Travel prize auction

helloworld Rotorua is extremely proud to offer an amazing Cruise holiday for two people to Norway! – Valued at over $20,000

A trip for 2 to Europe, flying Singapore Airlines to Amsterdam, then embarking on a magnificent 7 night Norwegian Fjord Cruise with Holland America’s brand new ship, Nieuw Statendam! Including 1 night in Singapore (with late check-out) on the way to Amsterdam, a day room in Singapore on the way home, 1 night in Amsterdam pre cruise and 1 night in Amsterdam post cruise, all meals & entertainment on the Cruise (excludes speciality dining) and based in a partially obstructed balcony cabin (Category VH).

 

Departing Venice on the 7th of August 2018 and including all meals on the ship and the chance to extend your European holiday pre or post the Cruise (subject to availability) this is an incredible holiday of a lifetime. Valued at over $20,000!


Itinerary

Day 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Depart. 05:00 PM

Day 2
At Sea

Day 3
Flam, Norway
Arrive 08:00 AM – depart 06:00 PM

Day 4
Stavanger, Norway
Arrive 09:00 AM – depart 06:00 PM

Day 5
Kristiansund, Norway
Arrive 08:00 AM – depart 05:00 PM

Day 6
Oslo, Norway
Arrive 10:00 AM – depart 06:00 PM

Day 7
At Sea

Day 8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arrive 07:00 AM


7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Nieuw Statendam. Holland America Line’s newest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam is preparing to make her debut! A sister ship to ms Koningsdam, this spectacular new vessel combines classic style with contemporary appointments, engaging new experiences and carefully crafted itineraries.

Guests onboard Nieuw Statendam will love her interiors, which feature grand, light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Like her sister ship, Nieuw Statendam offers a world of dining to explore from The Dining Room and specialty restaurants, such as Rudiâs Sel de Mer and Tamarind, to a variety of casual options. Staterooms on Nieuw Statendam offer an elegant retreat.

With welcome modern touches and luxe appointments, they’re designed to accommodate guests who are traveling with family, a companion or solo. Enjoy live music at Music Walk, featuring Lincoln Centre Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club. Experience World Stage, our state-of-the-art theatre. Blend your own wine at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle.


