Set sail from Sydney on your 27-night Pacific Treasures Cruise on ms Noordam.
Set sail from Sydney on your 27-night Pacific Treasures Cruise on ms Noordam.
Enjoy your amazing journey when Holland America Line's Noordam takes you to:
Sydney is both timeless and protean. You'll meet with 50,000 years of Aboriginal history, and changes brought by the delivery of British convicts and the Rum Corps settlers. See a botanical wunderkammer eons in the making and feel the electric now-ness of one of the world's great cities. A cruise to Sydney with Holland America Line will bring you opera, here, as well as opals and koalas. The strands of culture and nature and art all braid together to form Sydney's brilliant, rugged transcendence.
Noumea, New Caledonia
In the South Pacific, about halfway between Fiji and Australia, you'll find a part of France. New Caledonia is a cluster of islands in the Coral Sea and is blessed with a massive coral reef. Noumea, the country's capital, covers a peninsula on the largest island, the cigar-shaped Grand Terre. Thanks to the happenstance of history and geography, Noumea is a mix of France and tropical beaches. Cruise visitors can snorkel at Baie des Citrons, walk up to Ouen Toro Park for a view of the city, or stop at the Waterfront Market for a pain au chocolat.
Easo, Lifou, New Caledonia
Easo may be no doubt only a tiny spec along a wide, peaceful, snorkel-friendly bay on an idyllic isle somewhere in New Caledonia. But that's part of the reason you want to be here — few others are. Whalers from another time stumbled upon this island, but more recently it's been a haven for snorkelers and divers as a result of excellent volcanic rock formations and the ultimate reef. Don't hesitate to do nothing more than stretch out, stare at the indigo sky, and dream on the beach for your entire stay. Or, look for bargains in shops during a shore visit. Or, ask someone about Lifou's fascinating underground reservoir that stores the island's water in caves.
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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.
Dravuni Island, Fiji
Known for its pristine beaches and fine weather, Dravuni Island is a veritable tropical paradise. Grab a snorkel and head for the pristine beaches, or walk into the charming village and meet the locals.
For good reason, Fiji's Lautoka stirs up notions of a distant beckoning paradise of beaches and a perfect South Pacific climate. Famed actor Raymond Burr loved the place enough to create an orchid plantation and an unusual Garden of the Sleeping Giant, now a popular attraction. Visitors especially love the natural welcome Fijians extend to visitors, and their willingness to share colorful island history. Unlike many similar island towns, Lautoka has kept its fascinating sugar industry vital and moving forward, while a lovely botanical garden and a magnificent central market represent other main attractions.
Isle of Pines
Located in southern Melanesia, sleepy Île des Pins is paradise found. White sand beaches, clear turquoise lagoons and a lush landscape of rainforests ensure relaxation. Named by Captain James Cook in 1774, archaeological excavations on the island have revealed settlements dating back 4000 years. While there, explore the limestone cave known as Devil’s Grotto or just marvel at the island’s unspoiled beauty.
If you want to get a sense of how light hits the Yarra River Valley around Melbourne, look first to a painting from the Heidelberg School. Melbourne's light-suffused landscape was the inspiration for a generation of late-19th-century impressionists trying to capture the essence of the land. The area still inspires. Melbourne is the birthplace of much of Australian culture and has been rated the world's most livable city. There's a lot for cruise visitors to see, but you can't go wrong in the city center, full of welcoming pedestrian lanes and Victorian veneers. The Docklands has shops and waterside activities. Queen Victoria market is vast and varied. Southgate has a promenade along the Yarra.
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.
Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of Milford Sound, star of Fiordlands National Park. New vistas mesmerize at each turn - towering Mitre Peak, plunging waterfalls, bottlenose and dusky dolphins, fur seals, Fiordland crested penguins.
Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
If you've ever been to Edinburgh, a cruise to Dunedin with Holland America Line may give you deja vu. The word “Dunedin” comes from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, Dùn Èideann. Similarities to Scotland’s capital don’t end with the name, even though the two cities are as geographically distant from one another as they can be. Englishman Charles Kettle, the city’s original surveyor, gave instructions for builders to reproduce characteristics of the much-admired New Town precinct of Edinburgh. And a number of restaurants honor the city’s Scottish heritage, featuring items such as haggis, Cullen skink, and whiskey.
Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village and enjoy colonial architecture, art galleries, shopping and cafés.
Set in the upper reaches of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is perfect in every way: climate, scenery, outdoor adventure. Gateway to the largest grape-growing and wine-producing region of New Zealand.
The Wellington Botanic Garden is 25 hectares of ponds, sculptures, and flora spread about a hillside above central Wellington. Walk its windy paths, stop to smell the rose gardens, and take in the view of the city and Wellington Harbour. When you're ready, ride the red Wellington Cable Car (a funicular, really) down to Lambton Quay, the city's main commercial street, and give the New Zealand capital a walking tour. Wellington has been called a lot of things, all good. And if the countryside looks familiar to cruise visitors, that's because many signature scenes from the "Lord of the Rings" movies were filmed nearby.
A city of vision, rebuilt in the striking, clean style of art deco after a devastating earthquake in 1931 and reinvented as a center for gourmet food and wines.
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.
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.
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