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Cruise& Stay Package – Seattle to Sydney Sailaway MS Westerdam departing 30 Sep 2022

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Ready for an adventure? Starting in Seattle, you’ll have two nights to soak up the city before embarking on an incredible voyage. You will travel westwards, visiting some of the world’s most idyllic islands across the South Pacific before ending up in Sydney. Soak up the early-summer sun during your four-night stay, which includes a day trip to the Blue Mountains.



Seattle

Kauai

Kauai

Dravuni Island

Dravuni Island

Tadine

Tadine

sydney night

Sydney



Seattle to Sydney Sailaway

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Cruise and Stay Details

  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • 2-night stay at a 4* hotel in Seattle
  • 4-night stay at a 4* hotel in Sydney
  • Blue Mountains tour
Ship
Embark
30 Sep 2022
Duration
44 Nights
From / To
UK / Sydney
Ports of call
UK - Seattle - Seattle - Oahu - Kauai
Rating

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 30/09/2022
Location

UK

In
Out

Fly from the UK to Seattle.

Date 30/09/2022
Location

Seattle

In
Out

On arrival, take your private to your 4* hotel for a two-night stay.

Date 02/10/2022
Location

Seattle

In
Out 18:00

Take your private transfer to the port and embark MS Westerdam for your journey to Sydney. Depart Seattle.

Date 03/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 04/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 05/10/2022
Location

At Sea

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Date 06/10/2022
Location

At Sea

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Date 07/10/2022
Location

At Sea

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Date 08/10/2022
Location

Oahu

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Out

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Sites relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial.

Date 09/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 10/10/2022
Location

Kauai

In 08:00
Out 17:00

Get ready for lush fern grottos, grand canyons and the dramatic cliffs of the Na Pali Coast (experienced by helicopter and from the decks of your Holland America ship during an afternoon of scenic cruising). Sample shore excursions: Kipu Falls Zipline Trek; Kauai’s Grand Helicopter Tour.

Date 11/10/2022
Location

Kona

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Once the playground of Hawaii’s royalty, Kona is synonymous with the famous coffee that grows on the slopes of dormant Hualalai. Here, too, is Parker Ranch, the largest privately owned ranch in the U.S. Sample shore excursions: Kona Outrigger Canoe Adventure; Parker Ranch; Big Island Helicopter Spectacular.

Date 12/10/2022
Location

At Sea

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Out
Date 13/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 14/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 15/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 16/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 17/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 18/10/2022
Location

Apia

In 07:00
Out 16:00

The remote Polynesian nation of Samoa, surrounded by dragonfly-bright seas, boasts a dramatic volcanic landscape with vibrant green jungles. The country has two major landmasses: Upolu, the most populous of the Samoan islands, and Savai’i, the third-largest Polynesian island. Samoa’s capital, Apia, sits midway along Upolu’s north coast. This sprawling metropolitan area features a waterfront promenade and Beach Road, an avenue curving along the harbor where the Royal Samoa Police Band marches and hoists the national flag at Government House on weekday mornings. Check out their sharp ensembles, which feature navy lavalava (kilts) and robin’s-egg-blue dress shirts. Adventurers will want to make a splash at Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve near Apia harbor, while bookworms make a beeline to the home and grave of Robert Louis Stevenson. But perhaps the best way to experience fa’a Samoa (the Samoan Way) is by visiting the small villages scattered throughout the two islands. Here, you’ll see locals still living in traditional fales—round thatched homes with no walls, all the better to enjoy the ocean breeze—and cooking on umus, “ovens” of hot stones placed in shallow holes in the ground.

Date 19/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 20/10/2022
Location

Dravuni

In 07:00
Out 20:00

During the great age of exploration, when sailors were poking into every unknown corner of the globe, nobody went to the islands of Fiji, including Dravuni, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the south of the main island of Fiji. Ships would sail up far enough to see perfect beaches, blue-hole reefs and mountains big enough to be called mountains, but not so big you’d kill yourself hauling a cannon up one.

But then the Fijians would appear. Enormous people, faces tattooed in intricate designs, each carrying that one essential of Fijian life: a dark wooden club studded with shark teeth. The cannibal’s best friend.

Most of the stories of head-hunting and cannibalism were set in Fiji, where the greatest honors were given to those who brought home the most enemy heads. Since the residents of the archipelago’s 300 islands had been warring with each other for centuries, they saw in the arrival of representatives of the outside world an exciting (and potentially tasty) development.

