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Discoveries Down Under & New Zealand Cruise
Includes Hotel Stays in Perth and Sydney
Limited Spaces Available
Price from
£4,299pp
Promo code:
AUS7242
Duration
21 nights
Departing
11 Jan 2020

Your Experience:

  • 1 night hotel stay at the Pan Pacific in Perth
  • 3 night all-inclusive Gold Service Indian Pacific train journey; including all on board meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, off train excursions and Outback experiences
  • 3 night hotel stay at the Rydges World Square in Sydney
  • 14 night full-board cruise on board ms Noordam
  • All transfers
  • All flights (London departure - regional flight departures available)

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Day 1 Perth Hotel Stay
  • Day 2 Embark Indian Pacific Tour day 1
  • Day 3 Indian Pacific Tour day 2
  • Day 4 Indian Pacific Tour day 3
  • Day 5 Disembark Indian Pacific Tour day 4
  • Days 6 - 7 Sydney Hotel Stay
  • Day 8 Sydney Embark ship
  • Days 9 - 10 At Sea
  • Day 11 Milford Sound (scenic cruising)
  • Day 12 Dunedin
  • Day 13 Akaroa
  • Day 14 Wellington
  • Day 15 Napier
  • Day 16 Tauranga
  • Day 17 Auckland
  • Day 18 Auckland
  • Day 19 Waitangi (Bay of Islands)
  • Days 20 - 21 At Sea
  • Day 22 Sydney Disembark ship
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    Day 1
    Perth - Hotel Stay
    Fly to Perth for a one night hotel stay. Laidback Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on Earth and an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards of the picturesque Swan Valley. Admire the striking city skyline or take a picnic to the verdant Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. Take a whale watching tour, swim with wild dolphins or climb up to Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk for stunning views.
    Perth City Skyline

    Day 1

    Perth - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Perth for a one night hotel stay. Laidback Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on Earth and an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards of the picturesque Swan Valley. Admire the striking city skyline or take a picnic to the verdant Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. Take a whale watching tour, swim with wild dolphins or climb up to Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk for stunning views.

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    Day 2
    Embark Indian Pacific - Perth to Kalgoorlie
    Take your last breath of Indian Ocean air as you board the Indian Pacific. Your comfortable cabin awaits as does the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. All food is included, even the delicious rack of lamb and lime lamington dessert, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It’s long and fascinating history means there's plenty to see, learn and do.
    Indian Pacific

    Day 2

    Embark Indian Pacific - Perth to Kalgoorlie

    Take your last breath of Indian Ocean air as you board the Indian Pacific. Your comfortable cabin awaits as does the elegantly-appointed restaurant car. All food is included, even the delicious rack of lamb and lime lamington dessert, paired with a Margaret River sauvignon blanc. As the views transform before your eyes, get ready for your first off train excursion in the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It’s long and fascinating history means there's plenty to see, learn and do.

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    Day 3
    Cook and The Nullarbor
    As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Vast horizons and big blue skies await and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".
    On Board the Indian Pacific

    Day 3

    Cook and The Nullarbor

    As you wake, you’ll find yourself on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Vast horizons and big blue skies await and the ancient stillness of the desert landscape is only broken by a mob of friendly kangaroos or the occasional circling bird of prey. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression "middle of nowhere".

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    Day 4
    Adelaide and Broken Hill
    By morning, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. You’ll enjoy an entertaining stop in the beautifully-designed Adelaide, renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary outback bases. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart's art studio or head for the Miners' Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill's mines is laid bare.
    River Torrens, Adelaide

    Day 4

    Adelaide and Broken Hill

    By morning, desert views give way to the rolling South Australian countryside. You’ll enjoy an entertaining stop in the beautifully-designed Adelaide, renowned for arts festivals, pop-up bars, and laneway restaurants. Over lunch, watch as pastures dissolve into tough mallee scrub on approach to Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary outback bases. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart's art studio or head for the Miners' Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill's mines is laid bare.

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    Day 5
    Sydney - Disembark Indian Pacific and Hotel Stay
    Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to kick back and reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney. You have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. You’ll disembark here for a three night hotel stay to explore the city.
    Blue Mountains, Sydney

    Day 5

    Sydney - Disembark Indian Pacific and Hotel Stay

    Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains provides ample opportunity to kick back and reflect upon this unforgettable journey as you approach Sydney. You have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. You’ll disembark here for a three night hotel stay to explore the city.

