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Noordam, Pacific Treasures, Australia & NZ Collector ex Sydney to Auckland

Ship: Noordam View ship details

Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Selected Sailing Date: 14 Jan 2019

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Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single
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Cruise Description

28 Night Cruise sailing from Sydney to Auckland aboard Noordam.

Named for the Northern compass point, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod® propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.

On board ms Noordam you will discover museum-quality paintings such as an oil painting of the city of Utrecht painted in 1842, as well as contemporary art like the series of photographs of music greats Dizzy Gillespie and BB King. One of the most valuable pieces of furniture on board the ship is a remarkable inlaid chest flanked by carved wooden 17th-century Baroque columns. Made in Germany in 1885, the chest is inlaid with ebony and precious stones. Enjoy an onboard IPod® self-guided tour of the complete ms Noordam art collection. The ms Noordam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements.

Highlights of this cruise:

Sydney
Sydney is both timeless and protean. You'll meet with 50,000 years of Aboriginal history, and changes brought by the delivery of British convicts and the Rum Corps settlers. See a botanical wunderkammer eons in the making and feel the electric now-ness of one of the world's great cities. A cruise to Sydney with Holland America Line will bring you opera, here, as well as opals and koalas. The strands of culture and nature and art all braid together to form Sydney's brilliant, rugged transcendence.

Kuto, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia
Located in southern Melanesia, sleepy Île des Pins is paradise found. White sand beaches, clear turquoise lagoons and a lush landscape of rainforests ensure relaxation. Named by Captain James Cook in 1774, archaeological excavations on the island have revealed settlements dating back 4000 years. While there, explore the limestone cave known as Devil’s Grotto or just marvel at the island’s unspoiled beauty.

Lifou, New Caledonia
Lifou is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune of Lifou is made up of Lifou Island, the largest and most heavily populated of the Loyalty Islands, its smaller neighbour Tiga Island, and several uninhabited islets in between these two. All these islands lie among the Loyalty Islands, 190 km to the northeast of New Caledonia's mainland. The town of Wé
on Lifou Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Lifou as well as the provincial seat of the Islands Province.

Lifou is known for its limestone caves, white sands and rich coral reefs. Inland, it is covered in dense tropical forest, while the east and west coast are banked by steep cliffs, with limestone caves and fine sandy beaches.

Attractions on Lifou include the caves on the south coast of Lifou, as well as a marine turtle park at the Bay of Wanda. In the north, the cliffs of Joking are a popular attraction. Good swimming beaches include Chateaubriand, Santal and Sandalwood, and there is excellent diving and game fishing in the waters around Lifou.

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu, situated on the south coast of the island of Efate. It has the country's most important harbour and airport, Bauerfield International, making it the nation's economic and commercial centre. During World War II, Port Vila was an American and Australian airbase. In 1987, a cyclone severely damaged the city.

Free of skyscraper office blocks, Port Vila is set within a magnificent natural harbour. It is a charming potpourri of cultures, blending elements of Melanesian, English, French and Chinese tastes. Its Cultural Center has one of the most extensive Pacific artifact collections in the world. There are also plenty of opportunities for active visitors, especially those interested in watersports.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu
Mystery Island is one of the most southern islands of the Vanuatu group. It sits off the bigger island of Tanna on the southern tip of Vanuatu. There are golden beaches, palm trees and a coral reef with thousands of fish.

The island is uninhabited except for the visiting cruise ship passengers who come to swim, snorkel and purchase shells and goods sold by locals from nearby Tanna island.

Noumea, New Caledonia
Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre. It is one of the most westernized cities in the Pacific islands, and while the city itself is not attractive, there are some beautiful beaches on its outskirts.

Attractions in Nouméa include a stroll along the Place des Cocotiers, the local produce market and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, located 20mins from the city. The focal point of the city is Coconut Park with its attractive colonial houses and beautiful hibiscus and bougainvilleas. The marina is worth a visit and there are attractive beaches at Anse Vata, Baie des Citrons and at Pointe Magnin.

Melbourne
Melbourne is consistently voted one of the world's most livable cities—and for good reason. This is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museums, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets and bars. It's renowned for its sporting culture, home to the esteemed Melbourne Cricket Ground and Australian rules football teams. The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden bars and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. It’s a melting pot of cultures and a city of gourmands who demand excellent food and find it everywhere—from modern Australian cuisine and delicious Asian fusion fare to low-key cafés serving the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.If you want to leave the city, Melbourne is the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries and spectacular coastline sights. Visit the famous penguins at nearby Phillip Island or feast on local produce in the picture-perfect Yarra Valley. Wherever you go in and around Melbourne, you’ll be sure to understand why so many choose to call this beautiful corner of the world home.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
If you've ever been to Edinburgh, a cruise to Dunedin with Holland America Line may give you deja vu. The word “Dunedin” comes from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, Dùn Èideann. Similarities to Scotland’s capital don’t end with the name, even though the two cities are as geographically distant from one another as they can be. Englishman Charles Kettle, the city’s original surveyor, gave instructions for builders to reproduce characteristics of the much-admired New Town precinct of Edinburgh. And a number of restaurants honor the city’s Scottish heritage, featuring items such as haggis, Cullen skink, and whiskey.

Tauranga
Site of fierce Maori wars, Tauranga today is a peaceful city in the heart of kiwifruit-growing country. Farther afield: Rotorua, with its spouting geysers and bubbling mud pools, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and nocturnal kiwi houses.

Auckland
There is a point on the North Island of New Zealand where the land narrows to a thin strip between the islanded peninsula to the north and the mountainous, caved-addled terrain away south. On one side is Waitemata Harbour, on another is Manukau Harbour, and there are mountain ranges to the southeast and west. On this spot stands Auckland, one of the loveliest cities in the world, and according to many surveys, one of its most livable. Many of the old volcanoes that formed the terrain of the area are now grassy, hilly parks. Cruise visitors can climb one – Mount Eden, North Head, or One Tree Hill, say – and look toward the water. See why it's called the City of Sails?