Friday 17 April 2009

Holland America Line inaugural South Pacific sailings


Experience the seductive power and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific islands on two of Holland America Line's newly released itineraries. Showcasing the idyllic isles of French Polynesia, Tahiti, Samoa, Vanuatu and Fiji, the itineraries will represent the first time Holland America Line sails the South Pacific region in its 136 year operating history.

Holland America Line's ms Volendam will sail a 14-night Pacific Treasures cruise roundtrip from Sydney on 6 January 2010. Guests on this itinerary will enjoy highlights in Noumea, Mouli and Ile des Pins (Isle of Pines), New Caledonia; Port Vila and Luganville, Vanuatu; as well as Lautoka and Levuka, Fiji before returning to Sydney on 20 January. Fares start at $2,391 per person twin share for an inside stateroom, while outside stateroom cruise fares start at $2,681 per person twin share. Passengers also have the opportunity to bring along an additional third or fourth guest for $57 per person per day, ideal for families looking for a great summer school holiday getaway. Pricing includes all taxes and cruise NDA's, as well as meals, entertainment and leisure while cruising.  

For those who prefer a longer stint in the South Pacific, Holland America Line is offering a 32-night Grand Pacific cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney on 30 September 2009. Taking place onboard ms Amsterdam, the cruise will explore such ports as Nuka Hiva, Marquesas; Papeete, Tahiti; Moorea, Bora Bora and Raiatea, French Polynesia; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Suva, Fiji; Port Vila, Vanuatu; as well as Cairns and Brisbane, Australia. Fares start at $5,111 per person twin share for an inside stateroom or $5,904 per person twin share for an ocean view stateroom.  

Travel the World is also offering a combined fly/cruise package for this itinerary, which departs Australia on 29 September 2009. Priced from $7,349 per person twin share, the package includes the 32-night Grand Pacific cruise in an inside stateroom, one-way airfares flying Qantas to Los Angeles, shuttle transfers and one nights pre-cruise accommodation at the Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Centre.

To make a booking or obtain further information, please contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit the website

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