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Holland America Line

Australia & Melanesia Cruise M952

17 NIGHTS
16 Nov 2019
Maasdam cruises
Cruiseline
Holland America Line
Ship
Maasdam
Departs
Sydney
Returns
Sydney
Departure Date
16 Nov 2019
Duration
17 nights
Inside Oceanview Verandah Suite Deluxe Suites
$169/day
$178/day
$303/day
$453/day

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Sat 16 Nov 2019 Sydney, Australia 06:45 PM
2 Sun 17 Nov 2019 At Sea
3 Mon 18 Nov 2019 Brisbane, Australia 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
4 Tue 19 Nov 2019 Gladstone, Australia 12:00 PM 08:00 PM
5 Wed 20 Nov 2019 At Sea
6 Thu 21 Nov 2019 At Sea
7 Fri 22 Nov 2019 Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
8 Sat 23 Nov 2019 Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
9 Sun 24 Nov 2019 Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10 Mon 25 Nov 2019 Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
11 Tue 26 Nov 2019 At Sea
12 Wed 27 Nov 2019 Cairns, Australia 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
13 Thu 28 Nov 2019 Townsville, Australia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
14 Fri 29 Nov 2019 Airlie Beach, Australia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
15 Sat 30 Nov 2019 At Sea
16 Sun 1 Dec 2019 Tangalooma, Australia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
17 Mon 2 Dec 2019 At Sea
18 Tue 3 Dec 2019 Sydney, Australia 07:00 AM

Don't miss out on Maasdam enjoying 17 exciting nights on the Australia & Melanesia Cruise M952 exploring Australia. Your ship sails from Sydney and calls into 10 ports in 2 countries before returning to Sydney. This 3 star cruise from Holland America Line has 1 forward departures. Our exclusive specials start as low as $169 per person/day, twin share. So call now and get expert, friendly advice.

Maasdam Overview

Maasdam runs ‘EXC In-Depth Voyages’ that focus on local customs, food, dance and so forth, and use zodiac inflatables to explore. Look out for these itineraries. MS Maasdam crosses the Pacific in April 2019, then offers a series of 21-night in-depth voyages to the fjords of Alaska and British Columbia, out of San Francisco. In July cross the Pacific from San Francisco to Yokohama in Japan (interesting ports on the way are Kodiak, Nome and Petropavlovsk). Starting August 2019 over 43 nights visit ports in Japan, Micronesia, New Guinea, Melanesia and the South Pacific, arriving in Sydney in late September. From September 2019 through February 2020 Maasdam will again be in Australian and New Zealand waters. Late in the year circumnavigate New Zealand and Australia. Indeed, Maasdam has planned some very interesting itineraries less than 3000 km from Australia. Holland America Line arranges excellent onshore tours, and pre- and post-tour packages.

Accommodation

Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view with panoramic windows; Lanai, that open directly to a promenade deck but with mirrored glass doors for privacy; Spa, located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon; and three levels of suites. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible. There are no single cabins.

Food and Dining

The ship has six formal to casual dining areas. The two-deck main Dining Room serves open-seating breakfast and lunch. For dinner chose between set-seating at first or second servings, or open seating on the upper deck. The Master Chefs’ three-course menus are excellent, and waiting staff are friendly Indonesian and Filipino stewards. Ask for a table for 2/4/6/8. Special dietary requests must be ordered pre-cruise. One night in seven is a formal night, perhaps preceded with pre-dinner drinks, then after your meal retire to the Showroom at Sea or a musical recital. There are two alternative restaurants, best to reserve in advance: The Pinnacle Grill (pay extra) for steaks and seafood (and occasionally a special Pinnacle – Le Cirque), and the Italian-American-influenced Canaletto. Ask about beverage packages.

Entertainment

At night the Show Lounge presents Las Vegas-style revues, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts. Alternatively, attend a musical recital in one of the lounges, dance to the backing of a band ensemble, watch sport in the multi-screen sports bar, or sip drinks while your request is sung by the pianist or guitarist. View recent movies (with popcorn) in the Screening Room, unless you’d prefer to watch your choice of DVD in your cabin. Guests can crowd around the Piano Bar for a sing-along: this is a very popular location. Through the evening the disco and nightclub on the top deck will take you into the early hours of the morning, very inviting if the new day is a sea day and you’ve ordered breakfast in your cabin. The large casino has lots of playing options.

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What's onboard?

  • Navigator personal device planner (for meals, excursions, activites)
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections with audio tour
  • Curated shore tours, talks, maps, guides
  • Shops duty free
  • Lanai staterooms (open to promenade deck)
  • Spa suites/staterooms
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Culinary Council Dinner
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Market
  • In-room dining menu 24h
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Canaletto (Italian)
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood: lunch, dinner)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Dive In at Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (Internet, NY Times)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Multiple bars, lounges (pay drinks)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High Tea/cruise
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Mainstage (comedy, song, dance)
  • BBC Earth productions with live orchestra & film
  • Billboard Piano Bar karaoke
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub, dancing
  • In-cabin movies 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment
  • Movies On Board (theatre)
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (2)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon (pay)
  • Fitness Centre (some pay)
  • O, the Oprah Magazine activities (select cruises)
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Digital Workshop (camera/computer)
  • Explorations Central (onboard program about ports)
  • EXC In-Depth Voyages (No Club HAL)
  • America’s Test Kitchen (cooking shows, workshops)
  • Sports court, table games
  • Zodiac inflatables
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on most sailings
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-6, 7-12, 13-17y)
  • Special needs program
  • Port days, after-hours care (pay)
  • After hours 3-13 y 10pm-12 (pay)
  • Babysitting on sea days for Under 6s (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Laundry self-serve (coin)
  • Mini-bar (verandah & higher)
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore (pay)
  • US 110/European 220V
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter


What's included?

  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y) (Prinsendam 5-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Concierge for Pinnacle & Neptune suites


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Gratuities per person/day: US$14.50, Suites US$16
  • Gratuities are voluntary & can be modified/removed on request at Guest Relations after boarding
  • Service charge: beverages 15%
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport, visa, vaccination fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases to any taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Service charge to credit card transactions
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • REMINDERS
  • Passport required, must be valid for 6 months after return date
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code: Formal, best black-tie look; Smart Casual, dress to impress; casual, shorts for b’fast & lunch


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DEPARTURE DATES INSIDE OCEANVIEW VERANDAH SUITE DELUXE SUITES
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$169 per day
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$453 per day

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