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

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)

On board ship you can be as sociable or chill out as you wish. Join the group for meals and activities or choose your own, or relax in the library or spa. The choice is yours.

Tour cost per person

2 per cabin    $

Single cabin   $

 

Tour cost includes:

** 14 nights aboard "Westerdam" including all meals and entertainment.

** Arrival and departure transfers in Sydney

** 3 nights 4 star hotel including breakfast in Sydney

**  Air New Zealand Economy Plus air fare Sydney to Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch.

 

You are welcome to stay longer in Sydney and arrange your onw return if you wish. Explore more of Sydney or Australia.

 

MORE CRUISING?

Westerdam departs Sydney January 03 for Newcastle, Airlie Beach, Cairns, cruising Great Barrier Reef, and Torres Strait,Darwin, Komodo Island, Lombok, Bali, and arrives Singapore January 19.

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