ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
55,575 grt
719 feet
22 knots
December 1993
Actress June Allyson

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Sep 2016

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team

Explore the  beauty and wonder of the Land Down Under.
Explore the beauty and wonder of the Land Down Under.

Holland America Line offers such an array of enticing and thrilling cruise destinations; it can be tough to decide which ones to choose. However, for cruisers searching for a bucket list-worthy adventure, our Australia and New Zealand itineraries continuously top the list! Whether you’re looking to cuddle a koala, enjoy an evening at the renowned Sydney Opera House, swim among the colorful marine life of the Great Barrier Reef or simply soak in the majestic beauty of Milford Sound, you can be certain that on an Australia and New Zealand cruise you will experience the trip of a lifetime. Now comes the task of deciding which itinerary best suits you. Both Noordam and Maasdam offer a variety of itineraries through the end of 2016 and all of 2017, which allow you to select the cruise that highlights your favorite ports. From eight to 30 days, rest assured that there are voyages to suit an assortment of interests, budgets and schedules. AMAZING AUSTRALIA For cruisers looking to focus solely on Australia, Holland America Line’s Australian Explorer cruise is the perfect pick. Ranging anywhere from eight to 30 days, you’ll have the flexibility to choose the itinerary which best suits your adventurous spirit. On this cruise you’ll have the opportunity to experience what makes Australia one of the most memorable and aspirational travel destinations. In Brisbane, feed the kangaroos or cozy up to a koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Channel your inner daredevil and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge where you’ll enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views. From Melbourne, visit nearby Philip Island where you can get up close and personal with the island’s tuxedoed inhabitants. Witness one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you cruise along the Queensland coastline, where you can choose to swim, snorkel or dive right into the magnificent marvel that is the Great Barrier Reef. If your craving for adventure is still not satisfied, consider a cruise that explores both Australia and New Zealand. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Cruisers wanting to go beyond Australia should consider one of Holland America Line’s several 14-day […]

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