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The World Down Under 2019


Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand aboard the ms Noordam. Includes 3 night pre-cruise land package in Sydney.

Due to the popularity of the 2019 trip; another departure is being planned for February 2020. Put your name on the PNL for updates.


• 3-night pre-cruise program in Sydney including daily breakfast and lunch
• Visit Ku-ring-gai Chase, Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife parks
• Tour Sydney sites including the famous Opera House
• Daily Breakfast and Lunch included in Sydney
• All meals included on board the ms Noorrdam
• Prices include all transfers and port taxes
• Roundtrip air to Sydney/From Auckland


This tour ranges from Active to Energetic on the Activity Meter


Daily Itinerary

Australia Day celebrationFirst Day

The flight from California to Sydney takes a full day, but two days by the calendar as you cross the International Date Line en route. You land in Australia’s most iconic city on the 25th, the eve of Australia Day – a national celebration of the country’s uniqueness and diversity.


Sydney Opera House at night3 Nights in Sydney

Spend three nights in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel. Located in the central district between the Circular Quay and Darling Harbor, shopping, dining and nightlife are all only steps away. Guided group activities include sightseeing with visits to Homebush Bay, site of the 2000 Olympic Games, and of course a tour of the famous Sydney Opera House. Travel outside the city to witness the spectacular wonders of natural Australia in all their radiance. Close to the city yet a world away, Ku-ring-gai National Park contains the most concentrated collection of Aboriginal rock engravings in the world at over 1500 sites which you’ll discover by both land and sea. At Blue Mountains National Park visit Echo Point, see Three Sisters rock formation and hear ancient local legends at the Waradah Aboriginal Center. Featherdale Wildlife Park offers the chance to have your photo taken with a kloala, plus seeing kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and fairy penguins in their natural habitat.

Ms NoordamThe Cruise Begins!

It’s time to board Holland America Line’s ms Noordam on January 28 for dinner and your evening disembarkation. In the words of Goldilocks, she’s not too big or too small. She’s just right. A mid-sized ship (just under 2000 passengers), the ms Noordam offers graceful nautical lines, stylish public rooms, amazing food in multiple venues, shows and entertainment (how about B.B. King’s Blues Club?), and fewer guests – all with an ambiance of timeless elegance where every detail shines. Ports of call in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand are weighted towards the latter, a reflection of many years of experience in this region. Australia may be why you are going, but New Zealand is what you’ll be talking about on your return.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Port
Jan. 28 Sydney, Australia 
Jan. 29 Eden 
Jan. 30 At sea 
Jan. 31 Melbourne 
Feb. 1 At sea 
Feb. 2 Hobart, Tasmania 
Feb. 3 At sea 
Feb. 4 At sea 
Feb. 5 Milford Sound, New Zealand 
Feb. 6 Port Chalmers (Dunedin) 
Feb. 7 Akaroa (Christchurch) 
Feb. 8 Wellington 
Feb. 9 Napier 
Feb. 10 Tauranga (Rotorua) 
Feb. 11 Auckland 

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

Photo Attributions

"Australia Day 2014" by Chris Phutully (CC BY 2.0)


No upcoming departures.



Inside Cabins- prices starting from:
Occupancy Price Per Person
Single $8278
Double $6467
Outside Cabins- prices starting from:
Occupancy Price Per Person
Single $8454
Double $6633

Gold Passport Points based on cabin category.

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