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New Zealand Adventure

14 Days • March 23 - April 06, 2024
Explore the great Down Under on an amazing adventure from Auckland to Sydney with instructors Kathy McNeil and Gyleen X. Fitzgerald.

Cruise Pricing

We are pleased to offer a special cruise rate for all passengers aboard the 2024 New Zealand Adventure Quilt Seminar at Sea.

Your Quilt Seminar at Sea includes:

  • Award-winning quilting instructors Gyleen X. Fitzgerald and Kathy McNeil
  • Numerous class choices
  • Fabulous Holland America cruise
  • Autograph party with the instructors
  • Sew & Tell at the Farewell party
  • Challenge Block Contest
  • “Sewcial” events onboard
  • Souvenir Tote Bag

Your cabin

Your cabin will be modern and cheery whether you choose a more economical inside cabin or a room with a view. You can even have your own private balcony if you choose, or a penthouse suite. Each cabin has two lower beds (which can be arranged into a Queen or 2 Twin beds), a TV, safe, refrigerator and bathroom with a shower and/or tub. Cabins which are designed for the physically challenged are also available.

Prices & cabin options

For more information on room types and locations, please refer to the Noordam deck plan.

Room Type Double* Single*
Large Inside
L (Forward/Aft)
J (Midship)
Large Outside
D (Forward/Aft)
C (Midship)
VD (Forward/Aft)
VA (Midship)


SS (Signature Suite)
*SA (Neptune Suite)

*Includes Suite Amenities

Looking for an “All-Inclusive” package for your cruise?
Purchase Holland America’s “Have It All” package for only $50 per person, per day of the cruise. This valuable package includes the Signature Beverage package, Wi-Fi Surf package, 2 Nights of Specialty Dining and a $200 Shore excursion credit per person.
Please note that if this package is selected, ALL persons traveling together in one stateroom must purchase this package. For more details click here.

Rates are per person, cruise only in USD. If you are a single and would like to share a cabin, we can assist you with finding a roommate. The rate for the third person in the cabin is $4,219 for inside cabins, $3,349 for outside cabins and $3,469 for verandah or suite categories. Other cabin categories are also available, including the penthouse suite (call for pricing).

Costs not covered in the cruise price

PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED in the above prices, however, government fees, fuel surcharges, and taxes estimated at $425 per person are additional.

Other items not covered in the cruise cost are kit fees for each class, plus items of a personal nature such as photographs, laundry, massage, as well as shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, sodas, or tipping. Holland America applies a service charge for tipping to your account on board at the rate of at least $16.50 per guest per day. All service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge, so no additional tipping is necessary except for bar drinks and spa services which have “as-you-go” service charges added separately.

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Deposit & final payment

A deposit of $600 per person is needed to guarantee your reservation. ($100 per person is non-refundable). Final payment will be due no later than December 14, 2023. Payments may be made by check (payable to AAA Travel), or by major credit card.


The cruise cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Before 100 days prior to the cruise: $100 per person, non-refundable
  • From 99 days to 61 days prior to the cruise: 50% per person, non-refundable
  • From 60 days to 31 days prior to the cruise: 75% non-refundable
  • There is no refund within 30 days of sailing.

Above cancel fees apply to the cruise portion only. If you have purchased airfare, pre or post cruise accommodations, tours, ground transportation or any other items related to this cruise they may have different cancellation policies than the cruise. Please contact us for details.