Polynesian Crossing (24 Days)

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: Maasdam  |  44 Reviews
Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco, CA, United States
Dates: 14 Apr 2019 - 06 May 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
14 Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
5:00 PM
DAY 2
15 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
16 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
17 Apr 2019
Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 5
18 Apr 2019
Vavau, Tonga
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
International Dateline (Crossing)
Day-at-Sea
Alofi, Niue
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
19 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
20 Apr 2019
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
21 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
22 Apr 2019
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
23 Apr 2019
Moorea, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Papeete, French Polynesia
8:00 PM
DAY 11
24 Apr 2019
Papeete, French Polynesia
5:00 PM
DAY 12
25 Apr 2019
Avatoru, Rangiroa, France, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 13
26 Apr 2019
Fakarava, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14
27 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 15
28 Apr 2019
Hapatoni, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 16
29 Apr 2019
Taiohae, French Polynesia
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 17
30 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 18
01 May 2019
Equator (Crossing)
DAY 19
02 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 20
03 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 21
04 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 22
05 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 23
06 May 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 24
07 May 2019
San Francisco, CA, United States
7:00 AM
Polynesian Crossing map

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For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

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Shore Excursions

Auckland, New Zealand - 14 Apr 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Length: 10 Hours
Meals: None
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Beyond Auckland Combo Tour - Hobbiton Movie Set And Waitomo Caves
Within a day's journey we will bring you to two world famous attractions, New Zealand's famous Waitomo glowworm caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set.

After being picked up in your private vehicle, you will travel through the Waikato and King Country countryside. We will travel part of the famous Thermal Explorer Highway as far as Waitomo Caves, showing you some gorgeous New Zealand countryside along the way.

Once at Waitomo Caves, you will explore a natural landmark that has become a part of over 125 years of New Zealand history. A world-famous easy walk and boat ride through these amazing caves will show you the marvels of Mother Nature as thousands of remarkable Glowworms display themselves in what feels like a cinematic wonderland. A local guide will provide informative commentary on all aspects of the caves and how they have developed into what they are today. The Glowworms that line caves are unique to New Zealand and something you can't see anywhere else.

Next up is Middle Earth, the town of Matamata. It now more commonly known as "Hobbiton Movie Set" since Peter Jackson chose it to be the humble home of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved Hobbits from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" Movie trilogies.

Lots of cool information awaits, such as how this bucolic location, dotted with sheep farms, was chosen, how the sets were created and which scenes were filmed here. The inviting landscape makes you want to stay forever. You will thrill at the chance to see the Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn (where Samwise Gamgee wooed Rosie Cotton) the Mill, the famous Party Tree where Gandolf set off fireworks at Bilbo's birthday party. And, I've saved the best for last. You will also visit Bag End, with its curious, yet irresistible round door with the door knob right in the middle. This charming place was the home of Bilbo Baggins, then Frodo Baggins and eventually, home of Samewise Gamgee, his wife Rosie and their little Hobbits.

You will arrive back in Auckland, dreaming of Hobbits and savoring the memories of the day.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour includes entrance fees, but does not include the cost of lunch or any additional snacks and beverages.
- Entrance to the Waitomo Caves includes a 45 minute guided tour with a guide at the Waitomo Caves as well as a boat ride at the end.
- Entrance to Hobbiton is included in the tour cost. This is a shared tour once there with a Hobbiton guide.
- Please note that this full day tour involves a lot of driving. The drive is approximately 2.5 hours to the Waitomo Caves, followed by one hour for lunch and another 1.5 hour drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. From Hobbiton, your return to Auckland will be approximately 2.5 hours.

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