HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Spice Isl &
Pacific Odyssey FLY + CRUISE + HOTELS + BONUS OFFER: Fly to Singapore, shop and sightsee, then enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Auckland via diverse ports of call

  • Departs: Thursday, 7th March 2019
  • Ship: Maasdam
  • Cruise line: Holland America Line
  • Special is valid from: 8th October 2018
  • Book by: 31st October 2018

Special Inclusions

Price includes:
Economy Class airfare Auckland to Singapore flying Singapore Airlines
2 nights accomodation in Singapore
38 night cruise Singapore to Auckland onboard Maasdam
All meals and entertainment onboard

Your Bonus:
* US$300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
* Enjoy dinner for 2 at Pinnacle Grill onboard, Holland America Line's specialty steak restaurant

TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Prices include return Economy Class airfares flying Singapore Airlines including all known prepayable taxes and levies. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Cruise Gratuities additional. Price includes all discounts. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions. Must be booked by 31 October 2018. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 05 October 2018 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 31 October 2018 unless sold prior.

Cruise Description

38 Night Cruise sailing from Singapore to Auckland aboard Maasdam.

Named for the Maas River in the Netherlands, the ms Maasdam is the fifth ship in Holland America Line's 135-year history to bear the name. At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort. Many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each suite has a private verandah.

Featuring an interior motif that pays homage to the historical Dutch East and West India companies of the 17th through 19th centuries, the centerpiece of this elegant ship features Luciano Vistosi's "Totem," a monumental sculpture using nearly 2,000 glimmering pieces of glass, prominently displayed in a soaring three-story atrium. Other intriguing art featured on the ms Maasdam are two abstract murals painted especially for the Rotterdam Dining Room and a collection of seven iron teapots and a charcoal brazier from Japan, which date from the end of Edo period.

Highlights of this cruise:

Singapore
It's an island city-state, a World War II battleground, a global economic superstar, and a crossroads of the world. Cruise to Singapore with Holland America Line and in the space of a few hours you can relax in a Chinese teahouse, purchase a colorful sari in Little India and visit the gold-domed Sultan Mosque.

Unjung Pandang
Unjung Pandang (Makassar) is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the largest city on Sulawesi Island. The port city is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait.

Unjung Pandang is home to the Trans Kalla—the biggest indoor theme park in Southeast Asia and third largest in the world. Beside the Theme Park, it also has a tourist resort, a marina, a bank office, and a shopping center which will be completed around 2012. The theme park is located in Tanjung Bunga. Other attractions include Fort Roterdam, an old fortress from Sulawesi’s Time as a Dutch colony.

Cairns
Cairns is the gateway to tropical north Queensland and is a popular travel destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is only one-and-a-half hours away by boat. The Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130km north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It is also a starting point for people wanting to explore Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.

Cairns city itself is a modern, sophisticated city in the heart of the tropical north, with international standard restaurants, boutique shopping, modern art galleries and classy nightclubs to keep visitors entertained. Cairns also boasts outstanding hotels, offshore island resorts, big Reef-cruise catamarans in the harbor, and too many souvenir shops. The only beach right in town is a man-made 4,000-sq.-m saltwater lagoon and artificial beach on the Esplanade.

Alotau
Alotau is the capital of the Milne Bay Province, which lies at the most south-eastern tip of PNG. It is a very scenic town on the north shore of Milne Bay. It is a quiet, friendly provincial town, and operates successfully as a scuba diving base.

Ecotourism is being developed here focusing on the rainforest, trekking, bird watching, bat caving, fishing, diving, snorkelling, war sites, surfing and cultural sites of interest. The province has the richest marine biodiversity in the world, which is why so many divers come to the area. There are orchids, marsupials, birds of paradise, mountains, islands, rainforest, waterfalls, hot springs and skull caves as well as a fascinating local history.

Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.

Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.

Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.

Noumea
Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre. It is one of the most westernized cities in the Pacific islands, and while the city itself is not attractive, there are some beautiful beaches on its outskirts.

Attractions in Nouméa include a stroll along the Place des Cocotiers, the local produce market and the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, located 20mins from the city. The focal point of the city is Coconut Park with its attractive colonial houses and beautiful hibiscus and bougainvilleas. The marina is worth a visit and there are attractive beaches at Anse Vata, Baie des Citrons and at Pointe Magnin.

Luganville
Luganville is the second largest city in the Republic of Vanuatu and is located on the island of Espiritu Santo. It is a busy port and export centre overlooking the Segond Channel.

Luganville offers a wide variety of watersports, beautiful beaches and traditional villages to visit. There are restaurants, bars and handicrafts stalls where tourists can purchase locally produced goods.

Lautoka
Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometers north of Nadi, and is capital of the Western Division of Fiji. It is a quiet, shady town of broad avenues, shady sidewalks and towering royal palms which run down the middle of Vitogo Parade, the main drag running from the harbor to the heart of town.

The duty-free shops and other stores along Vitogo Parade mark the boundary of Lautoka's business district; behind them are several blocks of stores and the lively Lautoka Market. Handcraft stalls at the front of the market offer a variety of goods, especially when cruise ships are in port. Everywhere you go, shop owners and people on the street are always quick to greet you with a friendly smile. On the other side of Vitogo Parade, there are residential streets which trail off beyond the playing fields of Churchill Park. The Hare Krishnas have their most important temple in the South Pacific on Tavewa Avenue.

Tauranga
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.

Auckland
What makes Auckland one of the loveliest and most livable South Pacific cities in the world? Credit the visually enticing and world renowned north island of New Zealand where this city sits. To the south, picture rugged and mountainous terrain laced with caves and mystery, while extinct volcanoes in this Ring of Fire nation now form perfect sites for parks with grassy hillsides. Get the best perspective on this City of Sails by climbing up one of these prospects with evocative names — Mount Eden, North Head, or One Tree Hill — and take in the views and fresh sea air. For life on the waterfront. Waitemata and Manukau Harbours provide excellent examples.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $7499
NZ $8799
NZ $14299

Pre-Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity
05/03 Fly Auckland to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
05/03 and make your own way to your hotel. Overnight.
06/03 Enjoy exploring Singapore on your own. Overnight.
07/03 Make your own way to the Port for embarkation

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
07/03 Singapore, Singapore 05:00 PM
08/03 At sea - -
09/03 Bintulu (for Simalajau National Park) 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10/03 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 12:00 PM
11/03 At sea - -
12/03 Puerto Princesa, Philippines 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
13/03 At sea - -
14/03 At sea - -
15/03 Ujung Pandang, Indonesia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
16/03 At sea - -
17/03 Dili, East Timor 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
18/03 At sea - -
19/03 At sea - -
20/03 At sea - -
21/03 Cairns, Queensland, Australia 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
22/03 At sea - -
23/03 Alotau, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
24/03 Kitava Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
25/03 Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
26/03 At sea - -
27/03 At sea - -
28/03 Brisbane, QLD, Australia 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
29/03 At sea - -
30/03 At sea - -
31/03 Noumea, New Caledonia 08:00 AM 10:00 PM
01/04 Mare Island, New Caledonia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
02/04 At sea - -
03/04 Luganville, Vanuatu 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
04/04 Port Vila Vanuatu 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
05/04 Mystery Island, Vanuatu 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
06/04 At sea - -
07/04 Lautoka, Fiji 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
08/04 Savusavu Fiji 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
09/04 Dravuni, Fiji 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10/04 At sea - -
11/04 At sea - -
12/04 Waitangi, New Zealand 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
13/04 Tauranga, New Zealand 07:00 AM 07:00 PM
14/04 Auckland, New Zealand 07:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.