Highlights of this cruise:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    A stop in Amsterdam offers the chance to explore the sights of one of Europe’s most colourful, dynamic and historic cities with a well-earned reputation as a laid-back and inviting place for people of all stripes. Visitors are naturally drawn to the historic city centre where you’ll find some of the world’s top art museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. And at Dam Square, the Amsterdam’s largest public square, you can tour the Royal Palace before continuing to the tourist attractions on the Canal Belt. The iconic network of waterways that surrounds the downtown area offers a picturesque backdrop for sightseeing by bike or canal boat. Be sure to visit the floating Bloemenmarkt to peruse famed Dutch tulips, and take time to wander and window-shop among the narrow lanes of de Jordaan. And you won’t have to look far in Amsterdam to find delicious Dutch treats along the way. Just duck into a cosy brown café to sample a plate of bitterballen with mustard and a beer, and grab a gooey sweet stroopwafel from a street vendor as you stroll.
  • Flam, Norway
    Off the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the larger Sognefjorden in southern Norway, Flam and its surrounding areas a place to stop, gaze and linger. There are no traffic lights; instead the village has an easy pastoral rhythm. Explore the steep-sided fjords and hike through sweeping valleys and meadows, home to grazing sheep. See the frozen-in-time churches and architecture and visit traditional farms where geitost or brown goats-milk cheese is made. There are many ways to take in the majestically beautiful landscapes, some designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many are easily accessible. You have only to pick and choose: Embark on a wildlife-spotting cruise through the fjords’ narrow passageways or go on a kayaking or cycling excursion that passes by gushing waterfalls. The Flam Railway runs on a winding route on sheer slopes that reach up to 863 meters above sea level. Or see the area at true Flam pace, with a simple picnic on the shore.
  • Stavanger, Norway
    Before this port city on Norway’s western coast earned its status as the epicentre of black gold and the extraction of North Sea oil, it was a shipbuilding and fish-canning town. Fuelled by its wealth as one of the world’s top energy capitals, it’s now home to top-notch fusion restaurants and a bustling nightlife that caters to a never-ending influx of expatriates. Amidst this financial boom, though, Stavanger has managed to hold on to its heritage and soul: Archaeological museums and reconstructed settlements pay due reverence to the city’s Viking past. The cobblestoned Old Town is a well-preserved core of white wooden cottages near an Anglo-Norman cathedral, the oldest in Norway. Natural beauty abounds, too, with the nearby Lysefjord and its impressive Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) drawing a steady stream of visitors during the summer
  • Kristiansand, Norway
    The capital of the southern coastal region known as the Norwegian Riviera, Kristiansand has earned the nickname “Summer City” The Gulf Stream keeps temperatures mild and snow to a minimum, so Kristiansand is Norway’s outdoor playground. Even with just a few hours, Kristiansand’s grid layout makes it simple to get around on foot to explore historic sites such as Posebyen (the old town), which dates back to 1631, and former military fortresses and installations. Within the city limits are a number of forested recreational areas, a fish market with harbour views and even a sandy beach. The coastline is dotted with islands, skerries and picturesque fishing villages and farther afield, highlights of the region include Kristiansand Zoo & Amusement Park, the quaint town of Lillesand and Setesdal Mineral Park, with glittering displays of crystals and gems.
  • Oslo, Norway
    Oslo, Norway’s charming capital city, is a vibrant mix of modern architecture and world-class museums dwell alongside 10th-century Viking history, with indigenous Sami culture woven throughout. This cosmopolitan centre, with its coveted quality of life, caters to every interest from history buffs and literary types to students of modern Nordic design and aspiring arctic adventurers. Choose the Oslo you want to visit. Take in the much-talked-about Opera House, with its otherworldly angles, or trace the steps of Nobel Peace Prize laureates and literary masters like Henrik Ibsen. Journey to the Bygdøy peninsula to absorb Nordic culture at the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum and the Folk Museum. Savour fine restaurants and luxury boutiques along the Aker Brygge waterfront, or dive into the eclectic neighbourhood of Grünerløkka for vintage shops, microbreweries and corner cafes. In Oslo, the peace and repose of the great outdoors can be found just minutes away from the city centre. The city is framed by the 100-kilometer-long Oslo fjord and surrounded by rolling hills, vast parks and lush forests, which means that the pure pleasures of nature are easily accessible.

  • Terms and Conditions:
    Prize based on departing Auckland on Thursday 15 August 2019, including 1 night and late check out in Singapore, arriving Amsterdam on Saturday 17 August 2019.
  • Prize also includes 1 night in Amsterdam on 17 August 2019.
  • Cruise departs Amsterdam on Sunday 18 August 2019 and returns to Amsterdam on Sunday 25 August 2019.
  • Prize includes 1 night in Amsterdam on Sunday 25 August and flight from Amsterdam to Singapore is based on departing Monday 26 August, arriving Tuesday 27 August.
  • Prize includes day room at Singapore Airport Hotel (Changi Village) and flight from Singapore to Auckland departs on Tuesday 27 August 2019, arriving Auckland Wednesday 28 August 2019.
  • Prize is based on Economy class airfares ex Auckland on Singapore Airlines and includes Airport taxes.
  • Upgrades to Premium Economy and Business Class available for a surcharge. Ability to fly to and from Amsterdam on different dates will be subject to availability and any surcharges.
  • Ability to fly into or out of any other Singapore Airlines European destination is an option but subject to availability, additional taxes/surcharges and is not guaranteed.
  • Ability to upgrade Cabin on Holland America cruise from Category VH Obstructed Veranda Cabin to a higher category is available at a surcharge.
  • Prize package is not able to be split apart.
  • Prize package does not include Travel Insurance, any transfers, any meals (except for the Cruise), any alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages, any sightseeing or any items of a personal nature.
  • Passports and Visas are the responsibility of the Prize winner.
  • Prize is non-transferrable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged in any way.
  • Prize winner agrees to publicity by helloworld, Holland America and Singapore Airlines.
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