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Rail and Sail New Zealand with Holland America Line

Cruise departs 16 February 2025

What to expect

Experience New Zealand by rail and sea with this perfectly curated package.

Perfect for those travellers short on time, experience all three of New Zealand’s Great Train Journeys on this 8-day itinerary from Christchurch to Auckland. Explore the breathtaking Southern Alps onboard the world-famous TranzAlpine where you will encounter remarkable peaks and turquoise lakes with a return day trip from Christchurch to Greymouth. Traverse the rugged coastline on the Coastal Pacific before cruising the magnificent Cook Strait. Complete your trip with a journey on the historic Northern Explorer which voyages through the beating heart of the North. 
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What you'll love

Culture and history
Gourmet food and drinks
Stunning landscapes and sights

Perfect for

Suitable for everyone
Premium experiences
Wheelchair accessible

What's included

Rail Package

  • 3 nights, 3.5-star accommodation in Christchurch 
  • Return TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth
  • One-Way Coastal Pacific Rail Journey from Christchurch to Picton
  • 1 night, 3.5 star accommodation in Picton 
  • Cook Strait Ferry Crossing from Picton to Wellington
  • 1 night, 4-star accommodation in Wellington 
  • One-Way Northern Explorer Rail Journey from Wellington to Auckland
  • 2 nights, 4-star accommodation in Auckland 

Cruise package

  • 14-night cruise onboard ms Westerdam from Auckland to Sydney 
  • Visit Tauranga (Rotorua), Napier, Wellington, Picton, Lyttelton, Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Cruising Fiordland National Park, Hobart and Melbourne
BONUS - Have it All early booking bonus*
  •   Signature Beverage Package
  •   Shore Excursion(s)
  •   Specialty Dining
  •   Wi-Fi
  •   Crew appreciation gratuity
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Options and details

Ask your RAA travel advisor about upgrading your cabin onboard the cruise: 

  • Oceanview
  • Verandah
  • Or travel in style and upgrade to a Signature or Neptune suite.

Just add flights, bookable approximately 10 months in advance.

Terms and conditions

*Conditions Apply. All pricing is per person twin share, quoted in Australian dollars, and is correct as at 27 October 2023. Rail pricing is subject to change based on hotel room availability. Package based on starting 09 Feb 2025 from Christchurch. Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen train track maintenance and weather conditions. No transportation is included unless otherwise stated in the offer inclusions. Book by 15 November 2023 unless sold out prior. Lead price is based on an Interior Stateroom. *HAVE IT ALL terms and conditions- Fares are based on Promo(s) N1/U1. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy, cruise, or Land+Sea Journeys only. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional. Have it All fares are subject to availability, available for new bookings only, apply only to the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, are not valid on Grand Voyages or 1-5 day cruise voyages, are not combinable with any other discounts and are not transferable or refundable. Have It All fares include a premium amenities package in your fare at 50% off the total package cost if purchased separately. Have it all fares are applicable on select 2023-2024 departures. ANZ/RAA258DRAIL/W515/16FEB25.

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