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16 Day New Zealand Christmas Cruise

  • Sail across the Tasman from Auckland to Sydney
  • Discover Wellington, Fiordland National Park & more
Includes one-way international flight

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s about to get even better with this 16-day package over the festive season. Go across the Tasman and back again, experiencing the unique beauty and scenery of New Zealand and Australia along the way. You might even see Santa Claus on board...

Begin in Auckland, where you’ll board a 14-night Holland America cruise aboard the ‘Noordam’ ship in the stunning Auckland Harbour. Dock in the Port of Tauranga to see the famous white beaches of Mount Maunganui; explore the gorgeous French-influenced port town of Akaroa; get a taste of Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’; cruise into Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds; see the architecture of Napier, a gateway to Hawke’s Bay; and enjoy Christmas Day on board with an extra-special lunchtime feast. Then take in the beautiful city of Hobart on New Year’s Eve, experience the World Heritage Site of Port Arthur and see the enchanting port town of Eden on the Sapphire Coast before arriving in Sydney.

Package includes a one-way international flight, cruise, one night pre-cruise accommodation in Auckland, 42 meals and more!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane for Auckland, New Zealand! Fly with Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival, make your own way to your conveniently located hotel just off Auckland's Queen Street. After check in, enjoy spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Auckland.

Please note: SkyBus operates a bus service from Auckland Airport to Queen Street every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes approx. 40 minutes.

Overnight: Ascotia Off Queen, Auckland City
Meals included: None

Today, make your own way to the Auckland Viaduct Basin (approx. 25 minute walk, or 10 minute taxi) where you will embark Holland America's ‘Noordam’ ship in stunning Auckland Harbour. The ship will depart and sail from the harbour at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

Today dock in the Port of Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty. Close by are Mount Maunganui’s outstanding white beaches, coastal entertainment and a shopping precinct. The Bay offers vibrant Maori culture, scenic drives and great dining options.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Napier's top drawcard for visitors is its architecture, dominated by the distinctive Art Deco style used to rebuild the city after the destructive 1921 earthquake. The port is also a gateway to exploring the Maori heritage, Cape Kidnappers and the wildlife of Hawke's Bay, as well as the many excellent vineyards and wineries in the region.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spend today exploring Wellington’s inner city streets, packed with cafes, street art and sculptures. Impressive public buildings, including the National Museum of New Zealand ‘Te Papa’, contour the streets of this ‘little’ capital city. Wander along Oriental Bay, the scenic waterfront or take the track up to Mount Victoria for 360-degree vistas including the harbour, cruise port and Marlborough to the south.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Merry Christmas! Enjoy Christmas Day onboard this amazing ship. Meet Santa onboard and indulge in a spectacular spread during Christmas lunch.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Akaroa is the largest township nestled into Banks Peninsula on the Canterbury Coast. French in influence, Akaroa is surrounded by clear seas, home to the endearing Hector’s Dolphin, as well as seals and penguins. The Peninsula has long been home to vineyards and farms, with many artisan's outlets, stores and restaurants for visitors.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Dock today in Port Chalmers and enjoy the scenic, winding road around Otago Harbour into Dunedin. Heavily influenced by the Scots who settled the area, Dunedin has a European feel and the oldest parts of the city were modelled directly on Edinburgh. Day trips are plentiful in the region, including harbour boat rides, city tours and the enormously popular vintage Taieri Gorge scenic train (not included).

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today the ship cruises through the famous fjords of the South Island, starting in outstanding Dusky Sound, with its misty densely bush-covered sides. Then Doubtful Sound unfolds, still and uniquely comprised of both fresh and seawater eco-systems, due to the huge amount of rainwater that streams into the Sound from the abundant waterfalls. Finally, sail into Milford Sound, overshadowed by huge dramatic cliffs, often with snow visible on the nearby mountain peaks.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive this morning in Tasmania’s capital, Hobart. Enjoy your day relaxing or alternatively take the time to explore the striking Georgian and Federation structures throughout the city, discovering Hobart’s world-famous food scene, with outstanding local produce and seafood. Tonight the New Year’s Eve celebrations kick off! You will have the choice to celebrate in the city of Hobart or join the party onboard the ship around the pool (weather permitting).

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning at 4:00am the ship will depart to the southern tip of the territory to Port Arthur, arriving at around 8:00am. Originally settled in the 1800s as a penal colony, the famous prison is now a World Heritage Site and allows for a fascinating day trip (entry not included). The stunning Tasman Peninsula is also home to the Tasmanian Devil Park (entry not included), vast sea cliffs and many beautiful, isolated bays and beaches.

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Eden is a port town located on the Sapphire Coast (southern coast of NSW). The port is approx. 480km south of the state's capital Sydney and is the state’s southernmost town, located between Nullica and Calle Calle Bay. Spend the day exploring the small town or perhaps visit an oyster farm or the Killer Whale Museum, home to one of the only orca skeletons in the world (not included).

Overnight: Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark the ship and make your way back home after what has been a Christmas and New Year’s Eve to remember.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Sail across the Tasman to Australia
  • Explore New Zealand’s vibrant capital, Wellington
  • Visit the French-influenced town of Akaroa
  • Discover Napier’s arty architecture
  • See Mt Maunganui's outstanding white beaches while docked in Tauranga
  • Visit Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the south’
  • Cruise into the stunning Dusky and Doubtful Sounds on the remote West Coast
  • Be awe-struck by the beauty of Milford Sound
  • Get into the festive spirit and enjoy Christmas while cruising
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Hobart
  • Enjoy a day to explore in Hobart
  • One-way international flight (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE to Auckland, New Zealand
  • 14 night Trans-Tasman cruise with Holland America Cruises
  • Sail aboard the 4.5 star Holland America ‘Noordam’ ship
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Enjoy 42 meals onboard the ship including a Christmas Lunch feast
  • Port and cruise taxes and surcharges

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
  
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
  
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
  
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 20th of December 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
 
Inside: $1900
Ocean View: $2100
Balcony: $2200
Suite: $3000
 
Departure Dates
20th December 2019
  
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane



Full-Service Airline(s) Used


Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, China Airlines, Latam Airlines and any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One-way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Auckland, New Zealand
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  
Stay behind in Sydney, Australia
Not Applicable
  
Stopover Packages
Not Available
  
Flight Class Upgrades
Available on request
Please note: If you wish to purchase a flight class upgrade please call our friendly Reservations Team on 135 777. All upgrades are subject to availability.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Auckland: Ascotia Off Queen or similar

 

Cruise:

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Holland America Cruise Line ‘Noordam’ ship

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed no later than two weeks prior to travel.

  

Extra Nights
Not Available
  
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
 
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not Available
  
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required in New Zealand if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants onboard cruise)
- Cruise gratuities/tipping: $14.50 USD per person, per day will be charged to your onboard account. A 20% gratuity will also be added to items purchased on board.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Airport and cruise transfers
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however, they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
New Zealand/Australia:
The Tasman Sea and New Zealand have temperate and sunny weather in December - January. Average temperatures range from 10 to 25 degrees celsius. Expect temperatures to rise to high 20s-low 30s the further north towards Sydney the ship travels.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
TOUR
Meals:
42 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Holland America is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at $14.50 per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

  

•   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
•   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.