12-Night All Gay Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras Cruise, Feb 14-26, 2020

Holland America Noordam

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There’s never been a better time to head “down under” than with Atlantis when we return to Australia and New Zealand for a spectacular cruise kicking off with Auckland Pride and arrives just in time for Sydney’s legendary Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. From the awe-inspiring natural wonders of New Zealand to stunning Sydney, you’ll experience unparalleled wonders through two fascinating countries. Onboard, we’ll thrill you with two continents of entertainment, spectacular outdoor parties, and expert guides throughout your journey. All at the lowest fares we’ve ever offered in Australia!


Auckland’s blend of harbor islands, Polynesian culture and modern city created a lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world.  The City of Sails literally stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, from wild surf beaches to a beautiful gulf of tranquil islands.  And with the vibrant gay scene ready to welcome Atlantis guests, it’s the perfect welcoming introduction to the wonders of New Zealand.


Endless Marvels of New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes you in the vibrant harbor city of Auckland, a remarkable city boasting the country’s largest gay population. This stunning, cosmopolitan destination makes the perfect start for an all-gay cruise as we head south to explore.

After a relaxing day at sea, spend a day in the heart of wine country from the stunning port city of Napier. Explore New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington, famous for its breathtaking countryside and inviting harbor as well as magical scenery from a dozen famous movies.

The dramatic mountain vistas of Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island, bring you in touch with the most “English” city outside of England. From there head to Dunedin, one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

After all that exploring, two sea days will be a welcome break to recharge and refresh as we head to Australia.

The Perfect Australian Introduction

Staggering natural beauty meet Australian laid-back charm in the stunningly beautiful city of Hobart. From the bustling market to craggy mountain ranges it’s a city of brilliant contrasts, fabulous restaurants, and endless options for exploration.
Then it’s on to Eden, with a spectacular coastal town that is ideal for whale watching or simply enjoying the beautiful beach. Then we have one more day at sea as we head into glorious Sydney in time for the world’s largest gay and lesbian celebration.

Sydney Mardi Gras

Atlantis designed this cruise to arrive just in time for Sydney Mardi Gras, a month-long celebration of our community, culminating in a nighttime parade viewed by over 500,000 people. And that’s just the beginning, as the revelry continues to a sensational all-night party for 17,000 featuring superstar talent from around the world.  

We’ve been able to perfectly coordinate our schedules with Sydney Mardi Gras. Our post-cruise program whisks you from the ship to Sydney’s top hotels with plenty of time to explore, tour, and truly make the most of this incredible city.

The Perfect Ship for Play

Whether it’s an Atlantis day at sea or returning from a day of adventure, there’s so much to enjoy onboard Noordam. Relax by one of our two stunning pools, learn cooking in the culinary center, or pamper yourself in our expansive spa. Work out in the fully equipped fitness center packed with plenty of challenging classes. Join one of Malcolm’s zany pool games. Drag yourself out to Bingo with Miss Richfield. Or learn something new at one of our enrichment lectures. We’ll keep your days full of options, including the one to do absolutely nothing at all.

Choices to Savor

Excite your palate in our dramatic two-story ocean view restaurant featuring Holland America’s award-winning cuisine. As on all Atlantis cruises, you’ll enjoy open seating and a casual atmosphere with no dress code. There’s never an assigned table or dining time, allowing you to dine at your leisure with friends old and new.

For a special occasion, make a date at Pinnacle Grill for one of the most elegant meals at sea, featuring premium beef and fresh seafood. Or relax over an authentic Italian dinner in Canaletto. Casual fare abounds at the Lido Market with a wide variety of culinary delights virtually 24 hours a day.

Stars on Two Continents

Stellar entertainers from the USA and Australia star throughout your cruise, including comics, singers, drag performers, variety acts, and more. Our 1000 seat theater hosts sophisticated production shows, Atlantis signature entertainers, and more. We even produce our own gay acrobatic show, designed just for you.

Two intimate lounges feature up-and-coming entertainers and unique specialty acts up close and personal. You’ll always find friends in Atlantis’ signature piano bar, or one of the other inviting places for a drink. And there’s always action in the world-class casino.

Parties to Span an Ocean

Nothing compares to Atlantis’ dazzling nights as the pool deck transforms into a spectacular party space, starring top DJs from around the world. We’ll fill the night sky with lights, lasers, and music to thrill you well into the morning. Our themed afternoon T-Dances are legendary fun, and the perfect end to an afternoon. No matter what your taste in music or experience with a party, we’ll keep you dancing until Mardi Gras!

The World’s Best Vacation Value

With exchange rates at historic lows and outstanding deals on flights from virtually everywhere, there’s never been a better time to visit Australia and New Zealand. Add that to our low fares from $999 and you’ll discover our best gay vacation value.

Atlantis has been bringing guests to Sydney since 1996 and we’re proud of our partnership with Mardi Gras over the years. Make history with us as we explore two amazing countries and celebrate Mardi Gras together in 2020!

Australia On Sale.


On Sale Now. Incredible Fares from $999. Flights from $599!

Atlantis brings Australia closer to you with our lowest fares ever, now on sale from $999 for our amazing Auckland to Sydney Cruise. We’ve taken thousands of gay and lesbian travelers to Australia since 1996 and would love to show it all to you. And with rates less than $85 per day, it's truly an opportunity of a lifetime.

And on top of that, you can fly for $599 from the USA and Canada! Just reserve any available balcony room before December 20 and we’ll add roundtrip airfare at this incredible price. See below for conditions and restrictions.*

*Air Special Terms & Conditions

Purchase any balcony stateroom before December 20 on the 2020 Atlantis Auckland to Sydney Cruise and you can add roundtrip airfare from the US for $599. Airfares are restricted and non-refundable once purchased and no choice of routing is allowed. Flights are only valid on certain days of travel and we’ll do our best to honor specific requests. Air special may not be combined with any other discount or offer. Valid for new bookings only.


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Cruise Line
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Feb 14Auckland 5:00 PM
Feb 15Cruising White Island  
Feb 16Napier8:00 AM6:00 PM
Feb 17Wellington8:00 AM7:00 PM
Feb 18Akaroa8:00 AM7:00 PM
Feb 19Dunedin8:00 AM7:00 PM
Feb 20Tasman Sea  
Feb 21Day at Sea  
Feb 22Hobart9:00 AM12:00 AM
Feb 23Day at Sea  
Feb 24Eden8:00 AM5:00 PM
Feb 25Day at Sea  
Feb 26Sydney7:00 AM 

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Bicycle Touring
Bird Watching
Fitness Center
Jet Skiing
Motorcycle Touring
Mountain Biking
Music Festivals
Nature Observance
Scuba Diving
Sea Kayaking
Urban Adventure
Water Skiing
Whale Watching
Wine Tasting
Beach Volleyball
Horseback Riding
All prices are in US funds, per person, based on double occupancy. Port fees, taxes and NCF fares at $380 per person are extra. Prepaid gratuities of $199 pp, optional travel insurance and flights are also additional. Share cabins are available and indicated by (*). 3rd and 4th person in the same cabin are $899 pp extra. All availability and pricing is subject to change without notice. Not responsible for errors and omissions.


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