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Christmas Cruise to New Zealand (Sydney Roundtrip, Dec 2023)

Reduced deposits + Onboard credit + Bonus inclusions
Celebrate Christmas and New Year exploring New Zealand’s stunning wilderness while cruising Fjordland National Park and beyond.
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13 Night Cruise Itinerary

Spend two weeks of fun and festivity on the MS Noordam!

Wrapped in holiday festivities, your Christmas & New Year voyage from Sydney includes Fiordland National Park's scenic vistas, Wellington's stunning architecture and historic Waitangi.



Book now and receive FOUR amenities included per person in your Have It All cruise fare.

  • Shore Excursions - US$200 Shore Excursion Credit
  • Drinks Package - Choose from a large selection of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, plus non-alcoholic options like sodas, specialty coffees and more
  • Specialty Dining - Enhance your cruise with 2 nights of award-winning specialty dining at Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto or Tamarind.
  • Wi-Fi - Stay connected throughout your journey. Surf the web, use social media, check email and send messages to friends and family.

P​LUS when you book this cruise with Travel at 60 before 31 March receive up to US $375 onboard credit per cabin & reduced deposits!


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Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Ocean View

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.


Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage shower-heads.

Signature Suite

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

Travel dates


Departing Sydney 20 December 2023

  • Inside cabin from $3,454 per person twin share / $5,057pp sole use*
  • Ocean View cabin from $3,734 per person twin share / $5,561pp sole use*
  • Verandah cabin from $4,814 per person twin share / $8,178pp sole use*
  • Signature Suites from $6,284 per person twin share*
  • N​eptune Suites from $9,534 per person twin share*

Call 1300 414 198 to confirm up-to-date pricing and availability.

*Note: Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate without notice.


  • Dec 20, 2023 - Depart Sydney
  • Dec 21, 2023 - Day At Sea
  • Dec 22, 2023 - Day At Sea
  • Dec 23, 2023 - Waitangi (Bay Of Islands), New Zealand tender required, wheelchair access limited
  • Dec 24, 2023 - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 25, 2023 - Scenic Cruising White Island cruising only
  • Dec 26, 2023 - Napier, New Zealand
  • Dec 27, 2023 - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dec 28, 2023 - Timaru, New Zealand
  • Dec 29, 2023 - Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand
  • Dec 30, 2023 - Cruising Fiordland Natl Park cruise only, scenic cruising subject to weather
  • Dec 31, 2023 - Day At Sea
  • Jan 1, 2024 - Day At Sea
  • Jan 2, 2024 - Disembark Sydney


Does my stateroom have a mini-fridge? 

A mini-fridge is included with all staterooms. Guests who need to refrigerate medication should store it in the ship’s infirmary, as mini-fridges aren’t cold enough for that purpose.

Are there coffee makers in the room? 

Only Neptune and Pinnacle Suites feature in-suite coffee and espresso machines.

Can I extend my cruise vacation?

Yes. Travel at 60 can assist you with arranging a pre-or post-hotel packages that allows you to extend your vacation in either your port of embarkation or debarkation. Some of the world's greatest travel highlights are within reach, both before and after your cruise.

What do I when in port?

You can explore on your own or take a guided tour (referred to as shore excursions). Holland America Line offers a wide variety of shore excursions to fit your lifestyle, ranging from easygoing activities to high adventure. Once you have booked your cruise, you can easily book your shore excursions; we recommend you book early for the best selection.

What should I pack?

Pack as you would for any resort. Cruise vacations are casual by day, whether you're on the ship or ashore. The suggested attire for most evenings is resort casual; slacks and collared shirts for men, and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening-wear for women. On gala nights women usually wear a suit, cocktail dress or gown and men wear a jacket and tie, dark suit, or tuxedo.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Wave Offer: Unless otherwise noted, all elements of the Wave Offer (“Offer”) are available only on Summer 2023–Winter/Spring 2024 cruises/cruisetours and exclude Grand Voyages and any voyage lasting 5 days or less (“Eligible Cruises”) booked between 14 December 2022 and is extended until 31  March  2023 (“Booking Period”). Up to 25% off launch fares is based on the cruise-only launch fare (at the time the fare was first made available for purchase) and includes Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. Once this promotion ends, fares may revert to a higher fare but also may be discounted. Wave Offer has no cash value, is subject to availability, is capacity controlled, may be modified or withdrawn at any time, is available for new bookings only, is not combinable with any other discounts, and is neither transferable nor refundable. Entire Offer ends 28 February 2023. Europe Collectors’ Voyage discount of up to 20% off is applied to the sum of the two applicable sailings. Kids Cruise Free: Guests ages 18 and under (“children”) are eligible to travel free (Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are included) when booked as a 3rd and/or 4th guest on select 2023 and 2024 cruises. Limit up to two free children per eligible booking. Kids Cruise Free rates are available only when booked with promotion code Z3* with a 1st/2nd guest booking with promotion code VV*. Reduced Deposit is a reduced per-person booking deposit available on new bookings only on select cruises and cruisetours booked outside of the final payment date. Balance is due on final payment due date, 90 days prior to sailing (unless otherwise stated). Offer is available only on select cruises and cruisetours unless sold out or otherwise withdrawn. Standard refund and cancellation conditions apply. Onboard Credit Kicker through this offer is available in the following amounts: US$100 per person (US$200 per stateroom) for guests booked on a 6- to 9-day cruise; US$150 per person (US$300 per stateroom) for guests booked on an Alaska cruisetour or 10- to 20-day cruise; US$200 per person (US$400 per stateroom) for guests booked on a 21+ day cruise. Limit: One (1) Onboard Credit per guest. Onboard Credit is in USD, is neither refundable nor transferable, and has no cash value. Onboard Credit expires at the end of the Eligible Cruise and may not be used in the Casino or on any other specified fees or items. Onboard Credit Kicker offer ends 31 March 2023. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands. To be read in conjunction with the Holland America Line Cruise Contract, available at, by which guests will be bound. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as Carnival Australia ABN 23 107 998 443 as agent for Holland America Line. Terms and conditions available at