Auckland to Sydney Cruise, February 14 to 26, 2020 - Holland America Noordam
There’s never been a better time to head “down under” with Atlantis when we return to Australia and New Zealand for a spectacular cruise heading into the 42nd anniversary of Sydney’s legendary Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. From the awe-inspiring natural wonders of New Zealand to the cosmopolitan charm of Melbourne, you’ll experience unparalleled wonders through two fascinating countries. Onboard, we’ll thrill you with two continents of entertainment, spectacular outdoor parties, and expert guides throughout your journey. All at the lowest fares we’ve ever offered in Australia!
Sydney Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary
Atlantis designed this cruise to arrive just in time for the 40th anniversary of Sydney Mardi Gras, a month-long celebration of our community, culminating in a nighttime parade viewed by over 750,000 people. And that’s just the beginning, as the revelry continues to a sensational all-night party for 17,000 featuring superstar talent from around the world. This year is guaranteed to be one for the record books, with an all-new design and much more!
As a major sponsor of Sydney Mardi Gras we’ve been able to perfectly coordinate our schedules. Our post-cruise program whisks you from the ship to Sydney’s top hotels with plenty of time to explore, tour, and truly make the most of this incredible city. We’ll have priority access to all the top events for Mardi Gras. Details will be released in early August.
Whether you want to enjoy all your time outdoors or spend the week in the spa, Noordam offers a fantastic range of options.
The modern central pool features a retractable “magradome” roof that can be completely closed to create an indoor pool space. It looks fantastic both day and night and doubles as our secondary indoor party space. Noordam’s beautiful aft Sea View Pool is surrounded by a massive teak deck – perfect for basking in the Pacific sun and the ultimate setting for Atlantis’ signature parties.
And when you’re ready to pamper yourself, head to the Greenhouse Spa. Enjoy a facial, a hot stone massage, a steam in the thermal suite, or relax in the hydro pool. Take in a workout in Noordam’s state-of-the art fitness center, featuring a full set of weight equipment, modern cardio machines, and a variety of challenging classes.