HAL opens bookings for 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand cruises

Holland America Line (HAL) has opened bookings for its 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand collection.

The 1,924-passenger Noordam will operate 14-night cruises between November 2025 and March 2026, sailing roundtrip from Sydney or between Sydney and Auckland.

The Australia and New Zealand itinerary will sail from Sydney to Auckland, calling at Melbourne, Hobart and/or Burnie, Tauranga, Napier and Dunedin. Departures are available in November 2025 and February and March 2026. Prices start at £2,769.

Sailing roundtrip from Sydney, the New Zealand Discovery itinerary departs on December 7, 2025. Passengers will call at Auckland, Waitangi, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. The lead-in price is £2,699.

The South Australia Discovery Holiday sailing calls at Melbourne, Phillip Island, Eden, Adelaide, Penneshaw, Burnie, Port Arthur and Hobart. Prices start at £2,969 based on a December 21, 2025, departure.

All New Zealand itineraries include cruising in the Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.

Holland America Line is also offering five ‘Collectors’ Voyages’ which combine back-to-back, non-repeating itineraries on Noordam.

The Collectors’ Voyages range from 28-50 days in length and merge two 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruises or one 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruise with a ‘Legendary Voyage’ to the South Pacific.

Prices for the 28-day New Zealand & South Australia Discovery itinerary, which sails roundtrip from Sydney and departs December 7, 2025, start at £5,529.

The 50-day New Zealand & South Pacific Crossing cruise from Auckland to Seattle costs from £8,609 based on a March 1, 2026, departure.

For a limited time, customers who book select 2025-26 Australia and New Zealand cruises will receive the Have it All early booking bonus package which includes a free drinks package upgrade, premium Wi-Fi, some shore excursions and prepaid gratuities.

Karen Farndell, director of sales & marketing, said: “Australia and New Zealand are ideal options for travellers looking for global destinations, iconic cities and wild wonders.

“We craft our cruises to showcase the best of each region. With these voyages, guests can immerse themselves in New Zealand in a port-intensive itinerary that also features scenic cruising through Milford Sound, or they can see wildlife including penguins and kangaroos while exploring South Australia.”

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