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18 nt Holland America Fly Stay Cruise | Tahiti to Auckland

Maasdam, South Seas Sampler ex Papeete to Auckland

Ship: Maasdam View ship details

Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Selected Sailing Date: 11 Nov 2018

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Special Inclusions

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Inclusions:
• Return flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
• 4 night resort stay in Papeete
• 14 night Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji & New Zealand cruise from Papeete to Auckland
• BONUS US$50 Onboard Credit per cabin
• BONUS Canaletto Dinner
• Meals and entertainment onboard
• All port fees and taxes
BONUS: US$50 OBC per cabin & Canaletto Dinner

Special Conditions

Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Outside Cabin prices quoted, can also include Obstructed Cabins. Cruiselines Terms & Conditions apply - Please ask us for details.

Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete 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:

Papeete
Even if you've never been, you've probably been. All you need to have done is glance once at the work of a former French stock broker, tarp salesman, and Panama Canal laborer. The color that Paul Gauguin brought to canvas could have been lifted from the markets, beaches, and buildings of today's Papeete. Cruise visitors can soak in the vivid buzz of the Le Marche marketplace, walk the park along the waterfront, and hunt for a deal on black pearls. Meanwhile, the rest of the island is waiting. Stop by the romantic Vaipahi Garden and the fern-lined sea caves of the Mara'a Grotto, then do anything on, beside, or under the island's elysian lagoon.

Suva
Traditional rituals live on in this modern capital city. Marvel as Fijian firewalkers display their mysterious power over flame; join a village chief in the preparation of kava; relax in a thatched bure.

Dravuni Island
Even among the hundreds of tiny islands that comprise the South Pacific nation of Fiji, Dravuni resembles a mere spec in the ocean. But what an idyllic place to come ashore to set foot on beaches so pristine you may think you were first to set foot there. Of all the world's tropical slices of heaven, this one welcomes snorkelers and beach huggers alike to its welcoming shores. Consider visiting the charming village to meet the locals, and learn the ancient craft of weaving indigenous pandanus leaves into mats and other essentials.

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.