Luxury New Zealand Voyage & All-Inclusive Indian Pacific Rail Journey

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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Westerdam
  • Duration 26 NIGHTS
  • Departure 12 February 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Rail
  • Cruise code AUS2279

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COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL STAYS IN AUCKLAND, SYDNEY & PERTH

INCLUDES 3 NIGHT RAIL JOURNEY ON BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC

Discover New Zealand’s coastline on a 14-night Holland America Line cruise from Auckland to Sydney, where you’ll board the Indian Pacific for a three-night rail adventure to Perth.

Your adventure begins in stunning Auckland, a bustling metropolis surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Enjoy a two-night hotel stay before embarking Holland America Line’s Westerdam for a luxury cruise of New Zealand and southern Australia. Unravel the natural charms of Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Enjoy a day of scenic cruising through Fiordland National Park before setting sail for Tasmania’s Hobart and cosmopolitan Melbourne. Disembark in Sydney for a three-night hotel stay then step aboard the iconic Indian Pacific for a three-night all-inclusive rail adventure, relishing Off Train Excursions in Adelaide and Cook. Alight in Perth to enjoy a final two-night hotel stay before you fly back home.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

14 night full-board cruise on board Westerdam

Complimentary Hotel Stays

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

3 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Mercure Sydney

2 night four-star hotel stay in Perth at the Four Points by Sheraton Perth

All hotel stays include breakfast

Rail Journey

3 night all-inclusive Gold Service rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages

Off Train Experiences and short stops in Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight flight

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
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

Days 1 - 2
Fly Overnight to Auckland

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Days 3 - 4
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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Day 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13 - 14
Relax At Sea
Day 15
Hobart, Tasmania

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 16
Relax At Sea
Day 17
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 18
Relax At Sea
Days 19 - 21
Sydney: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Arriving back in Sydney, you’ll disembark to spend three blissful nights in the heart of the New South Wales capital. Bondi Beach beckons with its golden sands and surf culture, while the Royal Botanic Garden provides a serene escape.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Mercure Sydney

Day 22
Sydney: Board the Indian Pacific

Join the Indian Pacific for your all-inclusive luxury rail journey to Perth. As you traverse ever-changing landscapes, immerse yourself in the on-board comforts, and indulge in a regionally inspired dinner with complimentary wines.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Day 23
Adelaide

Enjoy a delicious lunch on board as the train continues its journey towards the ancient Flinders Ranges. In Adelaide, you’ll have the option to embark on a city tour or venture to the breathtaking Adelaide Hills.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Day 24
Nullarbor Plain & Cook

As the sun rises, you’ll be surrounded by the vast Nullarbor Plain. Enjoy breakfast as the train traverses the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track. After a brief stop in once-thriving Cook, you’ll approach the Australia’s western edge.

Meals Included: All-Inclusive Board Basis

Overnight: Indian Pacific

Days 25 - 26
Perth: Alight the Indian Pacific & Hotel Stay

Your transcontinental rail journey complete, it’s time to disembark the Indian Pacific in Perth, where can enjoy your time in an area voted one of Australia’s most liveable cities, thanks to abundant nature and cultural attractions.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Perth

Day 27
Perth: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head 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

Indian Pacific

Part of Journey Beyond, the Indian Pacific travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Its storied journey follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback. Throughout, there are a variety Off Train Experiences to enjoy depending on which route you choose, including visits to Adelaide and her surroundings, the Blue Mountains, and Kalgoorlie so you can stretch your legs and explore the most remote corners of this inhospitable yet intensely welcoming land.

Off Train Experiences are specific to your individual itinerary and will vary depending on the direction and duration of travel. Each stop offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this vast and diverse continent, for specific details on your journey, please consult your holiday itinerary.

Life on board the Indian Pacific

From exquisite fine dining to cosy cabins and sophisticated lounges, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Gold Service

Each Indian Pacific Gold Service carriage houses nine Twin cabins or 16 Single cabins. During the day, Twin cabins offer a three-seater lounge with space to relax, which is transformed into upper and lower berths at night. Your attendant will provide you with crisp sheets, bath towels, pillows, and complimentary bath amenities. Single cabins have a lounge chair and footrest, which is converted to a level sleeping berth at night, a wash basin, and use of shared toilets and showers located at either end of the carriage. A limited number of Superior Double cabins are available, with a third upper bunk, a three-quarter size bed and lounge area.

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities
  • Power outlets
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off-Train Experiences
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest

Platinum Service

Discerning travellers who enjoy the finest things in life will appreciate an upgrade to Platinum Service, where discreet, personalised touches ensure your whole journey is world class from start to finish, including unparalleled dining and accompanying wines, plus Bollinger champagne. Also included is Australian-made bath amenities, a nightcap at turndown, and access to the Platinum Club, where you can relax amid quartzite tables, leather banquette seating and brass fittings. Depending on where you’re headed, private transfers are also included.

Platinum Service cabins have double beds, which can be arranged as a double or twin, and are set up as a lounge with a moveable table and two armchairs during the day. There is a full en suite bathroom with shower, and the décor is distinctly Australian in style.

  • All-inclusive dining, beverages, and Off-Train Experiences
  • Spacious cabin almost twice the size of a Gold Service Twin cabin
  • By day, cabins are set up lounge-style
  • By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds
  • En suite with separate shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet, and Australian bathroom amenities
  • Power outlets and safe
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
  • Panoramic windows
  • Access to the exclusive Platinum Club
  • Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin
  • Refreshments served in-cabin
  • 90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each).

Off-Train Experiences

Experience the diverse landscapes and cultures of Australia aboard the Indian Pacific, which operates a range of itineraries primarily between Sydney and Perth. Along the way, embark on unforgettable off-train adventures in vibrant Australian locations. Explore the cultural richness and culinary delights of the Adelaide area, and witness the stark beauty of the outback in Cook. Dive into the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie and marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Off-Train Experiences are specific to your individual itinerary and will vary depending on the direction and duration of travel. Each stop offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this vast and diverse continent, for specific details on your journey, please consult your holiday itinerary.

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 £5,499pp

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: AUS2279
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Ocean View Prices from £5,999pp

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: AUS2279
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Verandah Prices from £6,499pp

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: AUS2279
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Signature Suite Prices from £7,299pp

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: AUS2279
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Your Hotel Stays

Auckland

Included Hotel

Crowne Plaza Auckland, an IHG Hotel (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.

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.

Perth

Included Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Perth (Or Similar)

Contemporary, stylish and in a sublime location, Four Points by Sheraton Perth offers modern amenities and stunning views of the capital of Western Australia. Unwind at the rooftop bar and take in the tranquil scene of life on the Swan River. Conveniently situated near the central business district, it’s also close to popular attractions like Kings Park and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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