Make 2020 your year to explore with incredible deals on the most popular adventure Atlantis has ever offered. Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand on a spectacular cruise ending in Sydney’s famous gay and lesbian Mardi Gras! See more than ever before with five breathtaking destinations in New Zealand, the magic of Tasmania, and the awe-inspiring beauty of Australia’s rugged coasts. Onboard, we’ll thrill you with two continents of entertainment, spectacular outdoor parties, and expert guides throughout your journey.
New Zealand welcomes you in the vibrant harbor city of Auckland, home to the country’s largest gay population. Her picturesque waterfront plays host to tantalizing restaurants, inviting shops and an effortless blend of cosmopolitan charm and natural wonders.
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 scenic countryside and expansive harbor as well as magical scenery from a dozen famous movies.
The dramatic mountain vistas of Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city, bring you in touch with the most “English” city outside of England. And only in Dunedin can you discover ancient castles, fascinating wildlife, and a friendly modern town in the same afternoon.
After all that exploring, two sea days will be a welcome break to recharge and refresh as we head to Tasmania.
Staggering natural beauty meet Australian laid-back charm in Tasmania’s robustly beautiful city of Hobart. From her bustling market to craggy mountain ranges it’s a city of brilliant contrasts, fabulous restaurants, and endless options for exploration.
The unspoiled coast of Eden offers you the perfect introduction to Australia’s laid-back beach culture in ways few tourists can ever imagine. After one final day at sea we’ll take you into glorious Sydney for the perfect arrival into one of the world’s most dramatically beautiful and culturally fascinating places.
Atlantis designed this cruise to arrive just in time for Sydney’s legendary Mardi Gras, a month-long celebration of our community, culminating in a nighttime parade viewed by over 750,000 people. And that’s just the beginning, as the revelry continues to a sensational all-night party for 12,000 featuring superstar talent from around the world.
As an ongoing sponsor of Mardi Gras we’ve been able to perfectly coordinate our schedules. 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. We’ll have priority access to all the top events for Mardi Gras.
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.
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 Grill and Dive-In Café with a wide variety of culinary delights virtually 24 hours a day.
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.
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!
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 historically low fares from $999 and you’ll discover the best gay vacation value we’ve ever offered.
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 together!
Air Special Terms & Conditions
Purchase any balcony stateroom 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.
February 14 to 26, – USD $999.00
The Fun Never Stops
Amazing Spaces. Incredible Places.
Duration: 13 days
Start in: Auckland, New Zealand
End in: Sydney, NSW, Australia
More recently the lush natural scenery around Wellington has been used in a host of feature films, giving the region the nickname “Wellywood”. We’ll offer tours to some of the local highlights.
47 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW
02 8667 3336