Monday 1 June 2009

South Pacific Voyage on Holland America Line

Embark on a Grand Voyage across the South Pacific

Sydney, 01 June 2009 — Explore the warmth and beauty of the South Pacific onboard Holland America Line as she sets sail on a 32-night Grand Pacific Voyage visiting ports in French Polynesia, Fiji, American Samoa, Vanuatu and Australia. Travel the World has savings of up to $4,575 per person on the cruise, which departs Long Beach, Los Angeles on 30 September and concludes in Sydney on 1 November 2009.

Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam will be your 'home away from home', catering to your every need thanks to a solid history in worldwide cruising. ms Amsterdam accommodates1,380 guests and has a high crew to guest ratio ensuring excellent service and comfort. Luxurious staterooms are coupled with exquisite cuisine, incorporating regional ingredients and recipes.

The itinerary commences with six sea days as you make your way to French Polynesia, first visiting Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, before enjoying an extended stay in Papeete, Tahiti. A second port in Tahiti is featured, with a visit to Moorea's flourishing coffee and pineapple plantations.  ms Amsterdam will also spend two full days in Bora Bora, where guests can snorkel among rainbow coloured fish in pristine coral gardens.

After a day at sea, guests arrive in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, an unspoiled island of staggering beauty, surrounded by white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. Be tantalised by the remote Polynesian isles of Pago Pago, Samoa; Suva, Fiji and Port Vila, Vanuatu where firewalkers warmly welcome you, and cascading waterfalls and tropical rainforests await. ms Amsterdam will then sail on to the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, home to 3,000 individual reefs as well as 1,500 species of fish. Brisbane follows, and the final treat, an overnight stay in Sydney harbour on 31 October 2009.

The 32-night Grand Pacific Voyage is priced from $4,985 per person twin share for an Inside Stateroom, a saving of $3,282 per person. Ocean View Staterooms start at $6,205 per person twin share, a massive saving of $4,575 per person. All meals, accommodation and entertainment are included along with taxes and NDAs.

Travel the World is also offering combined fly/cruise packages, which depart Australia on 29 September 2009 and are priced from $7,439 ex-Sydney, $7,509 ex-Melbourne and ex-Brisbane, $7,649 ex-Adelaide and $7,769 ex-Perth.  The package includes an Inside Stateroom, one-way airfare flying Qantas to Los Angeles, shuttle transfers and one night pre-cruise accommodation at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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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