But all things must pass, even cannibal rituals. Life on Fiji changed and these days, Fijians still come down to meet ships and they still carry war clubs, but instead of looking for lunch, they’re looking to yell “Bula!” in greeting to as many people as the day allows.

Date 20/10/2022
Location

Suva

In
Out

In the time before time, the people who would become the Fijians were shaped of wet earth, pulled from the sea on a giant fishhook and given more than 300 islands to live on. Or if you want to be a little more prosaic, the people of Fiji were part of the great Lapita migration, which began somewhere around Taiwan and headed east. The first boats to arrive stopped migrating when they found this maze of islands formed by the earth turning itself inside out with volcanoes.

The new Fijians spent a couple centuries involved in internecine war and developed the bad habit of using clubs to bop all strangers. But strangers kept showing up for the simple reason that Fiji, especially the southeast coast of Viti Levu, was geographically wonderful: the kind of spot that made mariners chuck their anchors and start trying to make a living as a settler. And who knows, maybe the Fijians just had tired arms, but by the time missionaries came, powers had shifted and the bopping had stopped.

Today that southeast corner of the largest island in Fiji, the city of Suva, holds three-quarters of the nation’s population. It’s also shielded by shimmering green mountains opening to a calm sea, a land lush with afternoon rains.

Date 21/10/2022
Location

Suva

In
Out

In the time before time, the people who would become the Fijians were shaped of wet earth, pulled from the sea on a giant fishhook and given more than 300 islands to live on. Or if you want to be a little more prosaic, the people of Fiji were part of the great Lapita migration, which began somewhere around Taiwan and headed east. The first boats to arrive stopped migrating when they found this maze of islands formed by the earth turning itself inside out with volcanoes.

The new Fijians spent a couple centuries involved in internecine war and developed the bad habit of using clubs to bop all strangers. But strangers kept showing up for the simple reason that Fiji, especially the southeast coast of Viti Levu, was geographically wonderful: the kind of spot that made mariners chuck their anchors and start trying to make a living as a settler. And who knows, maybe the Fijians just had tired arms, but by the time missionaries came, powers had shifted and the bopping had stopped.

Today that southeast corner of the largest island in Fiji, the city of Suva, holds three-quarters of the nation’s population. It’s also shielded by shimmering green mountains opening to a calm sea, a land lush with afternoon rains.

Date 22/10/2022
Location

Lautoka

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Welcome to paradise – white sand, clear turquoise waters and 50 luxuriant acres of orchids at the late Raymond Burr’ s Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sample shore excursions: Nausori Highland Village; Nadi Hinterland & the Garden of the Sleeping Giant; Shotover Jet Boat & Shopping.

Date 22/10/2022
Location

Lautoka

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Welcome to paradise – white sand, clear turquoise waters and 50 luxuriant acres of orchids at the late Raymond Burr’ s Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Sample shore excursions: Nausori Highland Village; Nadi Hinterland & the Garden of the Sleeping Giant; Shotover Jet Boat & Shopping.

Date 23/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 24/10/2022
Location

Vanuatu

In 07:00
Out 20:00

Situated on the island of Efate, Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu. This South Pacific paradise is everything you would imagine and more. Enter the magical and mysterious world of ancient Melanesia at Ekasup Cultural Village; swim in rock pools within the cascading waterfalls of a rainforest jungle; and visit Mele Gardens – showcasing Vanuatu’s magnificent flora. Sample shore excursions: Paradise Cove Sail & Snorkel; A Taste of Vila; Village Adventure: Around the Island.

Date 25/10/2022
Location

Vanuatu

In
Out 18:00

Offering an alluring blend of nature and tranquility, the small island of Anatom (aka Aneityum) is one of the South Pacific’s lesser-known but dependable tropical hotspots. The southernmost island of Vanuatu, its diminutive size (159 square kilometers, or 61 square miles) and lack of modern amenities—there’s no Internet nor even running water or electricity—lends the place something of a Robinson Crusoe-esque atmosphere. Although it’s possible to walk around the entire island in less than an hour, there is much to explore in a day trip. As well as taking advantage of the many soft, sandy beaches and the sparkling azure waters and coral reefs, it’s possible to hike the many trails that crisscross the island’s sandalwood-studded and mountainous interior. In addition, you can visit the village of Anelghowhat (or Anelcauhat) on the south side of the island, which has discarded whaling-industry equipment, former irrigation channels and the ruins of missionary John Geddie’s church. It’s also possible to visit picturesque Port Patrick, climb to the top of the extinct volcano Inrerow Atahein, or Inrerow Atamein (853 meters, or 2,800 feet), and admire various waterfalls dotted around the island, such as the impressive Inwan Leleghei. Off the shore of Anatom is the unpopulated Mystery Island, where cruise ship tenders moor and passengers get to spend some quality beach time on a deserted island paradise. Islanders from Anatom paddle out to meet the visitors and set up temporary shops near the dock, where they grill fish and sell a few snacks and souvenirs.

