Picton...
Fr From $5,999pp
15 March 2025
15 Mar 2025
15 nights
Itinerary Includes: Auckland: Hotel Stay, Auckland: Embark Ship, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch...
Fr From $6,499pp

Your Hotel Stay

Auckland

Included Hotel

Crowne Plaza Auckland (Or Similar)

Crowne Plaza Auckland stands as a modern urban retreat in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand. Boasting comfortable accommodations, stunning city views, and convenient access to major attractions, this hotel caters to both business and leisure travellers. With stylish rooms, a fitness centre, and on-site dining options, guests can experience comfort and convenience. Its central location offers easy exploration of Viaduct Harbour, Sky Tower, and the vibrant downtown area, making it an ideal base for Auckland adventures.

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