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Australian Circumnavigation & Tasman Sea Explorer

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: MS Maasdam
Date: 21 October 2017
Duration: 37 nights
Ports of call: Sydney, Australia | Brisbane | Hamilton Island, Whitsundays | Cairns | Ribbon Reefs | Darwin, Australia | Komodo Island | Benoa/Bali | Exmouth | Fremantle | Albany | Adelaide | Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island | Melbourne | Burnie, Tasmania | Hobart | Port Arthur, Tasmania | Sydney, Australia | Tauranga | Auckland
Cruise Only Fly Cruise
Inside £5,038 £CALL
Outside £5,278 £CALL
Balcony £CALL £CALL
Suite £10,598 £CALL

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Club HAL Gameroom Club HAL Gameroom
Club HAL Club HAL
Crow's Nest Lounge Crow's Nest Lounge
Culinary Arts Center Culinary Arts Center
Explorations Café Explorations Café
Dining Room Dining Room
Fitness Center Fitness Center
Casino Casino
Lido Pool Lido Pool
Lido Restaurant Lido Restaurant
Piano Bar Piano Bar
Pinnacle Grill Pinnacle Grill
Rembrandt Show Lounge Rembrandt Show Lounge
Thermal Suite Thermal Suite
Atrium Atrium
Canaletto Restaurant Canaletto Restaurant
Mix, Ales & Spirits Mix, Ales & Spirits
Mix, Champagne Mix, Champagne
Mix, Martini Mix, Martini
MS Maasdam MS Maasdam
 
Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Sydney, Australia
First came the Aborigines, 50,000 years ago; then 759 British convicts, followed by a wave of military settlers known as the Rum Corps. The result: Sydney's bold, egalitarian charm. History, opera, opals and koalas are all here. Sample shore excursions: Cruising Sydney Harbour; Harbour Bridge Climb & The Rocks; A Touch of Aussie Wildlife.
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Sat 21 Oct 2017 18:00
2 At Sea
Sun 22 Oct 2017 Sun 22 Oct 2017
3 Brisbane
Once a harsh penal settlement, Brisbane is now Queensland's dynamic capital city. A blend of steel and glass defines the skyline, while riverside delights - botanical gardens, promenades, cafes and markets - mesmerize at eye level. Sample shore excursions: Brisbane Sights & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Mon 23 Oct 2017 08:00 Mon 23 Oct 2017 18:00
4 At Sea
Tue 24 Oct 2017 Tue 24 Oct 2017
5 Hamilton Island, Whitsundays
One of the Whitsunday Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island features coral reefs, sparkling beaches and clear blue-green waters. Take an excursion to view the wonders of the reef or visit the Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience and see kangaroos, koalas, wombats and crocodiles up close. Or simply wander the soft sand beaches and take in the tropical views. Sample shore excursions: Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Knuckle Reef; Sail the Whitsundays.
Wed 25 Oct 2017 08:00 Wed 25 Oct 2017 18:00
6 At Sea
Thu 26 Oct 2017 Thu 26 Oct 2017
7 Cairns
Warning: You may go "troppo" in Cairns, where lush rain forests run all the way down to the sea and jewel-toned fishes and giant, coral-encrusted clams populate the Great Barrier Reef. Sample shore excursions: Evening Aussie Rain Forest Experience; Scenic Jungle Train & Australian Wildlife.
Fri 27 Oct 2017 08:00 Fri 27 Oct 2017 18:00
8 Great Barrier Reef
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017
8 Sunrise at Lizard Island
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017
8 The Ribbon Reef Region
Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sat 28 Oct 2017
9 Great Barrier Reef
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
9 The Far North Region
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
9 The Torres Strait
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
9 Sunset at Booby Island
Sun 29 Oct 2017 Sun 29 Oct 2017
10 At Sea
Mon 30 Oct 2017 Mon 30 Oct 2017
11 Darwin
Your chance to experience Kakadu National Park, a huge, pristine sweep of aboriginal land teeming with crocodiles, water buffalo, the water-walking Jesus bird. Its delicate cave paintings date back an incredible 20,000 years. Sample shore excursions: Jumping Crocodile Cruise; Kakadu National Park Adventure.
Tue 31 Oct 2017 08:00 Tue 31 Oct 2017 18:00
12 At Sea
Wed 01 Nov 2017 Wed 01 Nov 2017
13 At Sea
Thu 02 Nov 2017 Thu 02 Nov 2017
14 Komodo Island
One of more than 17,000 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia, Komodo Island is most famous for its resident Komodo Dragons. The remnant of a once widespread ancient order of monitor lizards, this giant reptile often measures up to 11 feet in length and can weigh more than 300 pounds. Komodo Island is volcanic in origin, with dramatic landscapes of craggy mountains, deep canyons, savannahs and rain forests. Sample shore excursions: Komodo Island Trek.
Fri 03 Nov 2017 07:00 Fri 03 Nov 2017 14:00
15 Benoa (Denpasar)
Sat 04 Nov 2017 08:00 Sat 04 Nov 2017 18:00
16 At Sea
Sun 05 Nov 2017 Sun 05 Nov 2017
17 At Sea
Mon 06 Nov 2017 Mon 06 Nov 2017
18 Exmouth
Located on the North West Cape of Western Australia, the port of Exmouth is home to the wonders of Ningaloo Reef. Ningaloo Marine Park boasts hundreds of miles of beach fringed coast, where you can watch dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and more. Away from the beach you’ll find an Outback range with caves and red rock gorges to explore. Sample shore excursions: Western Australia Scenic Beauty; Snorkel Ningaloo Reef; Top of the Range: Cape Range National Park.
Tue 07 Nov 2017 08:00 Tue 07 Nov 2017 17:00
19 At Sea
Wed 08 Nov 2017 Wed 08 Nov 2017
20 Fremantle (Perth)
Located between the Indian Ocean and Australia's famed Outback, Perth and Fremantle are rich in Aboriginal and British colonial history. Explore historic Fremantle and modern Perth; visit the Swan Valley region for vineyard tours and witness koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat; and travel to the Outback and watch a desert sunrise over Ayers Rock. Sample shore excursions: Perth & Fremantle Highlights; Vines & Wines; Ayers Rock, the Olgas & the Outback Overland Adventure.
Thu 09 Nov 2017 12:00 Thu 09 Nov 2017
21 Fremantle (Perth)
Located between the Indian Ocean and Australia's famed Outback, Perth and Fremantle are rich in Aboriginal and British colonial history. Explore historic Fremantle and modern Perth; visit the Swan Valley region for vineyard tours and witness koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat; and travel to the Outback and watch a desert sunrise over Ayers Rock. Sample shore excursions: Perth & Fremantle Highlights; Vines & Wines; Ayers Rock, the Olgas & the Outback Overland Adventure.
Fri 10 Nov 2017 Fri 10 Nov 2017 13:00
22 Albany
Sat 11 Nov 2017 12:00 Sat 11 Nov 2017 18:00
23 At Sea
Sun 12 Nov 2017 Sun 12 Nov 2017
24 At Sea
Mon 13 Nov 2017 Mon 13 Nov 2017
25 Adelaide
Tue 14 Nov 2017 08:00 Tue 14 Nov 2017 23:59
26 Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island
Wed 15 Nov 2017 07:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017 18:00
27 At Sea
Thu 16 Nov 2017 Thu 16 Nov 2017
28 Melbourne
A genteel city of Victorian buildings, verdant parks and a vibrant multicultural heart full of galleries, restaurants, fashionable boutiques - no wonder Melbourne has been named the planet's most livable city. Sample shore excursions: Melbourne Highlights; Blue Dandenongs, Birds & Olinda Village; Melbourne Past & Present.
Fri 17 Nov 2017 08:00 Fri 17 Nov 2017
29 Burnie
On "Tiny Tassie," as the Aussies affectionately call Tasmania, find flora and fauna unique to the island: the infamous Tasmanian devil, the platypus, Huon pines more than 2,000 years old. Sample shore excursions: Gunns Plains Cave & Wildlife; Panoramic Coastal Journey.
Sat 18 Nov 2017 08:00 Sat 18 Nov 2017 16:00
30 Hobart
The capital of Tasmania, Hobart lies along the Derwent River and is dominated by the breathtaking Mount Wellington. Stroll the harbor side docks to browse artist studios, relax at a local café, and visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Nearby, sample the famous wines of Coal River Valley or view the magnificent cliffs of Port Arthur. Sample shore excursions: Hobart Vistas & Botanical Garden; Bonorong Wildlife Park; Colonials and Convicts.
Sun 19 Nov 2017 14:00 Sun 19 Nov 2017 23:00
31 Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia and one of the country’s most visited heritage attractions. Take a drive down Arthur Highway which forms part of the Convict Trail Touring Route and passes through breathtaking seascapes, rolling farmlands and little villages, vineyards, artists studios and sweeping bays.
Mon 20 Nov 2017 07:00 Mon 20 Nov 2017 15:00
32 At Sea
Tue 21 Nov 2017 Tue 21 Nov 2017
33 Sydney, Australia
First came the Aborigines, 50,000 years ago; then 759 British convicts, followed by a wave of military settlers known as the Rum Corps. The result: Sydney's bold, egalitarian charm. History, opera, opals and koalas are all here. Sample shore excursions: Cruising Sydney Harbour; Harbour Bridge Climb & The Rocks; A Touch of Aussie Wildlife.
Wed 22 Nov 2017 07:00 Wed 22 Nov 2017 18:00
34 At Sea
Thu 23 Nov 2017 Thu 23 Nov 2017
35 At Sea
Fri 24 Nov 2017 Fri 24 Nov 2017
36 At Sea
Sat 25 Nov 2017 Sat 25 Nov 2017
37 Tauranga (Rotorua)
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. Sample shore excursions: Fascinating Rotorua; Longridge Park & Jetboat Ride; Maori Marae Visit.
Sun 26 Nov 2017 08:00 Sun 26 Nov 2017 18:00
38 Auckland
Set between two sparkling harbors, the "City of Sails" boasts the greatest number of boats per capita of any city in the world. (One, Black Magic, won the 1995 America s Cup!) Here, too, are beautiful beaches, expansive parks, fascinating Polynesian culture. Sample shore excursions: Highlights of Auckland; Coast to Coast.
Mon 27 Nov 2017 08:00 Mon 27 Nov 2017
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