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    Days 6 - 7
    Sydney - Hotel Stay
    Sydney is far more than the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and inviting beaches. Take a walk around the city’s Royal Botanic Garden; wander the coastal, cliff-side paths, with rock pools and secluded bays; embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement.
    Sydney Opera House

    Day 6

    Sydney - Hotel Stay

    Sydney is far more than the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and inviting beaches. Take a walk around the city’s Royal Botanic Garden; wander the coastal, cliff-side paths, with rock pools and secluded bays; embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement.

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    Day 8
    Sydney - Embark ms Noordam
    Today you’ll embark Holland America’s ms Noordam. With all the elegance of traditional cruise sailing, yet offering a few state-of-the-art surprises, this beautiful cruise ship is an ideal choice for passengers of all ages. On board ms Noordam you’ll discover museum-quality paintings, as well as contemporary art, including the photographs of music greats, Dizzy Gillespie and BB King.
    ms Noordam

    Day 8

    Sydney - Embark ms Noordam

    Today you’ll embark Holland America’s ms Noordam. With all the elegance of traditional cruise sailing, yet offering a few state-of-the-art surprises, this beautiful cruise ship is an ideal choice for passengers of all ages. On board ms Noordam you’ll discover museum-quality paintings, as well as contemporary art, including the photographs of music greats, Dizzy Gillespie and BB King.

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    Days 9 - 10
    At Sea
    Take your time to get to know your beautiful home for the next 14 nights. The ms Noordam offers attractive and luxurious spaces for you to relax between ports of call on your New Zealand cruise. And there’s a wide range of activities to keep you entertained: you can work out in the Fitness Centre, be pampered in the Greenhouse Spa or get creative in the Culinary Arts Centre.
    Relax on Board

    Day 9

    At Sea

    Take your time to get to know your beautiful home for the next 14 nights. The ms Noordam offers attractive and luxurious spaces for you to relax between ports of call on your New Zealand cruise. And there’s a wide range of activities to keep you entertained: you can work out in the Fitness Centre, be pampered in the Greenhouse Spa or get creative in the Culinary Arts Centre.

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    Day 11
    Milford Sound - Scenic Cruising
    The breathtaking and unique landscape of Milford Sound will lodge long in the memory. Peaceful, mysterious and haunting, deep mirror-still waters reflect imposing granite hills climbing magically from the earth. Powerful waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres down into deep lakes. In this important marine life habitat you could spot a Fiordland penguin, and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to wave at dolphins and seals.
    Milford Sound at Sunset

    Day 11

    Milford Sound - Scenic Cruising

    The breathtaking and unique landscape of Milford Sound will lodge long in the memory. Peaceful, mysterious and haunting, deep mirror-still waters reflect imposing granite hills climbing magically from the earth. Powerful waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres down into deep lakes. In this important marine life habitat you could spot a Fiordland penguin, and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to wave at dolphins and seals.

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    Day 12
    Dunedin
    A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, including the Serpentine Walk, the Alice Lawn and a native plant trail; a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.
    Scenic View of Dunedin

    Day 12

    Dunedin

    A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, including the Serpentine Walk, the Alice Lawn and a native plant trail; a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.

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    Day 13
    Akaroa
    Be charmed by Akaroa’s natural beauty and thriving artisan culture. The waters are home to rare Hector dolphins, the smallest in the world, and a host of other marine life. As a former French settlement, you’ll find pretty French-named streets full of boutique shops and craft galleries. It’s only human to be tempted by the sumptuous cakes and pastries in the town’s boulangeries and delicatessens.
    Akaroa Pier

    Day 13

    Akaroa

    Be charmed by Akaroa’s natural beauty and thriving artisan culture. The waters are home to rare Hector dolphins, the smallest in the world, and a host of other marine life. As a former French settlement, you’ll find pretty French-named streets full of boutique shops and craft galleries. It’s only human to be tempted by the sumptuous cakes and pastries in the town’s boulangeries and delicatessens.

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    Day 14
    Wellington
    New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.
    Wellington Harbour

    Day 14

    Wellington

    New Zealand's small capital city curls itself around the hillsides on the southern point of the North Island, looking out at the blustery Cook Strait. With a passion for coffee and craft beer, Wellington is bursting with energy and creativity and has a lively art, film and culinary scene. It’s also home to the much-loved ‘Te Papa’ museum with its fascinating and engaging interactive exhibits.

