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The 2022 Journey Across the Australian Outback

From £5,599pp

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FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

Exclusive FREE On Board Spend of up to $500*

4★ Hotel Stays in Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney & Auckland Included*

Two Night journey on board the Iconic Ghan Train & Incredible Off Train Excursions Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 25 nights
  • Departs 09 Feb 2022
  • Sails from Sydney, Australia
  • Ship Oosterdam
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1737223‍
  • Voyage code ‍O215‍

Your Itinerary

Fly overnight from London to Adelaide, Australia Wed 09 Feb 2022

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Adelaide, Australia

Two night 4★ hotel stay in Adelaide, Australia Fri 11 Feb 2022

Adelaide, Australia

Upon arrival, transfer to a 4★ hotel for a two night stay, including breakfast

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, Australia - Explore at your leisure Sat 12 Feb 2022

Adelaide, Australia

Spend a full day at leisure to explore (B)

A treat for all wine lovers, as a third of all Australia's wine is produced an hour or less from church-sprinkled Adelaide. Perhaps its best known is the gorgeous Magill Estate, a wonderful spot for a first-class tasting in the rolling South Australian countryside

The Ghan train

Adelaide, Australia ★The Ghan Train Journey★ Sun 13 Feb 2022

The Ghan train

After breakfast, embark The Ghan for a two night journey travelling coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best. Before long, some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view.

As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages (B,L,D)

Alice Springs, Australia

Marla – Alice Springs, Australia ★The Ghan Train Journey★ Mon 14 Feb 2022

Alice Springs, Australia

Awake in Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia, and experience the desert come to life at sunrise.

Enjoy brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of off-train excursions awaits (B,L,D)

Nitmiluk Gorge, Australia

Katherine – Darwin, Australia ★The Ghan Train Journey★ Tue 15 Feb 2022

Nitmiluk Gorge, Australia

Explore Katherine from the water or land with a choice of off-train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station. (B,L)

Overnight 4★ hotel stay in Darwin, Australia Tue 15 Feb 2022

Upon arrival in Darwin, transfer to a 4★ hotel for your overnight stay

Fly from Darwin to Sydney, Australia Wed 16 Feb 2022

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney

Overnight 4★ hotel stay in Sydney, Australia Wed 16 Feb 2022

Upon arrival, transfer to a 4★ hotel for an overnight stay, including breakfast (B)

Transfer to the port and embark the ship Thu 17 Feb 2022

After breakfast transfer to the port and embark 5★ Oosterdam for your 14 night voyage to Auckland

Cruises to Sydney

Sydney, Australia Thu 17 Feb 2022

Cruises to Sydney

From the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach, man and Mother Nature contribute in equal measure to this splendid city.

Oosterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Fri 18 Feb 2022

Oosterdam, Holland America Line
Port Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur Sun 20 Feb 2022

Port Arthur, Tasmania

The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia and one of the country’s most visited heritage attractions. Take a drive down Arthur Highway which forms part of the Convict Trail Touring Route and passes through breathtaking seascapes, rolling farmlands and little villages, vineyards, artists studios and sweeping bays.

Cruises to Hobart

Hobart Sun 20 Feb 2022

Cruises to Hobart

Bursting with modern energy and historic charm, Hobart is a contrasting mix of colonial style and vibrant modernity. Discover all this and more on a cruise to Hobart.

Oosterdam, Holland America Line

At Sea Tue 22 Feb 2022

Oosterdam, Holland America Line
Milford Sound, New Island

Milford Sound Thu 24 Feb 2022

Milford Sound, New Island

Fifteen dramatic fjords are protected within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the spectacular Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds.

Fiordland National Park

Cruising Fiordland National Park Thu 24 Feb 2022

Fiordland National Park

Every year, visitors flock to New Zealand in search of landscapes straight out of Middle Earth. They find what they're looking for in Fiordland National Park, on the southwestern coast of the South Island. This stunning 12,000-square-kilometer (4,633-square-mile) park encompasses mountains, lakes, fjords and rain forests. The area was once the home of Maori hunters; later, European whalers established small settlements here. But mostly, this region has seen a notable lack of human activity—the steep peaks and wet landscape deterred all but the hardiest people. That changed around the end of the 19th century, when travelers discovered the beautiful scenery of Fiordland. The national park was formally established in 1952. Countless plant and animal species find a haven here. Among the park's rare birds is the flightless takahe, thought for decades to be extinct until it was spotted in the area in 1948. The natural wonders continue offshore: Seals, dolphins and whales frequent these waters.

Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand

Port Chalmers (Dunedin) Fri 25 Feb 2022

Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand

Much of New Zealand feels like England, by way of Polynesia. There are a few exceptions, though, such as the town of Akaroa, a former French settlement, and the distinctly Scottish city of Dunedin, named after the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh. After Dunedin was founded in 1848, city surveyor Charles Kettle attempted to impose Edinburgh's New Town grid plan on the growing city. But the Otago Peninsula's hilly landscape proved challenging—for evidence, note that Dunedin has one of the world's steepest streets (Baldwin Street). The volcanic remnants around the harbor make for a dramatic backdrop. Dunedin's prominence during the gold rush in the late 19th century resulted in many grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings. Thanks to the beautiful University of Otago (the country's oldest), there's a large student population to keep the city vibrant and modern. But Dunedin's heritage is always proudly on display: The magnificent Dunedin Railway Station and Larnach Castle have been restored to their full glory, and the fascinating Toitu Otago Settlers Museum provides a glimpse into the lives of early residents. Outside the city, the Otago Peninsula is lined with scenic beaches and home to rare birdlife like the royal albatross and yellow-eyed penguin.

