Auckland to Sydney Cruise, February 14 to 26, 2020 - Holland America Noordam

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Cabins

The following additional fees apply to all reservations:

  • $899 additional guest (3rd or 4th person in room)
  • $199 prepaid gratuities per person based on double occupancy
  • $380 non-commissionable fares & port fees per person
  • All prices listed above are in U.S. Dollars. Prices are subject to change at any time.  
  • All rates above, including prepaid gratuities, are per person based on double occupancy. Single stateroom charge is 200% of the double occupancy rate.  
  • Stateroom and balcony sizes are approximate, as are locations on deck plans. These are provided for informational purposes only. 
  • We offer a share category available for single travelers in the categories listed above on a smoking/non-smoking basis. 
  • In addition to the initial deposit, a second deposit is due on August 18, 2019. Final payments for this cruise are due on November 16, 2019.
  • Cancellation penalties start at the time of booking.
  • All reservations are subject to Atlantis Cancellation/Refund Policy and Terms and Conditions.

The price includes:

- Room and room service (cleaning, bath towels, sheets).

- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Diner, and all light meals from the restaurants, cafeterias and bars where it is indicated.

- Non-Alcoholic beverages during all meals: Water, Soda, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffee, Tea, and Milk.

- Access to all on board activities: Shows, Gym, Sauna, Pool, Jacuzzi, Events and Clubbing Nights.

The price does not include:

- The method of transport for you to get to the port where boarding of the ship will take place.

- Alcoholic beverages at any time, as well as Non-Alcoholic beverages outside of the meal times listed above.

- Activities and services off of the ship and certain activities on board, such as access to the spa/beauty center (see the list in the <boarding pamphlet> that will be given to you upon your arrival.

- Internet access and phone calls.

- Access to the infirmary

Upon your arrival aboard the ship, you will have the possibility to purchase a special PASS <soda and lemonade> allowing you to quench your thirst outside of mealtimes as you wish, for the entirety of the cruise.

Will you need cash during your stay on board?

No! Once on board you will receive a personal Atlantis & RSVP card, which you will use during the cruise in order to pay for all supplementary services and all purchases from on board boutiques. The use of the card will allow you to be able to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about dealing with cash for your daily expenditures while on the ship.

The amounts spent on the card will be automatically debited from your accumulating room account, which you will be able to pay at the end of the cruise using a credit card or cash.

Will it be possible to communicate with the mainland during the cruise?

Yes! Certainly, every time you feel like calling your friends or family you will be able to through the use of the satellite communication system, which all of our boats are

equipped with. You will be able to contact people when you wish, from the comfort of

your own room. All boats in the Atlantis & RSVP fleet receive a GSM signal, while in their navigation path. Thanks to a partnership with specific operators you will be able to send and receive phone calls and text messages from the middle of the ocean.

Can Atlantis & RSVP assure me that I will have access to medical assistance if necessary?

You have no need to be worried: on board you will be able to check your self into the infirmary during the hours indicated in the <boarding pamphlet>. The medical staff will be available 24hrs a day during the entirety of the trip. Every ship is equipped with a modern infirmary, equipped to help you when needed. All consultations and medical

services will be charged to the passengers. You will be able to buy medications in case they are needed directly from the infirmary. IMPORTANT: Access to the infirmary is not free and could vary between 500 and 1000 US Dollars. We recommend that you

purchase travelers medical insurance before your departure.