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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship Noordam
  • Duration 44 NIGHTS
  • Departure 19 December 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code AUS2242

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EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AT SEA

JUST LAUNCHED FOR 2025

Celebrate Christmas and New Year at sea while voyaging the South Australian coast and the South Pacific Islands.

Enjoy two nights in Sydney before embarking the Noordam for your luxury cruise. After calling in at Phillip Island and Burnie, spend Christmas Day at sea before visiting Adelaide on Boxing Day (Proclamation Day), then explore Kangaroo Island. Celebrate a memorable New Year’s Eve on board, before visiting Melbourne, Eden and Sydney. Enjoy Moreton Island’s Champagne Pools, the Great Barrier Reef at Townsville and the rainforest near Cairns.

You’ll then sail on to explore many of the South Pacific Islands. See local culture at Papua New Guinea’s Alotau. Explore reefs and markets and discover caves and waterfalls on Vanuatu’s islands. Stroll along beaches and around temples and museums in Fiji. In Tonga, spot humpback whales and see New Zealand before disembarking in Auckland.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

42 night full-board cruise on board Noordam

Hotel Stay

2 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney at the Mercure Sydney with breakfast

Outbound Flight, Taxes & Transfers
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing a Signature Suite, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Days 1 - 2
Sydney: Hotel Stay

Begin a two-night stay in the vibrant capital of New South Wales, which captivates with its iconic landmarks, stunning harbour and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Sydney Opera House stands as a symbol of architectural brilliance, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge offers breathtaking views.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Mercure Sydney

Day 3
Sydney: Embark Ship

Embark the beautiful Noordam and discover museum-quality paintings and furnishings. This remarkable ship complements its sumptuous lounges, sun-soaked decks and delicious restaurants with one of the best art collections at sea.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 4
Relax At Sea
Day 5
Phillip Island

Discover the allure of Phillip Island, Victoria. Witness the captivating Penguin Parade, soak in stunning coastal vistas, and encounter enchanting wildlife. Immerse yourself in the island’s natural wonders and coastal charm for an unforgettable experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 6
Burnie

Explore the coastal beauty of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. With its pristine beaches, artistic scene, and welcoming community, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature and local creativity.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 7
Relax At Sea
Day 8
Adelaide

Adelaide is a treasure trove of culture, flavours, and entertainment. Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural and artistic heritage at the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum, or venture to the beach at historic Glenelg.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 9
Kangaroo Island

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Encounter pristine beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. Let this island sanctuary captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 10
Relax At Sea
Day 11
Hobart

With its maritime allure, cultural festivals, and access to wilderness wonders like Bruny Island, Hobart offers an unforgettable blend of urban delights and pristine landscapes, including the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest botanical garden.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 12
Port Arthur

Uncover the haunting beauty of Port Arthur, Tasmania. Immerse yourself in well-preserved ruins, delve into dark history, and feel the echoes of the past. Let captivating landscapes and poignant stories transport you to another time.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 13
Relax At Sea
Day 14
Melbourne

Experience the dynamic allure of Melbourne, Victoria’s cultural capital. Immerse yourself in a vibrant arts scene, indulge in world-class cuisine, and explore hidden laneways. Let Melbourne’s energy and creativity ignite your passion for discovery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 15
Relax At Sea
Day 16
Eden

Eden, New South Wales, unveils coastal splendour on Twofold Bay. Whales, historic sites like the Seahorse Inn, and unspoiled beaches create a serene and scenic escape along Australia’s Sapphire Coast.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 17
Sydney

Unleash your senses in Sydney, New South Wales. Iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and culinary delights await. Let this vibrant city ignite your spirit of exploration and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 18
Relax At Sea
Day 19
Moreton Island

Discover Moreton Island, Queensland’s pristine paradise. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters, wander endless beaches, and explore diverse ecosystems. Let Moreton Island’s natural wonders revive your soul and forge unforgettable memories to treasure forever.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 20
Brisbane

Embrace the lively energy of Brisbane, Queensland. With its sunny climate, riverfront beauty, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to explore the best of Australian urban and outdoor living.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 21
Relax At Sea
Day 22
Townsville

Embrace the tropical paradise of Townsville, Queensland. Bask in golden beaches, explore the Great Barrier Reef, and revel in a vibrant city life infused with local culture and natural wonders.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 23
Cairns