Christchurch, New Zealand

Lyttelton Sat 26 Feb 2022

Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand’s Garden City is renowned for its English heritage and it’s easy to see why. Tree-lined avenues, backed by elegant Victorian buildings.

Picton, New Zealand

Picton Sun 27 Feb 2022

Picton, New Zealand

Set in the upper reaches of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is perfect in every way: climate, scenery, outdoor adventure. Gateway to the largest grape-growing and wine-producing region of New Zealand. Sample shore excursions: A Taste of Picton; The Wines of Marlborough; Queen Charlotte Sound Kayaking.

Coast, Wellington

Wellington Mon 28 Feb 2022

Coast, Wellington

New Zealand’s capital city is a veritable hotspot of food, fun and culture situated in one of the planet’s most beautiful countries.

Napier, New Zealand

Napier Tue 01 Mar 2022

Napier, New Zealand

A city of vision, rebuilt in the striking, clean style of art deco after a devastating earthquake in 1931 and reinvented as a center for gourmet food and wines. Sample shore excursions: Napier Art Deco Highlights; Cape Kidnappers Gannet Safari; Hawke's Bay Wineries; A Taste of New Zealand:: Epicurean Experience at Sileni Estates.

Tauranga City, North Island, New Zealand

Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand Wed 02 Mar 2022

Tauranga City, North Island, New Zealand

Site of fierce Maori wars, Tauranga today is a peaceful city in the heart of kiwifruit-growing country. Farther afield: Rotorua, with its spouting geysers and bubbling mud pools, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and nocturnal kiwi houses. Sample shore excursions: Fascinating Rotorua; Longridge Park & Jetboat Ride; Maori Marae Visit.

Auckland Thu 03 Mar 2022

Stretched over a volcanic field on New Zealand's North Island is multicultural Auckland. The country's largest city, this thriving hub offers everything you would expect.

Disembark the ship Thu 03 Mar 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

Two night 4★ hotel stay in Auckland, New Zealand Thu 03 Mar 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

Transfer to a 4★ hotel for your two night stay, including breakfast

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand - Explore at your leisure Fri 04 Mar 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

Spend a full day at leisure to explore. The country’s largest city, this thriving hub offers everything you would expect - enchanting scenery at every turn, fascinating Maori heritage and friendly locals (B)

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Sat 05 Mar 2022

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Sun 06 Mar 2022

What's included *

  • Exclusive Launch Savings of up to £2,800
  • TWO NIGHT 4★ hotel stay in Adelaide, Australia, including breakfast
  • TWO NIGHT journey on board The Ghan train in a Gold Twin cabin including:
  • - All meals including all-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • - Authentic Off-train excursions in Katherine and Alice Springs and a short stop in Marla
  • - A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • OVERNIGHT 4★ hotel stay in Darwin, Australia, including breakfast
  • OVERNIGHT 4★ hotel stay in Sydney, Australia, including breakfast
  • 14 NIGHTS full board cruising on board 5★ Oosterdam:
  • - FREE stateroom upgrades^
  • Exclusive FREE On Board Spend of up to $500 for Ocean View Staterooms (HH) & above
  • Return flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas
  • All meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout the day and early evening
  • All evening entertainment, including Broadway-style shows and live music in many of the lounges
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • A choice of daily on board activities
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes and Elemis skincare and spa therapy products
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 28th February and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Standard Interior Stateroom

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Approximately 151-233 sq. ft. Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large/Standard Inside Stateroom

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Approximately 151-233 sq. ft. These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Interior Stateroom

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Approximately 151-233 sq. ft. These spacious staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Ocean view Stateroom

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Approximately 174-180 sq. ft. These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images

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Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

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Approximately 174-180 sq. ft. These large staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The view is fully obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Large Ocean view Stateroom (Partial Sea View)

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Approximately 174-180 sq. ft. These staterooms feature a partial sea view and include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus premium massage shower heads and a variety of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the image

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Verandah Stateroom

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Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. including verandah Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and bath tub with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Signature Suite

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Approximately 372-384 sq. ft. including verandah These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Neptune Suite

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Approximately 500-712 sq. ft. including verandah With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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Pinnacle Suite

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Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. including verahdah Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave and refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah with whirlpool. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a separate dressing room and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower as well as an additional shower stall. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

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The Ship - Oosterdam

  • Occupancy1,916
  • Tonnage82,305 tons
  • Length936 ft (285.30 m)
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Oosterdam, a Vista-class ship, recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with EXC Port to Table and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Holland America Line

Does Holland America Line have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Holland America Line does have a flexible cancellation policy.

Book a cruise by 31st March 2021 on sailings departing through to 30th April 2022 and you will be able to cancel for any reason 30 days prior to departure. You will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit. Your Future Cruise Credit will be valid for one year from the date of issue and can be used on any Holland America sailing departing up until 31st December 2022.


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Holland America Line, Wendy Wu Tours and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Ports may require a tender. On board spend is for Oceanview Staterooms (HH) & above, per stateroom/suite and tiered depending on grade booked. Star ratings are Reader Offers Ltd classified. 5★ relates to the cruise element only. Named hotels are subject to change. ^Stateroom upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs; regional flights may require an additional overnight stay at an extra cost. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Meals on the tour are included as stated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above on a 7 night cruise or more by 8pm 28th February 2021. Amount is tiered on voyage and cabin booked.

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