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Luxury New Zealand Discovery Voyage

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Noordam
  • Duration 15 NIGHTS
  • Departure 22 November 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS7475


Experience the best of New Zealand on this unique cruise holiday, where you’ll savour a luxury cruise with Holland America Line, and an incredible city break in Auckland.

Your holiday begins in outstanding Auckland where you’ll have a night in a hotel to explore the city at leisure. Discover Auckland Domain, the oldest park in the city, based around an extinct volcano and home to the Wintergardens or savour a harbour cruise to spot whales and dolphins.

From here, you’ll embark the glamorous Noordam, a ship that exemplifies a classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements added in. Experience some of New Zealand’s most spellbinding destinations including the spellbinding Tauranga, beautiful Napier, vibrant Timaru, Dunedin, the Wildlife Capital of New Zealand, and a scenic cruise through the ethereal landscapes of Fiordland National Park.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Noordam

Hotel Stay

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

All Flights, 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.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Auckland: Hotel Stay

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is a vibrant metropolis brimming with stunning harbours, cultural attractions, and a thriving culinary and bar scene. Explore its diverse neighbourhoods, iconic landmarks, and natural beauty for an unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Day 2
Auckland: Embark Ship

Holland America’s Noordam exemplifies a classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements added in. Combining the elegance of traditional cruise sailing with state-of-the-art amenities, the beautiful Noordam prioritises artistry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 3

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 4

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 5

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: Noordam

Day 6

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 7

Uncover Timaru’s hidden gem: stunning landscapes, preserved Victorian/Edwardian precinct, and pristine Caroline Bay. Embrace culture, adventure, and scenic walks. Encounter penguins. Don’t miss this overlooked treasure between Christchurch and Dunedin!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 8

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 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: Noordam

Days 10 - 11
Relax At Sea
Day 12

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 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14

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

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

Meals Included: Breakfast


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.


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


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


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 Prices from $3,299pp

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: AUS7475
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Ocean View Prices from $3,699pp

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: AUS7475
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Verandah Prices from $4,899pp

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: AUS7475
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Signature Suite Prices from $5,999pp

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: AUS7475
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Your Hotel Stay


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.

Upgrade Available: SO/ Auckland (Or Similar)

With its avant-garde design and contemporary luxury, the SO/ Auckland offers guests a stylish and immersive stay. The hotel’s sleek and modern rooms provide a comfortable retreat, while its central location ensures easy access to Auckland’s popular attractions, including the Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour. Indulge in exceptional dining that offers a fusion of international and local cuisines, and unwind at the rooftop bar, providing panoramic views of the city skyline.

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