HAL-Holland America opens 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand season for booking

   February 3, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

HAL-Holland America Line has opened bookings for its Australia and New Zealand season, set to sail from November 2025 to March 2026, offering guests the opportunity to explore the captivating landscapes and diverse cultures of the Land Down Under.

The 14-day itineraries aboard Noordam provide seamless travel between Australia and New Zealand, allowing guests to experience the best destinations in the region while enjoying Holland America Line's renowned service and authentic, localized programming. The introduction of New Collectors' Voyages combines a 2-week cruise with an epic Legendary Voyage to the South Pacific, extending vacation options up to 50 days across multiple cruising regions.

Departing from Sydney, Australia, or sailing between Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand, Holland America Line's Australia and New Zealand cruises offer a variety of highlights for guests to enjoy:

  • All cruises are aboard Noordam.
  • 14-day "Australia and New Zealand" itineraries between Sydney and Auckland, with departures in November, February, and March.
  • 14-day "New Zealand Discovery" roundtrip from Sydney departing on December 7, 2025.
  • 14-day "South Australia Discovery Holiday" roundtrip from Sydney departing on December 21, 2025.
  • All itineraries featuring New Zealand include scenic cruising in the picturesque Milford Sound within Fiordland National Park.

Guests can indulge in the Holland America Line's Global Fresh Fish Program, offering native fresh fish and local ingredients onboard, including New Zealand green-lipped mussels, Tasmanian Atlantic salmon, Sydney rock oysters, and Tasmanian meat pies.

Noordam will host 5 Collectors' Voyages, combining back-to-back, non-repeating itineraries for a seamless exploration of multiple areas:

  • 41-day "South Pacific Crossing & New Zealand" Collectors' Voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Auckland, departing on October 12, 2025.
  • 28-day "New Zealand & South Australia Discovery" Collectors' Voyage roundtrip from Sydney, departing on December 7, 2025.
  • 42-day "South Australia & South Pacific Islands" Collectors' Voyage from Sydney to Auckland, departing on December 21, 2025.
  • 42-day "South Pacific Islands & New Zealand" Collectors' Voyage roundtrip from Sydney, departing on January 4, 2026.
  • 50-day "New Zealand & South Pacific Crossing" Collectors' Voyage from Auckland to Seattle, departing on March 1, 2026.

For a limited time, select 2025-2026 Australia and New Zealand cruises booked with the Have It All premium package include standard package amenities such as shore excursions, specialty dining, a Signature Beverage Package, and Surf Wi-Fi, along with the added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation, and free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi.