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Norwegian Fiords & Baltic Cruise

including Holland at Tulip Time

On sale now! Receive up to US$800 onboard cabin credit and more. Simply book and deposit before 31 October 2019.

Four lesser-visited areas of Europe await on our new spring time cruise which includes Holland, Scandinavia and the Baltic.

Begin with five days immersed in the Dutch culture at the height of the tulip season - a traditional, colourful spectacle.

Then board the new bright and light ‘Nieuw Statendam’ for a magical cruise to the Norwegian Fjords and all the vibrant northern capitals of Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, plus two nights in Russia’s showcase city of St Petersburg.

The end of May is also a perfect time to extend your stay in Europe.

  • Copenhagen
  • Tour Map
  • Tallinn
  • Stockholm
  • St Petersburg

Your travel itinerary

Tuesday 28 April

Auckland – Singapore

Depart Auckland on Singapore Airlines to Singapore. Change planes.

Wednesday 29 April

Amsterdam – Enkhuizen

Arrive in Amsterdam early morning and transfer by coach to the northern harbour town of Enkhuizen for a two night stay in this historic port town. Afternoon at leisure before a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Thursday 30 April

Enkhuizen

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Today explore the tulip fields of northern Holland and Afsluitdijk – the 32km causeway completed in 1932.
Return to Enkhuizen for lunch at a Dutch restaurant. After lunch experience the highlights of this maritime city with your local guide. Rest of day at leisure.

Friday 01 May

Enkhuizen – Amsterdam

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This morning drive south to the town of Alkmaar with its famous cheese market in the town square, along with shops, cafés and restaurants housed in the historic buildings that line the narrow streets.
Continue on to Zaanse Schans for lunch in the historic buildings of this quaint town known for its colourful windmills and distinctive green houses. Immersion in Dutch culture continues with clog makers, cheese making / tasting and traditional chocolate milk processing.

Continue to Amsterdam for a two-night stay.

An evening dinner cruise on-board a canal boat shows the magical lights and buildings of Old Amsterdam.

Saturday 02 May

Amsterdam (Keukenhof)

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A morning tour to the colourful Keukenhof Gardens with 32 hectares and seven million blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
Return to the city with the afternoon free. Enjoy an evening Dinner Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam.

Sunday 03 May

Amsterdam – Embark ‘Nieuw Statendam’

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This morning visit Anne Frank’s House where Anne wrote her famous diary while in hiding during occupied Holland before transferring to your home for the next 21 nights – ‘Nieuw Statendam.’ Time to settle into your stateroom before a 5pm sailing.

Group welcome and dinner on board.

Monday 04 May

At Sea

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A perfect time to explore the ship and participate in the many available activities.

Tuesday 05 May

Scenic Cruising – Sognefjord (Norway)

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Cruise to arrive at Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord in Norway, known as the ‘King of Fjords.’

Time on deck cruising between steep mountains, small picturesque villages and waterfalls along the world’s longest and deepest fiord before docking at Flam.  An opportunity to experience one of the world’s most scenic railways from Flam to Myrdal, a spectacular climb from Fiords to Mountains return through mountainous scenery.

Wednesday 06 May

Stavanger (Norway)

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Time to explore Norway’s fifth largest city, a former ship building and fish canning town whose new development is based on North Sea oil. The cobbled ‘Old Town’ with its quaint white wooden houses, cafés and shops are walking distance from the ship.
Museums vary in theme from petroleum, canning to maritime – take your pick. In contrast walk the streets of Ovre Holmegate with its many brightly-coloured houses and buildings.

Thursday 07 May

Kristiansand

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A day to enjoy the southern city on the Norwegian Riviera with white cottages and pattered cobble streets. See the Fiskebrygga (fish quay) the open-air museum and the modern Kilden Performing Arts Centre.

Friday 08 May

Scenic Cruising – Oslofjord - Oslo

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This 100km long fjord leading to Oslo is dotted with many small islands some of which are nature reserves with plenty of birdlife and distinctive wooden cabins.

Time to explore the Norwegian capital with attractions which include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, City hall, a walk in Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Kontiki, Flam and Viking Ship Museums.

Saturday 09 May

Day at Sea

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Sunday 10 May

Amsterdam

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Arrive in now-familiar Amsterdam with the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum with its collection of 200 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh or the Rijksmuseum. Perhaps hire a bicycle and explore the districts surrounding the city centre.

Monday 11 May

Day at Sea

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Tuesday 12 May

Copenhagen (Denmark)

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The capital of Denmark sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and is linked to southern Sweden by the impressive Oresund Bridge.
The Amalienborg Palace is in the historic centre along with Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid and Nyhavn, a 17th century waterfront centre.

Copenhagen is extremely user-friendly with great walking and shopping areas.

Wednesday 13 May

Warnemunde (Berlin, Germany)

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The port is situated on the Baltic Sea and known for its canal-lined streets, shops and fishing boats. Warnemunde is also known for the art work of Edvard Munch Haus, a Norwegian painter whose famous work ‘The Scream’ was twice stolen from art galleries but later recovered.
This is also the port for visiting Berlin, a three hour train or coach ride away.

Thursday 14 May

Day at Sea

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Friday 15 May

Tallinn (Estonia)

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Discover Tallinn’s walled, cobblestoned Old Town – two kms from the cruise port in the Gulf of Finland. This is a World Heritage site where cars are not permitted.

Saturday 16 May

St Petersburg (Russia)

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Two days to savour the highlights of this stunning city the Peter & Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, the Hermitage (the world’s largest art museum with more than three million exhibits),  Peterhof Palace – a World Heritage Site and generally soak up the atmosphere of this grandiose city.    

Sunday 17 May

St Petersburg (Russia)

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Monday 18 May

Helsinki (Finland)

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Finland’s capital on the Gulf of Finland is a vibrant, seaside city of beautiful islands and green parks easily explored on foot. Highlights are the quay area, Market Square and the Temppeliaukio – a 1960s church excavated out of rock. Designer stores abound along with contemporary architecture.

Tuesday 19 May

Stockholm (Sweden) - Cruising the Archipelago

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The Swedish capital encompasses 14 islands with more than 50 bridges. Gamla Stan (Old Town) features ochre coloured buildings, canals and ancient history.

Relax as you pass tiny islands with houses clinging to the rocks to large green islands with small holiday communities established many years ago.

Wednesday 20 May

Cruising at Sea

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Thursday 21 May

Kiel (Hamburg) Germany

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Kiel is a maritime city on the 17km Kiel Fjord. The natural harbour is home to Germany’s navy and the large student population gives it a vibrant atmosphere. The cosmopolitan city of Hamburg is 100km away.

Friday 22 May

Arhus (Denmark)

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Denmark’s second largest city on the east coast of the Jutland Peninsula is a myriad of winding canals, cobbled streets and innovative waterside developments.

See Dan Gamle By – its old town open air museum with centuries-old timbered houses; Arhus Botanical Gardens and an underground museum.

Saturday 23 May

Day at Sea

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Sunday 24 May

Amsterdam – Singapore

Our final day as we disembark ‘Nieuw Statendam’ and transfer to the airport for our flight home. Change planes in Singapore.

Monday 25 May

Singapore – Auckland

Arrive Auckland late evening.

Inclusions

  • Return economy air flights Auckland – Amsterdam // Amsterdam - Auckland
  • 21 nights cruising in a stateroom on board ‘Nieuw Statendam’’
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell dinners and receptions
  • Coach travel as specified
  • International transfers as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Guided tours
  • Evening dinner cruise – Amsterdam
  • Taxes & port charges
  • All meals on board
  • All day cabin service
  • Baggage transport on embarkation & Debarkation
  • On-board enriching activities • wine tastings • talks by experts • local artisan demonstrations • performances by local entertainers
  • Transfers as specified
  • All gratuities plus taxes on board ‘Nieuw Statendam’’                  
  • Pukekohe Travel escorts subject to 20 persons travelling

Cost

On Sale now!

Book before 31 October 2019 and receive

  • up to US$800 on board credit
  • plus one free dinner at the specialty restaurant Pinnacle Grill
  • plus if you book a balcony or suite stateroom receive free premium internet

 

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
 Signature Suite              $21,341  +$13,562
 Vista Suite  $16,138  +$9,075
 Balcony             $14,559  +$7,713
 Oceanview       $13,643  +$6,925
Inside $11,997 +$5,630           
Business Class Upgrade +$6,558
Premium Economy Class Upgrade +$3.732
Early Booking Discount ( 06 December 2019 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance – compulsory
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Shore excursions
  • Items not specified
  • Airport and airline taxes (NZD145)

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person will secure a place on this trip
  • Full payment is due no later than 14 February 2020

Cancellations

  • From the date of booking until 14 February 2020 – loss of deposit
  • After 14 February 2020 - no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel
  • No visa is required for New Zealand passport holders to visit countries on the itinerary other than Russia (St Petersburg)
  • A visa for St Petersburg will be issued on board Nieuw Statendam for those participating in the ship’s shore excursions only
  • All other passport holders please ask

 

  • Weather in April / May                       Max          Min

  • Amsterdam                                        12˚c          04˚c        

  • Stavanger                                           15˚c          07˚c                                  

  • Copenhagen                                      16˚c          08˚c                                             

  • Helsinki                                              14˚c          06˚c                         

  • St Petersburg                                      16˚c          06˚c

  • Amsterdam                                        17˚c          08˚c


    This is Spring in Northern Europe so expect cool, changeable weather with some rain

    Clothing
    On board ‘Nieuw Statendam’ by day – comfortable touring clothes and walking shoes; By night – smart casual

     Currency

  • On board ‘Nieuw Statendam’ - USD

  • Estonia / Finland / Germany / Holland – Euro

  • Denmark – Danish krone

  • Norway – Norwegian krone

  • Sweden – Swedish krona

Health and Fitness

A good standard of health and fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile with the ability to walk unaided on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Ship Information

MS Nieuw Statendam

 Statistics

  • Operated by Holland America Line
  • Maiden Voyage - 2018
  • Tonnage – 99,500
  • Capacity – 2660
  • Length – 297m
  • Width – 35m
  • Crew – 1036
  • Decks – 13

 Facilities

  • 12 restaurants & cafés
  • Seven entertainment venues
  • Seven lounges / bars
  • Spa & salon
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Duty Free shops
  • Library / internet café
  • On-board WIFI access
  • Sports courts


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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