Join us for the 25th anniversary of Olivia Travel in 2015! We’ll celebrate by setting sail with 1,900 women for an amazing 12-day celebration on our first-ever cruise to Australia and New Zealand. As always, we’ve chartered the entire ship so you can be out and free on your vacation!
This cruise is sure to be the vacation of a lifetime. Aside from seven incredible ports of call, you’ll also have four wonderful days at sea to rejuvenate, luxuriate and relax. We’ll depart from magnificent Sydney Harbor with its stunning views, rich Aboriginal history and the famed Sydney Opera House. In Hobart, ranked one of the Top 10 cities in the world by Lonely Planet and the capital of Tasmania, you’ll have the opportunity to hand-feed Forester kangaroos, visit koalas and see native species such as devils, quolls and wombats in the Bonorong Wildlife Park. In the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur, Tasmania, take a scenic drive down Arthur Highway and pass through breathtaking seascapes, rolling farmlands and quaint villages. Across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, cruise the scenic and striking Fiordland National Park, filled with jagged mountain peaks, craggy lakes and dramatic rainforests. You’ll visit the New Zealand town that resembles Edinburgh – Dunedin – as well as the French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, Akaroa. On the North Island, stop in the adventurous city of Wellington, home to the mountains and valleys in scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We’ll conclude our celebration in Auckland, one of the world’s most fascinating cities, built atop old volcanoes on the narrow isthmus that connects the Northland peninsula to the rest of the island.
Whether you’re exploring the vast New Zealand countryside, observing marsupials in their natural habitats or spelunking through caves, you will fall in love with the world “Down Under.” Back on board, bask in the warm sun, dine in dazzling restaurants, go dancing at the club or sit by the pool and make new friends. You can even play bingo, hit the casino or get a massage. Traveling solo? We’ve got dozens of activities just for you, including special solos seating at meals and shows! You’ll also enjoy amazing Olivia signature entertainment, including music and comedy shows, and the fabulous Club O.
Step on board Holland America's vista-class ship, the ms Oosterdam, for an amazing experience in relaxed cruising. Its comfortable yet elegant atmosphere will truly become your favorite “home away from home.” The ms Oosterdam boasts a casino, multiple bars, a café, a dance club, an internet center, a library, a relaxing full-service spa, two pools, multiple Jacuzzis, a show lounge, a movie theater, a full wraparound teak promenade deck and so much more. There are five restaurants on board, including the fine-dining Vista Dining Room boasting four-course meals, the Lido deck buffet, The Pinnacle Grill gourmet specialty restaurant, Canaletto featuring Italian cuisine and a poolside snack bar. The luxurious and well-appointed staterooms and suites are some of the largest, affording you more room to relax, as well as 24-hour room service.