Experience the tropical wonders of Cairns, Queensland. With its stunning Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforests, and vibrant city life, it’s a destination that invites you to connect with nature’s beauty and indulge in unforgettable adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 24
Relax At Sea
Day 25
Alotau

Welcome to Alotau, Papua New Guinea’s hidden gem. Immerse yourself in its rich cultural tapestry, pristine beaches, and vibrant markets. Let Alotau’s warmth and authenticity captivate your heart and create lifelong memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 26
Conflict Island Group

Escape to Conflict Island Group’s pristine paradise. Immerse in turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs, and secluded bliss. Let this untouched beauty ignite your wanderlust, offering a transformative escape into nature’s embrace.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 27
Kiriwina Island

Embark on a journey to the pristine paradise of Kiriwina Island. Bask in its turquoise waters, explore its lush rainforests, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. Let Kiriwina’s untouched beauty create lasting memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 28
Relax At Sea
Day 29
Honiara

Explore Honiara, the vibrant capital of the Solomon Islands. Immerse yourself in its captivating landscapes and profound World War II history. Prepare for an urban boom of enchantment and discovery in this captivating destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 30
Relax At Sea
Day 31
Luganville

Unveil the natural wonders of Luganville, Vanuatu. With its azure waters, coral reefs, and vibrant culture, this tropical paradise offers an escape into the heart of the Pacific, where adventure and serenity converge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 32
Port Vila

Port Vila, Vanuatu: A tropical haven of turquoise waters, lush rainforests, and warm hospitality. Let this idyllic paradise captivate your soul, leaving you with cherished memories that will forever ignite your wanderlust.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 33
Mystery Island (Inyeug)

Embark on an extraordinary journey to Mystery Island (Inyeug). With its untouched beauty, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, this secluded paradise promises an enchanting escape where dreams become reality and memories are etched forever.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 34
Relax At Sea
Day 35
Lautoka

Escape to the tropical paradise of Lautoka, Fiji. Immerse yourself in pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and warm Fijian hospitality. Let the waters and breathtaking sunsets create treasured moments that will stay with you forever.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 36
Suva

Experience the heart of Fiji in Suva. With its blend of Pacific island culture, bustling markets, and colonial history, it’s a city that invites you to embrace the vibrant spirit of the South Pacific.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 37
Dravuni Island

Escape to Dravuni Island, a hidden gem in Fiji’s archipelago. Immerse in turquoise waters, stroll along pristine beaches, and discover the warm hospitality of the locals. Unwind and create cherished memories in paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 38
Relax At Sea
Day 39
Vava'u

Unleash your wanderlust in Vava’u, Tonga’s tropical gem. Dive into azure waters, uncover hidden coves, and marvel at majestic humpback whales. Surrender to pure paradise in this captivating destination of enchantment and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 40
Nuku'alofa

Indulge in the allure of Nuku’alofa, the vibrant capital of Tonga. Immerse yourself in its warm hospitality, explore its historical landmarks, and soak in the pristine beaches, creating cherished memories in this Pacific gem.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Days 41 - 42
Relax At Sea
Day 43
Waitangi

Waitangi, in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, resonates with Maori heritage. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, pristine shores, and cultural experiences offer a captivating blend of history and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 44
Tauranga

Tauranga, a vibrant harbor town where Pacific waves meet bustling streets. Embrace the rhythm of coastal life, forge connections, and chase dreams beneath the New Zealand sun.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Noordam

Day 45
Auckland: Disembark & Make Your Way Home

Today you’ll disembark the ship, your cruise complete.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Noordam

Providing the utmost luxury for over 15 years, this majestic vessel offers an unforgettable experience. Featuring a unique blend of modern elegance and authentic Dutch heritage, this premium cruise ship was designed with comfort in mind, boasting plush cabins and spacious public areas that give passengers plenty of room to explore.

On board Noordam, you will have access to numerous high-end facilities, ranging from several world-class restaurants and a well-stocked library to alluring shops and an adult-only casino. And even when the sun goes down, there is still plenty to do on board Noordam, allowing you to curate your perfect vacation.

Noordam also offers a variety of unparalleled onshore excursions for guests wishing to make the most of the destinations they visit. From snorkelling and kayaking in the pristine waters of the Caribbean to tasting the fine wines of Europe, this remarkable vessel truly offers something for everyone.

