CLOSE TO HOME HOSTED CRUISE ABOARD HOLLAND AMERICA "WESTERDAM" AUCKLAND TO SYDNEY plus 3 nights Sydney featuring Christmas Day and New Years eve at sea. Verandah midship cabins included.
"WESTERDAM". 82.348 tons. 1,916 passengers.
Visiting TAURANGA, NAPIER, KAIKOURA, LYTTELTON, PORT CHALMERS, FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, HOBART, AND MELBOURNE.
18 Days. Depart Auckland Tuesday 20 December 2022 - return Friday 06 January 2023 (extendable)
(PREFER PRE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN SYDNEY AND CHRISTMAS AT HOME.?
Fly to Sydney Saturday 03 December for 3 nights accommodation and breakfast sailing on "Westerdam" December 06 for Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Port Chalmers, Lyttelton, Kaikoura, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and arrives Auckland 7am December 20).
Day 1. Tuesday. December 20, 2022 AUCKLAND DEPART
Embark aboard "Westerdam" this afternoon and sail at 5pm. Enjoy the views of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.
Day 2. Wednesday. December 21. TAURANGA.
Arrive Tauranga 8am - sail 5pm. Optional tours tro Rotorua or locally.
Day 3. Thursday. December 22. NAPIER
Arrive Napier 12pm - sail 6pm.
Day 4. Friday. December 23. KAIKOURA.
Arrive Kaikoura 10am - sail 6pm. Tender access to shore subject to weather.
Day 5. Saturday. December 24. LYTTELTON (Christchurch)
Arrive Lyttelton 8am - sail 5pm. Shuttle to Christchurch and optional tours available.
Day 6. Sunday. December 25. CRUISING - CHRISTMAS DAY
Full day at sea to enjoy the festivities, fine food, and entertainment for a very special christmas.
Day 7. Monday. December 26. PORT CHALMERS (Dunedin)
Arribe 8am - sail 6pm. Shuttle to Dunedin and optional tours to Otago Peninsula available.
Day 8. Tuesday. December 27. CRUISING FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK.
A day of magniifcent scenery cruising Fiordland, usually Dusky, Doubtful, and Milford Sounds. Visits are subject to weather. No landings.
Day 9. Wednesday. December 28, AT SEA
Day 10. Thursday. December 29. AT SEA
Two days at sea to relax and enjoy all the facilities, restaurants, and entertainment on board.
Day 11. Friday. December 30. HOBART
Arrive Hobart 8am - sail 11pm. Optional tours available.
Day 12. Saturday. December 31. AT SEA - NEW YEARS EVE.
A day at sea to enjoy your ship and get ready to welcome 2023 on the dance floor or on deck under the stars. The midnight buffet is a special challenge!!
Day 13. Sunday. January 01. 2023 MELBOURNE - HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Arrive Melbourtne 8am. Sail 6.30pm Optional tours available
Day 14. Monday. January 02. AT SEA
Final day at sea to enjoy your ship and new found friends.
Day 15. Tuesday, January 03. ARRIVE SYDNEY
Arrive Sydney 7am. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to our 4 star inner city or Darling Harbour hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore.
Day 16. Wednesday January 04. SYDNEY
Day 15. Thursday. January 05. SYDNEY
Two free days to explore Sydney and shop. Optional tours to Blue Mountains, Canberra, etc
Day 16. Friday. January 06. SYDNEY - AUCKLAND
Transfer to the airport for your flight home to Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch