‘Deck the Hulls’ on a Cruise to Australia & New Zealand for the Holidays
Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
The gorgeous scenery of Milford Sound is a highlight of a cruise to New Zealand.
Whether you live in a place where the snow leaves a powdery blanket on the ground or the sun shines bright, the winter holidays are a time of good tidings and yuletide cheer. From family gatherings and grand feasts to presents under the tree and a visit from Santa, Christmas is a special holiday for those who celebrate. Have you ever thought about taking your holiday traditions on a Holland America Line cruise where you can have a magical holiday onboard? And without having to do the planning, preparing and cleaning up after, you actually get to relax and unwind during what can otherwise be a stressful time. Oh, and did we mention that you get to visit incredible destinations, too? On a holiday cruise, the ships are decorated with all of the trimmings including festive trees, poinsettias, garland and stockings, turning them into a charming wonderland. An elaborate gingerbread village created by the ships’ talented culinary team is a feast for the eyes, while the tantalizing holiday menu is a feast for the palate. Santa also makes an appearance with his merry elves. If you’re looking to combine the traditions of Christmas with a grand adventure, take a look at a cruise aboard Noordam Down Under to Australia and New Zealand. The kids are on school break and there’s more time to get away from home, making it the perfect multi-generational way to spend the holidays. New to the Australia/New Zealand region this year, Noordam has four exciting departures in December that explore both New Zealand and Pacific Island jewels, all sailing roundtrip from Sydney. But if it’s the Christmas and New Year’s holidays you’re looking to be onboard for, check out the Dec. 17 “16-Day New Zealand Holiday” voyage. MILFORD SOUND & FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK The ship departs Sydney and spends a leisurely day at sea, followed by glorious scenic cruising through Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park. Yes, there are fiords in the southern hemisphere! A fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing views around every corner, during the day of scenic cruising guests will see towering […]