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    Day 15
    Napier
    Rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest vineyards, including the Mission Estate Winery, where you can taste a stunning range of award-winning wines.
    The Dome, Napier

    Day 15

    Napier

    Rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest vineyards, including the Mission Estate Winery, where you can taste a stunning range of award-winning wines.

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    Day 16
    Tauranga
    As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. Savour the many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. Or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.
    Mount Maunganui at Sunrise

    Day 16

    Tauranga

    As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. Savour the many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. Or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.

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    Day 17
    Auckland
    With gorgeous surrounds and ever-green landscapes, the charming city of Auckland is home to beautiful beaches, towering skyscrapers and scenic hiking trails. You’ll have an overnight stay in port to join the locals at one of the lively night markets or watch the sunset from the top of the Sky Tower.
    Auckland Harbour and Sky Tower

    Day 17

    Auckland

    With gorgeous surrounds and ever-green landscapes, the charming city of Auckland is home to beautiful beaches, towering skyscrapers and scenic hiking trails. You’ll have an overnight stay in port to join the locals at one of the lively night markets or watch the sunset from the top of the Sky Tower.

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    Day 18
    Auckland
    With an extra day in Auckland, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city and its surroundings. Take in the views from Mount Eden, see the largest collection of Maori treasures at the Auckland Museum or take a trip to Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island with quiet beaches and crossed with walking trails.
    Lion Rock, Piha Beach

    Day 18

    Auckland

    With an extra day in Auckland, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city and its surroundings. Take in the views from Mount Eden, see the largest collection of Maori treasures at the Auckland Museum or take a trip to Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island with quiet beaches and crossed with walking trails.

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    Day 19
    Waitangi (Bay of Islands)
    This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing.
    Bay of Islands

    Day 19

    Waitangi (Bay of Islands)

    This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing.

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    Days 20 - 21
    At Sea
    Many passengers enjoy the company of fellow guests in the cruising tradition of set-time dinner sittings. This dining format is available in the gorgeous two-tier Vista restaurant, but you can also opt for a walk-in and be seated at a time of your choosing. Whichever you prefer, you can be assured of exceptionally friendly and efficient service and the very finest international cuisine.
    Dining on Board

    Day 20

    At Sea

    Many passengers enjoy the company of fellow guests in the cruising tradition of set-time dinner sittings. This dining format is available in the gorgeous two-tier Vista restaurant, but you can also opt for a walk-in and be seated at a time of your choosing. Whichever you prefer, you can be assured of exceptionally friendly and efficient service and the very finest international cuisine.

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    Day 22
    Sydney - Disembark ms Noordam
    Today you’ll disembark the ms Noordam in Sydney for your flight home.
    Disembark your ship

    Day 22

    Sydney - Disembark ms Noordam

    Today you’ll disembark the ms Noordam in Sydney for your flight home.

ms Noordam

This elegant and state-of-the-art cruise ship offers a classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. She’s an ideal cruise choice for passengers of all ages.
She has a range of cosy and comfortable cabins and suites, a fitness centre and spa. One of the most remarkable pieces of furniture on board is an inlaid chest, made in Germany in 1885, which is flanked by carved seventeenth-century Baroque columns.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/02/2006

Number of Decks: 11

Passenger Capacity: 1,918

Total Crew: 820

Number of Cabins: 959

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 2

Formal Nights: Yes

Kids Club: Yes

Great places to visit on board:

Vista restaurant

This beautiful two-tier restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the finest cuisine at times to suit you. Dine with new friends or cosy up for a romantic meal for two.

Greenhouse Spa and Salon and Thermal Suite

Treat yourself to a pampering in the tranquillity of this gorgeous spa, with pool, loungers and a range of treatments available to help you relax and recharge.

The Vista Show Lounge

From spectacular live shows to the glittering casino, your evenings on board will be filled with entertainment. Don’t miss Dancing with the Stars: At Sea, the ship’s dazzling live dance experience.

Prices per person from

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  • Inside
    1. £4,299pp
  • Ocean View
    1. £4,799pp
  • Verandah
    1. £5,499pp
  • Suite
    1. £6,299pp
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