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HAL's Westerdam to circle Australia as opener for 2024-25 Australasia season

Article-HAL's Westerdam to circle Australia as opener for 2024-25 Australasia season

Holland America Line's Beth Bodensteiner said Westerdam will make ‘the most in-depth immersion’ of Australia
On October 24, 2024, Holland America Line’s 1,964-passenger Westerdam will sail across the South Pacific from Seattle, due to arrive in Sydney on November 17.

She will then make a 35-day circumnavigation of Australia, cruising around the Great Barrier Reef and the Torres Strait, visiting Komodo in Indonesia, Broome and down to Fremantle, across to Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart, before returning to Sydney — calling at 16 ports in all.

Sydney/Auckland round-trips

From December 2024 through to March 2025 Westerdam will operate a series of 14-day round-trips between Sydney and Auckland.

The sailings include six ports around New Zealand and a call at Hobart. 

All itineraries feature scenic cruising in Fiordland National Park.

Bucket list destinations

‘Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific are iconically beautiful locations, but they have so much more to offer which is why they remain high on the bucket list of travellers who are looking to see the world with the ease of a cruise,’ Chief Commercial Officer Beth Bodensteiner said.

‘The Australian circumnavigation itinerary is the most in-depth immersion a cruiser can have of the continent.’ she said.

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