New Zealand has long been a favourite destination for Australian cruisers. Now you can embark on Holland America Line’s award-winning Westerdam from Sydney calling at Melbourne, Hobart then crossing the Tasman Sea to the coastal wonders of the Land of the Long White Cloud.

You will delve into the natural treasures of NZ during your unforgettable, 15-night voyage departing December 2022 to March 2023.

New Zealand Fiords and mountains

Imagine Holidays has put together this wonderful 15 nights itinerary with prices starting from $1799 per person with great savings of up to $1300* per couple for multiple dates.

Just call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.

Your first port of call is Melbourne brimming with world-class dining and renowned for its coffee-and-café culture. You will then sail across the Bass Straits to call at charming Hobart with its great gourmet food scene before cruising the Tasman Sea to take in the phenomenal beauty of the Fiords in Milford Sound where mountain peaks are reflected in mirror-smooth waters.

Lyttelton Harbor from Christchurch

Next up is Dunedin, home to the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, followed by Christchurch – one of the world’s most unique destinations combining urban regeneration with heritage charm.

Heading north, nature lovers will be consumed with delight when visiting unspoilt Kaikoura where they can watch whales, seals, dolphins and rare birds, up-close and personal.

View of Wellington from the cable car

Then Westerdam will cruise to Wellington, famous for its quirky cafes and gourmet restaurants then Napier home to some of the amazing art deco architecture and oldest wineries in the country.

You will cruise by Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui as you glide into Tauranga before ending your cruise at Auckland.

In the capital city you will enjoy a one-night hotel stay to enjoy Auckland’s heady mix of modern skyscrapers against a backdrop of a dormant volcano, beautiful black-sand beaches and wonderful hiking trails around Mount Eden.

Colourful bathing huts on Brighton Beach

Holland America’s Westerdam is an elegant ship is best suited for those looking for a leisurely pace of life at sea. It has a breath of interesting activities and high-quality dining options. There’s the Pinnacle Grill for fine dining, Pan-Asian cuisine at Tamarind or try the hot favourite burger and fries at the Lido by the pool. You will be spoilt for choice for after-dinner entertainment from classical performances at the Lincoln Centre Stage, rock-n-roll in BB King’s to rowdy sing-along sessions of your favourite radio hits at Billboard Onboard.

If you fancy unwinding with a good book, you can always check out the ship’s extensive library at the Explorations Café Bar with fabulous sea views.

Your holiday includes:

  • 14-night full board cruise onboard Westerdam
  • One night four-star hotel stay in Auckland with breakfast
  • All flights & taxes.

This is your chance to take in the breathtaking natural wonders of NZ from its Fiords to its mountains.

To book call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.

Prices, ship & itinerary is based on 6 December 2022 departure

*Savings are based on booking an Inside cabin 6 December 2022 departure

T&C apply.