Date 26/10/2022
Location

Tadine

In 07:00
Out 20:00

At 42 kilometers long and 33 kilometers wide (26 miles long and 21 miles wide), Maré—pronounced Mah-RAY—is a raised coral atoll and the second biggest of the four Loyalty Islands. Something of a hidden treasure for cruise visitors, it’s less developed and busy than other Pacific islands and ports, and its undulating coastline, long, narrow beaches and rugged coral cliffs offer unspoiled pleasures for visitors. While there are few creature comforts or tourist activities, the island’s sparkling waters are full of exotic sea creatures like giant manta rays and dugongs and offer some of the South Pacific’s best diving. The interior has its own attractions too: sunken pools, gardens and grottoes, and ancient cliffs. The island’s two main towns, Tadine and La Roche, are pleasantly relaxed and incredibly welcoming: Visitors are often greeted with local women singing traditional songs as they walk along a jetty that’s been decorated with palm fronds. Tadine itself offers a few shops and practical amenities such as a gas station and a pharmacy, and it holds a market on Tuesday and Friday mornings. The island also hosts several festivals per year, mostly relating to agriculture and the celebration of Maré’s natural bounty

Date 27/10/2022
Location

Noumea

In 07:00
Out 16:00

New Caledonia’s lush beauty has earned it many names, including “The Island Closest to Paradise” and “The St. Tropez of the Pacific.” The poincianas, or flame trees, will color the island with their bright red umbrellas when you visit.

Date 28/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 29/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 30/10/2022
Location

Alotau

In 07:00
Out 16:00

The sprawling town of Alotau, spectacularly located on Papua New Guinea’s southeastern tip, is an ideal introduction to the relaxed charms of the region. The capital of Milne Bay Province, Alotau is also the main port for the 600 islands that encompass the area.

The buzzing harbor, just a short walk from town, is a hive of activity, with ships, boats and canoes transporting passengers and plying their trades.The town was the site of the 1942 Battle of Milne Bay, resulting in Japan’s first defeat in the Pacific during World War II. Milne Bay was a major Allied base, and some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place in Papua New Guinea. Although there’s not much to see now, a fascinating Battle of Milne Bay tour combines historic war stories with locals’ tales of how modern warfare changed their world.

More broadly, Alotau is an excellent place to gain insight into Papua New Guinea’s cultures and traditions; don’t miss the Cultural Festival excursion in which you’ll see everything from warrior dances to gospel choirs to traditional drumming. For even more local flavor, wander through Alotau Market with its mounds of betel nuts, which many islanders chew.

Date 31/10/2022
Location

At Sea

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Located in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Kiriwina is the largest of the Trobriand Islands and home to the majority of their 12,000-strong indigenous population. The picturesque island is steeped in history and is famous to many as a site of U.S. occupation during World War II. In fact, various relics of the war, including the remains of an American plane, can still be seen on the island. But Kiriwina is home to far more than history. Here, you’ll find an idyllic traditional lifestyle, incredibly friendly locals and a fascinating social structure that’s based on matrilineal clans, with unique marriage and courtship rituals. Many aspects of life revolve around the cultivation and exchange of yams.There’s also mesmerizing scenery, from crystal-clear waters to jungle-covered cliffs. Hire a dugout canoe, hike to the burial caves, peruse exquisite carvings and explore the coral-filled offshore islands. Be sure to stop and watch a game of Trobriand cricket, an innovative spin on the game. Whatever you choose to do, it’s bound to be an eye-opening experience.