  • Occupancy 1972
  • Tonnage 82,897 tons
  • Length 3,071 ft (936.00 m)

Life on board Noordam

Life on board Noordam epitomises luxury and provides the perfect getaway for travellers seeking the optimal balance between adventure and relaxation. On board, guests can participate in various physical activities, or relax and soak in the sunset on one of many decks before indulging in delectable dining.

dining

Noordam takes pride in offering truly exceptional cuisine and the finest wines at sea. With both sophisticated and more relaxed options available on board, there are gastronomic possibilities to suit the tastes of even the fussiest and most discerning guests.

From avantgarde speciality restaurants to casual and modern marketplaces, you can be sure of only the most alluring eateries and the most utterly rewarding culinary experiences on board this impressive Vista-class ship.

  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Canaletto
  • Dive-in
  • Explorations Café
  • 24-hour room service

Facilities

Noordam offers a complement of on-board facilities that has very few rivals for breadth, depth, and sophistication. When you don’t want to compromise with your choice of luxury cruise, and wish to be satisfied whether you are in the mood for active sports or relaxing spa treatments, you can scarcely hope to make a finer choice of cruise ship than Noordam.

  • Library
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Explorations Central
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sport
  • Two pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Nursery
  • Kids Club
  • Holland America Line Navigator
  • Youth Area
  • Shops
  • Laundry

entertainment

Whether you’re on the lookout for the finest in live music and shows, casino action, a sports bar, or interactive games, you can be sure of the remarkable Noordam having the amenities to satisfy you. Noordam offers a practically peerless array of on board entertainment, even after the sun sets, so your days and nights will rush by even quicker than you expect.

  • Casino
  • Step One Dance Company
  • BBC Earth in Concert
  • Billboard Onboard
  • World Stage
  • Pickleball at Sea
  • Theatre
  • Night Club

Cabins and Suites

Accommodation on board Noordam offers every inch of luxury that you would expect from a high-end cruise. So, the only challenge you will have is selecting the stateroom that is perfectly suited to you and any other members of your travelling party. The ship’s world-class suites are equipped with the finest amenities so that you can truly pamper yourself during your downtime on your cruise.

inside Prices from $9,999pp

Holland America Noordam Inside Stateroom

These pleasant and cosy staterooms are equipped with modern and generous amenities so that you can truly spoil yourself during your time on board Noordam. They have ample room for two to four people, and incorporate every feature and perk you could really need for a luxury cruise.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
Cruise Code: AUS2242
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Ocean View Prices from $10,999pp

Holland America Noordam Outside Stateroom

For views of the sea that will utterly entrance you at every stage of your journey, there’s only one thing for it: booking one of Noordam’s Ocean View cabins. Choose between an expansive ocean view, a partial view, or a fully obstructed view in your comfortable and spacious suite.

  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Window
Cruise Code: AUS2242
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Verandah Prices from $14,999pp

Holland America Noordam Balcony Stateroom

Benefitting from plenty of light thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a private verandah, these undeniably luxurious staterooms include a comfortable sitting area and two lower beds which can be converted into one queen-size bed.

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Private bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds convertible to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS2242
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Signature Suite Prices from $19,999pp

Holland America Noordam Suite Stateroom

Offering approximately 372 to 384 square feet of space, Noordam’s Signature Suites simply epitomise luxury. Featuring spacious cabins and contemporary decor, this cabin offers its own private verandah, enabling you to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea every morning, noon, and evening – not a sight you will ever get bored of. The large bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

  • Private bathroom with shower, dual vanity, additional shower, and toilet
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Two beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Sitting area
  • Private veranda
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
Cruise Code: AUS2242
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Your Hotel Stay

Sydney

Included Hotel

Mercure Sydney (Or Similar)

The Mercure Sydney is a stylish and contemporary hotel in the heart of Sydney. With its prime location, it offers easy access to major attractions like Darling Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and the iconic Harbour Bridge. The hotel features modern rooms, equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Enjoy delicious dining options at the on-site restaurant, relax at the rooftop pool, and stay fit at the fitness centre.

Upgrade Available: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney (Or Similar)

Positioned at the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this luxury five-star property is an easy walk from Sydney’s stellar attractions such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and prides itself on its superior levels of Sydney hospitality. The diverse portfolio of 415 guestrooms and suites combine space, style and exceptional comfort, providing the ultimate ambience for your Sydney stay. At the sunshine-filled Croft Restaurant, savour modern farm-to-table cuisine showcasing locally sourced produce, while at Silo Bar, sip a range of locally crafted beers, wines and cocktails. After a day’s sightseeing, relax at the indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and day spa, or work up a sweat at the well-equipped fitness centre.

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