£2599pp—Cruise Australia & New Zealand, inc flights & stays

Chanelle Allen
Deal Expert
Be one of the first 20 to book for a free upgrade to an Outside Cabin

Why We Love This Deal

Towering fjords, world-famous beaches, and quaint seaside towns await on this 18-night cruise-and-stay holiday. Sail north to south along New Zealand's east coast, before crossing to Australia. Go in late summer or early spring, and save £1118 compared to booking it yourself.

What's included

  • Return flights, with checked baggage
  • Private airport transfers
  • Two nights at Auckland City Hotel, in a Standard Room, with breakfast
  • 14-night cruise on Westerdam, in an Inside Cabin
  • All onboard meals and credit up to USD $100
  • Two nights at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, in a Standard Room, with breakfast

The first 20 bookings will receive a free upgrade to an Outside Cabin. Bookings after that can upgrade from £99 per person.

Fly from London Heathrow on 12 March, 2025. 27 February, 2025 is also available, but operates in reverse (Sydney to Auckland).

Additional departures are available from £2699 per person on select dates January–February, 2025; from £2799 per person on select dates in November 2025, and February 2026.


For more information and a full calendar of dates from each airport, see our partner's websiteCall 0203 026 2099 to book this deal. 

Begin with two nights in Auckland, New Zealand, just around the corner from the Sky Tower. Wander to the waterfront for dinner and a drink, or plan a day trip over to Waiheke Island's wineries. 

Then, board Westerdam for a 14-night cruise, calling at:

  • Tauranga... climb the nearby Mount Maunganui for panoramic views overlooking the beach. Cool off in the surf after your hike, or wander through the laidback beach town and its boutique shops. 
  • Napier... discover the city's architectural charm, wine culture, and coastal beauty. Admire beautifully-restored Art Deco buildings, or book a wine-tasting tour (at your own cost) of the wider regionbest known for its red blends and chardonnay.
  • Wellington... New Zealand's capital has a thriving arts and culture scene. Grab a coffee and stroll along Oriental Bay, shop along Cuba Street, and pay a visit to Wētā Workshop exhibitions at Te Papa Museum.
  • Picton... a picturesque seaside town at the top of the South Island. Dolphin watching, kayaking, and mountain biking are popular outdoor activities to try.
  • Lyttelton... where artists gather alongside port workers in effortlessly cool bars and restaurants. Discover secluded coves, local art galleries, and artisanal treats.
  • Port Chalmers... serves as the main port of the city of Dunedin—where you can see the Scottish heritage in Larnach Castle, sip on a locally brewed beer, and spot the diverse birdlife.
  • Fiordland National Park... known for the glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful and Milford sounds. Admire cascading waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and ancient rainforests clinging to the mountains.
  • Hobart... this is your first Australian port—learn of Hobarts history while strolling the sculpture trail. Then, opt to take the ferry (at your own cost) to Bruny Island to go on a bush walk, or to enjoy farm-to-table dining.
  • Melbourne... a lush and vibrant city with colourful laneways, hidden bars, historic arcades, artsy cafes, and fashion boutiques to fill your suitcases. 
  • Sydney... disembark the ship and spend two nights at a central hotel—a short walk from Hyde Park. See iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Head over to the coast, where you'll find the world-famous Bondi Beach. 

About the ship
Holland America Line's Westerdam is a mid-sized ship with a capacity of 1916 passengers. 

Spend your time at sea making the most of the ship’s amenitiesfit for explorers, foodies, and music lovers alike. Take a dip in the Lido Pool, no matter the weather, thanks to its retractable roof. Or, soak up the sun and sights from the Sea View Pool at the aft of the ship.

Those looking to relax can rejuvenate with a treatment at Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Those looking to stay active can play a friendly game of Pickleball. There’s also a kids’ club for those cruising as a family.

Dine at one of the ship’s five restaurants before catching a show at the World Stage, trying your luck at the casino, or dancing at the Rolling Stone Lounge.

Other options

  • Upgrade to an Outside Cabin from an extra £99 per person
  • Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from an extra £599 per person
  • Upgrade to a Suite from an extra £999 per person

Transfers & baggage
Airport transfers and checked bags included.

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When You Can Go

27 Feb; 12 Mar, 2025



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