Date 01/11/2022
Location

Conflict Islands

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Papua New Guinea is quickly becoming a favorite destination for cruise passengers, and it’s easy to see why when you visit the Conflict Islands. Although the name might not sound inviting (don’t worry, they’re named after a British naval ship, not a war), these 21 islands are like paradise on earth: Tropical islets encircle an enormous turquoise lagoon formed by the rim of a sunken volcano, with vibrant coral reefs and rainbow schools of fish below the water. Located about 160 kilometers (97 miles) east of Papua New Guinea in the Coral Sea, the island group is owned by Australian businessman and conservationist Ian Gowrie-Smith, who is dedicated to protecting the ecosystem of the islands (he has an eco-resort on one island; the rest are uninhabited).Just as Papua New Guinea is one of the wildest and most diverse places on the planet, the seas here offer some of the world’s most extensive biodiversity and coral reefs, making for unparalleled kayaking, diving and snorkeling. There are hundreds of coral species and thousands of species of fish and invertebrates such as the sea cucumber. If you ever get bored with watching manta rays float past, lie back on the white sand, look up at the palm trees blowing in warm trade winds or watch the sun set over the lagoon, and dream of owning your own chain of tropical islands.

Date 02/11/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 03/11/2022
Location

Cairns

In 07:00
Out 20:00

The gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the tropical north of the country, Cairns sits on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland. This laid-back city is popular with travelers who depart from here for days of sailing, diving, snorkeling and trekking through nearby parks—a celebrated launching pad especially for those who want to explore the reef, the Daintree Rain Forest and other attractions of this part of Queensland. And what better place to start one’s adventure? The residents of Cairns are welcoming, the beach life fantastic and the climate consistently sunny and warm.

Wend your way due east of Cairns, and you’ll find yourself on the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s longest coral reef and also the world’s largest living organism. Famously visible from outer space, it’s often been described as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a different sort of wonder—an engineering marvel from the 19th century that passes through rain forests on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites before reaching the village of Kuranda. Green Island, a 6,000-year-old coral cay, is an easy day trip from Cairns with opportunities to snorkel and swim; Port Douglas, an hour north of Cairns, is a favorite with visitors thanks to its top-notch restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. Finally, hop on a six-person cable car known as the Skyway Rainforest Cableway for a bird’s-eye view of the stunning natural appeal of the region.

Date 04/11/2022
Location

Airlie Beach

In 08:00
Out 20:00

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Australia of your dreams. Although the Queensland town offers many antipodean delights such as palm-fringed beaches, a huge man-made lagoon and alfresco dining, there’s a great reason to head straight out of town: This is the jumping-off point for the magnificent Whitsundays, a group of 74 islands that are famous for their timeless natural beauty, white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water.Your options here are pretty much limitless—charter a boat and sail around the archipelago; snorkel or scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef; or snap the perfect selfie on sublime Whitehaven Beach, consistently named among the best beaches in the world. There are many other activities closer to shore—from kayaking to glass-bottom boat tours—as well as hiking through lowland tropical rain forest in Conway National Park, for those who want to keep their feet firmly on the ground. And if you’re simply looking to kick back with a drink in hand and enjoy the magnificent views, head to cosmopolitan Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays, for its stylish restaurants and bars.Note: Stinger (jellyfish) season in the Whitsundays is from October to May; you’re advised to wear a stinger suit in the water during this time.

Date 05/11/2022
Location

Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

In 07:00
Out 18:00

Gladstone has an industrial side, but there are plenty of appealing options for the savvy visitor, from impressive lookouts to nearby beaches and beautiful botanic gardens. But it’s what’s around the Central Queensland city that will really excite you. This is the gateway to the southern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, a section of the world-famous attraction that’s far less known and traversed than areas to its north.Here, away from the crowds, you’ll feel like an intrepid explorer, searching out coral cays, deepwater lagoons and secluded beaches. Snorkel with manta rays and turtles at Heron Island; bush walk in the Eurimbula National Park rain forest; float in the vast turquoise lagoon of Lady Musgrave Island. Captain Cook made his first landing in Queensland in 1770, and you can walk in his footsteps in what is now the coastal town of Seventeen Seventy. With so many options to choose from, this part of the country may well be one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.

Date 06/11/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 07/11/2022
Location

At Sea

In
Out
Date 08/11/2022
Location

Sydney

In 07:00
Out 16:00

Disembark MS Rotterdam and take your private transfer to your four-star hotel for a four-night stay.

Date 09/11/2022
Location

Sydney

In
Out

Blue Mountains Tour.

Date 11/11/2022
Location

Sydney

In
Out

Take your private transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

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