Holland America Line launches 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand cruises - TravelMole

Holland America Line launches 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand cruises

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2024 0


Bookings are now open for Holland America Line’s 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand season.


The 1,924-guest Noordam will operate 14-night voyages from November 2025 to March 2026, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, or between Sydney and Auckland. The programme will showcase a range of iconic cities and sights, as well as scenic cruising in the Milford Sound.


Itineraries comprise:


* ‘Australia and New Zealand’, from Sydney to Auckland, with departures in November, February and March. Calling at Melbourne, Hobart and/or Burnie, Tauranga, Napier and Port Chalmers (Dunedin). Additional New Zealand ports include a combination of Picton, Wellington, Timaru, Lyttelton (Christchurch) and Waitangi. Prices start from £2769pp

* ‘New Zealand Discovery’, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, departing December 7, 2025. Calling at Auckland, Waitangi, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Wellington, Lyttelton (Christchurch) and Port Chalmers (Dunedin). Prices start from £2699pp

* ‘South Australia Discovery Holiday’, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, departing December 21, 2025. Calling at Melbourne, Phillip Island, Eden, Adelaide, Penneshaw, Burnie, Port Arthur and Hobart (late departure). Prices start from £2969pp


All New Zealand itineraries include scenic cruising in the Milford Sound, located within the Fiordland National Park.


Holland America Line is also offering five Collectors’ Voyages, which combine back-to-back, non-repeating itineraries, on Noordam. These range from 28 to 50 days and merge two 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruises, or one 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruise with a ‘Legendary Voyage’ to the South Pacific.


The Collectors’ Voyages comprise:


* 41-day ‘South Pacific Crossing & New Zealand’, from Seattle to Auckland, departing October 12, 2025. Prices start from £7179pp

* 28-day ‘New Zealand & South Australia Discovery’, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, departing December 7, 2025. Prices start from £5529pp

* 42-day ‘South Australia & South Pacific Islands’, from Sydney to Auckland, departing December 21, 2025. Prices start from £7939pp

* 42-day ‘South Pacific Islands & New Zealand’ voyage, sailing roundtrip from Sydney, departing January 4, 2026. Prices start from £7819pp

* 50-day ‘New Zealand & South Pacific Crossing’, from Auckland to Seattle, departing March 1, 2026. Prices start from £8609pp


For a limited time, when guests book select 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand cruises they will benefit from the ‘Have It All Early Booking Bonus’ package, which includes free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and premium Wi-Fi. The package also includes shore excursions (two for 10-20 day cruises, three for 21 days or longer), speciality dining (two for 10-20 days, three for 21 days or longer) and prepaid crew appreciation.


Karen Farndell, Director Sales & Marketing for Holland America Line, said: “Australia and New Zealand are ideal options for travellers looking for global destinations, iconic cities and wild wonders.


“We craft our cruises to showcase the best of each region. With these voyages, guests can immerse themselves in New Zealand in a port-intensive itinerary that also features scenic cruising through Milford Sound, or they can see wildlife including penguins and kangaroos while exploring South Australia.”

Learn more about Holland America Line

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