Three Holland America Line ships will tour the exotic locales and breathtaking scenery of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific in 2024–2025. From unspoiled islands to metropolitan towns, Westerdam will spend the season Down Under, while Koningsdam and Zaandam each offer a lengthier “Legendary Voyage” to the South Pacific and Hawaii.
Itineraries up to 58 days include immersive excursions of South Pacific islands and a circumnavigation of Australia.
Westerdam will sail a westward South Pacific passage in October 2024, followed by the illustrious Australia Circumnavigation. From December 2024 through March 2025, the ship offers a series of 14-day departures roundtrip from Sydney, Australia, or between Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney. While Koningsdam’s “Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas” departs from San Diego, California, roundtrip in February 2025, Zaandam’s “Tales of the South Pacific” departs from Vancouver, Canada, to San Diego, California, or roundtrip San Diego, in September 2024.
“Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific are iconically beautiful locations, but they have so much more to offer which is why they remain high on the bucket list of travelers who are looking to see the world with the ease of a cruise,” said Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s chief commercial officer. “The Australia Circumnavigation itinerary is the most in-depth immersion a cruiser can have of the continent, and many of our Legendary Voyages make it possible to visit distant destinations from a North American homeport. These cruises are among some of the most notable we offer.”
Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Collectors’ Voyages, which range in length from 43 to 58 days, are ideal for intrepid travelers looking for a longer cruise experience. The voyages give passengers the best value each day because they mix consecutive, unique excursions.
Starting prices for cruises to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific in 2025 range from $2,449 to $10,999 per person, based on length. Taxes, fees and port expenditures are extra.